Thursday, May 25, 2017

Turkey 1 & 5 lira silver coins in mint sets

Since 2012 Turkey is minting 1TL and 5TL coins (6.00 grams & 22.00 mm in diameter) in .500 silver as part of their type sets.

-in 2012 and 2013 the denomination is 5 Türk Lirasi
-from 2014 to 2017 it is 1 Türk Lirasi



The obverses show the logo of the Darphane/Turkish Mint:



(news and scans from Wolfgang Schuster)

Greece 2 euro 2017 - Nikos Kazantzakis

New bimetallic circulating commemorative:

"Nikos Kazantzakis"



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
Issue date: ¿¿??


(news and image by Pabitra Saha)

Greece 2 euro 2017 - Archeological site of Philippi

New bimetallic circulating commemorative:

"Archeological site of Philippi"



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
Issue date: ¿¿??


(news and image by Pabitra Saha)

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Australia 50 cents 2017 - 50th anniversary of the 1967 referendum

New CuNi and silver commemoratives:

"50th anniversary of the 1967 referendum and 25th anniversary of the Mabo decision"



(news from Pabitra Saha)

LINK: Royal Australian Mint

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Croatia 25 kuna 2017 - Membership in the United Nations

New circulating bimetallic:

"25th Anniversary of the Admission of the Republic of Croatia to Membership in the United Nations"



(information and image by Pabitra Saha and Taigawirbel)

LINK: Croatian National Bank

Germany 20 euro 2017 - 500th Anniversary of Reformation

New silver commemorative:

"500th Anniversary of Reformation"



(news and image from Pabitra Saha)

Lesotho 1 loti 2016 - New subtype

New circulating subtype:

Lesotho has restruck its 1 Loti coin with new date 2016. It was minted in South Africa and has a plain edge. It is a new subtype, because previous years showed reeded edge (minted at the Royal Mint).



(news and scan from Wolfgang Schuster)

Falkland Islands 5p 2011 and 10p 2004 - Magnetic types

Falkland used the old dies for striking new magnetic coins. Therefore 5 Pence 2011 and 10 Pence 2004 exist in non magnetic and magnetic versions:



(news and scan from Wolfgang Schuster)

Thailand 20 baht 2017 - 100th anniversary of Chulalongkorn University

New CuNi commemorative:

"100th anniversary of Chulalongkorn University"



(news by Pabitra Saha)

Latvia 5 euro 2017 - Latgale Congress

New silver collectors issue:

"Centenary of Latgale Congress"



SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: Silver .925
Weight: 26.00 g
Shape: square 32x32 mm
Mintage: 3,000
Mint: Faude & Huguenin SA (Switzerland)
Artist: Ivars Drulle (graphic design)


(news by Pabitra Saha)

LINK: Bank of Latvia

Slovakia 20 euro 2017 - Historical Preservation Area of Levoča

New silver commemorative:

"Historical Preservation Area of Levoča and the 500th anniversary of the completion of the high altarpiece in St Jacob's Church"



LINK: Kremnica Mint

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Transnistria 1 rouble 2017 - Memorial of Glory in Grigoriopol

New commemorative:

"Memorial of Glory in Grigoriopol"



SPECIFICATIONS
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 - Cathedral of all Saints in Dubăsari

New commemorative:

"Cathedral of all Saints in Dubăsari"



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


(image from eBay seller vasid2009)

LINK: Trans-Dniester Republican Bank

Netherlands 5 & 10 euro 2017 - 150 years of Dutch Red Cross

New commemoratives in silver plated copper, silver and gold:

"150 years of Dutch Red Cross"



Closer look of the silver plated copper issue:



(news by Jo Hoogeveen)

LINK: Royal Dutch Mint

Romania 50 bani 2017 - National monetary system

New collectors' issue:

"150 years of the law concerning the establishment of a new monetary system and the minting of national coins"



Silver (10 lei), gold (100 lei) and coppered tombac (1 leu) collectors' issues were released as well.

(news from Pabitra Saha)

LINK: Romania National Bank

Germany 5 euro 2017 - Tropical climate zone

New CuNi commemorative:

"Tropical climate zone"

The coin is the 1st in a five-piece series, "Climate zones of the Earth" (2017-21, one coin to be issued per year). The coin was designed by artist Stefanie Radtke, from Leipzig.



The coin consists of two different copper-nickel alloys and a translucent polymer ring. The coin weights 9 grams and is produced in both mint condition and with a proof-like finish. The mint condition coins were brought into circulation at their face value (€5) by the Deutsche Bundesbank on 27 April 2017. Two million coins were issued.

