Sunday, December 13, 2009

Bolivia - 2010 new coins

New circulating coins:

"Estado Plurinacional de Bolivia"

The 50 centavos item of the new series is ready. With the legend "Estado Plurinacional de Bolivia" instead of "Republica de Bolivia". In 2010 we'll see the 10 and 20 centavos, plus the 1, 2 and 5 bolivianos.
They have been and will be progressively minted in 2010 by "Casa de Moneda Chile" (Chile Mint).



(information and images by Pabitra Saha)

LINK: Banco Central de Bolivia

Friday, December 11, 2009

North Korea - Redenomination

New circulating coins:

1 New Won = 100 Old Won

1 jeon and 5 jeon coins were minted in 2008 and bear the issuing year, whereas the 1 won coin and 50 and 10 jeon coins bear year 2002.
Therefore, there is a high possibility that they were printed in 2002 when the July 1st Economic Management Reform Measures were adopted.



(information and images by Fran Pascual and Glen Warren)

LINK: Daily NK

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Gibraltar 50 pence 2009 - Christmas

New circulating type:



(information and image by Michael Reissner)

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Latvia 1 lats 2009 - Christmas tree

New circulating commemorative:



(information by Ivan and Pat Clay)

LINK: Bank of Latvia

SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: CuNi
Diameter: 21.75 mm
Weight: 4.80 g
Edge: inscriptions
Mint: Staatliche Münze Berlin

Sunday, November 29, 2009

United Kingdom 2010 new types

New circulating commemoratives:

"50 pence Girl Guides Centenary"



SPECIFICATIONS
Material: CuNi
Weight: 8.00 g
Diameter: 27.30 mm
Edge: plain
Obverse designer: Jonathan Evans and Donna Hainan


"1 pound City Series: London & Belfast"



SPECIFICATIONS
Material: Nickel-brass
Weight: 9,50 g
Diameter: 22,50 mm
Edge: Inscription
Obverse designer: Stuart Devlin


"2 pounds Florence Nightingale - 100th anniversary of her death"



SPECIFICATIONS
Material: CuNi / Nickel-brass (Bimetallic)
Weight: 12,00 g
Diameter: 28,40 mm
Edge: Inscription
Obverse designer: Gordon Summer


(information by Peter Kaminsky)

LINK: British Royal Mint

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Colombia - 50 pesos 2007 & 2008

New circulating type. It is magnetic, as it has a steel core. So, it is a new KM, different from KM283.1 and KM283.2, although the design is exactly the same.



(information by Guillermo Granados)
(picture by Alexander Montaña)

Notes from Wolfgang Schuster: the vast majority of the ordinary 50 pesos issues from 2007 and 2008 are still in the old metal, non magnetic. In addition to those there are very very few and really difficult to find of these magnetic types.

LINK: Colombia Coin Patterns and Krause Corrections by Guillermo Granados

Friday, November 27, 2009

Australia 2010 - Burke and Wills expedition

New commemoratives:

"150 years of Burke and Wills expedition"



(information by Pabitra Saha)

LINK: Royal Australian Mint

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Kyrgyzstan - 10 som 2009

New circulating value:



(information by Ivan)

LINK: National Bank of the Kyrgyz Republic
LINK: Coins of CIS and Baltic countries

SPECIFICATIONS:
Composition: nickel plated steel
Diameter: 24.50 mm
Weight: 5.40 g


Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Japan 500 yen 2009 - 20th years of Akihito's enthronement

New circulating commemorative:

"20th years of emperor Akihito's enthronement"



LINK: Japan Mint
LINK: Japan Ministry of Finance

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

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Canada 25 cents 2009 - Womens Hockey 2002

New circulating commemorative:

"Olympic moments - Womens Hockey 2002"

Both normal and coloured versions are available.



(information by Pabitra Saha and Alex Zlotin)

LINK: Royal Canadian Mint

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Denmark 20 krone 2009 - SHIPS: Faroese boat

New circulating commemorative:

"SHIPS: Faroese boat"



The Faroese boat is a light, clinker-built, slender and very seaworthy open wooden boat. Its characteristics include a curved sheer line with a high bow and stern. It also bears some resemblance to a Viking ship. Over time it has been developed into a unique construction not found elsewhere in the world.

(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
Designer: Hans Pauli Olsen

Monday, November 16, 2009

Australia 1 dollar 2009 - Steve Irwin

New circulating commemorative:

"Steve Irwin, wildlife specialist"



(information by Pabitra Saha)

LINK: Royal Australian Mint

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

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Niue 2009 - Official non circulating set

New official coin set from Niue 2009:



Although it is official, it is not issued for circulation.

