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Hungary: Esteemed Hungarian composer featured on new silver coin

June 30, 2017 in Coins, Collecting, Commemorative, Cupro-Nickel Coins, Design, History, New Releases, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Proof Coins, Silver, Silver Coins, World Coins

By: Michael Alexander News.CoinUpdate.com (Coin Update News)

The National Bank of Hungary have issued (24th June) a new coin which pays tribute to one of the country’s most respected and esteemed music composers, who is also remembered as a folk-dance researcher. László Lajtha was born 125 years this month in 1892. His contribution to Hungarian arts and music resulted in a resurgence of Hungarian folk dancing during the decade of the 1970’s.

The coin is produced by the Mint of Hungary at their facilities in Budapest on behalf of the National Bank. The obverse of the coin is designed by Andrea Horváth and depicts a couple folk dancing… Full article at the source>

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British Virgin Islands Features Lemon Shark on Innovative Yellow Titanium Coin

January 27, 2016 in Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Collector Sets, Commemorative, Cupro-Nickel Coins, Education, History, Investing, New Releases, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Offers, Precious Metals, Proof Coins, Silver, Silver Coins, World Coins

By: Michael Alexander News.CoinUpdate.com (Coin Update News)

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The Government and Treasury of the British Virgin Islands have launched (12th January) a new crown coin continuing their successful colored titanium series. To celebrate International Shark Week, the British Virgin Islands have released a yellow titanium coin featuring the Great Lemon Shark.

The lemon shark, or Negaprion Brevirostris, is a large and powerful species of shark often found in shallow subtropical waters. First named and described in 1868, lemon sharks are not thought to be a large threat to humans despite their fierce appearance. The shark’s yellow coloring serves as a perfect camouflage when swimming over the sandy… Full article at the source>

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UK Honors Children’s Author Beatrix Potter on New Coin

January 4, 2016 in Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Collector Sets, Commemorative, Cupro-Nickel Coins, Education, Gold, Gold Coins, History, New Releases, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Precious Metals, Proof Coins, Silver, Silver Coins, The Royal Mint, World Coins

By: Michael Alexander News.CoinUpdate.com (Coin Update News)

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The Royal Mint has announced the release of new gold, silver, and cupro nickel coins honoring the 150th birthday of children’s author Beatrix Potter.

Helen Beatrix Potter (1866 – 1943) was born in the affluent London borough of Kensington into a family of privilege. As a way to earn extra money in the 1890s, Beatrix and her younger brother Walter would print cards of their own design for Christmas and other special occasions. Mice and rabbits were the most frequent subject of her fantasy paintings as a young girl, and these served as the inspirations… Full article at the source>

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Ascension Island’s Blue Crown Coin Honors Anniversary of Tu’penny Blue Stamp

December 22, 2015 in Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Commemorative, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Silver, Silver Coins, World Coins

By: Michael Alexander News.CoinUpdate.com (Coin Update News)

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The Treasury of the Government of Ascension Island has issued a new coin commemorating the 175th Anniversary of the well-known Two Pence Blue stamp, also known as the Tu’penny Blue. A special colored coin is being released on behalf of this anniversary.

In 1990, with the release of the Penny Black Crown, the two worlds of numismatics and philately were successfully brought together. This coin proved exceptionally successful, as did many coins issued later that featured special stamps.

It was Sir Rowland Hill who promoted the concept of a single, uniform charge for the delivery of post regardless of distance within the… Full article at the source>

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Royal Mint Crown Coins Mark 200th Anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo

May 9, 2015 in British Coins, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Collector Sets, Commemorative, Education, Gold, Gold Coins, History, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Precious Metals, Proof Coins, Silver, Silver Coins, The Royal Mint, World Coins

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The Royal Mint have launched the second crown to be issued this year which focuses on the two hundredth anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo – the decisive battle which turned the tide of European domination from one single entity or authority, that of the French Emperor Napoleon. The story of the battle in a real sense begins with the end of France’s thousand year old absolute monarchy in 1789 with the storming of the Bastille on the 14th July and what became regarded as the start of the French revolution. This event resulted in the overthrow of the autocratic Full article at the source>

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Isle of Man “Cat” Crown Features Snowshoe Cat

December 9, 2013 in Coins, Collecting, Commemorative, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Precious Metals, Silver, Silver Coins, World Coins

December 6, 2013 By Michael Alexander  (http://news.coinupdate.com)

The Treasury of the Isle of Man Government has issued their much loved and eagerly collected “Cat” crown which depicts a specific breed in the feline world. This year’s breed chosen to grace the reverse of the crown is the Snowshoe cat – accompanied by two of her kittens. The coin is struck by the Pobjoy Mint, UK and is distributed on behalf of the Treasury of the Isle of Man.

Originating from the United States of America in the 1960s, The Snowshoe – considered a rare breed of cat first appeared in Philadelphia when a Siamese breeder’s cat had kittens with white feet.  Despite having existed for 45 years, Snowshoes are rare due to the difficulty of reproducing the correct coat markings. The short-haired coat consists of solid and white patterns whilst the points (ears, tail, face mask) are solid black based colors. The Snowshoe is a medium large cat and is longer in length than many cats. They are generally affectionate, sweet-tempered and mellow. Those who own this particular of cat say they enjoy human company and are very social and docile. Snowshoes are also known to be very intelligent and can learn to open doors and can be taught tricks. Snowshoes also enjoy water and unlike many other cat breeds, have been known to swim on occasion.

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Coins Mark 10th Anniversary of the Last Flight of the Concorde

August 7, 2013 in Coins, Commemorative, News, Nickel Coins, Numismatica, Numismatics, Precious Metals, Proof Coins, Silver, Silver Coins, World Coins

August 6, 2013 By Michael Alexander (http://news.coinupdate.com)

Concorde on Bristol

Concorde On Bristol. By Arpingstone (Adrian Pingstone) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

The Treasury of the British Virgin Islands have launched (2nd August) two exciting coins which mark the 10th anniversary of the last flight of the Concorde air shuttle service.

Regarded by many as an aviation icon and an engineering marvel, the supersonic passenger airliner known simply as “Concorde” made its final scheduled flight in October 2003. Jointly developed and produced by Aérospatiale and the British Aircraft Corporation (BAC) under an Anglo-French treaty, Concorde first entered service in 1976 and continued commercial flights for 27 years.  Flying regular transatlantic flights from either London Heathrow or Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport to New York JFK or Washington Dulles in the United States, this amazing aircraft could complete its journey in half the time of normal passenger airlines.  More than 2.5m passengers flew supersonically on British Airways Concorde flights.

On 10th April 2003, Air France and British Airways both announced that Concorde would be retired later that year and in October 2003 Concorde landed at Heathrow Airport for the very last time.  On this day, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II consented to the illumination of Windsor Castle to mark the occasion, an honor that is usually reserved for state events and visiting dignitaries, as the last westbound commercial flight left London.

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