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New Canadian Stamp Issue Dedicated to Robertson Davies

Canada Post announced they will issue a new stamp on August 28th, dedicated to the Canadian writer Robertson Davies.

R Davies Bklt inside Wet Trap 2blks+2 grays

The stamp illustrates a portret by Yousuf Karsh, framing an all-knowing academic figure, with his trademark beard worthy of a mythic god.

Robertson Davies was a novelist, playwright, critic, journalist, and professor, being one of Canada’s best known and most popular authors, and one of the most distinguished “men of letters”. Davies was also the founding master of Massey College, a graduate residential college associated to the University of Toronto.

National Bank of Romania issued a gold coin to mark the 175th anniversary of Bogdan Petriceicu Hasdeu

National Bank of Romania will put on sale, starting 15th July, a gold coin dedicated to B. P. Hasdeu, to mark his 175th birth anniversary.

Bogdan Petriceicu Hasdeu (1838-1907) was an important Romanian philologist and writer. He was born in northern Bessarabia (now part of Ukraine), at that time part of the Russian Empire.

100 Lei 2013 - 175th birth anniversary of B.P. Hasdeu

100 Lei 2013 – 175th birth anniversary of B.P. Hasdeu

100 Lei 2013 - 175th birth anniversary of B.P. Hasdeu

100 Lei 2013 – 175th birth anniversary of B.P. Hasdeu

Technical Details:

Mintage Proof: 250
Diameter: 21.00 mm
Weight: 6.4520 g
Material: Gold 0.9000
Mint: Romania – Bucharest
Edge Type: reeded

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)

 

If you wish to view more details about the coin, add it to your collection or wish list, access it in our catalog here: 
http://www.allnumis.com/coin/kazakhstan/50-tenge-2013-120th-birth-anniversary-of-m-zhumabayev-28785

Portugal 2 new euro coins : 150th anniversary of the Red Cross and José Saramago

Bank of Portugal released 2 new commemorative 2.5 euro coins made out of silver.

The first one celebrates 150 years since the Red Cross was founded in Geneva, Switzerland. The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is a three times Nobel Prize Laureate (1917, 1944 and 1963). It is currently made up of millions of volunteers all over the world.

150TH ANNIVERSARY OF RED CROSS

150TH ANNIVERSARY OF RED CROSS

The second coin is part of a larger series dedicated to the European Writers. It is dedicated to one of the most celebrated Portuguese writer : José Saramago, who won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1998.

José Saramago

José Saramago

 

If you wish to view more details about the coin, add it to your collection or wish list, access it in our catalog here:

http://www.allnumis.com/coin/portugal/25-euro-2013-150th-anniversary-of-red-cross-28783

http://www.allnumis.com/coin/portugal/25-euro-2013-jose-saramago-28784