Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Kazakhstan 50 tenge 2014 - Kokpar

New CuNi commemorative:

'Customs, national games of Kazakhstan: Buzkashi or Kokpar'



(news by Gijs Vlothuizen and Taigawirbel)

LINK: National Bank of Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan 50 and 500 tenge 2014 - Felis Manul

New CuNi and silver commemoratives:

'Felis Manul or Pallas's Cat'



The silver 500 tenge coin, with coloured eyes:



(news by Eduard Borisovitch, Gijs Vlothuizen and Taigawirbel)

LINK: National Bank of Kazakhstan
LINK: Pallas's Cat in Wikipedia

Kazakhstan 50 tenge 2014 - Shoqan Walikhanov

New CuNi commemorative:

'Portraits on banknotes: Shoqan Shynghysuly Walikhanov'



(news by Gijs Vlothuizen and Taigawirbel)

LINK: National Bank of Kazakhstan

India 5 rupees 2013 - Maulana Abul Kalam Azad

New circulating commemorative:

'125th birth Anniversary of Maulana Abul Kalam Azad'



(news and image by Shamik Biswas and Pabitra Saha)

Monday, October 27, 2014

Off-Topic: Can you give me info about this Georgian coin?

I have these piece in my coin collection that needs identification. Can you help? I did my best with the scanner...

I was told that it is from Georgia 13th century, reigh of queen Rousudan (1222-1245):



Sunday, October 26, 2014

Portugal 2,5 euros 2014 - Service of National Health

New CuNi commemorative:

'35 years of the Service of National Health'



SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: CuNi
Weight: 10.00 g
Diameter: 28.00 mm
Mintage: 50,000
Artist: Jorge Bilreiro


LINK: Portugal Mint

Friday, October 24, 2014

Portugal 2,5 euros 2014 - University of Coimbra

New CuNi commemorative:

'University of Coimbra'



SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: CuNi
Weight: 10.00 g
Diameter: 28.00 mm
Mintage: 75,000
Artist: Andreia Pereira


LINK: Portugal Mint

Austria 5 euro 2015 - Die Fledermaus (The Bat)

New copper and silver commemoratives:

'Die Fledermaus (The Bat) operetta by Johann Strauss II'



(news by Pabitra Saha)

LINK: Austrian Mint

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Poland 5 zlotys 2014 - Royal Castle in Warsaw

New bimetallic circulating commemorative:

'Discover Poland: The Royal Castle in Warsaw'



(news by Pabitra Saha)

SPECIFICATIONS
Ring composition: CuNi
Central disk composition: Aluminium-Bronze
Weight: 6.54 g
Diameter: 24.00 mm
Mintage: 1 200 000
Release: 07-11-2014


LINK: National Bank of Poland
LINK: Polish State Mint

Spain 2 euro 2014 - King Felipe VI

New bimetallic circulating commemorative:

"King Felipe VI Accession to the Spanish Throne"



(news and coin 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
Mintage 12 million
Release: december 2014


Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Hungary 2,000 forint - Somogyvár-Kupavár National Memorial site

New CuNi commemorative:

'Somogyvár-Kupavár National Memorial site'



(news by Pabitra Saha)

SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: CuNi with bronze patinated finish
Diameter: 37.00 mm
Weight: 18.40 g
Edge: milled
Designer: Zoltán Tóth
Mintage: 5,000 pieces


LINK: Central Bank of Hungary

Hungary 2,000 and 5,000 forint - Róbert Bárány's Nobel Price

New CuNi and silver commemoratives:

'100 years of the Nobel Price for Róbert Bárány in Physiology or Medicine'



(news by Pabitra Saha)

LINK: Central Bank of Hungary

Hungary 2,000 and 5,000 forint - András Fáy

New CuNi and silver commemoratives:

'150th anniversary of the death of András Fáy'



LINK: Central Bank of Hungary

Monday, October 20, 2014

Australia 2 dollars 2014 - Remembrance Day

New circulating commemorative:



(news by Aidan Work and Rupert Reiter)

SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: Aluminium-Bronze
Weight: 6.60 g
Diameter: 20.62 mm
Mintage: 50 000


LINK: Royal Australian Mint

Isle of Man 50 pence 2014 - Christmas

New CuNi commemorative:



(information and image by Andrew G)

Friday, October 17, 2014

Australia 1 dollar 2014 - Clever Australia: Medi-mazing

New commemorative:

'Clever Australia series: Medi-mazing, medical breakthroughs'



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


LINK: Royal Australian Mint

Australia 1 dollar 2014 - AFL Premiership - Hawthorn

New commemorative:

'AFL Premiership Collection: Hawthorn Football Club'



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


LINK: Royal Australian Mint
LINK: Hawthorn Football Club official site

Thursday, October 16, 2014

West African States 50 & 100 francs 2012 & 2013 - New material

Previous years for the 50 francs were made of CuNi (KM#6), and 100 francs was made of Nickel (KM#4).

