Thursday, December 30, 2010

Russia 10 roubles 2010 - 65th Anniversary WWII Victory

New circulating commemorative:

"65th Anniversary of the Victory in WWII"



(information and images by Antony)

SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: yellow copper alloy with steel core
Weight: 5.63 g
Diameter: 22.00 mm
Thickness: 2.20 mm
Edge: reeded and plain sections

Russia 10 roubles 2010 - 65th Anniversary WWII Victory

New circulating commemorative:

"65th Anniversary of the Victory in WWII"



(information and images by Antony)

SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: yellow copper alloy with steel core
Weight: 5.63 g
Diameter: 22.00 mm
Thickness: 2.20 mm
Edge: reeded and plain sections

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

India 5 rupees 2010 - Mother Theresa

New circulating commemorative:

"Birth Centenary of Mother Theresa"



(image from eBay seller coins_notes)

India 5 rupees 2010 - Mother Theresa

New circulating commemorative:

"Birth Centenary of Mother Theresa"



(image from eBay seller coins_notes)

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Japan 500 yen 2011 - Kumamoto, Tottori & Toyama

New bimetallic commemoratives:

"Japan prefectures: Kumamoto, Tottori & Toyama"



(information and images by Michael Reissner)

LINK: Japan Mint

Japan 500 yen 2011 - Kumamoto, Tottori & Toyama

New bimetallic commemoratives:

"Japan prefectures: Kumamoto, Tottori & Toyama"



(information and images by Michael Reissner)

LINK: Japan Mint

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Mauritania 50 ouguiya 2010

New circulating bimetallic:



(information and image from eBay store Numismática Reina)

SPECIFICATIONS
Weight: 8.30 g
Diameter: 28.00 mm

Mauritania 50 ouguiya 2010

New circulating bimetallic:



(information and image from eBay store Numismática Reina)

SPECIFICATIONS
Weight: 8.30 g
Diameter: 28.00 mm

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Bangladesh 5 taka 2006 & 2008

The 2008 type has a different composition (magnetic steel, ferritic) than the 2006 (non-magnetic steel, austenite).

Also, design changes are obvious when looking at both types:

-Different clouds and bridge pillars
-Much smaller bengali writings and numerals


Only Schön (and not Krause) distinguishes between them. 2006 type is KM#26 for Krause. 2008 will be a different KM.



(images and information by Wolfgang Schuster and Abu Shamim Md. Talha)

Monday, December 20, 2010

Poland 2 zlotys 2010 - 3 more coins

Three new circulating commemoratives:

"History of Polish Popular Music: Krzysztof Komeda"
"Historical monuments of the Republic of Poland: Krzeszów"
"Cities in Poland: Katowice"



(information thanks to Gijs Vlothuizen)

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 2010 - 3 more coins

Three new circulating commemoratives:

"History of Polish Popular Music: Krzysztof Komeda"
"Historical monuments of the Republic of Poland: Krzeszów"
"Cities in Poland: Katowice"



(information thanks to Gijs Vlothuizen)

LINK: National Bank of Poland
LINK: Polish State Mint

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

Friday, December 17, 2010

Gibraltar 50 pence 2010 - Christmas

New circulating type:



(image taken from eBay seller daveeveson)

Gibraltar 50 pence 2010 - Christmas

New circulating type:



(image taken from eBay seller daveeveson)

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Austria 5 euro 2011 - Pummerin Bell

New silver commemorative:

"The Pummerin Bell"



(information by Javier Telleria and Pabitra Saha)
(image from site 5eurocoins.blogspot.com)

LINK: Austrian Mint
LINK: 5eurocoins Blog

SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: silver .800
Diameter: 28.50 mm
Weight: 10.00 g
Edge: nine-sided, plain
Designers: Helmut Andexlinger

Austria 5 euro 2011 - Pummerin Bell

New silver commemorative:

"The Pummerin Bell"



(information by Javier Telleria and Pabitra Saha)
(image from site 5eurocoins.blogspot.com)

LINK: Austrian Mint
LINK: 5eurocoins Blog

SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: silver .800
Diameter: 28.50 mm
Weight: 10.00 g
Edge: nine-sided, plain
Designers: Helmut Andexlinger

Monday, December 13, 2010

Portugal 2.5 euro 2010 - Sítio Arqueológico do Vale do Côa

New circulating commemorative:

"Sítio Arqueológico do Vale do Côa"



(information by Miguel Costa)

