Tuesday, December 28, 2021

Falkland Islands 1 pound 2020 - New bimetallic circulation type

New bimetallic circulation type:

Falkland Islands 1 pound 2020 - New bimetallic circulation type

(news and images from Wolfgang Weitlaner and Pabitra Saha)

Venezuela 50 céntimos 2021 - New circulation type

New circulating coin type:

Venezuela 50 céntimos 2021 - New circulation type

(photo by Pabitra Saha)
(news by Dario Silva and Pabitra Saha)

Monday, December 27, 2021

Barbados 55 dollars 2021 - 55th Anniversary of Independence

New silver collector's type:

'55th Anniversary of Independence and transition to a Parliamentary Republic'

Barbados 55 dollars 2021 - 55th Anniversary of Independence

TECHNICAL DATA
Composition: .999 silver plated with 24Kt gold
Mint: Osborne Coinage Company (USA)


(news by Aidan Work and Pabitra Saha)

LINK: Central Bank of Barbados

Friday, December 24, 2021

France 1 & 2 euro 2022 - New circulation designs

New national sides for the French 1 and 2 euro coins:

France 1 & 2 euro 2022 - New designs

These new coins were designed by the general engraver of the Monnaie de Paris, Joaquin Jimenez, who had already imagined the current 1 and 2 euro coins. The new design is inspired by the previous design: there is a stylized tree representing an oak tree, which evokes 'strength and justice' and an olive tree, which symbolizes 'peace', on which is affixed the French motto.

According to the Monnaie de Paris, 30 million new 2 euro coins will be put into circulation as of January 1, 2022. The new 1 euro coins will not be put into circulation for the moment but will only be released in small quantities for collectors.

France 1 & 2 euro 2022 - New designs - Details

(news by Pabitra Saha and Jacek Stącel)

Venezuela 1 bolivar 2021 - New circulation type

This is a real photo of the new circulating coin type:

Venezuela 1 bolivar 2021 - New circulation type

(photo by Dario Silva)
(news by Dario Silva, Pabitra Saha and Egon Conti)

Israel 5 sheqel 2021 - Gratitude to health and sanitary workers

Real photo of this new circulating commemorative:

Israel 5 sheqel 2021 - Gratitude to health and sanitary workers real photo

TECHNICAL DATA
Composition: copper-nickel
Diameter: 24.00 mm
Weight: 8.20 g
Thickness: 2.40 mm
Artist: Eitan Alon


LINK: Bank of Israel

Azerbaijan 20 qapik 2021 - New type

New circulation type:

The Central Bank of Azerbaijan (CBA) has put into circulation a new 20 qapik coin. The redesigned coin depicts the state emblem of Azerbaijan and the year of issue.

Azerbaijan 20 qapik 2021 - New type

TECHNICAL DATA
Composition: brass plated steel
Diameter: 24.25 mm
Weight: 6.60 g


(news and image by Pabitra Saha and Eddy Reynaert)

China 10 yuan 2022 - Year of the Tiger

New bimetallic commemorative:

"Year of the Tiger"

China 10 yuan 2021 - Year of the Tiger

TECHNICAL DATA
External ring: brass
Center disc: copper-nickel
Diameter: 27.00 mm
Weight: 9.10 g
Thickness: 2.10 mm


(image from Wenbo Dong)
(news from Wenbo Dong, Jacek Stącel and Pabitra Saha)

Wednesday, December 01, 2021

British Indian Ocean Territory 2 pounds 2021 - The Queen's Beasts - The Falcon of the Plantagenets

New bimetallic commemorative:

"From the 'The Queen's Beasts' collection: The Falcon of the Plantagenets"

British Indian Ocean Territory 2 pounds 2021 - The Queen's Beasts - The Falcon of the Plantagenets

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

Isle of Man 2 pounds 2021 - Christmas - Nativity Scene

New bimetallic commemorative:

"Christmas 2021 - Nativity Scene"

Isle of Man 2 pounds 2021 - Christmas - Nativity Scene

TECHNICAL DATA
External ring: nickel-bronze
Center disc: copper-nickel
Diameter: 28.40 mm
Weight: 12.00 g


