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Canada: New colour $2 circulation coins commemorate the 100th anniversary of the birth of Haida artist Bill Reid

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The Royal Canadian Mint has released new $2 commemorative coins in honour of the 100th anniversary of the birth of Haida artist Iljuwas, known as Bill Reid (1920-1998), who brought Haida art and culture to a global audience

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Greece: New €2 commemorative coin issued on the occasion of the centenary anniversary of union with Thrace

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The Bank of Greece has issued (16th July) their second €2 annual commemorative coins that remember the centenary anniversary of the union of the region of Thrace with the Greek State, which occurred in 1920

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Greece: New €2 commemorative coin issued on the occasion of the centenary anniversary of union with Thrace

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The Bank of Greece has issued (16th July) their second €2 annual commemorative coins that remember the centenary anniversary of the union of the region of Thrace with the Greek State, which occurred in 1920

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Greece: New €2 commemorative coin issued on the occasion of the centenary anniversary of union with Thrace

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The Bank of Greece has issued (16th July) their second €2 annual commemorative coins that remember the centenary anniversary of the union of the region of Thrace with the Greek State, which occurred in 1920

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Greece: New €2 commemorative coin issued on the occasion of the centenary anniversary of union with Thrace

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The Bank of Greece has issued (16th July) their second €2 annual commemorative coins that remember the centenary anniversary of the union of the region of Thrace with the Greek State, which occurred in 1920

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Andorra: New €2 commemorative coins announced in recognition of XXVII Ibero-American conference

The Servei Emissions Andorra has unveiled the design for their 2020-dated €2 commemorative coins in recognition of the upcoming Ibero-American Summit, which is scheduled to take place in November. The Principality of Andorra, the newest and smallest member of the Ibero-American Conference which became a full member in 2004, also assumed the current chairmanship of the conference in November 2018, will, in this capacity, host the XXVII Conference of Heads of State and Governments

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Andorra: New €2 commemorative coins announced in recognition of XXVII Ibero-American conference

The Servei Emissions Andorra has unveiled the design for their 2020-dated €2 commemorative coins in recognition of the upcoming Ibero-American Summit, which is scheduled to take place in November. The Principality of Andorra, the newest and smallest member of the Ibero-American Conference which became a full member in 2004, also assumed the current chairmanship of the conference in November 2018, will, in this capacity, host the XXVII Conference of Heads of State and Governments

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United Kingdom: 75th anniversary of VE-Day remembered on new £2 commemorative coins

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The Royal Mint has released (4th May) new £2 commemorative coins remembering the 75th anniversary of the end of the Second World War, which was celebrated throughout much of the European continent on the 8th May 1945

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United Kingdom: 75th anniversary of VE-Day remembered on new £2 commemorative coins

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The Royal Mint has released (4th May) new £2 commemorative coins remembering the 75th anniversary of the end of the Second World War, which was celebrated throughout much of the European continent on the 8th May 1945

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Estonia: 100th anniversary of the University of Tartu celebrated on new €2 coins

The Bank of Estonia has officially launched (19th November) their second commemorative two-euro coin for 2019 which is dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the re-establishment of the University in Tartu. As part of the official launch, a special strike was presented in the White Hall of the Tartu University Museum at 12:00 pm on the day

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Italy: New collector coin salutes Italian cyclist Fausto Coppi, the “Champion of Champions”

The Istituto Poligrafico Zecca della Stato (IPZS) has unveiled new bi-metallic collector coins (1st August), which are dedicated to the centenary anniversary of the birth of the athlete whose accomplishments in the world of professional cycling remain legendary and are part of the cycling culture and records of accomplishment to this day. Fausti Coppi (1919–1960) was, simply, an unbeatable climber who won five editions of the Giro d’Italia

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United Kingdom: Second £2 coins marking the 250th anniversary of James Cook’s discoveries now available in precious metal

The Royal Mint has launched (21st May) the precious metal versions of the second of three coins commemorating the 250th anniversary of the momentous voyage begun by Captain James Cook and the ultimate discovery of a vast continent at the bottom of the globe: Australia.
Captain James Cook grew up in the historic port of Whitby in North Yorkshire, England, until the age of 17

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United Kingdom: One of the world’s most remarkable diaries, authored by Samuel Pepys, remembered on new £2 coin

