Friday, January 31, 2014

Finland 10 & 20 euros 2014 - Tove Jansson

New silver collectors issues:

'Centenary of the birth of Tove Jansson'

Tove Marika Jansson (1914-2001) was a Finnish novelist, painter, illustrator and comic strip author. For her contribution as a children's writer she received the Hans Christian Andersen Medal in 1966.



SPECIFICATIONS
Material: Silver .925 (20€) and .500 (10€)
Diameter: 38.60 mm (20€) and 28,5 mm (10€)
Weight: 25.50 g (20€) and 10 g (10€)
Designer: Jarkko Roth
Mintage: 5,000 (20€) and 25,000 (10€)


LINK: Bank of Finland
LINK: Mint of Finland

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Slovakia 10 euros 2014 - Jozef Murgas

New silver commemorative:

'150th anniversary of the birth of Jozef Murgas'

Jozef Murgas (1864-1929) was a Slovak inventor, architect, botanist, painter, patriot, and Roman Catholic priest. He contributed to wireless telegraphy and help develop mobile communications and wireless transmission of information and human voice.



(biographical data from Wikipedia)

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Ukraine 5 hryvnia 2014 - Year of the Horse

New silver low mintage commemorative:

'Year of the Horse'



(news from Pabitra Saha)

SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: Silver
Weight: 15.55 g
Diameter: 33.00 mm
Mintage: 25 000


LINK: National Bank of Ukraine

Portugal 2,5 euros 2014 - 20th Football World Cup in Brazil

New CuNi commemorative:

'20th Football World Cup in Brazil'



Gold and silver proof coins with same design are also available.

SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: CuNi
Weight: 10.00 g
Diameter: 22.00 mm
Mintage: 100 000
Artist: Hugo Maciel


(news by Pabitra Saha)

LINK: Portugal Mint

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Vatican 2014 - Pope Francis euro designs

The designs for the new Vatican euro coins are ready. They will show the portraits of 'Pope Francis':

(of course the center/ring compositions of the 1 euro is wrong in the picture, it should be as always)



(news by Lemovix)

Monday, January 27, 2014

Russia 10 roubles 2014 - Penza Oblast

New circulating bimetallic commemorative:

'Russian regions: Penza Oblast'



(news by Taneli Perätalo)

LINK: Bank of Russia

Bulgaria 2 leva 2013 - Apostol Karamitev

New copper collector's issue:

'90 years since the birth of Apostol Karamitev'

Apostol Milev Karamitev (1923–1973) was a Bulgarian actor, popular throughout the 1960s.



(news and image by Pabitra Saha)

LINK: Bulgarian National Bank

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Tanzania 50,000 shilingi 2014 - 50th anniversary of the Zanzibar Revolution

New silver commemorative:

'50th anniversary of Zanzibar Revolution'



The Bank of Tanzania has issued a 50,000 shilingi commemorative coin to mark the 50th anniversary of the Zanzibar Revolution (January 12th 1964). It is a 92.50 per cent silver proof coin that will not be used as legal tender. The coin has been issued in limited quantity, just 3,000 pieces.

The coin displays the portrait of Sheikh Abeid Amani Karume on its obverse side, encircled with the inscription "The First President of Zanzibar and Chairman of the Revolutionary Council", while on the reverse side it displays the Coat of Arms of the Revolutionary Government of Zanzibar.

(news by Murtaza Karimjee)
(image from eBay seller kilimanjaro1208)

You can order this coin from my friend Murtaza Karimjee.

LINK: Bank of Tanzania

Switzerland 20 francs 2014 - Swiss Aviation Patrol

New silver commemorative:

'Swiss Aviation Patrol'



(news and scan by Egon Conti)

LINK: Swiss Mint

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Off-topic: Handbook of Current Circulating Coins of the World

My friend (and one of the main news providers for my blog) Pabitra Saha has released his latest version (August 2013) of his great work "Handbook of Current Circulating Coins of the World":



It is a coloured images book in A4 size with 160 pages of high grade art paper and weighs 835 grams:



This book is the result of Pabitra's notes being printed for the members of his Numismatics Club, but remaining extra copies are offered for sale for anyone who may be interested. You can contact Pabitra directly in his email address "pksaha000@yahoo.co.uk" for price and conditions.

