Category Archives: 5 Euro

First Glow-in-the-Dark Coin in Sustainable World Series Honors the Tiger

By the Italian Mint …… The Italian Ministry of Economy and Finance recently issued the latest coin in the Italian Mint’s 2020 Numismatic Collection, dedicated to animals in danger of extinction and in particular the tiger. The new collector coin celebrates the elegance and strength of the tiger through an innovative artistic representation. The bronzital […]

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Gold, Silver Coins Commemorate Italian Renaissance Artist Raffaello Sanzio

Raffaello Sanzio By the Italian Mint …… The State Mint of Italy has produced two coins, one in silver and one in gold, to celebrate Raffaello Sanzio the illustrious artist of Urbino, on the fifth centenary of his death. The silver coin will have a circulation of 5,000 pieces in Proof, and it has a […]

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World Coin News – Gold and Silver Coins Commemorate Beemster UNESCO Heritage Site

By Coin & Currency Institute …… The second official Dutch commemorative coin of 2019, commissioned by the Dutch Ministry of Finance and struck by the Royal Dutch Mint is the Beemster Euro Coin. Every year, since 2012, special commemorative coins have been issued celebrating Dutch World Heritage. The Kingdom of the Netherlands currently has 10 […]

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Italian Mint Commemorates Carabinieri, Alpine Corps With New 5 Euro Commemoratives

Carabinieri 5 Euro Commem by the Italian Mint …… The State Mint of Italy is issuing two coins to celebrate the Carabinieri and the Alpini. The first coin commemorates the 50th anniversary of the foundation of the Cultural Heritage Protection Command, and the second celebrates the centenary of the National Alpine Association. The homeland, courage, […]

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Italian Mint Dedicates Commemorative Coin to Iconic Vespa Scooter

Made with three colors, green, white and red, to resemble the Italian flag   By the Italian Mint …… The State Mint has created a new 5 euro silver coin, issued by the Ministry of Economy and Finance, that celebrates one of the most famous symbols of Italian style in the world: the Vespa. It […]

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Netherlands Celebrates 100 Years of Dutch Aviation, World’s Oldest Operating Airline

By Coin & Currency Institute …… The Royal Dutch Mint’s first official Netherlands commemorative coins of 2019 are the Aviation 5 and 10 euros in honor of 100 years of Dutch aviation. KLM (Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij or Royal Airline Company), NLR (National Aerospace Laboratory of the Netherlands, a major technological institute) and aircraft manufacturer Fokker […]

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World Coin News – Central Bank of Malta Commemorates 10 Years of Euro

  On 9 May 2018, the Central Bank of Malta issued a numismatic coin to commemorate 10 years since adopting the euro. The coin, which will be struck in cupro-nickel, has a face value of €5 and is only legal tender in Malta. It has a weight of 15.50g and a diameter of 33mm. The […]

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Austrian Mint 2018 New Year’s Coin Features Power of the Lion

Happy New Year! This is the motto of this year’s 5-Euro New Year coin 2018 “Löwenkraft“, which shows a magnificent lion. The gift of new year coins made of silver and copper as a lucky charm for the coming year will continue with this 5-euro coin in a beautiful tradition. Traditionally, at the turn of […]

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First Strike: Germany Mints 5 Euro Polymer Ring “Subtropical Climate Zone” Collector Coin

On 8 December 2017, Department of Finance Assistant Undersecretary Walter Leibold has struck the very first 5-euro collector coin “Subtropical Climate Zone”. He thus set the wheels in motion for the production of the second issue of the “Climate Zones of the Earth” coin series. All coins in the series are equipped with a polymer […]

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World Coins – Latvia Commemorates Centennial of Step Towards Statehood in Silver

By Bank of Latvia …. On Monday, 4 December, the Cashier’s Offices of the Bank of Latvia and the sales platform e-monetas.lv will launch the sale of the silver collector coin “The First Session of LPNC”. The coin is dedicated to the first session of the Latvian Provisional National Council (LPNC) held in Valka 100 […]

