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BBCCanada "toonie" coin glows in the dark
Canada
June 19, 2017

It may not be made of gold, but Canada's new glow-in-the-dark, two-dollar coin sure does glitter.

Known colloquially as the "toonie," the C$2 ($1.50, £1.20) coin is said to be the world's first glow-in-the-dark coin to enter into circulation. The winning design, which was chosen from 10,000 entries, depicts boaters looking up at the Northern Lights.

States of JerseyWithdrawal of Jersey £1 coin
Jersey
Feb. 24, 2017

After 15 October 2017, the Jersey £1 coin will no longer be legal tender. The States of Jersey will be withdrawing the coin from circulation to coincide with the UK’s timeline for the introduction of its new £1 coin.

Today OnlineCommemorative Singapore Botanic Gardens coin unveiled
Singapore
Nov. 11, 2016

A commemorative coin showcasing iconic features of the Singapore Botanic Gardens was unveiled on Friday (Nov 11) in celebration of the addition of the gardens into the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

The Singapore Botanic Gardens UNESCO World Heritage Site Commemorative Coin will be issued, in limited quantities, on Nov 29. Orders have to reach the Singapore Mint by Nov 28. The coins will be subjected to balloting if oversubscribed.

The left side of the coin shows a cluster of rubber trees, while the right side show the iconic white bandstand of the Singapore Botanic Gardens. Sprays of the Tiger Orchid line the bottom of the coin.

Island SunBuyers Beware! Fake BVI Collector ‘s Coin In Circulation
None
Oct. 28, 2016

The Government of the British Virgin Islands is advising the public, especially coin collectors, that a ‘coin’ claiming to be issued in the name of the British Virgin Islands, has been offered for sale to coin dealers and the general public. All are advised that these ‘coins’ have never been approved by the Government, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office nor Her Majesty the Queen.

The SunLabourer lands £250,000 windfall after discovering rarest British coin ever made in his four-year-old son’s treasure chest
United Kingdom
Oct. 25, 2016

A lucky dad is set to reap a life-changing £250,000 windfall after discovering he owned the rarest British coin ever made – which his four-year-old son had been keeping in his toy treasure chest.

The 35-year-old labourer was given the “lost” 300 year old Queen Anne Vigo five guinea coin by his late grandfather 30 years ago.

Irish CentralA guide to valuing all your old Irish coins (with photos)
Ireland
Oct. 9, 2016

Between the formation of the Republic of Ireland, the shift towards decimalization, and the introduction of the Euro, Irish currency underwent a great number of changes over the past 100 years, resulting in a number of coins that are now so rare they can fetch up to $13,200 at auction. Many of them are also exceptionally beautiful, featuring symbols of Ireland and tributes to the country’s agricultural and agrarian wealth.

The Express TribuneGovernment to introduce Rs10 coin in a couple of weeks: State Bank
Pakistan
Oct. 3, 2016

The federal government is expected to introduce the Rs10 coin in a couple of weeks, a State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) spokesperson said on Monday.

The SBP started receiving Rs10 coins from Pakistan Mint — the nation’s oldest mint located in Lahore’s Shalimar Town from Monday, the SBP spokesperson told The Express Tribune. However, he said, it may take another two weeks before the new coins started circulating as the central bank needed time to supply them to its 16 offices nationwide.

BloombergThere Is a $4 U.S. Coin, and It’s Now Worth $60,000
United States
Aug. 5, 2016

In 1879, America's minister plenipotentiary to Austria, John Adam Kasson, successfully persuaded the Philadelphia Mint that the U.S. needed a four-dollar coin. The exact logic of the argument has been lost to time, though its thrust was that America needed a coin that would work as a form of international currency, and a gold coin that (roughly) measured the same weight as a French napoleon or a British sovereign would do the trick.

ReutersU.S. wins ownership of rare 'double eagle' gold coins
United States
Aug. 1, 2016

A federal appeals court on Monday said a cache of exceptionally rare gold coins stolen from the U.S. Mint in the 1930s belongs to the U.S. government, not the Pennsylvania family that possessed it for decades.

By a 9-3 vote, the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Philadelphia said Joan Langbord and her sons Roy and David cannot keep the 10 "double eagle" 1933 $20 gold pieces, estimated to be worth several million dollars each.

Monday's decision could end a decade-long battle that began after the Langbords, heirs to late Philadelphia jeweler Israel Switt, found the coins in a safe deposit box and asked the Mint to authenticate them, only to have them seized in 2004.

The AustralianUS investors jump on Australian kangaroo coins
Australia
June 21, 2016

The popularity among American investors and collectors of a silver coin emblazoned with a kangaroo has caught the Perth Mint by surprise. It’s prompted the mint, one of the world’s largest, to accelerate an expansion to meet US demand.

Sales of silver coins from the Australian mint have doubled over the past year, far outpacing growth in demand for other coins including those made of gold and the US Mint’s popular silver American eagles.

Wall Street JournalGoing for Silver: U.S. Investors Jump on Australia’s Kangaroo Coins
Australia
June 20, 2016

The popularity in the U.S. of a silver coin emblazoned with a kangaroo has caught the Perth Mint by surprise, prompting one of the world’s largest mints to accelerate an expansion to meet demand among American investors and collectors.

Sales of silver coins from the Australian mint have doubled over the past year, far outpacing growth in demand for other coins including those made of gold and the U.S. Mint’s popular silver American Eagles.

ReutersBidders fail to reach minimums for two rare U.S. coins at auction
United States
May 24, 2016

Two legendary U.S. coins, one of them more than 200 years old, that were on the auction block on Tuesday in New York City did not sell after bidders failed to reach minimum reserved prices, according to Sotheby's.

A bid of $10,575,000, the most ever offered for a coin, was place by phone for an 1804 Draped Bust Silver Dollar, but it failed to reach the consignor’s reserve price, Sotheby's auction house said in a statement.

A phone bid of $7,285,000 was placed on an extremely rare 1822 half eagle, but it also failed to reach the consignor’s reserve price, Sotheby's said.

The Star OnlineAvid collector proud owner of 50 sen first-issue pieces minted between 1967-69
Malaysia
May 5, 2016

he face value is only 50 sen and minting date is 1967 and yet some 46 years later, the rare coin sitting among John Goh’s collection is now worth a whopping S$4,200 (over RM10,700). The president of Sarawak Philatelic and Numismatic Society told The Star here that during the Collectible Auction Asia in Singapore on Oct 19, the opening price for that very coin was S$1,600 (RM4,100) apiece.

BBCNew 12-sided £1 coins start being made by Royal Mint
United Kingdom
March 31, 2016

Pocket money may look a bit different this time next year because the £1 coin is changing. The new one will have 12 sides instead of a smooth, rounded edge.

