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)