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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.

2013_stella_souvenir_sheet

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.

2013_stella

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

 

Belgium issued 2 Euro coins in the European authors series: Hugo Claus

Belgium issued 2 Euro coins in the European Silver program that focuses on the European authors. The coins are dedicated to the Flemish writer Hugo Claus (1929-2008).

Belgium - 10 Euro 2013 - Hugo Claus

Belgium – 10 Euro 2013 – Hugo Claus

Technical Details:

Mintage: 10,000
Diameter: 33.00 mm
Weight: 18.7500 g
Material: Silver 0.9250
Mint: Belgium – Bruxelles (Royal Belgian Mint)
Belgium - 50 Euro 2013 - Hugo Claus

Belgium – 50 Euro 2013 – Hugo Claus

Technical Details:

Mintage: 1,000
Diameter: 21.00 mm
Weight: 6.2200 g
Material: Gold 0.999
Mint: Belgium – Bruxelles (Royal Belgian Mint)

 

News reported by Bart Perdieus.


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/belgium/10-euro-2013-hugo-claus-28385 and http://www.allnumis.com/coin/belgium/50-euro-2013-hugo-claus-28386

Italy issued a new coin – 10 Euro 2013 – Luigi Pirandello

The Italian Bank issued a new silver coin of 10 Euro celebrating the life of Luigi Pirandello.

Luigi Pirandello (1867-1936) was an Italian dramatist, novelist, poet and short story writer. He won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1934.

10 Euro 2013 - Luigi Pirandello

10 Euro 2013 – Luigi Pirandello

10 Euro 2013 - Luigi Pirandello

10 Euro 2013 – Luigi Pirandello

Kazakhstan – 120th birth anniversary of Magjan Zhumabayev

Today, 28th May, the National Bank of the Republic of Kazakhstan issued a new nickel-silver coin commemorating 120 years since the birth of Mağjan Zhumabayev.

He was a Qazaq writer and pedagogue, one of the fathers of the modern Qazaq literature.

Mağjan Zhumabayev

Mağjan Zhumabayev

Coin Details:

Mintage: 100,000
Diameter: 31.00 mm
Weight: 11.17 g
Material: Nickel-Silver
Mint: Kazakhstan – Ôskemen (Kamenogorsk)

 

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http://www.allnumis.com/coin/kazakhstan/50-tenge-2013-120th-birth-anniversary-of-m-zhumabayev-28785