Thursday, February 25, 2021

Sri Lanka 20 rupees 2020 - 70th Anniversary of The Central Bank of Sri Lanka

New commemorative coins for circulation and collectors:

"70th Anniversary of The Central Bank of Sri Lanka"

Sri Lanka 20 rupees 2020 - 70th Anniversary of The Central Bank of Sri Lanka

TECHNICAL DATA
Issue date: 03/03/2021
Composition: nickel plated steel
Diameter: 28.00 mm
Thickness: 2.00 mm
Mintage: 5 million


A collectors item was issued recently with exactly the same design:

TECHNICAL DATA
Issue date: 31/12/2020
Composition: aluminium-bronze
Diameter: 28.00 mm
Thickness: 2.00 mm
Mintage: 3.000
Mint: CBPM (China)


(image from coins.lakdiva.org)
(news by Pabitra Saha)

LINK: Central Bank of Sri Lanka

British Indian Ocean Territory 2 pounds 2021 - The Queen's Beasts - The Lion of England

New bimetallic commemorative:

"From the new 'The Queen's Beasts' collection: The Lion of England"

British Indian Ocean Territory 2 pounds 2021 - The Queen's Beasts - The Lion of England

TECHNICAL DATA
External ring: nickel-bronze
Center disc: copper-nickel
Diameter: 28.40 mm
Weight: 12.00 g
Mint: The Pobjoy Mint
Mintage: 2.750


It is also available in limited edition (475 pieces) proof sterling silver.

(image from www.pobjoy.com)

LINK: The Pobjoy Mint

United Kingdom 50 pence 2021 - Mary Anning's fossil discoveries

New CuNi commemoratives in normal and coloured editions:

"Second coin collection of the Tales of the Earth series: Mary Anning"

The Royal Mint, in collaboration with the Natural History Museum has launched a new commemorative coin collection celebrating fossil hunter and pioneering palaeontologist Mary Anning.

Mary Anning was born in Lyme Regis, Dorset, in 1799 and spent her entire life in this small seaside town on England’s south coast. Anning’s father Richard had a large family to support and, in order to supplement his modest income as a carpenter, he set up a curiosity table outside their home selling fossils to tourists. It was at this point that she developed an interest in helping her father and amongst the curiosities they discovered were ‘snake stones’ (ammonites), ‘devil fingers’ (belemites) and ‘verteberries’ (vertebrae). Aged only 12 or 13, Anning made her first discovery, an articulated skeleton of an ichthyosaur, a type of marine reptile that once roamed Jurassic seas. From this point forward Anning made a number of astonishing discoveries making her the greatest fossil hunter of the Victorian era.

United Kingdom 50 pence 2021 - Mary Anning's fossil discoveries

TECHNICAL DATA
Composition: copper-nickel
Diameter: 27.30 mm
Weight: 8.00 g
Mint: The Royal Mint
Mintage: unlimited (normal bu) / 50.000 (coloured bu)
Design: Robert Nicholls and Jody Clark


Silver proof coins are available also in normal and coloured editions:

TECHNICAL DATA
Composition: silver .925
Diameter: 27.30 mm
Weight: 8.00 g
Mintage: 3.000 (normal) / 7.000 (coloured)


And finally, gold proof coins are available too:

United Kingdom 50 pence 2021 - Mary Anning's fossil discoveries - gold

TECHNICAL DATA
Composition: gold .9167
Diameter: 27.30 mm
Weight: 15.50 g
Mintage: 250


(images and data provided by The Royal Mint Press Office)

LINK: The Royal Mint

Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Belgium 2,5 euro 2021 - Beer culture

New collectors' commemorative type:

"5 years since 'Belgian Beer Culture' entered UNESCO's List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity"

Belgium 2,5 euro 2021 - Beer culture

TECHNICAL DATA
Composition: brass
Diameter: 25.65 mm
Weight: 10.50 g
Mint: Monnaie Royale de Belgique (Belgium)
Artist: Iris Bruijns and Luc Luycx
Mintage: 20.000


(image and data from www.herdenkingsmunten.be)

LINK: Herdenkingsmunten België

Turkey 1 lira 2021 - 100 years of 'Gazi' title being given to Antep

New bimetallic circulating commemorative:

"100th Anniversary of 'Gazi' title being given to Antep"

Originally known as Antep, the title 'Gazi' (meaning 'veteran' in Turkish) was added to the province's and the provincial capital's name in 1921, due to its population's extraordinary courage during the Turkish War of Independence.

Turkey 1 lira 2021 - 100 years of 'Gazi' title being given to Antep

TECHNICAL DATA
External ring: brass
Center disc: copper-nickel
Diameter: 26.15 mm
Weight: 8.30 g


(image from Gijs Vlothuizen)

Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Hungary 3.000, 15.000 and 500.000 forint 2021 - Stephen I of Hungary

New collectors' commemorative types:

"First coin of the new Sovereigns Seeking to Establish Hungary from the Árpád Dynasty series: Stephen I of Hungary"

Hungary 3.000 forint 2021 - Stephen I of Hungary

TECHNICAL DATA
Denomination: 3.000 ft
Composition: copper-zinc
Diameter: 34.00 mm
Weight: 23.40 g
Mint: Hungarian Mint (Hungary)
Artist: Tóth Zoltán
Mintage: 5.000


Hungary 15.000 forint 2021 - Stephen I of Hungary

TECHNICAL DATA
Denomination: 15.000 ft
Composition: silver 0.999
Diameter: 34.00 mm
Weight: 31.104 g
Mint: Hungarian Mint (Hungary)
Artist: Tóth Zoltán
Mintage: 5.000


Hungary 500.000 forint 2021 - Stephen I of Hungary

TECHNICAL DATA
Denomination: 500.000 ft
Composition: gold 0.999
Diameter: 34.00 mm
Weight: 31.104 g
Mint: Hungarian Mint (Hungary)
Artist: Tóth Zoltán
Mintage: 500


(images and data taken from www.mnb.hu)

LINK: Magyar Nemzeti Bank
LINK: Hungarian Mint

Armenia 1000 dram 2021 - Grigor Tatevatsi

New collectors' commemorative type:

"675th anniversary of the birth of Grigor Tatevatsi"

Armenia 1000 dram 2021 - Grigor Tatevatsi

TECHNICAL DATA
Composition: silver .925
Diameter: 40.00 mm
Weight: 33.60 g
Mint: Lietuvos Monetų Kalykla (Lithuania)
Artist: Karapet Abrahamyan and Lusine Lalayan
Mintage: 500


(image and data from www.cba.am)

LINK: Central Bank of Armenia