Sunday, December 28, 2014

Russia 5 roubles 2014 - The Prague Campaign

New circulating commemorative:

"The Great Patriotic War of 1941-1945: The Prague Campaign"



(news by Taneli Perätalo)

LINK: Bank of Russia

Russia 5 roubles 2014 - The Berlin Campaign

New circulating commemorative:

"The Great Patriotic War of 1941-1945: The Berlin Campaign"



(news by Taneli Perätalo)

LINK: Bank of Russia

Russia 5 roubles 2014 - The Vienna Campaign

New circulating commemorative:

"The Great Patriotic War of 1941-1945: The Vienna Campaign"



(news by Taneli Perätalo)

LINK: Bank of Russia

Russia 5 roubles 2014 - The East Prussian Campaign

New circulating commemorative:

"The Great Patriotic War of 1941-1945: The East Prussian Campaign"



(news by Taneli Perätalo)

LINK: Bank of Russia

Friday, December 26, 2014

Transnistria 1 rouble 2014 - Cities of Transnistria

Eight new commemoratives:

'Cities of Transnistria series: Tiraspol, Bendery, Dnestrovsk, Grigoriopol, Kamenka, Slobodzeya, Rybnitsa and Dubossary.'



(news by Taneli Perätalo)

SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: Nickel plated steel
Weight: 4.65 g
Diameter: 22.00 mm
Mintage: 50,000


LINK: Trans-Dniester Republican Bank

Angola 20 kwanzas 2014 - New denomination

New circulating bimetallic:



(image from eBay seller alexandercoins)
(news by Dario Silva and Pabitra Saha)

Philippines 5 piso 2014 - Leyte Gulf landing

New circulating commemorative:

'70th Anniversary of Leyte Gulf landing'



(information by Pabitra Saha and Adam Mrzyglod)
(image by Pabitra Saha)

LINK: Central Bank of Philippines

Philippines 5 piso 2014 - Bagong Bayani

New circulating commemorative:

'Bagong Bayani coin in honor of Overseas Filipinos'



(information by Pabitra Saha and Adam Mrzyglod)
(image by Pabitra Saha)

LINK: Central Bank of Philippines

Philippines 10 piso 2014 - Apolinario Mabini

New circulating bimetallic:

'150th Anniversary of the Birth of Apolinario Mabini'



(information by Pabitra Saha and Adam Mrzyglod)
(image by Pabitra Saha)

LINK: Central Bank of Philippines

Monday, December 22, 2014

Brunei 30 dollars 2014 - Diplomatic Relations with Japan

New silver coloured commemorative:

'30th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Brunei and Japan'

The Japan Mint will manufacture a memorial silver coin for Brunei to commemorate the 30th anniversary of diplomatic relations between the two countries.



(news and image by Pabitra Saha)

Myanmar 5000 kyats 2014 - Diplomatic Relations with Japan

New silver coloured commemorative:

'60th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Myanmar and Japan'

The Japan Mint will manufacture a memorial silver coin for Myanmar to commemorate the 60th anniversary of diplomatic relations between the two countries.



(news and image by Pabitra Saha)

Kazakhstan 50 and 500 tenge 2014 - Sirco

New CuNi and Silver commemorative:

'Tales of the people of Kazakhstan: Sirco'



(news by Taigawirbel)

LINK: National Bank of Kazakhstan

Thursday, December 18, 2014

France 2 euro 2014 - World AIDS day

New bimetallic circulating commemorative:

'World AIDS 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
Mintage: 3 million


Lithuania 50 litas 2014 - "Form" coin

New silver collectors issue:



(news by Pabitra Saha)

LINK: Bank of Lithuania

SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: Silver Ag 925
Quality: proof
Weight: 28.28 g
Artist: Agne Dautartaite-Krutule
Mintage: 3,000


Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Armenia 200 drams 2014 - Tree leaves

New circulating commemoratives:

The Central Bank of Armenia will release on 29th December a new series of 6 commemorative coins of 200 drams, depicting Leaves of Armenian trees:

-Quercus araxina
-Platanus orientalis
-Salix babylonica
-Fagus orientalis
-Pinus kochiana
-Populus tremula



