Sunday, October 31, 2010

Bangladesh 2 taka 2010 - Seikh Mujibor Rahman

New circulating item:

"Seikh Mujibor Rahman"

Sheikh Mujibur Rahman was a Bengali politician and the founding leader of the People's Republic of Bangladesh, generally considered in the country as the father of the Bangladeshi nation.
He headed the Awami League, served as the first President of Bangladesh and later became its Prime Minister.

(image by Habib Ishtiaque Ahammad)

Friday, October 29, 2010

Netherlands Antilles 5 gulden 2004 & 2005

For several years, no one seems to have seen these 2 misterious base metal types (KM74.1 and KM76.1). The respective silver issues are known since long.
Now scan is available, thanks to Wolfgang Schuster. Maybe we'll see them soon available at the numismatic market.

(information and image by Wolfgang Schuster)

Material: Aureate bonded steel
Weight: 11.00 g
Diameter: 26.00 mm

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Isle of Man 50 pence 2010 - Six Geese A-Laying

New circulating commemorative:

"Christmas: Six Geese A-Laying"

The 12 Days of Christmas is one of the most popular Christmas carols and the Isle of Man's special Christmas 50p collection is a fabulous celebration of this beloved Christmas tradition.
The new 2010 coin is the sixth in the series, so it features 'Six Geese A-Laying'.
The coin is also available as a coloured version.

(information by Peter Kaminsky)

Material: CuNi
Weight: 8.00 g
Diameter: 27.30 mm
Edge: plain

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Poland 2 zlotys 2010 - Gorlice

New circulating commemorative:

"Cities in Poland: Gorlice"

LINK: National Bank of Poland
LINK: Polish State Mint

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

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Venezuela 50 centimos 2010 - 70 years BCV

New circulating commemorative:

"70 anniversary of Banco Central de Venezuela"

(image from eBay seller stampsve)

LINK: Banco Central de Venezuela
LINK: eBay seller "stampsve"

Monday, October 18, 2010

Netherlands 5 euro 2010 - Waterland

New silver commemorative:

(information and image by David Velarde)

LINK: Royal Dutch Mint

Friday, October 15, 2010

United Kingdom 50p London 2012 Olympics

New circulating commemoratives:

"29 50p types for London 2012 Olympics"

Since its introduction 41 years ago when decimalisation was established, only 16 designs have featured on the nation’s 50p.
The 29 London 2012 coins appearing in 2010 and 2011 represent the biggest, concurrent range of designs the Royal Mint has ever featured on a circulating coin.
And like every UK coin in use today, each design also had to obtain final approval from the Treasury and Her Majesty The Queen.

LINK: British Royal Mint

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Italy 2 euro 2010 - Cavour

New bimetallic circulating commemorative:

"Camillo Benso, conte di Cavour"

Wikipedia: Camillo Paolo Filippo Giulio Benso, Count of Cavour, of Isolabella and of Leri (August 10, 1810 - June 6, 1861) was a leading figure in the movement toward Italian unification. He was the founder of the original Italian Liberal Party and Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Piedmont-Sardinia, a position he maintained (except for a six-month resignation) throughout the Second Italian War of Independence and Garibaldi's campaigns to unite Italy. Cavour died only three months after the declaration of a united Kingdom of Italy, and thus did not live to see Venetia or Rome included in the kingdom.

(image taken from eBay)

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, October 11, 2010

Mexico 5 pesos 2010 - La Soldadera

New circulating bimetallic commemorative:

Próceres de la Revolución:

2010 La Soldadera

(information by Gijs Vlothuizen)

LINK: Banco de Mexico

Friday, October 8, 2010

Turkey 2010 - Cat and dog

Turkey mint issued two new bimetallics:

(information and images by Antonio Barrena)

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Peru 2 & 5 nuevos soles 2010 - New types

New circulating bimetallics:

(information and image by David Velarde)

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Bolivia - 20 cents and 2 bolivianos 2010

New circulating types:

"Estado Plurinacional de Bolivia"

(image taken from eBay)

LINK: Banco Central de Bolivia

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

South Africa 2010

New circulating types:

These are the languages in the 2010 issues:

5c: isiNdebele
10c: Tshivenda
20c: siSwati
50c: Xitsonga
1r: Setswana and English
2r: Afrikaans and Sepedi/Sesotho
5r: isiXhosa/ isiZulu

Monday, October 4, 2010

Russia 10 roubles 2010 - Chechenia & Yamalia

New bimetallic circulating commemoratives:

"Russian Regions: Chechen Republic"
"Russian Regions: Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Area"

(information by Antony)

LINK: Bank of Russia

Friday, October 1, 2010

Poland 2 zlotys 2010 - Artur Grottger

New circulating commemorative:

"Polish Painters of the Turn of the 20th Century: Artur Grottger"

LINK: National Bank of Poland
LINK: Polish State Mint

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