South Sudan to introduce coins on independence day

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South Sudan is set to unveil its first-ever coins into the market during the fourth independence anniversary on 9 July, a government official disclosed.

Cabinet affairs minister, Martin Ellia Lomoro told reporters that the council of ministers approved what the ministry of finance and central bank officials had presented last week.

“The introduced coins range from denominations of 50, 20 and 10 piasters,” he said.

Presently, the South Sudanese pound units are in form of one, five, 10, 25, 50 and 100 dominations, restricting buyers to quantity purchase of items like nails and razor blaze.

Lomoro said the introduction of these coins would enable traders relax their prices.

“So I think it is another milestone that the council of minister had on Friday,” he said, though that could not certainly change the souring prices of items in the market, as the South Sudanese currency continues losing value against the United States dollar ($).

The coins, Lomoro said, would have symbols representing the Greater Equatoria, Upper Nile and Bahr Al Ghazal regions, unlike the current notes with the potrait of the late South Sudanese leader and founder of the Sudan Peoples Liberation Movement (SPLM) party.

The original news can be read at: http://www.sudantribune.com/spip.php?article55269

Thank you Aidan Work for pointing the news.

Romania – Set of 3 coins to celebrate 175 years since the birth of Titu Maiorescu

13.02.2015

Pursuant to the provisions of Law No. 312/2004 on the Statute of the National Bank of Romania, as of 16 February 2015, the National Bank of Romania will put into circulation, for numismatic purposes, a set of three coins (made of gold, silver and copper-plated tombac) dedicated to the anniversary of 175 years since Titu Maiorescu’s birth.

The coins (made of gold, silver and copper-plated tombac) in the set have the following technical characteristics:

Face value lei 100 lei 10 leu 1
Metal gold silver coppered tombac
Fineness 900‰ 999‰
Shape round round round
Diameter 21 mm 37 mm 37 mm
Weight 6.452 g 31.103 g 23.5 g
Quality proof proof proof
Edge milled milled milled
Obverse
Reverse

Obverse of the gold coin: the image of Vasile Pogor Mansion in Iași, where the meetings of “Junimea” Society were held, the inscription “ROMANIA” in an arc, the face value “100 LEI”, the coat of arms of Romania and the year of issue “2015”.

Obverse of the silver coin: the image of Vasile Pogor Mansion in Iași, where the meetings of “Junimea” Society were held, the inscription “ROMANIA” in an arc, the face value “10 LEI”, the coat of arms of Romania and the year of issue “2015”.

Obverse of the copper-plated tombac coin: the image of Vasile Pogor Mansion in Iași, where the meetings of “Junimea” Society were held, the inscription “ROMANIA” in an arc, the face value “1 LEU”, the coat of arms of Romania and the year of issue “2015”.

Reverse (common to all coins made of gold, silver and copper-plated tombac in the set) : the portrait of Titu Maiorescu, his birth and death years – “1840” and “1917” – and the inscription “TITU MAIORESCU” in an arc.

The gold, silver and copper-plated tombac coins are individually housed in transparent plastic capsules. The sets of coins are accompanied by leaflets featuring a presentation of the numismatic issue in Romanian, English and French. Each leaflet comes with a certificate of authenticity bearing the signatures of the Governor and the Chief Cashier of the National Bank of Romania.

The mintage of this numismatic issue is of 150 sets of coins (made of gold, silver and copper-plated tombac).

The selling price is lei 2,050.00, VAT excluded, per set of three coins (made of gold, silver and copper-plated tombac), including the leaflet.

The gold, silver and copper-plated tombac coins dedicated to the anniversary of 175 years since Titu Maiorescu’s birth are legal tender on the territory of Romania.

The sets of coins will be put into circulation through the branches of the National Bank of Romania in Bucharest, Cluj-Napoca, Iaşi and Timişoara.

 

Full details: http://bnr.ro/page.aspx?prid=9937

SRI LANKA - 500 Rupees 2015 Coin - Pope Francis Visit

Sri Lanka – 2015 500 Rupees commemorating the visit of Pope Francis to Sri Lanka

At the request of the Sri Lanka Catholic Bishop’s Conference a commemorative Rs 500/- sterling silver crown size frosted Proof NCLT coin was issued by Central Bank of Sri Lanka to mark the Visit of Pope Francis from 2015 January 13 to 15th in recognition of the national importance of this event.

