Friday, July 29, 2011

Poland 2 zlotys 2011 - Next 2 coins

New circulating commemoratives:

-300th Anniversary of Warsaw Pilgrimage to the Marian Shrine of Jasna Góra in Czestochowa
-Czeslaw Milosz



LINK: National Bank of Poland
LINK: Polish State Mint

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

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Ukraine 5 hryvnia 2011 - Saint Andrew Church

New commemorative:

"Saint Andrew Church"



A picture of the church, in Kiev:



SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: CuNiZn
Weight: 16.54 g
Diameter: 35.00 mm
Mintage: 45 000


(information by Gijs Vlothuizen)

LINK: National Bank of Ukraine

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Russia 10 roubles 2011 - Malgobek

New circulating commemorative:

"Cities of Military Glory: Malgobek"



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


(information by Antony)

LINK: Bank of Russia

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Malaysia 2011 - Third coin series

The designs of the third series of Malaysian coins draw its inspiration from distinctive elements that define Malaysian culture and heritage. They feature motifs from traditional crafts and flora and fauna. The coins reflect the diversity and richness of Malaysia's national identity.



50 sen "Sulur Kacang": The motif featured on the new 50 sen coin is popular among traditional woodcarvers and silversmiths. The motif is drawn from the graceful twists and curls of long bean vines, and can be seen embellishing fine jewellery pieces and boxes, in addition to decorating doorways, window frames and wood paneling in traditional wooden homes. The coin also has a latent image as a security feature:



20 sen "Bunga Melur": the jasmine flower is culturally significant among the three major races in Malaysia. Its aromatic scent makes it an important part of traditional ceremonies like weddings and prayers. It is also a popular motif in traditional arts and crafts like embroidery and silverwork.

10 sen "Orang Asli": the aboriginal tribes of Malaysia are talented in weaving indigenous leaves and plants into decorative items such as headbands, sashes and skirts for traditional rituals and ceremonies. Each tribe have their own weave pattern that is often inspired by their belief system and surrounding environment. On the new 10 sen coin, this heritage is represented by the unique weave pattern of the Mah Meri tribe in Peninsular Malaysia.

5 sen "Destar Siga": this cloth is an indigenous form of fabric weaving that originates from the Kadazan Dusun tribe in Sabah. Used as a headdress during traditional ceremonies, it is woven mainly from yarns of black thread and accented by multi-coloured threads into various geometric patterns and flora and fauna inspired motifs.

SPECIFICATIONS
50 sen
Composition: Nickel Brass Clad Copper
Weight: 5.66 g
Diameter: 22.65 mm
Thickness: 1.92 mm
Edge: Plain

20 sen
Composition: Nickel Brass
Weight: 4.18 g
Diameter: 20.60 mm
Thickness: 1.75 mm
Edge: Coarse

10 sen
Composition: Stainless Steel
Weight: 2.98 g
Diameter: 18.80 mm
Thickness: 1.50 mm
Edge: Milled

5 sen
Composition: Stainless Steel
Weight: 1.72 g
Diameter: 17.78 mm
Thickness: 1.12 mm
Edge: Plain


(news by Pabitra Saha)
(information from Central bank of Malaysia)

LINK: Central bank of Malaysia

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Australia 1 dollar 2011 - Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting

New circulating commemorative:

"Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting"



(information and image by Pabitra Saha)

SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: Aluminium Bronce
Weight: 9.00 g
Diameter: 25.00 mm
Mintage: 5 000 000

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Poland 2 zlotys 2011 - Gdynia

New circulating commemorative:

"Cities and towns in Poland - Gdynia"



LINK: National Bank of Poland
LINK: Polish State Mint

SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: Nordic gold, CuAl5Zn5Sn1
Weight: 8.15 g
Diameter: 27.00 mm
Mintage: 800 000

Monday, July 18, 2011

Iran 1000 rials 2011 (SH1390)

New commemorative:



(image and information from Pabitra Saha)

LINK: Iran Coins by Ali Nasseri (in persian)

Friday, July 15, 2011

Peru 1 nuevo sol 2011 - Machu Picchu

New circulating type:

"Machu Picchu"

This is the 6th coin of the series "Wealth and Pride of Peru":



LINK: Peru Central Bank

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


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)

Thursday, July 14, 2011

South Sudan 2011 - New country, new coins



The new country will release its new currency this month. The currency is the South Sudanese pound. Their neighbours, North Sudan, will also be releasing a new and separate currency this month.

