Wednesday, March 29, 2017

General Catalog of WORLD BIMETALLIC COINS

My friend (and one of the main bimetallic coin news providers for my blog) Fran Pascual has released his awesome "General Catalog of WORLD BIMETALLIC COINS":



After more than three years of hard work of taking pictures, investigating and completing information, the General Catalog of WORLD BIMETALLIC COINS is finally out. The aim of this book is to provide information about the bimetallic coins issued by governments around the world. The coins featured are exclusively minted with official authorization of the respective states and/or its territories, that is to say, all of them have the official support of its government.

The self-made images used on this catalog are depicted in real size inside its 296 pages in wich you can find notes and curiosities from uncommon coins as well country index, bimetallic gold coins index, market values, mintage, variants, or KM# and BC# (Bimetallic Coin) indentification numbers.

-All the coins have their own BC# code (Bimetallic Coin number). It is based on the ISO code of each country and the date of issue of each coin. Also letters are used if the coin has more than one metallic version.

-Only legar tender coins are listed in this Catalog, circulating and non circulating, base and precious metals. A gold market value table for each specific coin is located on the back of the catalog.

-The Catalog also lists the most significative errors.

-It also indicates market prices, but keep in mind that the market value is allways fluctuating and this can change.


You can order this fantastic book here: www.worldbcnews.com.

Also, you can download some sample pages HERE.

Few other photos:







GET YOUR OWN COPY TODAY!!!

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Ukraine 5 hryvnia 2017 - Events of the Ukrainian revolution of 1917-1921

New low mintage commemorative:

"Rebirth of Ukrainian Statehood: 100th anniversary of the events of the Ukrainian revolution of 1917-1921"



SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: CuNiZn
Weight: 16.54 g
Diameter: 35.00 mm
Designer: Volodymyr Taran, Oleksandr Kharuk and Serhii Kharuk
Engraver: Volodymyr Demianenko and Volodymyr Atamanchuk
Mintage: 35,000


LINK: National Bank of Ukraine

Ukraine 5 hryvnia 2017 - Bull

New silver commemorative:

"Fauna in Cultural Monuments of Ukraine: Bull"



SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: Silver .925
Weight: 15.55 g
Diameter: 33.00 mm
Designer: Volodymyr Taran, Oleksandr Kharuk and Serhii Kharuk
Engraver: Demyanenko Anatoliy
Mintage: 4,000


LINK: National Bank of Ukraine

Ukraine 2 hryvnia 2017 - Tetyana Yablonska

New low mintage commemorative:

"Outstanding Personalities of Ukraine: Tetyana Yablonska"



(news from Pabitra Saha)

SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: CuNiZn
Weight: 12.80 g
Diameter: 31.00 mm
Designer: Nataliia Fandikova
Engraver: Volodymyr Demianenko and Volodymyr Atamanchuk
Mintage: 25,000


LINK: National Bank of Ukraine

Latvia 5 euro 2017 - The Old Man's Mitten

New silver collectors issue:

"Fairy Tale Coin III - The Old Man's Mitten"



SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: Silver .925
Weight: 31.47 g
Diameter: 38.61 mm
Mintage: 10,000
Mint: UAB Lietuvos monetu kalykla (Lithuania)
Artists: Arvīds Priedīte (graphic design) and Jānis Strupulis (plaster model)


LINK: Bank of Latvia

Monday, March 27, 2017

Transnistria 1 rouble 2017 - Dnestrovsc

New commemorative:

"Towns in Transnistria: Dnestrovsc"



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


(news by Egon Conti)

LINK: Trans-Dniester Republican Bank

Friday, March 24, 2017

British Indian Ocean Territory 2 pounds 2017 - Green turtle

New Titanium and CuNi crowns:

"Indigenous green turtle"



LINK: World Mint News Blog

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Latvia, Lithuania & Estonia 2 euro 2018 - Baltic States

New bimetallic circulating commemoratives:

"100th anniversary of the Baltic States"

The central banks of the three Baltic States have agreed on issuing a common 2 euro commemorative coin in 2018 to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Latvian and Estonian states and the 100th anniversary of the re-establishment of the Lithuanian statehood. The design of the coin will be selected by the population of the Baltic States in an online vote.

These are the six proposed designs:



LINK: Vote for your favourite Common Baltic Commemorative Coin

India 5 rupees 2016 - Allahabad High Court

New circulating commemorative:

"150th Anniversary of Allahabad High Court"



(news and image by Pabitra Saha)

India 5 rupees 2016 - Mysore University

New circulating commemorative:

"Centenary of Mysore University"



(news by Pabitra Saha)

Lithuania 20 euro 2017 - Algirdas Julien Greimas

New silver collectors' issue:

"100th anniversary of Algirdas Julien Greimas"

Algirdas Julien Greimas (1917-1992), was a French-Lithuanian literary scientist. He is considered one of the most prominent of the French semioticians.



(news and image by Pabitra Saha)
(biographical data taken from the Wikipedia)

LINK: Bank of Lithuania

Sri Lanka 5 rupees 2016 - Steel type

New circulating type:

Sri Lanka 5 rupees coins from 2016 are stainless steel. You'll find further information about these new coins at LakdivaCoins Collection.



