Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Tanzania 50,000 shillings 2011 - 50 years of Independence

New collectors' item:

"50 years of Independence"



(news and image from Wolfgang Schian)

Tanzania 50,000 shillings 2016 - 50 years of the Central Bank

New collectors' item:

"50 years of the Central Bank of Tanzania"



(news and image from Wolfgang Schian)

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Portugal 5 euro 2017 - Future

New CuNi commemorative to be minted soon:

"Future"



(news and image from Pabitra Saha)

LINK: Portugal Mint

Monday, September 18, 2017

Finland 2 euro 2017 - Finnish nature

New bimetallic circulating commemorative:

"Finnish nature"



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
Designer: Kari Auvinen
Release date: 21st october


(news from Pabitra Saha)

LINK: Bank of Finland
LINK: Mint of Finland

Friday, September 15, 2017

UAE 10 fils 2017 - Magnetic type

New circulating type:

The 2017 type has a magnetic core and is now a new KM subtype:



(news from Wolfgang Schuster and Pabitra Saha)

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Bolivia 10 centavos 2017 - New steel type

New circulating type:

This new 2017 type is now made of steel.



(news and photo by Rupert Reiter)

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Kazakhstan 100 tenge 2017 - Ablai Khan

New commemorative:

'Portraits on banknotes series: Ablai Khan'



(news by Pabitra Saha)

SPECIFICATIONS
Weight: 11.17 g
Diameter: 31.00 mm
Edge: grooved


LINK: National Bank of Kazakhstan

Colombia 5,000 pesos 2017 - Cundinamarca independence

New CuNi commemorative:

"Bicentenary of the independence of Cundinamarca"



SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: CuNi
Weight: 21.75 g
Mint: Kremnica, Slovakia
Mintage: 20,000 (30,000 more might be minted depending on demand)


(news and image by Guillermo Granados)

LINK: Colombia Central Bank

São Tomé and Príncipe 2017 - New coin family

New coin family to be released in 2018:

São Tomé and Príncipe's currency, the Dobra, has suffered devaluation (3 zeros lost) and a new coin family will enter circulation on january 1st 2018. Five new coins, minted in England:



(news by Grigorii Golosov and Pabitra Saha)
(image from www.numismatica-visual.es)

LINK: Central Bank of São Tomé and Príncipe

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Kenya 50 shillings 2016 - 50 years of Central Banking

New commemorative in gold plated CuNi:

"50 years of Central Banking"



(news and image from Wolfgang Schian)

Australia 1 dollar 2018 - Year of the Dog

New commemorative:

'Lunar Series: Year of the Dog'



LINK: Royal Australian Mint

Australia 50 cents 2018 - Year of the Dog

New commemorative:

'Lunar Series: Year of the Dog'



LINK: Royal Australian Mint

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Falkland Islands 50 pence 2017 - Magellanic Penguin

New commemorative to be issued very soon:

"4th and last item in the Penguin series: Magellanic Penguin (Spheniscus Magellanicus)"



SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: CuNi
Weight: 8.00 g
Diameter: 27.30 mm
Mintage: 7,500


(image copyright Pobjoy Mint)
(news and image by Niels van Schendel on Facebook)

LINK: The Pobjoy Mint

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Netherlands 5 & 10 euro 2017 - Johan Cruyff

New commemoratives in silver plated copper, silver and gold:

"Johan Cruyff"

Closer look of the silver plated copper issue:



LINK: Royal Dutch Mint

Austria 10 euro 2017 - Gabriel - The Revealing Angel

New copper and silver collectors' items:

"Guardian Angels collection: Gabriel - The Revealing Angel"



LINK: Austrian Mint

Australia Possum Magic 2017 - 7 new coin types

New commemorative coins:

"Possum Magic"

The Royal Australian Mint has released a set with 7 nice coins celebrating Mem Fox's famous book "Possum Magic". There's a limited edition 1 cent type, four dollar coins and three coloured 2-dollar types that are also released for normal circulation.

