Thursday, December 13, 2018

USA 1 dollar 2018 - American Innovation

New circulating type:

"American Innovation Program introductory coin"

The new 15-year initiative honors innovators and innovations from each state, the District of Columbia, and the five USA territories (Puerto Rico, Guam, American Samoa, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands). The United States Mint American Innovation $1 Coin Program will run from 2018 through 2032.



LINK: The United States Mint

(information and image by Nicolas Quentin)

SPECIFICATIONS
Alloy: Nordic gold
Weight: 8.10 g
Diameter: 26.50 mm


China 10 yuan 2019 - Year of the Pig

New circulating bimetallic commemorative to be issued by the end of january:

10 yuan: 2019 - Year of the Pig



(news from Pabitra Saha)

Romania 50 bani 2018 - Centenary of the Great Union of 1918

New circulating commemorative:

"100 years since the Great Union of 1918"



SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: brass (CuZnNi)
Diameter: 23.75 mm
Weight: 6.10 g
Mintage: 1 million


A proof version of the 50 bani circulation type exists also. Silver (10 lei) and gold (500 lei) collectors' issues were released as well.

(news from Aurelian Vasile and Pabitra Saha)

LINK: Romania National Bank

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Portugal 7,5 euro 2018 - Eduardo Souto Moura

New CuNi commemorative:

"Portuguese architecture: Eduardo Souto Moura"



SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: CuNi
Weight: 13.00 g
Diameter: 33.00 mm
Mintage: 60 000
Artist: Álvaro Siza


A silver issue has also been minted.

LINK: Portugal Mint

Kenya 2018 - New circulating coin family

Four new beautiful fauna coin types have been issued for circulation:



Real image, for size comparison:



(news by Aidan Work and Pabitra Saha)
(imnages by Fran Pascual)

LINK: Central Bank of Kenya

Moldova 10 lei 2018 - 25 years of National Currency

New bimetallic circulating commemorative:

"25th anniversary of National Currency"



(news and images by Pabitra Saha and Wolfgang Schuster)

LINK: National Bank of Moldova

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Pakistan 50 rupees 2018 - International Anti Corruption Day

New circulating commemorative:

"International Anti Corruption Day"



(image from Aidan Work)
(news from Aidan Work and Pabitra Saha)

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Peru 1 sol 2018 - First coin minted at the Lima Mint

New silver commemorative:

"First coin minted at the Lima Mint"



(news and image by David Velarde)

LINK: Peru Central Bank

Friday, November 23, 2018

China 10 yuan 2018 - 40 years of Reform and Development

New circulating bimetallic commemorative:

40 years of Reform and Development



(news and image by Pabitra Saha)

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Georgia 5 lari 2018 - Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University

New silver commemorative:

"100th Anniversary of the Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University"



LINK: National Bank of Georgia

SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: Silver .925
Weight: 15.50 g
Diameter: 33.00 mm
Designer: Nino Gongadze
Mint: FNMT-RCM (Mint of Spain)
Mintage: 1,500