Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Turkey 50 lira 2014 - Cezayirli Gazi Hasan Pasha

New silver collectors issue:

'Ships and explorers series: Hasan Pasha of Algiers'



(news and image by Pabitra Saha)

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Switzerland 20 francs 2014 - Jass card game

New silver commemorative:

'National sports: Jass card game'



(news by Taigawirbel)

LINK: Swiss Mint

Friday, May 16, 2014

Finland 2 euros 2014 - Tove Jansson

New bimetallic circulating commemorative:

'Tove Jansson'



LINK: Bank of Finland
LINK: Mint of Finland

(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


Romania 10 lei 2014 - King Carol I

New silver collectors issue:

'175 years of the birth of King Carol I'



(news and image from Pabitra Saha)

LINK: Romania National Bank

Armenia 1000 drams 2014 - Voskan Yerevantsi

New silver collectors issue:

'400th Anniversary of Voskan Yerevantsi'

Voskan Yerevantsi, born in Yerevan city in Armenia, was one of the first Armenian book publishers during the years 1640-1666. He published the Bible in Amsterdam in the years 1666-68, which is believed to be one of the best samples of old Armenian printing.



(news and image by Pabitra Saha)

LINK: Central Bank of Armenia

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Italy 10 euros 2014 - Augustus

New silver commemorative:

'2,000th anniversary of the death of Gaius Julius Caesar Octavianus'

Augustus was the founder of the Roman Empire and its first Emperor, ruling from 27 BC until his death in 14 AD.



(news and image from Pabitra Saha)

SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: Silver .925
Diameter: 34.00 mm
Weight: 22.00 g
Finish: proof
Mintage: 5,000


LINK: Italian Mint

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Finland 5 euros 2014 - Animals of the Provinces: Savonia

New bimetallic commemorative:

'Animals of the Provinces' series: the black-throated loon in Savonia.



SPECIFICATIONS
Core composition: CuNi
Ring composition: Nordic Gold
Diameter: 27.25 mm
Weight: 9.80 g
Mintage 10,000 (proof) and 35,000 (unc)


Link: Mint of Finland

Finland 5 euros 2014 - Animals of the Provinces: Karelia

New bimetallic commemorative:

'Animals of the Provinces' series: the cuckoo in Karelia.



SPECIFICATIONS
Core composition: CuNi
Ring composition: Nordic Gold
Diameter: 27.25 mm
Weight: 9.80 g
Mintage 10,000 (proof) and 35,000 (unc)


Link: Mint of Finland

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Alderney 5 pounds 2014 - D-Day 70th anniversary

New collector types in CuNi, silver and gold:

'70th anniversary of the D-Day operation'



LINK: British Royal Mint

Monday, May 12, 2014

Austria 20 euros 2014 - Fall of the Iron Curtain

New silver commemorative:

'25th Anniversary of the Fall of the Iron Curtain'



(news by Pabitra Saha)

LINK: Austrian Mint

Greece 2 euros 2014 - Ionian Islands

New bimetallic circulating commemorative:

'150 years of the unification of the Ionian Islands with Greece'



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


Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Greece 2 euros 2014 - Domenikos Theotokopoulos

New bimetallic circulating commemorative:

'400 years of the death of Domenikos Theotokopoulos'



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


Friday, May 2, 2014

Thailand 20 baht 2013 - Government Savings Bank

New CuNi commemorative:

'100th Anniversary of Government Savings Bank'



(information and image by Sesthawich Wongwiwat and Pabitra Saha)

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


Thailand 20 baht 2013 - Kasetasrt University

New CuNi commemorative:

'72nd Anniversary of Kasetasrt University'



(information and image by Sesthawich Wongwiwat and Pabitra Saha)

SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: CuNi
Diameter: 32.00 mm
Weight: 15.00 g
Mintage: 300 000