Thursday, December 28, 2006

Monaco 2006

Monaco has new circulating types since december 2006.

The national face of their Euro coinage has changed:



The Monaco Coat of Arms:

Saturday, December 23, 2006

Tajikistan 2006

New circulating types:

These are really new types as the numerals are much bigger than in the 2001 items.



(information and images by Nuno Castela)

Thursday, December 21, 2006

South Korea 10 won 2006

New circulating type:



The coin is smaller and made of a different material, Copper clad Aluminum.

(information by Nam Khang, from Vietnam)

LINK: Bank of Korea

Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Mexico 100 pesos 2006 - Michoacan

New circulating commemorative:

"Mexican States collection 2: Michoacan"

The coin depicts four Monarch Butterflies.



The Monarch Butterfly (Danaus plexippus):



LINK: Banco de Mexico
LINK: Monarch Butterflies in Wikipedia

SPECIFICATIONS
Disc composition: Silver 0.925
Ring composition: Aluminium-Bronze
Weight: 33.967 g
Diameter: 39.00 mm
Edge: rifling

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Mexico 100 pesos 2006 - Estado de Mexico

New circulating commemorative:

"Mexican States collection 2: Estado de Mexico"
The coin depicts the Teotihuacan Sun Pyramid.



The real building:



LINK: Banco de Mexico

SPECIFICATIONS
Disc composition: Silver 0.925
Ring composition: Aluminium-Bronze
Weight: 33.967 g
Diameter: 39.00 mm
Edge: rifling

Monday, December 11, 2006

Latvia 1 lats 2006 - Pinecone

New circulating commemorative:



It's been struck in 2006 by Rahapaja Oy, Finland.

LINK: Bank of Latvia

SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: CuNi
Diameter: 21.75 mm
Weight: 4.80 g
Edge: inscriptions
Artists: Henrihs Vorkals and Janis Strupulis

Monday, December 4, 2006

Poland 2 zlotys 2006 - Aleksander Gierymski

New circulating commemorative:

"Polish painters: Aleksander Gierymski"



LINK: National Bank of Poland
LINK: Polish State Mint
LINK: His art gallery

SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: Nordic gold, CuAl5Zn5Sn1
Weight: 8.15 g
Diameter: 27.00 mm
Mintage: 1,000,000

Friday, December 1, 2006

Poland 2 zlotys 2006 - City of Kalisz

New circulating commemorative:

"Polish cities: KALISZ"



The real building:



LINK: National Bank of Poland
LINK: Polish State Mint
LINK: Polish Cities Coins Program
Data about Kalisz: Kalisz

SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: Nordic gold, CuAl5Zn5Sn1
Weight: 8.15 g
Diameter: 27.00 mm
Mintage: 1,100,000