Tuesday, August 31, 2021

Australia 2 dollars 2020 - Paralympic Team mascot – Lizzie the Lizard

New commemorative type:

"Paralympic Team mascot – Lizzie the Lizard"

Australia 2 dollars 2020 - Paralympic Team mascot – Lizzie the Lizard

TECHNICAL DATA
Composition: aluminium-bronze
Diameter: 20.50 mm
Weight: 6.60 g
Mint: Royal Australian Mint (Australia)


(image from www.ramint.gov.au)

LINK: Royal Australian Mint

Egypt 50 piastres, 1 & 100 pounds 2021 - Pharaohs’ Golden Parade

New collector and circulation commemorative coins:

"Pharaohs’ Golden Parade"

Egypt 50 piastres, 1 & 100 pounds 2021 - Pharaohs’ Golden Parade

Monday, August 30, 2021

South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands 50 pence 2020 - Not coloured penguin types

New commemorative types:

"Not coloured penguin types"

South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands 50 pence 2020 - Not coloured penguin types

(news and image by Eddy Reynaert)

Thursday, August 26, 2021

Slovakia 5 euro 2021 - Fauna and flora: Wolf

New commemorative type to be issued in november:

"From the series Fauna and flora in Slovakia: the Wolf"

Slovakia 5 euro 2021 - Fauna and flora: Wolf

TECHNICAL DATA
Composition: brass
Diameter: 34.00 mm
Weight: 19.10 g
Mint: Mincovňa Kremnica (Slovakia)


(image from www.mint.sk)

LINK: Mincovňa Kremnica

Slovakia 5 euro 2021 - Fauna and flora: Honey bee

New commemorative type:

"From the new series Fauna and flora in Slovakia: the Honey bee"

Slovakia 5 euro 2021 - Fauna and flora: Honey bee

TECHNICAL DATA
Composition: brass
Diameter: 34.00 mm
Weight: 19.10 g
Mint: Mincovňa Kremnica (Slovakia)
Mintage: 45,000
Artist: Karol Ličko


(image from www.mint.sk)

LINK: Mincovňa Kremnica

Slovakia 10 euro 2021 - Slovak climbers

New proof collectors' type:

"50th anniversary of the first successful ascent of an eight-thousander by Slovak climbers"

Slovakia 10 euro 2021 - Slovak climbers

TECHNICAL DATA
Composition: silver .925
Diameter: 34.00 mm
Weight: 18.00 g
Mint: Mincovňa Kremnica (Slovakia)
Artist: Mária Poldaufová


(image from www.mint.sk)

LINK: Mincovňa Kremnica

Peru 1 sol 2021 - Bicentenary of the Declaration of Independence

New silver collectors' issue:

"Bicentenary of the Declaration of Independence"

Peru 1 sol 2021 - Bicentenary of the Declaration of Independence

TECHNICAL DATA
Composition: silver .925
Diameter: 37.00 mm
Weight: 33.625 g
Mintage: 5,000


(image and data from www.bcrp.gob.pe)

LINK: Banco Central de Reserva del Perú

Russia 25 roubles 2021 - Russian Animation: Umka

New base metal commemoratives in normal and coloured editions:

"Russian Animation: Umka"

Russia 25 roubles 2021 - Russian Animation: Umka

TECHNICAL DATA
Composition: copper-nickel
Diameter: 27.00 mm
Weight: 10.00 g
Mintage: 850.000 (normal) and 150.000 (coloured)


LINK: Bank of Russia

Lithuania 2 euro 2021 - Dzūkija

New bimetallic circulating commemorative to be issued on 9th september:

"From the Lithuanian Ethnographic Regions series: Dzūkija"

Lithuania 2 euro 2021 - Dzūkija

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: Lithuanian Mint (Lithuania)
Mintage: 500.000
Artist: Rolandas Rimkūnas and Luc Luycx


LINK: Bank of Lithuania

Wednesday, August 25, 2021

Australia 20 cents 2021 - 35th Anniversary of Animalia

New coloured commemorative type:

"35th Anniversary of Animalia"

Australia 20 cents 2021 - 35th Anniversary of Animalia

TECHNICAL DATA
Composition: copper-nickel
Diameter: 28.52 mm
Weight: 11.30 g
Mint: Royal Australian Mint (Australia)
Mintage: 50,000


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

LINK: Royal Australian Mint

Pakistan 100 rupees 2021 - 100 years of the NED University

New commemorative type:

