Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Uganda 2007 - New materials

New circulating subtypes:

These 2 coins are now magnetic, they must be made of steel core. The previous KM67 and KM68 were not magnetic.



(information and image by Yossi Barzelay)

Monday, December 29, 2008

Kazakhstan 50 tenge 2008 - Space & Insignias

New circulating commemoratives:



LINK: National Bank of Kazakhstan

SPECIFICATIONS
Weight: 11.37 g
Diameter: 31.00 mm
Thickness: 2.00 mm
Edge: grooved with 10 sectors of corrugation
Mintage: 50,000

Friday, December 19, 2008

India 10 rupees 2008 - Gur ta Gaddi tercentenary

New bimetallic:

"Gur ta Gaddi tercentenary"



The tercentenary celebration of Gur-ta-Gaddi (Gur ta Gaddi) to be celebrated at the Takhat Sachkhand Gurudwara at Nanded is of great relevance to the Sikh Community. This involves the remembrance of the 300th (Tri Shatabdi) year of the consecration of Guru Granth Sahib as the last guru of Sikh community by Guru Gobind Singhji.

(image by Wolfgang Schuster)

SPECIFICATIONS
Ring composition: Aluminum Bronze
Center composition: CuNi
Weight: 7.71 g
Diameter: 27.00 mm

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

India 5 rupees 2006 - State Bank of India

New circulating type:

"State Bank of India"



(image taken from eBay)

SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: Stainless Steel
Weight: 6.00 g
Diameter: 23.00 mm
Edge: security

Friday, December 12, 2008

India 5 rupees 2007 - Khadi Villages

New circulating type:

"Khadi Villages"



(information and scans by Wolfgang Schuster)

SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: Stainless Steel
Weight: 6.00 g
Diameter: 23.00 mm
Edge: security

Friday, December 5, 2008

Latvia 1 lats 2008 - Chimney sweep

New circulating commemorative:



LINK: Bank of Latvia

SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: CuNi
Diameter: 21.75 mm
Weight: 4.80 g
Edge: inscriptions
Artists: Daina Lapina and Laura Medne


They also released a very nice non circulating silver 1 lats:



(information by Andris Brutans and Pabitra Saha)

Thursday, December 4, 2008

India 5 rupees 2006 - ONGC

New circulating type:

"Golden Jubilee of the Oil and Natural Gas Corporation"

Although it was released in 2006 it is starting to be seen in 2008.



(information by Robert Brokl)

SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: Stainless Steel
Weight: 6.00 g
Diameter: 23.00 mm
Edge: security

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Gibraltar 2007 - Diamond Wedding

New circulating commemoratives:



(info and images by Wolfgang Schuster)

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Finland 2 euros 2008 - Human Rights

New bimetallic circulating commemorative:

"Human Rights"



LINK: European Central Bank
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

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Egypt 10 piastres 2008

New circulating type:

10 piastres 2008

New size and material for this denomination.




SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: possibly CuNi plated steel
Diameter: 19.00 mm
Edge: plain

Friday, November 28, 2008

Monday, November 24, 2008

Sri Lanka 2 rupees 2008 - EPF

New circulating commemorative:

"Employers Provident Fund (EPF) - 50th Anniversary"



(information and image from Kavan Ratnatunga)

Further info: Kavan Ratnatunga's site
LINK: Central Bank of Sri Lanka

SPECIFICATIONS
Alloy: Nickel Plated Steel
Diameter: 28.50 mm
Thickness: 1.80 mm
Weight: 7.00 gms
Edge: Milled
Mint: Llantrisant Royal Mint

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Nepal 100 rupees 2008 - German relations

New circulating commemorative:

"50 years of the Nepal-Germany diplomatic relations"



(information and image by Wolfgang Schuster)

LINK: Central Bank of Nepal

SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: Silver
Diameter: 32.00 mm
Edge: reeded

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Tristan da Cunha 2008 coin set - Stoltenhoff Island

New coin set:

According to Elizabeth Marriott, secretary of the Tristan da Cunha Association, this is an official legal tender set, although non circulating:

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Monday, November 17, 2008

Friday, November 14, 2008

Macedonia 2008 new coins

Two new coin denominations in Macedonia:

"10 and 50 dinara"



(my thanks to Viktor Ristovski and Pabitra Saha for their info)

LINK: National Bank of the Republic of Macedonia

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Papua New Guinea 2007 - St John Ambulance

New commemorative: 50 toea

"50 years of St. John Ambulance in PNG"



(my thanks to Wolfgang Schuster and Pabitra Saha for their info)

LINK: Bank of Papua New Guinea
LINK: Order of St John

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Russia 10 roubles 2008 - Azov & Smolensk

2 new bimetallic circulating commemoratives:

"Ancient Russian Towns: Azov"
"Ancient Russian Towns: Smolensk"



LINK: Bank of Russia

SPECIFICATIONS
Diameter: 27.00 mm
Edge: corrugated with inscription

Monday, November 10, 2008

Papua New Guinea 2008 - Bank's 35th anniversary

New commemoratives:

"Bank of Papua New Guinea 35th anniversary"

2 new coins are available, a bimetallic 2 kina item plus a colourized 50 toea.



(my thanks to Alex Zlotin and Pabitra Saha for their info)

LINK: Bank of Papua New Guinea

Monday, November 3, 2008

Friday, October 31, 2008

Canada 25 cents 2008 - End of WWI

New circulating commemorative:

"90th Anniversary of the End of WWI"



LINK: Royal Canadian Mint

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Kazakhstan 50 tenge 2008

New circulating commemoratives:



LINK: National Bank of Kazakhstan

SPECIFICATIONS
Weight: 11.37 g
Diameter: 31.00 mm
Thickness: 2.00 mm
Edge: grooved with 10 sectors of corrugation
Mintage: 50,000

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Tajikistan 5 somoni 2008

New bimetallic:

It is dedicated to the 1150 anniversary of the founder of classic Persian (Tajik) literature Abuabdullo Rudaki.



LINK: National Bank of Tajikistan

Friday, October 17, 2008

Brunei 1 sen 2008

New circulating type:

This new one cent coin is made of copper and zinc and is yellowish in color, while the present coin is made up of only copper and is brownish in color.



(information and image by Pabitra Saha)

Friday, October 10, 2008

Portugal 2.5 euros 2008 - Fado

New circulating commemorative:



LINK: Casa da Moeda

SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: CuNi
Diameter: 28.00 mm
Weight: 12.00 g
Mintage: 150,000
Artist: Vitor Santos

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Portugal 2 euros 2008 - Human Rights

New circulating commemorative:

"60 years from Universal Declaration of Human Rights"



LINK: Casa da Moeda

SPECIFICATIONS
Diameter: 25.75 mm
Weight: 8.50 g
Mintage: 1,000,000
Artist: João Duarte

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Spain 12 euros 2008

New silver circulating commemorative:

"International Year of Planet Earth"



LINK: 12 euros 2008 article by Ruyman
LINK: Spanish mint

This coin is legal tender only in the Spanish territory.

SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: Ag 0.925
Weight: 18.00 g
Diameter: 33.00 mm
Edge: plain
Mintage: 2,000,000

Monday, September 22, 2008

Nepal 1 rupee 2008

New circulating type:

This is the second coin in Republic series. The first one was 2 Rupees coin. These coins do not have the name of the King and represent the country after the Shah Dynasty was deposed.

This coin confirms that the Obverse design is now standard with Mount Everst and "Sagarmatha" (name of Everest in Nepali) as the inscription.



(information and image by Pabitra Saha)

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Denmark 20 krone 2008 - SHIPS: Royal Yacht Dannebrog

New circulating commemorative:

"SHIPS: Royal Yacht Dannebrog"



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
Designer: Henrik Wiberg

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Friday, August 29, 2008

Sri Lanka 5 rupees 2007 - Cricket World Cup

New circulating commemorative:

"Cricket World Cup"



(information from Pabitra Saha)
(image from Kavan Ratnatunga)

Further info: Kavan Ratnatunga's site
LINK: Central Bank of Sri Lanka

SPECIFICATIONS
Alloy: brass plated steel
Diameter: 23.50 mm
Thickness: 2.70 mm
Weight: 7.70 gms
Edge: Milled with incuse CBSL
Mint: Llantrisant Royal Mint
Artist: M. H. Hasitha Chanka

