Friday, 31 October 2008

Royal Mint unveils coin designs

MatthewThe winning entry i Dent, from Bangor, designed the new coins
Designer Matthew Dent
n a competition to design the first new British coin series for 40 years has been unveiled.
The designs, which each feature a part of the royal coat of arms, will be on coins from 1p to £1, with the familiar Queen's head image on the other side.
Old coins will remain legal tender alongside the new versions being introduced this summer.
The designs mean no more 50p coins with Britannia, the female personification of Britain, will be produced.
'Tremendous honour'
There were 4,000 entries to the public competition to find the new designs.
Matthew Dent, 26, from Bangor, Gwynedd, won the competition. He will have his work stamped on the side of millions of coins.
The royal coat of arms featured in Matthew's designs are a symbol of the reigning monarch.
Mr Dent said: "For designs of mine to appear on a medium as significant and prestigious as the United Kingdom's coinage and to be produced and circulated in millions is a tremendous honour."

The billions of existing coins will stay in circulation
In pictures: New coins unveiled
The six designs on the 1p through to the 50p coins can be pieced together to form a complete image of the royal shield of arms. The £1 coin features the complete shield.
It is the first time a single design has been used across a range of coins in this way.
Coins featuring the old familiar designs such as the one penny piece's portcullis and chains will stay in circulation. This includes more than 800 million 50p coins featuring Britannia.
The removal of Britannia from the 50p coins prompted a handful of MPs to ask the Government to intervene earlier this year.
When the new coins are introduced this summer it will not be the first time the Britannia has not appeared on the 50p piece. For example the 2006 50p featured a commemorative design to mark the 150th anniversary of the Victoria Cross.
No change for £2 coin
Andrew Stafford, chief executive of the Royal Mint, said the new designs represented a very important day in history for British coinage.
"It is the only work of art that every member of the general public touches every day, that is important to the nation's way of life," he said.
The new designs will be the first wholesale change to the country's coinage since the first decimal coins were struck in April 1968.
The seven coins that will change are the 1p, 2p, 5p, 10p, 20p, 50p and £1. The £2 coin was introduced in 1998 and is not being redesigned.
The front of the coins will continue to bear the same portrait of the Queen, by Ian Rank-Broadley, which has been on coins since 1998.
Sir Christopher Frayling, the chairman of the Royal Mint Advisory Committee said the existing coinage will remain in circulation, including the Britannia 50p."
"There are 806 million Britannias in circulation at the moment. They will remain in circulation. They will see all of us out, until they die a natural death. So whatever happens, Britannia stays around, " he said.

Irish Gold Proof Coin
You can get a very nice Irish Gold Proof Coin from the Irish bank at Irish gold proof coin.As per the bank, “To accompany the issue of the €10 Silver Proof Coin, the Central Bank & Financial Services Authority of Ireland are pleased to announce the issue of the €20 Gold Proof Coin. The coin celebrates the 100th anniversary of the birth of Samuel Beckett and has been minted specially to participate in the "Smallest Gold Coins in the World Programme.”“Struck in fine (.999) Gold, and weighing only 1/25th of an ounce, this exquisite coin comes in a beautiful presentation case and is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity.This is Ireland's first gold Euro coin.”The price for this delightful little coin is : € 50.00 which is just over 60 USD.The Irish mint also do a gold and silver two coin set. A €10 Silver Proof Coin and a €20 Gold Proof Coin sit side by side in a magnificent Two Coin Proof Set and are presented in a luxurious black presentation case accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity.The maximum issue limit on this double boxed set is 5,000 pieces. The price for this set is € 80.00 which is close to 100 USD.There is a silver proof coin also to mark the 100th anniversary of the birth of Samuel Beckett.This €10 Silver Proof Coin features a stylized portrait of Samuel Beckett and the design endeavors to capture his distinct and dramatic pose. Equally dramatic is his most famous work "Waiting for Godot" which is depicted in the background of the coin. This coin is part of the 2006 Europa Coin Programme and as such bears the Europa Symbol.This coin will be launched on 26 April 2006 and sales will commence on 1 May 2006.Price : € 32.00 or around 40 USD.

Monday, 7 July 2008

one cent 1904

1904 one cent nederland coin .this is very nice old coin .i have got 5.000 coins to put on my website. from all over the world. -cick on my picture here. and it take to my website. all are wecome at my website. Some very nice old coins of the world in my website .take alook in my websit. there is price list of irish coins. date from 1928 to 1968. for any one to get the price of irish coins.

one penny 1887 coin

1887 british one penny u/c coin. there were (5,315,085 ) mintage of the 1887 one penny coin . the prices of the 1887 one penny coin is at (FINE £4 ) at (V.F-£10) at (E.F-£40) at (U.C-£110) click the picture here and it take you to my coin websit. thanks for looking at my blog.

10 pfennig 1920 coin

germany 10 pfennig 1920 coin. German coins may be graded using the same terminology as American coins, as follows:
GOOD Very well worn, with only outlines of the major design elements visible, but it should be completely identifiable as to date. Most or all of the legends should be visible. VERY GOOD Well worn, but with all lettering and devices outlined and with some detail beginning to show. FINE Approximately 50% of the detail will remain. VERY FINE Approximately 75% of the detail will remain, but the coin will have no luster. EXTREMELY FINE Approximately 80-90% of the detail will remain, and the coin must have some luster. ABOUT UNCIRCULATED Light friction on the high points, must have luster and smooth, original surfaces. UNCIRCULATED Must have no wear, but may have bagmarks.

error irish half crown

The 1961 mule half crown was struck in error

The 1961 mule half crowns are quite easy to detect . the picture shows the major errors

The -d- of 2s6d is open at the top on the mule but it is closed on a normal coin.

The tail on the mule has a slightly 'bell-shaped' sides with 8 hairs . the normal coin has a straight sided tail with 7 hairs. have look on my coin website. for more errors of the half crown. and more world on the picture of the irish half crown. to go to my website