Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Seychelles 1 cent 2012 - Magnetic

New circulating type:

While previous items (KM46.2) were made of brass, this 2012 issue is magnetic, brass plated steel. It has been struck by the South African Mint



(news and scan from Sejin Ahn)

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

India 5 rupees 2013 - Acharya Tulsi

New circulating commemorative:

'Birth centenary of Acharya Tulsi'



(news and image by Shamik Biswas, Shabbir Disawala and Pabitra Saha)

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

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