Thursday, April 30, 2015

Italy 2 euro 2015 - EXPO Milan 2015

New bimetallic circulating commemorative:

'EXPO Milan 2015'



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)

Italy 10 euro 2015 - 70 Years of Peace in Europe

New silver commemorative:

'70 Years of Peace in Europe'



(information and image from eurocoinland.wordpress.com)

LINK: Italian Mint

Monday, April 27, 2015

India 10 rupees 2015 - Gandhi's return from South Africa

New circulating commemorative:

'Centenary of Gandhi's return from South Africa'



(news and scan by Shamik Biswas)

Friday, April 24, 2015

Russia 10 roubles 2015 - 70th anniversary of the end of the Great Patriotic War

Three new circulating bimetallic commemoratives:

'70th anniversary of the Victory of the Soviet People in the Great Patriotic War'



(news by Jacek Stacel and Taneli Perätalo)

LINK: Bank of Russia

Australia 2015 - 100th anniversary of ANZAC

The Royal Australian Mint has released 14 new 20-cents coins and a special 1-dollar coin to mark the 100th anniversary of ANZAC. The coins are in single cards in a special album.













(news and images from Peter Kaminsky)

LINK: Royal Australian Mint

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Australia 50 cents 2015 - Greece

New commemorative:

'Australia at War Series: Greece'



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


LINK: Royal Australian Mint

Australia 50 cents 2015 - El Alamein

New commemorative:

'Australia at War Series: El Alamein'



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


LINK: Royal Australian Mint

Australia 50 cents 2015 - Crete

New commemorative:

'Australia at War Series: Crete'



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


LINK: Royal Australian Mint

Australia 20 cents 2015 - Sir Henry Parkes

New commemorative:

'200th Anniversary of the Birth of Sir Henry Parkes'



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


LINK: Royal Australian Mint

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Rwanda 5000 francs 2014 - 50 years of the National Bank of Rwanda

New silver collectors' issue:

'50 years of the National Bank of Rwanda'



(news and image from Wolfgang Schian)

Ascension Island 1 crown 2015 - Napoleon Bonaparte

New silver collectors issue by the Pobjoy Mint:

'Bicentenary of Napoleon’s Exile'



A gold piece has been minted also.

(news ang image from Pabitra Saha)

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Brazil 1 real 2015 - Rio 2016

New circulating bimetallics:

'Rio 2016 Games'

The next 4 coins are ready.

Basketball:



Sailing:



Rugby:



Paracanoe:



Real images of the coins:



(news by Taigawirbel)
(real images taken from www.numismatica-visual.es)

SPECIFICATIONS
Ring composition: brass plated steel
Center composition: stainless steel
Weight: 7.00 g
Diameter: 27.00 mm
Edge: serrated


LINK: Banco Central do Brasil

Costa Rica 2012 new types

Wolfgang Schuster reports that these 2012 Costa Rica types should be considered as new types since they bear different numerals. Here you can see them, as compared with previous years:



a. 50 colones has a thick bold "50"
b. 10 colones has a smaller thin "10"
c. 5 colones has a larger "5"

The coats of arms are quite different, too:



Monday, April 20, 2015

Finland 10 euros 2015 - 70 Years of Peace in Europe

New silver collectors issue:

'70 Years of Peace in Europe'



SPECIFICATIONS
Material: Silver .925
Diameter: 33.00 mm
Weight: 17.00 g
Designer: Petri Neuvonen
Mintage: 10,000
Release date: 25th may


LINK: Bank of Finland
LINK: Mint of Finland

Saint Helena and Ascension 1 pound 2006 - New subtype

Wolfgang Schuster just reported that the 2006 issue has a different edge text than previous years 1991 and 2003 (KM#17), so it should be considered a different type:

a. 1991 and 2003 show an edge inscription: "COLONY OF ST. HELENA"
b. 2006 shows: "ISLAND ST. HELENA"



(information by Wolfgang Schuster)

Australia 2 dollars 2015 - Centenary of the Gallipoli Landing

New commemorative:

'Centenary of the Gallipoli Landing'



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


(news and image by Peter Kaminsky)

LINK: Royal Australian Mint

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Papua New Guinea 5 kina 2012 - Royal Diamond Jubilee

New commemorative:

'Royal Diamond Jubilee'

You can get this nice coin from my friend Sean Rooney (sirooney@hotmail.com).
Or you can visit his eBay pages for this and other nice items.



(news and scan from Wolfgang Schuster)

SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: Aluminium Bronze
Weight: 20.10 g
Diameter: 38.75 mm
Edge: reeded


Friday, April 17, 2015

Ukraine 2 hryvnia 2015 - 120th anniversary of the Kharkiv Zoo

New low mintage commemorative:

'120th anniversary of the Kharkiv Zoo'



(news from Potabenko Sergey and Pabitra Saha)

SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: CuNiZn
Weight: 12.80 g
Diameter: 31.00 mm
Mintage: 35,000


LINK: National Bank of Ukraine

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Ukraine 2 hryvnia 2015 - Jakiw Hnizdowskyj

New low mintage commemorative:

'Jakiw Hnizdowskyj'



(news from Potabenko Sergey and Pabitra Saha)

SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: CuNiZn
Weight: 12.80 g
Diameter: 31.00 mm
Mintage: 30,000


LINK: National Bank of Ukraine

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Slovakia 10 euros 2015 - Carpathian beech forest

New silver commemorative:

'Carpathian beech forest'



(news and image from eurocoinland.wordpress.com)

UAE 100 dirhams 2014 - Sharjah, Capital of Islamic Culture 2014

New silver commemorative:

The Central Bank of the UAE has announced that it will be issuing a commemorative silver coin to mark the occasion of selection of Sharjah as Capital of Islamic Culture 2014.



