Thursday, September 20, 2018

Canada 50 cents 2018 - Bicentennial of the 49th parallel

New CuNi commemorative in specimen finish (sold only as part of the UNC set):

"Bicentennial of the 49th Parallel"

In many hearts and minds, the 49th parallel is where Canada begins. The circulation set is a celebration of the 200th anniversary of the 49th parallel, the famous border between Canada and the United States of America. It includes all the circulation coins in 2018 as well as features an exclusive piece: a glow-in-the-dark 50-cent coin.



(news by Pabitra Saha)

LINK: Royal Canadian Mint

Portugal 5 euro 2018 - The Four-Leaf Clover

New CuNi commemorative:

"The Four-Leaf Clover"



LINK: Portugal Mint

Transnistria 25 roubles 2017 - Figure Skating

New commemorative:

"XXIII Winter Olympic Games - Figure Skating"



LINK: Trans-Dniester Republican Bank

Transnistria 1 rouble 2018 - Canoeing

New commemorative:

"Sports series: Canoeing"



SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: Nickel plated steel
Weight: 4.65 g
Diameter: 22.00 mm


(image from eBay seller vasid2009)

LINK: Trans-Dniester Republican Bank

Transnistria 1 rouble 2018 - Sturgeon

New commemorative:

"Red book series: Sturgeon"



SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: Nickel plated steel
Weight: 4.65 g
Diameter: 22.00 mm


(image from eBay seller vasid2009)

LINK: Trans-Dniester Republican Bank

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

United Kingdom 50 pence 2018 - Paddington

New circulation and collectors' commemorative types:

The Royal Mint issued a new two-part 50 pence coin series commemorating the 60th anniversary of the books of Paddington Bear. Both designs are available normal loose, in a folder, but also in gold proof and colored silver proof. Designer of the coins is David Knapton.

"...at the station"



"...at the Buckingham Palace"



(news by Peter Kaminsky)

LINK: British Royal Mint

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Austria 3 euro 2018 - The Owl

New CuNi dark-glowing commemorative:

"Colourful Creatures - The Owl"



(news and images from www.numismatica-visual.es)

LINK: Austrian Mint

Austria 10 euro 2018 - Uriel – The Illuminating Angel

New copper and silver collectors' items:

"Guardian Angels collection: Uriel – The Illuminating Angel"



LINK: Austrian Mint

Kazakhstan 100 tenge 2018 - Suyіnshі

New commemorative:

'National games and customs: Suyіnshі'

Suyіnshі is a custom according to which a traveller or any other person who brought home some good news receives a valuable gift from the owners in gratitude. Sometimes before telling good news a person says 'Suyunshi' or 'What would you give me for a Suyinshi?', thus implying that he or she has something great to tell.



(news from www.numismatica-visual.es and Pabitra Saha)

LINK: National Bank of Kazakhstan

Finland 2 euro 2018 - Finnish Sauna Culture

New bimetallic commemorative:

"Finnish Sauna Culture"



SPECIFICATIONS
External ring: CuNi
Center disc: 3 layers, Ni-Brass, Ni, Ni-brass
Diameter: 25.75 mm
Width: 2.20 mm
Weight: 8.50 g


(image taken from Mint of Finland)

Link: Mint of Finland