Sunday, November 29, 2009

United Kingdom 2010 new types

New circulating commemoratives:

"50 pence Girl Guides Centenary"



SPECIFICATIONS
Material: CuNi
Weight: 8.00 g
Diameter: 27.30 mm
Edge: plain
Obverse designer: Jonathan Evans and Donna Hainan


"1 pound City Series: London & Belfast"



SPECIFICATIONS
Material: Nickel-brass
Weight: 9,50 g
Diameter: 22,50 mm
Edge: Inscription
Obverse designer: Stuart Devlin


"2 pounds Florence Nightingale - 100th anniversary of her death"



SPECIFICATIONS
Material: CuNi / Nickel-brass (Bimetallic)
Weight: 12,00 g
Diameter: 28,40 mm
Edge: Inscription
Obverse designer: Gordon Summer


(information by Peter Kaminsky)

LINK: British Royal Mint

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Colombia - 50 pesos 2007 & 2008

New circulating type. It is magnetic, as it has a steel core. So, it is a new KM, different from KM283.1 and KM283.2, although the design is exactly the same.



(information by Guillermo Granados)
(picture by Alexander Montaña)

Notes from Wolfgang Schuster: the vast majority of the ordinary 50 pesos issues from 2007 and 2008 are still in the old metal, non magnetic. In addition to those there are very very few and really difficult to find of these magnetic types.

LINK: Colombia Coin Patterns and Krause Corrections by Guillermo Granados

Friday, November 27, 2009

Australia 2010 - Burke and Wills expedition

New commemoratives:

"150 years of Burke and Wills expedition"



(information by Pabitra Saha)

LINK: Royal Australian Mint

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Kyrgyzstan - 10 som 2009

New circulating value:



(information by Ivan)

LINK: National Bank of the Kyrgyz Republic
LINK: Coins of CIS and Baltic countries

SPECIFICATIONS:
Composition: nickel plated steel
Diameter: 24.50 mm
Weight: 5.40 g


Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Japan 500 yen 2009 - 20th years of Akihito's enthronement

New circulating commemorative:

"20th years of emperor Akihito's enthronement"



LINK: Japan Mint
LINK: Japan Ministry of Finance

SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: 72%Copper 20%Zinc 8%Nickel
Weight: 7.00 g
Diameter: 26.50 mm

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Canada 25 cents 2009 - Womens Hockey 2002

New circulating commemorative:

"Olympic moments - Womens Hockey 2002"

Both normal and coloured versions are available.



(information by Pabitra Saha and Alex Zlotin)

LINK: Royal Canadian Mint

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Denmark 20 krone 2009 - SHIPS: Faroese boat

New circulating commemorative:

"SHIPS: Faroese boat"



The Faroese boat is a light, clinker-built, slender and very seaworthy open wooden boat. Its characteristics include a curved sheer line with a high bow and stern. It also bears some resemblance to a Viking ship. Over time it has been developed into a unique construction not found elsewhere in the world.

(information and image by Peter Kaminsky)

LINK: Denmark National Bank

SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: Aluminium Bronze, 92%Cu6%Al2%Ni
Diameter: 27.00 mm
Thickness: 2.35 mm
Weight: 9.30 g
Edge: rim with interrupted milling
Designer: Hans Pauli Olsen

Monday, November 16, 2009

Australia 1 dollar 2009 - Steve Irwin

New circulating commemorative:

"Steve Irwin, wildlife specialist"



(information by Pabitra Saha)

LINK: Royal Australian Mint

SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: Aluminium Bronce
Weight: 9.00 g
Diameter: 25.00 mm

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Niue 2009 - Official non circulating set

New official coin set from Niue 2009:



Although it is official, it is not issued for circulation.

LINK: New Zealand Mint
LINK: For sale at Joel Anderson's site

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Canada 25 cents 2009 - Speed Skating

New circulating commemorative:

"Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games"



LINK: Royal Canadian Mint
LINK: Vancouver 2010

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Poland 2 zlotys 2009 - 2 more coins

New circulating commemoratives:

25th Anniversary of the Death of Father Jerzy Popieluszko
Poles Who Saved the Jews: Irena Sendlerowa, Zofia Kossak-Szczucka and Sister Matylda Getter




LINK: National Bank of Poland
LINK: Polish State Mint

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

Friday, November 6, 2009

Kazakhstan 50 tenge 2009 - Porcupine

New circulating commemorative:

"Animals: Porcupine"



(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

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Turkmenistan 2010 bimetallics

New bimetallic coins in Turkmenistan planned for 2010:



Images taken from this great site:

LINK: Coins of CIS and Baltic countries