Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Russia 10 roubles 2012 - Dmitrov

New circulating commemorative:

"Cities of military glory: Dmitrov"



(information by Taigawirbel)

LINK: Bank of Russia

UAE 1 dirham 2012 - First Shipment of Oil

New circulating commemorative:

"50th Anniversary of First Shipment of Oil"



LINK: Central Bank of the UAE

(news and image by Pabitra Saha)

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Ukraine 5 & 10 hryvnia 2012 - Lyric Song

New commemoratives:

"Ukrainian Lyric Song"



(news by Gijs Vlothuizen)

5 hryvnia SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: CuNiZn
Weight: 16.54 g
Diameter: 35.00 mm
Mintage: 30,000
10 hryvnia SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: silver
Weight: 31.10 g
Diameter: 38.60 mm
Mintage: 5,000
Artists: Volodymyr Taran, Oleksandr Kharuk, Serhii Kharuk
Sculptors: Volodymyr Demianenko, Sviatoslav Ivanenko


LINK: National Bank of Ukraine

Monday, October 29, 2012

Poland 2 zlotys 2012 - Piotr Michalowski

New circulating commemorative:

"Polish Painters of the 19th and 20th Centuries: Piotr Michalowski"



LINK: National Bank of Poland
LINK: Polish State Mint

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


Friday, October 26, 2012

Australia 2 dollars 2012 - Remembrance Day

New "Remembrance Day" commemorative in three different versions:

-Circulation coin
-Coloured circulation coin
-Collectors coloured "C" mint mark coin



(news by Pabitra Saha)

SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: Aluminium-Bronze
Weight: 6.60 g
Diameter: 20.50 mm

LINK: Royal Australian Mint

Netherlands 10 euros 2012 - Amsterdam Canal District

New golden proof coin:

World Heritage sites: "Grachtengordel" in Amsterdam



(news by Jo Hoogeveen and Pabitra Saha)

SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: Gold 900/1000
Weight: 6.72 g
Diameter: 22.50 mm
Mintage: 2,500

LINK: Royal Dutch Mint

Australia 5 dollars 2012 - Australian Open

New commemorative:

"Australian Open"



SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: Aluminium-Bronze-Zinc
Weight: 20.00 g
Diameter: 38.74 mm
Mintage: Unlimited


LINK: Royal Australian Mint

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Netherlands 5 euros 2012 - Amsterdam Canal District

New commemorative:

World Heritage sites: "Grachtengordel" in Amsterdam

This is the first of nine coins dedicated to Unesco World Heritage sites in the Netherlands.



(news by Jo Hoogeveen and Gijs Vlothuizen)
(image by Jo Hoogeveen)

LINK: Royal Dutch Mint

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Estonia 12 euros 2012 - London Olympic Games

New silver commemorative:

"London 2012 Olympic Games"



(news and image by Pabitra Saha)

SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: Silver 999,9
Weight: 28.28 g
Diameter: 38.61 mm
Proof Mintage: 7,500


Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Glorioso Islands local coinage

Countermarked coins just discovered:

Hilmar J. Herzberg (email: congo-hilmar@gmx.de), numismatist living in Madagascar, just reported these nice countermarked tokens, as having circulated in Glorioso Islands in the 1950s.



Glorioso Islands are composed of two lushly vegetated coral islands (Ile Grande Glorieuse and Ile du Lys) and three rock islets in the northern part of the Mozambique Channel. They are now part of the French Southern and Antarctic Lands. They are also considered part of the Scattered Islands in the Indian Ocean, which also include Bassas da India, Europa Island, Juan de Nova Island and Tromelin Island.
They were named and settled in 1880 by a French man, Hippolyte Caltaux, who established a coconut plantation on Ile Grande Glorieuse. They became a French possession in 1892 when captain Richard of the Primauget made a formal claim. Nowadays Madagascar continues to claim sovereignty over the islands.

These tokens were countermarked probably in the mid-1950s from the SOFIM (Societe Francaise des Iles Malgaches) operating coconut plantations on the islands from 1907-1958, when all economic activities ended.



The round seal of 8.50 mm bears the company name in the center, the islands name on the bottom and a "C" on top, probably standing for "coco" or "copra".

Some Madagascar countermarked pieces:



Some French and French colonial countermarked pieces:



The number of tokens issued must have been rather limited, because only a few workers from Seychelles, Mauritius and Comoros were employed to harvest up to 80 tons of copra every year. Further research is under way.

(news and images by Hilmar J. Herzberg)

LINK: Glorioso Islands at the Encyclopedia of Earth

Juan de Nova Island local coinage

Countermarked coins just discovered:

Hilmar J. Herzberg (email: congo-hilmar@gmx.de), numismatist living in Madagascar, just reported these nice countermarked tokens, as having circulated in Juan de Nova Island in the 1950s.



Juan de Nova Island lies in the Mozambique Channel, between Madagascar and Mozambique. It is part of the French Southern and Antarctic Lands. It is also considered part of the Scattered Islands in the Indian Ocean, which also include Bassas da India, Europa Island, Glorioso Islands and Tromelin Island.
Named after a famous 15th century Spanish navigator and explorer, the island has been a French possession since 1897. Juan de Nova Island is a wildlife sanctuary for seabirds and sea turtles. It has been exploited for its guano and phosphate.