SPECIFICATIONS
Denomination Rupee 500/-
Alloy Silver (0.925Ag)
Diameter 38.61 mm
Thickness 3.0? mm
Weight 28.28 gms
Shape Round
Edge Milled
DieAxis
Issue 1500
Mint Royal,Llantrisant

More info on http://coins.lakdiva.org/commemorative/2015_popefrancisvisit_500r.html

News reported by Aidan Work.

SRI LANKA - 500 Rupees 2015 Coin - Pope Francis Visit

SRI LANKA – 500 Rupees 2015 Coin – Pope Francis Visit

US Mint just released the 2014 Kennedy Half-Dollar

US Mint just released the 2014 Kennedy Half-Dollar. This type of coin was first minted in 1964 as a memorial to John F. Kennedy.

The official website: http://catalog.usmint.gov/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?storeId=10001&mpe_id=10101&productId=17332&intv_id=10551&evtype=CpgnClick&langId=-1&catalogId=10001&ddkey=ClickInfo

Kennedy - Half-Dollar 2014

Kennedy – Half-Dollar 2014

Australia issued a 1 Dollar coin for the ANZAC centenary – The Spirit Lives

The Royal Australian Mint issued a new 1 Dollar coin to commemorate the centenary of ANZAC. The Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) was a WW I army corps that operated during the Battle of Gallopoli. It was led by General William Birdwood.

1 Dollar 2014 - Centenary of ANZAC - Reverse

1 Dollar 2014 – Centenary of ANZAC – Reverse

1 Dollar 2014 - Centenary of ANZAC - Obverse

1 Dollar 2014 – Centenary of ANZAC – Obverse

More information on the official press release: http://www.ramint.gov.au/media/press-releases/2014/20140213.cfm

Malta issued 2 new coins dedicated to the composer Charles Camilleri

Malta issued 2 new coins dedicated to the composer Charles Camilleri. The coins are part of the Europa Programme 2014 – ‘European Composers’ serie.

50 Euro 2014 - Malta - Charles Camilleri

50 Euro 2014 – Malta – Charles Camilleri

10 Euro 2014 - Malta - Charles Camilleri

10 Euro 2014 – Malta – Charles Camilleri

Official links:

http://www.centralbankmalta.org/site/mro_camilleri_silver.html

http://www.centralbankmalta.org/site/mro_camilleri_gold.html

France issued an Euro coins set commemorating 50 years of European Space Cooperation

This year we are celebrating 50 years of European space cooperation and the Ariane rocket, which remains one of Europe’s greatest achievements. The Monnaie de Paris mint issued a coin set for this occasion. The set has 4 coins in it, 3 of gold (5, 50 and 200 Euro face value) and one made out of silver (10 euro).

France - Euro coins set - 50 years of ESA

Reverse - 200 Euro 2014

Obverse - 200 Euro 2014
 

Original link: http://www.esa.int/About_Us/Welcome_to_ESA/ESA_history/Commemorative_coins_to_mark_50_years_of_European_space_cooperation

Silver coin dedicated to 100th anniversary of the Romanian Olympic Committee

Tomorrow, 10 February 2014, the National Bank of Romania will put into circulation, for numismatic purposes, a silver coin dedicated to the centennial anniversary of the Romanian Olympic Committee.

The coin has the following characteristics:

  • Face value: lei 10
  • Metal: silver
  • Fineness: 999‰
  • Shape: round
  • Diameter: 37 mm
  • Weight: 31.103 g
  • Quality: proof
  • Edge: milled
10 Lei 2014 - 100th anniversary of the Romanian Olympic Committee

10 Lei 2014 – 100th anniversary of the Romanian Olympic Committee

10 Lei 2014 - 100th anniversary of the Romanian Olympic Committee

10 Lei 2014 – 100th anniversary of the Romanian Olympic Committee

The silver coins are housed in transparent plastic capsules and are accompanied by leaflets featuring a presentation of the numismatic issue in Romanian, English and French.

Each leaflet comes with a certificate of authenticity bearing the signatures of the Governor and the Chief Cashier of the National Bank of Romania.

The mintage of this numismatic issue is 250.

The selling price per silver coin, including the leaflet, is lei 310.00 excluding VAT.

