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New Android App for Collectors of US Coins

We launched today a new application designed for the collectors of United States coins that own an Android smartphone or tablet. This is a modern tool that comes to replace the old paper catalogs and lists and to make the collector’s life easier.

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The app will help the users easily manage their coin collection, by organizing the wish list, trade list and personal collection. Also it offers a catalog of over 1000 American coins with useful information like images, catalog prices, mintage, material, weight, diameter and others.

An extra option called the coin “Market Price” is also available, giving information about the real value of a coin (based on the prices of coins sold in auctions).

All the data saved inside the app can be easily synchronized between multiple devices (phone, tablet and computer), being safely stored on allnumis.com platform.

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You can buy the app now for 1.99€ on:

Amazon: goo.gl/Z7El7

Google Play: goo.gl/e356F


Allnumis also made available Android apps with coins from Canada, Denmark, Sweden, Hungary and Romania and other countries are about to come.

New America the Beautiful Quarters Coin: Great Basin National Park

United States Mint announced the launch of the 18th coin in the America the Beautiful Quarters Program, dedicated to The Great Basin National Park .

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The  The Great Basin National Park has many amazing features – mountain peaks, caverns, desert oases and 4000 year old trees.

The coin’s reverse design shows the beauty and unique qualities of a Bristlecone Pine tree and the rocky glacial moraines where these trees are growing.

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Great Basin National Park quarters produced for general circulation were released to the Federal Reserve Bank on June 10.

Technical Details:

Denomination: Quarter
Composition: 8.33% Nickel, Balance: Copper
Weight: 5.670 grams
Diameter: 0.955 in. 24.3 mm
Edge: Reeded
Mint and Mint Mark: San Francisco – S

Australia’s first purple striped coin: the 60th anniversary of the Coronation of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

Royal Australian Mint will launch Australia’s first purple striped circulating $2 coin that celebrates the 60th anniversary of the Coronation of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

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The coin depicts three regal purple concentric stripes bordering St Edward’s Crown, designed by the Royal Australian Mint after they consultated with Buckingham Palace, and is the latest release in the tradition of commemorating the important royal events.

Two million of these coins will be released through the normal distribution channels.
The bag of five 2013 60th anniversary of the Coronation of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II $2 coloured circulating coins is available to buy from the Australian Mint, with the cost of $10 face value plus postage.

Coin Technical Details:

Denomination: $2
Metal: Al Br
Diameter: 20.62
Mass: 6.60
Finish: Uncirculated

 

Ukraine New Commemorative Coin Dedicated to Maternity

On 18 June, the National Bank of Ukraine put into circulation the commemorative coin “Maternity” of 5 hryvnias.

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The initiative of creating this coin was for promoting maternity in Ukraine and helping the initiatives of improving the health and well being of mothers.

Coin Technical Details:

Material: Ag 925
Quality: proof
Weight: 15.55 g
Diameter: 33.0 mm
Mintage: 10000 pieces.
Coin edge: smooth with incised legends
Designer: Nataliia Fandikova
Engravers: Anatolii Demianenko and Sviatoslav Ivanenko

New Canadian Stamp To Be Issued: Children’s Literature – Stella

Canadian Post announced they will issue on July 5th the second stamp in the Children’s Literature series, honoring the author and illustrator Marie-Louise Gay and her young character Stella.

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Marie-Louise Gay, one of Canada’s best-loved creators of children’s books,  has received numerous awards for her works in both French and English, including the 2005 Vicky Metcalf Award, multiple Governor General’s Awards, the Ruth Schwartz Award, the Mr. Christie’s Book Award, the Elizabeth Mrazik-Cleaver Canadian Picture Book Award, the Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award and the Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Illustrator’s Award.

Her famous Stella and Sam books have been published in more than twelve languages. Stella, her brother Sam and their pet dog Fred explore the world, and bring readers along on their many adventures.

