Thursday, December 29, 2011

Australia 1 dollar 2012 - International Year of Co-operatives

New commemorative:

"International Year of Co-operatives"



SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: Al-Bronze
Weight: 9.00 g
Diameter: 25.00 mm
Mintage: Unlimited


(news by Pabitra Saha)

LINK: Royal Australian Mint

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

USA 2012 - Native American dollar

New circulating commemorative:

"Trade Routes in the 17th Century"



LINK: The United States Mint

(information by Pabitra Saha, Jo Hoogeveen and Peter Kaminsky)

SPECIFICATIONS
Alloy: Nordic gold
Weight: 8.10 g
Diameter: 26.50 mm
Artist: Thomas Cleveland


USA 2012 - America the Beautiful Quarters

These are the next 5 quarters of this nice series, for 2012:

El Yunque National Forest (Puerto Rico)
Chaco Culture National Historical Park (New Mexico)
Acadia National Park (Maine)
Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park (Hawaii)
Denali National Park and Preserve (Alaska)




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

(information by Peter Kaminsky)

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


Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Belarus 1 rouble 2011 - Motherhood

New commemorative:

"Motherhood"



SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: CuNi
Weight: 12.90 g
Diameter: 32.00 mm
Quality: proof like


(information and image by Gijs Vlothuizen)

LINK: National Bank of the Republic of Belarus

Monday, December 26, 2011

Poland 2 zlotys 2012 - Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity

New circulating commemorative:

"20 Years of The Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity"



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


LINK: National Bank of Poland
LINK: Polish State Mint

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Germany 10 euro 2011 - Hamburger Elbtunnel

New commemorative:

"Hamburger Elbtunnel"



(information and scan by Gijs Vlothuizen)

SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: CuNi
Diameter: 32.50 mm
Weight: 14.10 g


Germany 10 euro 2011 - Archaeopteryx

New commemorative:

"Archaeopteryx"



(information and scan by Gijs Vlothuizen)

SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: CuNi
Diameter: 32.50 mm
Weight: 14.10 g


Thursday, December 22, 2011

Swaziland 2011 - New types

New circulating types:



Monday, December 19, 2011

Japan 500 yen 2012 - Okinawa, Kanagawa & Miyazaki

New bimetallic commemoratives:

"Japan prefectures: Okinawa, Kanagawa & Miyazaki"



(news and images by Jose Luis Ramirez Monleon)

The prefectures coins released or planned so far:

2008 - Hokkaido, Kyoto & Shimane
2009 - Nagano
2009 - Niigata
2009 - Ibaraki & Nara
2010 - Kochi, Gifu & Fukui
2011 - Aichi, Aomori & Saga
2011 - Kumamoto, Tottori & Toyama
2011 - Akita, Iwate & Shiga

LINK: Japan Mint

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Hungary 2012 - Magyarország

New circulating types:

"Magyarország"

According to Hungary's new constitution, effective as of 1 January 2012, the country's official name will change from "Magyar Köztársaság" (Republic of Hungary) to "Magyarország" (Hungary). Although Hungary will still be a republic, it will not appear anymore in its name. As a consequence, the Hungarian National Bank announced on 5 December that from 2012 the Forint coins (5, 10, 20, 50, 100 and 200 Forint) will bear the country's new official name, "Magyarország". Coins struck up to 2011 will also remain legal tender.




(news by Marcell Nagy)

LINK: Magyar Nemzeti Bank

Friday, December 16, 2011

Denmark 20 krone 2012 - Queen Margrethe's 40th jubilee

New circulating commemorative:

"Queen Margrethe's 40th jubilee"



(information and image by Pabitra Saha)

LINK: Denmark National Bank

SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: Aluminium Bronze, 92%Cu6%Al2%Ni
Diameter: 27.00 mm
Thickness: 2.35 mm
Weight: 9.30 g
Edge: rim with interrupted milling


Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Thailand 50 baht 2011 - King's 84th Birthday

New commemorative:

"King's 84th Birthday"



(news and image by Pabitra Saha)

Friday, December 9, 2011

Philippines 1 piso 2011 - 150th birth anniversary of Jose Rizal

New circulating commemorative:

"150th birth anniversary of national hero Dr. Jose Rizal"



SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: nickel plated steel
Weight: 5.35 g
Diameter: 24.00 mm
Mintage: 10 million


(information by Pabitra Saha)

LINK: Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas

Belarus 1 rouble 2011 - 3 new commemoratives

Belarus 1 rouble 2011 - 3 new commemoratives New commemoratives:

"Kruzenshtern"



"M. Bagdanovich. The 120th Anniversary"



"Curlew"



SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: CuNi
Weight: 20.00 g
Diameter: 37.00 mm
Mintage: 2 000
Quality: proof like

(information and images by Gijs Vlothuizen)

LINK: National Bank of the Republic of Belarus

Latvia 1 lats 2011 - Gingerbread heart

New circulating commemorative:



SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: CuNi
Diameter: 21.75 mm
Weight: 4.80 g
Edge: inscriptions
Mint: Koninklijke Nederlandse Munt (the Netherlands)
Artists: Ruta Briede (graphic design) and Laura Medne (plaster model)


LINK: Bank of Latvia 1 lats pieces

(news by Anthony Smith)

Thursday, December 8, 2011

United Kingdom 2 pounds 2012 - Charles Dickens

New circulating commemorative:



(info and images by Peter Kaminsky and Pabitra Saha)

SPECIFICATIONS
Material: CuNi center and Nickel-Brass ring
Weight: 12.00 g
Diameter: 28.40 mm
Edge: Inscription "SOMETHING WILL TURN UP"
Designers: Matthew Dent (Obverse) and Ian Rank-Broadley (Reverse)


LINK: British Royal Mint

Argentina 2 pesos 2010 - May Revolution

New circulating bimetallic:

"Bicentenary of the May Revolution"



(news by Pabitra Saha)

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Poland 2 zlotys 2011 - Kalisz & Przybora and Wasowski

New circulating commemoratives:

"Cities and Towns in Poland - Kalisz"
"History of Polish Popular Music - Jeremi Przybora, Jerzy Wasowski"



LINK: National Bank of Poland
LINK: Polish State Mint

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


Monday, December 5, 2011

Russia 10 roubles 2011 - First manned flight into space

New circulating commemorative:

"50th anniversary of the first manned flight into space"



SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: brass plated steel
Weight: 5.63 g
Diameter: 22.00 mm
Thickness: 2.20 mm
Edge: reeded and plain sections
Mintage: 50 million


(information by Antony and Taneli Perätalo)

LINK: Bank of Russia

Ukraine 5 hryvnia 2011 - World of the Wood

New bimetallic commemorative:

"World of the Wood"



SPECIFICATIONS
Weight: 9.40 g
Diameter: 28.00 mm
Mintage: 30 000


(information and image by Gijs Vlothuizen)

LINK: National Bank of Ukraine