It's the first time the pound coin has been changed in more than 30 years. The Royal Mint, who produce all of our coins, say the new design will make pound coins harder to illegally copy.

Daily TelegraphRoyal Australian Mint releases one-off Australian ‘quarter’ coin to honour war veterans
Australia
March 27, 2016

For the first time Australia will get its own 25 cent coin, but you’ll probably have a better chance of finding one in a collection than in your change at the local corner shop.

The Royal Australian Mint will produce more than one million “quarters” in an exclusive one-off release and although they will be legal tender, the unique gold coins are unlikely to end up in circulation as general currency.

The new coins will feature designs based on photos of the significant military moments in Australia’s history and will be made available as part of Anzac Day commemorations.

Anglican Communion News ServiceQueen breaks with tradition for Royal Maundy in her 90th year
United Kingdom
March 24, 2016

Queen Elizabeth II has today taken part in the traditional Royal Maundy service in which small purses of money were given to a selected groups of pensioners; but in a break from the usual tradition of visiting a different cathedral each year and selecting recipients from the local dioceses; to mark her forthcoming 90th birthday the Queen held the ceremony in Windsor Castle’s St George’s Chapel and the elderly recipients were selected from throughout England.

BBCWhy is this coin worth $10m?
United States
March 17, 2016

A US silver dollar worth more than $10m has gone on display in London. But what makes this coin the most valuable in the world?

It measures 4cm (1.6in) across and would make $12 if sold for scrap silver today, but the "Amon Carter" Flowing Hair Silver Dollar is a record-breaker. It was bought by a private collector in 2013 for $10m (about £7m).

BBCBrand new Beatrix Potter coins to be released
United Kingdom
Feb. 29, 2016

The Royal Mint are making a series of special coins to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the birth of Beatrix Potter. Beatrix Potter was a famous author who wrote children's stories about lots of different animals, like Peter Rabbit, Squirrel Nutkin and Mrs Tiggy-Winkle.

Four coins will be made featuring different characters from her stories, and a special collector's 50p coin showing a colour picture of Peter Rabbit will also be released.

Australian Broadcasting CorporationFive cent coin on chopping block as Australia marks 50th anniversary of decimal currency
Australia
Feb. 14, 2016

Five cent coins could be on their way out 50 years after decimal currency was introduced, according to the head of the Royal Australian Mint. Earlier this week, mint chief executive Ross MacDiarmid flagged a makeover for the 50 cent coin, due to issues with the 12-sided piece's size.

Today Mr MacDiarmid said the five cent piece could also be on the chopping block, probably not being produced in five to 10 years' time.

Australian Broadcasting CorporationAustralia's 50 cent coin 'likely to undergo redesign'
Australia
Feb. 13, 2016

The 50 cent coin could be set for a makeover 50 years after it was first introduced. Chief executive of the Royal Australian Mint Ross MacDiarmid tipped that there was likely to be a review of the coin's design within the next year. Mr MacDiarmid said one of the major issues with the 12-sided piece was its size.

Royal Australian MintMint makes decimal currency history with the flip of a coin
Australia
Feb. 11, 2016

The 14th of February marks the 50th anniversary of the introduction of the decimal currency - the move from pounds, shilling and pence to dollars and cents.

The Assistant Minister to the Treasurer the Hon Alex Hawke MP has announced that history will be made this year by the Royal Australian Mint (the Mint) with a special release of the entire suite of Australia’s circulating coins to feature commemorative designs recognising the 50th anniversary of decimal currency.

With over 5 million of each denomination entering circulation, this announcement makes history in more ways than one with the designs appearing on the ‘heads’ of the coin along with the effigy and it being the first time unique designs have been applied to the 5 and 10 cent coins.

The Sydney Morning HeraldCoin designer Stuart Devlin reflects on decimal currency's 50th anniversary
Australia
Feb. 7, 2016

Decimal currency's arrival on St Valentine's Day 50 years ago required a public education program. Simple enough. "Even morons can count up to 10", a business academic helpfully offered at the time. Clearly, a little more sophistication was required.

The Irish TimesCommemorative €2 coin released to mark 1916 centenary
Ireland
Jan. 20, 2016

The design of the State’s commemorative €2 coin has been unveiled to mark the centenary of the 1916 Easter Rising and the Proclamation of the Irish Republic. The Central Bank will release 4.5 million of the coins into general circulation from Wednesday.

The design by Emmet Mullins beat submissions from 52 Irish and international designers to be chosen for the project. It shows a representation of the statue of Hibernia (the historic personification of Ireland) on top of the GPO with the centenary dates.

Perth MintPerth Mint re-creates Stuart Devlin’s 1c & 2c coin designs in silver to mark 50th anniversary of decimalisation
Australia
Jan. 5, 2016

In celebration of the 50th anniversary of decimalisation, The Perth Mint is delighted to reveal that it has been authorised to revive Stuart Devlin’s feathertail glider and frill-necked lizard designs in silver for a special 50th anniversary of decimalisation set.

Issued as Australian legal tender, each coin is struck from 1oz of 99.9% pure silver. The reverse of both coins includes the initials ‘SD’, as well as The Perth Mint’s ‘P’ mintmark.

BBCNew coins for 2016 to feature Shakespeare and Beatrix Potter
United Kingdom
Jan. 1, 2016

Images representing Shakespeare plays and Beatrix Potter tales will be among those featuring on coins in 2016, the Royal Mint has said. The coins are meant to give a snapshot of Britain over the past 1,000 years.

The histories, comedies and tragedies of Shakespeare will be depicted on £2 coins, 400 years after his death. A 50p coin will honour Beatrix Potter to mark the 150 years since her birth, while another commemorates the Battle of Hastings, 950 years ago. A picture of the Great Fire of London will be embossed onto a £2 coin to mark the event's 350th anniversary.

The IndependentRoyal Mint produces last ever round pound coin
United Kingdom
Dec. 18, 2015

The last batch of round pound coins has been produced at the Royal Mint. Round pound coins are being phased out to make way for a new 12-sided £1 coin that will enter circulation in 2017.

The replacement is being touted as one of the most secure in the world by the Royal Mint. It will feature microtext around the edge, a different shape and size and two colours, not dissimilar from the existing £2 coin. The current UK pound coin was first minted in Llantrisant in 1983 as a replacement for the £1 note, which was phased out five years later. The final batch will come off the same production line at the Royal Mint in the county borough of Rhondda Cynon Taf in South Wales.

BBCLast round pound coin minted
United Kingdom
Dec. 16, 2015

The Royal Mint is producing the final round pound coin on Wednesday. It is more than 30 years since the now familiar gold-coloured coins were first minted. The new-look replacement will be brought into circulation in 2017.