(news from Jo Hoogeveen and Pabitra Saha)

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Saint Helena and Ascension 5 & 10 pence 2015 - Magnetic core

These two 2015 denominations from Saint Helena and Ascension have a magnetic core, they are probably CuNi plated steel:



(news and scan from Wolfgang Schuster)

Paraguay 1 guarani 2017 - 58th meeting of the BID

New silver proof issue:

"58th meeting of the Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo"



SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: Silver .925
Weight: 13.50 g
Diameter: 33.00 mm
Mintage: 1,000


(news and image by Wolfgang Schuster)

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Russia 25 roubles 2017 - IPSC Rifle World Shoot

New base metal commemorative:

"2017 IPSC Rifle World Shoot championship"



(news and image by Igor Grin)

LINK: Bank of Russia

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Switzerland 20 francs 2017 - Steamboat Uri

New silver collectors' issue:

'Swiss steamships: Steamboat Uri'



(news and images by Egon Conti Rossini and Pabitra Saha)

LINK: Swiss Mint

Switzerland 20 francs 2017 - Yodelling Festival

New silver collectors' issue:

'Yodelling Festival'



(news and images by Egon Conti Rossini and Pabitra Saha)

LINK: Swiss Mint

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Portugal 2,5 euro 2017 - 100 years of the Fatima apparitions

New CuNi commemorative:

"100 years of the Fatima apparitions"



SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: CuNi
Weight: 10.00 g
Diameter: 28.00 mm
Mintage: 150 000
Artist: Clara Meneres


LINK: Portugal Mint

Portugal 7,5 euro 2017 - Wonders of Nature

New silver commemorative:

"Ibero-American series - Wonders of Nature"



SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: silver .500
Weight: 13.00 g
Diameter: 33.00 mm
Mintage: 60 000
Artist: João Fazenda


LINK: Portugal Mint

Portugal 7,5 euro 2017 - Architect Álvaro Siza Vieira

New silver commemorative:

"Architect Álvaro Siza Vieira"



SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: silver .500
Weight: 13.00 g
Diameter: 33.00 mm
Mintage: 60 000
Artist: Eduardo Souto Moura


LINK: Portugal Mint

Poland 10 zlotys 2017 - Nicolaus Copernicus

New silver commemorative:

'Great Polish Economists: Nicolaus Copernicus'



(news by Pabitra Saha)

LINK: National Bank of Poland
LINK: Polish State Mint

Poland 5 zlotys 2017 - Holy Trinity Chapel at Lublin Castle

New bimetallic circulating commemorative:

'Discover Poland: Holy Trinity Chapel at Lublin Castle'



Chapel and detail of the paintings:



(news by Jacek Stacel, Egon Conti and Pabitra Saha)

SPECIFICATIONS
Ring composition: CuNi
Central disk composition: Aluminium-Bronze
Weight: 6.54 g
Diameter: 24.00 mm


LINK: National Bank of Poland
LINK: Polish State Mint

Austria 20 euro 2017 - Empress Maria Theresa - Courage and Determination

New silver commemorative:

"Empress Maria Theresa - Courage and Determination"



LINK: Austrian Mint

Monday, May 8, 2017

Fiji 50 cents 2017 - Rugby Sevens team

New circulating commemorative:

"Fiji national rugby sevens team"



(information from Pabitra Saha and Aidan Work)

LINK: Reserve Bank of Fiji

Monday, April 24, 2017

Belgium 2 euro 2017 - University of Liège

New bimetallic circulating commemorative:

"200 years of the University of Liège"



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


Thursday, April 20, 2017

Italy 2 euro 2017 - St Mark's Basilica

New bimetallic circulating commemorative:

"400 years of the finish of the construction of St Mark's Basilica in Venice"



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
Issue date: summer of 2017


LINK: Italian Mint

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Russia 2 roubles 2017 - The Hero City of Sevastopol

New circulating commemorative:

"The Hero City of Sevastopol"



(news by Pabitra Saha and Aleksander Belozerskukh)

LINK: Bank of Russia

Russia 2 roubles 2017 - The Hero City of Kerch

New circulating commemorative:

"The Hero City of Kerch"



(news by Pabitra Saha and Aleksander Belozerskukh)

LINK: Bank of Russia

Russia 10 roubles 2017 - Olonets

New circulating bimetallic commemorative:

'Ancient towns of Russia: Olonets, Republic of Karelia (1137)'



(news by Aleksander Belozerskukh and Jacek Stącel)

LINK: Bank of Russia

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Falkland Islands 50 pence 2017 - Rockhopper Penguin

New commemorative:

"Penguin series: Rockhopper Penguin (Eudyptes Chrysocome)"



This set of 4 seven-sided 50-pence coins depicting indigenous penguins is being produced by the Pobjoy Mint, on behalf of the Treasury of the Falkland Islands.

