Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Romania 50 bani 2017 - Accession to the European Union

New circulating commemorative:

"10 years since Romania's accession to the European Union"

Composition: brass (CuZnNi)
Diameter: 23.75 mm
Weight: 6.10 g
Mintage: 1 million

A proof version of the 50 bani circulation type exists also. Silver (10 lei), gold (100 lei) and coppered tombac (1 leu) collectors' issues were released as well.

(news from Taigawirbel and Pabitra Saha)

LINK: Romania National Bank

Malta 2 euro 2017 - Ħaġar Qim temples

New bimetallic circulating commemorative:

"Ħaġar Qim temples"

(news by Aidan Work)

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

Isle of Man 5 pounds 2017 - 110 years of the Tourist Trophy

New commemorative in Copper, Zinc and Nickel alloy:

"110 years of the Tourist Trophy"

(news from Niels van Schendel)

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Norway 20 krone 2018 - Norwegian Trekking Association

New circulating commemorative announced for 2018:

"150th anniversary of the Norwegian Trekking Association"

In 2018, Norges Bank will issue a special edition 20-krone circulation coin to mark the 150th anniversary of the Norwegian Trekking Association (DNT). Norges Bank invited five artists to participate in a competition to design the anniversary motif on the reverse of the coin. The artist Martine Linge won the competition with the motif "Map and Compass". The motif may be slightly altered before coin production begins. The obverse will bear a portrait of the King in line with earlier issues.

(news from Taigawirbel)

LINK: Norges Bank

Cuba 5 pesos 2016 - New circulation type

New bimetallic coin type will go into circulation next month:

Effigy: Antonio Maceo
Diameter: 24,70 mm
Release date: 3rd july

(news by Pabitra Saha and
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Transnistria 1 rouble 2017 - 25 years of Tragedy in Bendery

New commemorative:

"25 years of Tragedy in Bendery"

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

(image from eBay seller vasid2009)

LINK: Trans-Dniester Republican Bank

Transnistria 1 rouble 2017 - Memorial of Glory in Camenca

New commemorative:

"Memorial of Glory in Camenca"

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

(image from eBay seller vasid2009)

LINK: Trans-Dniester Republican Bank

Falkland Islands 50 pence 2017 - Gentoo Penguin

New commemorative:

"2nd item in the Penguin series: Gentoo Penguin (Pygoscelis Papua)"

Composition: CuNi
Weight: 8.00 g
Diameter: 27.30 mm
Mintage: 7,500

(news by Niels van Schendel)
(image taken from

LINK: The Pobjoy Mint

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

USA 2017 - Native American dollar

New circulating type:


LINK: The United States Mint

(information by Peter Kaminsky and Pabitra Saha)

Alloy: Nordic gold
Weight: 8.10 g
Diameter: 26.50 mm

USA 2017 - America the Beautiful Quarters

These are the next 5 quarters of this series for 2017:

Ozark National Scenic Riverways (MISSOURI)
Frederick Douglass National Historic Site (DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA)
George Rogers Clark National Historical Park (INDIANA)
Effigy Mounds National Monument (IOWA)
Ellis Island (NEW JERSEY)

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