Friday, August 30, 2013

Australia 50 cents & 1 dollar 2014 - Year of the Horse

New commemoratives:

"Lunar Series: Year of the Horse"

50 cents:

1 dollar:

(information by Peter Kaminsky)

LINK: Royal Australian Mint

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Finland 2 euro 2013 - 150th Anniversary of Parliament of 1863

New bimetallic circulating commemorative:

"150th Anniversary of Parliament of 1863"

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
Mintage: 1 million

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Russia 10 roubles 2013 - Arkhangelsk

New circulating commemorative:

"Cities of military glory: Arkhangelsk"

(information by Taigawirbel)

LINK: Bank of Russia

Russia 10 roubles 2013 - North Ossetia-Alania

New circulating bimetallic commemorative:

"Russian Regions: Republic of North Ossetia-Alania"

(information by Taigawirbel)

LINK: Bank of Russia

Australia 50 cents 2013 - Prince George of Cambridge

New CuNi and silver commemoratives:

"Prince George of Cambridge"

This new coin is available in CuNi and a silver proof:

LINK: Royal Australian Mint

Ukraine 2 hryvnia 2013 - Rhythmic Gymnastics World Championships

New low mintage commemorative:

"32nd Rhythmic Gymnastics World Championships in Kiev"

(news and image from Gijs Vlothuizen)

Composition: CuNiZn
Weight: 12.80 g
Diameter: 31.00 mm
Mintage: 20 000
Artist: Volodymyr Taran, Oleksandr Kharuk, Serhii Kharuk
Sculptor: Anatolii Demianenko

LINK: National Bank of Ukraine

Monday, August 26, 2013

Australia 20 cents 2013 - The Ashes

New commemorative:

Composition: CuNi
Weight: 11.30 g
Diameter: 28.52 mm
Edge: plain
Designer: Aleksandra Stokic

(information and image by Peter Kaminsky)

LINK: Royal Australian Mint

Australia 1 dollar 2013 - Sydney Opera House

New commemorative:

"40th Anniversary of the Sydney Opera House"

(news and image by Peter Kaminsky)

Composition: Al-Bronze
Weight: 9.00 g
Diameter: 25.00 mm
Edge: plain/reeded
Designer: Aleksandra Stokic

LINK: Royal Australian Mint

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Kazakhstan 10 tenge 2013 - Magnetic core

This 2013 denomination has now magnetic core. Previous type (KM#25) was Nickel-Brass, so 2013 one should be a new KM type:

Picture of the 2006 issue KM#25:

Since we also knew of the 1 tenge 2013 being magnetic, any information about the other denominations will be very welcome!!

(news by Wolfgang Schuster and Michael Kaplan)

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Argentina 1 peso 2013 - 200th years of the First National Coin

New bimetallic circulating commemorative:

"200th Anniversary of the First National Coin"

Please note that the difference with the ordinary circulation type is just that instead of bearing only the current year 2013, it bears '1813-2013':

(information by Peter Kaminsky and Shamik Biswas)
(image from

Ring composition: CuNi
Center composition: CuAlNi
Diameter: 23.00 mm
Weight: 6.35 g

LINK: Central Bank of Argentina

Ukraine 5 & 10 hryvnia 2013 - Ukrainian embroidery

New CuNi and silver commemoratives:

"Ukrainian embroidery"

These coins are dedicated to the bright, colorful and distinctive elements of folk costume embroidery tradition of every region of Ukraine.

(news by Gijs Vlothuizen)

LINK: National Bank of Ukraine

Mexico 20 pesos 2013 - Army Centenary

New bimetallic circulating commemorative:

"100 years of the Mexican Army"

LINK: Banco de Mexico

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

UAE 50 fils 2013 - Magnetic ordinary type

New circulating type:

The 2013 (AH1434) composition for KM#16 ordinary circulating 50 fils (made of CuNi) has now a magnetic core, so must be considered a new subtype.

Update by Wolfgang Schuster: this magnetic type's weight is 4.13 grams, while the old type in CuNi was 4.40 grams. Diameter is exactly the same.

The 2007 CuNi type:

(news by Wolfgang Schuster)

Nepal 50 rupees 2012 - National Numismatic Museum

New CuNi commemorative:

"50 years of the National Numismatic Museum"

(information and image from Gijs Vlothuizen)

LINK: Central Bank of Nepal

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Andorra 2014 - Definitive euro designs

The final designs for the future family of Andorra euros are ready, after being approved by the European Union:

(news by Pabitra Saha)

LINK: Andorra Mint

Friday, August 09, 2013

India 5 rupees 2012 - Kolkata Mint

New circulating commemorative:

"60th anniversary of the Kolkata Mint"

(news and image by Pabitra Saha)

Thursday, August 08, 2013

India 5 rupees 2013 - Swami Vivekanand

New circulating commemorative:

"150th anniversary of the birth of Swami Vivekanand"

(news and image by Pabitra Saha and Shamik Biswas)

Thursday, August 01, 2013

Netherlands 5 euro 2013 - Peace Palace

New commemorative:

"100 years of the Peace Palace in The Hague"

(news by Pabitra Saha)

LINK: Royal Dutch Mint