Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Latvia 1 lats 2007 - Snowman

New circulating commemorative:



It's been struck in 2007 by Münze Österreich, Austria.

LINK: Bank of Latvia

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

Friday, December 21, 2007

Serbia 20 dinara 2007 - Dositej Obradovic

New circulating type:

"20 dinara: Dositej Obradovic"

(information provided by Srdjan Gligorin and Zlatko Viscevic)



LINK: National Bank of Serbia

SPECIFICATIONS
Alloy: 70% Cu, 12% Ni, 18% Zn
Diameter: 28,00 mm
Weight: 9,00 g


Friday, December 14, 2007

UAE 1 dirham 2007 - Zakum & Scouts

New circulating commemoratives in the United Arab Emirates:

"30 years of Zakum Development Company"
"UAE Scout Golden Jubilee"



(information and images by Gijs Vlothuizen from www.iwantallcoins.com)

LINK: Central Bank of the UAE

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


Thursday, December 13, 2007

Mexico 100 pesos 2007 - Veracruz, Yucatán & Zacatecas

"Mexican States collection 2: VERACRUZ, YUCATÁN & ZACATECAS"



LINK: Banco de Mexico

SPECIFICATIONS
Disc composition: Silver 0.925
Ring composition: Aluminium-Bronze
Weight: 33.967 g
Diameter: 39.00 mm
Edge: rifling

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Argentina 2 pesos 2007 - Oil

New circulating commemorative:

"100 years since the discovery of oil in Comodoro Rivadavia"



(information and image by Leandro Sebastián Inserra from www.numismaticapuntocom.com.ar)

LINK: Banco Central de la República Argentina

SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: CuNi
Weight: 10.40 g
Diameter: 30.00 mm
Mintage: 1,000,000
Artist: Carlos P Rodríguez Dufour


Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Thursday, November 29, 2007

Costa Rica 100 colones 2006 - New design

New circulating type minted in Germany. The coat of arms has few design differences. The edge has now continuous reeding, to help blind people distinguish them:



(information by Bernal Laverde)

LINK: Banco Central de Costa Rica
LINK: Press release (in Spanish)

Monday, November 26, 2007

Kyrgyzstan 2008

Kyrgyzstan will have circulation coins in 2008:

They are minted in Kazakhstan.



Coat of arms:



(information by Fabio Iorio)

LINK: National Bank of the Kyrgyz Republic
LINK: Coins of CIS and Baltic countries (superb site!!)


SPECIFICATIONS:

10 tyiyn
Composition: brass clad steel
Diameter: 15.00 mm
Weight: 1.30 g

50 tyiyn
Composition: brass clad steel
Diameter: 17.00 mm
Weight: 1.80 g

1 som
Composition: nickel clad steel
Diameter: 19.00 mm
Weight: 2.50 g

3 som
Composition: nickel clad steel
Diameter: 21.00 mm
Weight: 3.20 g

5 som
Composition: nickel clad steel
Diameter: 23.00 mm
Weight: 4.20 g


Tuesday, November 20, 2007

India 5 rupees 2007 - New design

New circulating type:



(information by P.K.Saha)

Thursday, November 8, 2007

Thailand 10 baht 2007 - 4 new items

New circulating bimetallics:

"75th Birthday of the Queen"



"International University Sports Federation"



"The Medical Technology Council"



"Administration Court Association Meeting"



(all images by Alfonso Saussol)

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Kazakhstan 50 tenge 2007

New circulating commemoratives:

"The First Space Satellite of the Earth"



"Platalea Leucorodia"



"Otan Insignia"



"Cutting the hobble"



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, October 26, 2007

Venezuela 2008 new coins

The new Bolivar Fuerte will be on the streets on january 1st 2008:



LINK: New coins
LINK: Venezuela Central Bank

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Argentina 2006 - New coin types

Argentina has changed the composition of the 5 and 10 centavos coins:



The previous types (KM109 and KM107) were made of Copper-Aluminium and had a reeded edge. The new types are made of Brass plated Steel and have a plain edge.

LINK: Argentina Central Bank
LINK: Numismaster by Krause

5 centavos
Composition: Brass plated Steel
Weight: 2.00 g
Diameter: 17.20 mm
Width: 1.40 mm
Edge: plain


10 centavos
Composition: Brass plated Steel
Weight: 2.20 g
Diameter: 18.20 mm
Width: 1.30 mm
Edge: plain


Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Mexico 100 pesos 2007 - Tlaxcala

"Mexican States collection 2: TLAXCALA"



LINK: Banco de Mexico

SPECIFICATIONS
Disc composition: Silver 0.925
Ring composition: Aluminium-Bronze
Weight: 33.967 g
Diameter: 39.00 mm
Edge: rifling

Friday, October 19, 2007

Finland 5 euro 2007 - Finnish Independency

New bimetallic commemorative:

"90th anniversary of Finnish independence"



Source: Mint of Finland

SPECIFICATIONS
Core composition: Nordic Gold, CuAl5Zn5Sn1
Ring composition: CuNi25
Diameter: 35.00 mm
Weight: 19.81 g
Mintage: 170,000 (20,000 proof)
Designer: Reijo Paavilainen

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Cyprus Euros

Designs of the 2008 Cyprus Euros are ready:



They will be minted at the Mint of Finland.