(news from Pabitra Saha and Kavan Ratnatunga)
(image from Kavan Ratnatunga)

LINK: LakdivaCoins Collection
LINK: Central Bank of Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka 1 rupee 2016 - Steel type

New circulating type:

Sri Lanka 1 rupees coins from 2016 are stainless steel. You'll find further information about these new coins at LakdivaCoins Collection.



(news from Pabitra Saha and Kavan Ratnatunga)
(image from Kavan Ratnatunga)

LINK: LakdivaCoins Collection
LINK: Central Bank of Sri Lanka

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Canada 25 cents 2017 - The Stanley Cup

New circulating commemorative:

"125th Anniversary of The Stanley Cup"



LINK: Royal Canadian Mint

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Peru 1 sol 2017 - Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú

New silver commemorative:

"100 years of the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú"



(news and image by David Velarde)

LINK: Peru Central Bank

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Hungary 2,000 forint 2017 - János Arany

New CuNi, silver and gold collectors' items:

"200th anniversary of the birth of János Arany"



Silver 10,000 forint and gold 5,000 forint coins were minted too.

(news from Pabitra Saha)

LINK: Central Bank of Hungary

Hungary 2,000 forint 2017 - St Margaret of the House of Árpád

New CuNi and gold collectors' items:

"St Margaret of the House of Árpád"



A gold 50,000 forint coin was minted too.

(news from Pabitra Saha)

LINK: Central Bank of Hungary

Hungary 2,000 forint 2017 - Zsuzsanna Kossuth

New CuNi and silver collectors' items:

"200th anniversary of the birth of Zsuzsanna Kossuth"



A silver 10,000 forint coin was minted too.

(news from Pabitra Saha)

LINK: Central Bank of Hungary

Monday, March 13, 2017

Poland 2017 new circulation set

New circulating set for 2017:

Information by Piotr Kazmirek: 1, 2 and 5 groszy are not new types, they are the same as in 2014 (The Royal Mint series). The difference is that they are now minted at Mennica Państwowa in Poland. All specifications remain the same, including composition, they're made of brass coated steel. Mint marks on new coins are in different position however, on the left side of eagle's tail, not on the right like before.



(news by Taneli Perätalo, Jacek Stacel and Pabitra Saha)

LINK: Central Bank of Poland

Mauritius 10 rupees 2016 - Magnetic type

New circulating type:

The 2016 type is magnetic (probably Nickel plated Steel), while previous KM61 was CuNi (non magnetic). This has been confirmed by Wolfgang Schuster by checking his own collection.



(news and scan by Wolfgang Schuster)

Mauritius 5 rupees 2012 - Magnetic type

New circulating type:

The 2012 type is magnetic (probably Nickel plated Steel), while previous KM56 was CuNi (non magnetic). This has been confirmed by Wolfgang Schuster by checking his own collection.



(news and scan by Wolfgang Schuster)

Oman 1 rial 2016 - Craft Industries

New silver commemoratives:

'Craft industries: Wooden, Metal, Palm leaves, Pottery and Weaving'



SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: Silver 0.999
Diameter: 38.61 mm
Weight: 28.28 g
Mintage: 10,000


(news and scans from Wolfgang Schuster)

LINK: Central Bank of Oman

Friday, March 10, 2017

Canada 2017 - Gift coin sets commemorative dollars

These dollar coins are released only in special sets or folders:



LINK: Royal Canadian Mint

Finland 10 & 20 euro 2017 - Mothers

New silver commemoratives of 10 & 20 euro:

'Mothers'



LINK: Bank of Finland
LINK: Mint of Finland

Lithuania 1.5 & 5 euro 2017 - Kaziukas' Fair

New CuNi and silver collectors' issues:

"Traditional Kaziukas' Fair in Vilnius"

Last 3 march, the first day of the traditional Kaziukas' Fair in Vilnius, the Bank of Lithuania issued into circulation collector coins dedicated to the Fair. Both coins have the same design, but different denominations: a €1.5 coin from copper and nickel alloy (mintage: 25,000 pcs), and a €5 coloured silver coin (mintage: 2,000 pcs). The €1.5 was sold for €2 at Kaziukas' Fair.



(news by Pabitra Saha)

LINK: Bank of Lithuania

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Australia 50 cents 2017 - Sir Jack Brabham - Racing Legend

New commemorative:

"Sir Jack Brabham - Racing Legend"



LINK: Royal Australian Mint

Uruguay 2,000 pesos 2016 - National Library

New silver commemorative:

"Bicentenary of the National Library"



(news from Pabitra Saha)

Uruguay 1,000 pesos 2016 - National Ports Administration

New silver commemorative:

"Centenary of the National Ports Administration"



(news from Pabitra Saha)

Friday, March 3, 2017

Germany 20 euro 2017 - Bremen musicians

New silver commemorative:

"Bremen musicians"



(news and images from Jo Hoogeveen and Pabitra Saha)

Slovakia 10 euro 2017 - Caves of Slovak Karst

New silver commemorative:

"Caves of Slovak Karst"



(news and image by Pabitra Saha)

LINK: Kremnica Mint

San Marino 2 euro 2017 - Giotto

New circulating bimetallic commemorative:

"Giotto's birth anniversary"



LINK: San Marino Mint