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

Australia 50 cents 2018 - A Legend of Steam

New commemorative:

"A Legend of Steam"



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


LINK: Royal Australian Mint

Australia 50 cents 2018 - Gold Coast XXI Commonwealth Games in CuNi

New CuNi version of the golden commemorative:

"XXI Commonwealth Games to be hosted in Gold Coast"

The 50 cents coin to the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games, which has been in the "golden" version for a few months now, has just been released as a normal CuNi coin in an Australia Post PNC (Postal Numismatic Cover). Probably only 7,500 pieces minted.



SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: CuNi
Weight: 15.55 g
Diameter: 31.51 mm
Mintage: 7,500


(news by Peter Kaminsky)

LINK: Royal Australian Mint

Swaziland 50 & 250 emalangeni 1998 - 30th anniversary of Independence

New silver collectors' issues:

"30th anniversary of Independence"



SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: silver .999
Weight: 1 oz
Diameter: 38.60 mm
Mintage: 1,000




SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: silver .999
Weight: 5 oz
Diameter: 65.00 mm
Mintage: 500


(news and images by Murtaza Karimjee)

You can order these coins from Murtaza Karimjee's site:

www.africanbanknotes.blogspot.com

Swaziland 250 emalangeni 1998 - Wildlife

New silver collectors' issue:

"Swaziland wildlife"



SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: silver .999
Weight: 5 oz
Diameter: 65.00 mm
Mintage: 500


(news and image by Murtaza Karimjee)

You can order this coin from Murtaza Karimjee's site:

www.africanbanknotes.blogspot.com

Gibraltar 50 pence 2018 - Red colobus

New commemorative:

"3rd item in the Primates series: Red colobus (Piliocolobus)"



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


Monday, June 4, 2018

Gambia 500 dalasis 2015 - 50th anniversary of Independence

New gold plated collectors' issue:

"50th anniversary of Independence"



(news and image by Murtaza Karimjee)

You can order this coin from Murtaza Karimjee's site:

www.africanbanknotes.blogspot.com

Friday, June 1, 2018

Finland 5 euro 2018 - Pallastunturi Fells

New bimetallic commemorative:

"Finnish National Landscapes" series: Pallastunturi Fells



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

Finland 5 euro 2018 - Punkaharju

New bimetallic commemorative:

"Finnish National Landscapes" series: Punkaharju



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

Finland 5 euro 2018 - Maritime Helsinki

New bimetallic commemorative:

"Finnish National Landscapes" series: Maritime Helsinki



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

Finland 10 euro 2018 - Baroque and Rococo

Silver commemorative:

"Europa Star programme: Baroque and Rococo"



(image from Mint of Finland)

LINK: Mint of Finland

Ukraine 5 hryvnia 2017 - Autonomous Republic of Crimea

New bimetallic commemorative:

"Autonomous Republic of Crimea"



(news from Pabitra Saha)

LINK: National Bank of Ukraine

San Marino 5 euro 2018 - World Nature Day

New silver commemorative:

"World Nature Day"



(news and image from Pabitra Saha)

Isle of Man 2 pounds 2018 - Mike Hailwood

New bimetallic commemoratives:

"Mike Hailwood"

These 2 coins mark 60 years since fan favourite, Mike the Bike first raced the International Isle of Man TT and 40 years since his triumphant return.



(news and images from Peter Kaminsky)

Thursday, May 31, 2018

Austria 3 euro 2018 - The Shark

New CuNi dark-glowing commemorative:

"Colourful Creatures - The Shark"



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

LINK: Austrian Mint

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Transnistria 25 roubles 2017 - FIFA World Cup 2018 in Russia

New commemorative:

"FIFA World Cup 2018 in Russia"



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

LINK: Trans-Dniester Republican Bank

Malta 10 euro 2018 - Valletta European Capital of Culture

New silver commemorative:

'Valletta as the European Capital of Culture'



SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: 0.925 silver
Diameter: 38.6 mm
Weight: 28.2 g
Mintage: 2,000
Mint: Royal Dutch Mint
Designer: Noel Galea Bason


LINK: Central Bank of Malta

Monday, May 28, 2018

Japan 1000 yen 2018 - 150th years of the start of the Meiji period

New silver commemorative:

"150th years of the start of the Meiji period"



(news by Pabitra Saha)

Friday, May 25, 2018

Hungary 50 forint 2018 - Year of the Family

New circulating commemorative:

"Year of the Family"



LINK: Central Bank of Hungary

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Romania 2018 - new coat of arms

There's a new circulating family of coins in Romania with date 2018.
They bear the crowned eagle of the new coat of arms (2016 design):



(news by Wolfgang Schuster and Pabitra Saha)

Belgium 2 euro 2018 - May 68 civil protests

New bimetallic circulating commemorative:

"50 years of May 68 civil protests"



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