Thursday, July 26, 2018

Portugal 2 euro 2018 - Ajuda Botanical Garden

New bimetallic circulating commemorative:

"250th Anniversary of the Ajuda Botanical Garden"



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: Luc Luycx and João Fazenda


LINK: Portugal Mint

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Gibraltar 50 pence & 1 pound 2017 - Referendum of 1967

New circulating types:

"50th anniversary of the Referendum of 1967"



A 50 pence coin with this motif has been minted also:



(information and images sent by Egon Conti)

Spain 30 euro 2018 - 1300 years of the Kingdom of Asturias

New silver commemorative to be issued soon:

"1300 years of the Kingdom of Asturias"



(image taken from eurocoinland.wordpress.com)

LINK: Spanish Mint

Australia 2 dollars 2018 - Sydney Invictus Games

New commemorative type:

"Sydney Invictus Games"



SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: Al-Bronze
Weight: 6.60 g
Diameter: 20.50 mm
Mintage: 2.3 million
Designer: Alexandra Stokic


(news by Peter Kaminsky)

LINK: Royal Australian Mint

Finland 5 euro 2018 - Tammerkoski

New bimetallic commemorative:

"Finnish National Landscapes" series: Tammerkoski



SPECIFICATIONS
Core composition: CuNi
Ring composition: Nordic Gold
Diameter: 27.25 mm
Weight: 9.80 g


(image taken from Mint of Finland)

Link: Mint of Finland

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Uruguay 1,000 pesos 2016 - Fray Bentos UNESCO heritage

New silver commemorative:

"Fray Bentos UNESCO heritage"



Turkey 1 lira 2018 - Transition to Presidential Government

New bimetallic commemorative type:

"Transition to Presidential Government"



(news and image from Pabitra Saha and Gijs Vlothuizen)

Transnistria 1 rouble 2018 - Swan

New commemorative:

"Red book series: Swan"



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


(image by eBay seller vasid2009)

LINK: Trans-Dniester Republican Bank

Transnistria 1 rouble 2018 - Valentina Tereshkova

New commemorative:

"55 years of the first flight of Valentina Tereshkova"



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


(news by Sergey Potabenko)
(image by eBay seller vasid2009)

LINK: Trans-Dniester Republican Bank

Kazakhstan 100 tenge 2018 - Astana

New commemorative:

"20th Anniversary of Astana as the capital city of Kazakhstan"



(news and image by Sergey Potabenko, Gijs Vlothuizen and Pabitra Saha)

LINK: National Bank of Kazakhstan

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

China 10 yuan 2018 - High speed Rail

New circulating bimetallic commemorative to be issued by september:

High speed Rail



(news and image by Pabitra Saha and Gijs Vlothuizen)

British Antarctic Territory 50 pence 2018 - Boaty McBoatface

New CuNi diamond finish collectors item:

"Boaty McBoatface"



LINK: World Mint News Blog

Monday, July 16, 2018

Australia 50 cents 2018 - Villers-Bretonneux - The Western Front

New commemorative:

"Villers-Bretonneux - The Western Front"



SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: CuNi
Weight: 15.55 g
Diameter: 31.51 mm
Mintage: 15,000


LINK: Royal Australian Mint

Australia 50 cents 2018 - Amiens - The Western Front

New commemorative:

"Amiens - The Western Front"



SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: CuNi
Weight: 15.55 g
Diameter: 31.51 mm
Mintage: 15,000


LINK: Royal Australian Mint

Thursday, July 12, 2018

France 2 euro 2018 - Simone Veil

New bimetallic circulating commemorative:

"Simone Veil"



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 11, 2018

Peru 1 sol 2018 - National School of Fine Arts

New silver commemorative:

"100 years of the National School of Fine Arts of Peru"



(news by David Velarde)

LINK: Peru Central Bank

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Gibraltar 50 pence 2018 - Baboon

New commemorative:

"Last item in the Primates series: Baboon"



SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: CuNi
Weight: 8.00 g
Diameter: 27.30 mm
Mintage: 7,500


Monday, July 9, 2018

Lithuania 2 euro 2018 - Song and Dance Celebration

New bimetallic circulating commemorative:

