Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Australia 1 dollar 2018 - Sir John Monash

New commemorative type:

"Sir John Monash"



SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: Al-Bronze
Weight: 9.00 g
Diameter: 25.00 mm
Edge: plain/reeded
Mintage: 20,000


(news by Peter Kaminsky and Rupert Reiter)

LINK: Royal Australian Mint

Monday, April 23, 2018

Lithuania 1.5 euro 2018 - Physicists Day of Vilnius University

New CuNi collectors' issue:

"50th Physicists Day of Vilnius University"



LINK: Bank of Lithuania

Friday, April 20, 2018

Isle of Man 2 pounds 2018 - Royal wedding

New bimetallic commemorative:

"Royal wedding"



(news and image from Niels van Schendel)

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Hungary 50 forint 2018 - IIHF World Championship Division I Group A

New circulating commemorative:

"IIHF World Championship Division I Group A to be held in Hungary"



SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: CuNi
Weight: 7.70 g
Diameter: 27.40 mm
Mintage: 2 million
Artist: István Kósa


(news and image from Pabitra Saha)

LINK: Central Bank of Hungary

Friday, April 13, 2018

Thailand 2018 - Rama X coin family

A new coin circulation family has been released in Thailand, with the effigy of King Vajiralongkorn (Rama X):



(news and images from Gijs Vlothuizen and Pabitra Saha)

LINK: Bank of Thailand

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Panama quarter balboa 2016 - 100 years of the Canal

The sixth and last circulating coloured commemorative of the Canal centenary:



(news and picture from Juan Carlos Jiménez G and Wolfgang Schuster)

Moldova 2018 - New circulation 1 leu coin

Here is a real picture of the 1 leu coin from the new coin circulation family issued in Moldova:



(news and image from Gijs Vlothuizen)

LINK: National Bank of Moldova

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Romania 50 bani 2018 - Union of Bessarabia with Romania

New proof collectors' issue:

"100 years since the union of Bessarabia with Romania"



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

San Marino 2 euro 2018 - Tintoretto

New circulating bimetallic commemorative:

"500 years since the Birth of Tintoretto"



(news and images by Gijs Vlothuizen, Jacek Stacel and Pabitra Saha)

LINK: San Marino Mint

Gibraltar 50 pence 2018 - Barbary Ape

New commemorative:

"1st item in this new Primates series: Barbary Ape (Macaca sylvanus)"



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


(image taken from www.pobjoy.com)

LINK: The Pobjoy Mint

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Russia 25 roubles 2017 - Russian Animation: Winnie the Pooh

New base metal commemoratives in normal and coloured editions:

"Russian Animation: Winnie the Pooh"



(news by Aleksander Belozerskikh)

LINK: Bank of Russia

Russia 25 roubles 2017 - Russian Animation: The three heroes

New base metal commemoratives in normal and coloured editions:

"Russian Animation: The three heroes"



(news by Aleksander Belozerskikh)

LINK: Bank of Russia

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Russia 25 roubles 2018 - 2018 FIFA World Cup mascot

New base metal commemoratives in normal and coloured editions:

"2018 FIFA World Cup mascot ZABIVAKA"



LINK: Bank of Russia

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Nepal 100 & 1000 rupees 2017 - Lalitpur Chamber of Commerce and Industry

New CuNi and silver commemoratives:

"Golden Jubilee of Lalitpur Chamber of Commerce and Industry"



(news and images from Pabitra Saha and Gijs Vlothuizen)

LINK: Central Bank of Nepal

Australia 1 dollar 2018 - Gold Coast XXI Commonwealth Games

New commemorative type:

"Gold Coast XXI Commonwealth Games - Borobi"



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


LINK: Royal Australian Mint

Australia 1 dollar 2018 - Australian Team at PyeongChang 2018 Olympics

New commemorative type:

"PyeongChang 2018 Australian Olympic Team"



SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: Al-Bronze
Weight: 9.00 g
Diameter: 25.00 mm
Edge: plain/reeded
Mintage: 15,000


LINK: Royal Australian Mint

Friday, March 16, 2018

Estonia 10 euro 2018 - Centenary of the Republic of Estonia

New silver commemorative:

"Centenary of the Republic of Estonia"



SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: Ag .925
Diameter: 38,61 mm
Weight: 28,28 g
Mintage: 7,000
Designer: Margus Kadarik & Toomas Niklus
Mint: Lietuvos Monetu Kalykla


Estonia 10 euro 2018 - Winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang

New silver commemorative:

"XXIII Winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang"



(news by Pabitra Saha)

SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: Ag .925
Diameter: 38,61 mm
Weight: 28,28 g
Mintage: 2,000
Designer: Carmen Testa
Mint: Lietuvos Monetu Kalykla


Thursday, March 15, 2018

Ukraine 2018 - New circulation coins replacing banknotes

The National Bank of Ukraine in line with the policy on optimization of cash circulation in Ukraine has presented new circulating coins of UAH 1, 2, 5 and 10 denomination. These coins will in time replace the respective banknotes in circulation.

On 27th April 2018 coins of UAH 1 and 2 denomination will be introduced into circulation.
The UAH 5 and 10 coins will be introduced in 2019-2020.



