Monday, December 28, 2020

Jersey 2 pounds 2020 - Charles Dickens

Five new bimetallic commemoratives:

"150 years of the death of Charles Dickens"

Jersey 2 pounds 2020 150 years of the death of Charles Dickens

The common side:

Jersey 2 pounds 2020 common side

(news from Pabitra Saha and Egon Conti)

Slovenia 3 euro 2020 - Plebiscite on Sovereignty and Independence

New bimetallic commemorative:

"30th Anniversary of the Plebiscite on Sovereignty and Independence of the Republic of Slovenia"

Slovenia 3 euro 2020 - Plebiscite on Sovereignty and Independence

(news from Pabitra Saha)

China 5 yuan 2020 - Wuyi Mountains

New commemorative:

"2nd item of the Natural Heritage series: Wuyi Mountains"

China 5 yuan 2020 - Wuyi Mountains

(news and image by Eddy Reynaert)

Wednesday, December 23, 2020

Russia 25 roubles 2020 - Russian Animation: Gena the Crocodile

New base metal commemoratives in normal and coloured editions:

"Russian Animation: Gena the Crocodile"

Russia 25 roubles 2020 - Russian Animation: Gena the Crocodile

LINK: Bank of Russia

Tuesday, December 22, 2020

Japan 100 yen 2021 - Tokyo 2020 last new seven types

Seven new circulating commemoratives:

"Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games"

Japan 100 yen 2021 - Tokyo 2020 last new seven types

(news by Jacek Stącel and Egon Conti)
(photo from eBay seller atsu-jp2015)

LINK: Japan Mint

Japan 500 yen 2021 - Tokyo 2020 Olympics - Raijin & Fujin

New bimetallic commemoratives:

"Raijin (thunder god) & Fujin (wind god)"

Japan 500 yen 2021 - Tokyo 2020 Olympics - Raijin & Fujin

(news by Jacek Stącel and Egon Conti)
(photo from eBay seller atsu-jp2015)

LINK: Japan Mint

Austria 5 euro 2021 - New Year Coin - Janus

New copper and silver commemoratives:

"New Year Coin: Janus"

Austria 5 euro 2021 - New Year Coin - Janus

(news and image from Pabitra Saha)

LINK: Austrian Mint

Kazakhstan 100 tenge 2020 - Treasures of the steppe

Seven new bimetallic circulation commemoratives:

"Treasures of the steppe"

The whole complete set has 7 coins in total:

"ER JIGIT" (Brave warrior)
"SULÝ ÁIEL" (Beautiful wife)
"QUMAI TAZY" (Loyal dog)
"AQYL BILIM" (Comprehensive knowledge)
"BEREN MYLTYQ" (Good Gun)
"JÚIRIK AT" (Swift steed)
"QYRAN BÚRKIT" (Hunting golden eagle)

An ancient legend says that a real Kazakh man had seven main treasures: courage, an intelligent and beautiful wife, a devoted dog, all-round knowledge, a good gun, a fast-footed horse and a hunting golden eagle.
It was believed that an intelligent wife would protect the family hearth, a faithful dog would help in hunting, a good gun would not let you down in battle, a fast-footed horse and a hunting golden eagle would help out at a crucial moment, and comprehensive knowledge would help to make wise decisions.

Kazakhstan 100 tenge 2020 - Treasures of the steppe

(image from eBay seller vasid2009)
(information from Egon Conti and Wolfgang Schuster)

LINK: National Bank of Kazakhstan

British Antarctic Territory 2 pounds 2020 - Discovery of Antarctica

New bimetallic commemorative:

"200 years of the Discovery of Antarctica"

British Antarctic Territory 2 pounds 2020 - Discovery of Antarctica

(photo by eBay seller: quentinfreres)

LINK: The Pobjoy Mint

British Antarctic Territory 50 pence 2020 - HMS Terror

New commemorative:

"180th Anniversary of the Arrival of HMS Terror in Antarctica"

British Antarctic Territory 50 pence 2020 - HMS Terror

SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: CuNi
Weight: 8.00 g
Diameter: 27.30 mm
Mintage: 2,750


(image copyright: Pobjoy Mint)

LINK: The Pobjoy Mint

Macedonia 2 denari 2018 - Magnetic type

New circulating type:

The 2018 type has a magnetic core, while previous KM3 was all made of Brass (non magnetic). Numista web catalog already lists this type as KM#3a.

Macedonia 2 denari 2018 - Magnetic type

(news from José Luis García Caballero)

Barbados 1 dollar 2020 - Limited-edition glow-in-the-dark type

New circulation glow-in-the-dark commemorative:

The Central Bank of Barbados issued a limited-edition circulation coin to pay tribute to Barbados' essential workers.

The coin has been minted by the Royal Canadian Mint.

