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Monthly Archives: January 2015

American Eagles and Miss Liberty in competition on American bullion coins

The new designs for US American Eagle platinum proof bullion coins of 2015-16 were released in October 2014.  Personally I’m more in favour of the eagle than I am of Miss Liberty – (who has a figure like that naturally?) The question then was posed whether these are real coins to spend or just for collectors with […]

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From small beginnings: collecting Scottish tokens

A halfpenny.  Just a common old Edinburgh halfpenny given to a child.  From such modest beginnings grew a great national collection.  Andrew Macmillan has been collecting Scottish tokens for some 50 years.  It all started with the halfpenny from his home town, Edinburgh, bearing St Andrew and his cross with the famous devise Nemo me […]

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