India TodayNarendra Modi releases Rs 125 coin: Some unknown things that you must know
India
Dec. 7, 2015

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has released two commemorative coins of Rs 125 and Rs 10 on December 6, 2015, in the memory of Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar. On Mahaparinirvan Divas, Narendra Modi released the coins and paid tributes to Babasaheb Ambedkar. Commemorative coins are coins which are released with an objective to commemorate and celebrate an occasion or an event. In past five years, the government has released many coins and of different figures.

BBCRoyal Mint create first ever £50 coin
United Kingdom
Dec. 1, 2015

A special £50 coin has been created to help celebrate the Queen becoming the UK's longest reigning Monarch.

Earlier this year the Queen smashed the record for reigning for more than 63 years and 216 days. The silver coin has been made by the Royal Mint, who make all of the UK's money.

This is the first time they have made a £50 coin which also has a face value of the same amount. The coin features the latest portrait of the Queen and a picture of Britannia, a lady who since ancient Roman times has represented the UK.

UAE InteractCentral Bank to Issue Commemorative Silver Coin to Celebrate Commeration Day
United Arab Emirates
Nov. 30, 2015

The Central Bank of the UAE has said that it will issue a commemorative silver coin on the occasion of Commemoration Day (Martyrs' Day), which is celebrated tomorrow.

The bank in a statement has said that in appreciation of decision of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan to declare 30th November of each year as Martyrs' Day to commemorate and express gratitude to "our heroic martyrs and dutiful sons", who have made the ultimate sacrifice in order to protect their country and ensure that the UAE flag continues to fly high.

Last Best NewsCommemorative coin to feature Yellowstone Park
United States
Nov. 20, 2015

In a preview of what is sure to be a diverse range of events and promotions next year celebrating the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service, the U.S. Mint on Thursday released designs for three new coins, including one featuring Yellowstone National Park.

The commemorative coin designs were showed off at a Washington, D.C., ceremony at the Department of Interior attended by Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis and U.S. Treasurer Rosie Rios.

Khaleej TimesCommerative Coin for Dubai Chamber's 50th Anniversary
United Arab Emirates
Nov. 16, 2015

Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry, in cooperation with Central Bank of the UAE, has announced the issuing of a commemorative coin to mark the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Chamber.

The commemorative one dirham coin includes an image of the Dubai Chamber headquarters, which is the first building outside of the US and Canada to get green building rating LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) for existing buildings.

The Royal MintThe 2016 UK coin designs revealed
United Kingdom
Nov. 5, 2015

It’s been an exciting week for UK coin collectors and if you’ve not been following the announcements on Facebook or Twitter then this article should bring you up to speed! Those of you who have been collecting coins for a few years or more will know that November is normally an exciting time at The Royal Mint, as the coins of the following year are released. So, you’ll be excited to learn that on Monday the new coins for 2016 were announced! In total, eight 2016 UK coins have been revealed alongside The Sovereign for 2016.

The Royal MintThe Sovereign 2016
United Kingdom
Nov. 2, 2015

The Royal Mint has launched the latest collection of its world renowned flagship coin - The Sovereign – featuring a celebratory obverse portrait for one year only on Proof Sovereign coins, to mark Her Majesty The Queen’s 90th birthday year. This is only the second time in Queen Elizabeth’s reign that a commemorative portrait has been used on Sovereign proof coins, the last time being in 1989.

The Royal MintMarking 600 years since the Battle of Agincourt
United Kingdom
Oct. 23, 2015

This Sunday marks the 600th anniversary of the Battle of Agincourt. A major English victory in the Hundred Years’ War, the battle saw England, led by Henry V, defeat a French army under a sky that was said to have grown ‘dark with arrows’. It is still regarded today as one of England’s and King Henry V’s greatest military victories and this year a number of events, exhibitions and an Alderney coin struck by The Royal Mint will mark 600 years since the Battle of Agincourt.

CNWRoyal Canadian Mint commemorates remembrance with two new circulation coins
Canada
Oct. 23, 2015

One hundred years after Canadian Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae penned In Flanders Fields on the battlefield of Ypres, Belgium, the Royal Canadian Mint has issued a $2 circulation coin commemorating his iconic poem of remembrance, as well as a 25-cent circulation coin featuring a life-like poppy design. These coins were unveiled at a special ceremony held today at McCrae House.

"The Mint has a proud history of crafting coins which honour the many Canadians who have risked or sacrificed their lives in defending our freedoms and values," said Sandra Hanington, President and CEO of the Royal Canadian Mint. "As Canadians across the country are once more preparing to honour our veterans at upcoming Remembrance Day ceremonies, the Mint is pleased to join them in remembrance through new circulation coins."

Customs TodayNew 5-rupee coin to be released tomorrow
Pakistan
Oct. 14, 2015

The central bank will issue new five-rupee coin on Thursday (Oct 15). According to the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP), weight of new coin is 3 grams and it is made of 79 percent copper, 20 percent zinc and 1 percent nickel. There is a rising star on the front of the coin in which ‘Islami Jamhuriya Pakistan’ is imprinted, while there are stars and flowers imprinted on the back.

The coin will be available from the exchange counters of all the offices of SBP. The old 5-rupee coin is still legal and will remain in circulation for now.

Khaleej TimesUAE to issue commemorative Dirham coin today
United Arab Emirates
Oct. 1, 2015

Central Bank of the UAE announced that it will be issuing, with effect from Thursday October 1, 2015, a commemorative Dirham on the occasion of the Global Village 20th Season Celebrations.

Numismatic NewsElizabeth II reaches reign milestone
None
Sept. 10, 2015

On Sept. 9, 2015, Queen Elizabeth II achieved the longest reign of any monarch in any kingdom of the British Isles. On that date she surpassed the 63 years 216 days of rule by her great-great-grandmother Victoria. She also became the longest-reigning woman in history.

The Royal MintCould this be the most popular coin of 2015?
United Kingdom
Sept. 4, 2015

Earlier this week The Royal Mint announced that it would be striking a range of coins to mark the moment Her Majesty The Queen becomes Britain’s longest reigning monarch. The announcement proved very popular with coin collectors and fans of the royal family alike, as the website experienced overwhelming levels of traffic – the like not seen since the launch of the first ever face value £100 coin. So, could this be the most popular coin of 2015? Have your say in our poll below.

Reserve Bank of IndiaRBI to issue ₹5 Coins to commemorate “Golden Jubilee of Indo-Pak War 1965"
India
Sept. 3, 2015

The Reserve Bank of India will shortly put into circulation ₹ 5 coins minted by the Government of India to commemorate the Golden Jubilee of Indo-Pak war 1965.

The design of the coins has:

On the obverse: The Lion Capital of Ashoka Pillar in the center with the legend "सत्यमेव जयते" inscribed below, flanked on the left periphery with the word "भारत" in Devnagri script and on the right periphery with the word "INDIA" in English. It will also bear the Rupee symbol " ₹ " and denominational value "5" in the international numerals below the Lion Capital.

