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