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World Coin News – German Polymer Coin Wins IACA Award for Best Coin Innovation

By International Association of Currency Affairs (IACA) …… The IACA Excellence in Currency 2017 Coin Awards were conferred during The Coin Conference in Warsaw on October 24, 2017. The State Mints of Baden-Wuerttemberg and the Bavarian State Mint were awarded the prize for Best Coin Innovation for their coin featuring a polymer ring. Every two […]

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World Coin News – Portugal Issues Iron & Glass, Caretos Commemorative Silver Coins

By Central Bank of Portugal ….. On October 24, the Central Bank of Portugal (Banco de Portugal) entered into circulation two collection coins: “The Age of Iron and Glass” and “Caretos de Trás-os-Montes“. The Iron and Glass cupro-nickel coin has a face value of €5 and is part of the ‘Europa‘ series. The Caretos de […]

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World Coin News – Bank of Latvia Issues New 5 Euro Silver

By Bank of Latvia …. On Thursday, 2 November, the Bank of Latvia will issue a new 5 euro silver collector coin “Smith forges in the sky” dedicated to Latvian folk songs. The graphic design of the collector coin was created by artist Edgars Folks, whereas the author of the plaster model was Ligita Franckeviča. […]

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World Coin News – Italian Mint Celebrates 60th Anniversary of the Fiat 500

By the Italian Mint ……   Fiat 500 enthusiasts can now purchase a limited-edition silver coin that has been specially minted to mark the iconic model’s 60th anniversary. Released by The Italian State Mint (Istituto Poligrafico e Zecca dello Stato) and just unveiled by the Italian Ministry of Economics and Finance, the coin has a […]

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World Coins: 5 Euro Silver Proof Coin Commemorates City of Trento in Italy of Arts Series

By the Italian Mint …… Trento is a city where architecture and art, history and nature perfectly blend together, the Buonconsiglio Castle being its greatest and most important monument. The Castle is composed of several buildings from different ages, the oldest being Castelvecchio, while the Torre Aquila is famous for its Cycle of the Months, […]

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World Coins: 5 Euro Silver Proof Coin Commemorates City of Trento in Italy of Arts Series

By the Italian Mint ……   Trento is a city where architecture and art, history and nature perfectly blend together, the Buonconsiglio Castle being its greatest and most important monument. The Castle is composed of several buildings from different ages, the oldest being Castelvecchio, while the Torre Aquila is famous for its Cycle of the […]

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Italy Celebrates Francesco De Sanctis on 5 Euro Silver Coin

By the Italian Mint …… A philosopher, writer and politician, Francesco De Sanctis is deemed one of the greatest historians of 19th-century Italian literature as well as a leading figure of Romantic criticism. His History of Italian literature, written between 1870 and 1871, contains the fundamental principles of modern aesthetics and it is considered a […]

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Italian Mint Celebrates Cinema Star Totò on New 5 Euro Bimetallic Coin

By the Italian Mint …… Totò, stage name of Antonio de Curtis, is among the most famous Italian actors of the 20th century. Totò masterly combined folk theatre with art movie. Like other great comic actors such as Charlie Chaplin with his Charlot, he created his own “mask” that features an original, irresistible, irreverent and […]

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New Silver Niobium Coin and 2 Euro Commemorative from Luxembourg

By Central Bank of Luxembourg …. As of Wednesday June 21, 2017, the Central Bank of Luxembourg (Banque centrale du Luxembourg, or BCL) is offering the following numismatic products at the counters of the Numismatic center situated at 43, avenue Monterey, L-2163 Luxembourg (while stocks last). Castles of Luxembourg: Useldange Silver Niobium Coin Coin Specifications […]

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World Coins – New Euro National Sides, 5 Euro Coin for San Marino in 2017

By Azienda Autonoma di Stato Filatelica e Numismatica …… New San Marino National Sides In 2017, San Marino will change the national sides of the coins after 15 years. The new coins are famous works of art and monuments such as: € 2.00 – Saint Marino, detail of an oil on canvas by Urbinelli € […]

