Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Brazil 5 reais 2016 - Historic Centre of the Town of Olinda

New silver collectors' issue:

"UNESCO World Heritage: Historic Centre of the Town of Olinda"



(news from Taigawirbel)

LINK: Brazilian Central Bank

France 10 euro 2016 - Jean Gabin

New silver commemorative:

"Jean Gabin"



A proof 50 euros gold coin is available also.

(news and image from Pabitra Saha)

LINK: Monnaie de Paris

Zimbabwe 2016 - 1 dollar bond coin

New circulation bimetallic:



Like the other denominations, this bond coin was struck by the South African Mint.

(image by Johann Siemens)
(news by Pabitra Saha and Aidan Work)

Kazakhstan 100 tenge 2016 - 40 days celebration

New commemorative:

"40 days celebration"



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

SPECIFICATIONS
Weight: 11.17 g
Diameter: 31.00 mm


LINK: National Bank of Kazakhstan

Kyrgyzstan 10 som 2016 - Zhusup Balasagyn

New silver collectors' issue:

"1000th anniversary of Zhusup Balasagyn"



(news and image by Pabitra Saha)

LINK: National Bank of the Kyrgyz Republic

Monday, November 28, 2016

Australia 50 cents 2017 - Richie Benaud - The Voice of Cricket

New commemorative:

"Richie Benaud - The Voice of Cricket"



LINK: Royal Australian Mint

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Canada 1 dollar 2016 - Tundra Swan

This beautiful dollar coin is released only in the Specimen Set:



LINK: Royal Canadian Mint

Austria 5 euro 2017 - Blue Danube waltz

New copper and silver commemoratives:

"150 Years of the Blue Danube waltz"



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

LINK: Austrian Mint

Bulgaria 10 levs 2016 - 150 Years since the First Railroad in Bulgaria

New silver collectors issue:

"150 Years since the First Railroad in Bulgaria: Ruse – Varna"



(news and image by Pabitra Saha)

SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: Ag 925/1000
Weight: 23.33 g
Diameter: 38.61 mm
Edge: plain
Artist: Todor Todorov
Mintage: 3,000


LINK: Bulgarian National Bank

Off-Topic: Can you identify this item?

A friend sent me this photo of a piece that needs identification. Can you help?



Information received from André Milhorat: Actually, it is an Iraqi medal struck in 1978, for 10 years of seizure of power further to a coup d'état, by Ahmad Hassan al-Bakr, about the party Baas. Even if Saddam Hussein succeeded well him, this medal is previous to its diet because he took the power only in 1979. The translations are the following ones. Outside, from top to bottom: "an Arabic nation with an eternal message", "Unity, Freedom, Socialism" (converse about the party Baas). In the middle: "Republic of Iraq", "1398-IV-3 July, 1978". In the center: "Tenth birthday", "Wealth", "IV-3 July, 1968"

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Jersey 10 pence 2014 - Magnetic core

this Jersey denomination has a magnetic core too, probably CuNi plated steel:



(image from my own collection)

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Isle of Man 50 pence 2016 - Christmas

New CuNi commemorative:



LINK: Isle of Man Post

Isle of Man 1 crown 2016 - HM Queen's 90th Birthday

New CuNi commemorative:

"HM Queen's 90th Birthday"



LINK: Isle of Man Post

Monday, November 21, 2016

Kazakhstan 100 tenge 2016 - Toktagan Zhangeldin

New commemorative:

"Toktagan Zhangeldin"



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

SPECIFICATIONS
Weight: 11.17 g
Diameter: 31.00 mm


LINK: National Bank of Kazakhstan

Russia 5 roubles 2016 - Liberation of capitals by Soviet forces in WWII

Fourteen new circulating commemoratives under the 'Great Patriotic War of 1941-1945' series:

1.Monument-museum to the liberators of Kiev
2.Mound of Glory in Smolevichi district of Minsk region
3.Monument to Soldiers-liberators in Vilnius
4.Part of the Memorial of martial glory in Kishinev
5.Monument to a soldier-liberator in Bucharest
6.Monument to a soldier-liberator in Tallinn
7.Monument to the liberators of Riga in Riga
8.Part of the monument to soldiers-liberators in Belgrade
9.Sculptural group in the Cemetery-mausoleum of soviet soldiers in Warsaw
10.Monument in memory of soldiers-liberators in Budapest
11.Monument-mausoleum to fallen soldiers of the Soviet Army in Bratislava
12.Monument to soviet soldiers in Vienna
13.Monument to a soldier-liberator in Berlin
14.Sculpture of the memorial to soviet soldiers in Prague



