Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Thailand 10 baht 2012 - Fine Arts Department

New circulating type:

"Centenary of Fine Arts Department"



(information and image by Peter Kaminsky)

Friday, February 24, 2012

Australia 1 dollar 2011 - Royal Australian Navy

New commemorative:

"100th Anniversary of Royal Australian Navy"



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


(news by Jo Hoogeveen)

LINK: Perth Mint

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

San Marino 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


Friday, February 17, 2012

Canada 25 cents 2011 - Legendary fauna

New circulating commemoratives:

"Wood Bison, Orca Whale and Peregrine Falcon"

These are limited-edition wildlife quarters, two coloured and two non-coloured versions of each of the 25 cent coins.

The Wood Bison item was launched into circulation in January 2012, the Orca in February and the Peregrine Falcon will be in March.



(news by Jo Hoogeveen and Pabitra Saha)

LINK: Royal Canadian Mint

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Malta 2 euros 2012 - Majority Representation 1887

New bimetallic circulating commemorative to commemorate 2nd of five major milestones in Malta's constitutional history:

"Majority Representation 1887"



(news by Pabitra Saha)

LINK: European Commission

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
Issue date: September 2012


Sunday, February 12, 2012

UAE 1 dirham 2009 - World Environment Day

New circulating commemorative:

"World Environment Day"



LINK: Central Bank of the UAE

(news by Pabitra Saha and Gijs Vlothuizen)
(image from eBay seller princeofstamps)

SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: CuNi
Weight: 6.40 g
Diameter: 24.00 mm


Vatican 2 euros 2012 - World Meeting of Families

New bimetallic circulating commemorative:

"7th World Meeting of Families in Milan"



(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


Italy 2 euro 2012 - Giovanni Pascoli

New bimetallic circulating commemorative:

"100th Anniversary of Giovanni Pascoli's death"



(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 - Abbé Pierre

New bimetallic circulating commemorative:

"100th Anniversary of the birth of abbé Pierre"



The final coin design:



(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


Belgium 2 euro 2012 - Queen Elisabeth Music Competition

New bimetallic circulating commemorative:

"75th Anniversary of Queen Elisabeth Music Competition"



(news by Jo Hoogeveen 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


Monday, February 6, 2012

Finland 5 euros 2012 - Helsinki World Design Capital

New commemorative:

"Helsinki is 2012 World Design Capital"



SPECIFICATIONS
Material: CuAl5Zn5Sn1
Diameter: 27.25 mm
Weight: 9.00 g
Designer: Henna Lamberg
Mintage: 100 000


LINK: Bank of Finland
LINK: Mint of Finland

Friday, February 3, 2012

Netherlands 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


Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Portugal 2.5 euros 2011 - Centenário da Universidade de Lisboa

New commemorative:

"Centenário da Universidade de Lisboa"



LINK: Casa da Moeda