Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Russia 10 roubles 2009 - Adygeya

New bimetallic circulating commemoratives:

"The Russian Federation: Republic of Adygeya"

LINK: Bank of Russia

Monday, June 29, 2009

Portugal 2.5 euro 2009 - Portuguese language

New circulating commemorative:

"Língua Portuguesa - Património Cultural da Europa"

LINK: Casa da Moeda

Composition: CuNi
Diameter: 28.00 mm
Weight: 12.00 g
Mintage: 150,000
Artist: José Simão

Friday, June 26, 2009

Portugal 2 euro 2009 - Lusophony Games

New circulating commemorative:

"II Jogos da Lusofonia Lisboa 2009"

LINK: Casa da Moeda
LINK: Lusophony Games in Wikipedia
LINK: 2s Jogos da Lusofonia Lisboa 2009

Diameter: 25.75 mm
Weight: 8.50 g
Mintage: 1,250,000
Artist: José Aurélio

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Peru 5 nuevos soles 2009 - New subtype

New circulating subtype:

The coin is the same design as years 2001 to 2008, but different edge, now it's reeded, for better security.

(information and image by David Velarde)

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Poland 2 zlotys 2009 - Fifth coin

New circulating commemorative:

"Polish Road to Freedom - General elections of 4 June 1989"

LINK: National Bank of Poland
LINK: Polish State Mint

Composition: Nordic gold, CuAl5Zn5Sn1
Weight: 8.15 g
Diameter: 27.00 mm

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Isle of Man 50 pence 2009 - Tourist Trophy

New circulating commemorative:

"50 years of TT racing"

(information by Pabitra Saha)

Monday, June 22, 2009

Bermuda 1 cent 2008 - New material

New circulating subtype:

The coin is the same design as KM107, but different metal. The 2008 type is magnetic (copper plated steel?) and as such, a new subtype, maybe KM107b (Krause still did not list it).

(information and image by Wolfgang Schuster)

Friday, June 19, 2009

Gdansk 2009 - Solidarity

New local circulating commemoratives:

"4 talary & 7 talarów: solidarity"

(their are legal tender only in the Polish city of Gdansk)

LINK: Gdansk

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Russia 10 roubles 2009 - Galich, Kaluga & Jewish Region

3 new bimetallic circulating commemoratives:

"Ancient Russian Towns: Galich"
"Ancient Russian Towns: Kaluga"
"The Russian Federation: Jewish Aunonomous Region"

LINK: Bank of Russia

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Denmark 20 krone 2009 - SHIPS: Lightship XVII

New circulating commemorative:

"SHIPS: Lightship XVII"

LINK: Denmark National Bank

Composition: Aluminium Bronze, 92%Cu6%Al2%Ni
Diameter: 27.00 mm
Thickness: 2.35 mm
Weight: 9.30 g
Edge: rim with interrupted milling
Designer: Karin Lorentzen

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Hungary 200 forint 2009

New bimetallic circulating type.

It bears the famous Széchenyi chain bridge of Budapest:

Monday, June 15, 2009

Belarus 2009 - First circulating set

First circulating coins in Belarus

It seems that by the end of 2009 we'll see a monetary reform (1:1000) in Belarus. We'll see these new coins circulating in a country that never used their own coins before (just commemoratives).
They seem to have been minted at Kremnica, Slovakia.

(information and image by Petr Bárta)

MINTAGE figures
5 kop: 6 million
10 kop: 34 million
20 kop: 15 million
50 kop: 36 million
1 rubl: 24 million

Thursday, June 11, 2009

India 5 rupees 2009 - Brass new subtype

This regular coin has been redesigned to be made of brass instead of CuNi. Besides, the edge is now milled instead of a security edge.

(image and information by Shabbir Disawala and Ashlobo)

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Latvia 1 lats 2009 - Namejs ring

New circulating commemorative:

(information by Andris Brutans)

LINK: Bank of Latvia

Composition: CuNi
Diameter: 21.75 mm
Weight: 4.80 g
Edge: inscriptions
Mint: Staatliche Münze Berlin

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Spain 12 euro 2009

New silver circulating commemorative:

"10 years European Monetary Union"

This coin is legal tender only in the Spanish territory.

(image by Ruyman)

LINK: 12 euros 2009 article by Ruyman
LINK: Spanish mint

Composition: Ag 0.925
Weight: 18.00 g
Diameter: 33.00 mm
Edge: plain
Mintage: 2,000,000