Thursday, February 28, 2013

Finland 5 euro 2013 - Provincial Buildings: Satakunta

New bimetallic commemorative:

"Sammallahdenmäki"

Sammallahdenmäki is a Bronze age burial site in Finland in Lappi municipality. It was designated by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site in 1999, and includes 36 granite burial cairns dating back more than 3,000 years. It is located on a hill in a remote area off the road between Tampere and Rauma. Originally, it was near the coast of the Gulf of Bothnia, but the land has risen so it is now 15 kilometers from the sea. It is one of the most important Bronze Age sites in Scandinavia.



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

SPECIFICATIONS
Core composition: CuNi
Ring composition: Nordic Gold
Diameter: 27.25 mm
Weight: 9.80 g
Designer: Nora Tapper and Petri Neuvonen


Link: Mint of Finland

Monday, February 25, 2013

Finland 10 euro 2013 - Frans Eemil Sillanpää

New silver collectors issue:

"European writers: Frans Eemil Sillanpää"



Frans Eemil Sillanpää (16 september 1888 - 3 june 1964) was one of the most famous Finnish writers. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1939 "for his deep understanding of his country's peasantry and the exquisite art with which he has portrayed their way of life and their relationship with Nature."

He was born into a peasant family in Hämeenkyrö. Although his parents were poor, they managed to send him to school in Tampere. In 1908 he moved to Helsinki to study medicine. In 1913 Sillanpää moved from Helsinki to his old home village and devoted himself to writing.

(news by Pabitra Saha)
(information taken from Wikipedia)

SPECIFICATIONS
Material: Silver 925
Diameter: 33.00 mm
Weight: 17.00 g
Designer: Reijo Paavilainen (obverse) and Pekka Rytkönen (reverse)
Proof mintage: 20 000


LINK: Bank of Finland
LINK: Mint of Finland
LINK: Frans Eemil Sillanpää in Wikipedia

Somaliland 10 shillings 2012 - Chinese Zodiac (Shengxiao)

New commemoratives:

"2012 Shengxiao 10 shillings"

Obviously they are not circulation issues, but are they official? will be listed by Krause as they did with the 2006 set?



(images from Jo Hoogeveen)

Friday, February 22, 2013

Somaliland 10 shillings 2012 - Zodiac

New commemoratives:

"2012 Zodiac 10 shillings"

Obviously they are not circulation issues, but are they official? will be listed by Krause as they did with the 2006 set?



(images from Jo Hoogeveen)

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Belarus 1 & 20 roubles 2012 - Pottery

New CuNi and silver collector issues:

"Belarusian History and Culture: Pottery"



1 rouble SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: CuNi
Weight: 15.50 g
Diameter: 33.00 mm
Mintage: 3,000
20 roubles SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: Silver .925
Weight: 33.62 g
Diameter: 38.61 mm
Mintage: 3,000
Designer: S. Nekrasova
Mint: Lithuanian Mint


(news by Antony)

LINK: National Bank of the Republic of Belarus

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Israel 2 Shequalim 2012 - Eilat coral reef

New collectors issue:

"Coral reef of Eilat"



(news and image by Pabitra Saha)

Germany 10 euro 2013 - Snow White

New silver commemorative:

"Grimm Brothers Fairy Tales: Snow White"



(news and image by Pabitra Saha and Jo Hoogeveen)

Monday, February 18, 2013

Belarus 1 & 20 roubles 2012 - Legend of the Bear

New CuNi and silver collector issues:

"Belarusian History and Culture: The Legend of the Bear"



1 rouble SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: CuNi
Weight: 15.50 g
Diameter: 33.00 mm
Mintage: 2,000
20 roubles SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: Silver .925
Weight: 33.62 g
Diameter: 38.61 mm
Mintage: 2,000
Designer: O. Novosiolova
Mint: Lithuanian Mint


(news by Antony)

LINK: National Bank of the Republic of Belarus

Latvia 2014 - Final Euro designs

The definitive designs for the future Latvian Euros, planned for 2014, are ready:



(pictures taken from Bank of Latvia)

LINK: Bank of Latvia

Friday, February 15, 2013

Guatemala 5 & 10 centavos 2009, 2010 & 2011 - Magnetic types

These 2009, 2010 and 2011 items are now magnetic, probably made of steel. Previous years were made of CuNi.



