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Romania – Set of 3 coins to celebrate 175 years since the birth of Titu Maiorescu

13.02.2015

Pursuant to the provisions of Law No. 312/2004 on the Statute of the National Bank of Romania, as of 16 February 2015, the National Bank of Romania will put into circulation, for numismatic purposes, a set of three coins (made of gold, silver and copper-plated tombac) dedicated to the anniversary of 175 years since Titu Maiorescu’s birth.

The coins (made of gold, silver and copper-plated tombac) in the set have the following technical characteristics:

Face value lei 100 lei 10 leu 1
Metal gold silver coppered tombac
Fineness 900‰ 999‰
Shape round round round
Diameter 21 mm 37 mm 37 mm
Weight 6.452 g 31.103 g 23.5 g
Quality proof proof proof
Edge milled milled milled
Obverse
Reverse

Obverse of the gold coin: the image of Vasile Pogor Mansion in Iași, where the meetings of “Junimea” Society were held, the inscription “ROMANIA” in an arc, the face value “100 LEI”, the coat of arms of Romania and the year of issue “2015”.

Obverse of the silver coin: the image of Vasile Pogor Mansion in Iași, where the meetings of “Junimea” Society were held, the inscription “ROMANIA” in an arc, the face value “10 LEI”, the coat of arms of Romania and the year of issue “2015”.

Obverse of the copper-plated tombac coin: the image of Vasile Pogor Mansion in Iași, where the meetings of “Junimea” Society were held, the inscription “ROMANIA” in an arc, the face value “1 LEU”, the coat of arms of Romania and the year of issue “2015”.

Reverse (common to all coins made of gold, silver and copper-plated tombac in the set) : the portrait of Titu Maiorescu, his birth and death years – “1840” and “1917” – and the inscription “TITU MAIORESCU” in an arc.

The gold, silver and copper-plated tombac coins are individually housed in transparent plastic capsules. The sets of coins are accompanied by leaflets featuring a presentation of the numismatic issue in Romanian, English and French. Each leaflet comes with a certificate of authenticity bearing the signatures of the Governor and the Chief Cashier of the National Bank of Romania.

The mintage of this numismatic issue is of 150 sets of coins (made of gold, silver and copper-plated tombac).

The selling price is lei 2,050.00, VAT excluded, per set of three coins (made of gold, silver and copper-plated tombac), including the leaflet.

The gold, silver and copper-plated tombac coins dedicated to the anniversary of 175 years since Titu Maiorescu’s birth are legal tender on the territory of Romania.

The sets of coins will be put into circulation through the branches of the National Bank of Romania in Bucharest, Cluj-Napoca, Iaşi and Timişoara.

 

Full details: http://bnr.ro/page.aspx?prid=9937

SRI LANKA - 500 Rupees 2015 Coin - Pope Francis Visit

Sri Lanka – 2015 500 Rupees commemorating the visit of Pope Francis to Sri Lanka

At the request of the Sri Lanka Catholic Bishop’s Conference a commemorative Rs 500/- sterling silver crown size frosted Proof NCLT coin was issued by Central Bank of Sri Lanka to mark the Visit of Pope Francis from 2015 January 13 to 15th in recognition of the national importance of this event.

SPECIFICATIONS
Denomination Rupee 500/-
Alloy Silver (0.925Ag)
Diameter 38.61 mm
Thickness 3.0? mm
Weight 28.28 gms
Shape Round
Edge Milled
DieAxis
Issue 1500
Mint Royal,Llantrisant

More info on http://coins.lakdiva.org/commemorative/2015_popefrancisvisit_500r.html

News reported by Aidan Work.

SRI LANKA - 500 Rupees 2015 Coin - Pope Francis Visit

SRI LANKA – 500 Rupees 2015 Coin – Pope Francis Visit

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

France issued an Euro coins set commemorating 50 years of European Space Cooperation

This year we are celebrating 50 years of European space cooperation and the Ariane rocket, which remains one of Europe’s greatest achievements. The Monnaie de Paris mint issued a coin set for this occasion. The set has 4 coins in it, 3 of gold (5, 50 and 200 Euro face value) and one made out of silver (10 euro).

