Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Egypt 10 millieme 1967 - New type and new unlisted variety

My friend Wolfgang Schuster has sent these images from his own collection, after discovering two very interesting and unlisted varieties of the Aluminium Egypt 10 milliemes 1967:

The known type with 'MISR' above the denomination is listed and pictured with shaded denomination numerals as KM#411 (dated 1967-1386H). But this issue also exists as unlisted sub-type without shading on the numerals:

Additionally, he discovered a completely unknown and unlisted type: the Aluminium 10 Milliemes also has been struck in a version without 'MISR' above the denomination (also dated 1967-1386H), without shading on the numerals. Currently no shaded varieties are known:

(news and images from Wolfgang Schuster)

Romania 10 lei 2014 - Architecture education

New silver collectors issue:

'150 years of Architecture education'

(news and image from Pabitra Saha)

LINK: Romania National Bank

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Russia 5 roubles 2014 - Dnepr-Carpathian operation

New circulating commemorative:

"The Great Patriotic War of 1941-1945: Dnepr-Carpathian operation"

LINK: Bank of Russia

Russia 5 roubles 2014 - Battle of the Dnieper

New circulating commemorative:

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

LINK: Bank of Russia

Russia 5 roubles 2014 - Battle of Kursk

New circulating commemorative:

'The Great Patriotic War of 1941-1945: Battle of Kursk'

LINK: Bank of Russia

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Ukraine 20 hryvnia 2014 - Alexander Dovzhenko

New silver commemorative:

'Alexander Petrovich Dovzhenko'

He was a Soviet screenwriter, film producer and director of Ukrainian origin. He is considered as one of the most important early Soviet film makers, as well as being a pioneer of Soviet montage theory.

LINK: National Bank of Ukraine

Germany 10 euro 2014 - Council of Constance

New CuNi and silver commemoratives:

'600th anniversary of the Council of Constance'

(news and images from eurocoinland.wordpress.com, Pabitra Saha and Jo Hoogeveen)

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

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Monday, September 22, 2014

Russia 2 roubles 2012 - Error in D.V. Davydov

Hi, let me show you the last error coin I found among my doubles yesterday, a Lieutenant-general D.V. Davydov 2 roubles:

What kind of error is it? Is this coin any worth?

Denmark 2014 - Mint master and medallist initials reintroduced

As from 2014 the Royal Danish Mint reintroduces the old tradition of including the initials of the mint master and the medallist on the coins.

The design of all the coins is the same as in 2013, as seen in this image of the 'Coin Set for Children':

But now, as happened before 2002, they also include letters "JS HW" for the mint master Mr. Jørgen Strandgaard (JS) and the medalist Mr. Henrik Wiberg (HW), as seen in this closeup of the 5 and 20 kroner coins:

So, for Krause, we guess that the new KMs could be:

50 ore 2014: KM#866.4 (type without letters was KM#866.3)
1 krone 2014: KM#873.3 (type without letters was KM#873.2)
2 krone 2014: KM#874.3 (type without letters was KM#874.2)
5 krone 2014: KM#869.3 (type without letters was KM#869.2)
10 krone 2014: KM#954.2 (2013 type without letters was KM#954.1)
20 krone 2014: KM#955.2 (2013 type without letters was KM#955.1)

(news from Jo Hoogeveen)
(catalog numbers info from Pabitra Saha)

LINK: Denmark National Bank

Friday, September 19, 2014

Hungary 2,000 forint 2014 - Hungarian Maltese Charity Service

New CuNi commemorative:

'25 Years of the foundation of the Hungarian Maltese Charity Service'

(news and image from Pabitra Saha)

LINK: Central Bank of Hungary

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Australia 50 cents & 1 dollar 2015 - Year of the Goat

New commemoratives:

"Lunar Series: Year of the Goat"

50 cents:

1 dollar:

LINK: Royal Australian Mint

Kyrgyzstan 10 som 2014 - Owl

New silver collectors issue:

(news and image by Eduard Khan)

You can find this coin and many others at: Eduard's eBay store

LINK: National Bank of the Kyrgyz Republic

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Kazakhstan 500 tenge 2014 - Tobet dog

New silver collectors issue:

"Tobet from Kazakhstan"

(news and image by Eduard Khan)

You can find this coin and many others at: Eduard's eBay store

Gibraltar 1 crown 2014 - Battles in WWI

New collectors issues:

Battle of the Somme in 1916
Battle of Cambrai in 1917
Battle of Ypres in 1915

(information and image by Pabitra Saha)

Netherlands Antilles 1 & 5 gulden 2014 - King Willem Alexander

New circulating types with the King's portrait:

(news and scan by Jo Hoogeveen)

Monday, September 15, 2014

Kazakhstan 50 and 500 tenge 2014 - Taras Shevchenko

New CuNi and silver commemoratives:

'200th Anniversary of the Birth of Taras Shevchenko'

A silver 500 tenge was issued also, with same design.

(news by Taneli Perätalo and Pabitra Saha)

LINK: National Bank of Kazakhstan

Kyrgyzstan 10 som 2009 - Edge inscriptions

New circulating type:

Kyrgyzstan issued a new 10 som coin with edge inscription '10 SOM ON SOM' instead of being plain. It has the same design as that of 2009, even the year is the same.

(information by Taneli Perätalo)

LINK: National Bank of the Kyrgyz Republic

Composition: nickel plated steel
Diameter: 24.50 mm
Weight: 5.40 g

Finland 5 euro 2014 - Animals of the Provinces: Finland Proper

New bimetallic commemorative:

'Animals of the Provinces' series: the fox in Finland Proper.

