Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Finland 20 euro 2017 - Centenary of Independence

Silver proof issue:

"Centenary of Independence"



(image from Mint of Finland)

LINK: Mint of Finland

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Finland 5 euro 2018 - Koli National Park

New bimetallic commemorative:

"Finnish National Landscapes" series: Koli National Park



SPECIFICATIONS
Core composition: CuNi
Ring composition: Nordic Gold
Diameter: 27.25 mm
Weight: 9.80 g
Designer: Erkki Vainio & Mari Metso
Mintage 3,000 (proof) and 15,000 (unc)


(news by Pabitra Saha and Jacek Stacel)
(image taken from Mint of Finland)

Link: Mint of Finland

Monday, February 19, 2018

Panama quarter balboa 2016 - Centenary of the Canal in 2014

New circulating coloured commemorative:

"Centenary of the Panama Canal in 2014"



(news by Rupert Reiter and Taigawirbel)
(picture from eBay seller monedapeter)

Friday, February 16, 2018

Andorra 2 euro 2017 - Pyrenees country

New bimetallic circulating commemorative:

"The country of the Pyrenees"



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


Andorra 2 euro 2017 - National Anthem

New bimetallic circulating commemorative:

"100th years of the National Anthem"



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


Andorra 2 euro 2016 - New Reform 1866

New bimetallic circulating commemorative:

"150th years of the New Reform 1866"



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


Andorra 2 euro 2016 - Andorra Radio and Television

New bimetallic circulating commemorative:

"25 Years of Andorra Radio and Television"



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


Andorra 2 euro 2015 - Customs Union with the EU

New bimetallic circulating commemorative:

"25 Years of Customs Union with the EU"



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


Andorra 2 euro 2015 - Voting age at 18

New bimetallic circulating commemorative:

"30th anniversary of the voting age at 18"



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


Thursday, February 15, 2018

United Kingdom 5 pounds 2018 - 5th birthday of Prince George of Cambridge

New commemorative:

"5th birthday of Prince George of Cambridge"



(news by Peter Kaminsky and Nicolas Quentin)

LINK: British Royal Mint

United Kingdom 2 pounds 2018 - Mary Shelley's Frankenstein

New bimetallic commemorative:

"200th anniversary of Mary Shelley's novel Frankenstein"



(news by Peter Kaminsky and Nicolas Quentin)

LINK: British Royal Mint

United Kingdom 2 pounds 2018 - Royal Air Force centenary

New bimetallic commemorative:

"100th anniversary of the Royal Air Force"



(news by Peter Kaminsky and Nicolas Quentin)

LINK: British Royal Mint

United Kingdom 2 pounds 2018 - Armistice of 1918

New bimetallic commemorative:

"100th anniversary of the Armistice of 1918"



(news by Peter Kaminsky and Nicolas Quentin)

LINK: British Royal Mint

United Kingdom 50 pence 2018 - Representation of the People Act 1918

New circulating type:

"100 years since the passing of the Representation of the People Act 1918"



(news by Peter Kaminsky and Nicolas Quentin)

LINK: British Royal Mint

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Estonia 2 euro 2018 - Centenary of the Republic of Estonia

New bimetallic circulating commemorative to be issued on 19th February 2018:

"Centenary of the Republic of Estonia"



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


LINK: Bank of Estonia

Ukraine 5 hryvnia 2017 - Kiev Oblast

New bimetallic commemorative:

"85 Years of the Kiev Oblast"



The coat of arms of this oblast (from Wikipedia):



(news from Jacek Stacel)

LINK: National Bank of Ukraine

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Ukraine 5 hryvnia 2017 - Donetsk Oblast

New bimetallic commemorative:

"85 Years of the Donetsk Oblast"



(news from Jacek Stacel)

LINK: National Bank of Ukraine

Ukraine 5 hryvnia 2017 - Chernihiv Oblast

New bimetallic commemorative:

"85 Years of the Chernihiv Oblast"



The coat of arms of this oblast (from Wikipedia):



(news from Jacek Stacel)

LINK: National Bank of Ukraine

Ukraine 5 hryvnia 2017 - Odessa Oblast

New bimetallic commemorative:

"85 Years of the Odessa Oblast"



The coat of arms of this oblast (from Wikipedia):



(news from Jacek Stacel)

LINK: National Bank of Ukraine

Ukraine 5 hryvnia 2017 - Vinnytsia Oblast

New bimetallic commemorative:

"85 Years of the Vinnytsia Oblast"



The coat of arms of this oblast (from Wikipedia):



(news from Jacek Stacel)

LINK: National Bank of Ukraine

Ukraine 5 hryvnia 2017 - Kharkiv Oblast

New bimetallic commemorative:

"85 Years of the Kharkiv Oblast"



The coat of arms of this oblast (from Wikipedia):



