Thursday, May 25, 2017

Turkey 1 & 5 lira silver coins in mint sets

Since 2012 Turkey is minting 1TL and 5TL coins (6.00 grams & 22.00 mm in diameter) in .500 silver as part of their type sets.

-in 2012 and 2013 the denomination is 5 Türk Lirasi
-from 2014 to 2017 it is 1 Türk Lirasi



The obverses show the logo of the Darphane/Turkish Mint:



(news and scans from Wolfgang Schuster)

Greece 2 euro 2017 - Nikos Kazantzakis

New bimetallic circulating commemorative:

"Nikos Kazantzakis"



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: ¿¿??


(news and image by Pabitra Saha)

Greece 2 euro 2017 - Archeological site of Philippi

New bimetallic circulating commemorative:

"Archeological site of Philippi"



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: ¿¿??


(news and image by Pabitra Saha)

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Australia 50 cents 2017 - 50th anniversary of the 1967 referendum

New CuNi and silver commemoratives:

"50th anniversary of the 1967 referendum and 25th anniversary of the Mabo decision"



(news from Pabitra Saha)

LINK: Royal Australian Mint

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Croatia 25 kuna 2017 - Membership in the United Nations

New circulating bimetallic:

"25th Anniversary of the Admission of the Republic of Croatia to Membership in the United Nations"



(information and image by Pabitra Saha and Taigawirbel)

LINK: Croatian National Bank

Germany 20 euro 2017 - 500th Anniversary of Reformation

New silver commemorative:

"500th Anniversary of Reformation"



(news and image from Pabitra Saha)

Lesotho 1 loti 2016 - New subtype

New circulating subtype:

Lesotho has restruck its 1 Loti coin with new date 2016. It was minted in South Africa and has a plain edge. It is a new subtype, because previous years showed reeded edge (minted at the Royal Mint).



(news and scan from Wolfgang Schuster)

Falkland Islands 5p 2011 and 10p 2004 - Magnetic types

Falkland used the old dies for striking new magnetic coins. Therefore 5 Pence 2011 and 10 Pence 2004 exist in non magnetic and magnetic versions:



(news and scan from Wolfgang Schuster)

Thailand 20 baht 2017 - 100th anniversary of Chulalongkorn University

New CuNi commemorative:

"100th anniversary of Chulalongkorn University"



(news by Pabitra Saha)

Latvia 5 euro 2017 - Latgale Congress

New silver collectors issue:

"Centenary of Latgale Congress"



SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: Silver .925
Weight: 26.00 g
Shape: square 32x32 mm
Mintage: 3,000
Mint: Faude & Huguenin SA (Switzerland)
Artist: Ivars Drulle (graphic design)


(news by Pabitra Saha)

LINK: Bank of Latvia

Slovakia 20 euro 2017 - Historical Preservation Area of Levoča

New silver commemorative:

"Historical Preservation Area of Levoča and the 500th anniversary of the completion of the high altarpiece in St Jacob's Church"



LINK: Kremnica Mint

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Transnistria 1 rouble 2017 - Memorial of Glory in Grigoriopol

New commemorative:

"Memorial of Glory in Grigoriopol"



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


(image from eBay seller vasid2009)

LINK: Trans-Dniester Republican Bank

Transnistria 1 rouble 2017 - Cathedral of all Saints in Dubăsari

New commemorative:

"Cathedral of all Saints in Dubăsari"



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


(image from eBay seller vasid2009)

LINK: Trans-Dniester Republican Bank

Netherlands 5 & 10 euro 2017 - 150 years of Dutch Red Cross

New commemoratives in silver plated copper, silver and gold:

"150 years of Dutch Red Cross"



Closer look of the silver plated copper issue:



(news by Jo Hoogeveen)

LINK: Royal Dutch Mint

Romania 50 bani 2017 - National monetary system

New collectors' issue:

"150 years of the law concerning the establishment of a new monetary system and the minting of national coins"



Silver (10 lei), gold (100 lei) and coppered tombac (1 leu) collectors' issues were released as well.

