Monthly Archives: May 2013

Lithuania – 25 years anniversary of Sajudis (Reform Movement)

Lithuania issued 2 coins to mark the 25th anniversary of Sajudis (Reform Movement), one is of 25 Litas (Nordic Gold alloy) and the other one of 50 Litas (Silver).

Sajudis (Reform Movement)

Sajudis (Reform Movement)

Sajudis (Reform Movement)

Sajudis (Reform Movement)

More information, if you know the language :), on the bank’s website : http://www.lb.lt/spalvota_trispalve_ant_sajudzio_25-meciui_skirtu_monetu

New Australian coin : 200 years since the crossing of the Blue Mountains

The Royal Australian Mint issued today, 31 May, a coin celebrating Colonial Explorations, 200 years since the crossing of the Blue Mountains.

In May 1813, Gregory Blaxland, William Lawson, and William Charles Wentworth set out on what was to become one of the most celebrated expeditions in Australian history – to find a passage to the western plains of New South Wales.

200 years since the crossing of the Blue Mountains

200 years since the crossing of the Blue Mountains

Coin Details:

Mintage: 5,000
Diameter: 50.00 mm
Weight: 60.5000 g
Material: Silver

If you wish to view more details about the coin, add it to your collection or wish list, access it in our catalog here:
http://www.allnumis.com/coin/australia/10-dollars-2013-200th-years-since-the-crossing-of-the-blue-mountains-28860

5 Hryvnia 2013 – 75 Years of the Luhansk Oblast

Ukraine issued a new coin the Ukrainian Oblasts series celebrating the Luhansk Oblast.

Oblast is a type of administrative division in Slavic countries, you can consider it a synonym of district/region.

The Luhansk Oblast is a coal rich region, having more than 50% of the national coal reserves.

5 Hryvnia 2013 - 75 Years of the Luhansk Oblast

5 Hryvnia 2013 – 75 Years of the Luhansk Oblast

5 Hryvnia 2013 - 75 Years of the Luhansk Oblast

5 Hryvnia 2013 – 75 Years of the Luhansk Oblast

 

Coin Details:

Mintage: 100,000
Diameter: 31.00 mm
Weight: 11.17 g
Material: Nickel-Silver
Mint: Kazakhstan – Ôskemen (Kamenogorsk)

If you wish to view more details about the coin, add it to your collection or wish list, access it in our catalog here:
http://www.allnumis.com/coin/ukraine/75-hryvnia-2013-75-years-of-the-luhansk-oblast-28841

New Irish Stamp Issue – John F. Kennedy

To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Kennedy visit to Ireland, An Post is issuing on June 6th two stamps designed by Steve Simpson,  featuring images of the state visit.

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Being one of the most charismatic political figures in the twentieth century, John Fitzgerald Kennedy is remembered for many accomplishments during his too short life, which ended so tragically when his motorcade drove though Dealey Plaza in downtown Dallas, Texas, on a November day in 1963.

In Ireland, JFK is best known for the state visit to his ancestral homeland in June 1963. His itinerary for the visit included, amongst others, addressing both Houses of the Irish Oireachtas, laying a wreath at the graves of victims of the Easter Rising and paying a visit to the Kennedy home in Dunganstown, County Wexford.

Stamp Technical Details:

Values & Quantities: 1 x 60c (136k), 1 x 90c (116k)
Stamp Design: Steve Simpson
Stamp Size: 36mm x 36mm
Colour: Multicolour with phosphor tagging
Make-up: Sheetlets of 16
Perforations: 13.5 x 13.5
Printing Process: Lithography
Printer: Irish Security Stamp Printing Ltd.

Kazakhstan – 120th birth anniversary of Magjan Zhumabayev

Today, 28th May, the National Bank of the Republic of Kazakhstan issued a new nickel-silver coin commemorating 120 years since the birth of Mağjan Zhumabayev.

He was a Qazaq writer and pedagogue, one of the fathers of the modern Qazaq literature.

Mağjan Zhumabayev

Mağjan Zhumabayev

Coin Details:

Mintage: 100,000
Diameter: 31.00 mm
Weight: 11.17 g
Material: Nickel-Silver
Mint: Kazakhstan – Ôskemen (Kamenogorsk)

 

If you wish to view more details about the coin, add it to your collection or wish list, access it in our catalog here: 
http://www.allnumis.com/coin/kazakhstan/50-tenge-2013-120th-birth-anniversary-of-m-zhumabayev-28785

Portugal 2 new euro coins : 150th anniversary of the Red Cross and José Saramago

Bank of Portugal released 2 new commemorative 2.5 euro coins made out of silver.

The first one celebrates 150 years since the Red Cross was founded in Geneva, Switzerland. The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is a three times Nobel Prize Laureate (1917, 1944 and 1963). It is currently made up of millions of volunteers all over the world.

