Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Ukraine 2 hryvnia 2007 - Serhii P. Koroliov

New commemorative:

"Serhii P. Koroliov"



(information by Fabio Iorio)

The coin is dedicated to Serhii P.Koroliov (1907 - 1966), an outstanding scientist and chief designer of ballistic and geophysical missiles, satellites and the first automatic interplanetary Sonde station.

LINK: National Bank of Ukraine

SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: CuNi
Weight: 12.80 g
Diameter: 31.00 mm
Edge: incised
Mintage: 35,000

Ukraine 2 hryvnia 2007 - Serhii P. Koroliov

New commemorative:

"Serhii P. Koroliov"



(information by Fabio Iorio)

The coin is dedicated to Serhii P.Koroliov (1907 - 1966), an outstanding scientist and chief designer of ballistic and geophysical missiles, satellites and the first automatic interplanetary Sonde station.

LINK: National Bank of Ukraine

SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: CuNi
Weight: 12.80 g
Diameter: 31.00 mm
Edge: incised
Mintage: 35,000

Friday, January 26, 2007

Japan 500 yen 2007 - Antarctica

New circulating commemorative:

"50th anniversary of the Japanese Antarctic Research Expedition"

Obverse: Soya, the first Antarctic research vessel, and Sakhalin dogs, Taro and Jiro.
Reverse: Antarctic continent and aurora. Four stars represent Japan's Antarctic stations.



LINK: Japan Mint
LINK: Japan Ministry of Finance

SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: 72%Copper 20%Zinc 8%Nickel
Weight: 7.00 g
Diameter: 26.50 mm
Mintage: 6,600,000

Japan 500 yen 2007 - Antarctica

New circulating commemorative:

"50th anniversary of the Japanese Antarctic Research Expedition"

Obverse: Soya, the first Antarctic research vessel, and Sakhalin dogs, Taro and Jiro.
Reverse: Antarctic continent and aurora. Four stars represent Japan's Antarctic stations.



LINK: Japan Mint
LINK: Japan Ministry of Finance

SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: 72%Copper 20%Zinc 8%Nickel
Weight: 7.00 g
Diameter: 26.50 mm
Mintage: 6,600,000

Thursday, January 25, 2007

Austria 5 euro 2007 - Electoral Reform

New silver commemorative:

"100th Anniversary of the Electoral Reform"



LINK: Euronumis

SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: silver .800
Diameter: 28.50 mm
Mintage: 150,000

Austria 5 euro 2007 - Electoral Reform

New silver commemorative:

"100th Anniversary of the Electoral Reform"



LINK: Euronumis

SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: silver .800
Diameter: 28.50 mm
Mintage: 150,000

Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Serbia 2 dinar 2006

New circulating type:

"2 dinar 2006"



(information provided by Alex Zlotin and Srdjan Gligorin)

The Gracanica monastery in Kosovo:



The Serbian coat of arms:



LINK: National Bank of Serbia
LINK: Gracanica Monastery

SPECIFICATIONS
Alloy: 75% Cu 0,5% Ni 24,5% Zn
Diameter: 22,00 mm
Weight: 5,15 g


Serbia 2 dinar 2006

New circulating type:

"2 dinar 2006"



(information provided by Alex Zlotin and Srdjan Gligorin)

The Gracanica monastery in Kosovo:



The Serbian coat of arms:



LINK: National Bank of Serbia
LINK: Gracanica Monastery

SPECIFICATIONS
Alloy: 75% Cu 0,5% Ni 24,5% Zn
Diameter: 22,00 mm
Weight: 5,15 g

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Malawi 2006

New circulating bimetallics:

"5 and 10 kwacha 2006"



The Malawi coat of arms:

Malawi 2006

New circulating bimetallics:

"5 and 10 kwacha 2006"



The Malawi coat of arms:

Monday, January 22, 2007

Mexico 100 pesos 2006 - Morelos

New circulating commemorative:

"Mexican States collection 2: Morelos"

The coin depicts the Cortes Palace as well as Chinelo, a famous character in one of Morelos typical dances.



The Cortes Palace (Palacio de Cortés):



The Chinelo:



LINK: Banco de Mexico

SPECIFICATIONS
Disc composition: Silver 0.925
Ring composition: Aluminium-Bronze
Weight: 33.967 g
Diameter: 39.00 mm
Edge: rifling


Mexico 100 pesos 2006 - Morelos

New circulating commemorative:

"Mexican States collection 2: Morelos"

The coin depicts the Cortes Palace as well as Chinelo, a famous character in one of Morelos typical dances.