On the reverse: The image of "Amar Jawan" monument along with the design of olive leaves branch on its left and right sides at the center, with the inscription "वीरता एवं बलिदान" in Devnagri script on the left upper periphery and "VALOUR AND SACRIFICE" in English on the right upper periphery. The year "2015" is written below the image of the monument. The inscription "1965 सामरिक अभियान का स्वर्ण जयंती वर्ष" in Devnagri script on the upper periphery and "GOLDEN JUBILEE 1965 OPERATIONS" in English on the lower periphery will also be written on this face of the coin.

The coins will be legal tender as provided in The Coinage Act 2011. Existing coins in this denomination will also continue to be legal tender.

Reserve Bank of IndiaRBI’s Monetary Museum unveils Special Display of Mysore Coins
India
Aug. 28, 2015

The Reserve Bank of India’s Monetary Museum unveiled a special display on Mysore Coins on August 20, 2015. Dr. Deepali Pant Joshi, Executive Director inaugurated the special display. A 20-page information brochure on Mysore Coins displays was also released on the occasion. Shri U. S. Paliwal, Executive Director, Prof. Damodar Acharya, Director on the Reserve Bank’s Central Board of Directors and Shri S Ramaswamy, Regional Director, Mumbai Office were present.

The display comprises 112 Mysore coins (13 coins in gold, 6 in silver and 93 in copper), covers the monetary history of Mysore for a period of four centuries starting from AD 1565 after the battle of Talikota. The display emphasises the coins issued under the Mysore Wodeyars, Haider Ali and Tipu Sultan. Gold coins were found in large number under Mysore rulers. Kanthirava Narasaraya was the first ruler to issue gold coins, known as Kanthirava varaha and half varaha which weighed 3.5 gms and 1.7 gms, respectively, with Lakshmi Narasimha on one side and three line Nagari legend mentioning his name on the other. He also issued gold panam weighing 0.35 gms with Narasimha on one side and his name on the other. Diwan Purnaiya later reintroduced Gidda Kanthirava panam (gidda literally meaning 'thick') under Krishnaraja III (AD 1799 - 1832). The tradition continued during the time of Haider Ali and Tipu Sultan.

China DailyNew coins released to mark memorable date
China
Aug. 20, 2015

A set of commemorative coins will be issued by the People's Bank of China on Thursday to commemorate the 70th anniversary of victory in the War of Resistance against Japanese Aggression and the fight against fascism. The coins' release was announced by the State Council Information Office on Wednesday.

Rio 2016New batches of Rio 2016 commemorative coins and postal stamps launched
Brazil
Aug. 6, 2015

The day after Rio 2016 celebrated one year to the Olympic Games there was a special treat for collectors of Olympic and Paralympic memorabilia. New batches of commemorative Rio 2016 coins and stamps were unveiled on Thursday (6 August) during a special launch event at the Maracanã Stadium.

The latest circulation coins, worth R$1 (one Brazilian real), introduced three more Olympic sports to the collection – volleyball, judo and football – and one more Paralympic sport – athletics.

There are also gold and silver coins, which are special collectors’ items, bearing exclusive designs. Each of them combines an outdoor sport being practised in front of a famous Rio landmark – rowing on Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas, running in Flamengo Park, cycling at Vista Chinesa, and playing beach volleyball at Copacabana – with a Brazilian cultural icon (one for fauna, flora, architecture and music) on their opposite side – a mico-leão dourado (a type of Brazilian monkey), an orchid; the Sambódromo, and forró (a musical and dance style from Northeast of Brazil).

The Royal MintA miniature masterpiece: the UK’s smallest coin
United Kingdom
July 30, 2015

At first glance this may appear to be an artist putting the finishing touches to a painting – but these tiny figures stand at little over 20mm! Created by Roy’s People, they depict in miniature Antony Dufort creating his 2015 Britannia design – which features on the United Kingdom’s smallest coin.

Reserve Bank of India₹ 10 coins issued to commemorate "International Day of Yoga"
India
July 30, 2015

The Reserve Bank of India will shortly put into circulation ₹ 10 coins to commemorate the International Day of Yoga which the Government of India has minted.

The design details of these coins are:

The obverse of the coin bears the Lion Capitol of Ashoka Pillar in the center with the legend "सत्यमेव जयते" inscribed below, flanked on the left periphery with the word "भारत" in Devnagri script and on the right periphery flanked with the word "INDIA" in English. It also bears the Rupee symbol "₹" and denominational value "10" in the international numerals below the Lion Capitol.

The reverse of the coin bears the logo of "International Day of Yoga", with inscription "सामंजस्य एवं शान्ति के लिए योग" in Devnagri Script and "YOGA FOR HARMONY AND PEACE" around the logo and design. The date "21 JUNE" is written at the bottom of the logo. The inscription "अंतर्राष्ट्रीय योग दिवस" in Devnagri script on left periphery and "INTERNATIONAL DAY OF YOGA" in English on the right periphery is written on this side of the coin. The year "2015" is written on the lower periphery in international numerals exactly below the logo.

These coins are legal tender as provided in The Coinage Act 2011. The existing coins in this denomination will also continue to be legal tender.

Mirror OnlinePrince George's second birthday: Limited edition commemorative coin released to mark July 22 anniversary
United Kingdom
July 22, 2015

Prince George's second birthday, which will be celebrated next week, has been marked by a limited edition commemorative coin from the Royal Mint.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's toddler son's birthday is on July 22 and a sterling silver £5 coin has been struck to mark the event.

The coin bears a contemporary re-imagining of the St George and the dragon legend by artist Christopher Le Brun while the other side features the current portrait of the Queen by Jody Clark.

The TelegraphBelgium defies France with euro coin marking Napoleon defeat
Belgium
June 9, 2015

Belgium on Monday began minting €2.50 coins marking the 200th anniversary of Napoleon's defeat of at the Battle of Waterloo, after France forced it to scrap a two-euro coin made for the same purpose.
Paris objected to the new Belgian coin, commemorating the French emperor's defeat by British and Prussian forces, earlier this year, saying it would create tensions at a time when Europe's unity is under threat.

Belgium was forced to get scrap about 180,000 two-euro coins that had already been minted after Paris sent a letter saying they could cause an "unfavourable reaction in France". But Belgium has managed to skirt the French protests using a rule that allows eurozone countries to unilaterally issue coins if they are in an irregular denomination - in this case, €2.50.

Daily Commercial NewsSkywalkers: Mohawk ironworkers honoured with new U.S. coin
United States
May 29, 2015

Although the coin is strictly American issue, Mohawk ironworkers have traditionally lived on both sides of the present-day border. The Kahnawake Mohawk Territory is located on the south shore of the St. Lawrence River across from Montreal. The territory of the Mohawk Nation at Akwesasne straddles the St. Lawrence and the borders of Ontario, Quebec and New York State.