The 2012 & 2013 items are reported to be new material, iron with galvanized nickel, so they are new types.

For the new 50 francs, it's weight is 4.82 grams instead of the previous 5.00. Besides, the 100 francs weights 6.70 grams, while the nickel type was 7.00. The other small golden denominations haven't changed.



(information and image from Michel Guerin and Wolfgang Schuster)

Russia 5 roubles 2014 - The Jassy-Kishinev Campaign

New circulating commemorative:

"The Great Patriotic War of 1941-1945: The Jassy-Kishinev Campaign"



(news by Alexander Belozerskikh and Taneli Perätalo)

LINK: Bank of Russia

Russia 5 roubles 2014 - The Lvov-Sandomierz Campaign

New circulating commemorative:

"The Great Patriotic War of 1941-1945: The Lvov-Sandomierz Campaign"



(news by Alexander Belozerskikh and Taneli Perätalo)

LINK: Bank of Russia

Russia 5 roubles 2014 - The Belarusian Campaign

New circulating commemorative:

"The Great Patriotic War of 1941-1945: The Belarusian Campaign"



(news by Alexander Belozerskikh and Taneli Perätalo)

LINK: Bank of Russia

Russia 5 roubles 2014 - The Battle of Leningrad

New circulating commemorative:

"The Great Patriotic War of 1941-1945: The Battle of Leningrad"



(news by Alexander Belozerskikh and Taneli Perätalo)

LINK: Bank of Russia

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Slovenia 2 euros 2014 - Barbara of Cilli

New bimetallic circulating commemorative:

"600 years of her crowning as Queen of Germany"



(news and image from eurocoinland.wordpress.com)

LINK: Bank of Slovenia

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


Ukraine 10 kopiyka 2014 - Magnetic type

The new 10 kopiyka coins are made of steel with galvanized coverage of aluminium-bronze, following the 25 & 50 kopiyka denominations.



(news from Wolfgang Schuster)

LINK: National Bank of Ukraine

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Chile 5 pesos 2012 - Spanish Mint

Although not a new type or subtype, this information can be valuable for those collectors interested in Mint and Mint Mark varieties: the Chilean 5 pesos 2012 issue bears the logo of the Spanish Mint, the "Crowned M":



(image from my own collection)

Guatemala 25 centavos 2011 - New type

This 2011 item is quite different in design from previous ones (1998 & 2000), so maybe we it must be considered a new type.

Comments from Wolfgang Schuster: It is not made of CuNi, but of austhenitic steel (which is NOT magnetic). Another difference is that the 2011 has reeded edge, while the earlier years have plain edge with lettering. So it definitely IS a new type!



(images from my own collection)

Monday, October 13, 2014

Guatemala 50 centavos 2012 - Thinner and magnetic type

The 2012 coin of 50 centavos has a magnetic core, is much thinner than 2007 type, and has different lettering and coat of arms:



Finland 2 euros 2014 - Ilmari Tapiovaara

New bimetallic circulating commemorative:

'Ilmari Tapiovaara'



(news 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
Mintage 11,000 proof & 989,000 unc
Designer: Harri Koskinen


LINK: Bank of Finland
LINK: Mint of Finland

Germany 10 euro 2014 - Fahrenheit temperature scale

New CuNi and silver commemoratives:

'300th anniversary of the Fahrenheit temperature scale'



(news and images from Jo Hoogeveen)

Bulgaria 10 levs 2014 - Troyan Monastery

New silver collectors issue:

'Bulgarian Churches and Monasteries: Troyan Monastery'

The Monastery of the Dormition of the Most Holy Mother of God or, as it is more commonly called, the Troyan Monastery is the third largest monastery in Bulgaria. It is located in the northern part of the country in the Balkan mountains and was founded no later than the end of the 16th century.



