Thursday, August 27, 2015

Ukraine 5 & 10 hryvnia 2015 - Ternopil

New commemoratives:

"475 years of the first written mention of Ternopil"



(news and image from Pabitra Saha and Gijs Vlothuizen)

LINK: National Bank of Ukraine

Egypt 1 pound 2015 - Suez Canal

New bimetallic commemorative:

"Suez Canal"



(image from eBay seller philanote)

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Ukraine 20 hryvnia 2015 - Volodymyr the Great

New silver commemorative:

"Volodymyr the Great, Grand Duke of Kyiv"



(news from Potabenko Sergey)
(image from eBay seller fanskating)

SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: silver .925
Weight: 62.20 g
Diameter: 50.00 mm
Mintage: 2,000


LINK: National Bank of Ukraine

Ukraine 5 hryvnia 2015 - Chernivtsi Oblast

New bimetallic commemorative:

"75 Years of the Chernivtsi Oblast"



(news from Shamik Biswas)
(image from eBay seller vintageclub_ua)

LINK: National Bank of Ukraine

Kazakhstan 50 tenge 2015 - Assembly of the People of Kazakhstan

New commemorative:

"20th Anniversary of the Assembly of the People of Kazakhstan"



(news by Taigawirbel, Sergey Sichkarev, Shamik Biswas, Pabitra Saha and Gijs Vlothuizen)

SPECIFICATIONS
Weight: 11.17 g
Diameter: 31.00 mm
Thickness: 2.00 mm
Edge: grooved with 10 sectors of corrugation
Mintage: 50 000


LINK: National Bank of Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan 50 tenge 2015 - Constitution of Kazakhstan

New commemorative:

"20th anniversary of the Constitution of Kazakhstan"



(news by Taigawirbel, Sergey Sichkarev, Shamik Biswas, Pabitra Saha and Gijs Vlothuizen)

SPECIFICATIONS
Weight: 11.17 g
Diameter: 31.00 mm
Thickness: 2.00 mm
Edge: grooved with 10 sectors of corrugation
Mintage: 50 000


LINK: National Bank of Kazakhstan

Brazil 1 real 2015 - Rio 2016 more coins

New circulating bimetallics:

'Rio 2016 Games'

The next 4 coins are ready.

Volleyball:



Judo:



Football:



Paralympic Athletics:



(news by Taigawirbel, Pabitra Saha and Jo Hoogeveen)

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

Transnistria 25 roubles 2015 - 25 years of the Transnistrian Republic

New bimetallic commemorative:

"25th anniversary of the Transnistrian Republic"



SPECIFICATIONS
External ring: brass
Center disc: steel
Diameter: 29.00 mm
Weight: 10.00 g
Edge: Smooth
Circulation: 5,000


(news by Taneli Perätalo)

LINK: Trans-Dniester Republican Bank

Latvia 2 euro 2015 - 30 years of the EU flag

The new bimetallic circulating commemorative common design for Latvian issue is ready:

"30 years of the European Union flag"



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


Kazakhstan 50 tenge 2015 - Abai

New commemorative:

"Portraits on banknotes: Abai"



(news by Taigawirbel, Sergey Sichkarev, Shamik Biswas, Pabitra Saha and Gijs Vlothuizen)

SPECIFICATIONS
Weight: 11.17 g
Diameter: 31.00 mm
Thickness: 2.00 mm
Edge: grooved with 10 sectors of corrugation
Mintage: 100 000


LINK: National Bank of Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan 50 tenge 2014 - Kyzylorda

New commemorative:

"Cities: Kyzylorda"



(news by Taigawirbel, Sergey Sichkarev, Shamik Biswas, Pabitra Saha and Gijs Vlothuizen)

SPECIFICATIONS
Weight: 4.71 g
Diameter: 23.00 mm
Edge: grooved
Mintage: 50 000


LINK: National Bank of Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan 50 tenge 2014 - Uralsk

New commemorative:

"Cities: Uralsk"



(news by Taigawirbel, Sergey Sichkarev, Shamik Biswas, Pabitra Saha and Gijs Vlothuizen)

SPECIFICATIONS
Weight: 4.71 g
Diameter: 23.00 mm
Edge: grooved
Mintage: 50 000


LINK: National Bank of Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan 50 tenge 2014 - Buran

New commemorative:

"Space: Buran"



(news by Taigawirbel, Sergey Sichkarev, Shamik Biswas, Pabitra Saha and Gijs Vlothuizen)
(real image from eBay seller kot_xxl)

SPECIFICATIONS
Weight: 11.17 g
Diameter: 31.00 mm
Thickness: 2.00 mm
Edge: grooved with 10 sectors of corrugation
Mintage: 100 000


LINK: National Bank of Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan 50 tenge 2014 - Taikazan

New CuNi commemorative:

"Treasures of the Steppe: Taikazan"



(news by Taigawirbel, Sergey Sichkarev, Shamik Biswas, Pabitra Saha and Gijs Vlothuizen)
(real image from eBay seller kot_xxl)

SPECIFICATIONS
Weight: 11.17 g
Diameter: 31.00 mm
Thickness: 2.00 mm
Edge: grooved with 10 sectors of corrugation
Mintage: 100 000


LINK: National Bank of Kazakhstan

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Off-topic: minting error in Luxembourg 20 cents 2004

I found this error among my coins yesterday.
It is a circulated Luxembourg 20 cents from 2004, with a metal addition.



Closer detail:



What kind of error do you think it is?

