Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Canada 1 dollar 2010 - Canadian Navy

New silver commemorative:

"100th Anniversary of the Canadian Navy"

Canada's navy was born in 1910 when Parliament passed the Naval Service Act. It was a fledgling force that still relied heavily on the British Royal Navy but came to fruition during the Second World War when Canada built more than 120 corvettes to guard the North Atlantic.

His/Her Majesty's Canadian Ship (HMCS) Sackville was one of the original Flower Class corvettes that gained recognition for her exemplary service. She sustained heavy damages but continued serving after the war in training and research. In 1982, Sackville was reconverted to her original state as The Canadian Naval Memorial, a living museum that has come to symbolize the Canadian Navy.

In celebration of the sailors' courage, a commemorative silver dollar celebrating the Canadian Navy's centennial with selective gold plating was created by the Royal Canadian Mint.



LINK: Navy coin at the Royal Canadian Mint

Monday, June 28, 2010

Serbia 20 dinara 2010 - Djordje Vajfert

New circulating type:

"20 dinara: 160th Ann. Birth of Djordje Vajfert"

(information provided by Srdjan Gligorin)



Picture and 1000 dinar Serbian note bearing his image:



LINK: National Bank of Serbia

SPECIFICATIONS
Alloy: 70% Cu, 12% Ni, 18% Zn
Diameter: 28,00 mm
Weight: 9,00 g


Friday, June 25, 2010

Mexico 5 pesos 2010

New circulating bimetallic commemoratives:

Próceres de la Revolución:

2010 Francisco I. Madero

Próceres de la Independencia:

2010 José María Morelos y Pavón
2010 Vicente Guerrero




LINK: Banco de Mexico

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Australia 20 cents 2010 - Lost Soldiers of Fromelles

New circulating commemorative:

"Lost Soldiers of Fromelles"



LINK: Royal Australian Mint

SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: CuNi
Weight: 11.30 g
Diameter: 28.52 mm
Mintage: Unlimited
Designer: V. Gottwald

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

USA 2010 - America the Beautiful Quarters

These are the first 5 quarters of this wonderful series:

Hot Springs National Park
Yellowstone National Park
Yosemite National Park
Grand Canyon National Park
Mount Hood National Forest




LINK: The United States Mint
LINK: America the Beautiful quarters program

(information by Mortyr2012)

SPECIFICATIONS
Weight: 5.67 g
Diameter: 24.26 mm
Thickness: 1.75 mm
Edge: reeded

Monday, June 21, 2010

UAE 1 dirham 2009 - DIFC

New circulating commemorative:

"Dubai International Financial Centre"



LINK: Central Bank of the UAE

SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: CuNi
Weight: 6.40 g
Diameter: 24.00 mm


Friday, June 18, 2010

Kazakhstan 50 tenge 2010 - Pelican

New circulating commemorative:

"Animals: Pelican"



(information and image by Gijs Vlothuizen)

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

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Poland 2 zlotys 2010 - 3 more coins

New circulating commemoratives:

"100th Anniversary of Polish Scouting"
"95th Anniversary of the Birth of rev. Jan Twardowski"
"Great Battles: Grunwald, Kluszyn"



LINK: National Bank of Poland
LINK: Polish State Mint

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

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

France 2 euros 2010 - De Gaulle

New bimetallic circulating commemorative:

"Charles de Gaulle"



(image by Gijs Vlothuizen)

LINK: Zwei Euro

SPECIFICATIONS
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, June 14, 2010

Belgium 2 euro 2010 - EU Presidency

New bimetallic circulating commemorative:

"European Union Presidency"



(image by Gijs Vlothuizen)

SPECIFICATIONS
External ring: CuNi
Center disc: 3 layers, Ni-Brass, Ni, Ni-brass
Diameter: 25.75 mm
Width: 2.20 mm
Weight: 8.50 g

Friday, June 11, 2010

Venezuela 25 centimos 2010 - 200 years Independence

New circulating commemorative:

"200 anniversary of Independence"



LINK: Banco Central de Venezuela

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Australia 1 dollar 2010 - Girl Guides Centenary

New circulating commemorative:

"Girl Guides Centenary"



LINK: Royal Australian Mint

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

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Argentina 2 pesos 2010 - 75 years Central Bank

New circulating commemorative:

"Central Bank's creation 75th anniversary"



(information and image by Gijs Vlothuizen and Antonio Barrena)

LINK: Banco Central de la República Argentina

SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: CuNi
Weight: 10.40 g
Diameter: 30.00 mm
Edge: reeded
Mintage: 995,000


Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Latvia 1 lats 2010 - Toad

New circulating commemorative:



(information by Markus Kilian)

LINK: Bank of Latvia

SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: CuNi
Diameter: 21.75 mm
Weight: 4.80 g
Edge: inscriptions
Mint: Staatliche Münze Berlin
Artists: Edgars Folks (graphic design), Janis Strupulis (plaster model)

Friday, June 4, 2010

Portugal 1.5 & 2.5 euros 2010 - Hunger and Football Championship

New circulating commemoratives:

"One Coin, One Cause - One Coin Against Hunger"
"World Championship - South Africa 2010"



(information by Miguel Costa)

LINK: Casa da Moeda

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Austria 5 euro 2010 - Grossglockner Alpine Road

New silver commemorative:

"75 Years Grossglockner Alpine Road"



(information and image by Javier Telleria)

LINK: Austrian Mint

SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: silver .800
Diameter: 28.50 mm
Weight: 10.00 g
Edge: nine-sided, plain
Designers: Helmut Andexlinger and Thomas Pesendorfer