SkyNewsRoyal Mint Unveils £5 Coin For New Princess
United Kingdom
May 3, 2015

The Royal Mint has unveiled the design of a new £5 coin, to commemorate the safe arrival of the royal baby. In celebration of the princess's birth, 500 gold coins and 9,500 silver coins will be produced.

The coins have a royal seal of approval from the Queen, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, and the Chancellor. John Bergdahl has designed the limited-edition pieces, and he was also the artist behind the commemorative coins which were minted for Prince George's birth.

CoinworksThe Madrid Holey Dollar - World Record Price
Australia
May 1, 2015

Coinworks is proud to announce the sale of the Madrid Holey Dollar for a world record price of $550,000. Acquired by a Queensland buyer, the coin will take pride of place in a superb colonial coin collection that includes one of the finest 1813 Dumps, an absolute choice quality 1852 Adelaide Pound and a simply glorious Gold Taylor Pattern.

Reserve Bank of New ZealandAnzac commemorative coins march out of PostShop and Kiwibank doors
New Zealand
April 20, 2015

More than three quarters of the coloured circulating commemorative coins minted to mark the Anzac centenary have been taken up by the public.

The Reserve Bank minted one million of the special 50 cent Anzac coins to commemorate the centenary, on 25 April 1915, of the Anzac landings on the Gallipoli Peninsula.

The ChronicleNew $2 coin going into circulation today honours Anzacs
Australia
April 20, 2015

A new $2 coloured coin will be put into circulation today as part of the Royal Australian Mint's Anzac Centenary Coin Program.

The coloured design will feature poppies to symbolise remembrance, crosses to honour the fallen and the words Lest We Forget. More than 1.5 million of the coloured coins will go into circulation over the next two weeks.

The Royal Australian Mint CEO Ross MacDiarmid said that the Mint is one of two in the world which produces colour print on circulating coins and the team had worked hard to ensure the integrity of the design was upheld.

Reserve Bank of IndiaIssue of ₹ 10 coins to commemorate the occasion of "Centenary commemoration of Mahatma Gandhi's return from South Africa"
India
April 16, 2015

The Government of India has minted the above mentioned coins which the Reserve Bank of India will shortly put into circulation.

Details regarding design, shape, etc. of these coins have been notified in the following Gazette of the Government of India, published by the Ministry of Finance, Department of Economic Affairs- The Gazette of India-Extraordinary- Part II-Section 3-Sub-section (i) - No.711 Dated December 31, 2014.

These coins are legal tender as provided in The Coinage Act 2011. The existing coins in this denomination shall also continue to be legal tender.

Emirates News AgencyCentral Bank of the UAE announces commemorative coin celebrating Sharjah as Capital of Islamic Culture 2014
United Arab Emirates
April 12, 2015

The Central Bank of the UAE has announced that it will be issuing a commemorative silver coin to mark the occasion of Selection of Sharjah as Capital of Islamic Culture-2014.

The face of the coin depicts the portrait of H.H. Dr. Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, and the coin’s denomination. The reverse face of the coin depicts the logo of the occasion.

The commemorative coin shall be available for sale to banks, at Central Bank’s cash counters at the Head Office in Abu Dhabi and at the Dubai Branch. The silver coin will be sold at its face value of AED 100 plus additional costs, estimated at AED 350.

Reserve Bank of IndiaRBI to issue ` 5 Coins to commemorate 125th Birth Anniversary of Jawaharlal Nehru
India
March 20, 2015

The Reserve Bank of India will shortly put into circulation ` 5 coins minted by the Government of India to commemorate 125th birth anniversary of Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru.

Details regarding design, shape, etc., of these coins have been notified in the following Gazette of the Government of India, published by the Ministry of Finance, Department of Economic Affairs: The Gazette of India-Extraordinary- Part II-Section 3-Sub-section (i) - No.562 Dated October 31, 2014.

These coins are legal tender as provided in The Coinage Act 2011. The existing coins in this denomination shall also continue to be legal tender.

Reserve Bank of IndiaIssue of ` 5 coins to commemorate the occasion of "Centenary of Komagata Maru Incident"
India
March 5, 2015

The Government of India has minted the above mentioned coins which the Reserve Bank of India will shortly put into circulation.

Details regarding design, shape, etc. of these coins have been notified in the following Gazette of the Government of India, published by the Ministry of Finance, Department of Economic Affairs- The Gazette of India-Extraordinary- Part II-Section 3-Sub-section (i) - No.506 Dated September 26, 2014.

These coins are legal tender as provided in The Coinage Act 2011. The existing coins in this denomination shall also continue to be legal tender.

Australian Broadcasting CorporationNew coin portrait of Queen Elizabeth unveiled
United Kingdom
March 3, 2015

A new portrait of Queen Elizabeth which will feature on the United Kingdom's coins has been unveiled. The portrait is the fifth of the 88-year-old queen, who will overtake Queen Victoria as Britain's longest-reigning monarch in September, to appear on coins since she came to the throne in 1952, and the first since 1998.

The GuardianLatest Queen Elizabeth coin unveiled
United Kingdom
March 2, 2015

The lines around the eyes have deepened, the chin has softened, but in the fifth and possibly final coin portrait of her reign, the Queen is looking to the right, straight into the future, with a faint smile.

Reserve Bank of New ZealandNZ’s first ever circulating coloured coin to mark Anzac Centenary
New Zealand
Feb. 10, 2015

A coloured legal tender 50 cent coin will be on sale to the public from next month to commemorate the centenary, on 25 April 1915, of the Anzac landings on the Gallipoli Peninsula.

It is the first time that a New Zealand coloured circulating coin has been produced. The coin will be in circulation as legal tender and available for collectors.

3NewsNew coin released for Gallipoli
New Zealand
Feb. 10, 2015

After decades of dull, monochrome coins New Zealanders will for the first time be able to feed the parking meter with a multi-coloured 50-cent piece - in black and white. The 50-cent pieces will be released next month to mark the centenary of the April 25 Gallipoli landings in Turkey during World War I.

NZ HeraldNew Zealand's first coloured coins mark Gallipoli centenary
New Zealand
Feb. 10, 2015

One million coloured coins will be released next month to mark the centenary of the Anzac landings on the Gallipoli Peninsula.

The special 50c features New Zealand and Australian soldiers standing back to back with their heads bowed in remembrance on one side and Queen Elizabeth II on the other. It is New Zealand's first coloured coin and was unveiled today at Government House in Wellington by the Governor-General Sir Jerry Mateparae and Reserve Bank governor Graeme Wheeler.

