Monday, September 27, 2021

Portugal 5 euro 2021 - Dinheirosaurus Lourinhanensis

New silver commemorative type:

"Dinosaurs of Portugal: Dinheirosaurus Lourinhanensis"

Portugal 5 euro 2021 - Dinheirosaurus Lourinhanensis

TECHNICAL DATA
Composition: silver .925
Diameter: 30.00 mm
Weight: 14.00 g
Mint: Imprensa Nacional-Casa da Moeda (Portugal)
Artist: Joana Bruno


A .925 silver proof type (2,500 pcs) has been issued also.

LINK: Imprensa Nacional-Casa da Moeda

Australia 2 dollars 2020 - Tokyo Olympics

Five new commemorative types:

"Australian Team in Tokyo Olympic Games 2020"

Australia 2 dollars 2020 - Tokyo Olympics

TECHNICAL DATA
Composition: aluminium-bronze
Diameter: 20.50 mm
Weight: 6.60 g
Mint: Royal Australian Mint (Australia)


(news by Eddy Reynaert)
(image from Peter Kaminsky)

LINK: Royal Australian Mint

North Macedonia 1 denar 2020 - New country's name

New circulating type after the change of the country's official name:

"Republic of North Macedonia - Република Северна Македонија"

North Macedonia 1 denar 2020 - New country's name

TECHNICAL DATA
Composition: brass and copper plated steel
Diameter: 23.80 mm
Weight: 5.10 g
Edge: plain


(images from eBay seller 1388andrew)
(news by Eddy Reynaert)

British Indian Ocean Territory 2 pounds 2021 - The Queen's Beasts - The Griffin of Edward III

New bimetallic commemorative:

"From the 'The Queen's Beasts' collection: The Griffin of Edward III"

British Indian Ocean Territory 2 pounds 2021 - The Queen's Beasts - The Griffin of Edward III

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

Thursday, September 23, 2021

United Kingdom 50 pence 2021 - Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games

New commemoratives in CuNi, silver and gold:

"Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games"

United Kingdom 50 pence 2021 - Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games

TECHNICAL DATA
Composition: copper-nickel
Diameter: 27.30 mm
Weight: 8.00 g
Mint: The Royal Mint
Design: David Knapton and Jody Clark


A silver proof edition (5.510 pieces) and a gold proof one (260 pieces) have been minted too.
A coloured BU CuNi edition is also available, in a mintage of 12.021 pieces.

(images taken from www.royalmint.com)

LINK: The Royal Mint

Canada 1 dollar 2021 - 125th Anniversary of the Klondike Gold Rush

New commemorative circulation type in normal and coloured versions:

"125th Anniversary of the Klondike Gold Rush"

Canada 1 dollar 2021 - 125th Anniversary of the Klondike Gold Rush

TECHNICAL DATA
Composition: three-ply brass plated steel
Diameter: 26.50 mm
Weight: 6.27 g
Artist: Jori van der Linde and Susanna Blunt


(images from www.mint.ca)
(news from Pabitra Saha)

LINK: Royal Canadian Mint

Canada 2 dollars 2021 - 100th anniversary of the discovery of insulin

New commemorative circulation type in normal and coloured versions:

"100th anniversary of the discovery of insulin"

Canada 2 dollars 2021 - 100th anniversary of the discovery of insulin

TECHNICAL DATA
Disc composition: three-ply brass finish plated aluminum bronze
Ring composition: three-ply nickel finish plated steel
Diameter: 28.00 mm
Weight: 6.99 g
Artist: Jesse Koreck and Susanna Blunt


(images from www.mint.ca)
(news from Jacek Stącel, Eddy Reynaert and Pabitra Saha)

LINK: Royal Canadian Mint