LINK: Central Bank of the UAE

(news by Pabitra Saha)

Austria 5 euro 2015 - Army

New copper and silver commemoratives will be released on 6th may:

'Austrian Army'



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

LINK: Austrian Mint

Thailand 50, 800 and 16000 baht 2015 - 60th birthday of princess Sirindhorn

New CuNi, silver and gold commemoratives:

'60th birthday of princess Sirindhorn'

This image shows the CuNi 50-baht and the silver 800-baht types:



(news by Pabitra Saha and Günter Rombey)
(images by Pabitra Saha and Johann Siemens)

A 16,000-baht gold coin has been minted too.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

United Kingdom 1 pound 2015 - Royal Arms

New circulating type:



(news by Andrew G)

LINK: British Royal Mint

Off-Topic: Are you interested in this error Spanish banknote?

One of my work mates just found this Spanish banknote among some inherited books. It is in perfect mint quality.

He is not a collector and might be interested in selling, but has no idea about prices. If you are interested, he will be happy to talk about it.

He is Roberto, his email: rmarijuan@gmail.com





Finland 5 euros 2015 - Animals of the Provinces: Ostrobothnia

New bimetallic commemorative:

'Animals of the Provinces' series: the stoat in Ostrobothnia.



(news by Pabitra Saha and Jacek Stacel)

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

Monday, April 13, 2015

Gibraltar 10 pence 2014 - Barbary Partridge

New circulating type:



(news from Andrew G)
(image from Dave Eveson)

Friday, April 10, 2015

Gibraltar 20 pence 2014 - Flower design

New circulating type:



(news from Niels van Schendel, Andrew G and Wolfgang Schuster)
(image from eBay seller clotty1980)

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Saudi Arabia 50 halala KM68 - Three subtypes

This last post tries to glue together previous ones, for a better understanding (thank you, Wolfgang!).

The 50 halala KM#68 (Schön#53) has 3 different types, as reported by Wolfgang Schuster.

Here you can see how year AH1431(2010) has a different calligraphy for 'khamsun halala’ (fifty halala) than year AH1428(2007):



The Arabic inscription 'khamsun halala’ (fifty halala) comes in 2 different forms regarding its calligraphy:

a) 1428H: the 'n' in khamsun is positioned above the u, and there are no diacritical marks below 'halala'

b) 1431H (and also 1434H & 1436H): the 'n' in khamsun is positioned left of the u, and diacritical marks are added below 'halala'

And in this second picture you can see that year AH1434(2013), and also AH1436(2015), has a straight position for year numerals, not like previous issues, that had a curved one:



So, finally, putting it all together, the 50 halala KM#68 exists in 3 distinct subtypes:

a) 1428H(2007): curved year, calligraphy type A for 'khamsun halala' without diacritical marks

b) 1431H(2010): curved year, calligraphy type B for 'khamsun halala' with diacritical marks

c) 1434H(2013) and 1436H (2015): straight year, calligraphy type B for 'khamsun halala' with diacritical marks

Image of the 1436H(2015) issue:



(information and images by Wolfgang Schuster)

Bahamas 5 cents 2015 - New design

New circulating design, following the recent changes also for the other denominations:



(news by Wolfgang Schuster and José Luis García Caballero)
(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: Central Bank of the Bahamas

Bahamas 1 cent 2014 - Magnetic type

New circulating type, now it is magnetic:



(news by Wolfgang Schuster)
(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: Central Bank of the Bahamas

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Saudi Arabia 50 halala 2013 & 2015 - Straight year

The 50 halala from years AH1434(2013) and AH1436(2015) have a straight year, not like previous years that had a curved one. They should all be cataloged as a different types.

In fact, as Wolfgang Schuster reports, the 50 Halala KM#68 exists in 3 distinct subtypes:

a. 1428H(2007): with curved year and calligraphy type A for 'khamsun halala' without diacritical marks

b. 1431H(2010): with curved year and calligraphy type B for 'khamsun halala' with diacritical marks

c. 1434H(2013) and 1436H (2015): with straight year and calligraphy type B for 'khamsun halala' with diacritical marks



(information and images by Wolfgang Schuster)

Kazakhstan 50 and 500 tenge 2015 - Great Patriotic War of 1941-1945

New CuNi and Silver commemoratives:

'70th anniversary of the victory in the Great Patriotic War of 1941-1945'



(news by Taigawirbel and Pabitra Saha)

LINK: National Bank of Kazakhstan

Nepal 2000 rupees 2014 - 18th SAARC Summit

New silver commemorative:

'18th SAARC Summit held in Kathmandu'



(information and image from Pabitra Saha and Gijs Vlothuizen)

LINK: Central Bank of Nepal

Brazil 1 real 2015 - 50 years of the Central Bank

New bimetallic commemorative:

'50th anniversary of the Brazilian Central Bank'



(news and image from Pabitra Saha and Jacek Stacel)

Greece 10 euro 2015 - Archimedes

New silver commemorative:

'Greek culture - Philosophers: Archimedes'



(news and image from Pabitra Saha)

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

India 5 rupees 2014 - Jawaharlal Nehru

New circulating commemorative:

'125th birth anniversary of Jawaharlal Nehru'



(news by Wolfgang Schuster, Shamik Biswas and Pabitra Saha)
(scan by Shabbir Disawala)