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World Coins – Latvian Bank Issues Commemorative Silver Coin Latgale Congress

By Bank of Latvia ….   On Wednesday, 3 May, Bank of Latvia issued a new 5 euro silver collector coin entitled Latgale Congress. By doing so, the Bank expresses its appreciation and gratitude to Latgale for its contribution to the evolvement of the idea of Latvia’s unity and statehood. The coin presentation event will […]

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Germany 2017 Tropical Climate Zone 5 Euro Coin with Polymer Ring

Description: In 2016, the Federal Ministry of Finance of Germany issued the five-euro Planet Earth collector coin with a blue polymer ring connecting two metallic portions. It was a startling first in coin production, the innovative process having been developed by German press manufacturer Schuler AG. The coin was manufactured by inserting a translucent plastic […]

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Austria 2017 Waltzing in the New Year 5 Euro Coin

Description: Like many other people around the world, Austrians give small gifts to their friends and family to wish them good luck in the New Year (Jahreswechsel). And each year the Austrian Mint produces a specially themed coin for the occassion. This year’s theme is the waltz, specifically The Blue Danube waltz, written by Austrian […]

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Krause Names 10 Coin of the Year Award Winners

Finland and the United States were the top winners in the first round of judging in the Coin of the Year competition. Each nation won two of the 10 categories. While Italy, Japan, Great Britain, Austria, Canada and the Cook Islands each won in a single category. The COTY Awards are sponsored by World Coin […]

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CoinWeek News Wire for January 6, 2017

By Coinweek ….   CoinWeek News Wire for January 6, 2017 Brain Food 1.) Design Moments: Irish Free State coins c. 1928 By 1926 the newly-minted Irish Free State was ready to get its own coinage and by the time the Coinage Act was enacted in 1927 a design competition was under way… 2.) Stories […]

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CoinWeek News Wire for January 6, 2017

By Coinweek ….   CoinWeek News Wire for January 6, 2017 Brain Food 1.) Design Moments: Irish Free State coins c. 1928 By 1926 the newly-minted Irish Free State was ready to get its own coinage and by the time the Coinage Act was enacted in 1927 a design competition was under way… 2.) Stories […]

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CoinWeek News Wire for January 6, 2017

By Coinweek …. CoinWeek News Wire for January 6, 2017 Brain Food 1.) Design Moments: Irish Free State coins c. 1928 By 1926 the newly-minted Irish Free State was ready to get its own coinage and by the time the Coinage Act was enacted in 1927 a design competition was under way… 2.) Stories of […]

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Bank of Latvia Issues New Collector Coin “Christmas Battles”

By Bank of Latvia ….   On Tuesday, 6 December, Bank of Latvia (Latvijas Banka) is issuing a new 5 euro silver collector coin “Christmas Battles”. This coin is a dedication to the Latvian riflemen, heroes of the Christmas Battles, and their eternal contribution to the future. The Christmas Battles raged from 5 to 11 […]

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Latvia to Issue 5 Euro Silver Coin Honoring Artist Janis Rozentāls

By Bank of Latvia …. On Wednesday, 23 November, Latvijas Banka is issuing a 5 euro silver collector coin “Janis Rozentāls”. This unique silver collector coin featuring the popular painting The Princess and the Monkey in color is dedicated to the 150th anniversary of the prominent Latvian painter Janis Rozentāls (1866–1916). The graphic design of […]

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Bank of Latvia Issues New Collector Coin “Gold Brooches: The Disc Fibula”

By Bank of Latvia …. On Thursday, 10 November, Bank of Latvia (Latvijas Banka) is issuing a new 5 euro gold collector coin “Gold Brooches: The Disc Fibula”. The coin replicating a third to fourth century disc fibula is the first in the series of euro gold collector coins dedicated to Latvia’s brooches and the […]

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Latvian Coins Gain Recognition at Coin Constellation International Contest

By Bank of Latvia …. Latvian collector coins “Rainis and Aspazija”, “500 Years of Livonian Ferding” and “Valse Mélancolique” gained recognition at Coin Constellation – 2016, the 10th international collector coin contest organized by the Water Mark Publishing House. Last week the results of the contest were announced in Moscow. Overall, more than 240 coins […]

