Monday, August 31, 2009

Uzbekistan 100 som 2009 - 2200 years Tashkent

New circulating commemoratives:

2200 years Tashkent

(information and images by Michael Kaplan and Wolfgang Schuster)

LINK: Central Bank of the Republic of Uzbekistan

Friday, August 28, 2009

Poland 2 zlotys 2009 - Tatra Mountains Rescue Service

New circulating commemorative:

100th Anniversary of the Establishment of the Voluntary Tatra Mountains Rescue Service

LINK: National Bank of Poland
LINK: Polish State Mint

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

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Finland 2 euro 2009 - Year 1809

New bimetallic circulating commemorative:

"Celebration of the year 1809"

The Finnish Ministry of Finance has decided to issue a commemorative two-euro coin in celebration of the year 1809, in honour of the 200th anniversary of Finnish autonomy and the founding of Central Governmental Institutions in Finland.

The design of the coin reflects the first Diet of Finland assembled in the town of Porvoo in March 1809. On the obverse (national) side of the coin is the profile of the Porvoo Cathedral with stylised numbers 1809 above. The country emblem FI is on the left side and year mark 2009 on the right side of the coin. The coin has been designed by the sculptor Reijo Paavilainen.

The commemorative coins will be issued in October 2009. A total of 1,6 million coins will be struck. They are legal tender in all euro area countries.

LINK: Bank of Finland
LINK: Mint of Finland

External ring: CuNi
Center disc: 3 layers, Ni-Brass, Ni, Ni-brass
Diameter: 25.75 mm
Width: 2.20 mm
Weight: 8.50 g

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Thailand 10 baht 2009 - National Research Council

New circulating type:

50th Anniversary of National Research Council

(info and images by Santi Ponglertsakul)

Monday, August 24, 2009

Ukraine 5 hryvnia 2009 - Council of Europe

New bimetallic commemorative:

"60th Anniversary of the Council of Europe"

(information by Jacek Stacel)

LINK: National Bank of Ukraine

Ring composition: CuNi
Center composition: CuAl5Zn5Sn1
Weight: 9.40 g
Diameter: 28.00 mm
Mintage: 45,000

Thursday, August 20, 2009

India 5 rupees 2007 - Unity in diversity

"Unity in diversity"

(image from eBay and information by Wolfgang Schuster)

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Egypt 5 piastres 2008

New circulating type:

5 piastres 2008

Now it's copper clad steel, plain edge, so, new KM.

(information and image by Wolfgang Schuster)

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Poland 2 zlotys 2009 - 4 more coins

New circulating commemoratives:

65th Anniversary of the Warsaw Uprising
95th Anniversary of First Cadre Company March Out
65th Anniversary of the Liquidation of the Lodz Ghetto
September 1939

LINK: National Bank of Poland
LINK: Polish State Mint

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

Monday, August 17, 2009

Mexico 2009 new types

Banco de Mexico announced new sizes, shapes and materials for these 3 small coins:

(information and images by Michael Reissner)

LINK: Banco de Mexico