(news and image by Andrew G)
(2009 info by Roman Razgulyaev)

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Poland 2 zlotys 2013 - Missile boat 'Gdynia'

New circulating commemorative:

"Polish Ships: Missile boat 'Gdynia'"



(news by Taigawirbel)

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


LINK: National Bank of Poland
LINK: Polish State Mint

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

USA 2013 - Presidential dollars

2013 Presidential dollars:

William McKinley (25th President 1897 - 1901)



Theodore Roosevelt (26th President 1901 - 1909)



William Howard Taft (27th President 1909 - 1913)



Woodrow Wilson (28th President 1913 - 1921)



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


Tuesday, February 12, 2013

South Africa 10 cents 2012 - New composition

As well as eliminating the 5 cents from the 2012 coinage, the SA Mint introduced a composition change in the 10 cents type. Previously was bronze plated steel (yellow). Now it is copper plated steel (red):



Monday, February 11, 2013

Honduras 5 & 10 centavos 2010 - Magnetic core

These 2010 items are now brass clad steel. Previous years (KM#72.4 and KM#76.4) were made of brass.



(news and image by Wolfgang Schuster)

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Iran 1000 rials 2012 (SH1391) - Shrine of Hazrat Ahmad ibn Moussa

New commemorative:

"Shrine of Hazrat Ahmad ibn Moussa"



(image from Hamid Kazemi)
(news by Pabitra Saha)

SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: CuNiZn
Diameter: 23.60 mm
Weight: 4.60 g
Mintage: 17 million pieces


Saturday, February 9, 2013

Austria 20 euro 2013 - Stefan Zweig

New silver commemorative:

"European writers and poets series: Stefan Zweig"

(release date: march 20th)



LINK: Austrian Mint

Friday, February 8, 2013

Austria 20 euro 2013 - Triassic

New silver commemorative:

"Prehistoric Life: Triassic - Life in the water"

(release date: april 17th)



(image and information by Pabitra Saha)

LINK: Austrian Mint

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Austria 10 euro 2013 - Lower Austria

New copper and silver commemoratives:

"States collection 3rd coin: Niederösterreich (Lower Austria)"

(release date: may 15th)



(image by Pabitra Saha)
(information by Pabitra Saha and Wolfgang Schuster)

LINK: Austrian Mint

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Netherlands 2 euro 2013 - Queen and Prince

New bimetallic circulating commemorative:



(news and image by Gijs Vlothuizen, Pabitra Saha and Jo Hoogeveen)

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


Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Bangladesh 5 taka 1994 & 1996

This is an old gap in Krause catalogue that most of us have already noticed in our collections:

The 5 taka 1994 and 1996 types that Krause currently names as KM#18.1 are in fact quite different.
The main difference is for clouds at top of bridge: 1994 cloud is bit flat and homogeneous, while 1996 cloud is a bit higher and made of small joined bunches of clouds.

Right now, both years are type KM#18.1 for Krause. This was already reported and soon 1996 will be a different KM.



Also, there is another 5 taka 1996 completely different, with wider details and different clouds, which is KM#18.2:



(images and information by Abu Shamim Md. Talha (Limon))

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Bahrain 2009 different "fils" calligraphy

New circulating types:

The 2009 (and on) types of Bahrain have the Arabic word "fils" in the rectangular box over the numeric value, written now in a completely different calligraphy (rectangular) than before (cursive). These must then be considered completely new KM types.



With the help of some contributors we can confirm the existence of, at least, these years:

5 fils 2009, 2010, 2011
10 fils 2009, 2010, 2011
25 fils 2010
50 fils 2010, 2011
100 fils 2009, 2011




(information and images by Wolfgang Schuster and Bert Jan Niewold)

Friday, February 1, 2013

Mexico 100 pesos 2012 - Numismatic Heritage

Six new bimetallic commemoratives:

"Numismatic Heritage part 2"

The next 6 coins are ready, from the 24 pieces collection:

-Moneda virreinal, 8 reales, 1804, resellos de Filipinas y chops



-Moneda virreinal, 8 reales, 1608, inicial F, tipo macuquino



-Moneda provisional realista, 8 reales, 1811, L.V.O., primer tipo



-Moneda del Segundo Imperio, 1 peso, 1866



-Moneda republicana, 8 escudos, 1828, tipo de manita



-Moneda de los Estados Unidos Mexicanos, 5 pesos, 1950, Inauguración del Ferrocarril del Sureste



The common side:



(news from www.numismatica-visual.es)

SPECIFICATIONS
Center composition: 0.925 silver
Ring composition: CuAlNi
Weight: 34.00 g
Diameter: 39.00 mm
Mintage: 30,000


LINK: Banco de Mexico