Friday, May 25, 2018

Hungary 50 forint 2018 - Year of the Family

New circulating commemorative:

"Year of the Family"



LINK: Central Bank of Hungary

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Romania 2018 - new coat of arms

There's a new circulating family of coins in Romania with date 2018.
They bear the crowned eagle of the new coat of arms (2016 design):



(news by Wolfgang Schuster and Pabitra Saha)

Belgium 2 euro 2018 - May 68 civil protests

New bimetallic circulating commemorative:

"50 years of May 68 civil protests"



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, May 21, 2018

Swaziland 5 emalangeni 2018 - 50 years of Independence

New commemorative:

"50 years of Independence"



(news and image from Nicolas Quentin)

Portugal 2 euro 2018 - National Printing Office

New bimetallic circulating commemorative:

"250th Anniversary Of The National Printing Office"



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
Artists: Luc Luycx and Eduardo Aires


LINK: Portugal Mint

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Ukraine 10 hryvnia 2018 - Creation of the Ukrainian Navy

New circulating commemorative:

"Ukraine's Armed Forces: 100th anniversary of the creation of the Ukrainian Navy"



SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: CuNiZn
Weight: 12.40 g
Diameter: 30.00 mm
Designer: Volodymyr Taran, Oleksandr Kharuk, Serhii Kharuk
Engraver: Demyanenko Anatoly, Volodymyr Demianenko
Mintage: 1 million


(news and images from Jo Hoogeveen and Egon Conti)

LINK: National Bank of Ukraine

Ukraine 10 hryvnia 2018 - Day of the Ukrainian volunteer

New circulating commemorative:

"Ukraine's Armed Forces: Day of the Ukrainian volunteer"



SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: CuNiZn
Weight: 12.40 g
Diameter: 30.00 mm
Designer: Volodymyr Taran, Oleksandr Kharuk, Serhii Kharuk
Engraver: Volodymyr Atamanchuk
Mintage: 1 million


(news and images from Jo Hoogeveen and Egon Conti)

LINK: National Bank of Ukraine

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Portugal 5 euro 2018 - The Baroque Age

New CuNi commemorative:

"The Baroque Age"



LINK: Portugal Mint

Portugal 2,5 euro 2018 - FIFA World Cup 2018 Russia

New CuNi commemorative:

"FIFA World Cup 2018 Russia"



SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: CuNi
Weight: 10.00 g
Diameter: 28.00 mm
Mintage: 100 000
Artist: João Duarte


LINK: Portugal Mint

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Finland 2 euro 2018 - Koli National Park

New bimetallic commemorative:

"Koli National Park"



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 Jacek Stacel)
(image taken from Mint of Finland)

Link: Mint of Finland

Monday, May 14, 2018

Slovenia 2 euro 2018 - World Bee Day

New bimetallic circulating commemorative:

"World Bee Day"



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


LINK: Bank of Slovenia

Friday, May 11, 2018

Pakistan 50 rupees 2017 - Dr Ruth Katherina Martha Pfau

New circulating commemorative:

"Dr Ruth Katherina Martha Pfau"



(news from Aidan Work and Pabitra Saha)
(image from www.thenews.com.pk)

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Cuba 5 centavos 2016 & 2017 - New motto

New motto for circulation types:

All dates including 2015 show "PATRIA Y LIBERTAD" but latest ones show "PATRIA O MUERTE"



(news and image from Wolfgang Schuster)

Thursday, May 3, 2018

Gibraltar 50 pence 2018 - Common Chimpanzee

New commemorative:

"2nd item in this new Primates series: Common Chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes)"



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


(news and image from Niels van Schendel)

LINK: The Pobjoy Mint

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

New Zealand 50 cents 2018 - Centenary of Armistice Day

New circulating commemorative announced for october:

'Centenary of Armistice Day'



(news from Pabitra Saha and Aidan Work)

LINK: Reserve Bank of New Zealand

Netherlands 5 & 10 euro 2018 - Fanny Blankers-Koen

New commemoratives in silver plated copper, silver and gold:

"Fanny Blankers-Koen"



(news by Jo Hoogeveen)

LINK: Royal Dutch Mint

Friday, April 27, 2018

India 10 rupees 2015 - 3rd India-Africa Forum Summit

New circulating bimetallic:

"3rd India-Africa Forum Summit"



(news and image by Wolfgang Schuster and Egon Conti)

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Australia 2 dollars 2018 - Lest We Forget - Eternal Flame

New commemorative coloured type:

"Lest We Forget - Eternal Flame"



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


(news by Peter Kaminsky and Rupert Reiter)

LINK: Royal Australian Mint

Australia 1 dollar 2018 - Sir John Monash

New commemorative type:

"Sir John Monash"



SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: Al-Bronze
Weight: 9.00 g
Diameter: 25.00 mm
Edge: plain/reeded
Mintage: 20,000


(news by Peter Kaminsky and Rupert Reiter)

LINK: Royal Australian Mint

Monday, April 23, 2018

Lithuania 1.5 euro 2018 - Physicists Day of Vilnius University

New CuNi collectors' issue:

"50th Physicists Day of Vilnius University"



LINK: Bank of Lithuania

Friday, April 20, 2018

Isle of Man 2 pounds 2018 - Royal wedding

New bimetallic commemorative:

"Royal wedding"



(news and image from Niels van Schendel)

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Hungary 50 forint 2018 - IIHF World Championship Division I Group A

New circulating commemorative:

"IIHF World Championship Division I Group A to be held in Hungary"



SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: CuNi
Weight: 7.70 g
Diameter: 27.40 mm
Mintage: 2 million
Artist: István Kósa


(news and image from Pabitra Saha)

LINK: Central Bank of Hungary

Friday, April 13, 2018

Thailand 2018 - Rama X coin family

A new coin circulation family has been released in Thailand, with the effigy of King Vajiralongkorn (Rama X):



(news and images from Gijs Vlothuizen and Pabitra Saha)

LINK: Bank of Thailand

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Panama quarter balboa 2016 - 100 years of the Canal

The sixth and last circulating coloured commemorative of the Canal centenary:



(news and picture from Juan Carlos Jiménez G and Wolfgang Schuster)

Moldova 2018 - New circulation 1 leu coin

Here is a real picture of the 1 leu coin from the new coin circulation family issued in Moldova:



(news and image from Gijs Vlothuizen)

LINK: National Bank of Moldova

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Romania 50 bani 2018 - Union of Bessarabia with Romania

New proof collectors' issue:

"100 years since the union of Bessarabia with Romania"



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

San Marino 2 euro 2018 - Tintoretto

New circulating bimetallic commemorative:

"500 years since the Birth of Tintoretto"



(news and images by Gijs Vlothuizen, Jacek Stacel and Pabitra Saha)

LINK: San Marino Mint

Gibraltar 50 pence 2018 - Barbary Ape

New commemorative:

"1st item in this new Primates series: Barbary Ape (Macaca sylvanus)"



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


(image taken from www.pobjoy.com)

LINK: The Pobjoy Mint

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Russia 25 roubles 2017 - Russian Animation: Winnie the Pooh

New base metal commemoratives in normal and coloured editions:

"Russian Animation: Winnie the Pooh"



(news by Aleksander Belozerskikh)

LINK: Bank of Russia

Russia 25 roubles 2017 - Russian Animation: The three heroes

New base metal commemoratives in normal and coloured editions:

"Russian Animation: The three heroes"



(news by Aleksander Belozerskikh)

LINK: Bank of Russia

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Russia 25 roubles 2018 - 2018 FIFA World Cup mascot

New base metal commemoratives in normal and coloured editions:

"2018 FIFA World Cup mascot ZABIVAKA"



LINK: Bank of Russia

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Nepal 100 & 1000 rupees 2017 - Lalitpur Chamber of Commerce and Industry

New CuNi and silver commemoratives:

"Golden Jubilee of Lalitpur Chamber of Commerce and Industry"



(news and images from Pabitra Saha and Gijs Vlothuizen)