Real image for sizes comparison:



(news from Gijs Vlothuizen, Wolfgang Schuster, Serhiy Dzhyshkariani, Jérémy Pureur and Pabitra Saha)

LINK: National Bank of Ukraine

Peru 1 sol 2018 - Mountain tapir

New circulating type:

"Mountain tapir (Tapirus pinchaque)"

This is the 4th coin of the series "Endangered Fauna from Peru":



(news and image by David Velarde)

LINK: Peru Central Bank

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Kyrgyzstan 1 som 2017 - Heavily armed warrior of the Kyrgyz Kaganate

New proof CuNi issue:

"Heavily armed warrior of the Kyrgyz Kaganate"



(news and image by Egon Conti)

LINK: National Bank of the Kyrgyz Republic

Friday, March 9, 2018

Transnistria 25 roubles 2017 - XXIII Winter Olympic Games

New commemorative:

"XXIII Winter Olympic Games - 2018"



(news by Egon Conti)
(photo from eBay seller ru-karpa)

LINK: Trans-Dniester Republican Bank

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Latvia 5 euro 2018 - My Latvia

New silver collectors issue:

"My Latvia"



SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: Silver .925
Mintage: 4,000
Weight: 31.47 g
Diameter: 38.61 mm
Mint: Koninklijke Nederlandse Munt (the Netherlands)


LINK: Bank of Latvia

United Kingdom 10 pence 2018 - Quintessentially British A to Z

26 new circulating types:

"The Great British Coin Hunt - Quintessentially British A to Z"

For the first time ever, the Royal Mint has struck commemorative designs on a 10 pence piece. They have used the alphabet to map out the A-Z of what makes Britain great.

A (Angel of the North), B (Bond, James Bond), C (Cricket):



D (Double Decker Bus), E (English Breakfast), F (Fish & Chips):



G (Greenwich Mean Time), H (Houses of Parliament), I (Ice-Cream Cone):



J (Jubilee), K (King Arthur), L (Loch Ness Monster):



M (Mackintosh), N (National Health Service), O (Oak Tree):



P (Post Box), Q (Queuing), R (Robin):



S (Stonehenge), T (Teapot), U (Union Flag):



V (Village), W (World Wide Web), X (X Marks the Spot):



Y (Yeoman), Z (Zebra Crossing) and common side:



LINK: British Royal Mint

Monday, March 5, 2018

Transnistria 1 rouble 2017 - XXIII Winter Olympic Games

New commemorative:

"XXIII Winter Olympic Games - 2018"



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


(news and image by Andrzej Przewoznik)

LINK: Trans-Dniester Republican Bank

United Kingdom 2 pounds 2018 - Royal Air Force centenary

Five new bimetallic commemoratives will be issued this year:

"100th anniversary of the Royal Air Force"



(news by Pabitra Saha, Peter Kaminsky and Nicolas Quentin)

LINK: British Royal Mint

São Tomé and Príncipe 2017 - New coin family released

The new coin family is released. Here's a real photo of the set:



(news and image by Andrzej Przewoznik)

LINK: Central Bank of São Tomé and Príncipe

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Moldova 2018 - New circulation coin family

A new coin circulation family has been issued in Moldova, includes 2 bimetallics:



(news from Gijs Vlothuizen, Michael Reissner, Grigorii Golosov and Pabitra Saha)

LINK: National Bank of Moldova

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Austria 3 euro 2018 - The Parrot

New CuNi dark-glowing commemorative:

"Colourful Creatures - The Parrot"



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

LINK: Austrian Mint

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Germany 20 euro 2018 - Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra

New silver commemorative:

"275 years of the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra"



(news from Jo Hoogeveen)

Romania 10 lei 2018 - Stefan Luchian

New silver proof item:

"150 years since Stefan Luchian’s birth"



SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: silver .999
Diameter: 37.00 mm
Weight: 31.103 g
Mintage: 200


(news from Pabitra Saha)

LINK: Romania National Bank

Friday, February 23, 2018

France 2 euro 2018 - Great War Centenary

New bimetallic circulating commemorative:

"Great War Centenary - The Cornflower"



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 from www.numismatica-visual.es)

Burkina Faso 50 CFA francs 2017 - Fauna bimetallics (fantasy)

New fantasy bimetallic issues:



(news and images by Jacek Stacel and Andrzej)

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Luxembourg 2 euro 2018 - Constitution of Luxembourg

New bimetallic circulating commemorative:

"150th anniversary of the Constitution of Luxembourg"



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 25 roubles 2017 - Sberbank

New commemorative:

"25 years of Sberbank"



(news and image from Egon Conti)

LINK: Trans-Dniester Republican Bank

Transnistria 25 roubles 2017 - Transnistrian Republican Bank

New commemorative:

"25 years of the Transnistrian Republican Bank"



(news and image from Egon Conti)

LINK: Trans-Dniester Republican Bank

Transnistria 3 roubles 2017 - State Security Service

New commemorative:

"100th Anniversary of the State Security Service"



(image from eBay seller andrey.p53)

LINK: Trans-Dniester Republican Bank

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Finland 20 euro 2017 - Centenary of Independence

Silver proof issue:

"Centenary of Independence"



(image from Mint of Finland)

LINK: Mint of Finland

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Finland 5 euro 2018 - Koli National Park

New bimetallic commemorative:

"Finnish National Landscapes" series: Koli National Park



SPECIFICATIONS
Core composition: CuNi
Ring composition: Nordic Gold
Diameter: 27.25 mm
Weight: 9.80 g
Designer: Erkki Vainio & Mari Metso
Mintage 3,000 (proof) and 15,000 (unc)


(news by Pabitra Saha and Jacek Stacel)
(image taken from Mint of Finland)

Link: Mint of Finland

Monday, February 19, 2018

Panama quarter balboa 2016 - Centenary of the Canal in 2014

New circulating coloured commemorative:

"Centenary of the Panama Canal in 2014"



(news by Rupert Reiter and Taigawirbel)
(picture from eBay seller monedapeter)

Friday, February 16, 2018

Andorra 2 euro 2017 - Pyrenees country

New bimetallic circulating commemorative:

"The country of the Pyrenees"



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