Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Poland 2 zlotys 2012 - 150 Years of Cooperative Banking in Poland

New circulating commemorative:

"150 Years of Cooperative Banking in Poland"



SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: Nordic gold, CuAl5Zn5Sn1
Weight: 8.15 g
Diameter: 27.00 mm
Mintage: 700 000


LINK: National Bank of Poland
LINK: Polish State Mint

Monday, January 30, 2012

Canada 2012 - Special sets' quarters and dollar

New commemoratives:

"Special Sets"

These nice quarters and dollar are released only in sets or folders. They should be considered legal tender anyway, and will have their own KM catalog number.



LINK: Royal Canadian Mint

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Sudan 1 pound 2011

New circulating type:



(news and image by Egon Conti)

Portugal 2012 - CuNi commemoratives plan

The designs of the Portugal 2012 CuNi commemoratives are ready:

2.50 euros "Great painters: José Malhoa"



SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: CuNi
Diameter: 28.00 mm
Weight: 10.00 g
Mintage: 100 000
Artists: Paula Lourenço
Issue date: april 2012


2.50 euros "London Olympic Games"



SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: CuNi
Diameter: 28.00 mm
Weight: 10.00 g
Mintage: 300 000
Artists: José João de Brito
Issue date: may 2012


5 euros "Numismatic treasures: "a peça" of king John V"



SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: CuNi
Diameter: 30.00 mm
Weight: 14.00 g
Mintage: 150 000
Artists: Rui Vasquez
Issue date: september 2012


10 euros "20th Anniversary of Iberoamerican series"



SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: CuNi
Diameter: 40.00 mm
Weight: 27.00 g
Mintage: 100 000
Artists: Espiga Pinto
Issue date: october 2012


2.50 euros "Unesco World Heritage: Historical center of Guimarães"



SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: CuNi
Diameter: 28.00 mm
Weight: 10.00 g
Mintage: 100 000
Artists: António Marinho
Issue date: november 2012


(information and images from the Portugal Mint)

LINK: Casa da Moeda

Friday, January 27, 2012

Belgium 2 euro 2012 - Ten years of the Euro

New bimetallic circulating commemorative:

"10 years of the Euro"



(news 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



Thursday, January 26, 2012

Cyprus 2 euro 2012 - Ten years of the Euro

New bimetallic circulating commemorative:

"10 years of the Euro"



(news and image 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


Friday, January 20, 2012

Australia 2012 - Some more coins

New commemoratives:

20 cents - Bombing of Australia in 1942



50 cents - Diamond Jubilee
50 cents - Bombing of Australia in 1942




1 dollar - Australian Open Women's Trophy
1 dollar - Australian Open Men's Trophy
1 dollar - Wheat Sheaf Dollar
1 dollar - Year of the Farmer




(information and images by Peter Kaminsky and Jo Hoogeveen)

LINK: Royal Australian Mint

Luxembourg 2 euro 2012

New bimetallic circulating commemorative:



(news and image 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


Luxembourg 2 euro 2012 - Ten years of the Euro

New bimetallic circulating commemorative:

"10 years of the Euro"



(news and image 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


Saturday, January 14, 2012

USA 2012 - Presidential dollars

2012 Presidential dollars:

Chester Alan Arthur (21st President 1881 - 1885)
Grover Cleveland (22nd President 1885 - 1889)
Benjamin Harrison (23rd President 1877 - 1881)
Grover Cleveland (24th President 1893 - 1897)




(information and images by Peter Kaminsky)

LINK: The United States Mint
LINK: USA Presidents Biographies

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



Friday, January 13, 2012

Ireland 2 euro 2012 - Ten years of the Euro

New bimetallic circulating commemorative:

"10 years of the Euro"



(news and image by http://myeurohobby.eu)

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



Switzerland 10 francs 2012 - Cow fighting

New bimetallic commemorative:

"Cow fighting"



LINK: Swiss Mint

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Slovenia 2 euro 2012 - Ten years of the Euro

New bimetallic circulating commemorative:

"10 years of the Euro"



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



Finland 10 euros 2012 - Henrik Wigström

New silver commemorative:

"Henrik Wigström and European artists"



(news by Pabitra Saha)

SPECIFICATIONS
Material: Silver
Diameter: 33.00 mm
Weight: 17.00 g
Designer: Pertti Mäkinen


LINK: Bank of Finland
LINK: Mint of Finland


Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Gibraltar 50 pence 2011 - Christmas

New circulating type:



(news and image by Andrew G)

Kazakhstan 50 tenge 2012 - 100th anniversary of D. Kunaev

New commemorative:

"100th anniversary of D. Kunaev"



