Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Hungary 2009 gold coin

On 27 October 2009, the Magyar Nemzeti Bank issued a gold collector coin with a face value of HUF 50,000 and a silver collector coin with a face value of HUF 3,000, under the name ‘Kazinczy’. The collector coins were issued in the Year of the Hungarian Language, to commemorate the 250th anniversary of the birth of Ferenc Kazinczy.
The gold collector coin was designed by Enikő Szöllősy. In addition to the standard design elements (the denomination: 50000, the legend: Republic of Hungary, the mint mark: BP and the date of issue: 2009), the obverse of the coin features the building of the Kazinczy Memorial Hall at Széphalom, with the inscription ‘Széphalom’.
The reverse bears the portrait of Ferenc Kazinczy after an engraving by J. V. Kiminger, with Kazinczy’s signature, as well as the inscription reading ‘1759-1831’. The reverse also features the designer’s signature mark.
The collector coin is struck in .968 fine gold. It is 25 mm in diameter and weighs 10 grams, and has a smooth edge.
A total of 5,000 pieces were produced using a special proof technology.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Croatia 1000 kuna 1995 gold coin


Denomination: 1000 kuna
weight: 7 gr
diameter: 22mm
metal: gold 0,986
issued: 3000 peaces
The gold coin were designed by Kazimir Hraste, the sculptor.The coin was made by the Croatian Monetary Institute in association with Austrian Mint, Vienna.

Friday, January 8, 2010

Georgia 500 lari gold coin 1995

A 500 lari gold commemorative coin was issued in 1995 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the end of the World War II and the victory over fascism. It was produced by the French Mint.
The coin is for numismatic purposes and is not legal tender in Georgia.

Date of issue: 1995

Weight: 17 g

Diameter: 31 mm

Alloy: Gold 920° (22K).
Designed by Mr. Nodar Malazonia.

OBVERSE: The obverse of the gold coin features the symbol of the sun and life, and the year of issue "1995" in the upper part, the denomination value "500" in the center and the inscription "ლარი LARI" below. The perimeter of the coin is stamped with the inscription "საქართველოს რესპუბლიკა REPUBLIC OF GEORGIA" below.

REVERSE: The reverse of the gold coin features the bas-relief profiles of the anti-fascism coalition leaders - Stalin, Roosevelt, Churchill and De Gaulle with the date of the end of the World War II, 1945, below and their names "STALINE - ROOSEVELT - CHURCHILL - DE GAULLE" on the perimeter.
The rim of the coin features each gold coin's serial number, from 0001/2000 to 2000/2000.

Monday, January 4, 2010

Bulgaria 100 levs 2007 gold coin

Bulgarian Iconography • St. George the Victorious

The obverse of the gold coin features the logo of the Bulgarian National Bank, with the year ‘1879’ inscribed on the ribbon. In circumference go ‘БЪЛГАРСКА НАРОДНА БАНКА’ (BULGARIAN NATIONAL BANK), the nominal value ‘100 ЛЕВА’ (BGN 100), and the year of issue ‘2007’.

The reverse of the gold coin features Saint George the Victorious, an icon image from ‘St. Nickolas’ Church in the village of Zheravna. The wording „СВ. ГЕОРГИ ПОБЕДОНОСЕЦ” (ST. GEORGE THE VICTORIOUS) goes in circumference.

Year of issue 2007
Nominal value 100 levs
Type of metal Gold 999/1000
Quality proof
Weight 8.64 g
Diameter 24 mm
Edge flat
Mintage 1,500
Minted in Sofia, Bulgaria
Artistic design Plamen Chernev