Monday, November 29, 2010

Thailand 2010 - 2 new 10 baht bimetallics

New commemoratives:

(info and images from

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Denmark 20 krone 2010 - SHIPS: Kayak-Umiak

New circulating commemorative:

"SHIPS: Kayak-Umiak"

This is the eighth coin in the thematic series with ships.

The obverse of the coin carries a new portrait of the Queen made for the commemorative coin to mark the 70th birthday of Her Majesty Queen Margrethe II on April 2010.
The new portrait is also to be used on the ordinary 10 and 20 krone coins from 2011 onwards.

(information and image by Peter Kaminsky)

LINK: Denmark National Bank

Composition: Aluminium Bronze, 92%Cu6%Al2%Ni
Diameter: 27.00 mm
Thickness: 2.35 mm
Weight: 9.30 g
Edge: rim with interrupted milling
Designers: Niels Motzfeld (obverse) and Lis Nogel (reverse, portrait)

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Gibraltar 1 penny 2010

New circulating type:

(information by Wolfgang Schuster)
(image from eBay UK seller eveson2005)

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Finland 5 euro 2010 - Satakunta

New bimetallic commemorative:

"Provinces: Satakunta"

Source: World Bimetallic Coin News
Link: Mint of Finland

Core composition: CuNi
Ring composition: Nordic Gold
Diameter: 27.25 mm
Designer: Nora Tapper

Monday, November 22, 2010

United Kingdom 2011 new types

New circulating commemoratives:

"50 pence WWF"

"1 pound City Series: Edinburg & Cardiff"

"2 pounds King James Bible & The Mary Rose"

LINK: British Royal Mint

Friday, November 19, 2010

Portugal 2.5 euro 2010 - Linhas de Torres

New circulating commemorative:

"Bicentenário das Linhas de Torres"

LINK: Casa da Moeda

Composition: CuNi
Diameter: 28.00 mm
Weight: 12.00 g
Mintage: 120,000
Artists: José João de Brito

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Finland 2 euro 2010 - 150 years of Finnish currency

New bimetallic circulating commemorative:

"150 years of Finnish currency"

(information by Pabitra Saha)

LINK: Bank of Finland
LINK: Mint of Finland

External ring: CuNi
Center disc: 3 layers, Ni-Brass, Ni, Ni-brass
Diameter: 25.75 mm
Width: 2.20 mm
Weight: 8.50 g
Designer: Reijo Paavilainen
Mintage: 1,6 million

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

India 10 rupees 2010 - Reserve Bank

New bimetallic:

"Reserve Bank of India Platinum Jubilee"

(image by Kodali)
(information by Antonio Barrena and Michael Reissner)

These are the images of the 4 circulating denominations (thanks to Ashwin Lobo):

Monday, November 15, 2010

China 1 yuan 2010 - Shanghai EXPO

New commemorative:

(image taken from eBay seller power2infinite)

Friday, November 12, 2010

Canada 25 cents 2010 - Honour Remembrance Day

New circulating commemorative:

"Honour Remembrance Day"

LINK: Royal Canadian Mint

Material: three-ply nickel finish plated steel
Weight: 4.40 g
Diameter: 23.88 mm
Edge: serrated
Artists: Cosme Saffioti (rev) and Suzanna Blunt (obv)

Thursday, November 11, 2010

India 5 rupees 2009 & 2011 - Prasad and Tagore

New circulating commemoratives:

"2009: 125th Birth Anniversary of Dr. Rajendra Prasad"
"2011: 150th Birth Anniversary of Rabindranath Tagore"

(images from T G R Nath's eBay auctions)
(information by Pabitra Saha)

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Taiwan 10 yuan 2011 - Dr. Sun Yat-Sen

New circulating type:

The Central Bank of the Republic of China (Taiwan) will issue a new NT$10 coin on January 11, 2011. The new NT$10 coin will be circulated concurrently with the existing notes and coins.

Obverse: The main design features a portrait of Dr. Sun Yat-Sen, the founding father of the Republic of China. The upper part of the circumscription is inscribed with Chinese characters "The 100th Year of the Republic of China." (The Arabic numeral will change to indicate the year of mintage in subsequent years)

Reverse: The latent images of two Chinese phrases, "the country is prosperous and at peace" and "the people live in safety and happiness", overlap to form the shape of a Ruyi. The face value 10 Yuan in Chinese is inscribed with two latent images inside the Arabic numeral "0". A tactile identification feature for blind people (point) can be found below. Turning the coin slightly to the left and right causes two different sets of texts and figures to appear alternately.

LINK: Central Bank of the Republic of China (Taiwan)

Material: CuNi
Weight: 7.50 g
Diameter: 26.00 mm

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Australia 2011 - Some new coins

New 20 cents commemoratives:

"2010: The Australian Taxation Office Centenary"
"2011: Australian Wool Industry"

"2011: The Ashes Cricket Series"

New 1 dollar commemoratives:

"2011: Australian Wool Industry"
"2011: Lunar Series - Year of the rabbit"

(information by Peter Kaminsky)

LINK: Royal Australian Mint

20c specifications
Material: CuNi
Weight: 11.30 g
Diameter: 28.52 mm
Edge: plain

1$ specifications
Material: Al-Bronze
Weight: 9.00 g
Diameter: 25.00 mm
Edge: plain/reeded

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Estonia Euros 2011

The 2011 Estonian Euros are ready:

(scan by Gijs Vlothuizen)

LINK: Estonian map controversy (in Spanish)

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Mexico 5 pesos 2010 - next 3 bimetallics

New circulating bimetallic commemoratives:

Próceres de la Independencia:

2010 Guadalupe Victoria
2010 Josefa Ortiz de Domínguez

Próceres de la Revolución:

2010 José María Pino Suárez

(information by Jose Luis Ramirez Monleon)

LINK: Banco de Mexico

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Romania 50 bani 2010 - Aurel Vlaicu

New circulating commemorative (also issued in proof):

"The centennial anniversary of the first flight of an aircraft engineered by Aurel Vlaicu"

(image of the proof item by Nicolae Platon)
(information by Wolfgang Schuster and Nicolae Platon)

Aurel Vlaicu portrait also appears in the 50 lei polymer banknote:

LINK: Romania National Bank
LINK: Aurel Vlaicu biography

Material: Brass
Weight: 6.10 g
Diameter: 23.75 mm

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Thailand 2009 - 84th Birthday of HRH Princess Bejaratana Rajasuda Sirisobhabannavadi

New commemoratives:

84th Birthday of HRH Princess Bejaratana Rajasuda Sirisobhabannavadi

(info and images by Sanjay Basu)