Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Romania 50 bani 2014 - Vladislav I Vlaicu

New circulating commemorative (also issued in gold proof):

'650th anniversary of the beginning of the reign of Vladislav I Vlaicu'



(news from Taigawirbel)

SPECIFICATIONS
Material: Brass
Weight: 6.10 g
Diameter: 23.75 mm
Edge: inscribed
Mintage: 1 000 000


LINK: Romania National Bank

Germany 10 euro 2014 - Johann Gottfried Schadow

New CuNi and silver commemoratives:

'250th birth anniversary of German sculptor Johann Gottfried Schadow'



(news from Pabitra Saha)

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Peru 1 nuevo sol 2014 - Two silver issues

New silver collectors issues:

'100th anniversary of the Birth of José Abelardo Quiñones Gonzales'
'175th anniversary of the newspaper El Comercio'



LINK: Peru Central Bank

SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: Silver 0.925
Diameter: 37.00 mm
Mintage: 5,000


(news by Wolfgang Schuster, Pabitra Saha and David Velarde)

Finland 10 & 20 euros 2014 - Literacy

New silver collectors issues:

'Year of Diverse Literacies'



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: Pertti Mäkinen
Mintage: 5,000 (20€) and 10,000 (10€)


LINK: Bank of Finland
LINK: Mint of Finland

Monday, April 28, 2014

Russia 10 roubles 2014 - Vyborg

New circulating commemorative:

"Cities of military glory: Vyborg"



(news by Taigawirbel and Dmitrii Petrov)

LINK: Bank of Russia

Russia 10 roubles 2014 - Republic of Ingushetia

New circulating bimetallic commemorative:

'Russian regions: Republic of Ingushetia'



(news by Taigawirbel and Dmitrii Petrov)

LINK: Bank of Russia

Leuchtturm Spain coin capsules OFFER

Only until 4th may!!!

1) Box of ten coin capsules QUADRUM Leuchtturm for 3,99€ (while the normal price is 6,40€). Get them HERE.



2) 200 round capsules Leuchtturm for two-euro coins for 35€. Get them HERE.



LINK: Leuchtturm Spain

Ukraine 2 hryvnia 2014 - Vladimir Sergeev

New low mintage commemorative:

'Vladimir Sergeev, Space and Rocket Pioneer'



(news from Gijs Vlothuizen, Pabitra Saha and Taigawirbel)

SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: CuNiZn
Weight: 12.80 g
Diameter: 31.00 mm
Artist: Volodymyr Taran, Oleksandr Kharuk and Serhii Kharuk
Sculptor: Anatolii Demianenko and Sviatoslav Ivanenko
Mintage: 20 000


LINK: National Bank of Ukraine

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Seychelles 1 cent 2012 - Magnetic

New circulating type:

While previous items (KM46.2) were made of brass, this 2012 issue is magnetic, brass plated steel. It has been struck by the South African Mint



(news and scan from Sejin Ahn)

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

India 5 rupees 2013 - Acharya Tulsi

New circulating commemorative:

'Birth centenary of Acharya Tulsi'



(news and image by Shamik Biswas, Shabbir Disawala and Pabitra Saha)

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Netherlands 2 euros 2014 - Double portrait

New bimetallic circulating commemorative:

This is the goodbye to the coin designs with the familiar portrait of former Queen Beatrix.



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


Monday, April 7, 2014

Turkey 1 lira 2014 - Striped Hyena and Long Eared Hedgehog

Two new fauna bimetallics by the Turkish Mint:

'Striped Hyena and Long Eared Hedgehog'



(news and image by Pabitra Saha)

Friday, April 4, 2014

Poland 5 zlotys 2014 - 25 years of freedom

New bimetallic circulating commemorative:

'Discover Poland - 25 years of freedom'



SPECIFICATIONS
Ring composition: CuNi
Central disk composition: Aluminium-Bronze
Weight: 6.54 g
Diameter: 24.00 mm
Mintage: 1 500 000


LINK: National Bank of Poland
LINK: Polish State Mint

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Austria 10 euros 2014 - Salzburg

New copper and silver commemoratives:

"States collection 5th coin: Salzburg"



(image and information from eurocoinland.wordpress.com)

LINK: Austrian Mint

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Peru 1 nuevo sol 2014 - Sacred city of Caral

New circulating type:

'Sacred city of Caral'

This is the 16th coin of the series "Wealth and Pride of Peru":



LINK: Peru Central Bank

SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: CuNi
Diameter: 25.50 mm
Weight: 7.32 g
Mintage 10 million


(news by David Velarde, Sonia Allende and Taigawirbel)

The previous coins of the series:

1. Tumi de oro (2010)
2. Sarcofagos de Karajia (2010)
3. Estela de Raimondi (2010)
4. Chullpas de Sillustani (2011)
5. Monasterio de Santa Catalina (2011)
6. Machu Picchu (2011)
7. Gran Pajatén (2011)
8. Piedra de Saywite (2012)
9. Real Felipe Fortress (2012)
10. Templo del Sol de Vilcashuamán (2012)
11. Kuntur Wasi (2012)
12. Templo Inca Huaytará (2013)
13. Templo de Kotosh (2013)
14. Paracas textile culture (2013)
15. Tunanmarca (2013)

Belgium 2 euro 2014 - World War I Centenary

New bimetallic circulating commemorative:

'World War I Centenary'



(news and image by Pabitra Saha)

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
Release date: 25th april


Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Cape Verde 250 escudos 2013 - Organization of African Unity

New bimetallic circulating commemorative:

'50th anniversary of the formation of the Organization of African Unity (OAU)'



(news and image by Pabitra Saha)

SPECIFICATIONS
External ring: Brass
Center disc: CuNi
Diameter: 28.40 mm
Weight: 12.00 g
Mintage: 1,000


A silver proof coin is available also.

Latvia 2 euro 2014 - Riga

New bimetallic circulating commemorative:

'Riga - European Capital of Culture'



(news by Pabitra Saha)
(image from eurocoinland.wordpress.com)

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