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Stamp Technical Details:

Layout: Booklet of 10 stamps
Denomination: 2 x Permanent™ domestic rate
Design: Q30 design Inc.
Dimensions: 32 mm x 32 mm (square)
Gum Type: Pressure sensitive
Type: Tullis Russell
Perforations: Simulated perforation
Printer: Lowe-Martin
Printing Process: Lithography in 7 colours
Tagging: General, 4 sides
Quantity: 4,000,000

 

Estonian Post issued a new stamp: Estonian fauna – Weasel

Estonian Post issued this month a new stamp in the Estonian fauna series, dedicated to the weasel.

Weasels (Mustela Nivalis) are small, active predators, having long and slender and short legs.
Weasels sizes vary from 173 to 217 mm, females being smaller than the males, and usually have red or brown upper coats and white bellies. Their bodies which enable them to follow their prey into burrows. Weasels have a reputation for their cleverness and quickness.
They feed on small mammals and they live all across the world except for Antarctica, Australia, and the islands from that area. Some people train dogs to sniff out weasels for protecting chickens and other small animals.

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Stamp Technical Details:

Price: 0.45
Designer: Sándor Stern
Quantity issued: 70 000
Sheets: 4 x 5
Perforation: 12¾ : 13
Print: offset
Printing house: AS Vaba Maa

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Maxicard:

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New Polish silver commemorative coin: Football Clubs – Warta Poznań

The National Bank of Poland will issue a new commemorative silver coin dedicated to the Polish football club Warta Poznań.

Founded in 1912, the club won Polish Football Championship two times (in 1929 and 1947), and currently reside in the Polish First League. The name means the Guard in Polish and it’s also the name of river Warta on which the city Poznań is located.

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Technical Details:

Alloy: Ag 925
Finish: proof
Diameter: 24,00
Weight: 7,07 g
Mintage: up to 40,000

New Android App for Collectors of Canadian Coins

We launched today a new application designed for the collectors of Canadian coins that have an Android smartphone or tablet. This is a modern tool that comes to replace the old paper catalogs and lists and to make the collector’s life easier.

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The app will help the users easily manage their coin collection, by organizing the wish list, trade list and personal collection. Also it offers over 700 Canadian coins with useful information like images, catalog prices, mintage, material, weight, diameter and others.

An extra option called the coin “Market Price” is also available, giving information about the real value of a coin (based on the prices of coins sold in auctions).

All the data saved inside the app can be easily synchronized between multiple devices (phone, tablet and computer), being safely stored on allnumis.com platform.

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You can buy the app now for 1.99€ on Amazon:

http://www.amazon.com/product/dp/B00D94MYN0

or on Google Play:

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.allnumis.coin_CANADA_EN_1


Allnumis also made available Android apps with coins from Denmark, Hungary and Romania and other countries are about to come.

 

Canadian Stamps Issue: The War of 1812 – Laura Secord and Charles de Salaberry

Canada Post have a new issue on June 20th, dedicated to The War of 1812. The stamps conclude the series honoring heroes from the War of 1812, depicting the portraits of Laura Secord and Charles de Salaberry.

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The War of 1812 was a 32-month military conflict between the United States and the British Empire and their Indian allies which resulted in no territorial change between the Empire and the US, but a resolution of many issues which remained from the American War of Independence.

Stamp designer Susan Scott led the charge on this year’s issue, trying to highlight the connections in the heroic stories through the background of the stamps. Challenged with maintaining historical accuracy, she turned to costume experts, while injecting some drama into the stamps.

New Commemorative Stamps in New Zealand: Honey Bees

New Zealand Post announced a new commemorative stamps issue dedicated to honey bees.

The honey bee plays a very important role in New Zealand’s main industry, and is responsible for much more than just honey production.  New Zealand’s economy is more dependent on pollination from the honey bee than any other nation on Earth. About one third of the food is pollinated by bees, and many of the crops would not be viable without the bee pollination.

The set to be issued contains the following five gummed stamps:

70c: Collecting the nectar

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$1.40 – Returning to the hive

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$1.90 – In the hive

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$2.40 – Harvesting the honey

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$2.90 – Ready to eat

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The stamps are now available for pre-order and will be available starting from July 3rd.