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This Week in Numismatics - June 23rd to 29th, 2013

This Week in Numismatics - June 23rd to 29th, 2013

Hungary - Issue of a commemorative 5000 forint coin. It has been issued as part of a pan-European series dedicated to European writers and poets, specifically commemorating the Hungarian poet and translator Sándor Weöres. This coin is sterling silver, proof, and has a mintage of 5,000.

Lithuania - Release of a commemorative 1 litas into circulation. It is dedicated to Lithuania's presidency of the Council of the European Union from 1 July 2013 to 1 January 2014. 100,000 coins were issued.

New Singapore coin series

Singapore - Entry into service of a new series of coins. This is Singapore's third series, which replaces the last issued in 1985. It has the same inscriptions. However, the new coin have larger numerals and different motifs. The 5 cent coin features the Esplanade - Theatres on the Bay, the 10 cents features public housing, the 20 cents, the Changi Airport, the 50, the port of Singapore, and finally the $1 coin features the Merlion. Only 50 cent and the dollar have modified dimension. That of the 50 cents is smaller and that of dollar more. Note that the $1 coin is bimetallic now. Finally, it has a laser microetching representing the Vanda 'Miss Joaquim', an element similar to the one on the Canadian new generation $1 and $2 coins.

Translation by dptashny

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