Contact me if you are interested in getting it. I would swap for any coins for my collection.

Netherlands 5 & 10 euro 2015 - Van Nelle Factory

New commemoratives in silver and gold:

World Heritage sites: "Van Nelle Factory"



LINK: Royal Dutch Mint

Cook Islands 2015 - New family of coins

A new coin family has been minted by the Royal Australian Mint for the Cook Islands.



Specifications and motifs:



(news and images by Wolfgang Schuster and Pabitra Saha)

Monday, August 24, 2015

Lithuania 20 euro 2015 - Michal Kleofas Oginski

New silver collectors' issue:

"250th birth anniversary of Michal Kleofas Oginski"

Michal Kleofas Oginski (1765-1833) was a Polish composer, diplomat, politician, Grand Treasurer of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, and a senator of Tsar Alexander I.



(news by Pabitra Saha)
(biographical data taken from the Wikipedia)

LINK: Bank of Lithuania

China 1 yuan 2015 - End of WWII

New circulating commemorative:

"70th anniversary of the end of WWII"



(news by Pabitra Saha)

Greece 2 euro 2015 - Spiridon Louis

New bimetallic circulating commemorative:

"75 years of the death of Spiridon Louis"

Spiridon Louis was a Greek athlete who won the gold in the marathon of the first Olympics of the modern era, in 1896.



(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


Peru 1 nuevo sol 2015 - National Mint of Peru

New circulating type:

"450th anniversary of the creation of the National Mint of Peru"



A silver and a gold coin have been minted also under this theme.

(news and image by David Velarde and Peter Kaminsky)

LINK: Peru Central Bank

Friday, August 21, 2015

Papua New Guinea 2 kina 2015 - XVth Pacific Games

New commemorative:

"XVth Pacific Games"



(news and image from Pabitra Saha)

Vanuatu 2015 - New family of coins

A new coin family has been minted by the Royal Australian Mint for Vanuatu.

The motifs are:

5 Vatu: Traditional outrigger canoe
10 Vatu: Coconut crab
20 Vatu: Traditional community leaders "jifs"
50 Vatu: Copra and Kava
100 Vatu: Parliament building



The 100 vatu type:



Specifications:



(news and images by Niels van Schendel)

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Portugal 2,5 euros 2015 - Embroidery of Castelo Branco

New CuNi, silver and gold commemoratives:

"Portuguese etnography: Embroidery of Castelo Branco"



SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: CuNi
Weight: 10.00 g
Diameter: 28.00 mm
Mintage: 100 000
Artist: Isabel Carriço e Fernando Branco
Release date: september


It will be available also in silver and gold. The silver coin will have the bird painted in blue as they usually appear in these very colorful embroideries.

You can find many more works by the authors at their Facebook page.

(news and information by Antão Almada)

LINK: Portugal Mint

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Spain 30 euro 2015 - Don Quixote of La Mancha

New silver commemorative:

"4th centenary of the publication of the second part of Don Quixote of La Mancha"



SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: Silver .925
Diameter: 33.00 mm
Weight: 18.00 g
Mintage: 1 million
Release date: october


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

LINK: Spanish Mint

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Transnistria 1 rouble 2015 - Cathedral of the Transfiguration in Bendery

New commemorative:

"Cathedral of the Transfiguration in Bendery"



(news and image by Gijs Vlothuizen)

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


LINK: Trans-Dniester Republican Bank

Slovakia 2 euro 2015 - Ludovit Stur

New bimetallic circulating commemorative:

"200 years of the Birth of Ludovit Stur"

Ludovít Velislav Štúr (1815-1856) was the leader of the Slovak national revival in the 19th century, the author of the Slovak language standard eventually leading to the contemporary Slovak literary language. Štúr was an organizer of the Slovak volunteer campaigns during the 1848 Revolution, he was also politician, poet, journalist, publisher, teacher, philosopher, linguist and member of the Hungarian Parliament.



(news and image by Tomáš Dioši)
(biographical data taken from the Wikipedia)

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
Issue date: october


Panama 50 centesimos 2015 - San Jose Convent

New circulating commemorative:

This is the 6th coin of the series of 10 coins 'Old Panama':

"San Jose Convent"



(news by Pabitra Saha and Egon Conti)
(image from Alexey Malykh)

Finland 10 & 20 euro 2015 - Tapio Wirkkala

New silver collectors issues:

"100th anniversary of the birth of Tapio Wirkkala"

Tapio Wirkkala (1915–1985) was a Finnish designer and sculptor, a major figure of post-war design. His work ranges from plastic ketchup bottles and metalware to glass, ceramics and plywood in a range of styles. He designed the Finnish markka banknotes introduced in 1955. His range was immense, designing glassware, stoneware, jewelry, and furniture for mass production, as well as individual sculptures in several media.



(news by Pabitra Saha)
(images taken from the Mint of Finland)
(biographical data taken from Wikipedia)

SPECIFICATIONS
Material: Silver .925 (20€) and .500 (10€)
Diameter: 38.60 mm (20€) and 28.5 mm (10€)
Weight: 25.50 g (20€) and 10 g (10€)
Designer: Aimo Katajamäki
Mintage: 5,000 (20€) and 10,000 (10€)
Issue date: 1st september


LINK: Bank of Finland
LINK: Mint of Finland

Finland 5 euros 2015 - Sports: Basketball

New bimetallic commemorative:

"Sports Finnish people love" series: Basketball.



(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: 24th august


Link: Mint of Finland