Perth NowPerth Mint releases Anzac spirit coins to mark Gallipoli centenary
Australia
Feb. 9, 2015

Limited edition collectable coins commemorating the Anzac spirit have been released by Perth Mint.

The Baptism of Fire 2oz gold coin depicts Australian and New Zealand soldiers scaling the cliffs above Anzac Cove, and features a red poppy and an inscription.

The Making of a Nation 1oz silver coin shows the troops in wooden row boats near the Gallipoli shore, with its rugged terrain in the background.

Both coins are part of the five-year Anzac Spirit 100th anniversary coin program, marking Australia’s involvement in World War I.

Zee NewsPM Modi releases coin in honour of Jamsetji Tata
India
Jan. 6, 2015

Prime Minister Narendra Modi Tuesday released a commemorative coin in honour of Jamsetji Tata, popularly known as father of modern Indian industry, on his 175th birth anniversary here.

Paying tributes to Jamsetji Nusserwanji Tata, Modi said "those who create history, without seeking or holding power, are truly great".

Emirates News AgencyCentral Bank to issue commemorative dirham for Dubai Crown Prince's accession day
United Arab Emirates
Jan. 1, 2015

The Central Bank of the UAE on Sunday announced that it will be issuing, with effect from Sunday, a commemorative dirham on the occasion of the accession day of H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohamed bin Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai.

Daily ExpressNew 50p coin to commemorate flying heroes 75 years on from Battle of Britain
United Kingdom
Dec. 31, 2014

The 50 pence piece, which is set to enter circulation around March and depicts RAF fighter pilots scrambling for their Spitfires, is among three new coins produced for 2015.

Created by sculptor Gary Breeze, the coin shows three pilots scrambling under a sky crowded with bombers during the fierce Second World War air campaign of 1940.

A new £2 coin to mark the 800th birthday of the Magna Carta has also been unveiled as well as second £2 coin, which celebrates the role of the Royal Navy in the First World War.

Nottingham PostNew £100 coin released for New Year
United Kingdom
Dec. 29, 2014

The country's first £100 pound coin has been revealed. The Royal Mint has said that only 50,000 copies of the coin, which features Big Ben and the Queen's head, will be made.

It will be 40mm wide and contain 2oz of silver and is expected to prove popular after the sell-out success of the first £20 coin, which was struck in honour of the birth of Prince George.

It is also the first time the country has had a coin released for New Year.

BBCRoyal Mint makes £100 coin featuring Big Ben clock tower
United Kingdom
Dec. 29, 2014

A new £100 coin featuring London's Elizabeth Tower, which houses Big Ben has been minted to mark the start of the new year. The Royal Mint in Llantrisant, Wales, has produced 50,000 of the special coins.

The coins, which contain 56 grams of silver, will be available at the value of £100. The design was chosen in celebration of Big Ben's distinctive sound, which for many cues the start of the new year.

The StandardLimited-edition coins released
Philippines
Dec. 20, 2014

Three new limited-edition commemorative coins will be in circulation starting Monday, Dec. 22, the central bank announced on Friday.

Deputy Governor Vicente Aquino said the Bagong Bayani commemorative coins will be in honor of foreign-based Filipino workers on the five-peso coin, the 150th year of national hero Apolinario Mabini on the 10-peso coin, and the Leyte Landing - the turning point in the liberation of the Philippines during World War II - on the five-peso circulating coin.

CBC/Radio-CanadaRoyal Canadian Mint's $5 coin features work of Cree artist Tim Whiskeychan
Canada
Nov. 25, 2014

The Royal Canadian Mint will officially launch a new $5 silver coin Tuesday night featuring a design by Cree artist Tim Whiskeychan of Waskaganish in northern Quebec.

Whiskeychan's design depicts a traditional spring goose hunt. It's the fourth and final coin in the mInt's limited edition series, and the first time a Cree artist from Quebec has been commissioned by the mint for a collector coin series.

Reserve Bank of IndiaIssue of ` 5 coins to commemorate the occasion of "125th Birth Anniversary of Maulana Abul kalam Azad"
India
Sept. 30, 2014

The Government of India has minted the above mentioned coins which the Reserve Bank of India will shortly put into circulation.

Details regarding design, shape, etc. of these coins have been notified in the following Gazette of the Government of India, dated October 14, 2013 published by the Ministry of Finance, Department of Economic Affairs- The Gazette of India-Extraordinary- Part II-Section 3-Sub-section (i)- No.519.

These coins are legal tender as provided in The Coinage Act 2011. The existing coins in this denomination shall also continue to be legal tender.

The GuardianWalter Tull, the first black officer in the British army, to feature on £5 coin
United Kingdom
Sept. 3, 2014

The first black officer in the British Army will be remembered on a special set of coins released by the Royal Mint as part of commemorations of the centenary of the first world war.

The coin, featuring a portrait of the officer with a backdrop of infantry soldiers going “over the top”, will be one of a set of six £5 coins to remember the sacrifice made by so many during the war.

Each year until 2018 another set of six coins will be released, covering key battles and the stories of individual heroes of the time, with the final set focusing on the armistice and legacy of the war.

Herald Scotland£20 commemorative WWI coin released
United Kingdom
Aug. 1, 2014

A £20 silver coin to commemorate one hundred years since the outbreak of the First World War has been produced by the Royal Mint.

The Mint said the coin, which is only the second UK £20 coin it has ever made, has been struck to remember the bravery of those who answered the call to fight for king and country a century ago.

Reserve Bank of IndiaIssue of `10 coins to commemorate the occasion of "Diamond Jubilee of Coir Board"
India
July 17, 2014

The Government of India has minted the above mentioned coins which the Reserve Bank of India will shortly put into circulation.

Details regarding design, shape, etc. of these coins have been notified in the following Gazette of the Government of India, dated February 20, 2014 published by the Ministry of Finance, Department of Economic Affairs- The Gazette of India-Extraordinary- Part II-Section 3-Sub-section (i) - No.76 (annexed).

These coins are legal tender as provided in The Coinage Act 2011. The existing coins in this denomination shall also continue to be legal tender.

CTV News$1,000 coin in the works at Royal Canadian Mint
Canada
July 1, 2014

Having dumped the lowly penny, the Royal Canadian Mint is planning to create two high-value coins that won't appear in any change handed out at the local Tim Hortons.

A recent cabinet order authorizes the mint to produce two coins with face values of $1,000 and $1,250, destined for collectors rather than pockets or purses.

They'll join a series of high-denomination items struck by the mint in recent years, including a monster $1-million gold coin issued in 2007 featuring 100 kilograms of pure gold.

Reserve Bank of IndiaIssue of ` 5 coins to commemorate the occasion of "Acharya Tulsi Birth Centenary"
India
April 4, 2014

The Government of India has minted the above mentioned coins which the Reserve Bank of India will shortly put into circulation.