(news by Egon Conti and Gijs Vlothuizen)

LINK: Bank of Russia

Friday, November 18, 2016

Australia 20 cents 2016 - Dirk Hartog's Landfall

New commemoratives:

"400th Anniversary of Dirk Hartog's Landfall"



(news by Pabitra Saha)

LINK: Royal Australian Mint

Australia 50 cents & 1 dollar 2017 - Year of the Rooster

New commemoratives:

'Lunar Series: Year of the Rooster'



(news by Pabitra Saha)

LINK: Royal Australian Mint

Armenia 5000 drams 2016 - Vardan Mamikonian

New gold issue:

"Vardan Mamikonian"



(news and image by Pabitra Saha)

LINK: Central Bank of Armenia

Portugal 2,5 euro 2016 - Barcelos Ceramic

New CuNi commemorative:

"Portuguese Ethnography series: Barcelos Ceramic"



SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: CuNi
Weight: 10.00 g
Diameter: 28.00 mm
Mintage: 75,000
Artist: Baiba Sime


LINK: Portugal Mint

China 5 yuan 2016 - Sun Yat-sen

New commemorative:

"150th anniversary of the birth of Sun Yat-sen"



The security features:



(news and images by Pabitra Saha and www.numismatica-visual.es)

Belgium 2 euro 2016 - Child Focus

New bimetallic circulating commemorative:

"Child Focus"



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 by Pabitra Saha and www.numismatica-visual.es)

Thursday, November 17, 2016

France 2 euro 2016 - François Mitterrand

New bimetallic circulating commemorative:

"François Mitterrand"



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


Transnistria 1 rouble 2016 - Sagittarius

New commemorative:

"The Zodiac: Sagittarius"



SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: Nickel plated steel
Weight: 4.65 g
Diameter: 22.00 mm


LINK: Trans-Dniester Republican Bank

Transnistria 1 rouble 2016 - Year of the Rooster 2017

New commemorative:

"Year of the Rooster 2017"



SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: Nickel plated steel
Weight: 4.65 g
Diameter: 22.00 mm


LINK: Trans-Dniester Republican Bank

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Slovakia 10 euro 2016 - Juraj Turzo

New silver commemorative:

"400th Anniversary of death of Juraj Turzo"



(news and image by Pabitra Saha)

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Turkey 1 lira 2016 - 15th july martyrs & veterans

New bimetallic commemorative type:

"15th july martyrs & veterans"



(image taken from eBay seller fortumor)

Peru 1 sol 2016 - Francisco Bolognesi Cervantes

New silver commemorative:

"200 years of the birth of Francisco Bolognesi Cervantes"



(news and image by David Velarde and Pabitra Saha)

LINK: Peru Central Bank

Peru 1 sol 2016 - New type

New circulating type in "sol" instead of "nuevo sol":



(news and image from David Velarde)

Latvia 2 euro 2016 - Vidzeme region

New bimetallic circulating commemorative:

"Vidzeme region"



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: common side by Luc Luycx, national side by Laimonis Šēnbergs (graphic design) and Jānis Strupulis (plaster model)
Mint: UAB Lietuvos monetu kalykla (Lithuania)


Monday, November 14, 2016

Seychelles 2016 new circulation set

New circulating set for 2016 will be issued in december, including a very nice not-round bimetallic 10 ruppes type:

The 1, 5 and 10 cents:



The 25 cents:



The 1 rupee type:



The 5 rupees design:



And finally, the 10 rupees bimetallic type:



(news by Pabitra Saha, Aidan Work, Nicolas Quentin and Limon Talha)

LINK: Central Bank of Seychelles

Friday, November 11, 2016

Canada 50 cents 2017 - Canada 150 years

New coin type for 2017:

As well as the already announced designs for the other denominations, Canada's 150th anniversary will bring a new design of the 50 cents, with the logo chosen for the celebrations:



(news and image by Daniel McIntyre)

LINK: Royal Canadian Mint

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Nauru 5 dollars 2016 - Royal Navy Ships

New commemoratives (or fantasy?):

Some friends sent me news about these two coins from Nauru that just arised in coin fairs & markets. They are nice, but probably only fantasy types, non-official ones. If I am wrong, please let me know!