The Cortes Palace (Palacio de Cortés):



The Chinelo:



LINK: Banco de Mexico

SPECIFICATIONS
Disc composition: Silver 0.925
Ring composition: Aluminium-Bronze
Weight: 33.967 g
Diameter: 39.00 mm
Edge: rifling

Friday, January 19, 2007

Poland 2 zlotys 2007 - Grey Seal

New circulating commemorative:

"Animals of the world: Grey Seal"



The beautiful grey seal:



LINK: National Bank of Poland
LINK: Polish State Mint

SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: Nordic gold, CuAl5Zn5Sn1
Weight: 8.15 g
Diameter: 27.00 mm
Mintage: 1,000,000

Poland 2 zlotys 2007 - Grey Seal

New circulating commemorative:

"Animals of the world: Grey Seal"



The beautiful grey seal:



LINK: National Bank of Poland
LINK: Polish State Mint

SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: Nordic gold, CuAl5Zn5Sn1
Weight: 8.15 g
Diameter: 27.00 mm
Mintage: 1,000,000

Thursday, January 18, 2007

Germany 2 euro 2007

New bimetallic circulating commemorative:

"Schwerin Castle"



LINK: Zwei Euro
LINK: 2-Euro
LINK: Schwerin in Wikipedia

This is the real building:



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

Germany 2 euros 2007

New bimetallic circulating commemorative:

"Schwerin Castle"



LINK: Zwei Euro
LINK: 2-Euro
LINK: Schwerin in Wikipedia

This is the real building:



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

Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Australia 1 dollar 2007 - APEC

New circulating commemorative:

"Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation"



The Royal Australian Mint has produced the new one dollar coin in recognition of Australia's hosting of meetings for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation.

A minimum of 10 million APEC Australia 2007 themed one dollar coins will be produced this year.

LINK: Royal Australian Mint
LINK: APEC 2007

Australia 1 dollar 2007 - APEC

New circulating commemorative:

"Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation"



The Royal Australian Mint has produced the new one dollar coin in recognition of Australia's hosting of meetings for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation.

A minimum of 10 million APEC Australia 2007 themed one dollar coins will be produced this year.

LINK: Royal Australian Mint
LINK: APEC 2007

Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Bulgaria 50 stotinki 2007 - European Union

New circulating commemorative:

The reverse of the coin features an open ancient Bulgarian book upon a column from the old Bulgarian capital city Preslav.



LINK: Bulgarian National Bank

SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: CuZnNi
Diameter: 22.50 mm
Weight: 5.00 g
Edge: serrated
Mintage: 500,000
Artists: Bogomil Nickolov, Ekaterina Dimitrova, Petar Stoykov and Vladimir Yossifov


Bulgaria 50 stotinki 2007 - European Union

New circulating commemorative:

The reverse of the coin features an open ancient Bulgarian book upon a column from the old Bulgarian capital city Preslav.



LINK: Bulgarian National Bank

SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: CuZnNi
Diameter: 22.50 mm
Weight: 5.00 g
Edge: serrated
Mintage: 500,000
Artists: Bogomil Nickolov, Ekaterina Dimitrova, Petar Stoykov and Vladimir Yossifov

Friday, January 12, 2007

Ukraine 5 hryvnia 2006 - Cymbals

New bimetallic circulating commemorative:

"Folk Musical Instruments: Cymbals"



(information by Alex Zlotin and Jacek)

LINK: National Bank of Ukraine

SPECIFICATIONS
Ring composition: CuNi
Center composition: CuAl5Zn5Sn1
Weight: 9.40 g
Diameter: 28.00 mm
Mintage: 100,000


Ukraine 5 hryvnia 2006 - Cymbals

New bimetallic circulating commemorative:

"Folk Musical Instruments: Cymbals"



(information by Alex Zlotin and Jacek)

LINK: National Bank of Ukraine

SPECIFICATIONS
Ring composition: CuNi
Center composition: CuAl5Zn5Sn1
Weight: 9.40 g
Diameter: 28.00 mm
Mintage: 100,000

Thursday, January 11, 2007

Luxembourg 2 euro 2007 - Palace

New bimetallic circulating commemorative:

"Palais Grand-Ducal"



French mint marks detail:



Palace picture:



LINK: Euronumis

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
Mintage: 1,000,000


Luxembourg 2 euros 2007 - Palace

New bimetallic circulating commemorative:

"Palais Grand-Ducal"



French mint marks detail:



Palace picture:



LINK: Euronumis

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
Mintage: 1,000,000

Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Kazakhstan 50 tenge 2006 - Craddle ceremony and Space

New circulating commemoratives:

"Bessikke salu (Craddle Ceremony)"

Bessikke salu is a ceremony of putting the newborn to the cradle and is celebrated in Kazakh family as a significant stage of the newborn on the way to full age.




"Space"

In the center of the coin there's a composition, which symbolizes the unity of a man and the universe, bonds of past and present.




Coat of Arms of Kazakhstan:




LINK: National Bank of Kazakhstan

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


Kazakhstan 50 tenge 2006 - Craddle ceremony and Space

New circulating commemoratives:

"Bessikke salu (Craddle Ceremony)"

Bessikke salu is a ceremony of putting the newborn to the cradle and is celebrated in Kazakh family as a significant stage of the newborn on the way to full age.




"Space"

In the center of the coin there's a composition, which symbolizes the unity of a man and the universe, bonds of past and present.




Coat of Arms of Kazakhstan:




LINK: National Bank of Kazakhstan

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