Friday, May 29, 2015

Europe 2 euro 2015 - 30 years of the EU Flag

New bimetallic commemorative design approved:

Finally the commemorative coin competition has come to an end. More than 100,000 European citizens voted for their favourite coin.

The winner is design created by George Stamatopoulos, designer at the Bank of Greece. The winning coin will be issued during the second half of 2015.



LINK: The Coin Competition

United Kingdom 5 pounds 2015 - Edith Cavell

New silver commemorative:

'First World War: nurse Edith Cavell'

The coins is part of the First World War Six-Coin Set for 2015, exploring the events of 1915, when the world came to terms with the impact of the continuing First World War. Six more Proof coins, in 925 sterling silver, unite to tell their story, as our journey from Outbreak to Armistice continues.



(news and image from Pabitra Saha)

LINK: British Royal Mint

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Canada 2015 - Gift coin sets commemorative dollars

These four dollar coins are released only in special sets or folders, but are legal tender and will all have their unique numismatic catalog number:

Baby Gift set
Birthday Gift set
Wedding Gift set
O Canada Gift set




(news and images by Peter Kaminsky)

LINK: Royal Canadian Mint

Australia 1 dollar 2015 - First Lighthouse

New commemorative:

'100th anniversary of the first lighthouse in Australia'



(news and image by Peter Kaminsky

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


LINK: Royal Australian Mint

Monday, May 25, 2015

Papua New Guinea 50 toea 2015 - XVth Pacific Games

New circulating commemoratives:

'XVth Pacific Games'

You can get this nice coin from my friend Sean Rooney (sirooney@hotmail.com).
Or you can visit his eBay pages for this and other nice items.

The coins started circulating on may 21st, in both coloured and not coloured versions. The coloured one:



The non-coloured type:



(news and images from Pabitra Saha and Peter Kaminsky)

SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: Nickel Plated Steel
Weight: 13.35 g
Diameter: 30.00 mm
Thickness: 2.55 mm
Edge: Interrupted serration


Friday, May 22, 2015

Belarus 1 & 20 roubles 2015 - Mikalai Radziwill 'Chorny'

New collectors' issues in CuNi and silver:

'500th Anniversary of the Birth of Mikalai Radziwill'



(news and images from Pabitra Saha)

LINK: National Bank of the Republic of Belarus

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Netherlands 5 & 10 euro 2015 - Battle of Waterloo

New commemoratives in silver and gold:

'Bicentenary of the Battle of Waterloo'



(news by Jo Hoogeveen and Pabitra Saha)

LINK: Royal Dutch Mint

Zimbabwe 50 cents 2014 - Bond coin

New circulation denomination: the 50 cents bond coin is finally released.

You can get it from my friend Johann Siemens's web or from his eBay store.



(news and image by Johann Siemens)

Isle of Man 50 pence 2015 - TT (Tourist Trophy) Race

New circulating commemorative:



(information and image from Pabitra Saha)

Aruba 5 florin 2015 - 200 years Kingdom

New silver collectors' issue:

'200 years as part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands'



SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: Silver .925
Diameter: 38.00 mm
Weight: 25.00 g
Mintage: 1,250


(news by Niels van Schendel)

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Belgium 10 euro 2015 - Battle of Waterloo

New silver commemorative:

'Bicentenary of the Battle of Waterloo'



SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: Silver .925
Weight: 18.75 g
Diameter: 33.00 mm
Mintage: 10,000


LINK: Royal Mint of Belgium

Belgium 2.5 euro 2015 - Battle of Waterloo

New commemorative:

'Bicentenary of the Battle of Waterloo'



(news by Jo Hoogeveen)

SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: Brass
Weight: 11.00 g
Diameter: 25.50 mm
Mintage: 70,000 (coincard) + 30,000 in BU set


LINK: Royal Mint of Belgium

Kyrgyzstan 10 som 2015 - 70 years of Victory in Great Patriotic War

New silver collectors issue:



(news and image by Eduard Khan)

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

LINK: National Bank of the Kyrgyz Republic

Monday, May 18, 2015

Ukraine 5 hryvnia 2015 - 70 years Victory in Great Patriotic War

New commemorative:

'70 years of the Victory in the Great Patriotic War'



(news from Potabenko Sergey, Pabitra Saha and Taigawirbel)

SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: CuNiZn
Weight: 16.54 g
Diameter: 35.00 mm


LINK: National Bank of Ukraine

Finland 5 euro 2015 - Animals of the Provinces: Tavastia

New bimetallic commemorative:

'Animals of the Provinces' series: the lynx in Tavastia.



(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

Friday, May 15, 2015

Belarus 1 & 20 roubles 2015 - 70 years of victory in the Great War

New collectors' issues in CuNi and silver:

'70 years of victory in the Great War'



(news and images from Pabitra Saha)

LINK: National Bank of the Republic of Belarus

United Kingdom 2 pounds 2015 - Royal Navy

New bimetallic commemorative:

'Royal Navy in the First World War'



A silver proof issue was minted too.

