Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Belgium 2 euro 2009 - Louis Braille

New bimetallic circulating commemorative:

"Louis Braille"



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

Friday, September 25, 2009

Italy 2 euro 2009 - Louis Braille

New bimetallic circulating commemorative:

"Louis Braille"



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, September 24, 2009

Germany 2 euros 2009 - Saarland

New bimetallic circulating commemorative:



This is the real building:



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

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

San Marino 2 euros 2009

New bimetallic circulating commemorative:

"Innovation"



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

Monday, September 21, 2009

Mexico 5 pesos 2009 - 2 more items

New circulating bimetallic commemoratives:

Independence: Agustín de Iturbide
Revolution: Luis Cabrera



LINK: Banco de Mexico

Friday, September 18, 2009

Qatar 2008 new types

New circulating types from 2008:

1 dirham 2008 copper clad steel (magnetic) and new coat of arms:



25 dirhams and 50 dirhams 2008 CuNi clad steel (magnetic):



(images and information by Dr. Wolfgang Schuster)

LINK: Qatar Central Bank

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

India 5 rupees 2009 - Saint Alphonsa

"Saint Alphonsa Centenary"

Saint Alphonsa Muttathupadathu was a Catholic Saint, the second person of Indian origin to be canonized as a saint by the Roman Catholic Church, and the first canonized saint of the Syro-Malabar Catholic Church, an Oriental-rite Catholic Church.



(image and information by Pabitra Saha)

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Jamaica 2009 - New shaped coins

New circulating types:

1 and 10 dollars

New-shaped One and Ten Dollar coins went into general circulation on 8 September 2009.

The current heptagonal design of the One Dollar will be replaced by a round coin with the heptagonal shape within the circle. The coin continues to bear the portrait of The Right Excellent Sir Alexander Bustamante, National Hero. All other technical specifications remain unchanged.

The current scalloped-shaped design of the Ten Dollar will be replaced by a round coin with the scalloped shape within the circle. The coin continues to bear the portrait of The Right Excellent George William Gordon, National Hero. All other technical specifications remain unchanged.

Coins bearing the old designs remain legal tender and will continue to circulate alongside the new-shaped coins until the stock of the old-shaped coins is exhausted.



(information and images by Pabitra Saha)

LINK: Bank of Jamaica

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Kazakhstan 50 tenge 2009 - Betashar ceremony

New circulating commemorative:



LINK: National Bank of Kazakhstan

SPECIFICATIONS
Weight: 11.37 g
Diameter: 31.00 mm
Thickness: 2.00 mm
Edge: grooved with 10 sectors of corrugation