(news and image by Egon Conti)

Russia 25 roubles 2021 - Birth Centenary of Yuri Nikulin

New base metal commemoratives in normal and coloured editions:

"Birth Centenary of Yuri Nikulin"

Russia 25 roubles 2021 - Birth Centenary of Yuri Nikulin

TECHNICAL DATA
Composition: copper-nickel
Diameter: 27.00 mm
Weight: 10.00 g


LINK: Bank of Russia

Monday, November 22, 2021

Croatia 25 kuna 2021 - International Children's Day - 20th November

New bimetallic commemorative:

"International Children's Day - 20th November"

Croatia 25 kuna 2021 - International Children's Day - 20th November

TECHNICAL DATA
External ring: copper-nickel
Center disc: copper-aluminium-nickel
Diameter: 32.00 mm
Weight: 12.75 g
Thickness: 2.20 mm
Mintage: 50,000


(news and image by Jacek Stącel)

LINK: Croatian National Bank

British Virgin Islands 1 dollar 2022 - Santa Maria

New collector's type:

"Second issue in the Ships series: Santa Maria"

British Virgin Islands 1 dollar 2022 - Santa Maria

TECHNICAL DATA
Composition: virenium
Diameter: 28.40 mm
Weight: 8.00 g
Mintage: 1,950


LINK: The Pobjoy Mint

Thursday, November 11, 2021

British Indian Ocean Territory 50 pence 2021 - Father Christmas by Raymond Briggs

New low-mintage commemorative in normal and colour versions:

"Father Christmas by Raymond Briggs"

British Indian Ocean Territory 50 pence 2021 - Father Christmas by Raymond Briggs

TECHNICAL DATA
Composition: copper-nickel
Diameter: 27.30 mm
Weight: 8.00 g
Mint: The Pobjoy Mint
Mintage: 7.500 (each)


The coin is also available in proof sterling silver coloured version (mintage of 1.999 pieces).

LINK: The Pobjoy Mint

Australia 1 dollar 2022 - Year of the Tiger

New commemorative type:

"Year of the Tiger"

Australia 1 dollar 2022 - Year of the Tiger

TECHNICAL DATA
Composition: aluminium-bronze
Diameter: 25.00 mm
Weight: 9.00 g
Mint: Royal Australian Mint (Australia)
Mintage: 30.000


(images and data from www.ramint.gov.au)

LINK: Royal Australian Mint

Australia 50 cents 2022 - Year of the Tiger

New commemorative type:

"Year of the Tiger"

Australia 50 cents 2022 - Year of the Tiger

TECHNICAL DATA
Composition: copper-nickel
Diameter: 31.51 mm
Weight: 15.37 g
Mint: Royal Australian Mint (Australia)


(images and data from www.ramint.gov.au)

LINK: Royal Australian Mint

Andorra 2 euro 2021 - Let's take care of our elders

New bimetallic commemorative:

"Let's take care of our elders"

Andorra 2 euro 2021 - Let's take care of our elders

TECHNICAL DATA
External ring: copper-nickel
Center disc: nickel-brass, nickel and nickel-brass three layers
Diameter: 25.75 mm
Weight: 8.50 g
Thickness: 2.20 mm
Mint: Monnaie de Paris (France)
Mintage: 70.000


(news and image by Jacek Stącel)

Andorra 2 euro 2021 - Centenary of the Coronation of Our Lady of Meritxell

New bimetallic commemorative:

"Centenary of the Coronation of Our Lady of Meritxell"

Andorra 2 euro 2021 - Centenary of the Coronation of Our Lady of Meritxell

TECHNICAL DATA
External ring: copper-nickel
Center disc: nickel-brass, nickel and nickel-brass three layers
Diameter: 25.75 mm
Weight: 8.50 g
Thickness: 2.20 mm
Mint: Monnaie de Paris (France)
Mintage: 73.500


(news and image by Jacek Stącel)

Wednesday, November 10, 2021

Poland 5 zlotys 2021 - Książ Castle in Wałbrzych

New bimetallic circulating commemorative:

