Friday, February 27, 2015

Macedonia 100 denars 2014 - Cyril and Methodius

New silver collectors' issue:

'Icons of the Saints: Cyril and Methodius'



(news by Viktor Ristovski )

SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: Ag .925
Dimensions: 30 x 45 mm
Weight: 31.10 g
Edge: milled


A bigger silver 1000 denars issue was minted, too.

LINK: National Bank of the Republic of Macedonia

Macedonia 100 denars 2014 - Faith, Hope, Love and their Mother Sophia

New silver collectors' issue:

'Icons of the Saints: Faith, Hope, Love and their Mother Sophia'



(news by Viktor Ristovski )

SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: Ag .925
Dimensions: 30 x 45 mm
Weight: 31.10 g
Edge: milled


LINK: National Bank of the Republic of Macedonia

Finland 2 euro 2015 - Jean Sibelius

New bimetallic circulating commemorative:

'150 years of the birth of Jean Sibelius'



(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: Nora Tapper


LINK: Bank of Finland
LINK: Mint of Finland

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Kazakhstan 100 tenge 2014 - International Women's Day

New silver collectors' issue:

'8th March - International Women's Day'



(news and image by Eduard Khan)

You can find this coin and many others at: Eduard's eBay store

Kazakhstan 100 tenge 2014 - Basketball

New silver collectors' issue:

'Basketball. Olympic Games 2016'



(news and image by Eduard Khan)

You can find this coin and many others at: Eduard's eBay store

Kazakhstan 500 tenge 2014 - Shaken Aimanov

New silver collectors' issue:

'100th anniversary of the birth of Shaken Aimanov'



(news and image by Eduard Khan)

You can find this coin and many others at: Eduard's eBay store

Kazakhstan 100 tenge 2014 - Tamerlan

New silver collectors' issue:

'Great military leaders series: Tamerlan'



(news and image by Eduard Khan)

You can find this coin and many others at: Eduard's eBay store

Kazakhstan 500 tenge 2014 - Taykazan

New silver collectors' issue:

'Treasures of the Steppe series: Taykazan'



(news and image by Eduard Khan)

You can find this coin and many others at: Eduard's eBay store

Kazakhstan 500 tenge 2014 - Buran

New tantal-silver collectors' issue:

'Space series: Buran'



(news and image by Eduard Khan)

You can find this coin and many others at: Eduard's eBay store

Germany 25 euro 2015 - 25 years of German Unity

New silver commemorative:

'25 years of German Unity'



(news and image from www.muenzen.eu)

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Andorra 2 euro 2014 - 20 years in the Council of Europe

New bimetallic circulating commemorative:

'20 years in the Council of Europe'



(news and image from Shamik Biswas, Anthony G. Smith and 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: march 2015


Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Australia 20 cents 2015 - ICC Cricket World Cup

New commemorative:

'ICC Cricket World Cup'



SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: CuNi
Weight: 11.30 g
Diameter: 28.52 mm
Mintage: 50,000


(news by Pabitra Saha)

LINK: Royal Australian Mint

Monday, February 23, 2015

United Kingdom 5 pounds 2014 - 300th Anniversary of Queen Anne

New CuNi commemorative:

'300th Anniversary of Queen Anne'



(news by Jo Hoogeveen)

LINK: British Royal Mint

Portugal 2,5 euros 2015 - 70 Years of Peace in Europe

New CuNi, silver and gold commemoratives:

'European Silver Programme: 70 Years of Peace in Europe'



SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: CuNi
Weight: 10.00 g
Diameter: 28.00 mm
Mintage: 100 000
Artist: Vítor Santos


A silver (mintage: 7,500) and a gold (mintage: 2,500) issue will be minted too.

LINK: Portugal Mint

UAE 1 dirham 2015 - Accession day of Crown Prince of Dubai

New circulating commemorative:

'Accession day of Crown Prince of Dubai'

The Central Bank of the UAE has issued a commemorative dirham on the occasion of the accession day of H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohamed bin Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai.



LINK: Central Bank of the UAE

(news by Pabitra Saha)

Thursday, February 19, 2015

New Zealand 50 cents 2015 - The Spirit of Anzac

New circulating commemorative:

'The Spirit of Anzac'

For many years, New Zealanders and Australians have paid their respects to the brave soldiers who lost their lives fighting for Country, King and Empire on 25 April 1915. Anzac Day 2015 marks 100 years since this tragic event and we remember our Anzacs through this special Anzac commemorative circulating coin.



The Anzac coin design features a New Zealand and Australian soldier standing back to back with their heads bowed in remembrance. The mangopare (hammerhead shark) pattern symbolises strength and determination, and the silver fern reflects New Zealand's national identity.

SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: plated steel (coloured)
Weight: 5.00 g
Diameter: 24.75 mm
Thickness: 1.70 mm
Mintage: 1 million
Mint: Royal Canadian Mint
Release date: 23rd march


(news from Aidan Work)

You can order this beautiful coin from Egon Conti (egoncontirossini@hotmail.com) or from his eBay lists: www.ebay.com/usr/ecr64

LINK: New Zealand Post

Lithuania 20 euro 2015 - Mikalojus Radvila Juodasis

New silver collectors issue:

'500th anniversary of the birth of Mikalojus Radvila Juodasis'



(news by Pabitra Saha)

LINK: Bank of Lithuania

SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: Silver Ag 925
Quality: proof
Diameter: 38.61 mm
Weight: 28.28 g
Artist: Rytas Jonas Belevicius
Mintage: 3,000


Australia 50 cents 2015 - 50th Anniversary of the RAM

New commemorative:

'50th Anniversary of the Royal Australian Mint'



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


LINK: Royal Australian Mint

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

China 10 yuan 2015 - Year of the Goat

New circulating bimetallic commemorative:

10 yuan: 2015 - Year of the Goat



(news and image by Pabitra Saha)

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Latvia 2 euro 2015 - Presidency of the Council of the EU

New bimetallic circulating commemorative:

'Latvian Presidency of the Council of the EU'



(news by Pabitra Saha and Potabenko Sergey)

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
Artists: Gunars Lusis (graphic design) and Janis Strupulis (plaster model)
Mint: Staatliche Münzen Baden-Württemberg (Germany)


Friday, February 6, 2015

Germany 2 euro 2015 - 25 years of German Unity

New circulating bimetallic commemorative:

'25 years of German Unity'



(news from Pabitra Saha)
(image from www.fleur-de-coin.com)

Germany 2 euro 2015 - Hesse

New circulating bimetallic commemorative:

'Hesse: St. Paul's Church in Frankfurt'



(news from Pabitra Saha)
(image from www.fleur-de-coin.com)

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Gibraltar 1 pound 2014 - Dracaena draco

New circulating type:



Dracaena draco, the Canary Islands dragon tree or drago, is a subtropical tree-like plant in the genus Dracaena, native to the Canary Islands, Cape Verde, Madeira, and locally in western Morocco, and introduced to the Azores. There are a few around Gibraltar as well, some are very old indeed.



(news and image by Serhiy Dzhyshkariani)
(information taken from the Wikipedia)

Guatemala 1 quetzal 2013 - Thinner and lighter type

The Bank of Guatemala released a 2013 dated coin of 1 quetzal that is much thinner and lighter than previous years:



SPECIFICATIONS
Same material, edge and diameter as before.
Weight: 6.40 g (previously 10.00)
Width: 1.33 (previously 2.02)

(news by Michel Guerin)

LINK: Banco de Guatemala

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

South Korea 1000 won 2015 - 7th World Water Forum

New commemorative:

'7th World Water Forum, in Daegu-Gyeongbuk'

The World Water Forum is an event focusing on the discussion on perceived issues surrounding water. It is hosted by the World Water Council and takes place every three years.



(image taken from www.worldbcnews.com)

LINK: Bank of Korea

France 2 euro 2015 - 70 years of Peace in Europe

New bimetallic circulating commemorative:

'70 years of Peace in Europe'



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: 4 million


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

Monday, February 2, 2015

Portugal 2,5 euros 2015 - O Fado

New CuNi and silver commemorative:

'UNESCO series - Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity: O Fado'



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


A proof silver issue will be minted too (2,500 pieces).

LINK: Portugal Mint

Turkey 1 lira 2015 - Angora cat and Angora goat

Two new fauna bimetallics by the Turkish Mint:

'Angora Cat and Angora Goat'

The Turkish Angora is a breed of domestic cat. They are one of the ancient, natural breeds of cat, having originated in central Turkey, in the Ankara region. The breed is also sometimes referred to as simply the Angora or Ankara cat.



The Angora goat is a breed of domestic goat that is named for Ankara, historically known as Angora. Angora goats produce the lustrous fibre known as mohair.



(news by Taigawirbel, Pabitra Saha and Gijs Vlothuizen)
(scans by Gijs Vlothuizen)
(information taken from Wikipedia)

Pakistan 20 rupees 2015 - Year of Friendly Exchange

New circulating commemorative:

'Pakistan-China Year of Friendly Exchange 2015'



(information and image by Pabitra Saha)