Thursday, August 30, 2007

Denmark 20 krone 2007 - SHIPS: Frigate Jylland

New circulating commemorative:

"SHIPS: Frigate Jylland"

The Frigate Jylland is the world's longest wooden ship and represents outstanding craftsmanship.
The Frigate was commissioned by the Royal Danish Navy and was involved in the Battle of Helgoland in 1864, in which it became a national symbol.
Later it became the royal ship of King Christian IX. Today the Frigate Jylland is a popular tourist attraction in Ebeltoft.



LINK: Denmark National Bank

SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: Aluminium Bronze, 92%Cu6%Al2%Ni
Diameter: 27.00 mm
Thickness: 2.35 mm
Weight: 9.30 g
Edge: rim with interrupted milling
Designer: Hans Pauli Olsen

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Peru 5 centimos 2007 aluminium

New circulating type:

The Central Reserve Bank of Peru has released an aluminium 5 centimos coin, to be used in parallel with the brass type.



(information by David Velarde)

LINK: Banco Central de Reserva del Peru

SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: Aluminium
Diameter: 18.00 mm
Weight: 1.02 g
Edge: plain


Monday, August 27, 2007

India 2 rupees 2006 and 2007 - New designs

New circulating types:



The 2 rupees 2006 coin raised quite a bit of controversy due to a Christian cross being depicted. It may have been withdrawn:

Interesting reading HERE.

(information by Alex Zlotin)

Saturday, August 4, 2007

Poland 2 zlotys 2007 - Medieval Town of Torun

New circulating commemorative:

"Medieval Town of Torun"



View of the medieval town:



LINK: National Bank of Poland
LINK: Polish State Mint
LINK: Torun site

SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: Nordic gold, CuAl5Zn5Sn1
Weight: 8.15 g
Diameter: 27.00 mm
Mintage: 990,000

Friday, August 3, 2007

Poland 2 zlotys 2007 - Swidnica, Slupsk and Przemysl

New circulating commemoratives:

"Polish cities: SWIDNICA, SLUPSK and PRZEMYSL"



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

Thursday, August 2, 2007

Europe 2 euros 2007 - Rome Treaty

New bimetallic circulating commemoratives:

"Rome Treaty"

These are the images of the designs for Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal and Slovenia.



LINK: Numi
LINK: Euronumis
LINK: European Central Bank
LINK: Eurocoin Pages

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

Wednesday, August 1, 2007

Mexico 100 pesos 2007 - Sonora

"Mexican States collection 2: SONORA"



LINK: Banco de Mexico

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