Thursday, April 28, 2016

Aruba 5 florin 2016 - Anthem and Flag

New silver collectors' issue:

"Anthem and Flag"

Composition: Silver .925
Diameter: 38.00 mm
Weight: 25.00 g
Mintage: 600

(news by Jo Hoogeveen)

United Kingdom 50 pence 2016 - Team GB

New CuNi commemorative:

"Team GB in Rio 2016 Olympic Games"

(news by Pabitra Saha)
(image taken from

LINK: British Royal Mint

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Jersey 5 pence 2014 - Magnetic core

this Jersey denomination has a magnetic core, so, it is probably CuNi plated steel:

(news and image by Andrew G)

Transnistria 1 rouble 2016 - Ice Hockey

New commemorative:

"Ice Hockey"

Composition: Nickel plated steel
Weight: 4.65 g
Diameter: 22.00 mm

(news and image by Jo Hoogeveen and Gijs Vlothuizen)

LINK: Trans-Dniester Republican Bank

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Transnistria 1 rouble 2016 - First space flight

New commemorative:

"55th anniversary of man's 1st space flight"

Composition: Nickel plated steel
Weight: 4.65 g
Diameter: 22.00 mm

(image from eBay user andrey.p53)
(news by Jo Hoogeveen and Nicolas Quentin)

LINK: Trans-Dniester Republican Bank

Transnistria 1 rouble 2016 - Taurus

New commemorative:

"The Zodiac: Taurus"

Composition: Nickel plated steel
Weight: 4.65 g
Diameter: 22.00 mm

(image from eBay user vasid2009)
(news by Jo Hoogeveen)

LINK: Trans-Dniester Republican Bank

Latvia 5 euro 2016 - Hedgehog's Coat

New silver collectors issue:

"Fairy Tales: Hedgehog's Coat"

(news by Sergey Sichkarev and Pabitra Saha)

Composition: Silver .925
Heigh: 35.00 mm
Width: 42.00 mm
Weight: 28.28 g
Mintage: 10,000
Mint: UAB Lietuvos monetu kalykla (Lithuania)
Artists: Gundega Muzikante (graphic design) and Ligita Franckevica (plaster model)

LINK: Bank of Latvia

Finland 2 euro 2016 - Eino Leino

New bimetallic circulating commemorative:

'Eino Leino'

(news by Jacek Stacel and Pabitra Saha)

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

LINK: Bank of Finland
LINK: Mint of Finland

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Nicaragua 1000 córdobas 2016 - Rubén Darío

New silver collector's issue:

"Centenary of the death of Rubén Darío"

Composition: Silver .900
Weight: 31.00 g
Diameter: 35.00 mm
Edge: reeded
Mint: Casa de Moneda de Chile
Mintage: 2,000

(news and image by Wolfgang Schuster)

Friday, April 15, 2016

Romania 50 bani 2016 - John Hunyadi

New circulating commemorative:

'575 years since John Hunyadi became Voivode of Transylvania'

A gold 100 lei collector's issue was released as well.

(news and images from, Pabitra Saha and Aurelian Vasile)

LINK: Romania National Bank

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Nepal 100 & 2000 rupees 2015 - Nepal's new Constitution

New CuNi and silver commemoratives:

"Constitution of the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal"

(news and images from Pabitra Saha and Wolfgang Schuster)

LINK: Central Bank of Nepal

Nepal 2000 rupees 2015 - Ganesh Man Singh

New silver commemorative:

"Father of Democracy in Nepal, Ganesh Man Singh"

(news from Pabitra Saha, Wolfgang Schuster, Gijs Vlothuizen and Egon Conti)
(image from Egon Conti)

LINK: Central Bank of Nepal

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Peru 2 soles 2016 - New type

New circulating bimetallic in "soles" instead of "nuevos soles":

(news and image from David Velarde)

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Finland 10 & 20 euro 2016 - Uno Cygnaeus

New silver commemorative:

"Uno Cygnaeus and folk schooling"

(news and image by Pabitra Saha)

Composition: Silver .500
Diameter: 28.50 mm
Weight: 10.00 g
Mintage: 10,000
Designer: Petri Neuvonen

A 20 euro coin was released also (mintage: 5,000).