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Russia 10 roubles 2008

2 new bimetallic circulating commemoratives:

"Ancient Russian Towns: Priozersk"
"Russian Regions: Republic of Kabardino-Balkaria"



LINK: Bank of Russia

SPECIFICATIONS
Diameter: 27.00 mm
Edge: corrugated with inscription

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Rwanda 100 francs 2007

New circulating bimetallic:



(image from Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club)

Monday, August 25, 2008

Australia 50 cents 2008 - Australia II's Victory

New circulating commemorative:

"25th Anniversary of Australia II's Victory"



LINK: Royal Australian Mint

SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: CuNi
Weight: 15.55 g
Diameter: 31.51 mm
Mintage: Unlimited

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Denmark 20 krone 2008 - SHIPS: Sea Stalion

New circulating commemorative:

"SHIPS: Sea Stalion"



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
Designer: Erik Varming

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Zimbabwe 2003/08 - 10 & 25 dollars

New circulating types:



Although they were minted in 2003, they've released in 2008.

(information by P.K.Saha, image taken from eBay)

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

India 50 paise 2008 - New design

New circulating type:



(information by P.K.Saha and Wolfgang Schuster)

Monday, August 18, 2008

India 2 rupees 2007 - Air Force

New circulating commemorative:

"Indian Air Force Platinum Jubilee"



(information by Alex Zlotin)

Monday, July 21, 2008

Russia 10 & 50 kopecks 2006

New circulating types:

Since the 2nd half of 2006 new variety of the coins with denominations of 10 kopecks and 50 kopecks are present in the circulation.
The material, edges and weights are different.



10K SPECIFICATIONS
Weight: 1.85 g (before: 1.95 g)
Material: brass clad steel (before: brass)
Edge: plain (before: reeded)

50K SPECIFICATIONS
Weight: 2.75 g (before: 2.90 g)
Material: brass clad steel (before: brass)
Edge: plain (before: reeded)


LINK: Bank of Russia

Friday, July 11, 2008

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Australia 1 dollar 2008 - Mary MacKillop

New circulating commemorative:

"Mary MacKillop"

Mary MacKillop, born in Victoria 1842, was a teacher and Catholic nun.
Mary founded the Order of the Sisters of St Joseph and set up a parish school for
underprivileged children in South Australia.
This was the first religious order to be founded by an Australian.
Under Mary's guidance, the order established schools and charitable institutions across Australia and was devoted to the care of orphans, neglected children, the homeless, sick and aged.
In 1995, Mary MacKillop was beatified by Pope John Paul II. The process which could lead to her canonisation is underway.
It is hoped she will be declared Saint Mary MacKillop.



LINK: Royal Australian Mint

SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: Aluminium Bronce
Weight: 9.00 g
Diameter: 25.00 mm
Mintage: Unlimited

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

South Africa 5 rand 2008 - Mandela

New circulating bimetallic:

"Nelson Mandela 90th birthday"



(information by Wolfgang Schuster)

Friday, July 4, 2008

Nicaragua 10 cordobas 2007

New circulating type:



LINK: Central Bank of Nicaragua

SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: 78%Copper 22%Zinc plated Steel core
Weight: 8.50 g
Diameter: 26.50 mm
Width: 2.20 mm
Edge: plain with "BCN"
Latent image: BCN/10
Mint: British Royal Mint


Thursday, July 3, 2008

Japan 500 yen 2008 - Brazil Immigration

New circulating commemorative:

"Centenary of the Japanese Immigration to Brazil"



LINK: Japan Mint
LINK: Japan Ministry of Finance

SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: 72%Copper 20%Zinc 8%Nickel
Weight: 7.00 g
Diameter: 26.50 mm

Monday, June 30, 2008

Thailand 10 baht 2008 - Sirirat Hospital

New circulating bimetallic:

"120th Anniversary Sirirat Hospital"

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

UAE 1 dirham 2007

2 new circulating commemoratives:



(information and images by Wolfgang Schuster)

LINK: Central Bank of the UAE

SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: CuNi
Weight: 6.40 g
Diameter: 24.00 mm