Thursday, November 27, 2014

Kazakhstan 500 tenge 2015 - Year of the Goat

New silver and gold collectors' issues:

'Year of the Goat'



(news and image by Eduard Khan)

You can find this coin and many others at: Eduard's eBay store

Kazakhstan 500 tenge 2014 - Mother

New silver collectors issue:

'From heart to Heart series: Mother'



(news and image by Eduard Khan)

You can find this coin and many others at: Eduard's eBay store

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Bermuda 25 cents 2014 - Whistling Frog

New collectors' issues:

'Bermuda's 2009 Banknotes Series 4th issue (of six): Whistling Frog'



Closer image:



(news and image by Alexey Malykh)

SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: CuNi
Weight: 28.28 g
Diameter: 36.61 mm
Mintage: 2,000


Silver and gold issues have been minted, too:



LINK: Bermuda Monetary Authority

Russia 5 roubles 2014 - The Vistula–Oder Operation

New circulating commemorative:

"The Great Patriotic War of 1941-1945: The Vistula–Oder Operation"



(news by Taigawirbel and Taneli Perätalo)

LINK: Bank of Russia

Russia 5 roubles 2014 - The Budapest Operation

New circulating commemorative:

"The Great Patriotic War of 1941-1945: The Budapest Operation"



(news by Taigawirbel and Taneli Perätalo)

LINK: Bank of Russia

Russia 5 roubles 2014 - The Operation for the Liberation of Karelia and Arctic

New circulating commemorative:

"The Great Patriotic War of 1941-1945: The Operation for the Liberation of Karelia and Arctic"



(news by Taigawirbel and Taneli Perätalo)

LINK: Bank of Russia

Russia 5 roubles 2014 - The Baltic Operation

New circulating commemorative:

"The Great Patriotic War of 1941-1945: The Baltic Operation"



(news by Taigawirbel and Taneli Perätalo)

LINK: Bank of Russia

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Belarus 1 & 10 roubles 2014 - The Cuckoo

New CuNi and Silver commemoratives:

'Environmental protection: The Cuckoo'



SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: CuNi
Weight: 13.16 g
Diameter: 32.00 mm
Mintage: 4,000
Mint: Kazakhstan Mint
Artist: A. Novoselov


A silver 10 roubles coin is available also.

(news and image from Egon Conti)

LINK: National Bank of the Republic of Belarus

Argentina 5 pesos 2014 - El Payador

New collectors issue:

'El Payador'



(news and image by Pabitra Saha)

South Korea 1000 won 2014 - 17th Asian Games in Incheon

New commemorative:

'17th Asian Games in Incheon'



(news and image by Egon Conti)

SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: Nordic gold
Weight: 26.00 g
Diameter: 40.00 mm
Mintage: 8,500


Silver and gold commemorative coins have been minted, too.

LINK: Bank of Korea

Friday, November 21, 2014

Bulgaria 2 leva 2015 - Proposed design for new denomination

New bimetallic circulation denomination:



(news and image by Pabitra Saha)

Turkey 20 lira 2014 - Women's World Basketball Championship

New collectors issue:

'FIBA Women's World Basketball Championship'



(news and image by Pabitra Saha)

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Sri Lanka 10 rupees 2013 - Districts series

New circulating commemoratives:

The Central Bank of Sri Lanka has issued a series of 25 coins of 10 ruppees celebrating each of the 25 districts of Sri Lanka in the 9 provinces. The coins have been minted by the Slovak Kremnica Mint.

Northern Province: Jaffna, Kilinochchi, Mannar, Mullaitivu, Vavuniya



North Western Province: Puttalam, Kurunegala
Western Province: Gampaha, Colombo, Kalutara



North Central Province: Anuradhapura, Polonnaruwa
Central Province: Matale, Kandy, Nuwara Eliya



Sabaragamuwa Province: Kegalle, Ratnapura
Eastern Province: Trincomalee, Batticaloa, Ampara



Uva Province: Badulla, Monaragala
Southern Province: Hambantota, Matara, Galle



(news from Shamik Biswas, Pabitra Saha and Dilminidu Samarasekara)
(images from Dr Kavan Ratnatunga at his great site coins.lakdiva.org)

Cyprus 5 euro 2014 - Costas Montis

New silver collectors issue:

'100th anniversary of the birth and 10th anniversary of the death of Costas Montis'



(news and image by Pabitra Saha)

Spain 1 & 2 euro 2015 - King Felipe VI

New bimetallic circulating types:

The circulation coins of 1 and 2 euros from 2015 on, will bear the effigy of King Felipe VI:



(news and coin image from www.numismatica-visual.es)

Monday, November 17, 2014

China 10 yuan 2014 - Lunar Exploration Program

New silver collector's issue:

'Chinese Lunar Exploration Program'



(news and image by Pabitra Saha)

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Oman 1 rial 2014 - 44th National Day

New silver commemorative:

In celebration of the 44th National Day of the Sultanate, the Central Bank of Oman has issued a silver commemorative coin depicting an image of the Oman Council's Building.