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


(news by Egon Conti)
(image taken from news.coinupdate.com)

LINK: news.coinupdate.com

Australia 2 dollars 2017 - Lest We Forget

New commemorative:

"Lest We Forget"

As Australia pauses to remember those who have served, this coin celebrates one of Australia's most solemn sites of reflection. It features Napier Waller's breathtaking mosaic from inside the dome of the Australian War Memorial's Hall of Memory.



SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: Al-Bronze
Weight: 6.60 g
Diameter: 20.50 mm
Mintage: 40,000


(news by Limon Talha)

LINK: Royal Australian Mint

Netherlands 10, 20 & 50 euro 2017 - 50th birthday of King Willem-Alexander

New commemoratives in silver plated copper, silver and gold:

"50th birthday of King Willem-Alexander"



LINK: Royal Dutch Mint

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

United Kingdom 50 pence 2017 - More Beatrix Potter items

More new CuNi commemoratives in 2017:

"150th anniversary of the birth of Beatrix Potter"

The Peter Rabbit item is already available. The rest of them will be minted in different dates along the year.

Check the fantastic blog.changechecker.org for further information.



LINK: blog.changechecker.org
LINK: British Royal Mint

Monday, April 3, 2017

Bolivia 2 bolivianos 2017 - Genoveva Ríos

New circulating commemorative already available:

"Bolivian Sea Vindication series: Genoveva Ríos"



(news from Juan Mercado)

LINK: Central Bank of Bolivia

Bolivia 2 bolivianos 2017 - Bolivian Colorados

New circulating commemorative already available:

"Bolivian Sea Vindication series: Bolivian Colorados"



(news from Juan Mercado)

LINK: Central Bank of Bolivia

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Estonia 2 euro 2017 - Estonian road to independence

New bimetallic circulating commemorative design is ready:

"100 years of the events that preceded Estonia’s independence"



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
Designer: Jaan Meristo
Mintage: 1.5 million
Issue date: second half of the year


(news by Niels van Schendel and Pabitra Saha)

LINK: Bank of Estonia

Isle of Man 50 pence 2017 - House of Keys

New CuNi commemorative:

"150th anniversary of the House of Keys"



(news from Niels van Schendel)

LINK: Isle of Man Post

Friday, March 31, 2017

Pakistan 50 rupees 2016 - Abdul Sattar Edhi

New circulating commemorative:

"Abdul Sattar Edhi"



(news and image by Gijs Vlothuizen)

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Australia 1 dollar 2018 - XXI Commonwealth Games - Borobi

New commemorative:

"XXI Commonwealth Games - Borobi"



SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: Al-Bronze
Weight: 9.00 g
Diameter: 25.00 mm
Edge: plain/reeded
Mintage: unlimited


LINK: Royal Australian Mint

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

General Catalog of WORLD BIMETALLIC COINS

My friend (and one of the main bimetallic coin news providers for my blog) Fran Pascual has released his awesome "General Catalog of WORLD BIMETALLIC COINS":



After more than three years of hard work of taking pictures, investigating and completing information, the General Catalog of WORLD BIMETALLIC COINS is finally out. The aim of this book is to provide information about the bimetallic coins issued by governments around the world. The coins featured are exclusively minted with official authorization of the respective states and/or its territories, that is to say, all of them have the official support of its government.

The self-made images used on this catalog are depicted in real size inside its 296 pages in wich you can find notes and curiosities from uncommon coins as well country index, bimetallic gold coins index, market values, mintage, variants, or KM# and BC# (Bimetallic Coin) indentification numbers.

-All the coins have their own BC# code (Bimetallic Coin number). It is based on the ISO code of each country and the date of issue of each coin. Also letters are used if the coin has more than one metallic version.

-Only legar tender coins are listed in this Catalog, circulating and non circulating, base and precious metals. A gold market value table for each specific coin is located on the back of the catalog.

-The Catalog also lists the most significative errors.

-It also indicates market prices, but keep in mind that the market value is allways fluctuating and this can change.


You can order this fantastic book here: www.worldbcnews.com.

Also, you can download some sample pages HERE.

Few other photos:







GET YOUR OWN COPY TODAY!!!