A friend sent me this photo of a piece that needs identification. Can you help?
Information received from André Milhorat: Actually, it is an Iraqi medal struck in 1978, for 10 years of seizure of power further to a coup d'état, by Ahmad Hassan al-Bakr, about the party Baas. Even if Saddam Hussein succeeded well him, this medal is previous to its diet because he took the power only in 1979. The translations are the following ones. Outside, from top to bottom: "an Arabic nation with an eternal message", "Unity, Freedom, Socialism" (converse about the party Baas). In the middle: "Republic of Iraq", "1398-IV-3 July, 1978". In the center: "Tenth birthday", "Wealth", "IV-3 July, 1968"
Fourteen new circulating commemoratives under the 'Great Patriotic War of 1941-1945' series:
1.Monument-museum to the liberators of Kiev
2.Mound of Glory in Smolevichi district of Minsk region
3.Monument to Soldiers-liberators in Vilnius
4.Part of the Memorial of martial glory in Kishinev
5.Monument to a soldier-liberator in Bucharest
6.Monument to a soldier-liberator in Tallinn
7.Monument to the liberators of Riga in Riga
8.Part of the monument to soldiers-liberators in Belgrade
9.Sculptural group in the Cemetery-mausoleum of soviet soldiers in Warsaw
10.Monument in memory of soldiers-liberators in Budapest
11.Monument-mausoleum to fallen soldiers of the Soviet Army in Bratislava
12.Monument to soviet soldiers in Vienna
13.Monument to a soldier-liberator in Berlin
14.Sculpture of the memorial to soviet soldiers in Prague
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: common side by Luc Luycx, national side by Laimonis Šēnbergs (graphic design) and Jānis Strupulis (plaster model)
Mint: UAB Lietuvos monetu kalykla (Lithuania)
Some friends sent me news about these two coins from Nauru that just arised in coin fairs & markets. They are nice, but probably only fantasy types, non-official ones. If I am wrong, please let me know!
"HMS Royal Oak"
(news by Egon Conti, Jo Hoogeveen and Gijs Vlothuizen)
My friend Wolfgang Schuster reported recently this variety of the Costa Rica 100 colones, in size of numerals and letters. Also some differences in the coat of arms. Here you can see it along with the previous 2007 type:
Canada's 150th anniversary will celebrate everything it means to be Canadian: the wonders of the country, the achievements, character, passions and the vision they have for their future.
In honour of this historic event, the Royal Canadian Mint invited Canadians across the country to submit and vote on designs for a brand-new series of commemorative coins. So these designs are made by Canadians for Canadians, exclusively for Canada's 150th anniversary year.
The 5 cents type:
The 10 cents:
The 25 cents type:
The 1 dollar design:
And finally, the 2 dollars type:
(news by Pabitra Saha)
(images by Alexandra Macklam)