Monday, June 30, 2008

Thailand 10 baht 2008 - Sirirat Hospital

New circulating bimetallic:

"120th Anniversary Sirirat Hospital"

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

UAE 1 dirham 2007

2 new circulating commemoratives:



(information and images by Wolfgang Schuster)

LINK: Central Bank of the UAE

SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: CuNi
Weight: 6.40 g
Diameter: 24.00 mm


Tuesday, June 24, 2008

France 2 euros 2008

New bimetallic circulating commemorative:

"EU Presidency"



(image taken from Euronumis)

LINK: Euronumis
LINK: Zwei Euro

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


Thursday, June 19, 2008

Norway 10 krone 2008 - Henrik Wergeland

New circulating commemorative:

"Henrik Wergeland"



(information by Wolfgang Schuster)

LINK: Norges Bank

SPECIFICATIONS
Diameter: 24,00 mm
Thickness: 2,00 mm
Weight: 6,8 gr
Alloy: 81% Cu, 10% Zn, 9% Ni
Issue date: 17th june 2008
Designer: Enzo Finger

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

USA 2008 - Presidential dollars

5th president: James Monroe (1817-1825)



6th president: John Quincy Adams (1825-1829)



7th president: Andrew Jackson (1829-1837)



8th president: Martin Van Buren (1837-1841)



LINK: The United States Mint
LINK: USA Presidents Biographies

SPECIFICATIONS
Weight: 8.10 g
Diameter: 26.50 mm
Thickness: 2.00 mm
Material: three layer clad construction: pure copper sandwiched between and metallurgically bonded to outer layers of manganese brass

Friday, June 13, 2008

Latvia 1 lats 2008 - Waterlily

New circulating commemorative:



LINK: Bank of Latvia

SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: CuNi
Diameter: 21.75 mm
Weight: 4.80 g
Edge: inscriptions
Artists: Aleksandrs Chaidze and Laura Medne

Monday, June 9, 2008

Estonia 1 kroon 2008

New circulating commemorative:

"90th anniversary of the Republic of Estonia"



LINK: Bank of Estonia

SPECIFICATIONS
Weight: 5.00 g
Diameter: 23.25 mm
Edge: interrupted mill
Designer: Jaan Meristo
Mintage: 20,000,000
Mint: Staatliche Münze Berlin

Friday, June 6, 2008

Slovenia 2 euros 2008

New bimetallic circulating commemorative:

"Primoz Trubar"



(image taken from eBay)

LINK: Primoz Trubar in Wikipedia
LINK: Euronumis
LINK: Zwei Euro

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


Thursday, June 5, 2008

UAE 1 dirham 2007 and 2008

3 new circulating commemoratives:



(information by Alex Zlotin)
(images taken from eBay)

LINK: Central Bank of the UAE

SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: CuNi
Weight: 6.40 g
Diameter: 24.00 mm


Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Russia 10 roubles 2008 - Sverdlovsk

New bimetallic circulating commemorative:

"Russian Regions: Sverdlovsk region"



LINK: Bank of Russia

SPECIFICATIONS
Diameter: 27.00 mm
Edge: corrugated with inscription