Thursday, May 5, 2016

Australia 2016 new set - 50th anniversary of decimal currency

New circulating commemoratives:

"50th anniversary of decimal currency"

All the 6 denominations were issued in a collectors set. Also, right now these 4 are available in UNC bags:



The 5 cents type:



The 10 cents type:



The 20 cents type:



The 50 cents type:



The 1 & 2 dollar coins will be issued in UNC bags later this year. The 1 dollar type:



The 2 dollars type:



(news and image by Jo Hoogeveen, Peter Kaminsky, Egon Conti and Pabitra Saha)

LINK: Royal Australian Mint

Greece 10 euro 2016 - Democritus

New silver commemorative:

"Greek culture - Philosopher: Democritus"



(news and image from Pabitra Saha)

Portugal 2,5 euro 2016 - Money Museum

New CuNi commemorative:

"Money Museum"



SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: CuNi
Weight: 10.00 g
Diameter: 28.00 mm
Mintage: 100 000
Artist: Charters de Almeida


(news by Pabitra Saha)

LINK: Portugal Mint

Finland 5 euro 2016 - Sports: Football

New bimetallic commemorative:

"Sports Finnish people love" series: Football



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: 2nd june


(news by Pabitra Saha)

Link: Mint of Finland

Lithuania 2 euro 2016 - Baltic Culture

New bimetallic circulating commemorative:

"Baltic 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


(news by Pabitra Saha)

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Portugal 5 euro 2016 - Modernism

New CuNi commemorative:

"Europen Silver Programme: Modernism"



SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: CuNi
Weight: 10.00 g
Diameter: 30.00 mm
Mintage: 100 000
Artist: Rui Vasquez


(news by Pabitra Saha)

LINK: Portugal Mint

Portugal 2 euro 2016 - Portuguese Olympic Team for Rio 2016

New bimetallic circulating commemorative:

"Portuguese Olympic Team for Rio 2016"



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
Mintage: 650 000
Artists: Luc Luycx and Joana Vasconcelos


LINK: Portugal Mint