Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Russia 10 roubles 2009 - Kirov

New bimetallic circulating commemorative:

"Russian Regions: Kirov Region"



(information by Antony)

LINK: Bank of Russia

Monday, October 26, 2009

Portugal 1.5 euros 2009 - Morabitino of Sancho 2nd

New circulating commemorative:

"Série Tesouros Numismáticos - O Morabitino de D. Sancho II"



LINK: Casa da Moeda

SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: CuNi
Diameter: 26.50 mm
Weight: 8.00 g
Mintage: 100,000
Artist: Rui Vasquez

Friday, October 23, 2009

Canada 25 cents 2009 - Mens Hockey 2002

New circulating commemorative:

"Olympic moments - Mens Hockey 2002"

Both normal and coloured versions are available.



(information by Peter Kaminsky and Alex Zlotin)

LINK: Royal Canadian Mint

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Isle of Man 50 pence 2009 - Five Gold Rings

New circulating commemorative:

"Christmas - Five Gold Rings"

This is the fifth coin in the "Twelve Days of Christmas" series.



(information by Peter Kaminsky)

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

United Kingdom 50 pence 2009 - High Jumping

New circulating commemorative:

Olympic Games London 2012 - Blue Peter Design - High Jumping



Launched in January 2009, the Blue Peter Competition gave the children of the UK the chance to design a 50p coin to mark the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
The competition was open to children aged between six and 12 and was to focus on the sport of Athletics.
The remaining 28 designs will be revealed early next year. Each coin will represent one of the 29 sports scheduled to take place at London 2012.

(info and image by Peter Kaminsky)

LINK: British Royal Mint

Monday, October 19, 2009

Turkey 2009 - New commemoratives

Turkey mint issued new items:



And these two bimetallics:



(information and images by Thomas Fehlhauer)

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Netherlands 5 euros 2009 - Japan

New silver plated commemorative:

"400 Years Netherlands-Japan"



(information and image by Bert van Haag)

LINK: Royal Dutch Mint

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Sri Lanka 1000 rupees 2009 - Army

New circulating commemorative:

"60th Anniversary of the Army"



(information and image from Pabitra Saha)

Further info: Kavan Ratnatunga's site

SPECIFICATIONS
Alloy: CuNi
Diameter: 28.50 mm
Thickness: 2.30 mm
Weight: 8.25 gms
Edge: Milled
Mint: Royal Mint

Friday, October 9, 2009

Japan 500 yen 2009 - Ibaraki & Nara

New bimetallic commemoratives:

"Japan prefectures: Ibaraki & Nara"

Ibaraki obverse design: Kairakuen Garden and Plum Tree or Japanese Apricot Tree. Kairakuen Garden is located in Mito city and is known as one of the three famous traditional gardens in Japan. It was created in 1842 and is famous for plum blossom viewing.

Nara obverse design: Kentoshi-sen (Ship for Imperial Japanese Envoy to China in the Tang Dynasty). Japanese envoys to the Tang Dynasty played an important role in international cultural exchange during the Asuka and Nara periods in ancient Japan. The design was taken from Toseiden-emaki, scrolls showing the history of Ganjin, a Chinese monk who propagated Buddhism in Japan. He came to Japan by Kentoshi-sen and opened the Toshodaiji Temple.



(information and images by Antonio Barrena)

LINK: Japan Mint

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Kazakhstan 50 tenge 2009 - T. Basenov

New circulating commemorative:

"100th anniversary of T. Basenov"



(information and image by Gijs)

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
Mintage: 50,000

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Russia 10 roubles 2009 - Komi

New bimetallic circulating commemorative:

"Russian Regions: Republic of Komi"



(information by Antony)

LINK: Bank of Russia

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Australia 1 dollar 2009 - Age Pension

New circulating commemorative:

"Centenary of the Age Pension"



(information by Pabitra Saha and Ben Vreke)

LINK: Royal Australian Mint

SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: Aluminium Bronce
Weight: 9.00 g
Diameter: 25.00 mm
Mintage: Unlimited
Designer: W. Pietranik

Monday, October 5, 2009

Pakistan 10 rupee 2009 - Peoples Republic of China

New circulating commemorative:



(information by Pabitra Saha)

LINK: State Bank of Pakistan

SPECIFICATIONS
Material: CuNi
Weight: 8.25 g
Diameter: 27.50 mm