Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Romania 50 bani 2017 - Accession to the European Union

New circulating commemorative:

"10 years since Romania's accession to the European Union"



SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: brass (CuZnNi)
Diameter: 23.75 mm
Weight: 6.10 g
Mintage: 1 million


A proof version of the 50 bani circulation type exists also. Silver (10 lei), gold (100 lei) and coppered tombac (1 leu) collectors' issues were released as well.

(news from Taigawirbel and Pabitra Saha)

LINK: Romania National Bank

Malta 2 euro 2017 - Ħaġar Qim temples

New bimetallic circulating commemorative:

"Ħaġar Qim temples"



(news by 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


Isle of Man 5 pounds 2017 - 110 years of the Tourist Trophy

New commemorative in Copper, Zinc and Nickel alloy:

"110 years of the Tourist Trophy"



(news from Niels van Schendel)

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Norway 20 krone 2018 - Norwegian Trekking Association

New circulating commemorative announced for 2018:

"150th anniversary of the Norwegian Trekking Association"

In 2018, Norges Bank will issue a special edition 20-krone circulation coin to mark the 150th anniversary of the Norwegian Trekking Association (DNT). Norges Bank invited five artists to participate in a competition to design the anniversary motif on the reverse of the coin. The artist Martine Linge won the competition with the motif "Map and Compass". The motif may be slightly altered before coin production begins. The obverse will bear a portrait of the King in line with earlier issues.



(news from Taigawirbel)

LINK: Norges Bank

Cuba 5 pesos 2016 - New circulation type

New bimetallic coin type will go into circulation next month:



SPECIFICATIONS
Effigy: Antonio Maceo
Diameter: 24,70 mm
Release date: 3rd july


(news by Pabitra Saha and www.numismatica-visual.es)
(image taken from www.granma.cu)

Transnistria 1 rouble 2017 - 25 years of Tragedy in Bendery

New commemorative:

"25 years of Tragedy in Bendery"



SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: Nickel plated steel
Weight: 4.65 g
Diameter: 22.00 mm


(image from eBay seller vasid2009)

LINK: Trans-Dniester Republican Bank

Transnistria 1 rouble 2017 - Memorial of Glory in Camenca

New commemorative:

"Memorial of Glory in Camenca"



SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: Nickel plated steel
Weight: 4.65 g
Diameter: 22.00 mm


(image from eBay seller vasid2009)

LINK: Trans-Dniester Republican Bank

Falkland Islands 50 pence 2017 - Gentoo Penguin

New commemorative:

"2nd item in the Penguin series: Gentoo Penguin (Pygoscelis Papua)"



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


(news by Niels van Schendel)
(image taken from www.pobjoy.com)

LINK: The Pobjoy Mint

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

USA 2017 - Native American dollar

New circulating type:

"Sequoyah"



LINK: The United States Mint

(information by Peter Kaminsky and Pabitra Saha)

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


USA 2017 - America the Beautiful Quarters

These are the next 5 quarters of this series for 2017:

Ozark National Scenic Riverways (MISSOURI)
Frederick Douglass National Historic Site (DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA)
George Rogers Clark National Historical Park (INDIANA)
Effigy Mounds National Monument (IOWA)
Ellis Island (NEW JERSEY)




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


Hungary 50 forint 2017 - 17th FINA World Championships

New circulating commemorative:

"17th FINA World Championships"

The Magyar Nemzeti Bank issued a commemorative version of the HUF-50 circulation coin on the occasion of the 17th FINA World Championships to be held in Hungary (Fédération Internationale de NAtation). Two million pieces of the special metal coin will be put into circulation, 12,000 coins in decorative packaging as first day mint (in BU finish), 7000 pieces in special proof finish as part of the 2017 circulation coin series.



SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: CuNi
Weight: 7.70 g
Diameter: 27.40 mm
Mintage: 2 million
Artist: István Kósa


(news and image from Pabitra Saha)

LINK: Central Bank of Hungary

Monday, June 12, 2017

Finland 10 & 20 euro 2017 - Finnish tango

New silver commemoratives of 10 & 20 euro:

"Finnish tango"



LINK: Bank of Finland
LINK: Mint of Finland

Slovenia 3 euro 2017 - May Declaration

New bimetallic commemorative:

"100th anniversary of the May Declaration"



Silver and gold coins were issued also, in 30 and 100 euro denominations.