(news from Pabitra Saha)

SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: 0.999 silver
Diameter: 38.61 mm
Weight: 28.28 g


LINK: Central Bank of Oman

Spain 2 euro 2015 - Altamira Cave

New bimetallic circulating commemorative:

'Altamira Cave'



Real image of the coin (courtesy of Gijs Vlothuizen):



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


Malaysia 1 ringgit 2014 - Taman Negara

New commemoratives:

'75th Anniversary of Taman Negara'

Taman Negara is Malaysia's premier national park and is a popular ecotourism destination. The park is also one of the oldest tropical rainforests in the world and known to be the habitat for about 150 species of mammals, 53 species of fish, 479 species of birds and more than 3,000 species of plants.



1 RM SPECIFICATIONS
Alloy: Nordic Gold: Cu89 Zn5 Al5 Sn1
Diameter (mm): 30.00 mm
Weight: 8.50 g
Shape: Round with milled edge
Mintage: 25,000


A 10 RM silver and a 100 RM gold coin have been minted also.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Latvia 5 euro 2014 - Coin of the Seasons

New silver collectors issue:

'Coin of the Seasons'



(news by Pabitra Saha)

SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: Silver .925
Diameter: 35.00 mm
Weight: 22.00 g
Mint: Koninklijke Nederlandse Munt (the Netherlands)
Artists: Arvids Priedite (graphic design) and Ligita Franckevica (plaster model)


LINK: Bank of Latvia

Japan 500 yen 2015 - Fukuoka, Tokushima & Yamaguchi

New bimetallic commemoratives:

'Japan prefectures: Fukuoka, Tokushima & Yamaguchi'



The prefectures coins released or planned so far:

2008 - Hokkaido, Kyoto & Shimane
2009 - Nagano
2009 - Niigata
2009 - Ibaraki & Nara
2010 - Kochi, Gifu & Fukui
2011 - Aichi, Aomori & Saga
2011 - Kumamoto, Tottori & Toyama
2011 - Akita, Iwate & Shiga
2012 - Okinawa, Kanagawa & Miyazaki
2012 - Oita, Tochigi & Hyogo
2013 - Miyagi, Hiroshima & Gunma
2013 - Kagoshima, Okayama, Shizuoka & Yamanashi
2014 - Yamagata, Mie & Ehime
2014 - Ishikawa, Kagawa & Saitama

LINK: Japan Mint

Turkey 20 lira 2014 - Afife Jale

New collectors issue:

'Famous Turkish women series: Afife Jale'

Afife Jale (1902-1941) was a Turkish stage actress, best known as the first Muslim theatre actress in Turkey.



(news and image by Pabitra Saha)

United Kingdom 2 pounds 2015 - Magna Carta

New bimetallic circulating commemorative:

'800th Anniversary of Magna Carta'



(news by Mark Allen and Pabitra Saha)

LINK: British Royal Mint

United Kingdom 5 pounds 2015 - Sir Winston Churchill

New commemorative:

'50th Anniversary of the Death of Sir Winston Churchill'



(news by Mark Allen and Pabitra Saha)

LINK: British Royal Mint

United Kingdom 50 pence 2015 - Battle of Britain

New circulating commemorative:

'75th Anniversary of the Battle of Britain'



(news by Mark Allen and Pabitra Saha)

LINK: British Royal Mint

Monday, November 10, 2014

Thailand 20 baht 2013 - 120th Birth Anniversary of King Rama VII

New CuNi, silver and gold commemoratives:

'120th Birth Anniversary of King Rama VII'



(news by Pabitra Saha and Sesthawich Wongwiwat)
(image by Sesthawich Wongwiwat)

SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: CuNi
Diameter: 32.00 mm
Weight: 15.00 g
Mintage: 400 000


Proof silver and gold coins have been minted too.

Friday, November 7, 2014

Turkey 20 lira 2014 - Matrakçi Nasuh

New collectors issue:

'450th Anniversary of the death of Matrakçi Nasuh'

Matrakçi Nasuh was a 16th-century Ottoman polymath, mathematician, teacher, historian, geographer, cartographer, swordmaster, navigator, inventor, painter, farmer, and miniaturist.



(news and image by Pabitra Saha)

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Russia 10 roubles 2014 - Kolpino

New circulating commemorative:

"Cities of military glory: Kolpino"



(news by Taigawirbel)

LINK: Bank of Russia

Switzerland 10 francs 2015 - Descent from Alpine pastures

New bimetallic commemorative:

'Descent from Alpine pastures'



(news and image by Egon Conti Rossini)

LINK: Swiss Mint

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Fiji 2 dollars 2014 - Redesigned type

The Reserve Bank of Fiji has decided to mint a new coin of 2 dollars after the public complaints of people regarding the 2012 issue, since it was difficult to distinguish between the existing $2 and $1 coins.

The new $2 coin is slightly larger and thicker than the existing coin. Besides the size and weight, another differentiating factor of the new coin is the Spanish Flower (inside cut) edge.

The new coin has been supplied by The Royal Canadian Mint, is made of Multi-ply Bronze Plated Steel instead of the Multi-ply Brass Plated Steel of the existing coin:



Another picture:



With the introduction of the new $2 coin from 3 November 2014, the public is encouraged to start returning the existing $2 coins to a bank branch nearest to them before 31 December 2014. All existing $2 coins received back from circulation will be returned to the suppliers for destruction.

(news and images from Pabitra Saha)

SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: Multi-ply Bronze plated Steel
Weight: 7.85 g
Diameter: 26.00 mm
Thickness: 2.25 mm
Shape: round
Edge: Plain, with Spanish Flower (inside cut)


LINK: Reserve Bank of Fiji
LINK: Spanish Flower coin edge