(news from Jacek Stacel)

LINK: National Bank of Ukraine

Ukraine 5 hryvnia 2017 - Dnipropetrovsk Oblast

New bimetallic commemorative:

"85 Years of the Dnipropetrovsk Oblast"



The coat of arms of this oblast (from Wikipedia):



(news from Jacek Stacel)

LINK: National Bank of Ukraine

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Russia 10 roubles 2018 - Kurgan Oblast

New circulating bimetallic commemorative:

'Regions of Russia: Kurgan Oblast'



(news from Jacek Stacel)

LINK: Bank of Russia

Friday, February 2, 2018

Kazakhstan 100 tenge 2017 - Shashu

New commemorative:

'National games and customs: Shashu'



(image from eBay seller goldenboy55)

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


LINK: National Bank of Kazakhstan

Austria 5 euro 2018 - Easter Hare

New copper and silver commemoratives:

"Easter Hare"



(news and images by world.mintnewsblog.com)

LINK: Austrian Mint

Transnistria 1 rouble 2017 - Year of the Dog 2018

New commemorative:

"Year of the Dog 2018"



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


(news by Jo Hoogeveen)
(image from eBay seller alexandercoins)

LINK: Trans-Dniester Republican Bank

Transnistria 1 rouble 2017 - Space exploration - Korolev

New commemorative:

"Space exploration: Korolev"



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


(news by Jo Hoogeveen)
(image from eBay seller ru-karpa)

LINK: Trans-Dniester Republican Bank

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

USA 2018 - Native American dollar

New circulating type:

"Sports legend Jim Thorpe"



LINK: The United States Mint

(information and image by Pabitra Saha)

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


UAE 1 dirham 2017 - Abu Dhabi police

New circulating commemorative:

"60 years of the Abu Dhabi police"



LINK: Central Bank of the UAE

(news by Peter Kaminsky, Wolfgang Schuster and Pabitra Saha)

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Estonia 2 euro 2018 - 100 years of the Baltic States

New bimetallic circulating commemorative to be issued on 31st January 2018:

"100 years of the Baltic States"



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


LINK: Bank of Estonia

Monday, January 29, 2018

Latvia 2 euro 2018 - 100 years of the Baltic States

New bimetallic circulating commemorative to be issued on 31st January 2018:

"100 years of the Baltic States"



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


LINK: Bank of Latvia

Mauritania 2017 - New coin family

A new coin family has been issued in Mauritania:



Closer detail of the 1/5 ouguiya:



This is the 1 ouguiya:



Polygonal type of 5 ouguiya:



The bimetallic 10 ouguiya:



The trimetallic 20 ouguiya:



(news and images from Jérémy Pureur, Egon Conti, Patrick Raffin, Jo Hoogeveen and Pabitra Saha)

Friday, January 26, 2018

Netherlands 5 & 10 euro 2018 - Leeuwarden-Friesland

New commemoratives in silver plated copper, silver and gold:

"Leeuwarden-Friesland: European capital of culture"



(news by Jo Hoogeveen)

LINK: Royal Dutch Mint

South Africa 5 rand 2018 - Centenary of the birth of Nelson Mandela

New circulating bimetallic design to be released on july, for Nelson Mandela's birthday:

"Centenary of the birth of Nelson Mandela"



(news by Pabitra Saha)
(image taken from world.mintnewsblog.com)

LINK: South Africa Mint

Philippines 5 piso 2017 - Andres Bonifacio

New circulating type from the future new series:

"Andres Bonifacio"



(information by Egon Conti and Myria Korea)

LINK: Central Bank of Philippines

Thursday, January 25, 2018

USA 2018 - America the Beautiful Quarters

Here are the designs of the next 5 quarters of this series:

Voyageurs National Park (MINNESOTA)
Apostle Islands National Lakeshore (WISCONSIN)
Cumberland Island National Seashore (GEORGIA)
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore (MICHIGAN)
Block Island National Wildlife Refuge (RHODE ISLAND)



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


Spain 2 euro 2018 - 50th anniversary of Felipe VI of Spain

New bimetallic circulating commemorative coming soon:

"50th anniversary of Felipe VI of Spain"



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
Release date: 07/02/2018


(news and coin image from www.numismatica-visual.es)

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Lithuania 2 euro 2018 - 100 years of the Baltic States

New bimetallic circulating commemorative:

"100 years of the Baltic States"



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


LINK: Bank of Lithuania

Falkland Islands 50 pence 2017 - uncoloured circulating Penguins

After the coloured issues, these 5 uncoloured CuNi types were released inside a single Pobjoy Mint pouch, in a very limited edition of 950 units.

Besides only 1,200 coins have been put into circulation per design, excluding the Christmas type, which is just available as part of the pouch:



(news by Peter Kaminsky)

LINK: The Pobjoy Mint