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This Week in Numismatics - June 30th to July 6th, 2013

This Week in Numismatics - June 30th to July 6th, 2013

Australia - Issuance of a commemorative 1 dollar. It is dedicated to the 60th anniversary of the end of the Korean War. Note that this coin is not intended for circulation. Its mintage has not been revealed. Note that a version of this same coin is also available in silver Proof. The mintage of the latter amounts to 5000 coins.

Bangladesh - Issue of a commemorative 100 taka coin. This sterling silver coin commemorates the centennial of the founding of the Bangladesh National Museum. Note that has been struck by the Japanese Mint. Its mintage has not been revealed. Finally, a banknote of the same denomination was also issued to commemorate this anniversary.

Belgium - Changing coins planned following the abdication of King Albert II after 20 years of reign. He ceded the throne to his son, Prince Philippe of Belgium, Duke of Brabant, on July 21, National Day of Belgium. No graphics has so far been revealed. As for the Netherlands and the Vatican, the new series should, in principle, be issued next year, in 2014.

Croatia - Issue of a commemorative 25 kuna. It commemorates Croatia's entry (on July 1, 2013) to the European Union. The mintage is 500,000

Dutch Caribbean - Issuance of a commemorative 1 dollar. This coin, struck by Koninklijke Nederlandse Munt, is dedicated to the enthronement of the new King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands, following the abdication of his mother, Queen Beatrix. Its mintage has not been made public. Note that the design of this piece is very similar to the 2-euro commemorative coin dedicated to this event even issued a few months ago in the Netherlands.

France - Unveiling the numismatic program for 2014. Regarding the 2-euro commemoratives, two will be issued next year. The first will be devoted to the 70th anniversary of the Normandy landings, while the second, will commemorate the 20th anniversary of the creation of Sidaction. Note that for the latter, colored versions (a first for commemorative 2-euro coins official) in BU and Proof will be available and €2, the price of each sale will go directly to the foundation. No graphics nor the date of issue have so far been made public.

Germany - Unveiling of graphics for a 2014 commemorative €2. This, issued in the series started in 2006 to commemorate the German states, will be dedicated specifically to the state of Lower Saxony ("Niedersachsen" in German). It will feature the St. Michael's Church in Hildesheim, listed on the World Heritage List of UNESCO in 1985. Neither its mintage or its date of issue have been made public.

Kazakhstan - Issuance of two commemorative 50 tenge coins. These are both issued under a new series commemorating Kazakh traditional tales. The first is dedicated to Aldar kose hero who is present in many stories, while the second presents the story of Gingerbread man. Each is limited to 100,000 copies.

Latvia - Issuance of a commemorative coin 1 lats. This sterling silver coin commemorates the 150th anniversary of the birth of composer, pianist, choir director, teacher and music critic Jāzeps Vītols. Its mintage is unknown (help needed).

Netherlands Antilles - Issue of a commemorative 5 guilders. It commemorates the 150th anniversary of the abolition of slavery. This coin is sterling silver and has a mintage of just 750.

Peru - Issue of a commemorative nuevo sol. This coin is 92.5% silver and is dedicated to the 150th anniversary of the country's currency, the sol. Its mintage is unknown (help needed). It features a design similar to many coins of the time, like this 1 sol.

Russia - Releasing into circulation a commemorative 10 ruble. This coin, issued in the "Cities of victory" series commemorating the Russian cities that have played a crucial role during the Second World War, is dedicated specifically to the city of Pskov. 10 million coins were issued.

SlovakiaReleasing into circulation a commemorative 2-euro coin. It commemorates the 1150th anniversary of the mission of Saints Cyril and Methodius in Great Moravia. 1,000,000 coins were issued.

Ukraine - Issue of two commemorative 5 hryven and a 2 hryvnia. The first 5 hryven commemorates the 1025th anniversary of Kiev, who was at the time a village. It has a mintage of 30,000. The second 5 hryven is bimetal. It commemorates the centenary of the founding of the Institute of Forensic investigation of Kiev. Its mintage is 15,000. Finally, the 2 hryvnia, is dedicated to the eighth World Youth Athletics Championships, which runs from July 10 to 14, 2013 in Donetsk. This last coin has a mintage of 20,000.

Translation by dptashny

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