Friday, March 28, 2008

Tristan da Cunha 2008 coin set

New coin set:

According to Elizabeth Marriott, secretary of the Tristan da Cunha Association, this is an official legal tender set:



(image from Joel Anderson)

The set is available from Joel's site:

LINK: www.joelscoins.com

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

China 1 yuan 2008 - Rat year

New commemorative:

"Year of the Rat"



This New Year Commemorative one yuan Coin for 2008 is a legal tender of the People's Republic of China.
China issues such commemorative one yuan coin every year, since 2003 (Sheep year).

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Nepal 50 rupees 2007 - Goddess Kumari

New circulating commemorative:

"250th anniversary of the Hindu festival Kimari Jatra"



Obverse: Kumari temple where she lives (situated at Durbar square in the Kathmandu city), listed UNESCO World heritage Site. Legend above the temple reads "Sri Kumari Jatra 250" (= 250th year of Kumari festival), below the temple two dates: the left one is mint date VS2064, right date is when the festival started (Sambat 1127).

Reverse: fully dressed image of living Goddess Kumari at the center, above the legend is 'Sri Kumari', below is the denomination, left and right side has Nepal in Nepali and English.

(information and image by Wolfgang Schuster)

LINK: Central Bank of the Kingdom of Nepal
LINK: Kumari in Wikipedia

SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: CuNi
Diameter: 29.00 mm
Weight: 8.6 g
Edge: plain

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Russia 10 roubles 2008

2 new bimetallic circulating commemoratives:

"Ancient Russian Towns: Vladimir"
"Russian Regions: Udmurt Republic"



LINK: Bank of Russia

SPECIFICATIONS
Diameter: 27.00 mm
Edge: corrugated with inscription