Thursday, December 13, 2018

USA 1 dollar 2018 - American Innovation

New circulating type:

"American Innovation Program introductory coin"

The new 15-year initiative honors innovators and innovations from each state, the District of Columbia, and the five USA territories (Puerto Rico, Guam, American Samoa, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands). The United States Mint American Innovation $1 Coin Program will run from 2018 through 2032.



LINK: The United States Mint

(information and image by Nicolas Quentin)

SPECIFICATIONS
Alloy: Nordic gold
Weight: 8.10 g
Diameter: 26.50 mm


China 10 yuan 2019 - Year of the Pig

New circulating bimetallic commemorative to be issued by the end of january:

10 yuan: 2019 - Year of the Pig



(news from Pabitra Saha)

Romania 50 bani 2018 - Centenary of the Great Union of 1918

New circulating commemorative:

"100 years since the Great Union of 1918"



SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: brass (CuZnNi)
Diameter: 23.75 mm
Weight: 6.10 g
Mintage: 1 million


A proof version of the 50 bani circulation type exists also. Silver (10 lei) and gold (500 lei) collectors' issues were released as well.

(news from Aurelian Vasile and Pabitra Saha)

LINK: Romania National Bank

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Portugal 7,5 euro 2018 - Eduardo Souto Moura

New CuNi commemorative:

"Portuguese architecture: Eduardo Souto Moura"



SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: CuNi
Weight: 13.00 g
Diameter: 33.00 mm
Mintage: 60 000
Artist: Álvaro Siza


A silver issue has also been minted.

LINK: Portugal Mint

Kenya 2018 - New circulating coin family

Four new beautiful fauna coin types have been issued for circulation:



Real image, for size comparison:



(news by Aidan Work and Pabitra Saha)
(imnages by Fran Pascual)

LINK: Central Bank of Kenya

Moldova 10 lei 2018 - 25 years of National Currency

New bimetallic circulating commemorative:

"25th anniversary of National Currency"



(news and images by Pabitra Saha and Wolfgang Schuster)

LINK: National Bank of Moldova

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Pakistan 50 rupees 2018 - International Anti Corruption Day

New circulating commemorative:

"International Anti Corruption Day"



(image from Aidan Work)
(news from Aidan Work and Pabitra Saha)

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Peru 1 sol 2018 - First coin minted at the Lima Mint

New silver commemorative:

"First coin minted at the Lima Mint"



(news and image by David Velarde)

LINK: Peru Central Bank

Friday, November 23, 2018

China 10 yuan 2018 - 40 years of Reform and Development

New circulating bimetallic commemorative:

40 years of Reform and Development



(news and image by Pabitra Saha)

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Georgia 5 lari 2018 - Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University

New silver commemorative:

"100th Anniversary of the Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University"



LINK: National Bank of Georgia

SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: Silver .925
Weight: 15.50 g
Diameter: 33.00 mm
Designer: Nino Gongadze
Mint: FNMT-RCM (Mint of Spain)
Mintage: 1,500


Georgia 10 lari 2018 - First Democratic Republic of Georgia

New silver commemorative:

"100th Anniversary of the establishment of the First Democratic Republic of Georgia"



LINK: National Bank of Georgia

SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: Silver .925
Weight: 15.50 g
Diameter: 33.00 mm
Designer: Mamuka Gongadze
Mint: FNMT-RCM (Mint of Spain)
Mintage: 1,500


Georgia 5 lari 2018 - Georgian book

New silver commemorative:

"Georgian book"



(news from Pabitra Saha)
(image taken from www.nbg.gov.ge)

LINK: National Bank of Georgia

SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: Silver .925
Weight: 15.50 g
Diameter: 33.00 mm
Designer: Irakli Paghava
Mint: Lithuanian mint
Mintage: 1,500


Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Panama 1 balboa 2019 - Church of Nuestra Señora de la Merced

New circulating bimetallic commemorative:

This is the 3rd coin of the series of 8 coins to celebrate the 'World Youth Day' to be held in Panama in 2019:

"Church of Nuestra Señora de la Merced"



Real image of the Church:



(news by Frans Dubois, Gijs Vlothuizen, Peter Kaminsky, Jo Hoogeveen, Egon Conti and Pabitra Saha)

Panama 1 balboa 2019 - San Felipe Neri Oratory

New circulating bimetallic commemorative:

This is the 2nd coin of the series of 8 coins to celebrate the 'World Youth Day' to be held in Panama in 2019:

"San Felipe Neri Oratory"



Old image of the Oratory:



(news by Frans Dubois, Gijs Vlothuizen, Peter Kaminsky, Jo Hoogeveen, Egon Conti and Pabitra Saha)

Panama 1 balboa 2019 - Santa María La Antigua Cathedral

New circulating bimetallic commemorative:

This is the 1st coin of the series of 8 coins to celebrate the 'World Youth Day' to be held in Panama in 2019:

"Santa María La Antigua Cathedral"



Real image of the Cathedral:



(news by Frans Dubois, Gijs Vlothuizen, Peter Kaminsky, Jo Hoogeveen, Egon Conti and Pabitra Saha)

Slovenia 3 euro 2018 - End of the First World War

New bimetallic commemorative:

"100th anniversary of the end of the First World War"



(news and image by Pabitra Saha)

Monday, November 12, 2018

Portugal 5 euro 2018 - 100 Years of the Armistice

New CuNi (and silver) commemorative:

"100 Years of the Armistice"



SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: CuNi
Weight: 14.00 g
Diameter: 30.00 mm
Mintage: 60 000
Artist: José Aurélio


LINK: Portugal Mint

Portugal 2,5 euro 2018 - Granary Houses

New CuNi commemorative (also silver and gold issues were minted):

