Tuesday, February 9, 2016

France 2 euro 2016 - UEFA Euro Cup

New bimetallic circulating commemorative:

'UEFA Euro Cup 2016 - France'



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


Turkey 1 lira 2016 - Dormouse and Jerboa

Two new fauna bimetallics by the Turkish Mint:

'Dormouse and Jerboa'

The dormouse is a rodent of the family Gliridae. Dormice are mostly found in Europe, although some live in Africa and Asia. They are particularly known for their long periods of hibernation.

The jerboa forms the bulk of the membership of the family Dipodidae. Jerboas are hopping desert rodents found throughout Northern Africa and Asia east to northern China and Manchuria. They tend to live in hot deserts.



(news by Gijs Vlothuizen, Wolfgang Schuster, Jo Hoogeveen, Jacek Stacel, Johann Siemens and Egon Conti)
(information taken from the Wikipedia)

Monday, February 8, 2016

Egypt 50 piastres 2015 - Suez Canal

New circulating commemorative:

"Suez Canal"



(image from Gijs Vlothuizen)
(news by Gijs Vlothuizen, Jo Hoogeveen, Wolfgang Schuster, Egon Conti and Pabitra Saha)

Friday, February 5, 2016

India 10 rupees 2015 - Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar

New circulating bimetallic:

"Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar"



(news and image by Shabbir Disawala)

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Transnistria 1 rouble 2016 - Aquarius

New commemorative:

"The Zodiac: Aquarius"



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


(news by Jo Hoogeveen)

LINK: Trans-Dniester Republican Bank

Finland 5 euro 2016 - Sports: Ski Jumping

New bimetallic commemorative:

"Sports Finnish people love" series: Ski Jumping



SPECIFICATIONS
Core composition: CuNi
Ring composition: Nordic Gold
Diameter: 27.25 mm
Weight: 9.80 g
Designer: Nora Tapper
Mintage 10,000 (proof) and 50,000 (unc)
Issue date: 1st march


Link: Mint of Finland

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Turkey 1 kurus 2015 - The Great Turkish Nations

The Turkish State Mint will release a collection of 16 coins:

"The Great Turkish Nations"



Specifications:



(news and image by Johann Siemens and Jo Hoogeveen)