Monday, February 26, 2007

Sudan 2006

New circulating coins:

"10 and 50 piastres 2006"



(information by Fabio Iorio)
(images from eBay seller bobanek)

LINK: Bank of Sudan

Friday, February 16, 2007

Australia 1 dollar 2007 - Sydney Harbour Bridge

New circulating commemorative:

"75th Anniversary of the Sydney Harbour Bridge"



(information by Jacek Stacel)

The real bridge:



LINK: Royal Australian Mint

SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: Aluminium Bronce
Weight: 9.00 g
Diameter: 25.00 mm
Mintage: Unlimited

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Biffeche 2006

Biffeche is a small Kingdom on the borders of Senegal and Mauritanie, on the Senegal River in the Sahel region of West Africa. It has been a Kingdom from time immemorial, first mentioned by the French in early XVII Century documents. An unusual feature of this fundamentally African Kingdom is that since 1963, the Kings of Biffeche have been white.



The king's monument seen on the coin:



Closer view of the text:




LINK: Kingdom of Biffeche
LINK: Biffeche in Wikipedia

Monday, February 12, 2007

Poland 2 zlotys 2007 - Ignacy Domeyko

New circulating commemorative:

"Polish Travelers & Explorers: Ignacy Domeyko"



LINK: National Bank of Poland
LINK: Polish State Mint
LINK: Ignacy Domeyko in Wikipedia

SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: Nordic gold, CuAl5Zn5Sn1
Weight: 8.15 g
Diameter: 27.00 mm
Mintage: 900,000

Thursday, February 8, 2007

Canada 25 cents 2007 - Vancouver Games

New circulating commemoratives:

"Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games"

Beginning this year, 12 circulating 25 cent coins and 2 one dollar coins will be issued. This year, five 25 cent coins will be released into circulation.

Their reverses:



The common obverse:



The Winter Olympic Games logo:



(information by Alex Zlotin)

LINK: Royal Canadian Mint
LINK: Vancouver 2010

Monday, February 5, 2007

Poland 2 zlotys 2007 - City of Plock

New circulating commemorative:

"Polish cities: PLOCK"



The real church:



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

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