Friday, April 24, 2009

Australia 20 cents 2009 - Service Nurses

New circulating commemorative:

"Australian Service Nurses"



(information by Pat Clay)

LINK: Royal Australian Mint

SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: CuNi
Weight: 11.30 g
Diameter: 28.52 mm
Mintage: Unlimited
Designer: W. Pietranik

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Austria 5 euro 2009 - Tyrolean Resistance Fighters

New silver commemorative:

"Tyrolean Resistance Fighters 1809"



LINK: Austrian Mint
LINK: Euronumis

SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: silver .800
Diameter: 28.50 mm
Weight: 10.00 g
Edge: nine-sided, plain
Designers: Helmut Andexlinger and Thomas Pesendorfer

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Austria 10 euro 2009 - Basilisk of Vienna

New silver commemorative:

"The Basilisk of Vienna"



(information and image by P.K. Saha)

LINK: Austrian Mint
LINK: Basilisk info

SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: silver .925
Diameter: 32.00 mm
Weight: 17,30 g
Edge: plain
Designer: Thomas Pesendorfer

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

India 10 rupees 2006 & 2008 - First bimetallics



(images by Shabbir Disawala, Jacek Stacel and Ashwin Lobo)

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Japan 500 yen 2009 - Nagano

New bimetallic commemorative:

"Japan prefectures: Nagano"



LINK: Japan Mint

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Poland 2 zlotys 2009 - 2 more coins

New circulating commemoratives:

"Animals of the World: European green lizard - Lacerta viridis"
"180 Years of Central Banking in Poland"



LINK: National Bank of Poland
LINK: Polish State Mint

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

Friday, April 3, 2009

Slovakia 2 euros 2009

New bimetallic circulating commemorative:

"17 November - Day of the fight for freedom and democracy - the 20th anniversary"



LINK: Central Bank of Slovakia

(image from Jacek Stacel)

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

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Russia 10 roubles 2009 - Kalmykiya & Vyborg

2 new bimetallic circulating commemoratives:

"The Russian Federation: Republic of Kalmykiya"
"Ancient Russian Towns: Vyborg"



LINK: Bank of Russia

(information and images by Peter Kaminsky)

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

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