Thursday, January 29, 2015

Poland 10 & 200 zlotys 2015 - Warsaw University of Technology

New silver and gold commemoratives:

'100 Years of Warsaw University of Technology'



(news by Pabitra Saha)

LINK: National Bank of Poland
LINK: Polish State Mint

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Ukraine 2 hryvnia 2015 - Galshka Gulevychivna

New low mintage commemorative:

'440th anniversary of the birth of Elizaveta Vasylivna Gulevychivna'



(news by Potabenko Sergey)

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


LINK: National Bank of Ukraine

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Austria 25 euro 2015 - Cosmology

New bimetallic Silver-Niobium issue:



(news by Pabitra Saha)

LINK: Austrian Mint

Friday, January 23, 2015

Ukraine 2 hryvnia 2014 - Vasyl Lypkivskyi

New low mintage commemorative:

'150th anniversary of the birth of Vasyl Kostiantynovych Lypkivskyi'



(news by Pabitra Saha)

SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: CuNiZn
Weight: 12.80 g
Diameter: 31.00 mm
Mintage: 20 000


LINK: National Bank of Ukraine

Ukraine 2 hryvnia 2014 - Ostap Vyshnia

New low mintage commemorative:

'125th anniversary of the birth of Ostap Vyshnia'



(news by Pabitra Saha)

SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: CuNiZn
Weight: 12.80 g
Diameter: 31.00 mm
Mintage: 20 000


LINK: National Bank of Ukraine

Ukraine 5 & 20 hryvnia 2014 - Liberation from Fascist Invaders

New CuNi and Silver commemoratives:

'70th Anniversary of Ukraine's Liberation from Fascist Invaders'



(news from Pabitra Saha)

LINK: National Bank of Ukraine

Ukraine 5 hryvnia 2014 - Battle of Orsha

New low mintage commemorative:

'500 Years of the Battle of Orsha'



(news from Pabitra Saha)

SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: CuNiZn
Weight: 16.54 g
Diameter: 35.00 mm
Mintage: 30 000


LINK: National Bank of Ukraine

Greece 5 euro 2014 - Filiki Eteria

New CuNi commemorative:

'200th anniversary of the formation of Filiki Eteria'

Filiki Eteria (Society of Friends) was a secret 19th century organization whose purpose was to overthrow the Ottoman rule of Greece and establish an independent Greek state. Society members were mainly young Phanariot Greeks from Russia and local chieftains from Greece. The Society initiated the Greek War of Independence in the spring of 1821.



(news and image from Pabitra Saha)
(historical data from Wikipedia)

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Canada 1 dollar 2015 - the Blue Jay

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



LINK: Royal Canadian Mint

United Kingdom 20 pounds 2015 - Sir Winston Churchill

New silver commemorative:

'50th Anniversary of the Death of Sir Winston Churchill'



(news and image by Pabitra Saha)

LINK: British Royal Mint

Peru 1 nuevo sol 2014 - Lima Cathedral

New circulating type:

'Catedral de Lima'

This is the 19th coin of the series "Wealth and Pride of Peru":



LINK: Peru Central Bank

SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: CuNi
Diameter: 25.50 mm
Weight: 7.32 g
Mintage: 12 million


(news by David Velarde)

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)

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Bulgaria 10 levs 2015 - Bulgarian Cinema

New silver collectors issue:

'100 Years of Bulgarian Cinema'



(news and image by Pabitra Saha)

SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: Ag 925/1000, with an embedded silver oxidised medallion
Weight: 23.33 g
Diameter: 38.61 mm
Edge: plain
Artists: Plamen Chernev and Evgeniya Tsankova
Mintage: 3,000


LINK: Bulgarian National Bank

Sri Lanka 500 rupees 2015 - Papal Visit

New collectors' silver issue:

'Papal Visit to Sri Lanka in january 2015'



(information from Pabitra Saha and Aidan Work)
(image from Sanjeewa Gayan)

Further info: Kavan Ratnatunga's site

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Switzerland 20 francs 2015 - St. Maurice's Abbey

New silver collectors' issue:

'1500 Years of St. Maurice's Abbey'



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

LINK: Swiss Mint

Switzerland 20 francs 2015 - Solar Impulse

New silver commemorative:

'Solar Impulse'



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

LINK: Swiss Mint

East Timor 2011 & 2013 - New subtypes

New East Timor subtypes of 5, 10, 25 and 50 centavos exist with different mint mark, and also with considerable different denomination numerals: the new series shows thick and bold figures, while the previous ones showed thinner numerals.

The 5 and 10 centavos from 2011 exist in both varieties, the new thicker 25 and 50 centavos only exist for year 2013.

Old issues bear a small letter C at left of the date. New issues bear a small BCTL at left of date (for Cental Bank of Timor Leste).

Upper row shows the existing previous designs. Bottom row shows the new strikes, with bolder numerals:



(images and information by Wolfgang Schuster)

Monday, January 19, 2015

Finland 5 euro 2015 - Animals of the Provinces: Satakunta

New bimetallic commemorative:

'Animals of the Provinces' series: the beaver in Satakunta.