The common side is that of the existing ordinary type:



LINK: Central Bank of Armenia

Bangladesh 5 taka 2005 - New variety

This is another variety of Bangladesh 5 Taka coin. It is very hardly seen in circulation:



The difference among 5 Taka 2005, 2006 (KM#26.1) and 2008 (KM#26.2) are in clouds, pillars and numerical writings:



(images and information by Abu Shamim Md. Talha (Limon))

Monday, December 15, 2014

Libya 50 and 100 dirhams 2014 - New series

The Central Bank of Libya has issued these 2 coins of the new series:



(news and images by Ali Alforjani)

LINK: Central Bank of Libya

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Latvia 5 euro 2014 - Baroque of Courland

New silver collectors issue:

'Baroque of Courland'



(news by Pabitra Saha)

SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: Silver .925
Diameter: 35.00 mm
Weight: 22.00 g
Mint: Mennica Polska (Poland)
Artists: Laimonis Šenbergs (graphic design) and Ligita Franckevica (plaster model)


LINK: Bank of Latvia

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Zimbabwe 2014 - New bond coins

New circulation family:



These bond coins would be at par with the US cents, that is trading one for one with US cents.

They will be distributed to the public through normal banking channels and shall be in circulation starting December 18 2014.

The 50c coins would be released into the market in March 2015 due to the prerequisite security features needed in the design and manufacture of this coin.

Wolfgang Schuster sent this information on coin specifications:

Value/Weight/Diameter/Edge/Composition
1 cent/2.50 g/17.00 mm/plain/copper plating (magnetic)
5 cents/3.00 g/18.00 mm/plain/brass plating (magnetic)
10 cents/4.90 g/20.00 mm/reeded/brass plating (magnetic)
25 cents/5.00 g/23.00 mm/reeded/steel (magnetic)

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

Transnistria 1 rouble 2014 - Holy Ascension Noul Neamt Monastery

New commemorative:

'Orthodox churches of Transnistria series: Holy Ascension Noul Neamt Monastery'



(news by Taneli Perätalo)

SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: Nickel plated steel
Weight: 4.65 g
Diameter: 22.00 mm
Mintage: 50,000


LINK: Trans-Dniester Republican Bank

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Aruba 1 & 5 florin 2014 - Circulating types of Willem-Alexander

New circulation types:



(images by Jacob de Mey)
(news by Shamik Biswas)

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Ukraine 5 hryvnia 2014 - Rivne Oblast

New bimetallic commemorative:

'75 Years of the Rivne Oblast'



(news from Shamik Biswas)

LINK: National Bank of Ukraine

Ukraine 5 hryvnia 2014 - Volyn Oblast

New bimetallic commemorative:

'75 Years of the Volyn Oblast'



(news from Shamik Biswas)

LINK: National Bank of Ukraine

Ukraine 5 hryvnia 2014 - Lviv Oblast

New bimetallic commemorative:

'75 Years of the Lviv Oblast'



(news from Shamik Biswas)

LINK: National Bank of Ukraine

Ukraine 5 hryvnia 2014 - Ivano-Frankivsk Oblast

New bimetallic commemorative:

'75 Years of the Ivano-Frankivsk Oblast'



(news from Shamik Biswas)

LINK: National Bank of Ukraine

Ukraine 5 hryvnia 2014 - Ternopil Oblast

New bimetallic commemorative:

'75 Years of the Ternopil Oblast'



(news from Shamik Biswas)

LINK: National Bank of Ukraine

Monday, December 1, 2014

Brazil 1 real 2014 - Rio 2016

New circulating bimetallics:

'Rio 2016 Games'

The first 4 coins are ready.