(news by 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

Friday, September 12, 2014

Lithuania 25 & 50 litas 2014 - 25th anniversary of the Baltic Way

New silver and nordic gold collectors issues:

From the series "Lithuania's Road to Independence": 25th anniversary of the Baltic Way

(news by Pabitra Saha)

LINK: Bank of Lithuania

Turkey 20 lira 2014 - Kayseri Sultan Road House

New collectors issue:

'Silkroad - Kayseri Sultan Road House'

(news and image by Pabitra Saha)

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Sudan 1 & 2 dinars 1994 varieties

Wolfgang Schuster sent this image from his own collection, with very interesting varieties of the Sudanese 1 and 2 dinars AH1415/1994 (KM#112 & KM#113).

They both exist with narrow and wide shaded denomination numeral. The reverse side is the same, showing the central bank building:

(news and images from Wolfgang Schuster)

Bangladesh 2 taka 2013 - New type

New circulating type:

The main difference between 2 Taka KM31 2010 and 2 Taka 2013 is that in 2010, the portrait of Sheikh Mujibur Rahman is a bit flatter and looks like artistic art. In 2013, it is higher and similar design as in 1 Taka km32 2010 and 2014 issues.

(news and image from Limon Talha)

Composition: Stainless Steel
Diameter: 24.00 mm
Weight: 5.56 g
Edge: plain
Mintage: 500 million
Mint: Japan Mint

Vatican 2 euro 2014 - Berlin Wall

New bimetallic circulating commemorative:

"25th Anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall"

(news and image from eurocoinland.wordpress.com)

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

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Luxembourg 5 euro 2014 - Steel industry

New commemorative:

'Steel industry of Luxembourg'

(news and image by Pabitra Saha)

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

Tanzania 500 Shilingi 2014

New circulation type:

(news and image by Pabitra Saha)

Composition: Nickel plated steel
Diameter: 27.50 mm
Weight: 9.50 grams

Monday, September 08, 2014

Lithuania 50 litas 2014 - Battle of Orsha

New silver collectors issue:

'500th Anniversary of the Battle of Orsha'

(news by Pabitra Saha)

LINK: Bank of Lithuania

Composition: Silver Ag 925
Quality: proof
Diameter: 38.61 mm
Weight: 28.28 g
Artists: Rolandas Rimkunas and Giedrius Paulauskis
Mintage: 3,000

Guernsey 5 pounds 2014 - D-Day 70th anniversary

New commemorative:

'70th anniversary of the D-Day operation'

(news and image by Pabitra Saha)

Mexico 20 pesos 2014 - Taking of Zacatecas

New bimetallic circulating commemorative:

'100 years of the Taking of Zacatecas'

(news and image by Pabitra Saha)

LINK: Banco de Mexico

Friday, September 05, 2014

Kyrgyzstan 1 Som 2014 - Barsbek

New CuNi collectors issue:

'Age of the Kyrgyz Kaganat: Barsbek, Kyrgyz people kagan'

(news and image by Gijs Vlothuizen)

Composition: CuNi
Diameter: 30.00 mm
Weight: 12.00 g
Mintage: 5,000

(a silver 10 som issue was released also)

LINK: National Bank of the Kyrgyz Republic

Kyrgyzstan 1 Som 2014 - Kumbez of Manas

New CuNi collectors issue:

'Historical and architectural monuments of Kyrgyzstan: Kumbez of Manas'

(news and image by Gijs Vlothuizen)

Composition: CuNi
Diameter: 30.00 mm
Weight: 12.00 g
Mintage: 5,000

(a silver 10 som issue with same design was released also)

LINK: National Bank of the Kyrgyz Republic

Ukraine 2 hryvnia 2014 - John James Hughes

New low mintage commemorative:

'John James Hughes'

Composition: CuNiZn
Weight: 12.80 g
Diameter: 31.00 mm
Mintage: 20 000

LINK: National Bank of Ukraine

Latvia 5 euro 2014 - Gotthard Friedrich Stender

New silver collectors issue:

'300th anniversary of the birth of Gotthard Friedrich Stender (1714–1796)'

(news and image from Pabitra Saha)

Composition: silver .925
Diameter: 35.00 mm
Weight: 22.00 g
Artists: Aigars Ozolinš (graphic design), Janis Strupulis (plaster model)
Mint: Koninklijke Nederlandse Munt (the Netherlands)

LINK: Bank of Latvia

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

Russia 10 roubles 2014 - Tver

New circulating commemorative:

"Cities of military glory: Tver"

(news by Alexander Belozerskikh)

LINK: Bank of Russia

Russia 10 roubles 2014 - Chelyabinsk Oblast

New circulating bimetallic commemorative:

'Russian regions: Chelyabinsk Oblast'

(news and image by Alexander Belozerskikh)

LINK: Bank of Russia

Canada 1 dollar 2014 - Holiday coin

New commemorative:

Available only as part of the 2014 Holiday Gift Set.

Composition: three-ply brass plated steel
Weight: 6.27 g
Diameter: 26.50 mm
Edge: plain
Artist: Three Degrees Creative

LINK: Royal Canadian Mint

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

Canada 2 dollars 2014 - Baby Rabbits

New bimetallic commemorative:

Available only as part of the Special Edition Specimen Set.

Ring composition: Nickel
Center composition: CuAlNi
Weight: 7.30 g
Diameter: 28.03 mm
Edge: interrupted serrations
Artist: Pierre Leduc

LINK: Royal Canadian Mint

Monday, September 01, 2014

Portugal 5 euro 2014 - Eleanor of Portugal

New CuNi commemorative:

'Eleanor of Portugal (1434-1467)'

Composition: CuNi
Weight: 14.00 g
Diameter: 30.00 mm
Mintage: 75,000
Artists: Isabel Carriço & Fernando Branco

LINK: Portugal Mint