(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

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Germany 10 euro 2015 - Lucas Cranach the Younger

New CuNi and silver commemoratives:

'500th Anniversary of the birth of Lucas Cranach the Younger'



(news and images from Jo Hoogeveen)

Germany 10 euro 2015 - First mention of Leipzig

New CuNi and silver commemoratives:

'1000 years of the first mention of Leipzig'



(news and images from Jo Hoogeveen)

Germany 10 euro 2015 - German Maritime Search and Rescue Service

New CuNi and silver commemoratives:

'150 years of the German Maritime Search and Rescue Service'



(news and images from Jo Hoogeveen)

Germany 10 euro 2015 - Otto von Bismarck

New CuNi and silver commemoratives:

'200th Anniversary of the birth of Otto von Bismarck'



(news and images from Jo Hoogeveen)

Germany 10 euro 2015 - Sleeping Beauty

New CuNi and silver commemoratives:

'Grimm Fairy Tales: Sleeping Beauty'



(news and images from Jo Hoogeveen)

Philippines 50 & 500 piso 2015 - Papal visit

New commemoratives:

'Pope Francis papal visit'

To commemorate the visit of Pope Francis, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas announced the issuance of limited edition 50 piso and 500 piso papal coins. Both coins are legal tender and will be sold for P100.00 and P1,000.00 respectively. The coins are minted under a licensing agreement with the Vatican.

The 50 piso commemorative coin for Pope Francis is made of Nickel Brass while the 500 piso is made of Nordic Gold with gold plating.



LINK: Central Bank of Philippines

USA 2015 - Presidential Dollars

2015 Presidential dollars:

Harry S. Truman (33rd President, 1945-1953)
Dwight D. Eisenhower (34th President, 1953-1961)
John F. Kennedy (35th President, 1961-1963)
Lyndon B. Johnson (36th President, 1963-1969)



(news by Jo Hoogeveen)

LINK: The United States Mint
LINK: USA Presidents Biographies

SPECIFICATIONS
Weight: 8.10 g
Diameter: 26.50 mm
Thickness: 2.00 mm
Material: three layer clad construction: pure copper sandwiched between and metallurgically bonded to outer layers of manganese brass


Tuesday, January 13, 2015

USA 2015 - America the Beautiful Quarters

These are the next 5 quarters of this series for 2015:

Homestead National Monument of America (NEBRASKA)
Kisatchie National Forest (LOUISIANA)
Blue Ridge Parkway (NORTH CAROLINA)
Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge (DELAWARE)
Saratoga National Historical Park (NEW YORK)




(news by Jo Hoogeveen)

LINK: The United States Mint
LINK: America the Beautiful quarters program

SPECIFICATIONS
Weight: 5.67 g
Diameter: 24.26 mm
Thickness: 1.75 mm
Edge: reeded


Australia 50 cents 2014 - The Western Front

New commemorative:

'Australia at War Series: The Western Front'



SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: CuNi
Weight: 15.55 g
Diameter: 31.51 mm
Mintage: 50,000


LINK: Royal Australian Mint

Australia 50 cents 2014 - Australian Flying Corps

New commemorative:

'Australia at War Series: Australian Flying Corps'



SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: CuNi
Weight: 15.55 g
Diameter: 31.51 mm
Mintage: 50,000


LINK: Royal Australian Mint

Australia 50 cents 2014 - Gallipoli Campaign

New commemorative:

'Australia at War Series: Gallipoli Campaign'



SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: CuNi
Weight: 15.55 g
Diameter: 31.51 mm
Mintage: 50,000


LINK: Royal Australian Mint

Canada 2 dollars 2015 - Sir John A. Macdonald

New bimetallic commemorative:

'200th anniversary of the birth of Sir John A. Macdonald'



SPECIFICATIONS
Ring composition: three-ply nickel finish plated steel
Center composition: three-ply brass finish plated aluminum bronze
Weight: 6.92 g
Diameter: 28.00 mm
Edge: interrupted serrations


LINK: Royal Canadian Mint

Monday, January 12, 2015

Ukraine 5 & 10 hryvnia 2014 - Ozbek Han Mosque and Madrasa

New commemoratives:

'700 Years of Ozbek Han Mosque and Madrasa'



(news and image from Pabitra Saha)

A silver 10 hryvnia coin is available also.

LINK: National Bank of Ukraine

Belarus 1 rouble 2014 - Konstanty Ostrogski

New CuNi commemorative:

'Konstanty Ostrogski'



(news and image from Sarunas Mortuza)

LINK: National Bank of the Republic of Belarus

Friday, January 9, 2015

Lithuania 2015 - Euro coins released

The definitive Euros of Lithuania are already in use:



(news from Potabenko Sergey)

LINK: Central Bank of Lithuania

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Finland 10 euro 2015 - Jean Sibelius

New silver collectors issue:

'150 years of the birth of Jean Sibelius'



(news by Pabitra Saha)

SPECIFICATIONS
Material: Silver .500
Diameter: 28.50 mm
Weight: 10.00 g
Designer: Nora Tapper
Mintage: 10,000


LINK: Bank of Finland
LINK: Mint of Finland

Albania 10 leke 2013 - New subtype

New circulating type released on 3rd january 2015:

This 2013 new item is magnetic like 2009, same weight and same edge reeding. But it has a wider round border.



(images by Lidian Beba)
(information by Wolfgang Schuster)

LINK: Bank of Albania

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Gibraltar 50 pence 2014 - Christmas

New circulating type:



(information and image by Andrew G)