Friday, April 25, 2008

Austria 5 euro 2008 - Football

New silver commemoratives:

"UEFA Championship"



LINK: Austrian Mint
LINK: Euronumis

SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: silver .800
Diameter: 28.50 mm

Monday, April 21, 2008

Sudan - 1 piastre 2006

New circulating coin:

"1 piastre 2006"



(information and image by Wolfgang Schuster)

LINK: Bank of Sudan

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Tajikistan 1 somoni 2007

New circulating commemorative:

"1 somoni: 800 aniversary of the birth of Mavlono Jaloliddin Rumi"



LINK: National Bank of Tajikistan
LINK: Coins of CIS and Baltic countries
LINK: Numismaster by Krause

SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: CuNi
Weight: 5.20 g
Diameter: 24.00 mm
Width: 1,60 mm
Mintage: 100,000
KM#16

Friday, April 4, 2008

Russia 10 roubles 2008 - Astrakhan

New bimetallic circulating commemorative:

"Russian Regions: Astrakhan region"



LINK: Bank of Russia

SPECIFICATIONS
Diameter: 27.00 mm
Edge: corrugated with inscription

Thursday, April 3, 2008

Costa Rica new subtypes

New circulating types. The coats of arms have few design differences. The edges are different and also are the materials:

25 colones 2005, brass, plain edge
50 colones 2006, brass plated steel, segmented reeding
500 colones 2006, brass plated steel, segmented reeding




(information by Wolfgang Schuster)

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

United Kingdom new designs

For the first time since 1968, the Royal Mint has chosen new designs for the reverse of Britain's small change:



The six coins, ranging up to 50p, can be arranged to form the outline of the royal shield of arms, which is embossed in full on the 1 pound coin.