LINK: Casa da Moeda

SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: CuNi
Diameter: 28.00 mm
Weight: 12.00 g
Mintage: 120,000
Artists: António Marinho

Portugal 2.5 euros 2010 - Sítio Arqueológico do Vale do Côa

New circulating commemorative:

"Sítio Arqueológico do Vale do Côa"



(information by Miguel Costa)

LINK: Casa da Moeda

SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: CuNi
Diameter: 28.00 mm
Weight: 12.00 g
Mintage: 120,000
Artists: António Marinho

Friday, December 10, 2010

Thailand 2008 & 2010 - 2 new coins

New CuNi commemoratives:

Father of Thai Trade (2008)



150th Anniversary of Royal Thai Mint



(images from eBay seller audykann)
(information by Pabitra Saha and Alfonso Saussol)

Thailand 2008 & 2010 - 2 new coins

New CuNi commemoratives:

Father of Thai Trade (2008)



150th Anniversary of Royal Thai Mint



(images from eBay seller audykann)
(information by Pabitra Saha and Alfonso Saussol)

Wednesday, December 08, 2010

Brunei 5 sen 2010

New circulating type:

This new 5 sen coin is made of copper, nickel and zinc, while the present coin (KM35) is made up of only copper and nickel. Both coins are silver colour. Thickness and weight for the new type are also different than before (2010 type is thinner and lighter).



(information and image by Pabitra Saha)

SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: CuNiZn
Diameter: from 16.29 to 16.39 mm
Weight: from 1.66 to 1.70 g
Thickness: from 1.24 to 1.27 mm


Tuesday, December 07, 2010

Iran 1000 rials 2010 - 3 new types

3 new commemoratives:

50th anniversary of the Central Bank of Iran
Eid al-Ghadeer
Eid al-Adha




(info and images from Ali Nasseri, Pabitra Saha, eBay user 7814adamm and Wolfgang Schuster)

LINK: Iran Coins by Ali Nasseri (in persian)

Iran 1000 rials 2010 - 3 new types

3 new commemoratives:

50th anniversary of the Central Bank of Iran
Eid al-Ghadeer
Eid al-Adha




(info and images from Ali Nasseri, Pabitra Saha, eBay user 7814adamm and Wolfgang Schuster)

LINK: Iran Coins by Ali Nasseri (in persian)

Monday, December 06, 2010

China 1 yuan 2010

3 new commemoratives:

-Year of the tiger
-Harmony
-Environmental protection




(info and images by Zhu Lee)

China 1 yuan 2010

3 new commemoratives:

-Year of the tiger
-Harmony
-Environmental protection




(info and images by Zhu Lee)

Friday, December 03, 2010

Latvia 1 lats 2010 - Horseshoe

2 new circulating commemoratives:



LINK: Bank of Latvia

SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: CuNi
Diameter: 21.75 mm
Weight: 4.80 g
Edge: inscriptions
Mint: Staatliche Münze Berlin
Artists: Franceska Kirke (graphic design) and Laura Medne (plaster model)

Latvia 1 lats 2010 - Horseshoe

2 new circulating commemoratives:



LINK: Bank of Latvia

SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: CuNi
Diameter: 21.75 mm
Weight: 4.80 g
Edge: inscriptions
Mint: Staatliche Münze Berlin
Artists: Franceska Kirke (graphic design) and Laura Medne (plaster model)

Thursday, December 02, 2010

Peru 1 nuevo sol 2010 - Estela de Raimondi

New circulating type:

This is the third coin of the series "Wealth and Pride of Peru"



The stela is a major piece of art from the Chavin culture of the Andes mountains in Peru. The Chavin civilization stretched from roughly 900 - 200 BC. Chavin art is famously difficult to interpret and it required specially schooled priests to translate the symbols from the most complex pieces in the ancient world. The art makes use of animals, birds and plants, many of which have religious significance. Eagles and cats are known to be particularly important in the artwork.

Antonio Raimondi was the Italian archaeologist who found the Raimondi Stela.

(image by David Velarde)
(information copied from http://heritage-key.com)

LINK: Peru Central Bank
LINK: Coin Details (PDF file)

SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: CuNi
Diameter: 25.50 mm
Weight: 7.32 g
Mintage: 10 millions

Monday, November 29, 2010

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Denmark 20 krone 2010 - SHIPS: Kayak-Umiak

New circulating commemorative:

"SHIPS: Kayak-Umiak"



This is the eighth coin in the thematic series with ships.