Friday, June 9, 2017

Tokelau 2017 - New coin family

New official non-circulating types:



(news and image by Sarunas Mortuza)

Austria 3 euro 2017 - The Crocodile

New CuNi dark-glowing commemorative:

"Colourful Creatures - The Crocodile"



LINK: Austrian Mint

Denmark 20 and 500 krone 2017 - Golden wedding Anniversary of the Royal Couple

New circulating and silver commemoratives:

"Golden wedding Anniversary of the Royal Couple"



(news by Pabitra Saha and Egon Conti)
(image from the Denmark National Bank)

LINK: Denmark National Bank

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Australia 1 dollar 2017 - Kokoda Track

New commemorative in a 4-coin set:

"A War Close to Home: Kokoda Track"



SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: Al-Bronze
Weight: 9.00 g
Diameter: 25.00 mm
Edge: plain/reeded
Mintage: 15,000


LINK: Royal Australian Mint

Australia 1 dollar 2017 - Milne Bay

New commemorative in a 4-coin set:

"A War Close to Home: Milne Bay"



SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: Al-Bronze
Weight: 9.00 g
Diameter: 25.00 mm
Edge: plain/reeded
Mintage: 15,000


LINK: Royal Australian Mint

Australia 1 dollar 2017 - Coral Sea

New commemorative in a 4-coin set:

"A War Close to Home: Coral Sea"



SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: Al-Bronze
Weight: 9.00 g
Diameter: 25.00 mm
Edge: plain/reeded
Mintage: 15,000


LINK: Royal Australian Mint

Australia 1 dollar 2017 - Sydney Harbour

New commemorative in a 4-coin set:

"A War Close to Home: Sydney Harbour"



SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: Al-Bronze
Weight: 9.00 g
Diameter: 25.00 mm
Edge: plain/reeded
Mintage: 15,000


LINK: Royal Australian Mint

Australia 50 cents 2017 - Bullecourt

New commemorative:

"Bullecourt"



SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: CuNi
Weight: 15.55 g
Diameter: 31.51 mm
Mintage: 15,000


LINK: Royal Australian Mint

Australia 50 cents 2017 - Passchendaele

New commemorative:

"Passchendaele"



SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: CuNi
Weight: 15.55 g
Diameter: 31.51 mm
Mintage: 15,000


LINK: Royal Australian Mint

Finland 5 euro 2017 - Carl Gustaf Emil Mannerheim

New bimetallic commemorative:

"Presidents of Finland" series: Carl Gustaf Emil Mannerheim



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 Stącel)

Link: Mint of Finland

Malaysia 1 ringgit 2016 - 50 years of the FELCRA

New nordic gold commemorative:

"50 years of the Federal Land Consolidation and Rehabilitation Authority"



(news and image from Egon Conti

Gibraltar 50 pence 2016 - Christmas

New circulating type:



(information and image by Taigawirbel and Pabitra Saha)

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Turkey 1 & 5 lira silver coins in mint sets

Since 2012 Turkey is minting 1TL and 5TL coins (6.00 grams & 22.00 mm in diameter) in .500 silver as part of their type sets.

-in 2012 and 2013 the denomination is 5 Türk Lirasi
-from 2014 to 2017 it is 1 Türk Lirasi



The obverses show the logo of the Darphane/Turkish Mint:



(news and scans from Wolfgang Schuster)

Greece 2 euro 2017 - Nikos Kazantzakis

New bimetallic circulating commemorative:

"Nikos Kazantzakis"



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
Issue date: ¿¿??


(news and image by Pabitra Saha)

Greece 2 euro 2017 - Archeological site of Philippi

New bimetallic circulating commemorative:

"Archeological site of Philippi"



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
Issue date: ¿¿??


(news and image by Pabitra Saha)

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Australia 50 cents 2017 - 50th anniversary of the 1967 referendum

New CuNi and silver commemoratives:

"50th anniversary of the 1967 referendum and 25th anniversary of the Mabo decision"



(news from Pabitra Saha)

LINK: Royal Australian Mint

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Croatia 25 kuna 2017 - Membership in the United Nations

New circulating bimetallic:

"25th Anniversary of the Admission of the Republic of Croatia to Membership in the United Nations"



(information and image by Pabitra Saha and Taigawirbel)

LINK: Croatian National Bank

Germany 20 euro 2017 - 500th Anniversary of Reformation

New silver commemorative:

"500th Anniversary of Reformation"



(news and image from Pabitra Saha)

Lesotho 1 loti 2016 - New subtype

New circulating subtype:

Lesotho has restruck its 1 Loti coin with new date 2016. It was minted in South Africa and has a plain edge. It is a new subtype, because previous years showed reeded edge (minted at the Royal Mint).



