Thursday, October 29, 2015

UAE 1 dirham 2015 - Global Village 20th Season Celebrations

New circulating commemorative:

"Global Village 20th Season Celebrations"

To mark its 20th season, Global Village has announced the release of a limited edition commemorative One Dirham coin in cooperation with the UAE Central Bank.

The coin will be available for customers as a souvenir within VIP packs that went on sale on October 10th.



LINK: Central Bank of the UAE

(news by Pabitra Saha)

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Australia 1 dollar 2015 - National Rugby League

New commemorative:

"NRL - National Rugby League"



(news and image by Peter Kaminsky and Pabitra Saha)

SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: Al-Bronze
Weight: 9.00 g
Diameter: 25.00 mm
Edge: plain/reeded


LINK: Royal Australian Mint

Australia 1 dollar 2015 - Australian Football League

New commemorative:

"AFL - Australian Football League"



(news and image by Peter Kaminsky and Pabitra Saha)

SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: Al-Bronze
Weight: 9.00 g
Diameter: 25.00 mm
Edge: plain/reeded


LINK: Royal Australian Mint

Australia 20 cents 2015 - Coo-ee March

New commemorative:

"Australia remembers: Coo-ee March on 10th October 1915"



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


(news and image by Peter Kaminsky and Pabitra Saha)

LINK: Royal Australian Mint

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Colombia 5,000 pesos 2015 - Saint Laura Montoya

New CuNi commemorative:

"Saint Mother Laura Montoya Upegui"



SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: CuNi
Weight: 21.75 g
Diameter: 35.00 mm
Mintage: 100 000 (400 000 more might be minted depending on demand)


(news and image by Guillermo Granados, Fran Pascual and Pabitra Saha)

LINK: Colombia Central Bank

Friday, October 23, 2015

Niue 2 dollars 2015 - Bruce Lee

New silver collectors items by the Singapore Mint:

"75th Birth Anniversary of Bruce Lee"

Legend of the Dragon 1oz 999 Fine Silver Proof Colour Coin:



Legend of Jeet Kune Do 1oz 999 Fine Silver Proof Colour Coin:



LINK: The Singapore Mint

Canada 2 dollars 2015 - Remembrance Day

New circulating commemorative bimetallic:

The Royal Canadian Mint issued this bimetallic as part of this years' Remembrance Day set (In Flanders Fields):



(news by Ashwin Lobo and Pabitra Saha)

LINK: Royal Canadian Mint

Canada 25 cents 2015 - Remembrance Day poppy

New circulating commemoratives:

The Royal Canadian Mint issued these coins (normal and coloured) as part of this years' Remembrance Day set (In Flanders Fields):



(news by Ashwin Lobo and Pabitra Saha)

LINK: Royal Canadian Mint

Poland 5 zlotys 2015 - Poznan Town Hall

New bimetallic circulating commemorative:

'Discover Poland: Poznan Town Hall'



(news by Michael Reissner)

SPECIFICATIONS
Ring composition: CuNi
Central disk composition: Aluminium-Bronze
Weight: 6.54 g
Diameter: 24.00 mm
Mintage: 1 200 000
Release: 6nov2015


LINK: National Bank of Poland
LINK: Polish State Mint

Portugal 2,5 euros 2015 - 2016 Olympic Games

New CuNi, silver and gold commemoratives:

"2016 Olympic Games in Rio"



SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: CuNi
Weight: 10.00 g
Diameter: 28.00 mm
Mintage: 150 000
Artist: Joana Vasconcelos


It will be available also in silver and gold.

(news and information by Kramer Vajk)

LINK: Portugal Mint

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Australia 2 dollars 2015 - Remembrance Day

New commemorative:

"Remembrance Day"

Australia's newest coloured circulating coin is available for a limited time in a pack of five at face value. This special coin release marks 100 years of the unforgettable war poem In Flanders Fields of which an inscription is included in the emotive coin design. Sculpted larks surround the orange coloured rings which represent the sunset glow, referred to in the poem.

50,000 pieces of the 'C' Mintmark type are available also.



SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: Aluminium-Bronze
Weight: 6.60 g
Diameter: 20.62 mm
Designer: Aleksandra Stokic


(news and image by Peter Kaminsky and Pabitra Saha)

LINK: Royal Australian Mint

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Kyrgyzstan 5 & 10 som 2015 - Kyz Kuumai

New collectors issue in CuNi and Silver:

"National sports and folk games: Kyz Kuumai"

This is a picture of the CuNi coin of 5 som:



(news and image by Taigawirbel and Gijs Vlothuizen)

LINK: National Bank of the Kyrgyz Republic

Austria 10 euros 2015 - Burgenland

New copper and silver commemoratives:

"States collection 8th coin: Burgenland"



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

LINK: Austrian Mint

Paraguay 1 guarani 2015 - Tereré

New silver commemorative:

"X Iberoamerican series: Tereré"



Mexico 20 pesos 2015 - Air Force Centenary

New bimetallic circulating commemorative:

"Mexican Air Force Centenary"



(news and image by Limon Talha and Pabitra Saha)

LINK: Banco de Mexico

Monday, October 19, 2015

Latvia 5 euro 2015 - Valse Melancolique by Emils Darzinš

New silver collectors issue:

"Valse Melancolique by Emils Darzinš"



(news by Pabitra Saha and Sergey Sichkarev)

SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: Silver .925
Diameter: 35.00 mm
Weight: 22.00 g
Mintage: 5,000
Mint: Koninklijke Nederlandse Munt (Netherlands)
Artists: Ilmars Blumbergs (graphic design) and Janis Strupulis (plaster model)


LINK: Bank of Latvia

Friday, October 16, 2015

Off-Topic: Can you give me exact info about this Indore coin?

I have this piece in my coin collection that needs identification. Can you help?

It is Indian Indore State copper 1/4 anna. Weights 6.22 grams. Diameter is 26 mm. Since there are several types (KM#32, KM#33...) I need exact identification. Thanks in advance!




Thursday, October 15, 2015

Pakistan 5 rupees 2015 - New type

New circulation type:

After some years (latest date is 2006), Pakistan has released the 5 rupees coin again.
This time it is smaller, lighter and with different composition than previous type KM#65 (which was CuNi and 6.50 g):



(news and image by Aidan Work, Pabitra Saha and Shamik Biswas)

SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: 79%Cu-20%Zn-1%Ni
Weight: 3.00 g
Issue date: october 15th


Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Egypt 100 pounds 2014 - Scouts

New silver collectors item:

"Egypt Scouts centenary"



(news and image by Egon Conti)