Friday, October 19, 2018

Falkland Islands 50 pence 2018 - Rockhopper Penguin

New commemorative:

"Penguin series: Rockhopper Penguin (Eudyptes Chrysocome)"



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


Australia 1 dollar 2018 - Treasured Australian Stories

Two new commemoratives:

"Treasured Australian Stories"

The Tales of Snugglepot and Cuddlepie, by May Gibbs.
The Magic Pudding, by Norman Lindsay.



LINK: Royal Australian Mint

Finland 5 euro 2018 - Mauno Koivisto

New bimetallic commemorative:

"Presidents of Finland" series: Mauno Koivisto



SPECIFICATIONS
Core composition: CuNi
Ring composition: Nordic Gold
Diameter: 27.25 mm
Weight: 9.80 g
Mintage 6,000 (proof) and 30,000 (unc)


Link: Mint of Finland

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Latvia 5 euro 2018 - Coats of Arms

New silver collectors issue:

"Coats of Arms"



SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: Silver .925
Weight: 31.47 g
Diameter: 38.61 mm
Mintage: 3,000
Mint: UAB Lietuvos monetų kalykla (Lithuania)
Graphic design: Laimonis Šēnbergs
Plaster model: Jānis Strupulis


LINK: Bank of Latvia

Hungary 50 forint 2018 - Wrestling World Championship

New circulating commemorative:

"Wrestling World Championship"



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


(news from Pabitra Saha)

LINK: Central Bank of Hungary

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Canada 2 dollars 2018 - Centenary of Armistice

New circulating commemorative bimetallics:

"Centenary of Armistice":



(news by Peter Kaminsky and Pabitra Saha)

LINK: Royal Canadian Mint

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Pakistan 50 rupees 2017 - Sir Syed Ahmad Khan

New circulating commemorative:

"200th anniversary of the birth of Sir Syed Ahmad Khan"



(news and image from Pabitra Saha)

Belgium 2.5 euro 2018 - Mount of Piety

New commemorative:

"400 years of the Mount of Piety"



SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: Brass
Weight: 10.50 g
Diameter: 25.65 mm
Mintage: 50 000 (coincard)


LINK: www.herdenkingsmunten.be

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Netherlands 5 & 10 euro 2018 - Wageningen University

New commemoratives in silver plated copper, silver and gold:

"100 years of Wageningen University"



LINK: Royal Dutch Mint

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Belgium 10 euro 2018 - Jacques Brel

New silver commemorative:

"Jacques Brel"



SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: Silver .925
Weight: 18.75 g
Diameter: 33.00 mm
Mintage: 5,000


LINK: www.herdenkingsmunten.be

Gibraltar 20 pence 2017 - Referendum of 1967

New circulating type:

"50th anniversary of the Referendum of 1967"



(information by András Majoros)

Gibraltar 1 penny 2017 - Referendum of 1967

New circulating type:

"50th anniversary of the Referendum of 1967"



(information by András Majoros)

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Australia 50 cents 2018 - AC/DC - 45 Years of Thunder

New commemorative:

'AC/DC - 45 Years of Thunder'



LINK: Royal Australian Mint

Monday, October 1, 2018

Falkland Islands 50 pence 2018 - Magellanic Penguin

New commemorative to be issued very soon:

"4th item in the new Penguin series: Magellanic Penguin (Spheniscus Magellanicus)"



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


(image copyright Pobjoy Mint)

LINK: The Pobjoy Mint

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Latvia 2 euro 2018 - Zemgale region

New bimetallic circulating commemorative:

"Zemgale region"



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


Monday, September 24, 2018

Australia 1 dollar 2019 - Year of the Pig

Three new commemoratives:

'Lunar Series: Year of the Pig'



LINK: Royal Australian Mint

Australia 50 cents 2019 - Year of the Pig

New commemorative:

'Lunar Series: Year of the Pig'



LINK: Royal Australian Mint

Australia 1 dollar 2019 - The Sixth Effigy

New commemorative type:

"The Sixth Effigy"



(news by Peter Kaminsky)

LINK: Royal Australian Mint

Friday, September 21, 2018

Australia 1 dollar 2018 - Sydney Invictus Games

New commemorative type:

"Sydney Invictus Games"



(news by Peter Kaminsky)

LINK: Royal Australian Mint

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Canada 50 cents 2018 - Bicentennial of the 49th parallel

New CuNi commemorative in specimen finish (sold only as part of the UNC set):

"Bicentennial of the 49th Parallel"

In many hearts and minds, the 49th parallel is where Canada begins. The circulation set is a celebration of the 200th anniversary of the 49th parallel, the famous border between Canada and the United States of America. It includes all the circulation coins in 2018 as well as features an exclusive piece: a glow-in-the-dark 50-cent coin.



(news by Pabitra Saha)

LINK: Royal Canadian Mint

Portugal 5 euro 2018 - The Four-Leaf Clover

New CuNi commemorative:

"The Four-Leaf Clover"



LINK: Portugal Mint

Transnistria 25 roubles 2017 - Figure Skating

New commemorative:

"XXIII Winter Olympic Games - Figure Skating"



LINK: Trans-Dniester Republican Bank

Transnistria 1 rouble 2018 - Canoeing

New commemorative:

"Sports series: Canoeing"



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 - Sturgeon

New commemorative:

"Red book series: Sturgeon"



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


(image from eBay seller vasid2009)

LINK: Trans-Dniester Republican Bank

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

United Kingdom 50 pence 2018 - Paddington

New circulation and collectors' commemorative types:

The Royal Mint issued a new two-part 50 pence coin series commemorating the 60th anniversary of the books of Paddington Bear. Both designs are available normal loose, in a folder, but also in gold proof and colored silver proof. Designer of the coins is David Knapton.

