Monday, June 30, 2014

Libya 1/2 dinar 2014 - Real scans

Here is a real scan of the coin, from my friend Wolfgang Schuster:



And here is another one, from Facebook friend Bangla Numis:



LINK: Central Bank of Libya

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Germany 10 euro 2014 - Richard Strauss

New CuNi and silver commemoratives:

'150th birth anniversary of Richard Strauss'



(news from eurocoinland.wordpress.com)

San Marino 5 euro 2014 - Gino Bartali

New silver commemorative:

"100th anniversary of the birth of Gino Bartali"



(news and image from Pabitra Saha)

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Latvia 5 euros 2014 - The White Book

New silver collectors issue:

'Centenary of the writing of The White Book'



(news and image from Pabitra Saha)

LINK: Bank of Latvia

Hungary 2,000 and 10,000 forint - Central Bank

New CuNi and silver commemoratives:

'90 Years of the Central Bank's foundation'



(news and image from Alexey Malykh)

LINK: Central Bank of Hungary

Finland 5 euros 2014 - Waters

New bimetallic commemorative:

'Nordic Nature series: Waters'



SPECIFICATIONS
Material: CuNi center, nordic gold ring
Diameter: 27.25 mm
Weight: 9.80 g
Artist: Reijo Paavilainen


LINK: Bank of Finland
LINK: Mint of Finland

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Paraguay 1 guarani 2013 - 70 Years of the Guarani

New silver commemorative:

'70 Years of the Guarani currency'



SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: Silver .925
Weight: 27.00 g
Diameter: 40.00 mm
Mintage: 700


(news and image from Egon Conti)

Monday, June 16, 2014

Russia 1 rouble 2014 - Rouble symbol

New circulating commemorative:

'Rouble symbol'



(news by Taigawirbel)

LINK: Bank of Russia

Paraguay 100 guaranies 2011 - Bicentenary of Independence

New commemorative:

'Bicentenary of Independence'



SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: Nordic gold
Weight: 15.00 g
Diameter: 33.00 mm
Mintage: 75,000


(news and image from Egon Conti)

Friday, June 13, 2014

Portugal 2,5 euros 2014 - Military Aviation

New CuNi commemorative:

'Centenary of Military Aviation'



SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: CuNi
Weight: 10.00 g
Diameter: 28.00 mm
Mintage: 75,000
Artist: José Simão


LINK: Portugal Mint

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Australia 50 cents 2014 - German New Guinea 1914

New commemorative:

'Australia at War Series: German New Guinea 1914'



SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: CuNi
Weight: 15.55 g
Diameter: 31.51 mm
Mintage: 50,000


(news by Pabitra Saha)

LINK: Royal Australian Mint

Australia 50 cents 2014 - Battle of Cocos Islands 1914

New commemorative:

'Australia at War Series: Battle of Cocos Islands 1914'



SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: CuNi
Weight: 15.55 g
Diameter: 31.51 mm
Mintage: 50,000


(news by Pabitra Saha)

LINK: Royal Australian Mint

Australia 50 cents 2014 - Boer War

New commemorative:

'Australia at War Series: Boer War'



SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: CuNi
Weight: 15.55 g
Diameter: 31.51 mm
Mintage: 50,000


(news by Pabitra Saha)

LINK: Royal Australian Mint

Australia 50 cents 2014 - AIATSIS

New circulating commemorative:

'50th Anniversary of Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island Studies'



SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: CuNi
Weight: 15.55 g
Diameter: 31.51 mm
Mintage: 30,000


(news by Pabitra Saha and Rupert Reiter)

LINK: Royal Australian Mint

Australia 1 dollar 2014 - G for George

New commemorative:

'70th Anniversary of the retirement of G for George'

G for George was an active Avro Lancaster heavy bomber which was constructed in 1942 and flew 90 operational missions over Nazi-occupied territory during the Second World War.



