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National Bank of Romania issued a coin for the rugby fans: 100 years since the first official rugby match in Romania

National Bank of Romania will issue Monday, 5th August 2013, a silver coin marking 100 years since the first official rugby match in Romania.

10 Lei 2013 - 100 years since the first official rugby match in Romania

10 Lei 2013 – 100 years since the first official rugby match in Romania

10 Lei 2013 - 100 years since the first official rugby match in Romania

10 Lei 2013 – 100 years since the first official rugby match in Romania

The coin mintage is only 500 and the cost is around 100 USD.

Andorra – design revealed for the Euro coins to be issued in 2014

Andorra made public the winning design for the 1 Euro Cent, 2 Euro Cent, 5 Euro Cent, 10 Euro Cent, 20 Euro Cent, 50 Euro Cent, 1 Euro and 2 Euro coins. The coins will be released into circulation starting 1st January 2014.

The agreement between the European Union and Andorra was that Andorra mint can put into circulation maximum 2.5 million Euro each year.

Andorra - Euro coins

Andorra – Euro coins

Malta issued 2 new coins depicting Auberge de Provence

Central Bank of Malta issued today two new Euro coins depicting Auberge de Provence.
Auberge de Provence is a baroque building built in 1571 for the Knights of Malta. Nowadays it is the house of the Maltese National Museum of Archaeology.

The 10 Euro coin is made out of Silver 0.925 and the 15 Euro coin is made out of Gold 0.999. Both coins are minted by the Royal Belgian Mint.

Malta - 15 Euro 2013 - Auberge de Provence

Malta – 15 Euro 2013 – Auberge de Provence

Malta - 10 Euro 2013 - Auberge de Provence

Malta – 10 Euro 2013 – Auberge de Provence

To read more about these 2 coin issues click on the link below to see the official page:
http://www.centralbankmalta.org/site/pr1main.asp?ItemID=739

National Bank of Romania issued a gold coin to mark the 175th anniversary of Bogdan Petriceicu Hasdeu

National Bank of Romania will put on sale, starting 15th July, a gold coin dedicated to B. P. Hasdeu, to mark his 175th birth anniversary.

Bogdan Petriceicu Hasdeu (1838-1907) was an important Romanian philologist and writer. He was born in northern Bessarabia (now part of Ukraine), at that time part of the Russian Empire.

100 Lei 2013 - 175th birth anniversary of B.P. Hasdeu

100 Lei 2013 – 175th birth anniversary of B.P. Hasdeu

100 Lei 2013 - 175th birth anniversary of B.P. Hasdeu

100 Lei 2013 – 175th birth anniversary of B.P. Hasdeu

Technical Details:

Mintage Proof: 250
Diameter: 21.00 mm
Weight: 6.4520 g
Material: Gold 0.9000
Mint: Romania – Bucharest
Edge Type: reeded

Ukraine issues new coin – 100th anniversary of the Kyiv Research Institute of Forensic Expertise

National Bank of Ukraine issued a new bimetallic commemorative coin to mark the 100th anniversary of the Research Institute of Forensic Expertise from Kyiv. It is one of the oldest Ukrainian institutions, being founded in 1913 as the Office for Forensic Science.

5 Hryvnia 2013 - 100 Years of the Kyiv Research Institute of Forensic Expertise

5 Hryvnia 2013 – 100 Years of the Kyiv Research Institute of Forensic Expertise

5 Hryvnia 2013 - 100 Years of the Kyiv Research Institute of Forensic Expertise

5 Hryvnia 2013 – 100 Years of the Kyiv Research Institute of Forensic Expertise

Technical Details:

Mintage Proof: 15,000
Diameter: 28.00 mm
Weight: 9.4 g
Material: Bimetallic – Copper-Nickel (ring) – Nordic Gold (center)
Mint: Ukraine – Kiev
Designer: Volodymyr Taran, Oleksandr Kharuk, Serhii Kharuk

Latvia issued a coin to celebrate 150th birth anniversary of the composer Jāzeps Vītols

Latvia issued a coin to celebrate the 150th birth anniversary of the composer Jāzeps Vītols (1863-1948).

In 1918 he returned from Russia to the newly independent country of Latvia to create the Latvian National Opera. In 1919 he established the Conservatory of Music.

1 Lats 2013 - 150th birth anniversary of Jāzeps Vītols

1 Lats 2013 – 150th birth anniversary of Jāzeps Vītols

1 Lats 2013 - 150th birth anniversary of Jāzeps Vītols

1 Lats 2013 – 150th birth anniversary of Jāzeps Vītols

Romania issued a set of 3 coins to commemorate 140 years since the establishment of military communications

National Bank of Romania will put to sale, starting 1st July, a set of three coins to celebrate 140th anniversary of military communications. The coins have the following nominal values:

1 Leu – Tombac
5 Lei – Silver
100 Lei – Gold

1 Leu, 5 Lei and 10 Lei - 140 years since the establishment of military communications

1 Leu, 5 Lei and 10 Lei – 140 years since the establishment of military communications

Technical Details:

1 Leu: 
Diameter: 37.00 mm
Weight: 23.5000 g
Material: Copper Plated Tombac
Mint: Romania – Bucharest
Edge Type: reeded
5 Lei: 
Diameter: 30.00 mm
Weight: 15.5500 g
Material: Silver 0.9250
Mint: Romania – Bucharest
Edge Type: reeded
10 Lei: 
Diameter: 21.00 mm
Weight: 6.4520 g
Material: Gold 0.999
Mint: Romania – Bucharest

Peru issued a new 1 Sol coin for the 20th Anniversary of IX Serie Iberoamericana

Peru issued on 26th June a new silver coin of 1 Sol commemorating 20th years since IX Serie Iberoamericana.

1 Sol 2013 - Peru - IX Serie Iberoamericana

1 Sol 2013 – Peru – IX Serie Iberoamericana

Technical Details:

Mintage Proof: 14,000
Diameter: 40.00 mm
Weight: 24.9800 g
Material: Silver 0.9250
Mint: Peru – Lima
Price: around 40 USD

If you want to view more details about the coin or add it to your collection or wish list, you can access it in our catalog: http://www.allnumis.com/coin/peru/1-sol-2013-iberoamericana-20th-anniversary-29157

Romania issued a silver coin to mark the 150th anniversary of the laying of the cornerstone of the Gun Factory at the Army Arsenal

National Bank of Romania will issue on 25th June 2013 a 10 Lei silver coin marking the 150th anniversary of the laying of the cornerstone of the Gun Factory at the Army Arsenal.

Romania - 10 Lei 2013 - 150th anniversary of the laying of the cornerstone of the Gun Factory at the Army Arsenal

Romania – 10 Lei 2013 – 150th anniversary of the laying of the cornerstone of the Gun Factory at the Army Arsenal

Romania - 10 Lei 2013 - 150th anniversary of the laying of the cornerstone of the Gun Factory at the Army Arsenal

Romania – 10 Lei 2013 – 150th anniversary of the laying of the cornerstone of the Gun Factory at the Army Arsenal

Coin Technical Details:

Mintage Proof: 500
Diameter: 37.00 mm
Weight: 31.1030 g
Material: Silver 0.9990
Mint: Romania – Bucharest
Edge Type: reeded