Thursday, April 10, 2014

Netherlands 2 euros 2014 - Double portrait

New bimetallic circulating commemorative:

This is the goodbye to the coin designs with the familiar portrait of former Queen Beatrix.



SPECIFICATIONS
External ring: CuNi
Center disc: 3 layers, Ni-Brass, Ni, Ni-brass
Diameter: 25.75 mm
Width: 2.20 mm
Weight: 8.50 g


Monday, April 7, 2014

Turkey 1 lira 2014 - Striped Hyena and Long Eared Hedgehog

Two new fauna bimetallics by the Turkish Mint:

'Striped Hyena and Long Eared Hedgehog'



(news and image by Pabitra Saha)

Friday, April 4, 2014

Poland 5 zlotys 2014 - 25 years of freedom

New bimetallic circulating commemorative:

'Discover Poland - 25 years of freedom'



SPECIFICATIONS
Ring composition: CuNi
Central disk composition: Aluminium-Bronze
Weight: 6.54 g
Diameter: 24.00 mm
Mintage: 1 500 000


LINK: National Bank of Poland
LINK: Polish State Mint

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Austria 10 euros 2014 - Salzburg

New copper and silver commemoratives:

"States collection 5th coin: Salzburg"



(image and information from eurocoinland.wordpress.com)

LINK: Austrian Mint

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Peru 1 nuevo sol 2014 - Sacred city of Caral

New circulating type:

'Sacred city of Caral'

This is the 16th coin of the series "Wealth and Pride of Peru":



LINK: Peru Central Bank

SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: CuNi
Diameter: 25.50 mm
Weight: 7.32 g
Mintage 10 million


(news by David Velarde, Sonia Allende and Taigawirbel)

The previous coins of the series:

1. Tumi de oro (2010)
2. Sarcofagos de Karajia (2010)
3. Estela de Raimondi (2010)
4. Chullpas de Sillustani (2011)
5. Monasterio de Santa Catalina (2011)
6. Machu Picchu (2011)
7. Gran Pajatén (2011)
8. Piedra de Saywite (2012)
9. Real Felipe Fortress (2012)
10. Templo del Sol de Vilcashuamán (2012)
11. Kuntur Wasi (2012)
12. Templo Inca Huaytará (2013)
13. Templo de Kotosh (2013)
14. Paracas textile culture (2013)
15. Tunanmarca (2013)

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