"HMS Hermes"



"HMS Royal Oak"



(news by Egon Conti, Jo Hoogeveen and Gijs Vlothuizen)

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Transnistria 1 rouble 2016 - Cyril and Methodius Church in Dnestrovsk

New commemorative:

"Cyril and Methodius Church in Dnestrovsk"



SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: Nickel plated steel
Weight: 4.65 g
Diameter: 22.00 mm


LINK: Trans-Dniester Republican Bank

Kazakhstan 100 tenge 2016 - Tangun Korean Tale

New commemorative:

"Tangun Korean Tale"



(news by Egon Conti, Taigawirbel, Gijs Vlothuizen and Pabitra Saha)

SPECIFICATIONS
Weight: 11.17 g
Diameter: 31.00 mm
Mintage: 100 000


LINK: National Bank of Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan 100 tenge 2016 - Chamit Ergali

New commemorative:

"Chamit Ergali"



(news by Egon Conti, Taigawirbel, Gijs Vlothuizen and Pabitra Saha)

SPECIFICATIONS
Weight: 11.17 g
Diameter: 31.00 mm
Mintage: 100 000


LINK: National Bank of Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan 100 tenge 2016 - Alihan Bukeihanov

New commemorative:

"150th anniversary of Alihan Bukeihanov"



(news by Egon Conti, Taigawirbel, Gijs Vlothuizen and Pabitra Saha)

SPECIFICATIONS
Weight: 11.17 g
Diameter: 31.00 mm
Mintage: 100 000


LINK: National Bank of Kazakhstan

Friday, November 4, 2016

Lesotho 5 maloti 2016 - Golden Jubilee of Independence

New bimetallic commemorative:

"Golden Jubilee of Independence"



(news by Pabitra Saha)

Transnistria 1 rouble 2016 - Temple in the name of Sophia, Stroienti

New commemorative:

"Temple in the name of Sophia, the Wisdom of God, Stroienti"



SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: Nickel plated steel
Weight: 4.65 g
Diameter: 22.00 mm


LINK: Trans-Dniester Republican Bank

Transnistria 1 rouble 2016 - Ophiuchus

New commemorative:

"The Zodiac: Ophiuchus"



SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: Nickel plated steel
Weight: 4.65 g
Diameter: 22.00 mm


(news by Jo Hoogeveen)

LINK: Trans-Dniester Republican Bank

Transnistria 1 rouble 2016 - Scorpio

New commemorative:

"The Zodiac: Scorpio"



SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: Nickel plated steel
Weight: 4.65 g
Diameter: 22.00 mm


(news by Jo Hoogeveen)

LINK: Trans-Dniester Republican Bank

Transnistria 1 rouble 2016 - Libra

New commemorative:

"The Zodiac: Libra"



SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: Nickel plated steel
Weight: 4.65 g
Diameter: 22.00 mm


(news by Jo Hoogeveen)

LINK: Trans-Dniester Republican Bank

Costa Rica 100 colones 2014 - New variety

My friend Wolfgang Schuster reported recently this variety of the Costa Rica 100 colones, in size of numerals and letters. Also some differences in the coat of arms. Here you can see it along with the previous 2007 type:



Thursday, November 3, 2016

Canada 2017 circulation set - My Canada, My Inspiration

New circulating set for 2017:

"My Canada, My Inspiration":

Canada's 150th anniversary will celebrate everything it means to be Canadian: the wonders of the country, the achievements, character, passions and the vision they have for their future.

In honour of this historic event, the Royal Canadian Mint invited Canadians across the country to submit and vote on designs for a brand-new series of commemorative coins. So these designs are made by Canadians for Canadians, exclusively for Canada's 150th anniversary year.

The 5 cents type:



The 10 cents:



The 25 cents type:



The 1 dollar design:



And finally, the 2 dollars type:



(news by Pabitra Saha)
(images by Alexandra Macklam)

LINK: Royal Canadian Mint