A nice photograph of the monastery:



(news and image by Pabitra Saha)
(data taken from Wikipedia)

SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: Ag 925/1000
Weight: 23.33 g
Diameter: 38.61 mm
Edge: plain
Artist: Stefan Ivanov
Mintage: 3,000


LINK: Bulgarian National Bank

Friday, October 10, 2014

Russia 10 roubles 2014 - Sevastopol

New circulating commemorative:

"Russian Federation: Sevastopol"



Sunken Ships monument in Sevastopol:



(news by Alexander Belozerskikh and Taneli Perätalo)

LINK: Bank of Russia

Russia 10 roubles 2014 - Republic of Crimea

New circulating commemorative:

"Russian Federation: Republic of Crimea"



Swallow's Nest decorative castle:



(news by Alexander Belozerskikh and Taneli Perätalo)

LINK: Bank of Russia

Russia 10 roubles 2014 - Anapa

New circulating commemorative:

"Cities of military glory: Anapa"



(news by Alexander Belozerskikh and Taneli Perätalo)

LINK: Bank of Russia

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Czech Republic 200 koruna 2014 - Kryštof Harant

New silver commemoratives in UNC and Proof finish:

"450th Anniversary of the Birth of Kryštof Harant"

Kryštof Harant z Polžic a Bezdružic (1564-1621) was a Czech nobleman, traveller, humanist, soldier, writer and composer.



LINK: Czech Mint

Czech Republic 200 koruna 2014 - Foundation of the Czechoslovak legion

New silver commemoratives in UNC and Proof finish:

"100th Anniversary of the Foundation of the Czechoslovak legion"



LINK: Czech Mint

Czech Republic 200 koruna 2014 - Thomas J. Bata

New silver commemoratives in UNC and Proof finish:

"100th Anniversary of the Birth of Thomas J. Bata"



LINK: Czech Mint

Alderney 5 pounds 2014 - Dylan Thomas

New collector types in CuNi, silver and gold:

'100th Anniversary of the Birth of Dylan Thomas'



LINK: British Royal Mint

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

China 5 yuan 2014 - Chinese Calligraphy

New brass commemorative:



(news by Pabitra Saha)

Monday, October 6, 2014

Spain 30 euro 2014 - King Felipe VI

New silver commemorative:

"King Felipe VI Accession to the Spanish Throne"



(news and coin image from eurocoinland.wordpress.com)

Canada 2 dollars 2014 - Wait for me, Daddy

New bimetallic commemorative:

75th anniversary of World War II: Wait for me, Daddy



It is perhaps the most famous photograph taken in Canada during the Second World War: a five-year-old boy breaks away from his mother's grasp to run after his father as he marches off to war. Taken in New Westminster, B.C. in the fall of 1940, "Wait for me, Daddy" continues to resonate as a snapshot of the war's impact on Canadians and the personal sacrifices they made.



SPECIFICATIONS
Ring composition: Nickel
Center composition: CuAlNi
Weight: 7.30 g
Diameter: 28.03 mm
Edge: interrupted serrations


LINK: Royal Canadian Mint

San Marino 2 euro 2014 - Giacomo Puccini

New bimetallic circulating commemorative:

'90th Anniversary of the Death of Giacomo Puccini'



(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


Luxembourg 2 euro 2014 - Grand Duke Jean's Accession to the Throne

New bimetallic circulating commemorative:

'50th Anniversary of Grand Duke Jean's Accession to the Throne'



(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


Friday, October 3, 2014

Ukraine 2 & 10 hryvnia 2014 - Cyclamen Coum

New commemoratives:

'Flora and Fauna: Cyclamen Coum'



(news from Pabitra Saha and Gijs Vlothuizen)

LINK: National Bank of Ukraine

Belgium 20 euros 2014 - Berlin Wall

New silver collectors issue:

'25th Anniversary of the fall of Berlin Wall'



(news and image from Pabitra Saha)

Ukraine 2 hryvnia 2014 - Nikolái Roerich

New low mintage commemorative:

'140th anniversary of the birth of Nikolái Roerich'



(news by Pabitra Saha)

SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: CuNiZn
Weight: 12.80 g
Diameter: 31.00 mm
Mintage: 20 000


LINK: National Bank of Ukraine