Friday, July 30, 2010

Tunisia 10 millim 2009 - Magnetic

New circulating type:

While previous items (KM306) were made of brass, this 2009 item has a steel core and is magnetic.

(information by Patrick Raffin and Wolfgang Schuster)

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Rwanda 10 francs 2009 - New inscription

New circulating type:

While in 2003 item (KM24) the text was "BANKI NASIYONALI Y'U RWANDA", this 2009 item bears the text "BANKI NKURU Y'U RWANDA".

This new type is already catalogued as KM33.

(information and image by Wolfgang Schuster)

Monday, July 26, 2010

Indonesia 1000 rupees 2010

New circulating type:

It features Garuda Pancasila on the front. On the other side is the traditional bamboo musical instrument known locally as angklung, with Gedung Sate (Bandung, West Java) in the background.
The coin is silver in color and made from nickel plated steel.

(information and images by Pabitra Saha, AJG, Glen Warren and Michael Reissner)

LINK: Bank Indonesia
LINK: Angklung in Wikipedia
LINK: Gedung Sate in Wikipedia

Friday, July 23, 2010

Peru 1 nuevo sol 2010 - Sarcofagos de Karajía

New circulating type:

The Central Bank of Peru released the second coin of the series "Wealth and Pride of Peru" (24 coins)

(information and image by David Velarde)

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Namibia 10$ 2010

New circulating bimetallic:

"20th Anniversary of the Central Bank"

(image and information by Antonio Barrena and Michael Reissner)

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Libya 2009

New circulating types:

All the four values are magnetic.

(image and information by Wolfgang Schuster)

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Mexico 5 pesos 2010 - Zapata y Carranza

New circulating bimetallic commemoratives:

Próceres de la Revolución:

2010 Emiliano Zapata
2010 Venustiano Carranza

LINK: Banco de Mexico

Monday, July 19, 2010

Albania 10 leke 2009 - Magnetic

New circulating type:

The 2009 item is magnetic, while previous (KM77 years 1996 and 2000) were made of brass.

(information by Anthony Smith)

LINK: Bank of Albania

Friday, July 16, 2010

Russia 1, 2 and 5 roubles 2009

New circulating types:

Since 2009 new varieties of the coins with denominations of 1, 2 and 5 roubles can be found. Material is different, as they now have a steel core, thus, they are magnetic.

(information and images by Antony)

LINK: Bank of Russia

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Australia 1 dollar 2010 - Fred Hollows

New circulating commemorative:

"Professor Fred Hollows"

(information and image by Pabitra Saha)

LINK: Royal Australian Mint

Composition: Aluminium Bronce
Weight: 9.00 g
Diameter: 25.00 mm
Mintage: Unlimited
Designer: V. Gottwald

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Kazakhstan 50 tenge 2010 - Sign of Kurmet

New circulating commemorative:

"Sign of Kurmet insignia"

(information and image by Gijs Vlothuizen)

LINK: National Bank of Kazakhstan

Weight: 11.37 g
Diameter: 31.00 mm
Thickness: 2.00 mm
Edge: grooved with 10 sectors of corrugation
Mintage: 50,000

Friday, July 9, 2010

Portugal 2.5 euro 2010 - Terreiro do Paço

New circulating commemorative:

"Património Arquitectónico: Terreiro do Paço"

(information provided by Miguel Costa)

LINK: Casa da Moeda

Composition: CuNi
Diameter: 28.00 mm
Weight: 10.00 g
Mintage: 120,000
Artists: Isabel Carriço & Fernando Branco

Monday, July 5, 2010

Russia 10 roubles 2010 - Perm and Nenets

New bimetallic circulating commemoratives:

"Russian Regions: Perm Region"
"Russian Regions: Nenets Autonomous Area"

LINK: Bank of Russia

Friday, July 2, 2010

Canada 1 dollar 2010 - Navy

New circulating commemorative:

"100th anniversary of the Canadian Navy"

LINK: Royal Canadian Mint

Composition: Nickel electroplated with bronze
Diameter: 26.50 mm
Weight: 7.00 g
Mintage: unlimited
Artists: Bonnie Ross (reverse), Suzanna Blunt (obverse)

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Lithuania 1 litas 2010 - Battle of Grunwald

New circulating commemorative:

"600th anniversary of the Battle of Grunwald"

LINK: Bank of Lithuania

Composition: CuNi
Diameter: 22.30 mm
Weight: 6.25 g
Mintage: 1,000,000
Artist: Rytas Jonas Belevicius