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This is an index of issues of Coin News. It currently lists some of the more interesting articles that have appeared.

Coin News is still in publication. It is published 12 months a year and can be purchased online from https://www.tokenpublishing.com/coins.

June 2018 (Volume 55 Number 6)
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A very rare Victorian 1887 gold two-pound variation
August 2018 (Volume 55 Number 8)
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A fresh look at a rare variety 1887 two pound varieties
January 2019 (Volume 56 Number 1)
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The 1918 Perth Half-Sovereign - Part I
February 2019 (Volume 56 Number 2)
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The 1918 Perth Half-Sovereign - Part 2
April 2019 (Volume 56 Number 4)
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Mystery Issues: The rare George V Pennies of 1922-26
May 2019 (Volume 56 Number 5)
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A legend at auction 1952 proof penny
The Victorian Era remembered: A numismatic journey celebrates the bicentenary of the birth of Queen Victoria
The coins of British Malaya Part 1
The Sovereigns of Queen Victoria from 1855 to 1859
June 2019 (Volume 56 Number 6)
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The coins of British Malaya Part 2
The Sovereigns of Queen Victoria from 1860 to 1863
July 2019 (Volume 56 Number 7)
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The Sovereigns of Queen Victoria from 1863 to 1874
All Change... For The New Bronze Age
August 2019 (Volume 56 Number 8)
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The great British recoinage of 1816
The Sovereigns of Queen Victoria from 1838 to 1860 Listing of varieties, mintages and Marsh rarity ratings
The Copper To Bronze Switch: 1860-1870
September 2019 (Volume 56 Number 9)
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The Great Plane Robbery Specimen banknote sets issued to TAA employees for assistance in preventing mid-air banknote heists in 1982
A Guide to the Guinea 1663 to 1813 Part 2 James II
The Sovereigns of Queen Victoria from 1861 to 1874 Listing of varieties, mintages and Marsh rarity ratings
Postage Stamps as Currency Usage of postage stamps as currency in 19th Century Great Britain and United States of America
October 2019 (Volume 56 Number 10)
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Australian 1916 Mule Halfpenny Discovered New example of 1916 mule halfpenny found
Coins of Balas the Usurper
A Guide to the Guinea, 1663 to 1813 Part 3: William and Mary
David Dale and Robert Owen: their contribution to the economic history of Scotland
The Sovereigns of Queen Victoria - Shield Reverse Sovereigns from 1871-87 - the Melbourne and Sydney mints
The 1927 Melbourne Sovereign - the coin that never was
November 2019 (Volume 56 Number 11)
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A Guide to the Guinea, 1663 to 1813 Part 4: William III
The Sovereigns of Queen Victoria - The Young Head St George & Dragon Reverse Sovereign 1871-87
The SS Elingamite and its treasure
December 2019 (Volume 56 Number 12)
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Christmas presents from the Mint - the 1927 Proof Set
Finding dates on Greek coins
First gold sovereign struck in Rome
A Guide to the Guinea, 1663 to 1813 Part 5: Queen Anne
The Sovereigns of Queen Victoria - The Young Head St George & Dragon Reverse Sovereign 1871-87 The Sydney and Melbourne Branch Mints
Two new dates discovered for Hong Kong - 50 Cents 1963 and 5 Cents 1965 H
January 2020 (Volume 57 Number 1)
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A Guide to the Guinea, 1663 to 1813 Part 6: George I
The Sovereigns of Queen Victoria - The sovereigns of the RMS Douro
February 2020 (Volume 57 Number 2)
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QANTAS turn 100 Australian coins commemorating centenary of QANTAS
Year of the Rat Coins for the Year of the Rat
A Guide to the Guinea, 1663 to 1813 Part 7: George II
The Sovereigns of Queen Victoria - The Jubilee Head St George & Dragon reverse 1887–93
Newton at the Mint - Warden
March 2020 (Volume 57 Number 3)
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Ferracute Chinese Patterns take $1,020,000 Australian coins commemorating centenary of QANTAS
Year of the Rat Gold, Silver, Platinum mark Year of Metal Rat: Part Two Coins for the Year of the Rat
A Guide to the Guinea, 1663 to 1813 Part 8: George III
The Sovereigns of Queen Victoria - The "Old", "Widow" or "Veiled" Head St George & Dragon reverse 1893-1901
Newton at the Mint - Master
1882 Melbourne Half Sovereign - The Sixth Head
April 2020 (Volume 57 Number 4)
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The Trial of the Pyx 2020
A Guide to the Guinea, 1663 to 1813 Part 9: George III - Proof, Pattern and Trial guineas
PEI Holey Dollars at Regina Show Prince Edward Island holey dollars
The Sovereigns of King Edward VII - 1901-10
Percy Metcalfe and the Turkish connection
May 2020 (Volume 57 Number 5)
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Marvellous Mule 1994 300 Years of Bank of England two pound mule
A Guide to the Lord Mahon Pattern Guineas 1781 and 1782
The Sovereigns of King George V - 1911-32 Part 1 - London
1948 Pattern Rupee Emerges after four decades in Ottawa bank vault Republic of India 1948 pattern rupee by Patrick Brindley
June 2020 (Volume 57 Number 6)
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Birmingham Assay Office Auctions Part of its Library
The Sovereigns of King George V - Part 2 - Coins struck at the branch mints in Canada and India, 1911-1919
Georgian Copper Coins Copper coins of George I, George II, George III and George IV
Bright New Pennies: The penny in the middle of the 20th century Copper coins of George I, George II, George III and George IV
July 2020 (Volume 57 Number 7)
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Britain's Enigmatic Double Florin Reasons for the introduction of the double florin in 1887
The Sovereigns of King George V - Part 3 - Coins struck at the Australian branch mints, 1911-1932
Khartoum's siege currency
August 2020 (Volume 57 Number 8)
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Heritage Sells PCGS Registry Caranett Collection
Egypt 1917: Sultans, Silver and Secret Marks Varieties of British protectorate Egyptian coins
Anomalies of the Half Crown The half crown denomination throughout the British Empire
The Sovereigns of King George V - Part 4 - Coins struck at the branch mints of Perth, 1925-1931 and Pretoria, 1923-1932
Fiji's illicit World War II currency revisited
September 2020 (Volume 57 Number 9)
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The English Coinage from Cnut to Harold II
Gold Issues Track Hundred Years' War
The Last Irish Coinage of Elizabeth I
John Croker
The Sovereigns of King George V - Part 5 Mintages and values
The Quarter dollar United States quarter dollar
October 2020 (Volume 57 Number 10)
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Caranett Collection Sale III
Tenino City Issues Wooden $25s
The end of the halfcrown and halfpenny
Against the odds: New Zealand detector-found coins sells for $30,000 1855 Sydney half sovereign
Dolphins on ancient coins
John Sigismund Tanner
The Sovereigns of HM Queen Elizabeth II - Part 1 Currency Sovereigns 1957-2010 Mintages and values
Dual denominations on coins
Scatter Risk and Special Markings
The story behind the creation of the Irish Wartime "War Code" banknote issues 1940-44