Barbados 1 dollar 2020 -  Limited-edition glow-in-the-dark type

(news by Eddy Reynaert and Pabitra Saha)

Gibraltar 50 pence 2020 - Guess how much I love you - second type

New commemorative issue in normal and coloured versions:

"Guess how much I love you - second type"

Gibraltar 50 pence 2020 - Guess how much I love you - second type

Malta 2 euro 2020 - Children in solidarity - Games

New bimetallic circulating commemorative:

From 'Children in Solidarity' series: Games

Malta 2 euro 2020 - Children in solidarity - Games

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


Cyprus 2 euro 2020 - Institute of Neurology

New bimetallic circulating commemorative:

"30 years of Cyprus Institute of Neurology"

Cyprus 2 euro 2020 - Institute of Neurology

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 www.numismatica-visual.es)

Ukraine 10 hryvnia 2020 - State Border Guard Service

New circulating commemorative:

"State Border Guard Service"

Ukraine 10 hryvnia 2020 - State Border Guard Service

LINK: National Bank of Ukraine

Friday, December 4, 2020

Guernsey 50 pence 2020 - The Christmas Carols set

Five new CuNi collector commemoratives:

"The Christmas Carols set"

Guernsey 50 pence 2020 - The Christmas Carols set

LINK: www.guernseystamps.com

Gibraltar 50 pence 2020 - Christmas

New CuNi commemorative:

"Christmas"

Gibraltar 50 pence 2020 - Christmas

British Indian Ocean Territory 50 pence 2020 - Florence Nightingale

New CuNi commemorative:

"Bicentenary of the birth of Florence Nightingale"

British Indian Ocean Territory 50 pence 2020 - Florence Nightingale

LINK: The Pobjoy Mint

Monday, November 30, 2020

British Antarctic Territory 1 pound 2020 - Climate Change

New bimetallic commemorative:

"Climate Change"

British Antarctic Territory 1 pound 2020 - Climate Change

LINK: The Pobjoy Mint

Thursday, November 26, 2020

Gibraltar 2 pounds 2020 - Christmas

New bimetallic:

"Christmas"

Gibraltar 2 pounds 2020 - Christmas

(information and image from Jacek Stącel)

Saturday, November 14, 2020

British Indian Ocean Territory 50 pence 2020 - The Cutty Sark

New CuNi commemorative:

"The Cutty Sark"

British Indian Ocean Territory 50 pence 2020 - The Cutty Sark

LINK: The Pobjoy Mint

Guernsey 50 pence 2020 - 75th Anniversary of V. E. Day

New commemorative type:

"75th Anniversary of V. E. Day"

Guernsey 50 pence 2020 - 75th Anniversary of V. E. Day

(news from Egon Conti and Andrew G)
(image taken from en.numista.com)

Jersey 50 pence 2020 - 75th Anniversary of V. E. Day

New commemorative type:

"75th Anniversary of V. E. Day"

Jersey 50 pence 2020 - 75th Anniversary of V. E. Day

(news from Egon Conti and Andrew G)
(image taken from en.numista.com)

Kazakhstan 100 tenge 2020 - 25th Anniversary of the Constitution

New commemorative:

'25th Anniversary of the Constitution of Kazakhstan'

Kazakhstan 100 tenge 2020 - 25th Anniversary of the Constitution

(image from eBay seller liolikas99)

LINK: National Bank of Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan 100 tenge 2020 - 25th Anniversary of Assembly of People

New commemorative:

'25th Anniversary of Assembly of People of Kazakhstan'

Kazakhstan 100 tenge 2020 - 25th Anniversary of Assembly of People

(image from eBay seller liolikas99)

LINK: National Bank of Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan 100 tenge 2020 - Abai Qunanbaiuly

New commemorative:

'175th Anniversary of the Birth of Abai Qunanbaiuly'

Kazakhstan 100 tenge 2020 - Abai Qunanbaiuly

(image from eBay seller liolikas99)

LINK: National Bank of Kazakhstan

Thursday, November 12, 2020

Slovakia 2 euro 2020 - 20 years of Slovakia's accession to the OECD

New bimetallic circulating commemorative:

"20 years of Slovakia's accession to the OECD"

Slovakia 2 euro 2020 - 20 years of Slovakia's accession to the OECD

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


Lithuania 2 euro 2020 - Hill of Crosses

New bimetallic circulating commemorative:

"Hill of Crosses"

Lithuania 2 euro 2020 -  Hill of Crosses

(image from eBay seller chyzzo)

LINK: Bank of Lithuania

Wednesday, November 11, 2020

Hungary 100 forint 2020 - New composition (non magnetic)

The Magyar Nemzeti Bank has replaced the base material of 100 forint coins with a more up-to-date metal alloy:

Old 100 forint coin:
Ring: nickel-coated steel
Core: steel coated with alloy of copper (75%) and zinc (25%)