LINK: New Zealand Mint
LINK: For sale at Joel Anderson's site

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Canada 25 cents 2009 - Speed Skating

New circulating commemorative:

"Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games"



LINK: Royal Canadian Mint
LINK: Vancouver 2010

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Poland 2 zlotys 2009 - 2 more coins

New circulating commemoratives:

25th Anniversary of the Death of Father Jerzy Popieluszko
Poles Who Saved the Jews: Irena Sendlerowa, Zofia Kossak-Szczucka and Sister Matylda Getter




LINK: National Bank of Poland
LINK: Polish State Mint

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

Friday, November 6, 2009

Kazakhstan 50 tenge 2009 - Porcupine

New circulating commemorative:

"Animals: Porcupine"



(information and image by Gijs)

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

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Turkmenistan 2010 bimetallics

New bimetallic coins in Turkmenistan planned for 2010:



Images taken from this great site:

LINK: Coins of CIS and Baltic countries

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Russia 10 roubles 2009 - Kirov

New bimetallic circulating commemorative:

"Russian Regions: Kirov Region"



(information by Antony)

LINK: Bank of Russia

Monday, October 26, 2009

Portugal 1.5 euros 2009 - Morabitino of Sancho 2nd

New circulating commemorative:

"Série Tesouros Numismáticos - O Morabitino de D. Sancho II"



LINK: Casa da Moeda

SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: CuNi
Diameter: 26.50 mm
Weight: 8.00 g
Mintage: 100,000
Artist: Rui Vasquez

Friday, October 23, 2009

Canada 25 cents 2009 - Mens Hockey 2002

New circulating commemorative:

"Olympic moments - Mens Hockey 2002"

Both normal and coloured versions are available.



(information by Peter Kaminsky and Alex Zlotin)

LINK: Royal Canadian Mint

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Isle of Man 50 pence 2009 - Five Gold Rings

New circulating commemorative:

"Christmas - Five Gold Rings"

This is the fifth coin in the "Twelve Days of Christmas" series.



(information by Peter Kaminsky)

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

United Kingdom 50 pence 2009 - High Jumping

New circulating commemorative:

Olympic Games London 2012 - Blue Peter Design - High Jumping



Launched in January 2009, the Blue Peter Competition gave the children of the UK the chance to design a 50p coin to mark the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
The competition was open to children aged between six and 12 and was to focus on the sport of Athletics.
The remaining 28 designs will be revealed early next year. Each coin will represent one of the 29 sports scheduled to take place at London 2012.

(info and image by Peter Kaminsky)

LINK: British Royal Mint

Monday, October 19, 2009

Turkey 2009 - New commemoratives

Turkey mint issued new items:



And these two bimetallics:



(information and images by Thomas Fehlhauer)

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Netherlands 5 euros 2009 - Japan

New silver plated commemorative:

"400 Years Netherlands-Japan"



(information and image by Bert van Haag)

LINK: Royal Dutch Mint

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Sri Lanka 1000 rupees 2009 - Army

New circulating commemorative:

"60th Anniversary of the Army"



(information and image from Pabitra Saha)

Further info: Kavan Ratnatunga's site

SPECIFICATIONS
Alloy: CuNi
Diameter: 28.50 mm
Thickness: 2.30 mm
Weight: 8.25 gms
Edge: Milled
Mint: Royal Mint

Friday, October 9, 2009

Japan 500 yen 2009 - Ibaraki & Nara

New bimetallic commemoratives:

"Japan prefectures: Ibaraki & Nara"

Ibaraki obverse design: Kairakuen Garden and Plum Tree or Japanese Apricot Tree. Kairakuen Garden is located in Mito city and is known as one of the three famous traditional gardens in Japan. It was created in 1842 and is famous for plum blossom viewing.

Nara obverse design: Kentoshi-sen (Ship for Imperial Japanese Envoy to China in the Tang Dynasty). Japanese envoys to the Tang Dynasty played an important role in international cultural exchange during the Asuka and Nara periods in ancient Japan. The design was taken from Toseiden-emaki, scrolls showing the history of Ganjin, a Chinese monk who propagated Buddhism in Japan. He came to Japan by Kentoshi-sen and opened the Toshodaiji Temple.



(information and images by Antonio Barrena)

LINK: Japan Mint

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Kazakhstan 50 tenge 2009 - T. Basenov

New circulating commemorative:

"100th anniversary of T. Basenov"



(information and image by Gijs)

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

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Russia 10 roubles 2009 - Komi

New bimetallic circulating commemorative:

"Russian Regions: Republic of Komi"



(information by Antony)

LINK: Bank of Russia

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Australia 1 dollar 2009 - Age Pension

New circulating commemorative:

"Centenary of the Age Pension"



(information by Pabitra Saha and Ben Vreke)

LINK: Royal Australian Mint

SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: Aluminium Bronce
Weight: 9.00 g
Diameter: 25.00 mm
Mintage: Unlimited
Designer: W. Pietranik