Images of the South Sudan banknotes, by De La Rue, are already available in the links below. Images and information of the coins are still awaited...

(information by Aidan Work)

LINK: Juba Post
LINK: Aljazeera
LINK: BBC News
LINK: Sudan Tribune (with new banknotes image)

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

India 2011 - New circulating series

These are finally the new coins, bearing the new Rupee symbol:



(information and image by Pabitra Saha and Satish Poolla)

Belarus 1 rouble 2011 - Slavianski Bazaar in Vitebsk

New commemorative:

The International Festival of Arts "Slavianski Bazaar in Vitebsk"



SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: CuNi
Weight: 20.00 g
Diameter: 37.00 mm
Mintage: 2500
Quality: proof like
Designer: Svetlana Nekrasova


(information by Gijs Vlothuizen)

LINK: National Bank of the Republic of Belarus

South Africa 5 rand 2011 - 90th Anniversary of the SA Reserve Bank

New bimetallic commemorative:

"90th Anniversary of the SA Reserve Bank"



SPECIFICATIONS
Weight: 9.50 g
Diameter: 26.00 mm
Thickness: 2.80 mm
Mintage: 5 000 000


(information by Pabitra Saha)

LINK: South African Mint
LINK: South African Reserve Bank

Monday, July 11, 2011

Ukraine 5 hryvnia 2011 - 800 years of city of Zbarazh

New commemorative:

"800 years of city of Zbarazh"



SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: CuNiZn
Weight: 16.54 g
Diameter: 35.00 mm
Mintage: 35 000


(information by Gijs Vlothuizen)

LINK: National Bank of Ukraine

Friday, July 8, 2011

Europe 2 euros 2012 - 10 Years of the Euro final design

Almost 35,000 people voted in the online competition from a choice of five designs that had been pre-selected by a professional jury following a design competition among citizens from the whole euro area. The new commemorative 2 euro coin will be issued by all euro area Member States. It is estimated that some 90 million of these coins will be put into circulation.

This is the winning design:



This design symbolises the way in which the euro has become a true global player in the last ten years and its importance in ordinary people's lives (represented by the people in the design), trade (the ship), industry (the factory) and energy (wind power stations).
It received 34% of the votes. It was created by Mr Helmut Andexlinger, who is a professional designer at the Austrian Mint:



Link: http://www.eurocoin-competition.eu

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Australia 1 dollar 2011 - Census & Joan Sutherland

New commemoratives:



100 Years of Australian Census

Australia has come a long way since the first nationally coordinated Census in 1911. At that time Australia was a young growing nation with a blossoming identity influenced by different cultures and preferences. The first Census data played an important role in helping to shape Australia by providing decision makers with accurate information to help plan for the future.

Inspirational Australians: Joan Sutherland

Dame Joan Alston Sutherland (7 November 1926 - 10 October 2010) was an Australian dramatic coloratura soprano, one of the most remarkable female opera singers of the 20th century. She was dubbed La Stupenda by a La Fenice audience in 1960 after a performance of the title role in Handel's Alcina. She possessed a voice of beauty and power, combining extraordinary agility, accurate intonation, supremely pinpoint staccatos, a splendid trill and a tremendous upper register. Her friend Luciano Pavarotti once called her the "Voice of the Century". Montserrat Caballé described the Australian's voice as being like "heaven".

(images by Peter Kaminsky)
(information from Wikipedia and the Royal Australian Mint)

LINK: Royal Australian Mint

SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: Aluminium Bronce
Weight: 9.00 g
Diameter: 25.00 mm
Mintage: Unlimited
Designer: Vladimir Gottwald

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Poland 2 zlotys 2011 - Next 2 coins

New circulating commemoratives:

"Poland's Presidency of the Council of the European Union"
"History of the Polish Cavalry: Uhlan of the Second Republic of Poland"



LINK: National Bank of Poland
LINK: Polish State Mint

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

Friday, July 1, 2011

Slovenia 3 euros 2011 - 20th Anniversary of Independence

The definitive design is ready:

"20th anniversary of the independence of the Republic of Slovenia"

It already has a KM in Numismaster: KM#101 (thanks, Gijs, for the info!)



SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: disc 75Cu25Ni / ring 78Cu20Zn2Ni
Weight: 15.00 g
Diameter: 32.00 mm
Mintage: 300 000


LINK: Slovenia 20 years
LINK: Bank of Slovenia