Thursday, July 23, 2015

Germany 2 euro 2018 - Berlin

New circulating bimetallic commemorative design announced:

Berlin: Schloss Charlottenburg palace in Berlin (design by Bodo Broschat)



Real picture of the motif:



Germany 2 euro 2017 - Rhineland-Palatinate

New circulating bimetallic commemorative design announced:

Rhineland-Palatinate: Porta Nigra, Roman city gate in Trier (design by Frantisek Chochola)



Real picture of the motif:



Germany 2 euro 2016 - Saxony

New circulating bimetallic commemorative design announced:

Saxony: Dresden's Zwinger courtyard and Crown Gate (design by Jordi Truxa)



Real picture of the motif:



Ukraine 5 hryvnia 2015 - Cathedral of the Assumption in Vladimir-Volyn

New commemorative:

'Architectural Monuments of Ukraine: Cathedral of the Assumption in Vladimir-Volyn'



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


(news by Gijs Vlothuizen)

LINK: National Bank of Ukraine

United Kingdom 5 pounds 2015 - 2nd Birthday of Prince George

New silver commemorative:

'2nd Birthday of Prince George'



(news and image by Pabitra Saha)

LINK: British Royal Mint

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Ukraine 2 hryvnia 2015 - Andrey Sheptytsky

New low mintage commemorative:

'150 anniversary of the birth of Andrey Sheptytsky'

Metropolitan Archbishop Andrey Sheptytsky (1865-1944) was the Metropolitan Archbishop of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church from 1901 until his death in 1944. His tenure spanned two world wars and seven political regimes: Austrian, Russian, Soviet, Polish, Soviet, General Government (Nazi), and again Soviet.



(news from Taigawirbel and Potabenko Sergey)
(image from Potabenko Sergey)
(biographical data taken from Wikipedia)

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


LINK: National Bank of Ukraine

Finland 2 euro 2015 - Akseli Gallen-Kallela

New bimetallic circulating commemorative planned for october:

'150th Anniversary of the Birth of painter Akseli Gallen-Kallela'



(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


LINK: Bank of Finland
LINK: Mint of Finland

Spain 2 euro 2016 - Aqueduct of Segovia

New bimetallic circulating commemorative for 2016:

'Aqueduct of Segovia'



Real image of the monument:



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 coin image by Pabitra Saha)

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Burundi 5000 fracs 2015 - African lion

New silver bullion issue in BU and Proof:



Bulgaria 10 levs 2015 - 100 years of Bulgarian Aircraft Manufacture

New silver collectors issue:

'100 years of Bulgarian Aircraft Manufacture'



(news and image by Pabitra Saha and Taigawirbel)

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


LINK: Bulgarian National Bank

Tonga 2015 - Better images

Here are the images of the new coins (taken from www.reservebank.to):



And a real picture for size comparison:



(news and images by Pabitra Saha and Taigawirbel)

LINK: National Reserve Bank of Tonga

Friday, July 17, 2015

United Kingdom 5 pounds 2015 - Royal Christening

New silver and gold commemoratives:

'Royal Christening of Princess Charlotte'



LINK: British Royal Mint

Sri Lanka 5 rupees 2014 - 75 years of Bank of Ceylon

New circulating commemorative:

'75 years of Bank of Ceylon'

Sri Lanka has finally released this coin on July 9th.



(information from Shamik Biswas)
(image taken from coins.lakdiva.org by Dr Ratnatunga)

Kyrgyzstan 10 som 2015 - Great bustard

New silver collectors issue:



(news by Taigawirbel)

SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: Silver 925/1000
Weight: 28.28 g
Diameter: 38.60 mm
Mintage: 3,000


LINK: National Bank of the Kyrgyz Republic

Friday, July 10, 2015

Ukraine 2 hryvnia 2015 - Petro Prokopovych

New low mintage commemorative:

'240 anniversary of the birth of Petro Prokopovych'

Petro Prokopovych (1775–1850) was the founder of commercial beekeeping. He introduced novelties in traditional beekeeping that allowed great progress in the practice.



(news from Taigawirbel and Pabitra Saha)
(image from Pabitra Saha)
(biographical data taken from Wikipedia)

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


LINK: National Bank of Ukraine

Thursday, July 9, 2015

South Sudan 2015 - New coin family

New circulating family for South Sudan:



You can find awesome images of the two bimetallic types at World Bimetallic Coin News.

You can order these coins from Murtaza Karimjee (m_abdeali@hotmail.com) at his web page africanbanknotes.blogspot.com or from his eBay site.

My own scan of the 10 piastres:



The 20 piastres:



And the 50 piastres:



(news and images from Aidan Work, Pabitra Saha, Niels van Schendel and myself)

Turkey 1 lira 2015 - Desert Monitor and Anatolian Wild Sheep

Two new fauna bimetallics by the Turkish Mint:

'Desert Monitor and Anatolian Wild Sheep'

The Desert monitor (Varanus griseus), is a species of monitor lizards found living throughout North Africa and Central and South Asia. They are carnivorous, feeding on a wide range of vertebrates and invertebrates.



The Anatolian wild sheep is one of the fifteen subspecies of the Asian Mouflon, one of five wild sheep kinds in Asia. Found only in Turkey, these species are unique to Turkey.



(news by Taigawirbel)
(information taken from Wikipedia)

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Canada 2 dollars 2015 - Baby Raccoons

New bimetallic commemorative:



Available only as part of the Special Edition Specimen Set.

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


LINK: Royal Canadian Mint

Monday, July 6, 2015

Finland 2 euro 2015 - 30 years of the EU flag

New bimetallic circulating commemorative:

'30 years of the European Union flag'



(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


LINK: Bank of Finland
LINK: Mint of Finland

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Malta 2 euros 2015 - Republic in 1974

New bimetallic circulating commemorative to celebrate the 5th of five major milestones in Malta's constitutional history:

'Republic of Malta in 1974'



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, July 1, 2015

Kazakhstan 50 and 500 tenge 2015 - Kazakh Khanate

New CuNi and Silver commemoratives:

'550th Anniversary of the Kazakh Khanate'



(news by Taigawirbel)

LINK: National Bank of Kazakhstan

Romania 50 bani 2015 - Currency Redenomination

New circulating commemorative:

'10th anniversary of the Currency Redenomination'



(news and image from Pabitra Saha)

LINK: Romania National Bank