Golf:



Athletics:



Swimming:



Paratriathlon:



Real images of the coins:



(news by Shamik Biswas, Egon Conti and Pabitra Saha)

SPECIFICATIONS
Ring composition: brass plated steel
Center composition: stainless steel
Weight: 7.00 g
Diameter: 27.00 mm
Edge: serrated
Mintage: 20 million


LINK: Banco Central do Brasil

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Kazakhstan 500 tenge 2015 - Year of the Goat

New silver and gold collectors' issues:

'Year of the Goat'



(news and image by Eduard Khan)

You can find this coin and many others at: Eduard's eBay store

Kazakhstan 500 tenge 2014 - Mother

New silver collectors issue:

'From heart to Heart series: Mother'



(news and image by Eduard Khan)

You can find this coin and many others at: Eduard's eBay store

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Bermuda 25 cents 2014 - Whistling Frog

New collectors' issues:

'Bermuda's 2009 Banknotes Series 4th issue (of six): Whistling Frog'



Closer image:



(news and image by Alexey Malykh)

SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: CuNi
Weight: 28.28 g
Diameter: 36.61 mm
Mintage: 2,000


Silver and gold issues have been minted, too:



LINK: Bermuda Monetary Authority

Russia 5 roubles 2014 - The Vistula–Oder Operation

New circulating commemorative:

"The Great Patriotic War of 1941-1945: The Vistula–Oder Operation"



(news by Taigawirbel and Taneli Perätalo)

LINK: Bank of Russia

Russia 5 roubles 2014 - The Budapest Operation

New circulating commemorative:

"The Great Patriotic War of 1941-1945: The Budapest Operation"



(news by Taigawirbel and Taneli Perätalo)

LINK: Bank of Russia

Russia 5 roubles 2014 - The Operation for the Liberation of Karelia and Arctic

New circulating commemorative:

"The Great Patriotic War of 1941-1945: The Operation for the Liberation of Karelia and Arctic"



(news by Taigawirbel and Taneli Perätalo)

LINK: Bank of Russia

Russia 5 roubles 2014 - The Baltic Operation

New circulating commemorative:

"The Great Patriotic War of 1941-1945: The Baltic Operation"



(news by Taigawirbel and Taneli Perätalo)

LINK: Bank of Russia

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Belarus 1 & 10 roubles 2014 - The Cuckoo

New CuNi and Silver commemoratives:

'Environmental protection: The Cuckoo'



SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: CuNi
Weight: 13.16 g
Diameter: 32.00 mm
Mintage: 4,000
Mint: Kazakhstan Mint
Artist: A. Novoselov


A silver 10 roubles coin is available also.

(news and image from Egon Conti)

LINK: National Bank of the Republic of Belarus

Argentina 5 pesos 2014 - El Payador

New collectors issue:

'El Payador'



(news and image by Pabitra Saha)

South Korea 1000 won 2014 - 17th Asian Games in Incheon

New commemorative:

'17th Asian Games in Incheon'



(news and image by Egon Conti)

SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: Nordic gold
Weight: 26.00 g
Diameter: 40.00 mm
Mintage: 8,500


Silver and gold commemorative coins have been minted, too.

LINK: Bank of Korea

Friday, November 21, 2014

Bulgaria 2 leva 2015 - Proposed design for new denomination

New bimetallic circulation denomination:



(news and image by Pabitra Saha)

Turkey 20 lira 2014 - Women's World Basketball Championship

New collectors issue:

'FIBA Women's World Basketball Championship'



(news and image by Pabitra Saha)

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Sri Lanka 10 rupees 2013 - Districts series

New circulating commemoratives:

The Central Bank of Sri Lanka has issued a series of 25 coins of 10 ruppees celebrating each of the 25 districts of Sri Lanka in the 9 provinces. The coins have been minted by the Slovak Kremnica Mint.

Northern Province: Jaffna, Kilinochchi, Mannar, Mullaitivu, Vavuniya



North Western Province: Puttalam, Kurunegala
Western Province: Gampaha, Colombo, Kalutara



North Central Province: Anuradhapura, Polonnaruwa
Central Province: Matale, Kandy, Nuwara Eliya



Sabaragamuwa Province: Kegalle, Ratnapura
Eastern Province: Trincomalee, Batticaloa, Ampara



Uva Province: Badulla, Monaragala
Southern Province: Hambantota, Matara, Galle



(news from Shamik Biswas, Pabitra Saha and Dilminidu Samarasekara)
(images from Dr Kavan Ratnatunga at his great site coins.lakdiva.org)