France - Euro coins set - 50 years of ESA

Reverse - 200 Euro 2014

Obverse - 200 Euro 2014
 

Original link: http://www.esa.int/About_Us/Welcome_to_ESA/ESA_history/Commemorative_coins_to_mark_50_years_of_European_space_cooperation

Silver coin dedicated to 100th anniversary of the Romanian Olympic Committee

Tomorrow, 10 February 2014, the National Bank of Romania will put into circulation, for numismatic purposes, a silver coin dedicated to the centennial anniversary of the Romanian Olympic Committee.

The coin has the following characteristics:

  • Face value: lei 10
  • Metal: silver
  • Fineness: 999‰
  • Shape: round
  • Diameter: 37 mm
  • Weight: 31.103 g
  • Quality: proof
  • Edge: milled
10 Lei 2014 - 100th anniversary of the Romanian Olympic Committee

10 Lei 2014 – 100th anniversary of the Romanian Olympic Committee

10 Lei 2014 - 100th anniversary of the Romanian Olympic Committee

10 Lei 2014 – 100th anniversary of the Romanian Olympic Committee

The silver coins are housed in transparent plastic capsules and are accompanied by leaflets featuring a presentation of the numismatic issue in Romanian, English and French.

Each leaflet comes with a certificate of authenticity bearing the signatures of the Governor and the Chief Cashier of the National Bank of Romania.

The mintage of this numismatic issue is 250.

The selling price per silver coin, including the leaflet, is lei 310.00 excluding VAT.

The silver coin dedicated to the centennial anniversary of the Romanian Olympic Committee is legal tender on the territory of Romania.

These collector coins will be put into circulation through the branches of the National Bank of Romania in Bucharest, Cluj‑Napoca, Iaşi and Timişoara.

The official page: http://bnr.ro/page.aspx?prid=8617

Two new silver coins to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Doctors Gheorghe Marinescu and Ioan Cantacuzino

Obverse, the same for both coins, shows a partial depiction of the building of the University of Medicine and Pharmacy in Bucharest, a composition illustrating medical research in Neurology and Microbiology, the face value “10 LEI”, the coat of arms of Romania, the year of issue “2013” and “ROMANIA” inscribed in an arc.

Reverse of the first coin presents the portrait and name of Doctor Gheorghe Marinescu, founding father of the Romanian school of Neurology, and “150 DE ANI DE LA NASTERE” inscribed in an arc..

Reverse of the second coin shows the portrait and name of Doctor Ioan Cantacuzino, founding father of the Romanian school of Microbiology and “150 DE ANI DE LA NASTERE” inscribed in an arc.

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The mint sets, with the silver coins housed in transparent plastic capsules, are accompanied by leaflets featuring a presentation of the numismatic issue in Romanian, English and French.

Each leaflet comes with a certificate of authenticity bearing the signatures of the Governor and the Chief Cashier of the National Bank of Romania.

The mintage of this numismatic issue is 500 sets.

The selling price per set of two silver coins, including the leaflet, is lei 590.00 excluding VAT.

The silver coins dedicated to the 150th anniversary of the birth of Doctor Gheorghe Marinescu and Doctor Ioan Cantacuzino are legal tender in Romania.

The silver coin set will be put into circulation through the branches of the National Bank of Romania in Bucharest, Cluj-Napoca, Iaşi and Timişoara.

 

10 Lei 2013 - Common Obverse

10 Lei 2013 – Common Obverse

10 Lei 2013 - Gheorghe Marinescu

10 Lei 2013 – Gheorghe Marinescu

10 Lei 2013 - Ioan Cantacuzino

10 Lei 2013 – Ioan Cantacuzino

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.

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

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