Details regarding design, shape, etc. of these coins have been notified in the following Gazette of the Government of India, dated December 18, 2013 published by the Ministry of Finance, Department of Economic Affairs - The Gazette of India-Extraordinary-Part II-Section 3-Sub-section (i)-Issue No.606 (annexed).

These coins are legal tender as provided in The Coinage Act 2011. The existing coins in this denomination shall also continue to be legal tender.

BBCNew pound coin designed to combat counterfeiting
United Kingdom
March 19, 2014

A new £1 coin, billed by the Royal Mint as the "most secure coin in the world", is to be introduced in 2017. The move comes amid concerns about the 30-year old coin's vulnerability to counterfeiting, with an estimated 45 million forgeries in circulation.

The IndependentNew one pound coin: Every vending machine, shopping trolley and parking meter in the UK could need to be adapted, the Royal Mint hints
United Kingdom
March 19, 2014

Every shopping trolley, public phonebox and vending machine could have to be adapted to suit the new £1 coin the head of circulation for the Royal Mint hinted today.

The current £1 coin is to be scrapped and replaced by a new high-tech version as it emerged that over 45 million fakes are now in circulation. The proposed new £1 coin, which will have the same shape as the pre-decimalisation 12-sided "threepenny bit", will be the hardest in the world for criminals to copy, the Government said.

The New Indian ExpressNew Tendulkar Silver Coins Released
India
March 14, 2014

A new lot of silver coins bearing retired cricket great Sachin Tendulkar's face embossed on them along with the number of Tests (200) he had played was launched by Valuemart Gold & Jewels, in association with Diamond India in Mumbai on Friday.

15,921 coins, each minted in 200 gm silver corresponding to the number of runs that the batting maestro scored in Tests during his glittering 24-year international career between 1989 and 2013, were released in the presence of Tendulkar.

Daily BashkarHave you ever seen a R 1000 coin?
India
Oct. 18, 2013

Ask anyone if he or she has seen a Rs. 1000 coin, and the answer will be invariably ‘No.’ Unknown of the fact that the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) had issued Rs. 1000 coins in January, it is surprising for the common man that such coins do exist.

Released by the Mumbai mint in commemoration to ‘1000 years of Brihadeshwara Temple in Thanjavur’ the coin is being sold at prices much higher than its denomination. People in Jaipur are ready to pay any amount to get hold of this coin.

Reserve Bank of IndiaIssue of ` 10 coins to commemorate the occasion of "Silver Jubilee of Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board"
India
Aug. 29, 2013

The Government of India has minted the above mentioned coins which the Reserve Bank of India will shortly put into circulation.

Details regarding design, shape, etc. of these coins have been notified in the following Gazette of the Government of India, dated September 14, 2012 published by the Ministry of Finance, Department of Economic Affairs.

Vallarta TribuneMexico Releases a New Coin
Mexico
Aug. 24, 2013

The bank of Mexico has released a new 20 peso coin. It is very similar to the 10 peso coin so be aware! The differences lie in the size and the designs on the coin.

There are three designs used on the new 20 peso coin. The first celebrating 100 years of the Mexican Army with a stylized image of a soldier in a helmet, the second is a representation of Octavio Paz, Nobel Laureate for Literature in 1990 and the third design features a younger profile of Paz with the inscription Todo es presencia, todos los siglos son este presente. (Everything has presence; every century is today’s present).

Reserve Bank of IndiaIssue of ` 5 coins to commemorate the occasion of "150th Birth Anniversary of Swami Vivekananda"
India
July 15, 2013

The Government of India has minted the above mentioned coins which the Reserve Bank of India will shortly put into circulation.

Details regarding design, shape, etc. of these coins have been notified in the following Gazettes of the Government of India, dated September 28, 2011 published by the Ministry of Finance, Department of Economic Affairs.

Reserve Bank of IndiaIssue of `5 coins to commemorate the occasion of "60th year of India Government Mint, Kolkata"
India
July 15, 2013

The Government of India has minted the above mentioned coins which the Reserve Bank of India will shortly put into circulation.

Details regarding design, shape, etc. of these coins have been notified in the following Gazettes of the Government of India, dated March 28, 2012 published by the Ministry of Finance, Department of Economic Affairs.

Courier MailRoyal coloured Australian $2 coins released to celebrate coronation of Queen Elizabeth II
Australia
July 3, 2013

To celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II, two million $2 coins with purple detailing have been released into circulation.

Australia is the second country in the world, behind Canada, to circulate coloured coins.

The coins were released in Australia after months of meticulous preparation and design which included getting approval from Buckingham Palace, a spokeswoman for the Australian Royal Mint said.

The coins feature St Edward's Crown with three purple concentric stripes and it's an 'industry secret' how the colour was put on the coin.

ABC NewsPurple-striped coin celebrates 60th anniversary of Queen's coronation
Australia
June 21, 2013

The Royal Australian Mint has launched a purple-striped two dollar coin to mark the Queen's 60th anniversary of her coronation.

Two million of the coins, designed by the Royal Australian Mint after extensive consultation with Buckingham Palace, were circulated today.

Reserve Bank of IndiaIssue of `5 coins to commemorate the occasion of "150th Birth Anniversary of Motilal Nehru"
India
June 17, 2013

The Government of India has minted the above mentioned coins which the Reserve Bank of India will shortly put into circulation, conforming to the following dimension, design and compositions.

Denomination: Five Rupees

Obverse: The face of the coin shall bear the Lion Capitol of Ashoka Pillar with the legend "सत्यमेव जयते " inscribed below, flanked on the left periphery with the word "भारत" in Devnagri and on the right periphery flanked with the word "INDIA" in English. It shall also bear the Rupee symbol "`" and denominational value "5" in International Numerals below the Lion Capitol.

Reverse: The face of the coin shall bear the picture of "Motilal Nehru" in the centre, with inscription "मोतीलाल नेहरू की 150वी जयंती" in Devnagri script on the upper periphery and "150th BIRTH ANNIVERSARY OF MOTILAL NEHRU" in English on the lower periphery. The year "2012" shall be inscribed below the picture of Motilal Nehru.

CoinworksSpectacular Proofs 1955 to 1963
Australia
June 1, 2013

It is a fact that we have been trying to acquire a particular Collection of Proof coins (1955 to 1963) for several years now. We have known where they were held. Melbourne.

We knew their background; that they were acquired in the US in the 1980s while the vendor was residing overseas. Now while that may come as a surprise to many readers, it is a further endorsement on the quality of the coins.

Reserve Bank of IndiaIssue of ` 5 coins to commemorate the occasion of "Silver Jubilee of Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board"
India
April 26, 2013

The Government of India has minted the above mentioned coins which the Reserve Bank of India will shortly put into circulation, conforming to the following dimension, design and compositions.