LINK: Bank of Finland
LINK: Mint of Finland

Monday, April 11, 2016

Spain 30 euro 2016 - Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra

New silver commemorative:

"4th centenary of the Death of Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra"

Composition: Silver .925
Diameter: 33.00 mm
Weight: 18.00 g

(news from
(scan from my own collection)

LINK: Spanish Mint

Kuwait 5 dinars 2014 - Humanitarian Leadership of Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah

New silver collectors' issue:

"Humanitarian Leadership Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah"

Reported mintage is only 500 pieces. The same coin also exists also in a gold plated version.

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

Thursday, April 07, 2016

Japan 100 yen 2016 - 50th anniversary of Shinkansen lines

New CuNi commemoratives:

'Shinkansen lines: Akita, Yamagata, Kyushu and Hokkaido'

(news by Jo Hoogeveen)

LINK: Japan Mint

Austria 5 euro 2016 - Albrecht Dürer's Young Hare

New copper and silver commemoratives:

"Albrecht Dürer's Young Hare"

(news and images from

LINK: Austrian Mint

Wednesday, April 06, 2016

Peru 1 sol 2016 - Cabeza de Vaca

New circulating type:

"Cabeza de Vaca Archaeological Zone"

This is the 24th coin of the series "Wealth and Pride of Peru":

(news by David Velarde)

LINK: Peru Central Bank

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)
17. Huaca de la Luna (2014)
18. Antiguo Hotel Palace (2014)
19. Catedral de Lima (2014)
20. Petroglyphs of Pusharo (2015)
21. Moquegua architecture (2015)
22. Huarautambo archaeological site (2015)
23. Cerámica Vicús (2015)

Russia 10 roubles 2016 - Staraya Russa

New circulating commemorative:

"Cities of military glory: Staraya Russa"

LINK: Bank of Russia

Russia 10 roubles 2016 - Belgorod Oblast

New circulating bimetallic commemorative:

'Russian regions: Belgorod Oblast'

LINK: Bank of Russia

Tuesday, April 05, 2016

Finland 5 euro 2016 - Kaarlo Juho Ståhlberg

New bimetallic commemorative:

"Presidents of Finland" series: Kaarlo Juho Ståhlberg

Core composition: CuNi
Ring composition: Nordic Gold
Diameter: 27.25 mm
Weight: 9.80 g
Designer: Tero Lounas
Mintage 6,000 (proof) and 30,000 (unc)
Issue date: 3rd may

(news by Pabitra Saha and Jacek Stacel)

Link: Mint of Finland

Friday, April 01, 2016

Swaziland 2015 - New circulation set

Six new coin types were issued recently and are already easily available:

(news by Jo Hoogeveen, Gijs Vlothuizen, Wolfgang Schuster, Alexey Malykh, Egon Conti and Pabitra Saha)
(scan by Alexey Malykh)

USA 2016 - America the Beautiful Quarters

These are the next 5 quarters of this series for 2016:

Cumberland Gap National Historical Park (KENTUCKY)
Fort Moultrie at Fort Sumter National Monument (SOUTH CAROLINA)
Harpers Ferry National Historical Park (WEST VIRGINIA)
Shawnee National Forest (ILLINOIS)
Theodore Roosevelt National Park (NORTH DAKOTA)

(news by Peter Kaminsky and Belozerskikh Aleksander)

LINK: The United States Mint
LINK: America the Beautiful quarters program

Weight: 5.67 g
Diameter: 24.26 mm
Thickness: 1.75 mm
Edge: reeded

Canada 1 dollar 2016 - 100th Anniversary of Women's Vote

New circulating commemorative:

"100th Anniversary of Women's Vote:

(news by Peter Kaminsky, Ashwin Lobo, Pabitra Saha and Jo Hoogeveen)
(image by Ashwin Lobo)

LINK: Royal Canadian Mint