LINK: British Royal Mint

United Kingdom 5 pounds 2015 - 200th Anniversary of Waterloo

New CuNi commemorative:

'200th Anniversary of Waterloo'



A silver proof issue was minted too.

LINK: British Royal Mint

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Transnistria 1 rouble 2015 - Tiraspol Memorial of Glory

New commemorative:

'Tiraspol Memorial of Glory'

You can get this nice coin from ru-karpa at his eBay pages. Or you contact him by email at: munz1956@mail.ru



(news by Taigawirbel)

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


LINK: Trans-Dniester Republican Bank

Transnistria 1 rouble 2015 - 70 years of the victory in the Great Patriotic War

New commemorative:

'70 years of the victory in the Great Patriotic War'

You can get this nice coin from ru-karpa at his eBay pages. Or you contact him by email at: munz1956@mail.ru



(news by Taigawirbel)

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


LINK: Trans-Dniester Republican Bank

Austria 10 euro 2015 - Vienna

New copper and silver commemoratives:

"States collection 7th coin: Vienna"



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

LINK: Austrian Mint

Friday, May 8, 2015

Australia 50 cents 2015 - Royal Baby

New commemorative:

'Royal Baby to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge'



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


(news and image by Peter Kaminsky)

LINK: Royal Australian Mint

Poland 5 zlotys 2015 - Bydgoszcz Canal

New bimetallic circulating commemorative:

'Discover Poland: Bydgoszcz Canal'



(news by Pabitra Saha, Egon Conti and Michael Reissner)

SPECIFICATIONS
Ring composition: CuNi
Central disk composition: Aluminium-Bronze
Weight: 6.54 g
Diameter: 24.00 mm
Mintage: 1 200 000
Release: 22-05-2015


LINK: National Bank of Poland
LINK: Polish State Mint

Ukraine 1 hryvnia 2015 - 70 years Victory in Great Patriotic War

New circulating commemorative:

'70 years of the Victory in the Great Patriotic War'



(news from Taneli Perätalo)

SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: Aluminum bronze
Weight: 6.80 g
Diameter: 26.00 mm
Thickness: 1.85 mm


LINK: National Bank of Ukraine

Norway 20 krone 2015 - Bicentenary of the inception of the Supreme Court

New circulating commemorative:

'Bicentenary of the inception of the Supreme Court of Norway'



SPECIFICATIONS
Diameter: 27.50 mm
Thickness: 2.20 mm
Weight: 9.90 g
Alloy: CuZnNi
Edge: Plain


(news by Taigawirbel)
(image from www.numismatica-visual.es)

LINK: Norges Bank

Thursday, May 7, 2015

United Kingdom 5 pounds 2015 - Royal Birth

New CuNi commemorative:

'Royal Birth 2015'



Silver and gold proof pieces were struck also.

LINK: British Royal Mint

Switzerland 20 francs 2015 - Hornussen

New silver collectors' issue:

'National sports: Hornussen'



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

LINK: Swiss Mint

Latvia 5 euro 2015 - 150 years of firefighting

New silver collectors issue:

'150 years of firefighting in Latvia'



(news by Pabitra Saha)

SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: Silver .925
Diameter: 35.00 mm
Weight: 22.00 g
Mintage: 10 000
Mint: Koninklijke Nederlandse Munt (Netherlands)
Artists: Henrihs Vorkals (graphic design) and Ligita Franckevica (plaster model)


LINK: Bank of Latvia

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Morocco 250 dirhams 2014 - 51st birthday of Mohammed VI

New silver commemorative:

'51st birthday of Mohammed VI'



(news and image by Wolfgang Schuster)

Morocco 250 dirhams 2014 - 15 Years of Mohammed VI's Enthronement

New silver commemorative:

'15 Years of Mohammed VI's Enthronement'



(news and image by Wolfgang Schuster)

Monday, May 4, 2015

Aruba 5 florin 2014 - King and Queen

New circulation issue:



(news and image by Peter Kaminsky)

Ukraine 2 & 5 hryvnia 2015 - 150 years of Odessa University

New low mintage commemoratives:

'150 years of Odessa University'



(news and image from Pabitra Saha)

SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: CuNiZn
Weight: 12.80 g
Diameter: 31.00 mm
Mintage: 35,000


A silver 5 hryvnia coin has been issued also.

LINK: National Bank of Ukraine

Cape Verde 250 escudos 2015 - 40th Anniversary of the Independence

New bimetallic circulating commemorative:

'40th Anniversary of the Independence of Cape Verde from Portugal'



(news and image by Niels van Schendel and Pabitra Saha)