Category Archives: Coins

New Silver Coin dedicated to the Anniversary of 100 Years since the First Congress of Economists in Romania

The National Bank of Romania will put into circulation a new silver coin dedicated to the anniversary of 100 years since the initiation of the first Congress of Economists in Romania.

Coin technical details:

  • Face value: lei 10
  • Metal: silver
  • Fineness: 925‰
  • Shape: round
  • Diameter: 37 mm
  • Weight: 31.103 g
  • Quality: proof
  • Edge: milled

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Obverse: the depiction of the statue of Mercury, the patron god of commerce, on the main façade of the Old Palace of the National Bank of Romania, the coat of arms of Romania, the face value “10 LEI”, the inscription “ROMANIA” in an arc and the year of issue “2013”.

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Reverse: the portraits and names of three renowned economists ranking among the initiators of the Congress of Economists: Ion Răducanu, Virgil N. Madgearu and Ion N. Angelescu, “1913”, the year of the celebrated event, and the inscription “INITIEREA PRIMULUI CONGRES AL ECONOMISTILOR” in an arc.

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

New Commemorative Coins Issued in Ukraine: 1025th Anniversary of Christianization of Kyivan Rus

On July 3rd, the National Bank of Ukraine put into circulation 3 new commemorative coins dedicated to the 1025th Anniversary of Christianization of Kyivan Rus, having the face values of 100, 20 and 5 hryvnia.

 The commemorative coins celebrate the introduction of Christianity as the state religion, which happened in the time of Prince Volodymyr the Great. According to the chronicles, the mass baptism of the Kyivan population took place in 988 at the spot where the Pochaina River fell into the Dnieper River. After this, Christianity became a dominant religion in the Kyivan Rus.

Coins technical details:

100 hryvnia:

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Material: gold (900 fineness)
Quality: proof
Weight: 31.1 g
Diameter: 32.0 mm
Mintage: 1025 pieces

20 hryvnia:

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Material: silver
Quality: special uncirculated
Weight: 62.2 g
Diameter: 50.0 mm
Mintage: 3500 pieces

5 hryvnia:

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Material: German silver
Quality: special uncirculated
Weight: 16.54 g
Diameter: 35.0 mm
Mintage: 30000 pieces

 

 

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

Central Bank of Ireland Issued 2 New Collector Coins dedicated to John F. Kennedy

The Central Bank of Ireland launched on June 27th two collector coins to celebrate the 50th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy’s visit to Ireland.

JFK 2-coin case and coins Combined

A €10 Silver Proof coin and a €20 Gold Proof coin have both been issued. The coins depict an iconic portrait of John F. Kennedy, the first President of the United States represented on an Irish coin. The silver coin is available individually and also in a set together with the gold one.

The Central Bank Director of Financial Operations, Maurice McGuire, said at the coins launch: “It is very appropriate that we launch this coin in New Ross today because it was on this very day fifty years ago that the President made the historic visit to his ancestral home, which has had such a lasting impact on the people of Ireland.”

Both coins were designed by Tom Fitzgerald and have a mintage of 35,000 units (25,000 units of the €10 silver coin and 10,000 units of the €20 gold coin).

 

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