Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Tonga 2015 - New coin family

New currency notes and coins were launched by HM King Tupou VI yesterday, 29 June, at the Fa'onelua Convention Centre.
The Coronation Series is made up of six new Pa'anga notes and five new coins: 5 seniti, 10 seniti, 20 seniti, 50 seniti, and for the first time a $1 Pa'anga coin. There will be no more one and two seniti coins.
The 5s, 10s, 20s, and 50s coins, made out of nickel plated steel, carry a portrait of Tupou VI. The $1 coin is made out of aluminium-bronze, with a portrait of George Tupou V.
The coins have been made by the Royal Australian Mint in Canberra.

I hope that better images will be known soon, but here's what I have found right now.

5 seniti in nickel plated steel:



10 seniti in nickel plated steel:



20 seniti in nickel plated steel:



1 Pa'anga in aluminium-bronze:



(news by Pabitra Saha)

Portugal 2 euro 2015 - First contact with Timor

New bimetallic circulating commemorative:

'500th Anniversary of the first contact between Portugal and Timor'



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: 500 000
Artists: Luc Luycx and Fernando Fonseca
Release date: july 2015


LINK: Portugal Mint

Monday, June 29, 2015

South Korea - 70th Anniversary of Liberation

New silver and brass commemoratives:

"700th Anniversary of Liberation from Japanese rule"

The coins are designed so that each obverse presents part of an overall design. Placed side-by-side, the coins complete an image that shows a traditional Korean gate opening to the curves of a Taegeuk symbol forming a path toward a rising sun.

Proof .999 fine silver 30,000 won and 50,000 won coins are joined by an uncirculated brass 10,000 won piece.



(news by Pabitra Saha)

LINK: Korean Mint

Friday, June 26, 2015

Australia 5 dollars 2015 - Magna Carta

New silver commemorative:

"800th Anniversary of the Magna Carta"



(news by Pabitra Saha and Taigawirbel)

LINK: Royal Australian Mint

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Portugal 5 euro 2015 - Isabella of Portugal

New CuNi commemorative:

'Queens of Europe: Isabella of Portugal'



SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: CuNi
Weight: 14.00 g
Diameter: 30.00 mm
Mintage: 75 000
Artist: Hugo Maciel


LINK: Portugal Mint

Seychelles 50 rupees 2015 - National and Independence Day

New silver collectors' issue:

"National and Independence Day on 29th June"



(news and image by Pabitra Saha)

Canada 25 cents 2015 - National Flag

New commemorative quarters:

"50th Anniversary of the National Flag"



(news by Ashwin, Mark Dennis, Peter Kaminsky and Pabitra Saha)

LINK: Royal Canadian Mint

Italy 2 euro 2015 - Dante Alighieri

New bimetallic circulating commemorative:

"750th Anniversary of the Birth of Dante Alighieri"



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


(news and image from www.numismatica-visual.es)

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Australia 20 cents 2015 - Netball World Cup

New commemorative:

"Netball World Cup 2015 in Sydney"



SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: CuNi
Weight: 11.30 g
Diameter: 28.52 mm
Mintage: 30,000


(news and image by Peter Kaminsky)

LINK: Royal Australian Mint

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

India 10 rupees 2015 - International Day of Yoga

New circulating bimetallic:

"International Day of Yoga"



(news by Shamik Biswas and Pabitra Saha)

Rwanda 100 francs 2007 varieties

Sejin Ahn sent this image from his own collection, with very interesting varieties of the Rwanda 100 francs 2007 (KM#32).

The left one is what we usually find, with smaller text with wide gap. The right one is with larger text with narrow gap, also with wide arms:



(news and images from Sejin Ahn)

Monday, June 22, 2015

Transnistria 1 rouble 2015 - Graphical image of the rouble

New commemorative:

"Graphical image of the rouble"

You can get this nice coin from ru-karpa at his eBay pages. Or you contact him by email at: munz1956@mail.ru



SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: Nickel plated steel
Weight: 4.65 g
Diameter: 22.00 mm
Mintage: 50,000


LINK: Trans-Dniester Republican Bank

Friday, June 19, 2015

Slovenia 3 euro 2015 - 500 years of Slovenian script

New bimetallic commemorative:

"500 years of Slovenian script"



(news and image by Pabitra Saha)

San Marino 5 euro 2015 - Year of the Light

New silver commemorative:

"Year of the Light"



(news and image from Pabitra Saha)

Peru 1 nuevo sol 2015 - Moquegua architecture

New circulating type:

"Moquegua architecture"

This is the 21st coin of the series "Wealth and Pride of Peru":



(news by David Velarde, Pabitra Saha and Taigawirbel)

LINK: Peru Central Bank

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)
16. Sacred city of Caral (2014)
17. Huaca de la Luna (2014)
18. Antiguo Hotel Palace (2014)
19. Catedral de Lima (2014)
20. Petroglyphs of Pusharo (2015)

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Luxembourg 2 euro 2015 - Grand Duke Henri's Accession to the Throne

New bimetallic circulating commemorative:

"15th Anniversary of the Accession to the Throne of the Grand Duke Henri"



(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


Alderney 5 pounds 2015 - Salvation Army

New collector types in CuNi and silver proof:

"150th Anniversary of the Salvation Army"



LINK: British Royal Mint

Finland 5 euro 2015 - Sports: Gymnastics

New bimetallic commemorative:

"Sports Finnish people love" series: Gymnastics.



