Monday, July 27, 2009

Russia 10 roubles 2009 new type

Bank of Russia announced that these new coins will start circulating in october. 10 roubles banknotes will be displaced from circulation.

(information and images by Antony and Ivan)

Composition: yellow copper alloy with steel core
Weight: 5.63 g
Diameter: 22.00 mm
Thickness: 2.20 mm
Edge: reeded and plain sections

Friday, July 24, 2009

Spain 2010 - New euro designs

New circulating types:

There's a law that imposes that the stars in the coins must be alone, with no letters, numbers or shadows. Due to this, the Spanish coins will have a new design and will be new KM types.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Russia 10 roubles 2009 - Veliky Novgorod

New bimetallic circulating commemorative:

"Ancient Russian Towns: Veliky Novgorod"

(information by Antony)

LINK: Bank of Russia

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Thailand 2009 - new king's portrait

New circulating types:

The king's portrait has changed, so, all the items are new KM types.
Also the 1, 5 and 10 satang little aluminium coins exist with the new portrait. They are almost impossible to get in the streets due to their low value.

(image taken from eBay)

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Poland 2 zlotys 2009 - Czeslaw Niemen

New circulating commemorative:

"History of Polish Light Music: Czeslaw Niemen"

LINK: National Bank of Poland
LINK: Polish State Mint

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

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Slovenia 3 euro 2009 - Edvard Rusjan

New bimetallic circulating commemorative:

"Centenary of the first flight by a powered aircraft over Slovenia"

LINK: Edvard Rusjan
LINK: Bank of Slovenia

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Bahamas 1 cent 2009 - Smaller type

New circulating type, smaller, 16 mm instead of the previous 19 mm:

(information and picture by Michael Reissner)

LINK: Central Bank of the Bahamas

Monday, July 13, 2009

Panama 50 centesimos 2009 - Banco Nacional de Panama

New circulating commemorative:

"Centenary of the Banco Nacional de Panama 1904-2004"

(information and image by Michael Reissner)

Thursday, July 9, 2009

India 5 rupees 2005 - Dandi March varieties

"75 years of Dandi March"

Both steel items are from the Bombay mint, but the obverse inscription and ashoka are remarkably different in size.

(image and information by Wolfgang Schuster and Ashwin lobo)

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Serbia 10 & 20 dinara 2009

New circulating commemoratives:

"10 dinara: Universiade"
"20 dinara: Milutin Milankovic"

Only 500,000 coins of both denominations have been minted.
The 10 dinar coin features the motifs of the 25th summer Universiade to be held in July 2009 in Belgrade, while the 20 dinar coin features the portrait of Milutin Milankovic, the renowned world geophysicist, engineer, climatologist and astronomer, and was minted to honour the 130th anniversary of his birth.

(images by Ranko Mandic)
(information by Ranko Mandic and Pabitra Saha)

LINK: National Bank of Serbia
LINK: Universiade
LINK: Milutin Milankovic in Wikipedia

Friday, July 3, 2009

Japan 500 yen 2009 - Niigata

New bimetallic commemorative:

"Japan prefectures: Niigata"

This coin shows a pair of Japanese crested ibises and a rice terrace.

LINK: Japan Mint

Thursday, July 2, 2009

United Kingdom 20p mule coin

New circulating mule coin:

A rare error at the Royal Mint means that tens of thousands of the coins produced earlier this year don't have 2009 stamped on them. Coin experts say the lack of a date makes them worth £50 each, and potentially much more in future.

LINK: Further info

(information by Pabitra Saha)