Denomination: Five Rupees

Obverse: The face of the coin shall bear the Lion Capitol of Ashoka Pillar with the legend "सत्यमेव जयते " inscribed below, flanked on the left periphery with the word "भारत" in Devnagri and on the right periphery flanked with the word "INDIA" in English. It shall also bear the Rupee symbol "`" and denominational value "5" in International Numerals below the Lion Capitol.

Reverse: The face of the coin shall bear the picture of "MATA VAISHNO DEVI" in the centre, with inscription " श्री माता वैष्णो देवी श्राईन बोर्ड" in Devnagri script on the upper periphery and "SHRI MATA VAISHNO DEVI SHRINE BOARD" in English on the lower periphery. The year "2012" shall be inscribed below the picture and words "SILVER JUBILEE" below the year.

Reserve Bank of IndiaIssue of `5 coins to commemorate the occasion of "150 th Birth Anniversary of Madan Mohan Malaviya"
India
March 8, 2013

The Government of India has minted the above mentioned coins which the Reserve Bank of India will shortly put into circulation, conforming to the following dimension, design and compositions.

Denomination: Five Rupees

Obverse: The face of the coin shall bear the Lion Capitol of Ashoka Pillar with the legend "सत्यमेव जयते " inscribed below, flanked on the left periphery with the word "भारत" in Devnagri and on the right periphery flanked with the word "INDIA" in English. It shall also bear the Rupee symbol "`" and denominational value "5" in International Numerals below the Lion Capitol.

Reverse: The face of the coin shall bear the Picture of "MADAN MOHAN MALAVIYA" in the centre, flanked on the left periphery with the word " मदन मोहन मालवीय की 150 वी जयन्ती" in Devnagri and on the right periphery with the word "150 TH BIRTH ANNIVERSY OF MADAN MOHAN MALAVIYA" in English and the year "1861-2011" written in International Numerals on the bottom of Picture.

CoinworksRecord Price for Australia's First Coin
Australia
March 1, 2013

Coinworks has just sold a Holey Dollar for a world record price of $495,000. It’s the highest price paid for an example of Australia’s first coin, both nationally and internationally.

Ms. Belinda Downie, numismatics expert and Managing Director of Coinworks, said, “This Holey Dollar was created from a Spanish Silver Dollar that had been minted at the Lima Mint in Peru in 1808. Only twenty of the 200 specimens held by private collectors have ties to the Lima Mint. And this is the absolute finest of them all. A world class rarity, the coin was purchased by a private collector from Western Australia.”

Reserve Bank of IndiaIssue of ` 5 coins to commemorate the occasion of 150 years of Kuka Movement
India
Jan. 21, 2013

The Government of India has minted the above mentioned coins which the Reserve Bank of India will shortly put into circulation, conforming to the following dimension, design and compositions.

Denomination: Five Rupees

Obverse: The face of the coin shall bear the Lion Capitol of Ashoka Pillar in the centre with the legend " सत्यमेव जयते " inscribed below, flanked on the left periphery with the word "भारत" in Devnagri script and on the right periphery flanked with the word "INDIA" in English. It shall also bear the Rupee symbol "`" and denominational value "5" in International Numerals below the Lion Capitol.

Reverse: The face of the coin shall bear the combined portrait of Satguru Ram Singh Ji in the Centre, his followers hanged on the left side and on the right side standing in front of the mouth of canon, with inscription" कूका आंदोलन के 150 वर्ष " in Devnagri script on the outer left periphery and "150 YEARS OF KUKA MOVEMENT" in English on the outer right periphery. The inscription "सतगुरु रामसिंह जी" in Devnagri script shall be shown above the portrait on the left inner periphery and "SATGURU RAM SINGH JI" in English shall be flanked on the right inner periphery. The year's figure "1857-2007" shall be shown below the portrait in International Numerals.

UAE InteractUAE Central Bank Issues New Commemorative Coins
United Arab Emirates
Dec. 2, 2012

The UAE Central Bank announced on Wednesday it would soon issue two gold and silver commemorative coins to mark the first anniversary of President H.H. Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan's assumption of power. In a press release, the Bank said the front face of both coins features a portrait of the President with a picture of the Emirates Palace appearing on the other side. The gold coin weighs 60 grams and 42.45 mm diametre, while the silver one is Dh 100 in denomination, 59 grams in weight and 50mm in diametre.

CoinworksPenny With the Crown Takes the Prize
Australia
Dec. 1, 2012

Coinworks has just announced the sale of one of Australia’s greatest Commonwealth coin rarities, the 1920 ‘Crowned Head’ Square Penny. The final price is confirmed at $375,000.

The buyer from Melbourne is an investor and wishes to remain anonymous.

CoinWorksCoinWorks Buys 1937 Penny for Record Price
Australia
Nov. 1, 2012

Aggressive bidding took a 1937 Model Penny from its opening price of $50,000 to a final record breaking result of $270,000 at a Sydney auction last month. The same coin changed hands at auction in 1982 for $7500.

CoinworksCoinworks Buys 1937 Penny for Record Price
Australia
Nov. 1, 2012

Aggressive bidding took a 1937 Model Penny from its opening price of $50,000 to a final record breaking result of $270,000 at a Sydney auction last month. The same coin changed hands at auction in 1982 for $7500.

The coin is profoundly important and exceedingly rare with only six examples believed privately held.

CoinworksAustralian 1920 Sovereign Sets Record Price
Australia
Oct. 1, 2012

In 2006, an Australian 1920 Sydney Mint Sovereign sold at a Sydney Auction for $582,500. The same coin went under the hammer in London Friday evening selling for a world record price of $1,020,000 (£650,000). It is now the most expensive Australian gold coin in the world.

Huffington Post1943 Bronze Penny Sold For $1 Million To Bill Simpson, Texas Rangers' Co-Owner
United States
Sept. 27, 2012

In an era when pennies are being banned and even discontinued, one pretty penny recently got very lucky. Bill Simpson, a co-owner of the Texas Rangers, recently dropped $1 million on a rare 1943 penny sold by a coin dealer representing a long-time collector, ABC News reported.

ABC NewsRare 1943 Penny Sells for $1 Million
United States
Sept. 26, 2012

A 1943 Lincoln penny that soared in value because it was made from the "wrong" material reportedly has sold for $1 million. The penny was erroneously made of bronze instead of zinc-coated steel at the San Francisco Mint, according to UPI news agency. Texas Rangers co-chairman Bob R. Simpson bought the coin from Legend Numismatics, a rare coin dealer in Lincroft, N.J.

Reserve Bank of IndiaIssue of coins to commemorate the occasion of "60 years of the Parliament of India"
India
June 14, 2012

The Reserve Bank of India will shortly put into circulation the following coins of ` 5 and 10 denominations, which shall conform to the following dimension, design and compositions.

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