Thursday, March 26, 2009

India 5 rupees 2007 - First War of Independence

"150 years - First War of Independence"



(image and information by Shabbir Disawala)

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Luxembourg 2 euro 2009

New bimetallic circulating commemorative:

"90th Anniversary of Grand Duchess Charlotte's Accession to the Throne"



(image taken from eBay)

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, March 17, 2009

Lithuania 1 litas 2009 - Vilnius

New circulating commemorative:

"Vilnius - European Capital of Culture 2009"



LINK: Bank of Lithuania

SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: CuNi
Diameter: 22.30 mm
Weight: 6.25 g
Mintage: 1,000,000
Artist: Vytautas Narutis


(information by Remigijus)

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Canada 1 dollar 2009 - Montreal Canadiens

New circulating commemorative:



(information by Pat Clay)

LINK: Royal Canadian Mint

Monday, March 9, 2009

Denmark 10 kroner 2009 - Northern Lights

New circulating commemorative:

"International Polar Year: Northern Lights"



(thanks to Peter Kaminsky for the information)

LINK: Denmark National Bank

SPECIFICATIONS
Artists: Morten Stræde & Mogens Møller
Composition: Aluminium Bronze, 92%Cu6%Al2%Ni
Diameter: 23.35 mm
Thickness: 2.30 mm
Weight: 7.00 g
Edge: smooth

Monday, March 2, 2009

Iran 2009 - New designs

New circulating types:

The Central Bank of Iran (CBI) issued new design of 250 & 500 Rials coins and a new denomination (1000 Rials) in current coins. These coins have new designs in reverse having "Feyziyeh School", "Saadi tomb", and "Khajou Bridge in Isfahan" respectively.



(images and information by Pabitra Saha and Ali Nasseri)