"100 years of the NED University of Engineering and Technology"

Pakistan 100 rupees 2021 - 100 years of the NED University

(news by Egon Conti)

Hungary 5 forint 2021 - 75th anniversary of the introduction of the forint

Six new circulation commemorative types:

"75th anniversary of the introduction of the forint"

Hungary 5 forint 2021 - 75th anniversary of the introduction of the forint

TECHNICAL DATA
Composition: nickel-brass
Diameter: 21.20 mm
Weight: 4.20 g
Mint: Hungarian Mint (Hungary)
Mintage: 2 million (of each type)


(image and data taken from www.mnb.hu)

LINK: Magyar Nemzeti Bank
LINK: Hungarian Mint

Tuesday, August 24, 2021

British Indian Ocean Territory 2 pounds 2021 - The Queen's Beasts - The Unicorn of Scotland

New bimetallic commemorative:

"From the 'The Queen's Beasts' collection: The Unicorn of Scotland"

British Indian Ocean Territory 2 pounds 2021 - The Queen's Beasts - The Unicorn of Scotland

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

Russia 10 rubles 2021 - Oil and Gas Worker

New circulating commemorative:

"Oil and Gas Worker"

Russia 10 rubles 2021 - Oil and Gas Worker

TECHNICAL DATA
Composition: brass plated steel
Diameter: 22.00 mm
Weight: 5.63 g
Thickness: 2.20 g


LINK: Bank of Russia

Monday, August 23, 2021

Kazakhstan 100 tenge 2020 - Moldagaliev Zhuban

New commemorative type:

"Birth Centenary of Moldagaliev Zhuban"

Kazakhstan 100 tenge 2020 - Moldagaliev Zhuban

TECHNICAL DATA
Composition: copper-nickel-zinc
Diameter: 31.00 mm
Weight: 11.17 g
Thickness: 2.10 mm
Mint: Kazakhstan Mint (Ust-Kamenogorsk, Kazakhstan)


(news and image from Egon Conti)

Friday, August 20, 2021

Portugal 5 euro 2021 - Aristides de Sousa Mendes

New commemorative in CuNi, silver and gold:

"Aristides de Sousa Mendes"

Portugal 5 euro 2021 - Aristides de Sousa Mendes

TECHNICAL DATA
Composition: copper-nickel
Diameter: 30.00 mm
Weight: 14.00 g
Mint: Imprensa Nacional-Casa da Moeda (Portugal)
Mintage: 25,000
Artist: José Viriato


A .925 silver proof type (2,500 pcs) and a .999 gold proof type (1,500 pcs) have been issued also.

LINK: Imprensa Nacional-Casa da Moeda

British Indian Ocean Territory 50 pence 2021 - Clown Triggerfish

New low-mintage commemorative:

"Last coin of the 'Sea Creatures' collection: Clown Triggerfish"

British Indian Ocean Territory 50 pence 2021 - Clown Triggerfish

TECHNICAL DATA
Composition: copper-nickel
Diameter: 27.30 mm
Weight: 8.00 g
Mint: The Pobjoy Mint
Mintage: 2.750


The coin is also available in proof sterling silver coloured version.

LINK: The Pobjoy Mint

British Indian Ocean Territory 2 pounds 2021 - The Queen's Beasts - The White Lion of Mortimer

New bimetallic commemorative:

"From the 'The Queen's Beasts' collection: The White Lion of Mortimer"

British Indian Ocean Territory 2 pounds 2021 - The Queen's Beasts - The White Lion of Mortimer

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

Thursday, August 19, 2021

Lithuania 1.5 & 5 euro 2021 - Klaipėda Sea Festival

New commemoratives in CuNi and silver:

"Klaipėda Sea Festival"

Lithuania 1.5 & 5 euro 2021 - Klaipėda Sea Festival

1.5 euro coin TECHNICAL DATA
Composition: copper-nickel
Diameter: 27.50 mm
Weight: 11.10 g
Mint: Lithuanian Mint (Lithuania)
Mintage: 30,000
Artist: Eglė Ratkutė, Adele Žemaitienė and Rytas Jonas Belevičius

5 euro coin TECHNICAL DATA
Composition: silver (with a piece of amber)
Diameter: 28.70 mm
Weight: 12.44 g
Mint: Lithuanian Mint (Lithuania)
Mintage: 2,500
Artist: Eglė Ratkutė, Adele Žemaitienė and Rytas Jonas Belevičius


LINK: Bank of Lithuania