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This Week in Numismatics - September 15th to 21st, 2013

This Week in Numismatics - September 15th to 21st, 2013

Belgium - Minting of a commemorative 2-euro coin. It commemorates the centenary of the Royal Meteorological Institute of Belgium. It's mintage is 2 million. In addition, 10,000 BU and 5,000 Proof coins will be issued.

Fiji - Entry into service of a commemorative 50-cent coin. It commemorates the gold medal in the Paralympic Fijian jumper Iliesa Delana (he competed at the London Games in 2012 and won the country's first medal at the Games (Olympic and Paralympic) in their entire history). 500,000 coins were issued.

Numista - You aren't used to seeing Numista here, and the French will notice that Numista is not located on the post on their side. That is because I added it myself. For those of you who don't know, Xavier has announced a contest for a Numista token. When it is announced, I will feature the winner.

Vatican - Announcement of the issuing several commemorative coins. First, a commemorative 2-euro coin. It will commemorate the 2013 World Youth Day which took place in Rio de Janeiro. 94,000 coins will be issued. Secondly, 5 and 10 euro sterling silver coins will be issued. The 5 euros commemorates the 46th Peace Day while the 10 euros is dedicated to the 50th World Day of Prayer for the vocation. Each will have a mintage of 5,999. Finally, commemorative 20 and 50 euro 91.7% gold coins will be issued.They are issued with the theme of the Renaissance popes, and are respectively dedicated to the popes Julius II and Leo X. All coins will be issued on October 15, 2013.

Translation by dptashny

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