Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Morocco 250 dirhams 2015 - 40th Anniversary of the Green March

New silver commemorative:

'40th Anniversary of the Green March'



(news and image by Wolfgang Schuster)

Morocco 250 dirhams 2015 - 60th Anniversary of the Independence

New silver commemorative:

'60th Anniversary of the Independence'



(news and image by Wolfgang Schuster)

Morocco 250 dirhams 2015 - 16 Years of Mohammed VI's Enthronement

New silver commemorative:

'16 Years of Mohammed VI's Enthronement'



(news and image by Wolfgang Schuster)

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Cook Islands 1 dollar 2015 - 50 Years of Self Government

New commemorative:

"50 Years of Self Government"



SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: AlZnBr
Diameter: 38.74 mm
Weight: 20.00 g
Mintage: 5,000
Mint: Royal Australian Mint


(news and image by Egon Conti and Wolfgang Schuster)

Monday, February 15, 2016

Qatar 2016 - New circulation designs

New circulating types:



(news from Pabitra Saha)

LINK: Qatar Central Bank

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Gambia 25 butut 2014 - Magnetic type

New circulating type:

This 2014 type is magnetic (probably Nickel plated Steel), while previous 1998 item (KM57) was CuNi (non magnetic).



Tuesday, February 9, 2016

France 2 euro 2016 - UEFA Euro Cup

New bimetallic circulating commemorative:

'UEFA Euro Cup 2016 - France'



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


Turkey 1 lira 2016 - Dormouse and Jerboa

Two new fauna bimetallics by the Turkish Mint:

'Dormouse and Jerboa'

The dormouse is a rodent of the family Gliridae. Dormice are mostly found in Europe, although some live in Africa and Asia. They are particularly known for their long periods of hibernation.

The jerboa forms the bulk of the membership of the family Dipodidae. Jerboas are hopping desert rodents found throughout Northern Africa and Asia east to northern China and Manchuria. They tend to live in hot deserts.



(news by Gijs Vlothuizen, Wolfgang Schuster, Jo Hoogeveen, Jacek Stacel, Johann Siemens and Egon Conti)
(information taken from the Wikipedia)

Monday, February 8, 2016

Egypt 50 piastres 2015 - Suez Canal

New circulating commemorative:

"Suez Canal"



(image from Gijs Vlothuizen)
(news by Gijs Vlothuizen, Jo Hoogeveen, Wolfgang Schuster, Egon Conti and Pabitra Saha)

Friday, February 5, 2016

India 10 rupees 2015 - Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar

New circulating bimetallic:

"Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar"



(news and image by Shabbir Disawala)

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Transnistria 1 rouble 2016 - Aquarius

New commemorative:

"The Zodiac: Aquarius"



SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: Nickel plated steel
Weight: 4.65 g
Diameter: 22.00 mm


(news by Jo Hoogeveen)

LINK: Trans-Dniester Republican Bank

Finland 5 euro 2016 - Sports: Ski Jumping

New bimetallic commemorative:

"Sports Finnish people love" series: Ski Jumping



SPECIFICATIONS
Core composition: CuNi
Ring composition: Nordic Gold
Diameter: 27.25 mm
Weight: 9.80 g
Designer: Nora Tapper
Mintage 10,000 (proof) and 50,000 (unc)
Issue date: 1st march


Link: Mint of Finland