"Song and Dance Celebration"



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
Designer: Eglė Ratkutė
Mintage: 500 000


LINK: Bank of Lithuania

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Isle of Man 50 pence 2018 - Sapphire Coronation

Five new CuNi commemoratives:

"The Sapphire Coronation"



Friday, June 29, 2018

Uzbekistan 2018 - New circulating coin family

Four new nickel-plated-steel coin types will be issued for circulation next week:



(news by Grigorii Golosov and Pabitra Saha)

LINK: Central Bank of the Republic of Uzbekistan

Friday, June 22, 2018

India 10 rupees 2015 - 125th birth anniversary of Dr S Radhakrishnan

New circulating bimetallic:

"125th birth anniversary of Dr S Radhakrishnan"



(news and image by Wolfgang Schuster)

India 10 rupees 2015 - 150th birth anniversary of Lala Lajpat Rai

New circulating bimetallic:

"150th birth anniversary of Lala Lajpat Rai"



(news and image by Wolfgang Schuster)

India 10 rupees 2015 - 475th birth Anniversary of Maharana Pratap

New circulating bimetallic commemorative:

"475th birth Anniversary of Maharana Pratap"



(news and image by Wolfgang Schuster and Pabitra Saha)

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Philippines 2017 new circulation family

New circulating family:



(news and image by Wolfgang Schuster)

LINK: Central Bank of Philippines

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Latvia 5 euro 2018 - The Garden of Destiny

New silver collectors issue:

"The Garden of Destiny"



The idea of the Garden of Destiny came as a response to a heartfelt desire of the people to create a national memorial site in honour of those 600 thousand people of Latvia who suffered and perished during totalitarian regimes of the 20th century.

SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: Silver .925
Weight: 31.47 g
Diameter: 38.61 mm
Mintage: 3,000
Mint: Koninklijke Nederlandse Munt (The Netherlands)
Graphic design: Frančeska Kirke
Plaster model: Ligita Franckeviča


A stamp was released also:



LINK: Bank of Latvia

Belgium 2.5 euro 2018 - The Red Devils

New commemorative:

"The Red Devils"



SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: Brass
Weight: 10.50 g
Diameter: 25.65 mm
Mintage: 500 000 (coincard)


LINK: www.herdenkingsmunten.be

Finland 5 euro 2018 - The Archipelago Sea

New bimetallic commemorative:

"Finnish National Landscapes" series: The Archipelago Sea



SPECIFICATIONS
Core composition: CuNi
Ring composition: Nordic Gold
Diameter: 27.25 mm
Weight: 9.80 g


(image taken from Mint of Finland)

Link: Mint of Finland

Tajikistan 2018 - New circulating types

Three new coin types were issued today for circulation:



(news by Grigorii Golosov)

LINK: National Bank of the Republic of Tajikistan

Monday, June 18, 2018

Iran 5000 rials 2018 - Iranian capital market

New commemorative:

"50th Anniversary of the Iranian capital market"



(image from Central Bank of Iran)
(news from Potabenko Sergey)

Transnistria 1 rouble 2017 - World Cup Russia 2018

New commemorative:

"World Cup Russia 2018"



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


(news and image by Alexey Malykh and Egon Conti)

LINK: Trans-Dniester Republican Bank

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Peru 1 sol 2018 - White-winged guan

New circulating type:

"White-winged guan - Pava aliblanca (Penelope albipennis)"

This is the 5th coin of the series "Endangered Fauna from Peru":



(news and image by David Velarde)

LINK: Peru Central Bank

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Lithuania 1.5 euro 2018 - Saint Jonas Festival

New CuNi collectors' issue:

"Traditional Lithuanian Celebrations series: Saint Jonas Festival - Joninės (Rasos)"



A silver 5€ coin has been minted too.

LINK: Bank of Lithuania

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Italy 2 euro 2018 - Ministry of Health

New bimetallic circulating commemorative:

"60 years of Ministry of Health"

The coincard and proof versions are released already. The rolls with circulation pieces will be issued later this year.



