Friday, March 27, 2015

United Kingdom 2015 - Circulation types with new effigy

New circulation set:

This new circulation set bears the new portrait designed by Jody Clark on the obverse but also the legend around, on the perimeter, with the year at the top.

The 1 penny:



The 2 pence:



The 5 pence:



The 10 pence:



The 20 pence:



The 50 pence:



The 1 pound:



The 2 pounds:



(news by Guillermo Granados and Pabitra Saha)

LINK: British Royal Mint

Armenia 1000 drams 2015 - Andranik Ozanyan

New silver collectors' issue:

'150th anniversary of the birth of Andranik Ozanyan'



(news and image by Pabitra Saha)

LINK: Central Bank of Armenia

Armenia 1000 drams 2015 - Lazarev Institute

New silver collectors' issue:

'200th anniversary of foundation of Lazarev Institute'



(news and image by Pabitra Saha)

LINK: Central Bank of Armenia

Sri Lanka 500 rupees 2014 - Srimath Anagarika Dharmapala

New collectors' silver issue:

'150th Birth Anniversary of Srimath Anagarika Dharmapala'



(information from Pabitra Saha)

Thursday, March 26, 2015

San Marino 2 euro 2015 - Dante

New bimetallic circulating commemorative:

'750th Anniversary of the Birth of Dante'



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

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


Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Peru 1 nuevo sol 2015 - Petroglyphs of Pusharo

New circulating type:

'Petroglyphs of Pusharo'

This is the 20th coin of the series "Wealth and Pride of Peru":



LINK: Peru Central Bank

(news by David Velarde and Taigawirbel)

The previous coins of the series:

1. Tumi de oro (2010)
2. Sarcofagos de Karajia (2010)
3. Estela de Raimondi (2010)
4. Chullpas de Sillustani (2011)
5. Monasterio de Santa Catalina (2011)
6. Machu Picchu (2011)
7. Gran Pajatén (2011)
8. Piedra de Saywite (2012)
9. Real Felipe Fortress (2012)
10. Templo del Sol de Vilcashuamán (2012)
11. Kuntur Wasi (2012)
12. Templo Inca Huaytará (2013)
13. Templo de Kotosh (2013)
14. Paracas textile culture (2013)
15. Tunanmarca (2013)
16. Sacred city of Caral (2014)
17. Huaca de la Luna (2014)
18. Antiguo Hotel Palace (2014)
19. Catedral de Lima (2014)

Spain 10 euro 2015 - Saint Teresa of Jesus

New silver collectors' issue:

"5th Centenary of the Birth of Saint Teresa of Jesus"



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

Turkey 20 lira 2015 - Centenary of the Gallipoli Campaign

Three new silver collectors' issues were released by the Turkish State Mint:

First type:



Second type:



Third type:



(news and images by Pabitra Saha)

Estonia 10 euro 2015 - Eduard Vilde

New silver commemorative:

Eduard Vilde (1865-1933) was an Estonian writer, a pioneer of critical realism in Estonian literature, and a diplomat.



(news by Pabitra Saha)
(biographical information from Wikipedia)

SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: Ag .925
Diameter: 38,61 mm
Weight: 28,28 g
Mintage: 5,000
Designer: Mait Luidalepp
Mint: Romanian Mint


Monday, March 23, 2015

Nepal 100 & 1000 rupees 2014 - Golden Jubilee of Junior Red Cross

New CuNi and silver commemoratives:

'Golden Jubilee of Junior Red Cross'



(information and image from Pabitra Saha, Shamik Biswas and Shankar Shrestha)

LINK: Central Bank of Nepal

Finland 5 euro 2015 - Animals of the Provinces: Uusimaa

New bimetallic commemorative:

'Animals of the Provinces' series: the hedgehog in Uusimaa.



(news by Pabitra Saha)

SPECIFICATIONS
Core composition: CuNi
Ring composition: Nordic Gold
Diameter: 27.25 mm
Weight: 9.80 g
Mintage 10,000 (proof) and 35,000 (unc)


Link: Mint of Finland

Paraguay 100 guaranies 2014 - Silvio Pettirossi

New nordic gold and silver commemoratives:

'100 years of first flight of Silvio Pettirossi in Paraguay'



(news from Egon Conti)
(image from www.portalguarani.com)

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Lithuania 5 & 20 euro 2015 - Restoration of Lithuania's independence

New silver and nordic gold collectors' issues:

From the series "Lithuania's Road to Independence": 25th anniversary of the restoration of Lithuania's independence



(news by Pabitra Saha)

LINK: Bank of Lithuania

Pakistan 20 rupees 2013 - Islamia College in Peshawar

New circulating commemorative:

'Centenary of Islamia College in Peshawar'



(news by Pabitra Saha)

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Gibraltar 50 pence 2014 - Barbary ape

New circulating type:



(news from sammybeliz)
(image from eBay seller roycove22)

Australia 20 cents 2015 - Magna Carta

New commemorative:

'800th Anniversary of the Magna Carta'



SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: CuNi
Weight: 11.30 g
Diameter: 28.52 mm
Mintage: 30,000


(news by Pabitra Saha)

LINK: Royal Australian Mint

Austria 20 euro 2015 - Quaternary

New silver commemorative:

"Prehistoric Life: Quaternary"



(image taken from www.numismatica-visual.es)

LINK: Austrian Mint

Oman 1 rial 2015 - Nizwa, Capital of Islamic Culture

New silver commemorative:

The Central Bank of Oman has issued a commemorative silver coin to celebrate and honor the selection of Nizwa as the 'Capital of Islamic Culture for 2015'.