These tokens were countermarked probably in the mid-1950s from the SOFIM (Societe Francaise des Iles Malgaches) operating phosphate (guano) mines on the island from 1900 to 1968, when all economic activities ended.



The six-edged seal of 8.50 mm bears the companies name in the center, the islands name on the bottom and a "P" on top, probably standing for "phosphate".

Some Madagascar countermarked pieces:



Some French and French colonial countermarked pieces:



The number of tokens issued must have been rather limited, because only a few workers from Seychelles, Mauritius and Comoros were employed to mine the guano found on this flat island. Further research is under way.

(news and images by Hilmar J. Herzberg)

LINK: Juan de Nova at the Encyclopedia of Earth
LINK: Juan de Nova recent pictures

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Austria 5 euro 2013 - Waltz

New copper and silver commemoratives:

"Austrian Waltz"



(news by Pabitra Saha)
(images from katalogmoneteuro.eu)

LINK: Austrian Mint

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

France & Germany 2 euro 2013 - 50 Years of the Élysée Treaty

New bimetallic circulating commemoratives:

"50 Years of the Élysée Treaty"

France and Germany will issue a 2013 common design to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Élysée Treaty.
They will be almost identical, but with few slight differences for the country identification (FR or D), the mint marks, and the designer's initials (SL for Stephanie Lindner) in the German item.



(news and image 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


Monday, October 15, 2012

Ukraine 5 hryvnia 2012 - Chyhyryn

New commemorative:

"Ancient cities: Chyhyryn"



SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: CuNiZn
Weight: 16.54 g
Diameter: 35.00 mm
Mintage: 30 000


(news and image from www.numismatica-visual.es)

LINK: National Bank of Ukraine

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Canada 25 cents 2012 - Sir Isaac Brock

New commemorative quarter:

"Major General Sir Isaac Brock (1769-1812)"

Two versions are available, normal and with leaf colured.



(news by Pabitra Saha)

LINK: Royal Canadian Mint

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Bangladesh 10 taka 2011 - Silver commemoratives

New silver collectors issues:

"40th anniv. Victory"
"90th anniv. of the poem Bidrohi (the rebel) 1921-2011 from Poet Kazi Nazrul"
"150th anniv. of the birth of Rabindranath Tagore"




(info and images by Egon Conti)

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

San Marino 5 euro 2012 - Giovanni Pascoli

New silver commemorative:

"100th Anniversary of Giovanni Pascoli's death"



Sweden - new coin family in october 2016

These are the final designs of the future Swedish coin family which will start circulating in october 2016:



(news by Pabitra Saha and Michel Guerin)

Coin specifications:



LINK: Sveriges Riksbank

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Isle of Man 50 pence 2012 - Enduro Motorcycle

New circulating commemorative:



(information and scan by Gijs Vlothuizen)

Kyrgyzstan 10 som 2012 - Snow Leopard & Kurmanjan Datka

New silver collectors' issues:



(information by Pabitra Saha)
(image from eBay seller collectors_shop)

LINK: National Bank of the Kyrgyz Republic

Monday, October 8, 2012

Thailand 20 baht 2012 - 120th Birthday of HRH Prince Father Mahidol Adulyadej

New circulating type:

"120th Birthday of HRH Prince Father Mahidol Adulyadej"



(information and image by Pabitra Saha)

Friday, October 5, 2012

Belarus 1 & 10 roubles 2012 - Patriotic War of 1812

New CuNi and silver collector issues:

"200th Anniversary of the Patriotic War of 1812"



1 rouble SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: CuNi
Weight: 20.00 g
Diameter: 37.00 mm
Mintage: 3,000
Mint: Lithuanian Mint


10 roubles SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: Silver .925
Weight: 16.81 g
Diameter: 37.00 mm
Mintage: 2,000
Mint: Lithuanian Mint


(news by Antony)
(image from Gijs Vlothuizen)

LINK: National Bank of the Republic of Belarus

Turkey 1 lira 2012 - Deer and leopard

Turkey mint issued two new fauna bimetallics:



(images and info from Gijs Vlothuizen)

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Peru 1 nuevo sol 2012 - Templo del Sol de Vilcashuamán

New circulating type:

"Templo del Sol de Vilcashuamán"

This is the 10th 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 million


(image and information by Gijs Vlothuizen, David Velarde, Pabitra Saha and Julio Tejada)

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)
6. Machu Picchu (2011)
7. Gran Pajatén (2011)
8. Piedra de Saywite (2012)
9. Real Felipe Fortress (2012)

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Austria 5 euro 2012 - Schladming 2013

New silver and copper commemoratives:

"Schladming 2013 Alpine Ski Championship"



(information and image by Pabitra Saha)

LINK: Austrian Mint
LINK: Schladming 2013

Russia 10 roubles 2012 - Velikiy Novgorod

New circulating commemorative:

"Cities of military glory: Velikiy Novgorod"



(information by Taneli Perätalo, Taigawirbel and Antony)

LINK: Bank of Russia

Monday, October 1, 2012

Uganda 1000 shillings 2012 - 50 years Independence

New bimetallic circulating type:

"50th Anniversary of Uganda Independence"



(news and images by Pabitra Saha)

LINK: Bank of Uganda