(news by Pabitra Saha)

SPECIFICATIONS
Core composition: CuNi
Ring composition: Nordic Gold
Diameter: 27.25 mm
Weight: 9.80 g
Designer: Nora Tapper
Mintage 10,000 (proof) and 50,000 (unc)
Issue date: 6th july


Link: Mint of Finland

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Ukraine 5 hryvnia 2015 - Kiev Funicular

New commemorative:

'110 years of the Kiev Funicular'



SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: CuNiZn
Weight: 16.54 g
Diameter: 35.00 mm
Mintage: 35 000


(image from eBay seller fanskating)

LINK: National Bank of Ukraine

France 2 euro 2015 - Feast of the Federation

New bimetallic circulating commemorative:

'Feast of the Federation'



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


(news by Pabitra Saha)
(image from www.numismatica-visual.es)

Lithuania 5 euro 2015 - Literature

New silver collectors' issue:

'Lithuanian culture: Literature'



SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: Silver Ag 925
Diameter: 28.70 mm
Weight: 12.44 g
Mintage: 4,000


(news and image by Pabitra Saha)

LINK: Bank of Lithuania

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Lithuania 20 euro 2015 - Struve Geodetic Arc

New silver collectors' issue:

'UNESCO World Heritage: Struve Geodedic Arc'



LINK: Bank of Lithuania

SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: Silver Ag 925
Quality: proof
Diameter: 38.61 mm
Weight: 28.28 g
Artist: Tadas Žebrauskas
Mintage: 3,000


Greece 10 euro 2015 - Aristophanes

New silver commemorative:

'Greek culture - Playwright: Aristophanes'



(news and image from Pabitra Saha)

Monday, June 8, 2015

Malaysia 1 ringgit 2015 - ASEAN

New commemorative:

'Association of Southeast Asian Nations'



(news and image from Pabitra Saha

UAE 25 fils 2014 - Magnetic ordinary type

New circulating type:

The 2014 (AH1435) composition for the ordinary circulating 25 fils has now a magnetic core, so must be considered a new subtype.



(news and image by Wolfgang Schuster and Pabitra Saha)

Friday, June 5, 2015

San Marino 5 euro 2015 - Milan Expo

New silver proof:

'Expo Milano 2015: Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life'



(news and image from Pabitra Saha)

San Marino 10 euro 2015 - Abraham Lincoln

New silver proof:

'150th anniversary of the death of Abraham Lincoln'



(news and image from Pabitra Saha)

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Serbia 5 dinara 2013 & 2014 - Different composition and weight

New circulating type:

Instead of CuNiZn like previous years (KM#56 and KM#40) these new types' composition is Multilayer material: low carbon steel core electrochemically coated with a layer of copper on both sides, electroplated with a layer of copper and finally with a layer of brass.

Weight is now 5.78 grams instead of previous 6.13 grams.



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

(image by Hendrik Ermer)
(information by Wolfgang Schuster)

LINK: National Bank of Serbia

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Venezuela 1 bolivar 2012 - Magnetic center

New circulating composition and slightly different details:

The 1 Bolivar 2012 is a new subtype compared to the 2007/2009 type (Y#93). The 2012 has a magnetic center. Also poorer mint quality and edge lettering "BCV 1" is bolder.



(news by Wolfgang Schuster and Hendrik Ermer)
(image from Hendrik Ermer)

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

LINK: Numismatic Catalog of Venezuela

Monday, June 1, 2015

Italy 5 euro 2015 - Avezzano earthquake

New silver collectors issue:

'Centenary of Avezzano earthquake'



LINK: Italian Mint

Italy 10 euro 2015 - Centenary of World War I

New proof silver collectors issue:

'Centenary of World War I'



(news from Pabitra Saha)

LINK: Italian Mint

Italy 20 euro 2015 - Flora in the Art - Neoclassicism

New proof gold collectors issue:

'Flora in the Art - Neoclassicism'



LINK: Italian Mint

Italy 50 euro 2015 - Fauna in the Art

New proof gold collectors issue:

'Fauna in the Art'



LINK: Italian Mint