Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Uganda 2007 - New materials

New circulating subtypes:

These 2 coins are now magnetic, they must be made of steel core. The previous KM67 and KM68 were not magnetic.



(information and image by Yossi Barzelay)

Uganda 2007 - New materials

New circulating subtypes:

These 2 coins are now magnetic, they must be made of steel core. The previous KM67 and KM68 were not magnetic.



(information and image by Yossi Barzelay)

Monday, December 29, 2008

Kazakhstan 50 tenge 2008 - Space & Insignias

New circulating commemoratives:



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 2008 - Space & Insignias

New circulating commemoratives:



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

Friday, December 19, 2008

India 10 rupees 2008 - Gur ta Gaddi tercentenary

New bimetallic:

"Gur ta Gaddi tercentenary"



The tercentenary celebration of Gur-ta-Gaddi (Gur ta Gaddi) to be celebrated at the Takhat Sachkhand Gurudwara at Nanded is of great relevance to the Sikh Community. This involves the remembrance of the 300th (Tri Shatabdi) year of the consecration of Guru Granth Sahib as the last guru of Sikh community by Guru Gobind Singhji.

(image by Wolfgang Schuster)

SPECIFICATIONS
Ring composition: Aluminum Bronze
Center composition: CuNi
Weight: 7.71 g
Diameter: 27.00 mm

India 10 rupees 2008 - Gur ta Gaddi tercentenary

New bimetallic:

"Gur ta Gaddi tercentenary"



The tercentenary celebration of Gur-ta-Gaddi (Gur ta Gaddi) to be celebrated at the Takhat Sachkhand Gurudwara at Nanded is of great relevance to the Sikh Community. This involves the remembrance of the 300th (Tri Shatabdi) year of the consecration of Guru Granth Sahib as the last guru of Sikh community by Guru Gobind Singhji.

(image by Wolfgang Schuster)

SPECIFICATIONS
Ring composition: Aluminum Bronze
Center composition: CuNi
Weight: 7.71 g
Diameter: 27.00 mm

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

India 5 rupees 2006 - State Bank of India

New circulating type:

"State Bank of India"



(image taken from eBay)

SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: Stainless Steel
Weight: 6.00 g
Diameter: 23.00 mm
Edge: security

India 5 rupees 2006 - State Bank of India

New circulating type:

"State Bank of India"



(image taken from eBay)

SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: Stainless Steel
Weight: 6.00 g
Diameter: 23.00 mm
Edge: security

Friday, December 12, 2008

India 5 rupees 2007 - Khadi Villages

New circulating type:

"Khadi Villages"



(information and scans by Wolfgang Schuster)

SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: Stainless Steel
Weight: 6.00 g
Diameter: 23.00 mm
Edge: security

India 5 rupees 2007 - Khadi Villages

New circulating type:

"Khadi Villages"



(information and scans by Wolfgang Schuster)

SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: Stainless Steel
Weight: 6.00 g
Diameter: 23.00 mm
Edge: security

Friday, December 05, 2008

Latvia 1 lats 2008 - Chimney sweep

New circulating commemorative:



LINK: Bank of Latvia

SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: CuNi
Diameter: 21.75 mm
Weight: 4.80 g
Edge: inscriptions
Artists: Daina Lapina and Laura Medne


They also released a very nice non circulating silver 1 lats:



(information by Andris Brutans and Pabitra Saha)

Latvia 1 lats 2008 - Chimney sweep

New circulating commemorative:



LINK: Bank of Latvia

SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: CuNi
Diameter: 21.75 mm
Weight: 4.80 g
Edge: inscriptions
Artists: Daina Lapina and Laura Medne


They also released a very nice non circulating silver 1 lats:



(information by Andris Brutans and Pabitra Saha)

Thursday, December 04, 2008

India 5 rupees 2006 - ONGC

New circulating type:

"Golden Jubilee of the Oil and Natural Gas Corporation"

Although it was released in 2006 it is starting to be seen in 2008.



(information by Robert Brokl)

SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: Stainless Steel
Weight: 6.00 g
Diameter: 23.00 mm
Edge: security

India 5 rupees 2006 - ONGC

New circulating type:

"Golden Jubilee of the Oil and Natural Gas Corporation"

Although it was released in 2006 it is starting to be seen in 2008.



(information by Robert Brokl)

SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: Stainless Steel
Weight: 6.00 g
Diameter: 23.00 mm
Edge: security

Wednesday, December 03, 2008

Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Finland 2 euro 2008 - Human Rights

New bimetallic circulating commemorative:

"Human Rights"



LINK: European Central Bank
LINK: Bank of Finland
LINK: Mint of Finland

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

Finland 2 euros 2008 - Human Rights

New bimetallic circulating commemorative:

"Human Rights"



LINK: European Central Bank
LINK: Bank of Finland
LINK: Mint of Finland

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

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Egypt 10 piastres 2008

New circulating type:

10 piastres 2008

New size and material for this denomination.




SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: possibly CuNi plated steel
Diameter: 19.00 mm
Edge: plain

Egypt 10 piastres 2008

New circulating type:

10 piastres 2008

New size and material for this denomination.




SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: possibly CuNi plated steel
Diameter: 19.00 mm
Edge: plain

Monday, November 24, 2008

Sri Lanka 2 rupees 2008 - EPF

New circulating commemorative:

"Employers Provident Fund (EPF) - 50th Anniversary"



(information and image from Kavan Ratnatunga)

Further info: Kavan Ratnatunga's site
LINK: Central Bank of Sri Lanka

SPECIFICATIONS
Alloy: Nickel Plated Steel
Diameter: 28.50 mm
Thickness: 1.80 mm
Weight: 7.00 gms
Edge: Milled
Mint: Llantrisant Royal Mint

Sri Lanka 2 rupees 2008 - EPF

New circulating commemorative:

"Employers Provident Fund (EPF) - 50th Anniversary"



(information and image from Kavan Ratnatunga)

Further info: Kavan Ratnatunga's site
LINK: Central Bank of Sri Lanka

SPECIFICATIONS
Alloy: Nickel Plated Steel
Diameter: 28.50 mm
Thickness: 1.80 mm
Weight: 7.00 gms
Edge: Milled
Mint: Llantrisant Royal Mint

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Nepal 100 rupees 2008 - German relations

New circulating commemorative:

"50 years of the Nepal-Germany diplomatic relations"



(information and image by Wolfgang Schuster)

LINK: Central Bank of Nepal

SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: Silver
Diameter: 32.00 mm
Edge: reeded


Nepal 100 rupees 2008 - German relations

New circulating commemorative:

"50 years of the Nepal-Germany diplomatic relations"



(information and image by Wolfgang Schuster)

LINK: Central Bank of Nepal

SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: Silver
Diameter: 32.00 mm
Edge: reeded

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Tristan da Cunha 2008 coin set - Stoltenhoff Island

New coin set:

According to Elizabeth Marriott, secretary of the Tristan da Cunha Association, this is an official legal tender set, although non circulating:

Tristan da Cunha 2008 coin set - Stoltenhoff Island

New coin set:

According to Elizabeth Marriott, secretary of the Tristan da Cunha Association, this is an official legal tender set, although non circulating:

Friday, November 14, 2008

Macedonia 2008 new coins

Two new coin denominations in Macedonia:

"10 and 50 dinara"



(my thanks to Viktor Ristovski and Pabitra Saha for their info)

LINK: National Bank of the Republic of Macedonia

Macedonia 2008 new coins

Two new coin denominations in Macedonia:

"10 and 50 dinara"



(my thanks to Viktor Ristovski and Pabitra Saha for their info)

LINK: National Bank of the Republic of Macedonia

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Papua New Guinea 2007 - St John Ambulance

New commemorative: 50 toea

"50 years of St. John Ambulance in PNG"



(my thanks to Wolfgang Schuster and Pabitra Saha for their info)

LINK: Bank of Papua New Guinea
LINK: Order of St John

Papua New Guinea 2007 - St John Ambulance

New commemorative: 50 toea

"50 years of St. John Ambulance in PNG"



(my thanks to Wolfgang Schuster and Pabitra Saha for their info)

LINK: Bank of Papua New Guinea
LINK: Order of St John

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Russia 10 roubles 2008 - Azov & Smolensk

2 new bimetallic circulating commemoratives:

"Ancient Russian Towns: Azov"
"Ancient Russian Towns: Smolensk"



LINK: Bank of Russia

SPECIFICATIONS
Diameter: 27.00 mm
Edge: corrugated with inscription

Russia 10 roubles 2008 - Azov & Smolensk

2 new bimetallic circulating commemoratives:

"Ancient Russian Towns: Azov"
"Ancient Russian Towns: Smolensk"



LINK: Bank of Russia

SPECIFICATIONS
Diameter: 27.00 mm
Edge: corrugated with inscription

Monday, November 10, 2008

Papua New Guinea 2008 - Bank's 35th anniversary

New commemoratives:

"Bank of Papua New Guinea 35th anniversary"

2 new coins are available, a bimetallic 2 kina item plus a colourized 50 toea.



(my thanks to Alex Zlotin and Pabitra Saha for their info)

LINK: Bank of Papua New Guinea

Papua New Guinea 2008 - Bank's 35th anniversary

New commemoratives:

"Bank of Papua New Guinea 35th anniversary"

2 new coins are available, a bimetallic 2 kina item plus a colourized 50 toea.



(my thanks to Alex Zlotin and Pabitra Saha for their info)

LINK: Bank of Papua New Guinea

Friday, October 31, 2008

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Kazakhstan 50 tenge 2008

New circulating commemoratives:



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 2008

New circulating commemoratives:



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