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Spink Slates BoE 1797 £1 #2

On Thursday, Oct. 10, Spink UK will offer Part II of the remarkable Lou Manzi and A. J. Simms Collections of British Banknotes. One note says it all as regards to the significance of Manzi’s holdings: Bank of England (BoE) … Continue reading

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The Failure Of The 1960s London Gold Pool

In July 1944, close to the end of World War Two, delegates from 44 allied nations gathered in Bretton Woods, New Hampshire to recreate an international financial system and establish regulations for it. Two entities were founded in this meeting—the … Continue reading

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BoE £100 Realizes $82,339

Spink’s sale of the remarkable Lou Manzi and A.J. Simms collections of banknotes was held in London on May 9. It has been a while since such a considerable number of rare and high-grade British notes have appeared on the … Continue reading

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BoE Rarities Rule DNW Paper Results

Results from Dix Noonan Webb’s sale of British notes in late March were dominated by Bank of England rarities. There is nothing remarkable in this. Certainly, collectors of Scottish and private banks’ issue expect their moment in the sun from … Continue reading

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Spink slates BoE 1797 £1 #2

All those interested in British paper need to put a large red circle around Thursday, May 9. On that day Spink UK will offer two collections that epitomize the very best of English banknote collecting: those of Lou Manzi and … Continue reading

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British Royal Mint commemoratives thrive

Perhaps the number of coins needed in circulation is declining, but as this proves to be true, the British Royal Mint is using its otherwise unused capacity to increase the number of commemorative coins it produces. There has been a … Continue reading

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British penny finds some defenders

Could the credit card be making the British penny irrelevant? According to a Bank of England analysis of the lowly denomination, the answer is yes. The bank also noted there has also been a decline in the number of items … Continue reading

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