"From the Discover Poland series: Książ Castle in Wałbrzych"

Poland 5 zlotys 2021 - Książ Castle in Wałbrzych

TECHNICAL DATA
External ring: copper-nickel
Center disc: aluminium-bronze
Diameter: 24.00 mm
Weight: 6.54 g
Mint: Mint of Poland (Mennica Polska), Warsaw (Poland)
Mintage: 1 million
Issue date: 18/11/2021


Książ Castle in Wałbrzych:

Książ Castle in Wałbrzych

(news and image by Adam Szuler and Jacek Stącel)

LINK: Narodowy Bank Polski

China 5 yuan 2022 - XXIV Winter Olympic Games in Beijing

Two new and amazing copper-alloy commemoratives to be issued soon:

"XXIV Winter Olympic Games in Beijing"

China 5 yuan 2022 - XXIV Winter Olympic Games in Beijing

(news and images from Wenbo Dong)

Four gold and six silver coins have been issued too, which can be seen in coinupdate.com.

Russia 10 rubles 2022 - Karachay-Cherkess Republic

New bimetallic circulating commemorative:

"From the Regions of Russia series: Karachay-Cherkess Republic"

Russia 10 rubles 2022 - Karachay-Cherkess Republic

TECHNICAL DATA
Ring composition: brass plated steel
Disk composition: nickel plated steel
Diameter: 27.00 mm
Weight: 7.90 g
Mintage: 1 million


(news from Jacek Stącel)

LINK: Bank of Russia

Peru 1 sol 2021 - Toribio Rodríguez de Mendoza

New circulating commemorative:

"Constructores de la República - Bicentenario 1821-2021: Toribio Rodríguez de Mendoza"

Peru 1 sol 2021 - Toribio Rodríguez de Mendoza

TECHNICAL DATA
Composition: copper-nickel-zinc
Diameter: 25.50 mm
Weight: 7.32 g
Mintage: 10 million


(news from David Velarde)
(image and data from www.bcrp.gob.pe)

LINK: Banco Central de Reserva del Perú

Guernsey 10 pence 2021 - Insects

Six new commemoratives:

"Third set from the Great British Isles Wildlife series: Insects"

This 10p set comprises six lovely insects, the Bumblebee, Grasshopper, Ladybird, Shieldbug, Stag Beetle and Dragonfly.

Guernsey 10 pence 2021 - Insects

TECHNICAL DATA
Composition: nickel-plated steel
Diameter: 24.50 mm
Weight: 6.50 g
Design: Mike Langman and Ian Rank Broadley


(images taken from www.westminstercollection.com)

LINK: The Westminster Collection

Guernsey 50 pence 2021 - The Christmas Tree

New coloured commemorative:

"The Christmas Tree"

Guernsey 50 pence 2021 - The Christmas Tree

TECHNICAL DATA
Composition: copper-nickel
Diameter: 27.30 mm
Weight: 8.00 g
Design: Stephen Lee and Ian Rank Broadley


(images taken from www.westminstercollection.com)

LINK: The Westminster Collection

Tuesday, November 09, 2021

Guernsey 50 pence 2021 - The Christmas Traditions

Five new commemoratives:

"The Christmas Traditions"

This set is housed in a special festive presentation pack. The coins depict these Christmas Traditions: Father Christmas, a Christmas Tree, Christmas pudding, Carol Singers and a Christmas Cracker.

Guernsey 50 pence 2021 - The Christmas Traditions

TECHNICAL DATA
Composition: copper-nickel
Diameter: 27.30 mm
Weight: 8.00 g
Design: Stephen Lee and Ian Rank Broadley


(images taken from www.westminstercollection.com)

LINK: The Westminster Collection

Jersey 2 pounds 2021 - Ernest Shackleton - 100 years of polar exploration

Three new bimetallic commemoratives:

"Ernest Shackleton - 100 years of polar exploration"

To mark 100 years since the famous British Antarctic explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton set out on his final expedition, these £2 coins have been issued by Jersey. Eeach coin represents one of the voyages led by Shackleton: the Nimrod Expedition, the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition, and the Shackleton-Rowett Expedition.

