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Guernsey 50 pence 2021 – Mr Benn 50th Anniversary

Five new commemoratives:"Mr Benn 50th Anniversary"Officially licensed by Mr Benn, the complete set features four of Mr Benn’s most popular adventures – the Red Knight, Clown, Cook and Spaceman alongside the centrepiece coin – the official Mr Benn 50th Anniversary design itself.TECHNICAL DATAComposition: copper-nickelDiameter: 27.30 mmWeight: 8.00 gDesign: Matt Tindall …

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Portugal 5 euro 2021 – Seahorse

New commemorative in CuNi and silver:"Endangered fauna: Seahorse"TECHNICAL DATAComposition: copper-nickelDiameter: 30.00 mmWeight: 14.00 gMint: Imprensa Nacional-Casa da Moeda (Portugal)Mintage: 25,000Artist: Catarina SobralA coloured .925 silver proof type (2,000 pcs) has been issued also.LINK: Imprensa Nacional-Casa da MoedaOriginal Article

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Greenhouse gas levels keep rising at accelerating rates

At the Paris Agreement in 2015, politicians pledged to limit the global temperature rise from pre-industrial levels to 1.5°C and promised to stop rises in greenhouse gas emissions as soon as possible and to make rapid reductions in accordance with best available science, to achieve a balance between people's emissions …

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Jersey 50 pence 2021 – British Army, Royal Navy and RAF

Three new commemoratives in CuNi:"100 years of the Royal British Legion"TECHNICAL DATAComposition: copper-nickelDiameter: 27.30 mmWeight: 8.00 gDesign: Chris Lloyd / Mike Guilfoyle and Ian Rank Broadley(images and data from www.westminsterinternationalshop.com)LINK: The Westminster Collection InternationalOriginal Article

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Russia 10 rubles 2021 – Nizhny Novgorod

New bimetallic circulating commemorative:"From the Ancient Towns of Russia series: Nizhny Novgorod"TECHNICAL DATARing composition: brass plated steelDisk composition: nickel plated steelDiameter: 27.00 mmWeight: 7.90 gMintage: 1 millionLINK: Bank of RussiaOriginal Article

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Egypt 1 pound 2021 – Agriculture

New bimetallic circulating commemorative:"Egyptian Agriculture"TECHNICAL DATAExternal ring: nickel plated steelCenter disc: brass plated steelDiameter: 25.00 mmWeight: 8.50 gThickness: 2.5 mm(news and image by Magdy Hanafy)Original Article

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Gibraltar 50 pence 2021 – 10th Wedding Anniversary of Duke & Duchess of Cambridge

New commemorative type:"10th Wedding Anniversary of Duke & Duchess of Cambridge"TECHNICAL DATAComposition: copper-nickelDiameter: 27.30 mmWeight: 8.00 gMint: Tower MintA limited edition (2,750 pcs) coloured 50p coin has been issued too.(image from www.gibraltar-stamps.com)LINK: Gibraltar StampsOriginal Article

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Methane and the mass extinction of species

by Andrew Glikson“The smart way to keep people passive and obedient is to strictly limit the spectrum of acceptable opinion, but allow very lively debate within that spectrum.” Noam Chomsky (1998).The level of atmospheric methane, a poisonous gas considered responsible for major mass extinction events in the past, has nearly …

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British Indian Ocean Territory 2 pounds 2021 – The Queen’s Beasts – The Red Dragon of Wales

New bimetallic commemorative:"From the 'The Queen's Beasts' collection: The Red Dragon of Wales"TECHNICAL DATAExternal ring: nickel-bronzeCenter disc: copper-nickelDiameter: 28.40 mmWeight: 12.00 gMint: The Pobjoy MintMintage: 2.750It is also available in limited edition (475 pieces) proof sterling silver.(image from www.pobjoy.com)LINK: The Pobjoy MintOriginal Article

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