(news and scan from Wolfgang Schuster)

Falkland Islands 5p 2011 and 10p 2004 - Magnetic types

Falkland used the old dies for striking new magnetic coins. Therefore 5 Pence 2011 and 10 Pence 2004 exist in non magnetic and magnetic versions:



(news and scan from Wolfgang Schuster)

Thailand 20 baht 2017 - 100th anniversary of Chulalongkorn University

New CuNi commemorative:

"100th anniversary of Chulalongkorn University"



(news by Pabitra Saha)

Latvia 5 euro 2017 - Latgale Congress

New silver collectors issue:

"Centenary of Latgale Congress"



SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: Silver .925
Weight: 26.00 g
Shape: square 32x32 mm
Mintage: 3,000
Mint: Faude & Huguenin SA (Switzerland)
Artist: Ivars Drulle (graphic design)


(news by Pabitra Saha)

LINK: Bank of Latvia

Slovakia 20 euro 2017 - Historical Preservation Area of Levoča

New silver commemorative:

"Historical Preservation Area of Levoča and the 500th anniversary of the completion of the high altarpiece in St Jacob's Church"



LINK: Kremnica Mint

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Transnistria 1 rouble 2017 - Memorial of Glory in Grigoriopol

New commemorative:

"Memorial of Glory in Grigoriopol"



SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: Nickel plated steel
Weight: 4.65 g
Diameter: 22.00 mm


(image from eBay seller vasid2009)

LINK: Trans-Dniester Republican Bank

Transnistria 1 rouble 2017 - Cathedral of all Saints in Dubăsari

New commemorative:

"Cathedral of all Saints in Dubăsari"



SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: Nickel plated steel
Weight: 4.65 g
Diameter: 22.00 mm


(image from eBay seller vasid2009)

LINK: Trans-Dniester Republican Bank

Netherlands 5 & 10 euro 2017 - 150 years of Dutch Red Cross

New commemoratives in silver plated copper, silver and gold:

"150 years of Dutch Red Cross"



Closer look of the silver plated copper issue:



(news by Jo Hoogeveen)

LINK: Royal Dutch Mint

Romania 50 bani 2017 - National monetary system

New collectors' issue:

"150 years of the law concerning the establishment of a new monetary system and the minting of national coins"



Silver (10 lei), gold (100 lei) and coppered tombac (1 leu) collectors' issues were released as well.

(news from Pabitra Saha)

LINK: Romania National Bank

Germany 5 euro 2017 - Tropical climate zone

New CuNi commemorative:

"Tropical climate zone"

The coin is the 1st in a five-piece series, "Climate zones of the Earth" (2017-21, one coin to be issued per year). The coin was designed by artist Stefanie Radtke, from Leipzig.



The coin consists of two different copper-nickel alloys and a translucent polymer ring. The coin weights 9 grams and is produced in both mint condition and with a proof-like finish. The mint condition coins were brought into circulation at their face value (€5) by the Deutsche Bundesbank on 27 April 2017. Two million coins were issued.

(news from Jo Hoogeveen and Pabitra Saha)

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Saint Helena and Ascension 5 & 10 pence 2015 - Magnetic core

These two 2015 denominations from Saint Helena and Ascension have a magnetic core, they are probably CuNi plated steel:



(news and scan from Wolfgang Schuster)

Paraguay 1 guarani 2017 - 58th meeting of the BID

New silver proof issue:

"58th meeting of the Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo"



SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: Silver .925
Weight: 13.50 g
Diameter: 33.00 mm
Mintage: 1,000


(news and image by Wolfgang Schuster)

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Russia 25 roubles 2017 - IPSC Rifle World Shoot

New base metal commemorative:

"2017 IPSC Rifle World Shoot championship"



(news and image by Igor Grin)

LINK: Bank of Russia

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Switzerland 20 francs 2017 - Steamboat Uri

New silver collectors' issue:

'Swiss steamships: Steamboat Uri'



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

LINK: Swiss Mint

Switzerland 20 francs 2017 - Yodelling Festival

New silver collectors' issue:

'Yodelling Festival'



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

LINK: Swiss Mint

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Portugal 2,5 euro 2017 - 100 years of the Fatima apparitions

New CuNi commemorative:

"100 years of the Fatima apparitions"



SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: CuNi
Weight: 10.00 g
Diameter: 28.00 mm
Mintage: 150 000
Artist: Clara Meneres


LINK: Portugal Mint

Portugal 7,5 euro 2017 - Wonders of Nature

New silver commemorative:

"Ibero-American series - Wonders of Nature"



SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: silver .500
Weight: 13.00 g
Diameter: 33.00 mm
Mintage: 60 000
Artist: João Fazenda


LINK: Portugal Mint