On 29 April 2013 the Central Bank of Malta issued a numismatic coin in gold representing the picciolo. The gold coin has a face value of €5.
The picciolo was a small copper coin minted in Malta during the time of the Order of St John. The coin had a diameter of 14 mm and weighed less than 1 gram, and normally depicted the arms of the reigning Grand Master on one side and the eight-pointed cross of the Order of St John on the other side.
The gold numismatic coin was designed by the Royal Dutch Mint and is of proof quality. The obverse shows the emblem of Malta and the year of issue 2013. The reverse features a representation of a picciolo bearing the coat-of-arms of Grand Master Jean de Valette.
The coin is struck in 0.585 gold at the Royal Dutch Mint, has a weight of 0.5 grams and a diameter of 11 mm, while the mintage is limited to 10,000 coins.
The coin may be purchased from the Malta Coins Distribution Centre at the main building of the Central Bank of Malta in Valletta, or by completing the order form which can be downloaded from the Bank’s website.
For more information the public is kindly requested to contact the Bank’s Malta Coins Distribution Centre by email on firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling (+356) 2550 6006/7/8.
€10 & €15 Malta 2013 "Auberge de Provence"
on the 13th September 2013 a 5 Euro Proof silver coin will be issued:
“50th anniversary of John Fitzgerald Kennedy’s death”
This coin will be packaged in a special blister with various pictures, both coloured and black and white images.
John Fitzgerald Kennedy. The 22nd of November 2013 will be the 50th anniversary of his death. He represented a deep change for the American political world. His speeches tackled with the most important issues of his Country; he carried out a strong battle against poverty and hunger and struggled to extend civil rights to Afro-American citizens. He gave rise to a committed, responsible and progressive Country, a Country which was now aware to be the a leading force in the world.
In the obverse of the coin the coat of arms of the Republic of San Marino encircled by the inscription “REPUBBLICA DI SAN MARINO”. Below the author’s name “A. NAPOLIONE”.
In the reverse of the coin, in foreground a portrait of John Fitzgerald Kennedy, in the background a piece of the American flag; on the left the years “1963 2013”; near the borders the inscriptions “ICH BIN BERLINER J. F. KENNEDY I AM A BERLINER ” and the letter “R” of the Italian Mint which took care of the mintage; in the lower part the value 5 EURO, on the left the author’s name “MOMONI”.
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instead of a 2 euro commemorative coin they will issue a collectors coin
On the 10th September the Vatican will issue the first coin featuring Pope Francis. On 13 March 2013 at 19:06 white smoke rose from the chimney placed atop the Sistine Chapel where the Cardinal electors were meeting. Cardinal Tauran announced in Latin "Habemus Papam" and a short while later the 266th Successor of Peter, Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Argentina, appeared at the Loggia of the Blessings. The new Bishop of Rome, who chose the name Francis, addressed his first words to the world: "Brothers and sisters, good evening! You know that it was the duty of the Conclave to give Rome a Bishop. It seems that my brother Cardinals have gone to the ends of the earth to get one... but here we are... I thank you for your welcome. The diocesan community of Rome now has its Bishop. Thank you!" In his first brief address he recalled the importance and value of fellowship and prayer. He gave concrete expression to his words with an invocation to the faithful: "before the Bishop blesses his people, I ask you to pray to the Lord that he will bless me" Born in Buenos Aires on 17 December 1936, he entered the seminary on 11 March 1958 in the Society of Jesus. On 13 December 1969 he was ordained a priest, on 27 June 1992 he received episcopal ordination and on 21 February 2001 he was created a Cardinal by Pope John Paul II.
Nominai value: 5 Euro
Diameter: 32 mm
Legai weight: 18 g
Outer rim: MISERANDO ATQUE ELIGENDO + MMXIII
Sculptor: Daniela Longo
Engraver: Maria Angela Cassol
Max. mintage: 7,000 coins
Mint: IPZS (Italy)
Price: Euro 58.00
According to Mint of Finland, they plan to release the Provincial Buildings Collector Book in November this year. The collector book will include the series of Provincial Building coins in Proof quality.