National Bank of Romania will put on sale a new silver coin dedicated to Lucia Sturdza-Bulandra.
Lucia Sturdza-Bulandra (1873-1961) was a famous stage actress. Shes was one of the greatest people of the Romanian scene and for almost 30 years she was a teacher at the Conservatory of Dramatic Art in Bucharest.
The year 2013 marks the 300th anniversary of the founding of the Louisbourg settlement. In commemoration of this historical event, the Royal Canadian Mint has crafted pure gold and silver collector coins which celebrate the origins of Louisbourg’s founding in 1713 and its survival as a living monument of early Canadian history.
After being captured by the British in 1758 and later abandoned as a military outpost, Louisbourg was declared a national historic site in 1926 and its historic structures were re-built in the 1960’s to give the visitors a unique experience of life in 1740’s New France. Today, the Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site is both a model of world-class historic reconstruction and a reminder of the essential role the settlement had in the development of Nova Scotia, and to help
laying the foundation for the country that would one day be Canada.
A 1/25 oz, 99.99% pure gold coin features a design by the artist Peter Gough. This 50-cent face value gold coin is sold for $129.95 CDN and is limited to a mintage of 10,000 world-wide.
The 99.99% pure silver coin is the work of the artist John Horton. Bearing a $20 face value, this coin is available for $89.95 CDN and has a mintage of 8,500 examples world-wide.
The Bank of Lithuania is issuing this year a commemorative 50 litas coin dedicated to the 150th anniversary of the 1863–1864 Uprising.
After the division of the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth among Russia, Prussia and Austria at the end of the 18th century, the lands of the former Grand Duchy of Lithuania went to the Russian Empire. Throughout the 19th century uprisings against the subjugators broke out more than once in different lands of the former state. One of the last attempts to restore the independent state was the 1863–1864 Uprising.
The obverse of the coin bears the coats-of-arms of the 1863–1864 Uprising with the inscriptions LIETUVA (Lithuania) and 2013 above it, and 50 LITŲ (50 litas) at the bottom. Also on the coin is featured the mintmark of the Lithuanian Mint.
The reverse of the coin bears artistically depicted arms; at the top, the inscription 1863-1864 SUKILIMAS (the 1863–1864 Uprising) appears written in a semi-circle.
Material: Silver Ag 925
Diameter: 38.61 mm
Weight: 28.28 g
Designers: Vidmantas Valentas and Giedrius Paulauskis
Mintage: 3,000 pcs
Mint: Lithuanian Mint
Canada Post announced they will issue on June 10th a new stamp celebrating 250 years of postal history.
In 1753, Philadelphia Postmaster Benjamin Franklin opened the first Canadian post office in Halifax. It linked the Atlantic colonies with Britain. But eventually, Franklin’s involvement with the growing revolt against the British Empire made it necessary for him to leave his post.
Hugh Finlay was confirmed as postmaster general at Québec in 1763. He arranged for a courier from Montréal to New York to reach the monthly packet sailing to Britain. By 1771, weekly service was available year round.
In 1833, the Quebec-built Royal William was the first steamer to carry mail across the Atlantic. Canada’s first railway line was established in 1836, and became quickly recognized as a way to carry mail faster and farther. In 1868, An Act for the Regulation of the Postal Service officially created Canada’s uniform postal system.
The stamp was designed by Andrew Perro, who tried to depict such a long, detailed history: “Realizing 250 years of Canadian postal history on a stamp is like trying to summarize it in one sentence – not easily done. Instead, the design focuses on the system’s early establishment and how it helped to shape Canada’s future.”
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)
More information, if you know the language :), on the bank’s website : http://www.lb.lt/spalvota_trispalve_ant_sajudzio_25-meciui_skirtu_monetu