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Lithuania 2 euro 2021 – Žuvintas Biosphere Reserve

New bimetallic circulating commemorative:"Žuvintas Biosphere Reserve"TECHNICAL DATAExternal ring: copper-nickelCenter disc: nickel-brass, nickel and nickel-brass three layersDiameter: 25.75 mmWeight: 8.50 gThickness: 2.20 mmMint: Lithuanian Mint (Lithuania)Mintage: 500.000Artist: Eglė Ratkutė and Ernestas ŽemaitisLINK: Bank of LithuaniaOriginal Article

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Arctic Ocean invaded by hot, salty water

Sea surface temperatures on the Northern Hemisphere have been rising dramatically over the years, as illustrated by above image, indicating that the latent heat tipping point is getting crossed, while the methane hydrates tipping point could get crossed soon, depending on developments.At the moment, the surface temperature of most of …

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Peru 1 sol 2021 – Hipólito Unanue y Pavón

New circulating commemorative:"Constructores de la República – Bicentenario 1821-2021: Hipólito Unanue y Pavón"TECHNICAL DATAComposition: copper-nickel-zincDiameter: 25.50 mmWeight: 7.32 gMintage: 10 millionArtist: Felipe Escalante Chuñocca(news from David Velarde)(image and data from www.bcrp.gob.pe)LINK: Banco Central de Reserva del PerúOriginal Article

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South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands 50 pence 2021 – Royal Coat of Arms

New low-mintage commemorative:"The Queen's 95th Birthday – Royal Coat of Arms"TECHNICAL DATAComposition: copper-nickelDiameter: 27.30 mmWeight: 8.00 gMint: The Pobjoy MintMintage: 2.750The coin is also available in proof sterling silver version.LINK: The Pobjoy MintOriginal Article

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Extinction by 2027

by Malcolm LightThe greatest threat to humanity on Earth is the escalating Arctic atmospheric methane buildup, caused by the destabilization of subsea methane hydrates. This subsea Arctic methane hydrate destabilization will go out of control in 2024 and lead to a catastrophic heatwave by 2026. While the source region for …

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British Indian Ocean Territory 50 pence 2021 – Emperor Angelfish

New low-mintage commemorative:"Third coin of the 'Sea Creatures' collection: Emperor Angelfish"TECHNICAL DATAComposition: copper-nickelDiameter: 27.30 mmWeight: 8.00 gMint: The Pobjoy MintMintage: 2.750The coin is also available in proof sterling silver coloured version.LINK: The Pobjoy MintOriginal Article

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Jersey 50 pence 2021 – 100 years of the Royal British Legion

New commemoratives in CuNi:"100 years of the Royal British Legion"To celebrate this anniversary, this pair of 50p coins have been issued by Jersey in support of the Royal British Legion.One coin features the instantly recognisable RBL poppy we see today and the Heritage Poppy 50p features a design based on …

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Guernsey 10 pence 2021 – Woodland Mammals

Six new commemoratives:"First set from the Great British Isles Wildlife series: Woodland Mammals"This inaugural 10p set comprises six woodland animals, the Hedgehog, the Red Squirrel, the Badger, the Fox, the Hare and the Fallow Deer.TECHNICAL DATAComposition: nickel-plated steelDiameter: 24.50 mmWeight: 6.50 gDesign: Mike Langman and Ian Rank Broadley(image and data …

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