The Royal Mint has made available precious metal versions of the £2 commemorative coins that celebrate the 350th anniversary of the final entry into one of the world’s most remarkable diaries, authored by Samuel Pepys (1633-1703). He is being honoured for his contributions in illuminating some of the most historical events of the 17th century

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Kenya: New circulation coin series introduced by president

The Central Bank of Kenya has launched (11th December) a new series of circulation coins that updates both the designs and brings the coins in line with a 2010 constitutional provision which legislated the removal of presidential and political portraits from all future circulation type coins and banknotes.
As part of the preparation for deciding on new designs, the Central Bank of Kenya invited the public to provide their views on the elements that they wished to see depicted on the coins

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India: Chronic shortage of 10-rupee coins forces mints to increase smaller denominations

The Reserve Bank of India has responded to a shortage of 10-rupee coins with orders of smaller denomination coins to make up the difference in the money supply. Owing to a delay in the procurement of raw materials which are needed to mint the base metal bi-metallic coins, the Reserve bank had little option but to decrease their orders from the Security Printing & Minting Corporation of India (SPMCIL), which oversees the country’s four government minting units in Kolkata, Mumbai, Hyderabad, and Noida

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Mexico: Introduction of new 500-peso banknote launches new series

The Banco de Mexico has introduced (28th August) new 500-peso banknotes into circulation that launch a new series of currency notes and initiate three important changes to Mexican banknotes. The new 500-peso banknote (U

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Italy: Art treasures of Amatrice highlighted on new €5 bi-metallic coin

The Istituto Poligrafico Zecca della Stato (IPZS) has released (6th August) new collector coins which pay special attention to the splendid architectural riches of the town of Amatrice. Since 2015, Amatrice was recognised by Italians as among one of “the most beautiful villages of Italy,” and this is due to their renowned medieval historical centre, in addition to its famous culinary specialty, the “bucatini all’amatriciana

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United Kingdom: New coin series celebrates the 250th anniversary of Captain James Cook’s voyage of discovery

The Royal Mint has launched (11th June) a new three-year series which will mark the 250th anniversary of Captain Cook’s epic voyage of discovery aboard HM Bark Endeavour.
The son of a farm hand, Captain James Cook (1728–1779) grew up in the historic port of Whitby from the age of 17

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Finland: Scenic splendour of the Koli National Park in North Karelia depicted on latest €2 commemorative coin

The Mint of Finland has launched (15th May) the second  €2 national commemorative coin which focuses on the many naturally beautiful scenic areas in the country that are both well-loved and instantly recognisable by many of the country’s inhabitants. The second annual €2 commemorative coin features the natural beauty of Koli National Park, which affirms the results of a national vote in the summer of 2017 that was coordinated by the Mint of Finland

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Slovenia: New commemorative €2 coin marks first World Bee Day

The Banka Slovenije has issued (14th May) new two-euro commemorative coins which are minted in celebration of the first-ever World Bee Day. The day seeks to focus on the great importance of the many bee species to the environment and the food chain

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Spain: Colourful crest depicted on new silver coin issued in celebration of king’s 50th birthday

The Fabrica Nacional de Moneda y Timbre – Casa Real de la Moneda have issued (30th January) a new commemorative 30-euro silver coin which is minted in celebration of the 50th birthday of His Majesty King Felipe VI, who celebrates his special day on the same day of the coin’s official issue. King Felipe VI succeeded to the Spanish throne in June 2014 upon the abdication of his father, King Juan Carlos, who stepped down after a reign of almost 39 years

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United Kingdom: Centenary anniversary of the end of the Great War observed with new £2 coin

The Royal Mint have unveiled (1st January) the design for the final commemorative two-pound coin in their ongoing series which marks the centenary anniversary of the commencement and conclusion of the Great War in Europe. The deadly conflict, which was described 100 years ago as the “war to end all wars,” began in July 1914 with the assassination of the heir to the Austrian-Hungarian throne

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Ukraine: Bi-metallic series “Oblasts of Ukraine” continues with Kharkiv and Dnipropetrovsk collector coins

The National Bank of Ukraine have issued (12th December) two additional coins which are part of their ongoing and recently introduced series “Oblasts of Ukraine,” which will feature motifs and crests of all 26 oblasts (or administrative divisions) which comprise modern Ukraine. The series continues with the two latest issues dedicated to the oblasts of Kharkiv and Dnipropetrovsk who are both celebrating the 85th anniversary of their official founding

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