The 1-cent type minted exclusively for this set:



The four 1-dollar coins, only available as part of this set:



These 2-dollar coins can be found in circulation:



(news by Peter Kaminsky and Egon Conti)

LINK: Royal Australian Mint

Monday, September 4, 2017

China 10 yuan 2017 - 90th Anniversary of the Army

New circulating bimetallic commemorative:

10 yuan: 90th Anniversary of the Army



(news and image by Pabitra Saha)

Friday, September 1, 2017

Austria 3 euro 2017 - The Kingfisher

New CuNi dark-glowing commemorative:

"Colourful Creatures - The Kingfisher"



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

LINK: Austrian Mint

Lithuania 2 euro 2017 - Vilnius

New bimetallic circulating commemorative already released:

"Vilnius"



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: 1 million
Mint: Lithuanian Mint
Designer: Vladas Oržekauskas and Giedrius Paulauskis


LINK: Bank of Lithuania

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Ireland 15 euro 2017 - Sir Charles Parsons

New silver proof:

"Irish Science and Inventions: Sir Charles Parsons"



SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: .925 silver
Weight: 28.00 g
Diameter: 38.60 mm
Mintage: 6,000
Minted by: Mayer Mint GmbH, Germany
Designer: Antonella Napolione


(news and image from news.coinupdate.com and Pabitra Saha)

Finland 10 & 20 euro 2017 - Finnish nature

New silver commemoratives of 10 & 20 euro to be launched on september 18th:

"Finnish nature"



LINK: Bank of Finland
LINK: Mint of Finland

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Philippines 1 piso 2016 - Isidro Torres

New circulating commemorative:

"150th birth anniversary of General Isidro Torres"



(news by Alexander Schleining and Pabitra Saha)

LINK: Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas

Philippines 1 piso 2016 - Artemio Ricarte

New circulating commemorative:

"150th birth anniversary of General Artemio Ricarte"



(news by Alexander Schleining and Pabitra Saha)

LINK: Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas

Philippines 1 piso 2016 - Reverend Horacio dela Costa

New circulating commemorative:

"100th birth anniversary of educator and historian Reverend Horacio dela Costa"



(news by Alexander Schleining and Pabitra Saha)

LINK: Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas

Panama half balboa 2017 - Aljibe in Convento de la Concepción

New circulating commemorative:

This is the 8th coin of the series of 10 coins 'Old Panama':

"Aljibe in Convento de la Concepción"



(image and news by Pabitra Saha)

Monday, August 28, 2017

East Timor 200 centavos 2017 - New bimetallic type

New bimetallic circulating type:



(news and image by Natanael Lobato and Francois Ichtus)

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Uzbekistan 10 som 1997 - Rivers on coat of arms

New circulation variety reported by Ivan Artamonov for KM#10.



I haven't found prior references to 10 som 1997 varieties, but in these 2 pieces it is easily seen that the coat of arms bears mountain rivers on right piece while doesn't on left one.



(news and scan from Ivan Artamonov)

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Falkland Islands 50 pence 2017 - King Penguin

New commemorative:

"3rd item in the Penguin series: King Penguin (Aptenodytes Patagonicus)"



SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: CuNi
Weight: 8.00 g
Diameter: 27.30 mm
Mintage: 7,500


(news by Egon Conti)
(image taken from www.pobjoy.com)

LINK: The Pobjoy Mint

Russia 25 roubles 2018 - 2018 FIFA World Cup, type 2

New base metal commemoratives in normal and coloured editions:

"2018 FIFA World Cup"



(news by Alexander Belozerskikh)

LINK: Bank of Russia

Finland 5 euro 2017 - Urho Kaleva Kekkonen

New bimetallic commemorative:

"Presidents of Finland" series: Urho Kaleva Kekkonen



SPECIFICATIONS
Core composition: CuNi
Ring composition: Nordic Gold
Diameter: 27.25 mm
Weight: 9.80 g
Designer: Tero Lounas
Mintage 6,000 (proof) and 30,000 (unc)