The silver coin dedicated to the centennial anniversary of the Romanian Olympic Committee is legal tender on the territory of Romania.

These collector coins will be put into circulation through the branches of the National Bank of Romania in Bucharest, Cluj‑Napoca, Iaşi and Timişoara.

The official page: http://bnr.ro/page.aspx?prid=8617

New Romanian gold coin dedicated to the Four Gospels of Hurezi Monastery

Pursuant to the provisions of Law No. 312/2004 on the Statute of the National Bank of Romania, on 16 December 2013, the National Bank of Romania will put into circulation, for numismatic purposes, a gold coin dedicated to the history of gold – the Four Gospels of Hurezi Monastery.

The coin has the following characteristics:

  • Face value: Lei 10
  • Metal: gold
  • Fineness: 999‰
  • Shape: round
  • Diameter: 13.92 mm
  • Weight: 1.224 g
  • Quality: proof
  • Edge: milled

 

Obverse: a fragment of the Resurrection of Christ icon presenting the Descent into Hell, as depicted on the gold covers of the Four Gospels of Hurezi Monastery; the face value “10 LEI”; “ROMANIA” inscribed in an arc; the coat of arms of Romania and the year of issue “2013”.

10 Lei 2013 - Four Gospels of Hurezi Monastery

10 Lei 2013 – Four Gospels of Hurezi Monastery

Reverse: the portrait and name of Prince Constantin Brâncoveanu; the main church; the kiosk and the chapel of Hurezi Monastery; the Four Gospels donated to the monastery by the prince, and „TETRAEVANGHELIARUL DE LA HUREZI” inscribed in an arc.

10 Lei 2013 - Four Gospels of Hurezi Monastery

10 Lei 2013 – Four Gospels of Hurezi Monastery

The gold coins are housed in transparent plastic capsules and are accompanied by leaflets featuring a presentation of the numismatic issue in Romanian, English and French.

Each leaflet comes with a certificate of authenticity bearing the signatures of the Governor and the Chief Cashier of the National Bank of Romania.

The mintage of this numismatic issue is 500.

The selling price per gold coin, including the leaflet, is lei 310.00 excluding VAT.

The gold coin dedicated to the history of gold – the Four Gospels of Hurezi Monastery is legal tender on the territory of Romania.

These collector coins will be put into circulation through the branches of the National Bank of Romania in Bucharest, Cluj‑Napoca, Iaşi and Timişoara.

 

Official site: http://www.bnr.ro/page.aspx?prid=8437

Two new silver coins to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Doctors Gheorghe Marinescu and Ioan Cantacuzino

Obverse, the same for both coins, shows a partial depiction of the building of the University of Medicine and Pharmacy in Bucharest, a composition illustrating medical research in Neurology and Microbiology, the face value “10 LEI”, the coat of arms of Romania, the year of issue “2013” and “ROMANIA” inscribed in an arc.

Reverse of the first coin presents the portrait and name of Doctor Gheorghe Marinescu, founding father of the Romanian school of Neurology, and “150 DE ANI DE LA NASTERE” inscribed in an arc..

Reverse of the second coin shows the portrait and name of Doctor Ioan Cantacuzino, founding father of the Romanian school of Microbiology and “150 DE ANI DE LA NASTERE” inscribed in an arc.

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The mint sets, with the silver coins housed in transparent plastic capsules, are accompanied by leaflets featuring a presentation of the numismatic issue in Romanian, English and French.

Each leaflet comes with a certificate of authenticity bearing the signatures of the Governor and the Chief Cashier of the National Bank of Romania.

The mintage of this numismatic issue is 500 sets.

The selling price per set of two silver coins, including the leaflet, is lei 590.00 excluding VAT.

The silver coins dedicated to the 150th anniversary of the birth of Doctor Gheorghe Marinescu and Doctor Ioan Cantacuzino are legal tender in Romania.

The silver coin set will be put into circulation through the branches of the National Bank of Romania in Bucharest, Cluj-Napoca, Iaşi and Timişoara.

 

10 Lei 2013 - Common Obverse

10 Lei 2013 – Common Obverse

10 Lei 2013 - Gheorghe Marinescu

10 Lei 2013 – Gheorghe Marinescu

10 Lei 2013 - Ioan Cantacuzino

10 Lei 2013 – Ioan Cantacuzino