LINK: Central Bank of Nepal

Australia 1 dollar 2018 - Gold Coast XXI Commonwealth Games

New commemorative type:

"Gold Coast 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

Australia 1 dollar 2018 - Australian Team at PyeongChang 2018 Olympics

New commemorative type:

"PyeongChang 2018 Australian Olympic Team"



SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: Al-Bronze
Weight: 9.00 g
Diameter: 25.00 mm
Edge: plain/reeded
Mintage: 15,000


LINK: Royal Australian Mint

Friday, March 16, 2018

Estonia 10 euro 2018 - Centenary of the Republic of Estonia

New silver commemorative:

"Centenary of the Republic of Estonia"



SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: Ag .925
Diameter: 38,61 mm
Weight: 28,28 g
Mintage: 7,000
Designer: Margus Kadarik & Toomas Niklus
Mint: Lietuvos Monetu Kalykla


Estonia 10 euro 2018 - Winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang

New silver commemorative:

"XXIII Winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang"



(news by Pabitra Saha)

SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: Ag .925
Diameter: 38,61 mm
Weight: 28,28 g
Mintage: 2,000
Designer: Carmen Testa
Mint: Lietuvos Monetu Kalykla


Thursday, March 15, 2018

Ukraine 2018 - New circulation coins replacing banknotes

The National Bank of Ukraine in line with the policy on optimization of cash circulation in Ukraine has presented new circulating coins of UAH 1, 2, 5 and 10 denomination. These coins will in time replace the respective banknotes in circulation.

On 27th April 2018 coins of UAH 1 and 2 denomination will be introduced into circulation.
The UAH 5 and 10 coins will be introduced in 2019-2020.



Real image for sizes comparison:



(news from Gijs Vlothuizen, Wolfgang Schuster, Serhiy Dzhyshkariani, Jérémy Pureur and Pabitra Saha)

LINK: National Bank of Ukraine

Peru 1 sol 2018 - Mountain tapir

New circulating type:

"Mountain tapir (Tapirus pinchaque)"

This is the 4th coin of the series "Endangered Fauna from Peru":



(news and image by David Velarde)

LINK: Peru Central Bank

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Kyrgyzstan 1 som 2017 - Heavily armed warrior of the Kyrgyz Kaganate

New proof CuNi issue:

"Heavily armed warrior of the Kyrgyz Kaganate"



(news and image by Egon Conti)

LINK: National Bank of the Kyrgyz Republic

Friday, March 9, 2018

Transnistria 25 roubles 2017 - XXIII Winter Olympic Games

New commemorative:

"XXIII Winter Olympic Games - 2018"



(news by Egon Conti)
(photo from eBay seller ru-karpa)

LINK: Trans-Dniester Republican Bank

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Latvia 5 euro 2018 - My Latvia

New silver collectors issue:

"My Latvia"



SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: Silver .925
Mintage: 4,000
Weight: 31.47 g
Diameter: 38.61 mm
Mint: Koninklijke Nederlandse Munt (the Netherlands)


LINK: Bank of Latvia

United Kingdom 10 pence 2018 - Quintessentially British A to Z

26 new circulating types:

"The Great British Coin Hunt - Quintessentially British A to Z"

For the first time ever, the Royal Mint has struck commemorative designs on a 10 pence piece. They have used the alphabet to map out the A-Z of what makes Britain great.

A (Angel of the North), B (Bond, James Bond), C (Cricket):



D (Double Decker Bus), E (English Breakfast), F (Fish & Chips):



G (Greenwich Mean Time), H (Houses of Parliament), I (Ice-Cream Cone):



J (Jubilee), K (King Arthur), L (Loch Ness Monster):



M (Mackintosh), N (National Health Service), O (Oak Tree):



P (Post Box), Q (Queuing), R (Robin):



S (Stonehenge), T (Teapot), U (Union Flag):



V (Village), W (World Wide Web), X (X Marks the Spot):



Y (Yeoman), Z (Zebra Crossing) and common side:



LINK: British Royal Mint