(news and image by Gijs Vlothuizen and Taneli Perätalo)

SPECIFICATIONS
Weight: 11.17 g
Diameter: 31.00 mm
Thickness: 2.00 mm
Edge: grooved with 10 sectors of corrugation
Mintage: 50 000


LINK: National Bank of Kazakhstan


Belarus 1 rouble 2010 - Lev Sapiega

New commemorative:

"Belarusian History and Culture: Lev Sapiega"



SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: CuNi
Weight: 15.50 g
Diameter: 33.00 mm
Quality: proof like
Mint: Lithuanian Mint


(news by Gijs Vlothuizen)

LINK: National Bank of the Republic of Belarus


Austria 5 euro 2012 - Music Lovers Society

New silver and copper commemoratives:

"200 years of the Music Lovers Society in Vienna"



Struck in Special Uncirculated quality silver to a maximum mintage of 50,000 pieces, each coin is encapsulated after minting and comes in a blister pack with a gold-colored sleeve.
The coin has also been struck to a mintage of 300,000 pieces in Circulation quality copper.

LINK: Austrian Mint
LINK: Commemorative 5 euro coins


India 5 rupees 2011 - Civil Aviation

New circulating commemorative:

"100 Years of Civil Aviation"



(news by Pabitra Saha and Shabbir Disawala)


Sunday, January 8, 2012

Ukraine 5 hryvnia 2012 - UEFA Football Cup

The National Bank of Ukraine, the sole authority responsible for issuing money in Ukraine, has released a series of commemorative coins for UEFA EURO 2012.

There are 12 coins in the series. Eleven coins in gold, silver and nickel silver have been officially put into circulation, and a coin with a face value of one hryvnia will be issued in early 2012. Based on a licensing agreement with UEFA, the coins are officially licensed products for UEFA EURO 2012 and feature the official design marks of the event.

The National Bank of Ukraine has produced up to 500 gold coins which have a face value of 500 hryvnia, a holographic image of the official UEFA EURO 2012 logo made using colour enamels and weigh 500g.

Commemorative coins with a face value of 20 hryvnia, featuring a holographic image of the official UEFA EURO 2012 logo, as well as ten hryvnia silver coins dedicated to each of the four Ukrainian host cities, Donetsk, Kharkiv, Kyiv and Lviv have also been produced. The National Bank of Ukraine will use the same design for coins made of nickel silver with a face value of five hryvnia.

Kyiv:



Donetsk:



Kharkiv:



Lviv:



SPECIFICATIONS
Weight: 16.54 g
Diameter: 35.00 mm
Mintage: 100 000


(information and images by Gijs Vlothuizen and Pabitra Saha)

LINK: National Bank of Ukraine
LINK: News at UEFA site


Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Norway 50 ore 2011 - Error coin

In the date featured on the coin's reverse, the last two digits in the year (11) have been reversed. More than 8 million coins had been struck by Mint of Norway before the error was discovered and corrected.
As discarding the coins and producing new ones would involve considerable cost, Norges Bank decided to put them into circulation.



(news by Pabitra Saha and Wolfgang Schuster)

LINK: Norges Bank


Portugal 2 euro 2012 - Ten years of the Euro

New bimetallic circulating commemorative:

"10 years of the Euro"



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



Monday, January 2, 2012

Finland 2 euro 2012 - Ten years of the Euro

New bimetallic circulating commemorative:

"10 years of the Euro"



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


Estonia 2 euro 2012 - Ten years of the Euro

New bimetallic circulating commemorative:

"10 years of the Euro"



(news and image by http://myeurohobby.eu)

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


Greece 2 euro 2012 - Ten years of the Euro

New bimetallic circulating commemorative:

"10 years of the Euro"



(news and image by http://myeurohobby.eu)

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


Spain 2 euro 2012 - Ten years of the Euro

New bimetallic circulating commemorative:

"10 years of the Euro"



(news and image by http://myeurohobby.eu)

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


Slovakia 2 euro 2012 - Ten years of the Euro

New bimetallic circulating commemorative:

"10 years of the Euro"



(news 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


France 2 euro 2012 - Ten years of the Euro

New bimetallic circulating commemorative:

"10 years of the Euro"



(news 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


Germany 2 euro 2012 - Ten years of the Euro

New bimetallic circulating commemorative:

"10 years of the Euro"



(news 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


Austria 2 euro 2012 - Ten years of the Euro

New bimetallic circulating commemorative:

"10 years of the Euro"



(images and news by Gijs Vlothuizen and 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


Germany 10 euro 2011 - Till Eulenspiegel

New commemorative:

"Till Eulenspiegel"



(information and scan by Gijs Vlothuizen)

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