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Malta issued 2 new coins dedicated to the composer Charles Camilleri

Malta issued 2 new coins dedicated to the composer Charles Camilleri. The coins are part of the Europa Programme 2014 – ‘European Composers’ serie.

50 Euro 2014 - Malta - Charles Camilleri

50 Euro 2014 – Malta – Charles Camilleri

10 Euro 2014 - Malta - Charles Camilleri

10 Euro 2014 – Malta – Charles Camilleri

Official links:

http://www.centralbankmalta.org/site/mro_camilleri_silver.html

http://www.centralbankmalta.org/site/mro_camilleri_gold.html

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

United States Post Stamp Issue Dedicated to Johnny Cash

The Johnny Cash (Forever) stamp is being issued this year by United States Post as part of the exciting new Music Icons stamp series.

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Johnny Cash was an American singer-songwriter, actor, and author, considered one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century. He is primarily remembered as a country music icon, but his songs and sound spanned other genres including rock and roll, blues, folk, and gospel.

Cash was known for his deep, distinctive bass-baritone voice and for his dark performance clothing, which earned him the nickname “The Man in Black”. He usually began his concerts with the phrase “Hello, I’m Johnny Cash.”, followed by his standard “Folsom Prison Blues”.

Resembling the appearance of a 45 rpm record sleeve, the square stamp features a photograph taken by Frank Bez during the photo session for Ring of Fire: The Best of Johnny Cash (1963).

Royal Australian Mint celebrates the life of Slim Dusty with a 1 Dollar coin

Today, the Royal Australian Mint, issued a new coin in their Inspirational Australians $1 series celebrating the life of Slim Dusty (1927-2003), the Australian King of Country Music.

Slim Dusty is the first artist that had his music broadcasted from space. This happened in 1981 during the mission of Columbia shuttle.

 

Australia 1 Dollar 2013 - Slim Dusty

Australia 1 Dollar 2013 – Slim Dusty

Technical Details:

Diameter: 25.00 mm
Weight: 9.0000 g
Material: Aluminum-Bronze
Mint: Australia – Royal Australian Mint
Designer: A. Stokic
Mintage: unlimited

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/australia/1-dollar-2013-slim-dusty-29043

Kokle, the Latvian musical instrument now depicted on the 1 Lats coin

The Bank of Latvia will issue Monday, 10 June 2013, a new 1 Lats coin depicting the kokle, a traditional Latvian musical instrument (in the Zither family).

1 Lats 2013 - Kokle Latvia

1 Lats 2013 – Kokle Latvia

 

Technical Details:

Diameter: 21.75 mm
Weight: 4.8000 g
Material: Copper-Nickel
Designer: Anna Heinrihsone / Ligita Franckeviča

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/latvia/1-lats-2013-kokle-28955