Monday, July 21, 2008

Russia 10 & 50 kopecks 2006

New circulating types:

Since the 2nd half of 2006 new variety of the coins with denominations of 10 kopecks and 50 kopecks are present in the circulation.
The material, edges and weights are different.



10K SPECIFICATIONS
Weight: 1.85 g (before: 1.95 g)
Material: brass clad steel (before: brass)
Edge: plain (before: reeded)

50K SPECIFICATIONS
Weight: 2.75 g (before: 2.90 g)
Material: brass clad steel (before: brass)
Edge: plain (before: reeded)


LINK: Bank of Russia

Friday, July 11, 2008

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Australia 1 dollar 2008 - Mary MacKillop

New circulating commemorative:

"Mary MacKillop"

Mary MacKillop, born in Victoria 1842, was a teacher and Catholic nun.
Mary founded the Order of the Sisters of St Joseph and set up a parish school for
underprivileged children in South Australia.
This was the first religious order to be founded by an Australian.
Under Mary's guidance, the order established schools and charitable institutions across Australia and was devoted to the care of orphans, neglected children, the homeless, sick and aged.
In 1995, Mary MacKillop was beatified by Pope John Paul II. The process which could lead to her canonisation is underway.
It is hoped she will be declared Saint Mary MacKillop.



LINK: Royal Australian Mint

SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: Aluminium Bronce
Weight: 9.00 g
Diameter: 25.00 mm
Mintage: Unlimited

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

South Africa 5 rand 2008 - Mandela

New circulating bimetallic:

"Nelson Mandela 90th birthday"



(information by Wolfgang Schuster)

Friday, July 4, 2008

Nicaragua 10 cordobas 2007

New circulating type:



LINK: Central Bank of Nicaragua

SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: 78%Copper 22%Zinc plated Steel core
Weight: 8.50 g
Diameter: 26.50 mm
Width: 2.20 mm
Edge: plain with "BCN"
Latent image: BCN/10
Mint: British Royal Mint


Thursday, July 3, 2008

Japan 500 yen 2008 - Brazil Immigration

New circulating commemorative:

"Centenary of the Japanese Immigration to Brazil"



LINK: Japan Mint
LINK: Japan Ministry of Finance

SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: 72%Copper 20%Zinc 8%Nickel
Weight: 7.00 g
Diameter: 26.50 mm