Friday, August 29, 2014

Sri Lanka 1 rupee 2013 - Die Variation

Upper type is from the Finland Mint.
Lower one is from the British Royal Mint.

(news and image by Pabitra Saha)

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Belgium 2 euro 2014 - Red Cross

New bimetallic circulating commemorative:

'150 years of the Red Cross in Belgium'

(news by Pabitra Saha)
(image from

External ring: CuNi
Center disc: 3 layers, Ni-Brass, Ni, Ni-brass
Diameter: 25.75 mm
Width: 2.20 mm
Weight: 8.50 g

Ascension Island 1 crown 2014 - World War I heroes

New collectors issue:

'Remembering World War I heroes'

(news ang image from Pabitra Saha)

Russia 5 roubles 2014 - Battle for the Caucasus

New circulating commemorative:

"The Great Patriotic War of 1941-1945: Battle for the Caucasus"

LINK: Bank of Russia

Russia 5 roubles 2014 - Battle of Stalingrad

New circulating commemorative:

"The Great Patriotic War of 1941-1945: Battle of Stalingrad"

LINK: Bank of Russia

Russia 5 roubles 2014 - Battle of Moscow

New circulating commemorative:

"The Great Patriotic War of 1941-1945: Battle of Moscow"

LINK: Bank of Russia

Russia 10 roubles 2014 - Tikhvin

New circulating commemorative:

"Cities of military glory: Tikhvin"

(news by Alexander Belozerskikh)

LINK: Bank of Russia

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Netherlands 5 & 10 euro 2014 - Windmills of Kinderdijk

New commemoratives in silver and gold:

World Heritage sites: "Windmills of Kinderdijk"

The fabulous Windmills of Kinderdijk:

(news by Jo Hoogeveen)

LINK: Royal Dutch Mint

Turkey 5 & 20 lira 2014 - Conquest of Kars

New collectors issues:

'950th Anniversary of the Conquest of Kars'

(news and image by Pabitra Saha)

Austria 20 euro 2014 - Tertiary

New silver commemorative:

"Prehistoric Life: Tertiary - Live on the ground"

LINK: Austrian Mint

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Zambia 50 kwacha 2014 - Bank of Zambia 50th anniversary

New bimetallic low-mintage commemorative:

'50th anniversary of the Bank of Zambia'

Real image:

(news by Wolfgang Schuster and Pabitra Saha)
(images from and Pabitra Saha)

Material: Nickel-Brass ring with CuNi center
Diameter: 38.70 mm
Weight: 24.50 g
Edge: serration
Mintage: 2,000

LINK: Bank of Zambia

Monday, August 25, 2014

Mexico 20 pesos 2014 - Defense of Port of Veracruz

New bimetallic circulating commemorative:

'100 years of the Heroic Defense of Port of Veracruz'

(news by Pabitra Saha)
(image by Armando Reynoso)

LINK: Banco de Mexico

Guyana 2000 dollars 2013 - two CuNi commemoratives

New CuNi commemoratives:

'175th Anniversary of the arrival of East Indian indentured immigrants to Guyana'
'250th Anniversary of the Berbice Slave Rebellion'

(images from Egon Conti)
(news from Pabitra Saha)

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Transnistria 2014 - New coin family in synthetic material

Next friday (august 22nd) the Transnistrian Republican Bank (PRB) will put into circulation coins made of composite materials of the following denominations: 1, 3, 5, 10 roubles.

Coins of the Transnistrian Republican Bank of composite materials are legal tender on the territory of Transnistria and circulate at par with other money of the Transnistrian Republican Bank; required for acceptance at face value for all kinds of payments by all organizations regardless of ownership and activities.

General characteristics of the coins:
-made of composite materials
-have a firm, smooth surface
-do not bend, keep their shape
-emit a specific bone sound when tapped

Security features of the coins:
-contour and direct microtexts
-fiber, glowing blue when exposed to UV radiation
-graphics, glowing when exposed to UV radiation
-colorless elements, glowing when exposed to UV radiation
-elements that have a selective absorption in the infrared range

(news and image by Pabitra Saha)
(information by Ivan from

LINK: Transnistrian Republican Bank

Russia 10 roubles 2014 - Tyumen Oblast

New circulating bimetallic commemorative:

'Russian regions: Tyumen Oblast'

LINK: Bank of Russia

Finland 10 & 20 euro 2014 - Ilmari Tapiovaara

New silver collectors issues:

'100 years of the birth of Ilmari Tapiovaara'

(news by Pabitra Saha)

Material: Silver .925 (20€) and .500 (10€)
Diameter: 38.60 mm (20€) and 28,5 mm (10€)
Weight: 25.50 g (20€) and 10 g (10€)
Designer: Harri Koskinen
Mintage: 5,000 (20€) and 10,000 (10€)

LINK: Bank of Finland
LINK: Mint of Finland

Finland 5 euro 2014 - Animals of the Provinces: Aland

New bimetallic commemorative:

'Animals of the Provinces' series: the white-tailed eagle in Aland.

(news by Jacek Stacel and Pabitra Saha)

Core composition: CuNi
Ring composition: Nordic Gold
Diameter: 27.25 mm
Weight: 9.80 g
Mintage 10,000 (proof) and 35,000 (unc)

Link: Mint of Finland
Link: White-Tailed Eagle

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

India 10 rupees 2013 - Coir Board Diamond Jubilee

New bimetallic circulating commemorative:

'60 years of Coir Board'

(news and image by Shabbir Disawala)

Ukraine 25 kopiyka 2014 - Magnetic type

The new 25 kopiyka coins are made of steel with galvanized coverage of aluminium-bronze.

(news and image from Michel Guerin)

LINK: National Bank of Ukraine

Panama half balboa 2014 - Panama Canal Centenary

New circulating commemorative:

'100 years of the Panama Canal'

(image and news byEgon Conti)

Monday, August 18, 2014

Latvia 5 euro 2014 - the Baltic Way

New silver collectors issue:

'The Baltic Way'

LINK: Bank of Latvia

Rwanda 20 shillings 2011 - New fantasy type

New fantasy type:

This strike shows Shillings as denomination. This is no official Rwanda issue, since the currency in Rwanda is the Franc. These strikes are private fantasies fabricated in China.

(image from Michel Guerin)
(information from Wolfgang Schuster)

Peru 1 nuevo sol 2014 - Huaca de la Luna

New circulating type:

'Huaca de la Luna'

This is the 17th coin of the series "Wealth and Pride of Peru":

LINK: Peru Central Bank

Composition: CuNi
Diameter: 25.50 mm
Weight: 7.32 g
Mintage: 12 million

(news by Jo Hoogeveen, Pabitra Saha and Taigawirbel)

The previous coins of the series:

1. Tumi de oro (2010)
2. Sarcofagos de Karajia (2010)
3. Estela de Raimondi (2010)
4. Chullpas de Sillustani (2011)
5. Monasterio de Santa Catalina (2011)
6. Machu Picchu (2011)
7. Gran Pajatén (2011)
8. Piedra de Saywite (2012)
9. Real Felipe Fortress (2012)
10. Templo del Sol de Vilcashuamán (2012)
11. Kuntur Wasi (2012)
12. Templo Inca Huaytará (2013)
13. Templo de Kotosh (2013)
14. Paracas textile culture (2013)
15. Tunanmarca (2013)
16. Sacred city of Caral (2014)