Friday, March 29, 2013

Russia 10 roubles 2013 - Vyazma

New circulating commemorative:

"Cities of military glory: Vyazma"



(information by Taigawirbel and Taneli Perätalo)

LINK: Bank of Russia

Friday, March 22, 2013

Portugal 2013 - CuNi commemoratives plan

The designs of the Portugal 2013 CuNi commemoratives are ready:

2.50 euros "European Writers: José Saramago"



SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: CuNi
Diameter: 28.00 mm
Weight: 10.00 g
Mintage: 100 000
Artists: Vitor Santos


2.50 euros "150th Anniversary of the Red Cross"



SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: CuNi
Diameter: 28.00 mm
Weight: 10.00 g
Mintage: 100 000
Artists: Delgado Nunes e José Bandeira


2,50 euros "Portuguese ethnographic treasures: Viana do Castelo's 'Arrecadas'"



SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: CuNi
Diameter: 28.00 mm
Weight: 10.00 g
Mintage: 100 000
Artists: Eloísa Byrne


2,50 euros "100th Anniversary of the birth of João Villaret"



SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: CuNi
Diameter: 28.00 mm
Weight: 10.00 g
Mintage: 100 000
Artists: Baiba Sime


2,50 euros "100th Anniversary of the first portuguese submarine 'Espadarte'"



SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: CuNi
Diameter: 28.00 mm
Weight: 10.00 g
Mintage: 100 000
Artists: Delgado Nunes e José Bandeira


2,50 euros "UNESCO World Heritage: Elvas fortifications"



SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: CuNi
Diameter: 28.00 mm
Weight: 10.00 g
Mintage: 100 000
Artists: Nuno Caetano


5 euros "Numismatic treasures: Queen Mary II coin 'A Degolada'"



SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: CuNi
Diameter: 40.00 mm
Weight: 27.00 g
Mintage: 100 000
Artists: Rui Vasquez


(information and images from the Portugal Mint)

LINK: Casa da Moeda

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Peru 1 nuevo sol 2013 - Templo Inca Huaytará

New circulating type:

"Templo Inca Huaytará"

This is the 12th 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


(news by Taigawirbel, David Velarde and Pabitra Saha)

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)
10. Templo del Sol de Vilcashuamán (2012)
11. Kuntur Wasi (2012)

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Germany 10 euro 2013 - Red Cross

New silver commemorative:

"150 Years of the Red Cross in Germany"



(news by Jo Hoogeveen)
(image from www.worldofcoins.eu)

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Somaliland 10 shillings 2012 - Bimetallic Chinese Zodiac

New commemorative bimetallics:

"2012 Shengxiao 10 shillings bimetallics"

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



The common sides:



(images from Serhiy Dzhyshkariani)

Monday, March 18, 2013

Canada 25 cents 2013 - Charles Michel de Salaberry

New commemorative quarter:

"Lieutenant Colonel Charles-Michel de Salaberry"

Two versions are available, normal and with leaf colured.



(news from numismatica-visual.es)

LINK: Royal Canadian Mint

Sunday, March 17, 2013

India 5 rupees 2011 - Madan Mohan Malaviya

New circulating commemorative:

"150 years of the birth of Madan Mohan Malaviya"



(news by Pabitra Saha and Ashwin Lobo)
(scan by Shamik Biswas)

SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: Nickel-Brass
Weight: 6.00 g
Diameter: 23.00 mm
Mint: Mumbai


Friday, March 15, 2013

Poland 2 zlotys 2013 - Cyprian Norwid

New circulating commemorative:

"Cyprian Norwid (1821-1883)"

Cyprian Kamil Norwid (24 September 1821 - 23 May 1883) was a nationally esteemed Polish poet, dramatist, painter, and sculptor.