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)

LINK: Italian Mint

Italy 10 euro 2018 - Trajan

New gold proof collectors issue:

"Roman emperors series: Trajan"



SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: gold .900
Diameter: 13.85 mm
Weight: 3.00 g
Mintage: 1,500


LINK: Italian Mint

Italy 10 euro 2018 - The Baroque Age

New silver proof collectors issue:

"The Baroque Age"



SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: silver .925
Diameter: 34.00 mm
Weight: 22.00 g
Mintage: 4,000


LINK: Italian Mint

Italy 10 euro 2018 - World Cup in Russia

New silver proof collectors issue:

"World Cup in Russia"



SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: silver .925
Diameter: 34.00 mm
Weight: 22.00 g
Mintage: 6,000


LINK: Italian Mint

Italy 5 euro 2018 - Pisa Cathedral

New silver proof collectors issue:

"900 years from the Consecration of the Pisa Cathedral"



SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: silver .925
Diameter: 32.00 mm
Weight: 18.00 g
Mintage: 4,000


LINK: Italian Mint

Italy 5 euro 2018 - 70th anniversary of the Italian Constitution

New silver proof collectors issue:

"70th anniversary of the Italian Constitution"



SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: silver .925
Diameter: 32.00 mm
Weight: 18.00 g
Mintage: 5,000


LINK: Italian Mint

Monday, June 11, 2018

United Kingdom 2 pounds 2018 - Captain James Cook

Three new bimetallic commemoratives will be issued in 2018, 2019 and 2020:

"250th anniversary of the first great voyage of Captain James Cook"



Designed by Gary Breeze, this coin features the stern of Captain Cook's famous ship, HM Bark Endeavour, leaving Plymouth. The ensign and the UK flag are visible alongside the distinctive signature of Cook and the number 250 to mark the anniversary.

The Royal Mint has announced that this will be the first coin in a unique set of three 2 Pounds coins issued over three years. Each reverse has been designed that when the coins are eventually placed together, a complete, larger design will be revealed. The next two coins will be released in 2019 and 2020.

(news by Peter Kaminsky)

LINK: British Royal Mint

Argentina 5 pesos 2018 - Russia World Cup

New silver collectors issue:

"Russia World Cup"



(news by Pabitra Saha)

Portugal 7,5 euro 2018 - Rosa Mota

New silver commemorative:

"Idols of Sport: Rosa Mota"



SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: silver .500
Weight: 18.50 g
Diameter: 33.00 mm
Mintage: 100 000
Artist: João Cutileiro


LINK: Portugal Mint

Finland 10 & 20 euro 2018 - Finnish Sauna Culture

New silver commemoratives of 10 & 20 euro to be launched on 9th july:

"Finnish Sauna Culture"



LINK: Bank of Finland
LINK: Mint of Finland

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Kyrgyzstan 5 som 2018 - 25 years of the National Currency

New CuNi collectors issue:

"25 years of the National Currency"



(news from Pabitra Saha)
(image from eBay seller numizmatkz)

LINK: National Bank of the Kyrgyz Republic

India 10 rupees 2015 - 200th birth anniversary of Tatya Tope

New circulating bimetallic:

"200th birth anniversary of Tatya Tope"



(news and image by Egon Conti)

Russia 25 roubles 2018 - International Army Games

New base metal commemoratives in normal and coloured editions:

"International Army Games"



LINK: Bank of Russia

Russia 10 roubles 2018 - Gorokhovets

New circulating bimetallic commemorative:

'Ancient towns of Russia: Gorokhovets'



(news from Jacek Stacel)

LINK: Bank of Russia

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Australia XXI Commonwealth Games 2018 - 7 new coin types

New commemorative coins:

"XXI Commonwealth Games"

The Royal Australian Mint has released a set with these 7 nice new coins:



(news and images by Peter Kaminsky)

LINK: Royal Australian Mint

Australia 50 cents 2018 - Battles of Coral and Balmoral

New commemorative:

"Battles of Coral and Balmoral"



SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: CuNi
Weight: 15.55 g
Diameter: 31.51 mm
Mintage: 30,000


LINK: Royal Australian Mint