Friday, January 30, 2009

Poland 2 zlotys 2009 - First 2 coins

New circulating commemoratives:

"History of the Polish Cavalry: Winged cavalryman"

"90th Anniversary of the Establishment of the Supreme Chamber of Control"



LINK: National Bank of Poland
LINK: Polish State Mint

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

Poland 2 zlotys 2009 - First 2 coins

New circulating commemoratives:

"History of the Polish Cavalry: Winged cavalryman"

"90th Anniversary of the Establishment of the Supreme Chamber of Control"



LINK: National Bank of Poland
LINK: Polish State Mint

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

Thursday, January 29, 2009

USA 2009 - State Quarters

The designs for the 6 new quarters are ready:



LINK: The United States Mint
LINK: Quarter Designs

SPECIFICATIONS
Weight: 5.67 g
Diameter: 24.26 mm
Thickness: 1.75 mm
Edge: reeded

USA 2009 - State Quarters

The designs for the 6 new quarters are ready:



LINK: The United States Mint
LINK: Quarter Designs

SPECIFICATIONS
Weight: 5.67 g
Diameter: 24.26 mm
Thickness: 1.75 mm
Edge: reeded

Friday, January 23, 2009

Austria 5 euro 2009 - Joseph Haydn

New silver commemorative:

"200th Anniversary of the Death of Joseph Haydn"



(information and image by P.K. Saha)

LINK: Austrian Mint
LINK: Euronumis

SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: silver .800
Diameter: 28.50 mm
Edge: nine-sided, plain

Austria 5 euro 2009 - Joseph Haydn

New silver commemorative:

"200th Anniversary of the Death of Joseph Haydn"



(information and image by P.K. Saha)

LINK: Austrian Mint
LINK: Euronumis

SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: silver .800
Diameter: 28.50 mm
Edge: nine-sided, plain

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Canada 25 cents 2009 - Cross country skying

New circulating commemorative:

"Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games"

The latest coin of this series is a quarter with an image of a cross-country skier, designed by Canadian artist Glenn Green of Vancouver, BC.

Up to 22 million of the coins entered circulation.



(information by P.K. Saha)

LINK: Royal Canadian Mint
LINK: Vancouver 2010

Canada 25 cents 2009 - Cross country skying

New circulating commemorative:

"Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games"

The latest coin of this series is a quarter with an image of a cross-country skier, designed by Canadian artist Glenn Green of Vancouver, BC.

Up to 22 million of the coins entered circulation.



(information by P.K. Saha)

LINK: Royal Canadian Mint
LINK: Vancouver 2010

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Friday, January 16, 2009

Sweden 1 krona 2009

New circulating type to commemorate the 200th anniversary of Finland’s separation from Sweden.



(information by P.K.Saha)

LINK: Sveriges Riksban

DATA
Designer: Annie Winblad Jakubowski
Mint: Mint of Finland

Sweden 1 krona 2009

New circulating type to commemorate the 200th anniversary of Finland’s separation from Sweden.



(information by P.K.Saha)

LINK: Sveriges Riksban

DATA
Designer: Annie Winblad Jakubowski
Mint: Mint of Finland

Thursday, January 15, 2009

India 5 rupees 2006 - Mahatma Basaveshwara

India has issued a stainless steel version of 5 rupees, Mahatma Basaveshwara commemorative KM#324, which was originally issued in CuNi version in 2006.



(image and information by Pabitra Saha)

India 5 rupees 2006 - Mahatma Basaveshwara

India has issued a stainless steel version of 5 rupees, Mahatma Basaveshwara commemorative KM#324, which was originally issued in CuNi version in 2006.



(image and information by Pabitra Saha)

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

India 5 rupees 2005 - Lal Bahadur Shastri

India has issued a stainless steel version of 5 rupees, Lal Bahadur Shastri commemorative KM#336, which was originally issued in CuNi version on 4th October 2005.



(image and information by Pabitra Saha)

India 5 rupees 2005 - Lal Bahadur Shastri

India has issued a stainless steel version of 5 rupees, Lal Bahadur Shastri commemorative KM#336, which was originally issued in CuNi version on 4th October 2005.



(image and information by Pabitra Saha)

Monday, January 12, 2009

Thursday, January 08, 2009

Friday, January 02, 2009

Pakistan 2007 - Aluminium subtypes

New circulating subtypes:

The 1 and 2 rupees coins are now made of aluminium:



(images taken from eBay)

LINK: State Bank of Pakistan

Pakistan 2007 - Aluminium subtypes

New circulating subtypes:

The 1 and 2 rupees coins are now made of aluminium:



(images taken from eBay)

LINK: State Bank of Pakistan

Thursday, January 01, 2009

Pakistan 10 rupee 2008 - Benazir Bhutto

New circulating commemorative:

This is probably the first coin issued by an Islamic country bearing a woman's image as independent effigy.



(image taken from eBay)
(information by Pabitra Saha)

LINK: State Bank of Pakistan

SPECIFICATIONS
Material: CuNi
Weight: 8.25 g
Diameter: 27.50 mm
Mintage: 300,000


Pakistan 10 rupee 2008 - Benazir Bhutto

New circulating commemorative:

This is probably the first coin issued by an Islamic country bearing a woman's image as independent effigy.



(image taken from eBay)
(information by Pabitra Saha)

LINK: State Bank of Pakistan

SPECIFICATIONS
Material: CuNi
Weight: 8.25 g
Diameter: 27.50 mm
Mintage: 300,000