The full program of precious metal coins and other versions of the commemorative designs will be released for individual sale throughout the year, but the sets are the only option now to acquire the coins, with one exception.
Two Panda medals are planned for release during the World Money Fair in Berlin Feb. 2 to 5. The 2017 medals’ designs are by Shanghai Mint Senior Designer Yu Min, who also designed the 2016 medal.
The Pobjoy Mint on Jan. 10 released its fourth colorful titanium coin of 2017, a blue £2 coin celebrating the blue whale. The 2017 Blue Whale coin comes four years after the sellout of the 2013 Blue Whale £2 coin, also created in the name of South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands by Pobjoy Mint.
The Central Bank of Malta has issued the first circulating commemorative €2 coin under a new program titled “From Children in Solidarity,” with the first theme being “Solidarity through Love.” The coin design was selected through a nationwide design contest for all secondary schoolchildren, which allowed the children to select the winning design from a panel of five...
The second ringed polymer-metal €5 coin from Germany celebrates the tropics. The German Ministry of Finance has unveiled designs for the coin, which features a red polymer ring placed between the metallic outer ring and core of the 2017 coin.
Dix Noonan Webb’s Feb. 15 auction in London offers the return of 194 Roman bronze coins to market, some 75 years after the collection was formed. One of the highlights is the 134 to 138 bronze sestertius of Emperor Hadrian.
Greece honors the life of a musician with a new circulating commemorative €2 coin. On Dec. 16 the Bank of Greece launched its second circulating commemorative €2 coin of 2016, this example marking the 120th birth anniversary of Dimitri Mitropoulos, a Greek conductor, pianist, and composer in the 20th century.
The Pobjoy Mint, in cooperation with the British Virgin Islands government, has issued a 2017 .990 fine green titanium $5 coin celebrating the hummingbird. In addition to the colorful coin, an Uncirculated 2017 copper-nickel dollar without color is also available.
Andorra’s newest circulating commemorative €2 coin honors a milestone in the nation’s public media. The coin, released in early December, marks the 25th anniversary of Radio and Television of Andorra, which began broadcasting in 1991.