(news from Pabitra Saha)

LINK: Romania National Bank

Germany 5 euro 2017 - Tropical climate zone

New CuNi commemorative:

"Tropical climate zone"

The coin is the 1st in a five-piece series, "Climate zones of the Earth" (2017-21, one coin to be issued per year). The coin was designed by artist Stefanie Radtke, from Leipzig.



The coin consists of two different copper-nickel alloys and a translucent polymer ring. The coin weights 9 grams and is produced in both mint condition and with a proof-like finish. The mint condition coins were brought into circulation at their face value (€5) by the Deutsche Bundesbank on 27 April 2017. Two million coins were issued.

(news from Jo Hoogeveen and Pabitra Saha)

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Saint Helena and Ascension 5 & 10 pence 2015 - Magnetic core

These two 2015 denominations from Saint Helena and Ascension have a magnetic core, they are probably CuNi plated steel:



(news and scan from Wolfgang Schuster)

Paraguay 1 guarani 2017 - 58th meeting of the BID

New silver proof issue:

"58th meeting of the Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo"



SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: Silver .925
Weight: 13.50 g
Diameter: 33.00 mm
Mintage: 1,000


(news and image by Wolfgang Schuster)

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Russia 25 roubles 2017 - IPSC Rifle World Shoot

New base metal commemorative:

"2017 IPSC Rifle World Shoot championship"



(news and image by Igor Grin)

LINK: Bank of Russia

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Switzerland 20 francs 2017 - Steamboat Uri

New silver collectors' issue:

'Swiss steamships: Steamboat Uri'



(news and images by Egon Conti Rossini and Pabitra Saha)

LINK: Swiss Mint

Switzerland 20 francs 2017 - Yodelling Festival

New silver collectors' issue:

'Yodelling Festival'



(news and images by Egon Conti Rossini and Pabitra Saha)

LINK: Swiss Mint

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Portugal 2,5 euro 2017 - 100 years of the Fatima apparitions

New CuNi commemorative:

"100 years of the Fatima apparitions"



SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: CuNi
Weight: 10.00 g
Diameter: 28.00 mm
Mintage: 150 000
Artist: Clara Meneres


LINK: Portugal Mint

Portugal 7,5 euro 2017 - Wonders of Nature

New silver commemorative:

"Ibero-American series - Wonders of Nature"



SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: silver .500
Weight: 13.00 g
Diameter: 33.00 mm
Mintage: 60 000
Artist: João Fazenda


LINK: Portugal Mint

Portugal 7,5 euro 2017 - Architect Álvaro Siza Vieira

New silver commemorative:

"Architect Álvaro Siza Vieira"



SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: silver .500
Weight: 13.00 g
Diameter: 33.00 mm
Mintage: 60 000
Artist: Eduardo Souto Moura


LINK: Portugal Mint

Poland 10 zlotys 2017 - Nicolaus Copernicus

New silver commemorative:

'Great Polish Economists: Nicolaus Copernicus'



(news by Pabitra Saha)

LINK: National Bank of Poland
LINK: Polish State Mint

Poland 5 zlotys 2017 - Holy Trinity Chapel at Lublin Castle

New bimetallic circulating commemorative:

'Discover Poland: Holy Trinity Chapel at Lublin Castle'



Chapel and detail of the paintings:



(news by Jacek Stacel, Egon Conti and Pabitra Saha)

SPECIFICATIONS
Ring composition: CuNi
Central disk composition: Aluminium-Bronze
Weight: 6.54 g
Diameter: 24.00 mm


LINK: National Bank of Poland
LINK: Polish State Mint

Austria 20 euro 2017 - Empress Maria Theresa - Courage and Determination

New silver commemorative:

"Empress Maria Theresa - Courage and Determination"



LINK: Austrian Mint

Monday, May 8, 2017

Fiji 50 cents 2017 - Rugby Sevens team

New circulating commemorative:

"Fiji national rugby sevens team"



(information from Pabitra Saha and Aidan Work)

LINK: Reserve Bank of Fiji