(news by Pabitra Saha)

SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: Al-Bronze
Weight: 9.00 g
Diameter: 25.00 mm
Edge: plain/reeded
Mintage: 30,000


LINK: Royal Australian Mint

Monday, June 9, 2014

Turkey 50 lira 2014 - Halide Edip Adivar

New silver collectors issue:

'Halide Edip Adivar'

Halide Edip Adivar (1884-1964) was a Turkish novelist and nationalist and women's right political leader. She was best known for her novels criticizing the low social status of Turkish women and what she saw as the lack of interest of most women in changing their situation.



(news and image by Pabitra Saha)
(biographical information from Wikipedia)

Seychelles 25 rupees 2014 - Canonization of Pope John Paul II

New collectors issue:

'Canonization of Pope John Paul II'



(news and image by Pabitra Saha)

Malta 2 euros 2014 - Independence in 1964

New bimetallic circulating commemorative to celebrate the 4rd of five major milestones in Malta's constitutional history:

'Independence in 1964'



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, June 6, 2014

France 2 euros 2014 - Normandy landings

New bimetallic circulating commemorative:

'70th Anniversary of the Normandy landings'



(news and 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


Thursday, June 5, 2014

Malta 5 & 10 euros 2014 - Centenary of the Great War

New brass and silver commemoratives:

'Centenary of the start of World War I'



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

5€ coin SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: Brass
Diameter: 30.00 mm
Weight: 10.50 g
Mintage: 200,000

10€ coin SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: Silver 0.925
Diameter: 37.00 mm
Weight: 22.85 g
Mintage: 5,000
Mint: Royal Belgian Mint
Artist: Noel Galea Bason


San Marino 2 euros 2014 - Bramante

New bimetallic commemorative:

'500 anniversary of the death of Bramante Lazzari delle Penne'



(news from 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


Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Argentina 5 pesos 2013 - Brazil World Cup

New collectors issue:

'Brazil World Cup'



Portugal 2,5 euros 2014 - Yokes

New CuNi commemorative:

'Portuguese Ethnography: Yokes'



SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: CuNi
Weight: 10.00 g
Diameter: 28.00 mm
Mintage: 100 000
Artist: Baiba Sime


LINK: Portugal Mint

Croatia 1 kuna 2014 - 20th anniversary of Kuna currency

New circulating commemorative:

'20th anniversary of Kuna currency'

On the 30th of May 1994 Croatia started to use Kuna currency. On the 30th of May 2014 was the 20th anniversary of Kuna currency, so the National Bank of Croatia minted a new commemorative coin of 1 kuna. Mintage is not known yet, but it is also issued in proof version.



(information and image by Kuna Numismatic)

SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: CuNiZn
Weight: 5.00 g
Diameter: 22.50 mm
Thickness: 1.70 mm
Engraver: Kuzma Kovacic


Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Burundi 5,000 francs 2014 - 50th anniversary of the Central Bank

New silver collectors issue:

'50th anniversary of the Central Bank'



(news and image by Sarunas Mortuza and Pabitra Saha)

Pakistan 25 rupees 2014 - Navy Submarine Force

New circulating commemorative:

'Golden jubilee of Navy Submarine Force'



(information and image by Pabitra Saha)

Monday, June 2, 2014

Estonia 10 euros 2014 - Miina Härma

New silver commemorative:

Miina Härma (1864-1941) was a widely recognised Estonian composer. She was the second Estonian musician with higher education.

Her greatest contribution is perhaps the fact that she took organ music to the countryside, as virtually no skilled organists gave concerts outside of towns.



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

SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: Ag .925
Diameter: 38,61 mm
Weight: 28,28 g
Mintage: 7,500
Designer: Jaano Ester


Isle of Man 50 pence 2014 - TT (Tourist Trophy) Race

New circulating commemorative:



(information and image from Pabitra Saha)

Ukraine 2 hryvnia 2014 - Anne of Kiev

New low mintage commemorative:

'Anne of Kiev'



(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: Volodymyr Atamanchuk
Mintage: 20 000


LINK: National Bank of Ukraine