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):



Real pic of the set:



(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


Monday, May 21, 2018

Swaziland 5 emalangeni 2018 - 50 years of Independence

New commemorative:

"50 years of Independence"



(news and image from Nicolas Quentin)

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

www.africancollectible.com

Portugal 2 euro 2018 - National Printing Office

New bimetallic circulating commemorative:

"250th Anniversary Of The National Printing Office"



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 Eduardo Aires


LINK: Portugal Mint

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Ukraine 10 hryvnia 2018 - Creation of the Ukrainian Navy

New circulating commemorative:

"Ukraine's Armed Forces: 100th anniversary of the creation of the Ukrainian Navy"



SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: CuNiZn
Weight: 12.40 g
Diameter: 30.00 mm
Designer: Volodymyr Taran, Oleksandr Kharuk, Serhii Kharuk
Engraver: Demyanenko Anatoly, Volodymyr Demianenko
Mintage: 1 million


(news and images from Jo Hoogeveen and Egon Conti)

LINK: National Bank of Ukraine

Ukraine 10 hryvnia 2018 - Day of the Ukrainian volunteer

New circulating commemorative:

"Ukraine's Armed Forces: Day of the Ukrainian volunteer"



SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: CuNiZn
Weight: 12.40 g
Diameter: 30.00 mm
Designer: Volodymyr Taran, Oleksandr Kharuk, Serhii Kharuk
Engraver: Volodymyr Atamanchuk
Mintage: 1 million


(news and images from Jo Hoogeveen and Egon Conti)

LINK: National Bank of Ukraine

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Portugal 5 euro 2018 - The Baroque Age

New CuNi commemorative:

"The Baroque Age"



LINK: Portugal Mint

Portugal 2,5 euro 2018 - FIFA World Cup 2018 Russia

New CuNi commemorative:

"FIFA World Cup 2018 Russia"



SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: CuNi
Weight: 10.00 g
Diameter: 28.00 mm
Mintage: 100 000
Artist: João Duarte


LINK: Portugal Mint

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Finland 2 euro 2018 - Koli National Park

New bimetallic commemorative:

"Koli National Park"



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 and Jacek Stacel)
(image taken from Mint of Finland)

Link: Mint of Finland

Monday, May 14, 2018

Slovenia 2 euro 2018 - World Bee Day

New bimetallic circulating commemorative:

"World Bee Day"



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


LINK: Bank of Slovenia

Friday, May 11, 2018

Pakistan 50 rupees 2017 - Dr Ruth Katherina Martha Pfau

New circulating commemorative:

"Dr Ruth Katherina Martha Pfau"



(news from Aidan Work and Pabitra Saha)
(image from www.thenews.com.pk)

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Cuba 5 centavos 2016 & 2017 - New motto

New motto for circulation types:

All dates including 2015 show "PATRIA Y LIBERTAD" but latest ones show "PATRIA O MUERTE"



(news and image from Wolfgang Schuster)

Thursday, May 3, 2018

Gibraltar 50 pence 2018 - Common Chimpanzee

New commemorative:

"2nd item in this new Primates series: Common Chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes)"



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


(news and image from Niels van Schendel)

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

New Zealand 50 cents 2018 - Centenary of Armistice Day

New circulating commemorative announced for october:

'Centenary of Armistice Day'



(news from Pabitra Saha and Aidan Work)

LINK: Reserve Bank of New Zealand

Netherlands 5 & 10 euro 2018 - Fanny Blankers-Koen

New commemoratives in silver plated copper, silver and gold:

"Fanny Blankers-Koen"



(news by Jo Hoogeveen)

LINK: Royal Dutch Mint