(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

Poland 2 zlotys 2013 - 'Warszawa' Guided-missile Destroyer

New circulating commemorative:

"Polish Ships: 'Warszawa' Guided-missile Destroyer"



(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

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Seychelles 1 rupee 2010 - New composition

My friend Dr. Wolfgang Schuster sent me this information about the Seychelles 1 rupee 2010. It exists in both versions, CuNi like previous years (KM#50.2), but also another one with magnetic core (new syb-type), probably nickel clad steel:



(information and scan by Wolfgang Schuster)

Biafra 25 pounds 2012 - 45th Anniversary of the Bank of Biafra

New fantasy bimetallic:

"45th Anniversary of the Bank of Biafra"



(news by Jo Hoogeveen)

Netherlands 5 euros 2013 - Peace of Utrecht

New commemorative:

"300 years of the Peace of Utrecht"



(news by Jo Hoogeveen and Gijs Vlothuizen)

LINK: Royal Dutch Mint

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Russia 25 roubles 2013 - Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games

New circulating commemorative:

"XXII Olympic and XI Paralympic Winter Games in 2014 in Sochi"



(news by Taigawirbel and Taneli Perätalo)

SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: CuNi
Diameter: 27.00 mm
Edge: corrugated
Mintage: 10 000 000


LINK: Bank of Russia
LINK: Sochi 2014

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Tajikistan 2011 - 1 & 2 dirams

A new coin family was rereleased in june 2012, all bearing year 2011:



Now, in 2013, the 1 and 2 dirams (the lowest denominations) have been released, also with date 2011:



(news by Shamik Biswas and Taneli Perätalo)

1 diram SPECIFICATIONS
Weight: 1.30 g
Diameter: 14.50 mm
2 dirams SPECIFICATIONS
Weight: 1.60 g
Diameter: 16.00 mm


LINK: National Bank of the Republic of Tajikistan

Seychelles 5 rupees 2010 - New composition

My friend Gijs Vlothuizen just informed that this Seychelles 2010 denomination has a magnetic core, so probably it is nickel clad steel, not copper-nickel as previous years (KM#51.2):



(information and scan by Gijs Vlothuizen and Stefan Rombaut)

SPECIFICATIONS
Weight: 9.10 g
Diameter: 29.00 mm


Monday, March 11, 2013

Spain 10 & 100 euros 2013 - FIFA World Cup 2014

New collectors issues in silver and gold:

"Brazil FIFA World Cup 2014"

10 euros silver proof:



100 euros gold proof:



LINK: Spanish Royal Mint

Friday, March 8, 2013

Latvia 20 lats 2013 - Silver Salmon

New silver commemorative:



(news and image by Pabitra Saha)

SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: silver .925
Diameter: 21.75 mm
Weight: 11.00 g
Edge: two inscriptions "LATVIJAS BANKA" separated by rhombic dots
Mint: UAB Lietuvos Monetu Kalykla (Lithuania)
Artists: Gunars Lusis (graphic design) and Janis Strupulis (plaster model)


LINK: Bank of Latvia

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Hungary 3000 forint 2013 - Folk Dance House Method

New commemorative:

"Hungarian Folk Dance House Method"



SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: Silver .925
Weight: 12.50 g
Diameter: 30.00 mm
Mintage: 4,000
Artist: András Szilos


(news and image from Pabitra Saha)

LINK: Central Bank of Hungary

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

East Caribbean States 1 dollar 2012 - New composition

New circulating type:

The 2012 type is nickel clad steel, not Copper-Nickel as previous years (KM#39):



(information and scan by Egon Conti)

Monday, March 4, 2013

Turkey 1 lira 2013 - Demoiselle Crane and Mediterranean Monk Seal

Two new fauna bimetallics by the Turkish Mint:

"Demoiselle Crane and Mediterranean Monk Seal"



(news and image by Pabitra Saha and Johann Siemens)

Friday, March 1, 2013

Kazakhstan 50 tenge 2013 - M. Tulebayev

New commemorative:

"100 years of the Birth of M. Tulebayev"



(news by Gijs Vlothuizen and Taigawirbel)

SPECIFICATIONS
Weight: 11.37 g
Diameter: 31.00 mm
Thickness: 2.00 mm
Edge: grooved with 10 sectors of corrugation
Mintage: 50 000


LINK: National Bank of Kazakhstan