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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

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

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

 

Romania – Silver coin to celebrate 140th birth anniversary of Lucia Sturdza-Bulandra

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.

Lucia Sturdza-Bulandra Silver Coin - Romania

Lucia Sturdza-Bulandra Silver Coin – Romania

Lucia Sturdza-Bulandra Silver Coin - Romania

Lucia Sturdza-Bulandra Silver Coin – Romania

Technical Details:

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

If you want to view more details about the coin or add it to your collection or wish list, access it in our catalog here: http://www.allnumis.com/coin/romania/10-lei-2013-140th-anniversary-of-lucia-sturdza-bulandra-28949

New Canadian Commemorative Coin: the 300th Anniversary of Louisbourg

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.

Obverse Illustration Reverse Illustration

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.

Lithuanian Commemorative Coin: 150th Anniversary of the 1863–1864 Uprising

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.

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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.

Technical Details:

Material: Silver Ag 925
Quality: proof
Diameter: 38.61 mm
Weight: 28.28 g
Designers: Vidmantas Valentas and Giedrius Paulauskis
Mintage: 3,000 pcs
Mint: Lithuanian Mint

 

Canada Post Will Issue a New Stamp Celebrating 250 Years of Postal History

Canada Post announced they will issue on June 10th a new stamp celebrating 250 years of postal history.

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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 – 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