Wednesday, August 31, 2011

India 5 rupees 2010 - XIX Commonwealth Games

New circulating commemorative:

XIX Commonwealth Games: Delhi 2010

(information by Shabbir Disawala)

LINK: Delhi 2010

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Nepal 50 rupees 2011 - Golden Jubilee of the National News Agency

New circulating commemorative:

"Golden Jubilee of the National News Agency (Rastriya Samachar Samiti)"

(information and images by Madhur Grover and Gijs Vlothuizen)

Composition: CuNi
Diameter: 29.20 mm
Weight: 8.40 g
Edge: plain
Date: VS2068 - 2011

LINK: Central Bank of Nepal

Monday, August 29, 2011

Kyrgyzstan 1 som 2011 - 20th Anniversary of Independence

New commemoratives:

20th Anniversary of Independence: Pobeda & Khan Tengri peaks

(news by Antony)

Composition: CuNi
Weight: 12.00 g
Diameter: 30.00 mm
Quality: BU
Mintage: 5,000

LINK: National Bank of Kyrgyzstan
LINK: Pobeda peak in Wikipedia
LINK: Khan Tengri peak in Wikipedia

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Austria 10 euro 2012-2016 States collection

Between 2012 and 2016, the Austrian Mint will issue a series of ten collector coins dedicated to the Austrian states: one for each state (Bundesland) and the last one for Austria as a whole. Young school children are invited to design one side of each coin; the other side, designed by Austrian Mint artists, will feature the cultural heritage of the state.

The first coin in that series will be about Steiermark (Styria), and the children's design for that piece has just been picked by the jury from about 600 submissions of third and fourth graders. 9 years old Viktoria Reicht won with a design that shows mountains, sunflowers, pumpkins, a river and the green heart representing Styria.

The next design will be about Kärnten (Carinthia), and in this case, third through sixth grade children can participate. Starting in spring 2012, the mint will issue two of these ten coins per year:

2012 - Steiermark (Styria)
2012 - Kärnten (Carinthia)
2013 - Niederösterreich (Lower Austria)
2013 - Vorarlberg (Vorarlberg)
2014 - Salzburg (Salzburg)
2014 - Burgenland (Burgenland)
2015 - Wien (Vienna)
2015 - Tirol (Tyrol)
2016 - Oberösterreich (Upper Austria)
2016 - Österreich (Austria as a whole)

(news by Pabitra Saha)

LINK: My Coin - Austrian Mint

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Poland 2 zlotys 2011 - Mlawa & Paderewski

New circulating commemoratives:

-Cities and towns in Poland - Mlawa
-Ignacy Jan Paderewski

LINK: National Bank of Poland
LINK: Polish State Mint

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

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Uzbekistan 500 sum 2011

New circulating commemorative:

"20th anniversary of Uzbekistan's independence"

(news from Taneli Perätalo)

Composition: white steel with nickel alloy
Weight: 6.00 g
Diameter: 25.00 mm
Thickness: 1.60 mm
Release date: september 1st


Ukraine 5 hryvnia 2011 - 20 years of Independence

New commemorative:

"20 years of Independence of Ukraine"

Composition: CuNiZn
Weight: 16.54 g
Diameter: 35.00 mm
Mintage: 45 000

(information by Gijs Vlothuizen)

LINK: National Bank of Ukraine

Monday, August 22, 2011

Australia 20 cents 2011 - Volunteers

New circulating commemorative:

"10th Anniversary International Year of Volunteers"

(news from Peter Kaminsky)

Composition: CuNi
Weight: 11.30 g
Diameter: 28.52 mm
Mintage: Unlimited
Designer: V. Gottwald

LINK: Royal Australian Mint

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Monday, August 15, 2011

Bangladesh 5 taka 2010

Mint of Finland is minting the new 5 Taka circulation coins, with Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. The Mint will manufacture 600 million pieces between 2011 and 2012.

(news from Michael Reissner)
(image from Mint of Finland)

LINK: Mint of Finland

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Panama 50 centesimos 2011 - 1580 cob

New circulating commemorative:

(photo from eBay seller kimisio)

Composition: CuNi
Weight: 11.34 g
Diameter: 30.61 mm
Mintage: 3 000 000

LINK: Patronato Panama Viejo
LINK: Cobs of the Panama Mint

Morocco 2011 - New coin series

10 Centimes
Composition: Brass plated steel
Weight: 3.00 g
Diameter: 20.00 mm
Thickness: 1.40 mm

20 Centimes
Composition: Brass plated steel
Weight: 4.00 g
Diameter: 23.00 mm
Thickness: 1.50 mm

1/2 Dirham
Composition: Nickel plated steel
Weight: 4.00 g
Diameter: 21.00 mm
Thickness: 1.70 mm

1 Dirham
Composition: Nickel plated steel
Weight: 6.00 g
Diameter: 24.00 mm
Thickness: 1.70 mm

5 Dirhams
Ring composition: CuNi
Center composition: Nordic gold
Weight: 7.50 g
Diameter: 25.00 mm
Thickness: 2.00 mm

10 Dirhams
Ring composition: Nordic gold
Center composition: CuNi
Weight: 9.00 g
Diameter: 27.00 mm
Thickness: 2.10 mm

(news by Michael Reissner)
(information from Bank Al-Maghrib)

LINK: Bank Al-Maghrib

Monday, August 08, 2011

Ukraine 5 hryvnia 2011 - Hopak

New commemorative:

"Ukrainian folk dance, Hopak"

Composition: CuNiZn
Weight: 16.40 g
Diameter: 35.00 mm
Mintage: 45 000

(information by Gijs Vlothuizen)

LINK: National Bank of Ukraine
LINK: Cossack dance in Wikipedia

Thursday, August 04, 2011

Finland 2 euro 2011 - 200th anniversary of Bank of Finland

New bimetallic circulating commemorative:

"200th anniversary of Bank of Finland"

(information by Pabitra Saha)

LINK: Bank of Finland
LINK: Mint of Finland

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: Hannu Veijalainen
Mintage: 1,5 million

Wednesday, August 03, 2011

Nepal 50 rupees 2009 - Auditor General of Nepal Golden Jubilee

New circulating commemorative:

"Auditor General of Nepal Golden Jubilee"

Coin shows Nepal's new coat of arms, with mount Everest:

(information and images by Wolfgang Schuster)

LINK: Central Bank of Nepal