Jersey 2 pounds 2021 - Ernest Shackleton - 100 years of polar exploration

TECHNICAL DATA
Ring composition: nickel-brass
Center composition: copper-nickel
Diameter: 28.40 mm
Weight: 12.00 g
Design: David Young and Jody Clark


(images taken from The Westminster Collection)

LINK: The Westminster Collection

United Kingdom 2 pounds 2021 - 250th Anniversary of the Birth of Sir Walter Scott

New bimetallic commemorative:

"250th Anniversary of the Birth of Sir Walter Scott"

United Kingdom 2 pounds 2021 - 250th Anniversary of the Birth of Sir Walter Scott

TECHNICAL DATA
Ring composition: nickel-brass
Center composition: copper-nickel
Diameter: 28.40 mm
Weight: 12.00 g
Mint: The Royal Mint
Design: Stephen Raw and Jody Clark


(images taken from www.royalmint.com)
(news by Pabitra Saha)

LINK: The Royal Mint

Monday, November 08, 2021

Guernsey 2 pounds 2021 - Birth Anniversary of Donald Campbell

Two new bimetallic commemoratives:

"Birth Anniversary of Donald Campbell"

Donald Malcolm Campbell (23 March 1921 – 4 January 1967) was a British speed record breaker who broke eight absolute world speed records on water and on land in the 1950s and 1960s. He remains the only person to set both world land and water speed records in the same year (1964). He died during a water speed record attempt at Coniston Water in the Lake District, England.

Guernsey 2 pounds 2021 - Birth Anniversary of Donald Campbell

TECHNICAL DATA
Ring composition: nickel-brass
Center composition: copper-nickel
Diameter: 28.40 mm
Weight: 12.00 g
Design: David Young and Jody Clark


(images taken from The Westminster Collection)
(news by Pabitra Saha)

LINK: The Westminster Collection

Italy 5 euro 2021 - Ennio Morricone

New bimetallic commemorative:

"Ennio Morricone"

Italy 5 euro 2021 - Ennio Morricone

TECHNICAL DATA
External ring: aluminium-bronze
Center disc: copper-nickel
Diameter: 27.50 mm
Weight: 9.50 g
Mint: Istituto Poligrafico e Zecca dello Stato (Italy)
Mintage: 10.000 mm
Artist: Maria Angela Cassol


(news by Eddy Reynaert)

LINK: Istituto Poligrafico e Zecca dello Stato

Sunday, November 07, 2021

Portugal 5 euro 2021 - The Art of Lacquer

New commemorative type:

"Portugal and the Orient: The Art of Lacquer"

Portugal 5 euro 2021 - The Art of Lacquer

TECHNICAL DATA
Composition: copper-nickel
Diameter: 30.00 mm
Weight: 14.00 g
Mint: Imprensa Nacional-Casa da Moeda (Portugal)
Mintage: 25.000
Artist: João Fazenda


A .925 silver proof and .999 gold proof types have been issued also.

LINK: Imprensa Nacional-Casa da Moeda

Australia 50 cents 2022 - Australian Rail Heritage: Queensland Rail A10 No.6

New commemorative type:

"First item in the Steam Power – Australian Rail Heritage series: Queensland Rail A10 No.6"

Australia 50 cents 2022 - Australian Rail Heritage: Queensland Rail A10 No.6

TECHNICAL DATA
Composition: copper-nickel
Diameter: 31.51 mm
Weight: 15.15 g
Mint: Royal Australian Mint (Australia)
Mintage: 20.000


(images and data from www.ramint.gov.au)

LINK: Royal Australian Mint

Slovakia 2 euro 2021 - 100th birth anniversary of Alexander Dubček

New bimetallic commemorative:

"100th birth anniversary of Alexander Dubček"

Slovakia 2 euro 2021 - 100th birth anniversary of Alexander Dubček

TECHNICAL DATA
External ring: copper-nickel
Center disc: nickel-brass, nickel and nickel-brass three layers
Diameter: 25.75 mm
Weight: 8.50 g
Thickness: 2.20 mm
Mint: Mincovňa Kremnica (Slovakia)
Mintage: 1 million
Issue date: 26/11/2021