"Portuguese Ethnography series: Granary Houses from Northwest of Portugal"



SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: CuNi
Weight: 10.00 g
Diameter: 28.00 mm
Mintage: 60 000
Artist: Isabel Carriço & Fernando Branco


LINK: Portugal Mint

Transnistria 1 rouble 2018 - Church of St. Andrew

New commemorative:

"Church of St. Andrew the First-Called in Tiraspol"



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 2018 - Church of the Intercession of the Holy Virgin

New commemorative:

"Church of the Intercession of the Holy Virgin in Tiraspol"



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 2018 - Butterfly

New commemorative:

"Red book series: Butterfly"



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


(image from eBay seller vasid2009)

LINK: Trans-Dniester Republican Bank

United Kingdom 50 pence 2018 - Christmas: The Snowman

New commemorative:

"Christmas: The Snowman"



A coloured version was minted also:



(news and images by Peter Kaminsky)

LINK: British Royal Mint

Saturday, November 10, 2018

Canada 1 dollar 2018 - Christmas Holiday Gift set

New commemorative dollar released only as part of the Christmas Holiday Gift set:



(news and image by Peter Kaminsky)

LINK: Royal Canadian Mint

Austria 5 euro 2019 - New Year

New copper and silver commemoratives:

"New Year"



(news by Jo Hoogeveen)

LINK: Austrian Mint

Austria 3 euro 2018 - The Frog

New CuNi dark-glowing commemorative:

"Colourful Creatures - The Frog"



(news from www.numismatica-visual.es)

LINK: Austrian Mint

Friday, November 9, 2018

Isle of Man 2 pounds 2018 - Hunt the Wren

New bimetallic commemorative:

"Hunt the Wren"



(news and photo from Peter Kaminsky)

Greece 2 euro 2018 - Union of the Dodecanese with Greece

New bimetallic circulating commemorative:

"70th Anniversary of the Union of the Dodecanese with Greece"



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)

Greece 2 euro 2018 - Kostis Palamas

New bimetallic circulating commemorative:

"75th Anniversary of the Death of Kostis Palamas"



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)

Thursday, November 8, 2018

Belgium 5 euro 2018 - Centenary of the Armistice

New CuNi commemorative:

"Centenary of the Armistice"



LINK: www.herdenkingsmunten.be

Malta 2 euro 2018 - Children in solidarity - Cultural Heritage

New bimetallic circulating commemorative:

From 'Children in Solidarity' series: Cultural Heritage



(news from Jacek Stącel)

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


Gibraltar 50 pence 2018 - Father Christmas

New collectors' coloured and uncoloured issues:



(images taken from www.pobjoy.com)

LINK: The Pobjoy Mint

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Libya 1 dinar 2017 - New type

This new Libyan coin is recently being seen in eBay and online coin shops:



SPECIFICATIONS
Weight: 9.25 g
Diameter: 29.00 mm
Thickness: 2.10 mm
Edge: reeded


(news and images by Wolfgang Schuster, Thomas Fehlhauer and Egon Conti)

Finland 5 euro 2018 - Olavinlinna Castle and Lake Pihlajavesi

New bimetallic commemorative:

"Finnish National Landscapes" series: Olavinlinna Castle and Lake Pihlajavesi



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

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

West African States 1 franc 2011 - Different composition and weight

New circulating type:

Instead of Stainless Steel like previous years (KM#8) these new type's composition is Nickel Galvanized Iron. And its weight is now 1.60 grams instead of the previous 1.65 grams.



(information and scan by Wolfgang Schuster)

Thursday, November 1, 2018

Dominican Republic 1 peso 2017 - PESO DOMINICANO series

New circulation family, adding "DOMINICANO" to word "PESO":



(news from Pabitra Saha, Wolfgang Schuster and Grigorii Golosov)

LINK: Dominican Republic Central Bank

Isle of Man 50 pence 2018 - Centenary of Armistice

New commemorative types:

"Centenary of Armistice"



Photo of the non-coloured version (from Peter Kaminsky):



LINK: Isle of Man Post

Australia 2 dollars 2018 - Centenary of Armistice

New coloured commemorative type:

"Centenary of Armistice"



(news by Peter Kaminsky and Pabitra Saha)

LINK: Royal Australian Mint

United Kingdom 50 pence 2018 - And more Beatrix Potter items

Few more new CuNi commemoratives in 2018:

"150th anniversary of the birth of Beatrix Potter"



LINK: British Royal Mint

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Gibraltar 5 & 10 pence 2017 - Referendum of 1967

New circulating types:

"50th anniversary of the Referendum of 1967"



This is the whole set (and what happens with the bimetallic 2 pounds?, does it exist?):



(information and images by Peter Kaminsky)

Friday, October 26, 2018

Syria 50 pounds 2018 - New coin type

The Central Bank of Syria (CBS) plans to launch a 50 Syrian pound coin by the end of this year:



(news by Pabitra Saha)

Thursday, October 25, 2018

India 5 rupees 2018 - Prasanta Chandra Mahalanobis

New circulating commemorative:

"125th birth anniversary of Prasanta Chandra Mahalanobis"



(news and image by Pabitra Saha)

UAE 1 fils 2018 - Magnetic type

New circulating type:

The 2018 type has a magnetic core and is now a new KM subtype:



(news and scan by Wolfgang Schuster)

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Czech Republic 20 korun 2018 - Personalities of the Czechoslovak state

Three new circulating types released this week:

"Personalities of the Czechoslovak state"

Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk, Milan Rastislav Štefánik and Edvard Beneš:



(news by Gijs Vlothuizen, Mojmir Cerny, Petr Barta and Nicolas Quentin)
(image by Nicolas Quentin)

LINK: Peru Central Bank