Friday, December 30, 2016

United Kingdom 50 pence 2016 - Battle of Hastings

New CuNi commemorative:

"Battle of Hastings"

LINK: British Royal Mint

United Kingdom 50 pence 2016 - Beatrix Potter collection

New CuNi commemoratives:

"150th anniversary of the birth of Beatrix Potter"

The Peter Rabbit coin:

The Jemima Puddle-Duck type:

This is the Squirrel Nutkin issue:

And the Mrs Tiggy-Winkle coin:

LINK: British Royal Mint

Thursday, December 29, 2016

Russia 25 roubles 2018 - 2018 FIFA World Cup

New base metal commemoratives in normal and coloured editions:

"2018 FIFA World Cup"

(news by Alexander Belozerskikh)

LINK: Bank of Russia

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Kazakhstan 50 tenge 2016 - Petropavl

New commemorative:

"Cities: Petropavl"

(news by Pabitra Saha)

Weight: 4.71 g
Diameter: 23.00 mm
Edge: grooved

LINK: National Bank of Kazakhstan

Panama quarter balboa 2016 - Construction of Panama Canal

New circulating coloured commemorative:

"Construction of Panama Canal"

(news by Pabitra Saha)

Russia 5 roubles 2016 - Russian Historical Society

New circulating commemorative:

"150 years of the Russian Historical Society"

(news by Pabitra Saha and Gijs Vlothuizen)

LINK: Bank of Russia

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Transnistria 1 rouble 2016 - Capricorn

New commemorative:

"The Zodiac: Capricorn"

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

LINK: Trans-Dniester Republican Bank

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Saudi Arabia 2016 - New circulation family

The Saudi Arabian Monetary Authority recently announced this new circulation coin family, which includes 2 bimetallics.

The 2 riyals bimetallic type:

The 1 riyal bimetallic type:

The 50 halalas type:

The 25 halalas type:

The 10 halalas type:

The 5 halalas type:

The 1 halala type:

(news and images from Serhiy Dzhyskariani, Limon Talha, Egon Conti and Pabitra Saha)

Indonesia 2016 - New circulation coins

The Central Bank of Indonesia has announced these four new coins to be released in the following days:

1000 rupees type is made of Nickel-plated-Steel. The other three are made of Aluminium.

(images from Michael Reissner)
(news from Pabitra Saha and Michael Reissner)

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Latvia 5 euro 2016 - Christmas Battles

New silver collectors issue:

"Christmas Battles - Latvian riflemen"

(news by Pabitra Saha)

Composition: Silver .925
Mintage: 5,000
Mint: UAB Lietuvos monetu kalykla (Lithuania)
Artists: Kristaps Ģelzis (graphic design) and Ligita Franckevica (plaster model)

LINK: Bank of Latvia

Malta 2 euro 2016 - Solidarity Through Love

New bimetallic circulating commemorative:

'From Children in Solidarity series: Solidarity Through Love'

My friend Raul Morote ( is offering the whole common Malta 2016 set plus this 'heart' type. You can contact him at his email or at his Facebook page.

(image from Gijs Vlothuizen)
(news from Gijs Vlothuizen 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

Monday, December 12, 2016

Venezuela 2016 - New circulation coins

The Central Bank of Venezuela has announced these new coins to be released in the following days:

(news and image from Dario Silva)

LINK: Central Bank of Venezuela

Wednesday, December 07, 2016

Greece 5 euro 2016 - Yiannis Moralis

New CuNi commemorative:

'100th anniversary of the birth of Yiannis Moralis'

(news and image from Pabitra Saha)

UAE 100 dirhams 2016 - National Martyrs Day

New silver commemorative:

"30th anniversary of National Martyrs Day"

LINK: Central Bank of the UAE

(news and image by Pabitra Saha)

Friday, December 02, 2016

Canada 2016 - Gift coin sets commemorative dollars

These dollar coins are released only in special sets or folders:

O Canada Gift set
Holiday Gift set
Baby Gift set
Birthday Gift set
Wedding Gift set

LINK: Royal Canadian Mint