Monday, October 5, 2009

Pakistan 10 rupee 2009 - Peoples Republic of China

New circulating commemorative:



(information by Pabitra Saha)

LINK: State Bank of Pakistan

SPECIFICATIONS
Material: CuNi
Weight: 8.25 g
Diameter: 27.50 mm


Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Belgium 2 euro 2009 - Louis Braille

New bimetallic circulating commemorative:

"Louis Braille"



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

Friday, September 25, 2009

Italy 2 euro 2009 - Louis Braille

New bimetallic circulating commemorative:

"Louis Braille"



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

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Germany 2 euros 2009 - Saarland

New bimetallic circulating commemorative:



This is the real building:



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

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

San Marino 2 euros 2009

New bimetallic circulating commemorative:

"Innovation"



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

Monday, September 21, 2009

Mexico 5 pesos 2009 - 2 more items

New circulating bimetallic commemoratives:

Independence: Agustín de Iturbide
Revolution: Luis Cabrera



LINK: Banco de Mexico

Friday, September 18, 2009

Qatar 2008 new types

New circulating types from 2008:

1 dirham 2008 copper clad steel (magnetic) and new coat of arms:



25 dirhams and 50 dirhams 2008 CuNi clad steel (magnetic):



(images and information by Dr. Wolfgang Schuster)

LINK: Qatar Central Bank

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

India 5 rupees 2009 - Saint Alphonsa

"Saint Alphonsa Centenary"

Saint Alphonsa Muttathupadathu was a Catholic Saint, the second person of Indian origin to be canonized as a saint by the Roman Catholic Church, and the first canonized saint of the Syro-Malabar Catholic Church, an Oriental-rite Catholic Church.



(image and information by Pabitra Saha)

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Jamaica 2009 - New shaped coins

New circulating types:

1 and 10 dollars

New-shaped One and Ten Dollar coins went into general circulation on 8 September 2009.

The current heptagonal design of the One Dollar will be replaced by a round coin with the heptagonal shape within the circle. The coin continues to bear the portrait of The Right Excellent Sir Alexander Bustamante, National Hero. All other technical specifications remain unchanged.

The current scalloped-shaped design of the Ten Dollar will be replaced by a round coin with the scalloped shape within the circle. The coin continues to bear the portrait of The Right Excellent George William Gordon, National Hero. All other technical specifications remain unchanged.

Coins bearing the old designs remain legal tender and will continue to circulate alongside the new-shaped coins until the stock of the old-shaped coins is exhausted.



(information and images by Pabitra Saha)

LINK: Bank of Jamaica

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Kazakhstan 50 tenge 2009 - Betashar ceremony

New circulating commemorative:



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

Monday, August 31, 2009

Uzbekistan 100 som 2009 - 2200 years Tashkent

New circulating commemoratives:

2200 years Tashkent



(information and images by Michael Kaplan and Wolfgang Schuster)

LINK: Central Bank of the Republic of Uzbekistan

Friday, August 28, 2009

Poland 2 zlotys 2009 - Tatra Mountains Rescue Service

New circulating commemorative:

100th Anniversary of the Establishment of the Voluntary Tatra Mountains Rescue Service



LINK: National Bank of Poland
LINK: Polish State Mint

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

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Finland 2 euros 2009 - Year 1809

New bimetallic circulating commemorative:

"Celebration of the year 1809"

The Finnish Ministry of Finance has decided to issue a commemorative two-euro coin in celebration of the year 1809, in honour of the 200th anniversary of Finnish autonomy and the founding of Central Governmental Institutions in Finland.

The design of the coin reflects the first Diet of Finland assembled in the town of Porvoo in March 1809. On the obverse (national) side of the coin is the profile of the Porvoo Cathedral with stylised numbers 1809 above. The country emblem FI is on the left side and year mark 2009 on the right side of the coin. The coin has been designed by the sculptor Reijo Paavilainen.

The commemorative coins will be issued in October 2009. A total of 1,6 million coins will be struck. They are legal tender in all euro area countries.



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

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Thailand 10 baht 2009 - National Research Council

New circulating type:

50th Anniversary of National Research Council



(info and images by Santi Ponglertsakul)

Monday, August 24, 2009

Ukraine 5 hryvnia 2009 - Council of Europe

New bimetallic commemorative:

"60th Anniversary of the Council of Europe"



(information by Jacek Stacel)

LINK: National Bank of Ukraine

SPECIFICATIONS
Ring composition: CuNi
Center composition: CuAl5Zn5Sn1
Weight: 9.40 g
Diameter: 28.00 mm
Mintage: 45,000

Thursday, August 20, 2009

India 5 rupees 2007 - Unity in diversity

"Unity in diversity"



(image from eBay and information by Wolfgang Schuster)