Friday, January 30, 2009

Poland 2 zlotys 2009 - First 2 coins

New circulating commemoratives:

"History of the Polish Cavalry: Winged cavalryman"

"90th Anniversary of the Establishment of the Supreme Chamber of Control"



LINK: National Bank of Poland
LINK: Polish State Mint

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

Thursday, January 29, 2009

USA 2009 - State Quarters

The designs for the 6 new quarters are ready:



LINK: The United States Mint
LINK: Quarter Designs

SPECIFICATIONS
Weight: 5.67 g
Diameter: 24.26 mm
Thickness: 1.75 mm
Edge: reeded

Friday, January 23, 2009

Austria 5 euro 2009 - Joseph Haydn

New silver commemorative:

"200th Anniversary of the Death of Joseph Haydn"



(information and image by P.K. Saha)

LINK: Austrian Mint
LINK: Euronumis

SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: silver .800
Diameter: 28.50 mm
Edge: nine-sided, plain

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Canada 25 cents 2009 - Cross country skying

New circulating commemorative:

"Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games"

The latest coin of this series is a quarter with an image of a cross-country skier, designed by Canadian artist Glenn Green of Vancouver, BC.

Up to 22 million of the coins entered circulation.



(information by P.K. Saha)

LINK: Royal Canadian Mint
LINK: Vancouver 2010

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

USA 2009 - Lincoln Bicentennial

New circulating commemoratives:

"Lincoln Bicentennial One Cent Program"



LINK: The United States Mint

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Japan 500 yen 2008 - Prefectures

New bimetallic commemoratives:

"Japan prefectures: Hokkaido, Kyoto y Shimane"



LINK: Japan Mint
LINK: Japan Ministry of Finance

Friday, January 16, 2009

Sweden 1 krona 2009

New circulating type to commemorate the 200th anniversary of Finland’s separation from Sweden.



(information by P.K.Saha)

LINK: Sveriges Riksban

DATA
Designer: Annie Winblad Jakubowski
Mint: Mint of Finland

Thursday, January 15, 2009

India 5 rupees 2006 - Mahatma Basaveshwara

India has issued a stainless steel version of 5 rupees, Mahatma Basaveshwara commemorative KM#324, which was originally issued in CuNi version in 2006.



(image and information by Pabitra Saha)

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

India 5 rupees 2005 - Lal Bahadur Shastri

India has issued a stainless steel version of 5 rupees, Lal Bahadur Shastri commemorative KM#336, which was originally issued in CuNi version on 4th October 2005.



(image and information by Pabitra Saha)

Monday, January 12, 2009

Turkmenistan 2009 new coins

New coins in Turkmenistan:



Sizes comparison:



Images taken from this great site:

LINK: Coins of CIS and Baltic countries

Thursday, January 8, 2009

India 2 rupees 2009 - Braille

New circulating commemorative:



(information by P.K.Saha)

Friday, January 2, 2009

Pakistan 2007 - Aluminium subtypes

New circulating subtypes:

The 1 and 2 rupees coins are now made of aluminium:



(images taken from eBay)

LINK: State Bank of Pakistan

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Pakistan 10 rupee 2008 - Benazir Bhutto

New circulating commemorative:

This is probably the first coin issued by an Islamic country bearing a woman's image as independent effigy.



(image taken from eBay)
(information by Pabitra Saha)

LINK: State Bank of Pakistan

SPECIFICATIONS
Material: CuNi
Weight: 8.25 g
Diameter: 27.50 mm
Mintage: 300,000