The obverse of the coin carries a new portrait of the Queen made for the commemorative coin to mark the 70th birthday of Her Majesty Queen Margrethe II on April 2010.
The new portrait is also to be used on the ordinary 10 and 20 krone coins from 2011 onwards.

(information and image by Peter Kaminsky)

LINK: Denmark National Bank

SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: Aluminium Bronze, 92%Cu6%Al2%Ni
Diameter: 27.00 mm
Thickness: 2.35 mm
Weight: 9.30 g
Edge: rim with interrupted milling
Designers: Niels Motzfeld (obverse) and Lis Nogel (reverse, portrait)


Denmark 20 krone 2010 - SHIPS: Kayak-Umiak

New circulating commemorative:

"SHIPS: Kayak-Umiak"



This is the eighth coin in the thematic series with ships.

The obverse of the coin carries a new portrait of the Queen made for the commemorative coin to mark the 70th birthday of Her Majesty Queen Margrethe II on April 2010.
The new portrait is also to be used on the ordinary 10 and 20 krone coins from 2011 onwards.

(information and image by Peter Kaminsky)

LINK: Denmark National Bank

SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: Aluminium Bronze, 92%Cu6%Al2%Ni
Diameter: 27.00 mm
Thickness: 2.35 mm
Weight: 9.30 g
Edge: rim with interrupted milling
Designers: Niels Motzfeld (obverse) and Lis Nogel (reverse, portrait)

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Gibraltar 1 penny 2010

New circulating type:



(information by Wolfgang Schuster)
(image from eBay UK seller eveson2005)

Gibraltar 1 penny 2010

New circulating type:



(information by Wolfgang Schuster)
(image from eBay UK seller eveson2005)

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Finland 5 euro 2010 - Satakunta

New bimetallic commemorative:

"Provinces: Satakunta"



Source: World Bimetallic Coin News
Link: Mint of Finland

SPECIFICATIONS
Core composition: CuNi
Ring composition: Nordic Gold
Diameter: 27.25 mm
Designer: Nora Tapper

Finland 5 euro 2010 - Satakunta

New bimetallic commemorative:

"Provinces: Satakunta"



Source: World Bimetallic Coin News
Link: Mint of Finland

SPECIFICATIONS
Core composition: CuNi
Ring composition: Nordic Gold
Diameter: 27.25 mm
Designer: Nora Tapper

Monday, November 22, 2010

United Kingdom 2011 new types

New circulating commemoratives:

"50 pence WWF"



"1 pound City Series: Edinburg & Cardiff"



"2 pounds King James Bible & The Mary Rose"



LINK: British Royal Mint

United Kingdom 2011 new types

New circulating commemoratives:

"50 pence WWF"



"1 pound City Series: Edinburg & Cardiff"



"2 pounds King James Bible & The Mary Rose"



LINK: British Royal Mint

Friday, November 19, 2010

Portugal 2.5 euro 2010 - Linhas de Torres

New circulating commemorative:

"Bicentenário das Linhas de Torres"



LINK: Casa da Moeda

SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: CuNi
Diameter: 28.00 mm
Weight: 12.00 g
Mintage: 120,000
Artists: José João de Brito

Portugal 2.5 euros 2010 - Linhas de Torres

New circulating commemorative:

"Bicentenário das Linhas de Torres"



LINK: Casa da Moeda

SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: CuNi
Diameter: 28.00 mm
Weight: 12.00 g
Mintage: 120,000
Artists: José João de Brito

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Finland 2 euro 2010 - 150 years of Finnish currency

New bimetallic circulating commemorative:

"150 years of Finnish currency"



(information by Pabitra Saha)

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
Designer: Reijo Paavilainen
Mintage: 1,6 million

Finland 2 euros 2010 - 150 years of Finnish currency

New bimetallic circulating commemorative:

"150 years of Finnish currency"



(information by Pabitra Saha)

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
Designer: Reijo Paavilainen
Mintage: 1,6 million

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

India 10 rupees 2010 - Reserve Bank

New bimetallic:

"Reserve Bank of India Platinum Jubilee"



(image by Kodali)
(information by Antonio Barrena and Michael Reissner)

These are the images of the 4 circulating denominations (thanks to Ashwin Lobo):

India 10 rupees 2010 - Reserve Bank

New bimetallic:

"Reserve Bank of India Platinum Jubilee"



(image by Kodali)
(information by Antonio Barrena and Michael Reissner)

These are the images of the 4 circulating denominations (thanks to Ashwin Lobo):