150TH ANNIVERSARY OF RED CROSS

150TH ANNIVERSARY OF RED CROSS

The second coin is part of a larger series dedicated to the European Writers. It is dedicated to one of the most celebrated Portuguese writer : José Saramago, who won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1998.

José Saramago

José Saramago

 

If you wish to view more details about the coin, add it to your collection or wish list, access it in our catalog here:

http://www.allnumis.com/coin/portugal/25-euro-2013-150th-anniversary-of-red-cross-28783

http://www.allnumis.com/coin/portugal/25-euro-2013-jose-saramago-28784

New Motorcycles Stamps issued by Canadian Post

The Canadian Post will issue on June 5th the first stamps in a series dedicated to the Canadian motorcycle manufacturing and design. This issue is featuring the 1908 Lightweight Motor Cycle and the 1914 Indian.

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Motorcycles are one of the most affordable forms of transport in many parts of the world and, for most of the world’s population, they are also the most common type of motor vehicle, with over 200 million motorcycles in use worldwide. Motorcycles represent a broad range of interests including sports, transportation, recreation and pastime. The Canadian landscape seems to be built for motorcycles, offering the freedom of exploration.

Matt Warburton of Emdoubleyu Design worked on the stamps design, using his passion for motorcycles. He chose to create a  simple design, focusing on the motorcycle itself: “I wanted to capture the structural beauty of a motorcycle, the design of the bikes, the beauty of the shapes of the engines, body and tanks.”

The result is a stamp that highlights two views of the bike. The most prominent is the top view of the rider, the other is of the bike’s profile. The Official First Day Cover shows off even more of the profile, while the background gets up close to the engines.

New Polish Coin Issue: History of Polish Coin – Denarius of Boleslaw I the Brave

The National Bank of Polland announced they will issue a new commemorative coin on June 20th, dedicated to Denarius of Boleslaw I the Brave. The coin is part of the History of Polish Coin series and has the face value of 5 zl.

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Bolesław I was a Duke of Poland from 992–1025 and the first King of Poland from 18 April 1025 until his death in 1025. Bolesław I was a remarkable politician and strategist, turning Poland into a country that was not only comparable to older western monarchies, but also elevated it into the European elite.

Coin Technical Details:

Mintage: 20,000
Diameter: 24.00 mm
Weight: 7.0700 g
Material: Silver 0.9250

If you wish to view more details about the coin, add it to your collection or wish list, access it in our catalog here:

http://www.allnumis.com/coin/poland/5-zlotych-2013-denarius-of-boleslaw-i-the-brave-28749

New Forever Stamps issue by US Post: Gettysburg and Vicksburg Civil War

United States Postal Services announced on May 23th a new stamp issue,  the third of a five-year series commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Civil War.

The sheet of 12 stamps includes two stamp designs, one illustrating the Battle of Gettysburg, the largest battle of the war, and  the other one depicting the Battle of Vicksburg, a Union campaign to gain control of the Mississippi River. The Postal Service began the Civil War Sesquicentennial Forever stamp series in 2011 with the issuance of the Fort Sumter and Battle of Bull Run Forever stamps. In 2012, stamps memorializing the Battles of Antietam and New Orleans were issued.

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The background image on the 1863 souvenir sheet is a photograph taken by Mathew Brady shortly after the Battle of Gettysburg of captured Confederate soldiers, who reportedly posed for Brady on Seminary Ridge. The souvenir sheet includes comments on the war by Abraham Lincoln, Clara Barton, Rufus R. Dawes (a Union soldier), and William Tunnard (a Confederate soldier). It also includes some of the lyrics of “Lorena” a popular Civil War song by Henry D. L. Webster and Joseph P. Webster.

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The stamp series was designed by art director Phil Jordan of Falls Church, VA.

Flying Dutchman and Pequod (Moby-Dick) – Tuvalu silver coins

Perth Mint issued for Tuvalu two new 1 Dollar coins in the “Famous Ships That Never Sailed” serie.

One is the Flying Dutchman, a ghost ship that foreshadow disaster to its viewers and was cursed to sail the seas forever. You may know the ship from the Pirates of the Caribbean movies, its captain was David Jones (on the real legend the captain was mostly like Bernard Fokke).

Flying Dutchman

Flying Dutchman

The other coin is Pequod, a fictional whaleship from the Moby-Dick book, written by Herman Melville. The book’s story is about the Pequod, its crew (Captain Ahab, Ishmael, Queequeg, Peleg and others) and its mission to capture Moby Dick, a white sperm whale.

 

Pequod

Pequod

If you want to add it to your personal, trade or wish lists see them on our website here :

http://www.allnumis.com/coin/tuvalu/1-dollar-2013-pequod-28740

http://www.allnumis.com/coin/tuvalu/1-dollar-2013-the-flying-dutchman-28741