Thursday, November 29, 2007

Costa Rica 100 colones 2006 - New design

New circulating type minted in Germany. The coat of arms has few design differences. The edge has now continuous reeding, to help blind people distinguish them:



(information by Bernal Laverde)

LINK: Banco Central de Costa Rica
LINK: Press release (in Spanish)

Monday, November 26, 2007

Kyrgyzstan 2008

Kyrgyzstan will have circulation coins in 2008:

They are minted in Kazakhstan.



Coat of arms:



(information by Fabio Iorio)

LINK: National Bank of the Kyrgyz Republic
LINK: Coins of CIS and Baltic countries (superb site!!)


SPECIFICATIONS:

10 tyiyn
Composition: brass clad steel
Diameter: 15.00 mm
Weight: 1.30 g

50 tyiyn
Composition: brass clad steel
Diameter: 17.00 mm
Weight: 1.80 g

1 som
Composition: nickel clad steel
Diameter: 19.00 mm
Weight: 2.50 g

3 som
Composition: nickel clad steel
Diameter: 21.00 mm
Weight: 3.20 g

5 som
Composition: nickel clad steel
Diameter: 23.00 mm
Weight: 4.20 g


Tuesday, November 20, 2007

India 5 rupees 2007 - New design

New circulating type:



(information by P.K.Saha)

Thursday, November 8, 2007

Thailand 10 baht 2007 - 4 new items

New circulating bimetallics:

"75th Birthday of the Queen"



"International University Sports Federation"



"The Medical Technology Council"



"Administration Court Association Meeting"



(all images by Alfonso Saussol)

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Kazakhstan 50 tenge 2007

New circulating commemoratives:

"The First Space Satellite of the Earth"



"Platalea Leucorodia"



"Otan Insignia"



"Cutting the hobble"



LINK: National Bank of Kazakhstan

SPECIFICATIONS
Weight: 11.37 g
Diameter: 31.00 mm
Thickness: 2.00 mm
Edge: grooved with 10 sectors of corrugation
Mintage: 50,000