"...at the station"



"...at the Buckingham Palace"



(news by Peter Kaminsky)

LINK: British Royal Mint

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Austria 3 euro 2018 - The Owl

New CuNi dark-glowing commemorative:

"Colourful Creatures - The Owl"



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

LINK: Austrian Mint

Austria 10 euro 2018 - Uriel – The Illuminating Angel

New copper and silver collectors' items:

"Guardian Angels collection: Uriel – The Illuminating Angel"



LINK: Austrian Mint

Kazakhstan 100 tenge 2018 - Suyіnshі

New commemorative:

'National games and customs: Suyіnshі'

Suyіnshі is a custom according to which a traveller or any other person who brought home some good news receives a valuable gift from the owners in gratitude. Sometimes before telling good news a person says 'Suyunshi' or 'What would you give me for a Suyinshi?', thus implying that he or she has something great to tell.



(news from www.numismatica-visual.es and Pabitra Saha)

LINK: National Bank of Kazakhstan

Finland 2 euro 2018 - Finnish Sauna Culture

New bimetallic commemorative:

"Finnish Sauna Culture"



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


(image taken from Mint of Finland)

Link: Mint of Finland

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Panama 2017 - Coat of arms with 10 stars

There's a new circulating family of coins in Panama with date 2017 after the addition of a 10th star to the coat of arms in 2014, for new province "West Panama".



The Coat of Arms is now like this (taken from Wikipedia):



(news by Wolfgang Schuster and Pabitra Saha)

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Russia 10 roubles 2018 - 29th Winter Universiade of 2019 in Krasnoyarsk

Two new base metal commemoratives:

"29th Winter Universiade of 2019 in Krasnoyarsk"



LINK: Bank of Russia

Italy 5 euro 2018 - Art treasures of Amatrice

New bimetallic commemorative:

"Art treasures of Amatrice"



LINK: Italian Mint

(news by Pabitra Saha)

Nepal 100 & 1000 rupees 2017 - Centenary of Tri-Chandra College

New CuNi and silver commemoratives:

"Centenary of Tri-Chandra College"



(information and images from Gijs Vlothuizen and Shankar Shrestha)

LINK: Central Bank of Nepal

Monday, September 10, 2018

UAE 1 dirham 2018 - Emirati School educational model

New circulating commemorative:

"New Emirati School educational model"



LINK: Central Bank of the UAE

(news by Gijs Vlothuizen and Pabitra Saha)

Belgium 2 euro 2018 - ESRO-2B satellite

New bimetallic circulating commemorative:

"50 years of ESRO-2B satellite"



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 Gijs Vlothuizen)

Thursday, September 6, 2018

Falkland Islands 50 pence 2018 - King Penguin

New commemorative:

"3rd item in the new Penguin series: King Penguin (Aptenodytes Patagonicus)"



(image copyright: Pobjoy Mint)

LINK: The Pobjoy Mint

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Venezuela 2018 - New Bolívar Soberano types

The Central Bank of Venezuela released these 2 denominations, of the new Bolívar Soberano (where 1 Bolívar Soberano = 100,000 Bolívar Fuerte):



Real image of the coins:



(images from Dario Silva)
(news from Dario Silva and Pabitra Saha)

LINK: Central Bank of Venezuela

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Finland 5 euro 2018 - Porvoonjoki River Valley and Old Porvoo

New bimetallic commemorative:

"Finnish National Landscapes" series: Porvoonjoki River Valley and Old Porvoo



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 - Natural and Cultural Landscape of River Oulankajoki

New bimetallic commemorative:

"Finnish National Landscapes" series: Natural and Cultural Landscape of River Oulankajoki



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

Gibraltar 2 pence 2017 - Referendum of 1967

New circulating type:

"50th anniversary of the Referendum of 1967"



(information and image by András Majoros)

Friday, August 31, 2018

Costa Rica 500 colones 2007 - With/without "DE" varieties

The 500 colones 2007 coins exist with 2 different inscription versions in the coat or arms: "REPÚBLICA COSTA RICA" and "REPÚBLICA DE COSTA RICA":



Closer detail:



(news and images from Luis Antonio Montero and Wolfgang Schuster)

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Panama half balboa 2018 - Convento de San Francisco

New circulating commemorative:

This is the 9th coin of the series of 10 coins 'Old Panama':

"Convento de San Francisco"



(image by Gijs Vlothuizen)
(news by Pabitra Saha and Gijs Vlothuizen)

Solomon Islands 2 dollars 2018 - 40th Anniversary of Independence

New circulating commemorative:

"40th Anniversary of Independence"



(news and image by Pabitra Saha, Guillermo Leon and Gijs Vlothuizen)

LINK: Central Bank of Solomon Islands

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Paraguay 1 guarani 2017 - Saltos del Monday

New silver commemorative:

"Natural wonders: Saltos del Monday"



(news and image by Wolfgang Schian)

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Russia 25 roubles 2018 - Russian Animation: Nu, pogodi!

New base metal commemoratives in normal and coloured editions:

"Russian Animation: Nu, pogodi!"



(news by Aleksander Belozerskikh)

LINK: Bank of Russia

Monday, August 20, 2018

Falkland Islands 50 pence 2018 - Gentoo penguin

New commemorative:

"2nd item in the new Penguin series: Gentoo Penguin (Pygoscelis Papua)"



(image copyright: Pobjoy Mint)

LINK: The Pobjoy Mint