The Central Bank of Sri Lanka has issued a series of 25 coins of 10 ruppees celebrating each of the 25 districts of Sri Lanka in the 9 provinces. The coins have been minted by the Slovak Kremnica Mint.
Taman Negara is Malaysia's premier national park and is a popular ecotourism destination. The park is also one of the oldest tropical rainforests in the world and known to be the habitat for about 150 species of mammals,
53 species of fish, 479 species of birds and more than 3,000 species of plants.
1 RM SPECIFICATIONS
Alloy: Nordic Gold: Cu89 Zn5 Al5 Sn1
Diameter (mm): 30.00 mm
Weight: 8.50 g
Shape: Round with milled edge
A 10 RM silver and a 100 RM gold coin have been minted also.
The Reserve Bank of Fiji has decided to mint a new coin of 2 dollars after the public complaints of people regarding the 2012 issue, since it was difficult to distinguish between the existing $2 and $1 coins.
The new $2 coin is slightly larger and thicker than the existing coin. Besides the size and weight, another differentiating factor of the new coin is the Spanish Flower (inside cut) edge.
The new coin has been supplied by The Royal Canadian Mint, is made of Multi-ply Bronze Plated Steel instead of the Multi-ply Brass Plated Steel of the existing coin:
With the introduction of the new $2 coin from 3 November 2014, the public is encouraged to start returning the existing $2 coins to a bank branch nearest to them before 31 December 2014. All existing $2 coins received back from circulation will be returned to the suppliers for destruction.
(news and images from Pabitra Saha)
Composition: Multi-ply Bronze plated Steel
Weight: 7.85 g
Diameter: 26.00 mm
Thickness: 2.25 mm
Edge: Plain, with Spanish Flower (inside cut)