New 100 forint coin:
Ring: alloy of copper (65%), nickel (15%) and zinc (20%)
Core: alloy of copper (75%), nickel (4%) and zinc (21%)

Hungary 100 forint 2020 - New composition (non magnetic)

(news from Alexey Malykh and Pabitra Saha)

LINK: Central Bank of Hungary

Turkey 1 lira 2020 - 100 years of the Grand National Assembly

New bimetallic commemorative type:

"100 years of the Grand National Assembly of Turkey"

Turkey 1 lira 2020 - 100 years of the Grand National Assembly

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

Morocco 250 dirhams 2020 - 45th anniversary of the Green March

New silver commemorative:

'45th anniversary of the Green March'

Morocco 250 dirhams 2020 - 45th anniversary of the Green March

(news and image by Pabitra Saha)

Morocco 250 dirhams 2020 - 21 Years of Mohammed VI's Enthronement

New silver commemorative:

'21 Years of Mohammed VI's Enthronement'

Morocco 250 dirhams 2020 - 21 Years of Mohammed VI's Enthronement

(news and image by Pabitra Saha)

Belgium 2 euro 2020 - Year of Jan van Eyck

New bimetallic circulating commemorative:

"Year of Jan van Eyck"

Belgium 2 euro 2020 - Year of Jan van Eyck

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, November 9, 2020

British Indian Ocean Territory 50 pence 2020 - Father Christmas

New coloured CuNi commemorative:

"Father Christmas"

British Indian Ocean Territory 50 pence 2020 - Father Christmas

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


LINK: The Pobjoy Mint

Wednesday, November 4, 2020

France 10 euro 2020 - Charles de Gaulle

New silver collectors coin:

"France 10 euro 2020 - Charles de Gaulle"

France 10 euro 2020 - Charles de Gaulle

(news by Elias van der Camp from www.bureaumonnaie.com)

France 2 euro 2020 - Medical Research

New bimetallic commemorative:

"Medical Research"

France 2 euro 2020 - Medical Research

Italy 2 euro 2020 - Maria Montessori

New bimetallic commemorative:

"150th Anniversary of the Birth of Maria Montessori"

Italy 2 euro 2020 - Maria Montessori

(image from eBay seller liolikas99)

Finland 2 euro 2020 - University of Turku

New bimetallic commemorative:

"University of Turku"

Finland 2 euro 2020 - University of Turku

(image from eBay seller liolikas99)

Friday, October 30, 2020

Australia 2 dollars 2021 - Aboriginal flag

New coloured commemorative type:

"50th Anniversary of the Aboriginal flag"

Australia 2 dollars 2021 - Aboriginal flag

LINK: Royal Australian Mint

Australia 2 dollars 2020 - Firefighters

New coloured commemorative type:

"Australia's Firefighters"

Australia 2 dollars 2020 - Firefighters

LINK: Royal Australian Mint

Thursday, October 22, 2020

Canada 1 dollar 2020 - Charter of the United Nations

New commemoratives:

"75th Anniversary of the Signing Of The United Nations Charter"

Canada 1 dollar 2020 - Charter of the United Nations

LINK: Royal Canadian Mint

United Kingdom 50 pence 2020 - Christopher Robin

New commemoratives by the Royal Mint:

"Winnie the Pooh Collection: Christopher Robin"

United Kingdom 50 pence 2020 - Christopher Robin

Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Poland 5 zlotys 2020 - Branicki Palace in Białystok

New bimetallic circulating commemorative (issue date: 18-11-2020):

'Discover Poland: Branicki Palace in Białystok'

Poland 5 zlotys 2020 - Branicki Palace in Białystok

SPECIFICATIONS
Ring composition: CuNi
Central disk composition: Aluminium-Bronze
Weight: 6.54 g
Diameter: 24.00 mm


(news by Jacek Stącel)

LINK: National Bank of Poland
LINK: Polish State Mint

Austria 10 euro 2020 - Fortitude

New copper and silver collectors' items:

"Knights' Tales collection: Fortitude"

Austria 10 euro 2020 - Fortitude

LINK: Austrian Mint

South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands 50 pence 2020 - Macaroni Penguin

New coloured commemorative:

"Macaroni Penguin"

South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands 50 pence 2020 - Macaroni Penguin

South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands 2 pounds 2020 - Florence Nightingale

New bimetallic commemorative:

"Bicentenary of the Birth of Florence Nightingale"

South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands 2 pounds 2020 - Florence Nightingale

Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Spain 30 euro 2020 - Pandemia heroes

New silver commemorative to be issued next month (november 10th):

"Pandemia heroes"

Spain 30 euro 2020 - Pandemia heroes

LINK: Spanish Mint

Monday, October 19, 2020

South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands 50 pence 2020 - King Penguin

New coloured commemorative:

"King Penguin"

South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands 50 pence 2020 - King Penguin