Wednesday, November 03, 2021

France 10 euro 2021 - Paris 2024 Olympic Games

New silver collector's type:

"Paris 2024 Olympic Games"

France 10 euro 2021 - Paris 2024 Olympic Games

TECHNICAL DATA
Composition: silver .500
Diameter: 32.00 mm
Weight: 17.00 g
Mintage: 100,000


(news by Eddy Reynaert)

LINK: Monnaie de Paris

British Virgin Islands 1 dollar 2022 - Golden Hind

New collector's type:

"Ships series: Golden Hind"

British Virgin Islands 1 dollar 2022 - Golden Hind

TECHNICAL DATA
Composition: virenium
Diameter: 28.40 mm
Weight: 8.00 g
Mintage: 1,950


LINK: The Pobjoy Mint

Isle of Man 50 pence 2021 - Prince Philip in Memoriam

Six new circulating commemoratives:

"Prince Philip in Memoriam"

Isle of Man 50 pence 2021 - Prince Philip in Memoriam

TECHNICAL DATA
Composition: copper-nickel
Diameter: 27.30 mm
Weight: 8.00 g

(news by Egon Conti and Eddy Reynaert)
(image by Egon Conti)

LINK: The Westminster Collection

Friday, October 29, 2021

Transnistria 3 rubles 2021 - Day of Remembrance and Sorrow

New commemorative:

"Day of Remembrance and Sorrow"

Transnistria 3 rubles 2021 - Day of Remembrance and Sorrow

TECHNICAL DATA
Composition: nickel plated steel
Diameter: 24.00 mm
Weight: 5.60 g


(coin image from eBay seller perfect-hobby)

LINK: Pridnestrovian Republican Bank

Transnistria 3 rubles 2021 - Gratitude to medical workers

New commemorative:

"Gratitude to medical workers"

Transnistria 3 rubles 2021 - Gratitude to medical workers

TECHNICAL DATA
Composition: nickel plated steel
Diameter: 24.00 mm
Weight: 5.60 g


(coin image from eBay seller ibraghim-es)

LINK: Pridnestrovian Republican Bank

Transnistria 1 ruble 2021 - Church of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Voronkovo

New commemorative:

"Church of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Voronkovo"

Transnistria 1 ruble 2021 - Church of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Voronkovo

TECHNICAL DATA
Composition: nickel plated steel
Diameter: 22.00 mm
Weight: 4.65 g


(image from eBay seller leshij87)

LINK: Pridnestrovian Republican Bank

Transnistria 1 ruble 2021 - White water lily

New commemorative:

"White water lily"

Transnistria 1 ruble 2021 - White water lily

TECHNICAL DATA
Composition: nickel plated steel
Diameter: 22.00 mm
Weight: 4.65 g


(image from eBay seller lemberg-zp)

LINK: Pridnestrovian Republican Bank

Wednesday, October 27, 2021

Malta 2 euro 2021 - Tarxien Temples

New bimetallic commemorative:

"Tarxien Temples"

Malta 2 euro 2021 - Tarxien Temples

TECHNICAL DATA
External ring: copper-nickel
Center disc: nickel-brass, nickel and nickel-brass three layers
Diameter: 25.75 mm
Weight: 8.50 g
Thickness: 2.20 mm
Mint: Monnaie de Paris (France)


United Kingdom 50 pence 2021 - 100th anniversary of the discovery of insulin

New commemoratives in CuNi, silver and gold:

"100th anniversary of the discovery of insulin"

United Kingdom 50 pence 2021 - 100th anniversary of the discovery of insulin

TECHNICAL DATA
Composition: copper-nickel
Diameter: 27.30 mm
Weight: 8.00 g
Mint: The Royal Mint
Design: Iris De La Torre and Jody Clark


A silver proof edition (3.710 pieces) and a gold proof one (260 pieces) have been minted too.