Some other pages photos:







You can download higher resolution images of these sample pics from: HIGH-RES SAMPLES

Friday, January 24, 2014

Turkey 1 lira 2014 - Byerley Turk horse and Anatolian eagle

Two new fauna bimetallics by the Turkish Mint:

'Byerley Turk horse and Anatolian eagle'



(news and image by Pabitra Saha and Gijs Vlothuizen)

Cayman Islands 5 dollars 2013 - National Heroes Day

New low mintage silver commemorative:

'National Heroes Day'



SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: Silver .925
Weight: 28.28 g
Diameter: 38.61 mm
Artist: Kara Coe
Mintage: 200


(news by Pabitra Saha)

LINK: Cayman Islands Monetary Authority

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Australia 20 cents 2014 - Comforts Fund

New commemorative:

'Australia remembers series: Australian Comforts Fund'



SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: CuNi
Weight: 11.30 g
Diameter: 28.52 mm
Edge: plain


(news by Peter Kaminsky)

LINK: Royal Australian Mint

Monday, January 20, 2014

Bahamas 25 cents 2007 - New design

New circulating type:



(news by Wolfgang Schuster)
(image from eBay seller heer2k)

You can order this coin from Hendrik Ermer (ermer@muenster.de) or from his eBay offers at www.ebay.com/usr/heer2k

LINK: Central Bank of the Bahamas

Friday, January 17, 2014

Gibraltar 10 pence 2013 - New type

New circulating type:



(information and image by Andrew G)

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Malaysia 1 ringgit 2013 - Malaysian Armed Forces

New commemorative:



(information and images by Pabitra Saha)

SPECIFICATIONS
Alloy: Nordic Gold: Cu89 Zn5 Al5 Sn1
Diameter (mm): 30.00 mm
Weight: 8.80 g
Shape: Round with milled edge


Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Ukraine 5 hryvnia 2013 - Uzhhorod

New low mintage commemorative:

'1120 Years of the City of Uzhhorod'



(news from Gijs Vlothuizen, Pabitra Saha and Taigawirbel)
(image from eBay seller kapnyxa)

SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: CuNiZn
Weight: 16.54 g
Diameter: 35.00 mm
Mintage: 30 000


LINK: National Bank of Ukraine

Ukraine 5 hryvnia 2013 - Catherine's Glory Ship

New low mintage commemorative:

"Naval history: Catherine's Ship of the Line"



(news from Gijs Vlothuizen, Pabitra Saha and Taigawirbel)
(image from eBay seller kapnyxa)

SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: CuNiZn
Weight: 16.54 g
Diameter: 35.00 mm
Mintage: 30 000


LINK: National Bank of Ukraine

Ukraine 5 hryvnia 2014 - 75 Years of the Sumy Oblast

New bimetallic commemorative:

'75 Years of the Sumy Oblast'



(news from Pabitra Saha and Gijs Vlothuizen)

LINK: National Bank of Ukraine

Ukraine 5 hryvnia 2014 - 75 Years of the Kirovohrad Oblast

New bimetallic commemorative:

'75 Years of the Kirovohrad Oblast'



(news from Pabitra Saha and Gijs Vlothuizen)

LINK: National Bank of Ukraine

Monday, January 13, 2014

Estonia 10 euros 2014 - Sochi Winter Games

New silver commemorative:

'Estonian Delegation at the XXII Olympic Winter Games in Sochi'



(news by Michael Reissner)

SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: Ag .925
Diameter: 38,61 mm
Weight: 28,28 g
Mintage: 7,500
Designer: Taavet Kohal
Mint: Nederlandse Munt


