Thursday, November 24, 2011

Peru 1 nuevo sol 2011 - Gran Pajatén

New circulating type:

"Gran Pajatén"

This is the 7th coin of the series "Wealth and Pride of Peru":



Real images of the archaeological site:



LINK: Peru Central Bank

SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: CuNi
Diameter: 25.50 mm
Weight: 7.32 g


(images and information by Pabitra Saha and David Velarde)

The previous coins of the series:

1. Tumi de oro (2010)
2. Sarcofagos de Karajia (2010)
3. Estela de Raimondi (2010)
4. Chullpas de Sillustani (2011)
5. Monasterio de Santa Catalina (2011)
6. Machu Picchu (2011)

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Finland 5 euro 2011 - Aland

New bimetallic commemorative:

"Historical provinces: Aland"



SPECIFICATIONS
Core composition: CuNi
Ring composition: Nordic Gold
Diameter: 27.25 mm
Weight: 9.80 g
Designer: Nora Tapper
Mintage: 100,000 (plus 20,000 proof)
Issue date: 1dec2011


Link: Mint of Finland

Coins in this collection:

2010 - Finland Proper
2010 - Satakunta
2011 - Tavastia
2011 - Savonia
2011 - Uusimaa
2011 - Karelia
2011 - Ostrobothnia
2011 - Lapland
2011 - Aland

Sunday, November 20, 2011

India 5 rupees 2011 - ICMR

New circulating commemorative:

Indian Council of Medical Research



(information and image by Ashwin Lobo and Shabbir Disawala)

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

South Africa 2011

New circulating types:

These are the languages in the 2011 issues:

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




(image and information by Peter Kaminsky)

Monday, November 7, 2011

Germany 2 euro 2012 - Bavaria

New bimetallic circulating commemorative:



The great Neuschwanstein Castle:



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


(news and image by Pabitra Saha)

Friday, November 4, 2011

Australia 2012 - Some new coins

New commemoratives:

1 Dollar - Ethel C. Pedley



Depicting Ethel C. Pedley, the author of the classic Aussie tale, "Dot and the Kangaroo".
The coin is part of the Baby coin set 2012. It's the third unique dollar in the series of Baby Coin sets.
In 2007 and 2008 was the motive Norman Lindsay, author of "The magic pudding", in 2009 to 2011 was the motive Dorothy Wall, the author of "Blinky Bill".

SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: Al-Bronze
Weight: 9.00 g
Diameter: 25.00 mm
Edge: plain and reeded sections
Designer: A. Baggio


Australian Wheat Industry



Commemorating the wheat industry's key role in Australia's national development.
The coins are available in a special "Two coin mint set".

1 dollar SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: Al-Bronze
Weight: 9.00 g
Diameter: 25.00 mm
Edge: plain and reeded sections
Designer: Wojciech Pietranik


20 cents SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: CuNi
Weight: 11.30 g
Diameter: 28.52 mm
Designer: Wojciech Pietranik


(information and images by Peter Kaminsky)

LINK: Royal Australian Mint

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Russia 10 roubles 2011 - Yelnya

New circulating commemorative:

"Cities of Military Glory: Yelnya"



SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: brass plated steel
Weight: 5.63 g
Diameter: 22.00 mm
Thickness: 2.20 mm
Edge: reeded and plain sections


(information by Taneli Perätalo)

LINK: Bank of Russia

Kazakhstan 50 tenge 2011 - Karaganda

New circulating commemorative:

"Towns of Kazakhstan: Karaganda"



SPECIFICATIONS
Weight: 4.71 g
Diameter: 23.00 mm
Mintage: 50 000


(information by Gijs Vlothuizen and Taneli Perätalo)

LINK: National Bank of Kazakhstan
LINK: Karaganda in Wikipedia

Kazakhstan 50 tenge 2011 - 20 years of Independence

New commemorative:

"20 years of Independence of the Republic of Kazakhstan"



(news by Gijs Vlothuizen)

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


LINK: National Bank of Kazakhstan

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Poland 2 zlotys 2011 - Ossendowski & Polonia Warszawa

New circulating commemoratives:

"Polish Travellers and Explorers: Ferdynand Ossendowski" (KM#797)
"Polish Football Clubs: Polonia Warszawa"(KM#799)



LINK: National Bank of Poland
LINK: Polish State Mint

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