Thursday, January 31, 2013

India 5 rupees 2007 - Kuka Movement

New circulating commemorative:

"150 years of Kuka Movement"

This Kuka Movement coin dated 2007 has finally been released in january 2013.

(news and image by Shamik Biswas)

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Angola 2012 - New coin family

New circulating coin family:

Australia 20 cents 2013 - Centenary of Canberra

New commemorative:

"Centenary of Canberra"

(news and image by Pabitra Saha)

LINK: Royal Australian Mint

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Australia 1 dollar 2013 - Year of the Snake

New commemorative:

"Lunar Series: Year of the Snake"

LINK: Royal Australian Mint

Monday, January 28, 2013

Slovenia 3 euro 2013 - Tolmin Peasant Uprising

New bimetallic commemorative:

"300th anniversary of the great Tolmin Peasant Uprising"

(news by Pabitra Saha)

Friday, January 25, 2013

Portugal 2 euro 2013 - Oporto Clérigos Tower

New circulating bimetallic:

"250th Anniversary of Oporto Clérigos Tower"

(news by Pabitra Saha)

LINK: Casa da Moeda

Diameter: 25.75 mm
Weight: 8.50 g
Mintage: 500 000
Artist: Hugo Maciel
Release date: June 2013

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Angola 10 kwanzas 2013 - New coin family

New circulating bimetallic:

Angola will have new coins this year 2013. Images are still awaited. Only the bimetallic 10 kwanza has been announced in

(news by Pabitra Saha)
(image from

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Russia 10 roubles 2013 - Kazan Summer Universiade

New circulating commemoratives:

"27th Summer Universiade in Kazan"

(information by Taigawirbel)

LINK: Bank of Russia
LINK: 27th Summer Universiade in Kazan

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Alderney 5 pounds 2012 - Remembrance & Titanic

New commemorative types:

"Remembrance Day & Titanic"

(news and image by Egon Conti)

LINK: British Royal Mint

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Gibraltar 5 & 50 pence 2012 - New types

New circulating types:

Few new minor design adjustments: the date has been moved from around the edge to under the portrait, and the legend changed to "Queen of Gibraltar".
The portrait with the date below was previously used on the 2011 and 2012 Christmas 50 pence.

So far only the 5p and 50p are confirmed. Also, the 5 pence 2012 is still CuNi (not magnetic).

(information and image by Andrew G)

Monday, January 14, 2013

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China 1 yuan 2013 - Year of the snake

New circulating commemorative:

1 yuan: 2013 - Year of the Snake

(info and image by Pabitra Saha)

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Finland 10 euro 2012 - Arvo Ylppö

New silver collectors issue:

"Arvo Ylppö"

For Arvo Ylppö (1887-1992), children always came first. The coin celebrating the distinguished physician, who always worked for the future of families, reminds us of the importance of medicine and health care. The coin commemorating Finnish health pays tribute to a persistent visionary, who understood the significance of freely and equally available health care.

The coin designed by Reijo Paavilainen is heavy with symbolism and uses colour in an interesting and playful manner. The obverse depicts Lastenlinna hospital, where Arvo Ylppö worked for 43 years as chief physician. He spent his long life working for the welfare of the Finnish people. As a token of gratitude, the names of children inscribed on the coin spell the word "kiitos", "thank you" in Finnish.

(news by Pabitra Saha)

Material: Silver 925
Diameter: 38.60 mm
Weight: 25.50 g
Designer: Reijo Paavilainen
BU mintage: 20 000
Proof mintage: 20 000

LINK: Bank of Finland
LINK: Mint of Finland

Friday, January 11, 2013

USA 2013 - America the Beautiful Quarters

These are the next 5 quarters of this nice series, for 2013:

White Mountain National Forest
Perry's Victory and International Peace Memorial
Great Basin National Park
Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine
Mount Rushmore National Memorial

LINK: The United States Mint
LINK: America the Beautiful quarters program

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

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Thailand 10 baht 2009 - Prince Bhanurangsi Savangwongse

New circulating bimetallic:

"150th Birthday of HRH Prince Bhanurangsi Savangwongse"

(news and image from Pabitra Saha)

Thailand 10 baht 2012 - Ministry of Transport

New circulating bimetallic:

"100th Anniversary of Ministry of Transport"

(news and image from Pabitra Saha)

Tuesday, January 08, 2013

Australia 1 dollar 2013 - Holey Dollar and Dump

New commemorative:

"Bicentenary of the Holey Dollar and Dump"

LINK: Royal Australian Mint

Poland 2 zlotys 2013 - January 1863 Uprising

New circulating commemorative:

"150th Anniversary of the January 1863 Uprising"

(news by Taigawirbel)

Composition: Nordic gold, CuAl5Zn5Sn1
Weight: 8.15 g
Diameter: 27.00 mm
Mintage: 800 000

LINK: National Bank of Poland
LINK: Polish State Mint

Turkmenistan 20 & 50 manat 2012 - Census

New commemoratives in silver and gold:

"Complete census of population and housing of Turkmenistan"

These two commemorative coins were made by the Royal Mint in the United Kingdom.

(news and images by Pabitra Saha)

Composition: Silver .925
Diameter: 38.61 mm
Weight: 28.28 g
Mintage: 200

Composition: Gold .916
Diameter: 38.61 mm
Weight: 39.94 g
Mintage: 200

Monday, January 07, 2013

Luxembourg 2 euro 2012 - Royal Wedding

New bimetallic circulating commemorative:

Update by Shamik Biswas: The coin was released on December 13th 2012 in Luxembourg and was sold out immediately.

(news and image by Pabitra Saha and Jo Hoogeveen)

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 02, 2013

Guernsey 5 & 10 pence 2012 - Magnetic core

As happened with the UK 2011 ones, these Guernsey denominations have now magnetic core, so, they are probably CuNi plated steel:

(news and image by Andrew G)