Australia 1 dollar 2014 - A Voyage to Terra Australis

New commemorative:

"200th anniversary of the publication of Matthew Flinders' journal A Voyage to Terra Australis"



(news and image by Pabitra Saha)

LINK: Royal Australian Mint

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Botswana 2013 - New coin family

New circulating set:

All the seven Botswana circulation denominations have been redesigned with year 2013. The 5 thebe is now silver colour and a bit bigger (18 mm instead of 16.90 mm). The 10, 25 and 50 thebe types are now bigger but same colour as before. The 1 pula coin is bigger (26 mm instead of 23.50 mm) and with different design, with birds and landscape as well as the previously existing zebra. The 2 pula is now a nice bimetallic. And finally, the 5 pula is now much bigger than before (28 mm instead of 23.40 mm).

It is a really nice new set, 7 fully new fauna KM types, including 2 new bimetallics. I can't wait to get them for my Africa collection!!!



(news from Pabitra Saha)

You can order this set from my friend Murtaza Karimjee.

LINK: Bank of Botswana

Friday, January 10, 2014

Kazakhstan 50 tenge 2011 Karaganda - Planchet error

Hi, let me post this off-topic here, as I need your "error coins" help.

I found this error among my coins yesterday. It is an UNC item of the 2011 Karaganda 50 tenge, with a metal loss... The details of the coin surrounding the error are perfect...



Closer detail:



What kind of error do you think it is? Is this coin any worth? do I have a "treasure"?

Thursday, January 9, 2014

USA 2014 - America the Beautiful Quarters

These are the next 5 quarters of this series for 2014:

Great Smoky Mountains National Park (TENNESSEE)
Shenandoah National Park (VIRGINIA)
Arches National Park (UTAH)
Great Sand Dunes National Park (COLORADO)
Everglades National Park (FLORIDA)




LINK: The United States Mint
LINK: America the Beautiful quarters program

SPECIFICATIONS
Weight: 5.67 g
Diameter: 24.26 mm
Thickness: 1.75 mm
Edge: reeded


Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Russia 10 roubles 2014 - Nerekhta

New circulating bimetallic commemorative:

'Ancient towns of Russia: Nerekhta'



(information by Taigawirbel and Taneli Perätalo)

LINK: Bank of Russia

Sri Lanka 10 rupees 2013 - Districts series

New circulating commemoratives:

The Central Bank of Sri Lanka will issue a series of 25 coins of 10 ruppees celebrating each of the 25 districts of Sri Lanka. The designs for the new series will depict one or more of unique Archeological, Cultural, Economic, Environmental, Religious or Social characteristics of each District. The coins will be minted by the Slovak Kremnica Mint.

This is the design for the Colombo district issue, which will portray certain city sights and the Colombo Port:



(news from Shamik Biswas and Pabitra Saha)

Monday, January 6, 2014

Poland 2 zlotys 2014 - Polish Olympic Team Sochi 2014

New circulating commemorative:

'Polish Olympic Team Sochi 2014'



(news by Taigawirbel)

SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: Nordic gold, CuAl5Zn5Sn1
Weight: 8.15 g
Diameter: 27.00 mm
Mintage: 800 000


LINK: National Bank of Poland
LINK: Polish State Mint

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Comoros 2013 set - Steel types

New circulating set composition:

Comoros coins of denominations 25, 50 and 100 francs from 2013 are stainless steel, and not nickel like the earlier ones. They have been minted by the Monnaie de Paris. Further reading HERE.



(news from Michel Guerin)

Friday, January 3, 2014

Ukraine 5 hryvnia 2014 - 60 years of Cherkasy Oblast

New bimetallic commemorative:

'60 years of Cherkasy Oblast'



(news from Pabitra Saha)

LINK: National Bank of Ukraine

Comoros 250 francs 2013 - New circulation type

New circulating bimetallic:



(news by Glen Warren)

LINK: Comoros Central Bank