(news from Pabitra Saha)

LINK: Central Bank of Oman

Monday, March 16, 2015

USA 2015 - Native American dollar

New circulating type:



LINK: The United States Mint

(information by Pabitra Saha)

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


Gibraltar 2 pounds 2014 - Dolphins

New circulating bimetallic:



(news and image by Pabitra Saha)

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Austria 20 euro 2015 - Spanish Riding School

New silver commemorative:

'450 years of the Spanish Riding School in Vienna'



(news and image from Pabitra Saha)

LINK: Austrian Mint

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

India 5 rupees 2014 - Komagata Maru incident

New circulating commemorative:

'100th Anniversary of the Komagata Maru incident'



(news by Shabbir Disawala, Shamik Biswas and Pabitra Saha)
(scan by Shabbir Disawala)

Netherlands Antilles 2.5 gulden 2014 - King Willem Alexander

New circulating type with the King's portrait:



(news and scan by Wolfgang Schuster)

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Saudi Arabia 25 halala 2009, 2012 & 2014 - King Abdullah subtypes

My friend Wolfgang Schuster reports that the 25 halala denomination from King Abdullah, catalogued as KM#71 has two subtypes:

-Year AH1430 (2009) has a curved year
-Years AH1433 (2012) & AH1435 (2014) have straight years

You can see the differences easily in this scan:



(information and image by Wolfgang Schuster)

Portugal 7,5 euro 2015 - Viriato

New CuNi commemorative:

'Cultural Roots: Viriato'



SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: CuNi
Weight: 18.50 g
Diameter: 33.00 mm
Mintage: 75 000
Artist: Espiga Pinto
Release date: april 2015


LINK: Portugal Mint

Portugal 2 euro 2015 - Portuguese Red Cross

New bimetallic circulating commemorative:

'150th Anniversary of the Portuguese Red Cross'



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: 500 000
Artists: Luc Luycx and António Marinho
Release date: april 2015


LINK: Portugal Mint

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Ukraine 2 hryvnia 2015 - Myhailo Verbytskyi

New low mintage commemorative:

'Myhailo Verbytskyi'



(news from Potabenko Sergey)

SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: CuNiZn
Weight: 12.80 g
Diameter: 31.00 mm
Mintage: 30,000


LINK: National Bank of Ukraine

Ukraine 5 hryvnia 2015 - Heavenly Hundred

New low mintage commemorative:

'Heavenly Hundred'



(news from Potabenko Sergey and Pabitra Saha)

SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: CuNiZn
Weight: 16.54 g
Diameter: 35.00 mm
Mintage: 50,000


LINK: National Bank of Ukraine

Ukraine 5 hryvnia 2015 - Revolution of Dignity

New low mintage commemorative:

'Revolution of Dignity'



(news from Potabenko Sergey and Pabitra Saha)

SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: CuNiZn
Weight: 16.54 g
Diameter: 35.00 mm
Mintage: 50,000


LINK: National Bank of Ukraine

Ukraine 5 hryvnia 2015 - Euromaidan

New low mintage commemorative:

'Euromaidan'



(news from Potabenko Sergey and Pabitra Saha)

SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: CuNiZn
Weight: 16.54 g
Diameter: 35.00 mm
Mintage: 50,000


LINK: National Bank of Ukraine

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

United Kingdom 2 pounds 2015 - Britannia

New bimetallic circulating type:

From now on, the 2 pounds ordinary coins will bear this nice Britannia design.

Also, this new type will bear the latest Queen's effigy (5th), by Jody Clark, engraver and designer at the Royal Mint.



(news by Anthony G Smith, Wolfgang Schuster and Pabitra Saha)

LINK: British Royal Mint

Malta 2 euro 2015 - First Flight from Malta

New bimetallic circulating commemorative:

'100 years of the First Flight from Malta'



(news by Pabitra Saha and Aidan Work)

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


Finland 10 & 20 euro 2015 - Sisu

New silver collectors issues:

'Sisu'

Sisu is a Finnish word generally meaning stoic determination, bravery, resilience, perseverance and hardiness, expressing the historic self-identified Finnish national character.



(news by Pabitra Saha)
(information taken from Wikipedia)

SPECIFICATIONS
Material: Silver .925 (20€) and .500 (10€)
Diameter: 38.60 mm (20€) and 28.5 mm (10€)
Weight: 25.50 g (20€) and 10 g (10€)
Designer: Tapio Kettunen
Mintage: 5,000 (20€) and 25,000 (10€)


LINK: Bank of Finland
LINK: Mint of Finland

Armenia 100 drams 2015 - Centenary of the Armenian Genocide

New silver collectors issue:

'Centenary of the Armenian Genocide'



(news and image by Pabitra Saha)

SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: silver .925
Diameter: 50.00 mm
Weight: 67.20 g
Mintage: 1,000 pieces


LINK: Central Bank of Armenia

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Gibraltar 5 pence 2014 - Dama de Noche flower

New circulating type:



(news from sammybeliz)
(image from eBay seller clotty1980)

Finland 5 euro 2015 - Animals of the Provinces: Lapland

New bimetallic commemorative:

'Animals of the Provinces' series: the reindeer in Lapland.



(news by Jacek Stacel and Pabitra Saha)

SPECIFICATIONS
Core composition: CuNi
Ring composition: Nordic Gold
Diameter: 27.25 mm
Weight: 9.80 g
Mintage 10,000 (proof) and 35,000 (unc)


Link: Mint of Finland