Monday, February 28, 2011

Oman 50 baisa 2010 - New coat of arms

New circulating type:

"Redesigned coat of arms"

Here is the new 2010 type on the left, compared to the 2008 on the right:

These are the 2008 and 2010 coats of arms in detail:

(information and scans by Wolfgang Schuster)

All the other denominations are supposed to be new types, also, but we need confirmation.

1 comment:

  1. I have before me 5 baisa 1999, 2008 and 2011 and the 10 baisa coins of the same years. The coat of arms on the 2011 coins is the same as on the 2008 and 1999 coins. All six coins are magnetic. The weight of all three 5 baisa coins is 2.6 g. The weight of all three 10 baisa coins is 4.1 g. The design of all three 5 baisa coins is the same, and the design of all three 10 baisa coins is the same. In the case of the 2011 coins, there are some tiny differences in the execution of the design, which makes me suspect that a new mint is at play (Paris?).

    In case anyone was wondering: the difference between the 1999 coins and the 2008 coins is (according to Schön's "Weltmünzkatalog" 2013), that the 1999 coins are made of copper-plated iron, whereas the 2008 coins are made of iron that was first nickel-plated and subsequently copper-plated.