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.

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Russia 10 roubles 2011 - Elets & Solikamsk

New bimetallic circulating commemoratives:

"Russian cities: Elets & Solikamsk"



(information by Antony)

LINK: Bank of Russia

Friday, February 25, 2011

Australia 20 cents 2011 - Australia Remembers

New circulating commemorative:

"Australia Remembers"

This coin recognises Australian war historians that, over the years, shaped our perception of conflict via unbiased and independent documenting and recording in perilous conditions.



LINK: Royal Australian Mint

SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: CuNi
Weight: 11.30 g
Diameter: 28.52 mm
Mintage: Unlimited
Designer: W. Pietranik

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Peru 1 nuevo sol 2011 - Chullpas de Sillustani

New circulating type:

This is the fourth coin of the series "Wealth and Pride of Peru"



The Chullpas of Sillustani are the remains of a sanctuary located in Puno. The Chullpas were built by the collas, people native to the Andean regions of Peru, Bolivia and Argentina. The chullpas are tall towers, some more than 12 meters high, inside of which mummies of the colla hierarchs were kept.



(image by David Velarde)
(information by David Velarde, Pabitra Saha and Sonia Allende)

LINK: Peru Central Bank
LINK: Sillustani And It's Chullpas

SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: CuNi
Diameter: 25.50 mm
Weight: 7.32 g
Mintage: 10 millions


Monday, February 21, 2011

Iran 2010/2011 - New commemorative

"5000 rials SH1389 (2010) AH1432 (2011)"



(information by Antony)

Friday, February 18, 2011

Serbia 20 dinara 2011 - Ivo Andric

New circulating type:

"20 dinara: 50th Ann. of Ivo Andric's Nobel Prize"

Ivan "Ivo" Andric was a Yugoslav novelist, short story writer, and the 1961 winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature. His writings dealt mainly with life in his native Bosnia under the Ottoman Empire. His native house in Travnik has been transformed into a Museum, and his Belgrade flat on Andricev Venac host the Museum of Ivo Andric and Ivo Andric Foundation.



Ivo's portraits:



(image by Ranko Madic)
(information taken from Wikipedia)

LINK: National Bank of Serbia

Thursday, February 17, 2011

San Marino 2 euros 2010 & 2011

New bimetallic circulating commemoratives:

"2010: 500th Anniversary of the Death of Sandro Botticelli"
"2011: 500th Anniversary of the Birth of Giorgio Vasari"



2010 coin depicts "Pleasure", a detail of one of the three dancing Graces, freely inspired by the painting "La Primavera" by Sandro Botticelli:



2011 coin shows a detail of the painting by Giorgio Vasari, "Giuditta decapita Oloferne":



(information by Pabitra Saha)

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

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Thailand 10 baht 2010 - 60th Anniversary of NESDB

New circulating type:

"60th Anniversary of National Economic and Social Development Board"



(information by Alfonso Saussol)
(image from eBay seller audykann)

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Finland 5 euro 2011 - Tavastia

New bimetallic commemorative:

"Provinces: Tavastia"



Source: World Bimetallic Coin News
Link: Mint of Finland

SPECIFICATIONS
Core composition: CuNi
Ring composition: Nordic Gold
Diameter: 27.25 mm

Monday, February 14, 2011

Denmark 10 & 20 krone 2011 - New portrait and coat of arms

New circulating types:



(information by Peter Kaminsky and Pat Clay)

LINK: Denmark National Bank

Friday, February 11, 2011

Bangladesh 10 taka 2011 - ICC Cricket World Cup

New commemorative item:

"ICC Cricket World Cup"



(information by Pabitra Saha)

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Pitcairn 2010 - New type: 2 dollars

2010 type is different than the 2009 item:



(image from Joel Anderson)

LINK: New Zealand Mint

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

France 2 euros 2011

New bimetallic circulating commemorative:



(information by Gijs Vlothuizen)
(image from www.pametni-mince.info)

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


Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Niue 2010 - New type: 1 dollar

This year's type is different than the 2009 item:



(image from Joel Anderson)

LINK: New Zealand Mint

Monday, February 7, 2011

USA 2011

America the Beautiful Quarters

Chickasaw National Recreation Area
Vicksburg National Military Park
Olympic National Park
Glacier National Park
Gettysburg National Military Park




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


Presidential dollars

James Garfield
Rutherford B. Hayes
Ulysses S. Grant
Andrew Johnson




Native American dollar

Supreme Sachem Ousamequin, Massasoit of the Great Wampanoag Nation Creates Alliance with Settlers at Plymouth Bay



SPECIFICATIONS
Weight: 8.10 g
Diameter: 26.50 mm
Thickness: 2.00 mm
Material: three layer clad construction: pure copper sandwiched between and metallurgically bonded to outer layers of manganese brass


LINK: The United States Mint
LINK: USA Presidents Biographies
LINK: America the Beautiful quarters program

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Cape Verde 250 escudos 2010

New circulating type:

"550 years of the Discovery and 35 anniversary of the Independence"



(information and image by Gijs Vlothuizen)

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Belgium 2 euro 2011 - International Women's Day

New bimetallic circulating commemorative:

"100th anniversary of International Women's Day"

The coin depicts the effigies of Isala Van Diest, the first female Belgian medical doctor, and of Marie Popelin, a Belgian feminist, educator, and advocate.



(image and data by Pabitra Saha)

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

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Poland 2 zlotys 2011 - Zofia Stryjenska

New circulating commemorative:

"Polish Painters of the 19th and 20th Centuries: Zofia Stryjenska"



LINK: National Bank of Poland
LINK: Polish State Mint

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