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)

SPECIFICATIONS
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"



SPECIFICATIONS
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)

SPECIFICATIONS
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 (stanganaleire@hotmail.com) 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)

SPECIFICATIONS
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 7, 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 2, 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

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Brazil 5 reais 2016 - Historic Centre of the Town of Olinda

New silver collectors' issue:

"UNESCO World Heritage: Historic Centre of the Town of Olinda"



(news from Taigawirbel)

LINK: Brazilian Central Bank

France 10 euro 2016 - Jean Gabin

New silver commemorative:

"Jean Gabin"



A proof 50 euros gold coin is available also.

(news and image from Pabitra Saha)

LINK: Monnaie de Paris

Zimbabwe 2016 - 1 dollar bond coin

New circulation bimetallic:



Like the other denominations, this bond coin was struck by the South African Mint.

(image by Johann Siemens)
(news by Pabitra Saha and Aidan Work)

Kazakhstan 100 tenge 2016 - 40 days celebration

New commemorative:

"40 days celebration"



(news and image from www.numismatica-visual.es)

SPECIFICATIONS
Weight: 11.17 g
Diameter: 31.00 mm


LINK: National Bank of Kazakhstan

Kyrgyzstan 10 som 2016 - Zhusup Balasagyn

New silver collectors' issue:

"1000th anniversary of Zhusup Balasagyn"



(news and image by Pabitra Saha)

LINK: National Bank of the Kyrgyz Republic

Monday, November 28, 2016

Australia 50 cents 2017 - Richie Benaud - The Voice of Cricket

New commemorative:

"Richie Benaud - The Voice of Cricket"



LINK: Royal Australian Mint

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Canada 1 dollar 2016 - Tundra Swan

This beautiful dollar coin is released only in the Specimen Set:



LINK: Royal Canadian Mint

Austria 5 euro 2017 - Blue Danube waltz

New copper and silver commemoratives:

"150 Years of the Blue Danube waltz"



(news by www.numismatica-visual.es and Pabitra Saha)

LINK: Austrian Mint

Bulgaria 10 levs 2016 - 150 Years since the First Railroad in Bulgaria

New silver collectors issue:

"150 Years since the First Railroad in Bulgaria: Ruse – Varna"



(news and image by Pabitra Saha)

SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: Ag 925/1000
Weight: 23.33 g
Diameter: 38.61 mm
Edge: plain
Artist: Todor Todorov
Mintage: 3,000


LINK: Bulgarian National Bank

Off-Topic: Can you identify this item?

A friend sent me this photo of a piece that needs identification. Can you help?



Information received from André Milhorat: Actually, it is an Iraqi medal struck in 1978, for 10 years of seizure of power further to a coup d'état, by Ahmad Hassan al-Bakr, about the party Baas. Even if Saddam Hussein succeeded well him, this medal is previous to its diet because he took the power only in 1979. The translations are the following ones. Outside, from top to bottom: "an Arabic nation with an eternal message", "Unity, Freedom, Socialism" (converse about the party Baas). In the middle: "Republic of Iraq", "1398-IV-3 July, 1978". In the center: "Tenth birthday", "Wealth", "IV-3 July, 1968"

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Jersey 10 pence 2014 - Magnetic core

this Jersey denomination has a magnetic core too, probably CuNi plated steel:



(image from my own collection)

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Isle of Man 50 pence 2016 - Christmas

New CuNi commemorative:



LINK: Isle of Man Post

Isle of Man 1 crown 2016 - HM Queen's 90th Birthday

New CuNi commemorative:

"HM Queen's 90th Birthday"



LINK: Isle of Man Post

Monday, November 21, 2016

Kazakhstan 100 tenge 2016 - Toktagan Zhangeldin

New commemorative:

"Toktagan Zhangeldin"



(news and image from www.numismatica-visual.es)

SPECIFICATIONS
Weight: 11.17 g
Diameter: 31.00 mm


LINK: National Bank of Kazakhstan

Russia 5 roubles 2016 - Liberation of capitals by Soviet forces in WWII

Fourteen new circulating commemoratives under the 'Great Patriotic War of 1941-1945' series:

1.Monument-museum to the liberators of Kiev
2.Mound of Glory in Smolevichi district of Minsk region
3.Monument to Soldiers-liberators in Vilnius
4.Part of the Memorial of martial glory in Kishinev
5.Monument to a soldier-liberator in Bucharest
6.Monument to a soldier-liberator in Tallinn
7.Monument to the liberators of Riga in Riga
8.Part of the monument to soldiers-liberators in Belgrade
9.Sculptural group in the Cemetery-mausoleum of soviet soldiers in Warsaw
10.Monument in memory of soldiers-liberators in Budapest
11.Monument-mausoleum to fallen soldiers of the Soviet Army in Bratislava
12.Monument to soviet soldiers in Vienna
13.Monument to a soldier-liberator in Berlin
14.Sculpture of the memorial to soviet soldiers in Prague



(news by Egon Conti and Gijs Vlothuizen)

LINK: Bank of Russia

Friday, November 18, 2016

Australia 20 cents 2016 - Dirk Hartog's Landfall

New commemoratives:

"400th Anniversary of Dirk Hartog's Landfall"



(news by Pabitra Saha)

LINK: Royal Australian Mint

Australia 50 cents & 1 dollar 2017 - Year of the Rooster

New commemoratives:

'Lunar Series: Year of the Rooster'



(news by Pabitra Saha)

LINK: Royal Australian Mint

Armenia 5000 drams 2016 - Vardan Mamikonian

New gold issue:

"Vardan Mamikonian"



(news and image by Pabitra Saha)

LINK: Central Bank of Armenia

Portugal 2,5 euro 2016 - Barcelos Ceramic

New CuNi commemorative:

"Portuguese Ethnography series: Barcelos Ceramic"



SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: CuNi
Weight: 10.00 g
Diameter: 28.00 mm
Mintage: 75,000
Artist: Baiba Sime


LINK: Portugal Mint

China 5 yuan 2016 - Sun Yat-sen

New commemorative:

"150th anniversary of the birth of Sun Yat-sen"



The security features:



(news and images by Pabitra Saha and www.numismatica-visual.es)

Belgium 2 euro 2016 - Child Focus

New bimetallic circulating commemorative:

"Child Focus"



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


(news by Pabitra Saha and www.numismatica-visual.es)

Thursday, November 17, 2016

France 2 euro 2016 - François Mitterrand

New bimetallic circulating commemorative:

"François Mitterrand"



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


Transnistria 1 rouble 2016 - Sagittarius

New commemorative:

"The Zodiac: Sagittarius"



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


LINK: Trans-Dniester Republican Bank

Transnistria 1 rouble 2016 - Year of the Rooster 2017

New commemorative:

"Year of the Rooster 2017"



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


LINK: Trans-Dniester Republican Bank