(images taken from www.royalmint.com)

LINK: The Royal Mint

Belgium 2 euro 2021 - 500 years of Charles V coins

New commemorative circulation type (issued in coin cards):

"500 years of Charles V coins"

Belgium 2 euro 2021 - 500 years of Charles V coins

TECHNICAL DATA
External ring: copper-nickel
Center disc: nickel-brass, nickel and nickel-brass three layers
Diameter: 25.75 mm
Weight: 8.50 g
Thickness: 2.20 mm
Mint: Royal Dutch Mint (Utrecht, The Netherlands)
Mintage: 150.000
Artist: Luc Luycx


(image and data from www.herdenkingsmunten.be)

LINK: Herdenkingsmunten België

Monday, October 25, 2021

Canada 10 cents 2021 - Bluenose Centennial Anniversary: 1921-2021

Three new commemorative circulation types:

"Bluenose Centennial Anniversary: 1921-2021"

Canada 10 cents 2021 - Bluenose Centennial Anniversary: 1921-2021

TECHNICAL DATA
Composition: nickel plated steel
Diameter: 18.03 mm
Weight: 1.75 g
Artist: Yves Bérubé and Susanna Blunt


(images from www.mint.ca)
(news from Peter Kaminsky)

LINK: Royal Canadian Mint

Austria 5 euro 2022 - New Year coin: Bird of Happiness

New commemoratives in copper and silver to be issued soon:

"New Year coin: Bird of Happiness"

Austria 5 euro 2022 - New Year coin: Bird of Happiness

TECHNICAL DATA
Composition: copper
Diameter: 28.50 mm
Weight: 8.90 g
Mintage: 200.000

Composition: silver .925
Diameter: 28.50 mm
Weight: 8.41 g
Mintage: 50.000


(news and images by Artem Tronin)

LINK: Münze Österreich

Russia 25 roubles 2021 - Russian Animation: Masha and the Bear

New base metal commemoratives in normal and coloured editions:

"Russian Animation: Masha and the Bear"

Russia 25 roubles 2021 - Russian Animation: Masha and the Bear

TECHNICAL DATA
Composition: copper-nickel
Diameter: 27.00 mm
Weight: 10.00 g


(news by Artem Tronin)

LINK: Bank of Russia

Saturday, October 23, 2021

United Kingdom 50 pence 2021 - The Snowman

New commemorative:

"The Snowman"

The Royal Mint, in collaboration with Snowman Enterprises Ltd (a Penguin Random House company) has launched The Snowman 2021 commemorative 50p, the fourth design in The Snowman series, with original illustration by Robin Shaw. The reverse design features the heart-warming moment James draws a smile on the snowman for the first time.

United Kingdom 50 pence 2021 - The Snowman

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


A silver proof edition (7.000 pieces) and a gold proof one (300 pieces) have been minted too.
The coloured BU CuNi edition is available in a mintage of 10.000 pieces.

(images taken from www.royalmint.com)

LINK: The Royal Mint

Thursday, October 21, 2021

British Indian Ocean Territory 2 pounds 2021 - The Queen's Beasts - The Black Bull of Clarence

New bimetallic commemorative:

"From the 'The Queen's Beasts' collection: The Black Bull of Clarence"

British Indian Ocean Territory 2 pounds 2021 - The Queen's Beasts - The Black Bull of Clarence

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

Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Slovenia 2 euro 2021 - 200 years of the foundation of the Estate Museum of Carniola

New bimetallic commemorative:

"200 years of the foundation of the Estate Museum of Carniola"

Today's National Museum of Slovenia was founded in 1821 as the Estate Museum of Carniola. Five years later, the Austrian Emperor Francis I decided to personally sponsor the museum and ordered its renaming to Provincial Museum of Carniola. In 1882, the museum was renamed to Provincial Museum of Carniola - Rudolfinum in honour of the Crown Prince Rudolph.

Slovenia 2 euro 2021 - 200 years of the foundation of the Estate Museum of Carniola

TECHNICAL DATA
External ring: copper-nickel-zinc
Center disc: copper-nickel
Diameter: 32.00 mm
Weight: 15.00 g


LINK: Banka Slovenije