(news by Pabitra Saha and Jacek Stacel)

Link: Mint of Finland

Finland 5 euro 2017 - Juho Kusti Paasikivi

New bimetallic commemorative:

"Presidents of Finland" series: Juho Kusti Paasikivi



SPECIFICATIONS
Core composition: CuNi
Ring composition: Nordic Gold
Diameter: 27.25 mm
Weight: 9.80 g
Designer: Tero Lounas
Mintage 6,000 (proof) and 30,000 (unc)


(news by Pabitra Saha and Jacek Stacel)

Link: Mint of Finland

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Bolivia 5 bolivianos 2017 - Non-magnetic center disk

New circulating type:

This new 2017 type has a non-magnetic center disk, while previous KM219 was magnetic (steel core). Numista web catalog already lists this new type.



(news and scan by Wolfgang Schuster)

Peru 1 sol 2017 - Saint Rose of Lima

New silver commemorative:

"4th Centenary of the death of Saint Rose of Lima"



(news by David Velarde)

LINK: Peru Central Bank

Monday, August 21, 2017

Macedonia 1 denar 2016 - Magnetic type

New circulating type:

The 2016 type has a magnetic core (and plain edge), while previous KM2 was all made of Brass (non magnetic). Numista web catalog already lists this type as KM#2a.



(news and scan by Wolfgang Schuster)

Friday, July 28, 2017

Lithuania 1.5 & 10 euro 2017 - Hound & Horse

New CuNi and silver collectors' issues:

"Nature series: Lithuanian hound and Žemaitukas horse"



(news by Pabitra Saha)

LINK: Bank of Lithuania

Mexico 20 pesos 2017 - DN-III-E Plan

New bimetallic circulating commemorative:

"50 years of the DN-III-E Plan"



(news and image by Limon Talha, Gijs Vlothuizen and Pabitra Saha)

LINK: Banco de Mexico

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Cyprus 2 euro 2017 - Paphos, European Capital of Culture

New bimetallic circulating commemorative planned for november:

"City of Paphos, European Capital of Culture"



The official logo:



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


(news and image by Pabitra Saha and www.numismatica-visual.es)

Bulgaria 2 levs 2017 - Elin Pelin

New copper collectors' issue:

"Bulgarian Artists: 140 years since the birth of Elin Pelin"



(news and image by Pabitra Saha)

LINK: Bulgarian National Bank

Uruguay 2,000 pesos 2017 - 50th Anniversary Central Bank

New silver commemorative:

"50th Anniversary of the Central Bank"



(news and image from Pabitra Saha)

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Peru 1 sol 2017 - Andean spectacled bear

New circulating type:

"Andean spectacled bear (Tremarctos ornatus)"

This is the first coin of the new series "Endangered Fauna from Peru":



(news by Gijs Vlothuizen and David Velarde)

LINK: Peru Central Bank

The previous coins of the series:

San Marino 2 euro 2017 - Sustainable Tourism

New circulating bimetallic commemorative:

"International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development"



LINK: San Marino Mint

San Marino 5 euro 2017 - World Water Day

New silver commemorative (included in the 2017 UNC coin set):

"World Water Day"



(news and image from Pabitra Saha)

Monday, July 17, 2017

San Marino 5 euro 2017 - Marco Simoncelli

New bimetallic commemorative:

"Marco Simoncelli"



(news and image from Jacek Stacel)

Portugal 2 euro 2017 - 150 Years of Public Security

New bimetallic circulating commemorative:

"150 Years of Public Security"



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 José Guimarães


LINK: Portugal Mint

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Maldives 2 rufiyaa 2017 - Bimetallic type

New bimetallic circulating type:



News and image from Maldives Monetary Authority.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Sri Lanka 10 rupees 2017 - Ceylon Tea 150th Anniversary

New circulating commemorative:

"Ceylon Tea 150th Anniversary"



(news and image from Dr Kavan Ratnatunga)

Deeper info at Dr Kavan Ratnatunga's site.