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Bank of Malta Issues Gold Commemorative Honoring Historic Coin

By Central Bank of Malta …… On 16 September 2016 the Central Bank of Malta will issue a numismatic coin in gold representing the copper four tari “patakka”. This coin has a face value of €5 and will be sold at €60 (including VAT). In 1566, Grand Master Jean de Valette embarked on the building […]

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Bank of Malta Issues Gold Commemorative Honoring Historic Coin

By Central Bank of Malta ……   On 16 September 2016 the Central Bank of Malta will issue a numismatic coin in gold representing the copper four tari “patakka”. This coin has a face value of €5 and will be sold at €60 (including VAT). In 1566, Grand Master Jean de Valette embarked on the […]

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Latvia: Innovative Coin Devoted to Entrepreneurship

On September 13, the Bank of Latvia issued an unusual and appealing coin dedicated to the achievements of Latvian entrepreneurs, and honoring their endeavors and contributions to the country’s economic independence and national self-confidence. The coin also recognizes the 25th anniversary of the restoration of Latvia’s independence from the former Soviet Union

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Latvian Bank Issues “National Entrepreneur” 5 Euro Silver Coin

By Bank of Latvia …. On Tuesday, 13 September, the Bank of Latvia (Latvijas Banka) is issuing a five-euro silver collector coin called “National Entrepreneur“. This coin is dedicated to the achievements of Latvian entrepreneurs and honors their endeavor and contribution to reinforcing the economic independence and national self-confidence of the country.   The author […]

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Portugal to Issue €5 Queens of Europe: Catherine of Braganza Commemorative Coin

By Central Bank of Portugal ….. The Central Bank of Portugal (Banco de Portugal) will put a cupronickel-alloy collector coin into circulation starting 13 September 2016, with a face value of €5, entitled ‘D. Catarina de Bragança’ (Catherine of Brazanga), within the ‘Queens of Europe series’. The coin will be distributed to the public through […]

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Bank of Latvia Issues New Porcelain 5 Euro Silver Coin

By Bank of Latvia …. On Tuesday, 9 August, the Bank of Latvia (Latvijas Banka) issued a five-euro silver collector coin of a unique shape. The coin is dedicated to “Baltars”, the workshop of fine china and faience painting and the pride of Latvian national culture, and has been designed by reproducing the image of […]

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Netherlands 2016 Dutch World Heritage: Wadden Sea 5 Euro Coin

Description: The 2016 Wadden Sea 5 Euro coins from the Royal Dutch Mint honor one of the world’s largest intertidal habitats, located in the northern region of the Netherlands. The 2016-dated silver-plated five-euro coins are made from a base metal copper alloy, and the silver Proof version is made from 0.925-fine silver. Colored coin varieties […]

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World Coins – Latvian Bank Issues Fairy Tale Coin II. Hedgehog’s Coat

By Bank of Latvia …. On Tuesday, 19 April, the Bank of Latvia (Latvijas Banka) is issuing a new 5-euro silver collector coin – “Fairy Tale Coin II. Hedgehog’s Coat“. This is the second coin in a special collector coin series dedicated to the most dearly loved and significant Latvian fairy tales. The first one […]

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Italy 2016 150th Anniversary of the Birth of Benedetto Croce 5 Euro Silver Coin

Description: Benedetto Croce was one of Italy’s Renaissance Men, even if he was born more than three centuries after the historical period we call by that name. Croce was a philosopher, historian and politician who wrote on an array of topics, such as philosophy, aesthetics, and history. He was born on February 25, 1866 in […]

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Latvia 2015 Fairy Tale Coin I. Five Cats Proof Silver Coin

Description: Fairy Tale Coin I. Five Cats is the first coin in a new series dedicated to the great fairy tales of Latvia. It features the story of Muris, Nuris, Incis, Mincis and Puncis – five cats that live and work together about as well as you’d expect five cats to live and work together. […]

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