World Coin News

Spain 2 euro 2021 - Historic city of Toledo

New bimetallic circulating commemorative:

"UNESCO World Heritage: Historic city of Toledo"

Spain 2 euro 2021 - Historic city of Toledo

TECHNICAL DATA
External ring: copper-nickel
Center disc: nickel-brass, nickel and nickel-brass three layers
Diameter: 25.75 mm
Weight: 8.50 g
Thickness: 2.20 mm
Mint: Fábrica Nacional de Moneda y Timbre (Spain)
Issue date: 10/03/2021


LINK: Fábrica Nacional de Moneda y Timbre

Sun, 28 Feb 2021 19:36:00 +0000


Switzerland 20 francs 2021 - Friedrich Dürrenmatt

New collectors' commemorative type:

"Centenary of the birth of Friedrich Dürrenmatt"

Switzerland 20 francs 2021 - Friedrich Dürrenmatt

TECHNICAL DATA
Composition: silver 0.835
Diameter: 33.00 mm
Weight: 20.00 g
Mint: Federal Mint Swissmint (Switzerland)
Artist: Remo Mascherini
Mintage: 15.000 unc / 5.000 proof


(image and data from www.swissmint.ch)

LINK: The Swiss Mint

Sun, 28 Feb 2021 19:24:00 +0000


Sri Lanka 20 rupees 2020 - 70th Anniversary of The Central Bank of Sri Lanka

New commemorative coins for circulation and collectors:

"70th Anniversary of The Central Bank of Sri Lanka"

Sri Lanka 20 rupees 2020 - 70th Anniversary of The Central Bank of Sri Lanka

TECHNICAL DATA
Issue date: 03/03/2021
Composition: nickel plated steel
Diameter: 28.00 mm
Thickness: 2.00 mm
Mintage: 5 million


A collectors item was issued recently with exactly the same design:

TECHNICAL DATA
Issue date: 31/12/2020
Composition: aluminium-bronze
Diameter: 28.00 mm
Thickness: 2.00 mm
Mintage: 3.000
Mint: CBPM (China)


(image from coins.lakdiva.org)
(news by Pabitra Saha)

LINK: Central Bank of Sri Lanka

Thu, 25 Feb 2021 17:32:00 +0000


British Indian Ocean Territory 2 pounds 2021 - The Queen's Beasts - The Lion of England

New bimetallic commemorative:

"From the new 'The Queen's Beasts' collection: The Lion of England"

British Indian Ocean Territory 2 pounds 2021 - The Queen's Beasts - The Lion of England

TECHNICAL DATA
External ring: nickel-bronze
Center disc: copper-nickel
Diameter: 28.40 mm
Weight: 12.00 g
Mint: The Pobjoy Mint
Mintage: 2.750


It is also available in limited edition (475 pieces) proof sterling silver.

(image from www.pobjoy.com)

LINK: The Pobjoy Mint

Thu, 25 Feb 2021 17:05:00 +0000


United Kingdom 50 pence 2021 - Mary Anning's fossil discoveries

New CuNi commemoratives in normal and coloured editions:

"Second coin collection of the Tales of the Earth series: Mary Anning"

The Royal Mint, in collaboration with the Natural History Museum has launched a new commemorative coin collection celebrating fossil hunter and pioneering palaeontologist Mary Anning.

Mary Anning was born in Lyme Regis, Dorset, in 1799 and spent her entire life in this small seaside town on England’s south coast. Anning’s father Richard had a large family to support and, in order to supplement his modest income as a carpenter, he set up a curiosity table outside their home selling fossils to tourists. It was at this point that she developed an interest in helping her father and amongst the curiosities they discovered were ‘snake stones’ (ammonites), ‘devil fingers’ (belemites) and ‘verteberries’ (vertebrae). Aged only 12 or 13, Anning made her first discovery, an articulated skeleton of an ichthyosaur, a type of marine reptile that once roamed Jurassic seas. From this point forward Anning made a number of astonishing discoveries making her the greatest fossil hunter of the Victorian era.

United Kingdom 50 pence 2021 - Mary Anning's fossil discoveries

TECHNICAL DATA
Composition: copper-nickel
Diameter: 27.30 mm
Weight: 8.00 g
Mint: The Royal Mint
Mintage: unlimited (normal bu) / 50.000 (coloured bu)
Design: Robert Nicholls and Jody Clark


Silver proof coins are available also in normal and coloured editions:

TECHNICAL DATA
Composition: silver .925
Diameter: 27.30 mm
Weight: 8.00 g
Mintage: 3.000 (normal) / 7.000 (coloured)


And finally, gold proof coins are available too:

United Kingdom 50 pence 2021 - Mary Anning's fossil discoveries - gold

TECHNICAL DATA
Composition: gold .9167
Diameter: 27.30 mm
Weight: 15.50 g
Mintage: 250


(images and data provided by The Royal Mint Press Office)

LINK: The Royal Mint

Thu, 25 Feb 2021 01:00:00 +0000


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