LINK: Cyprus euro coins
LINK: Mint of Finland
LINK: Euronumis

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Paraguay 2006 - New coin types

Paraguay has changed the composition of these 3 types, which were minted by the Mint of Slovakia (Mincovna Kremnica):



(information by Wolfgang Schuster)

LINK: Mint of Slovakia
LINK: Banco Central de Paraguay
LINK: Numismaster by Krause

50 guaranies
KM#191a
Composition: Aluminium
Weight: 1.00 g
Diameter: 19.00 mm
Width: 1.50 mm
Edge: plain
Mintage: 25,000,000


100 guaranies
KM#177b
Composition: Nickel-Steel
Weight: 3.73 g
Diameter: 21.00 mm
Width: 1.60 mm
Edge: plain
Mintage: 30,000,000


500 guaranies
Composition: Nickel-Steel
Weight: 4.75 g
Diameter: 23.00 mm
Width: 1.70 mm
Edge: plain
Mintage: 12,000,000


Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Saudi Arabia 50 halala AH1428/2007 - King Abdullah

New circulating type:



(information and image by Wolfgang Schuster)

SPECIFICATIONS
KM#68
Composition: CuNi
Weight: 6.50 g
Diameter: 26.00 mm

Monday, October 15, 2007

Poland 2 zlotys 2007 - Karol Szymanowski

New circulating commemorative:

"125th Anniversary of the Birth of Karol Szymanowski"



LINK: National Bank of Poland
LINK: Polish State Mint

SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: Nordic gold, CuAl5Zn5Sn1
Weight: 8.15 g
Diameter: 27.00 mm
Mintage: 990,000

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Poland 2 zlotys 2007 - Henryk Arctowski & Antoni B Dobrowolski

New circulating commemorative:

"Polish Travelers & Explorers: Henryk Arctowski & Antoni B Dobrowolski"



LINK: National Bank of Poland
LINK: Polish State Mint

SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: Nordic gold, CuAl5Zn5Sn1
Weight: 8.15 g
Diameter: 27.00 mm
Mintage: 990,000

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

India 5 rupees 2007 - Bal Gangadhar Tilak

New circulating type:



(information by Alex Zlotin)

Bal Gangadhar Tilak was a scholar, mathematician, philosopher, and militant nationalist who helped lay the foundation for India's independence. He founded and served as president of the Indian Home Rule League and, in 1916, concluded the Lucknow Pact with Mohammed Ali Jinnah, which provided for Hindu-Muslim unity in the struggle for independence.

Interesting biography in Wikipedia.

SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: CuNi
Weight: 8.85 g
Diameter: 23.00 mm
Edge: security

Monday, October 8, 2007

Malta Euros

Designs for the 2008 Maltese Euros are ready:



They will be minted at the French Mint (Monnaie de Paris), and they'll show a little F inside one of the stars.

LINK: Central Bank of Malta
LINK: Euronumis

Thursday, October 4, 2007

Poland 2 zlotys 2007 - City of Brzeg

New circulating commemorative:

"Polish cities: BRZEG"



The real building:



LINK: National Bank of Poland
LINK: Polish State Mint
LINK: Polish Cities Coins Program
LINK: Brzeg site

SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: Nordic gold, CuAl5Zn5Sn1
Weight: 8.15 g
Diameter: 27.00 mm
Mintage: 1,100,000

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Uruguay new coins

Future circulating coins:



(information by Michael Reissner)

LINK: Banco Central del Uruguay
LINK: Ruyman's Coin of the Month (in Spanish)

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Russia 10 roubles 2007 - Cities

3 new bimetallic circulating commemoratives:

"Ancient Russian Towns: Vologda, Veliky Ustyug and Gdov"



LINK: Bank of Russia

SPECIFICATIONS
Diameter: 27.00 mm
Edge: corrugated with inscription

Thursday, September 27, 2007

Denmark 10 krone 2007 - The Nightingale

New circulating commemorative:

"The Nightingale"

This coin will be issued on 25 October 2007.



(thanks to Pat Clay por the information)

LINK: Denmark National Bank

SPECIFICATIONS
Artist: Professor Torben Ebbesen
Composition: Aluminium Bronze, 92%Cu6%Al2%Ni
Diameter: 23.35 mm
Thickness: 2.30 mm
Weight: 7.00 g
Edge: smooth
Mintage: 1,200,000


Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Nepal 2 rupees 2007 - Mount Everest

New circulating commemorative:

"Mount Everest"

Brand new Rupee 2 regular coin issued by Nepal on September 2007 featuring Mount Everest on reverse and agriculture on obverse.



SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: Brass Plated Steel
Diameter: 29.00 mm

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Mexico 100 pesos 2007 - Tamaulipas

"Mexican States collection 2: TAMAULIPAS"



LINK: Banco de Mexico

SPECIFICATIONS
Disc composition: Silver 0.925
Ring composition: Aluminium-Bronze
Weight: 33.967 g
Diameter: 39.00 mm
Edge: rifling

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Yemen 20 rials 2006 - New coin

New circulating type:

The new 20 rials from 2006 is no longer bimetallic as that of 2004:

Thursday, September 6, 2007

Poland 2 zlotys 2007 - City of Stargard Szczecinski

New circulating commemorative:

"Polish cities: STARGARD SZCZECINSKI"



LINK: National Bank of Poland
LINK: Polish State Mint
LINK: Polish Cities Coins Program
LINK: Stargard Szczecinski site

SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: Nordic gold, CuAl5Zn5Sn1
Weight: 8.15 g
Diameter: 27.00 mm
Mintage: 1,100,000

Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Mexico 100 pesos 2007 - Tabasco

"Mexican States collection 2: TABASCO"



LINK: Banco de Mexico

SPECIFICATIONS
Disc composition: Silver 0.925
Ring composition: Aluminium-Bronze
Weight: 33.967 g
Diameter: 39.00 mm
Edge: rifling

Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Paraguay 1000 guaranies - New coin

New circulating value:

The Central Bank of Paraguay has introduced a new coin of 1000 guaranies in 2007, although it's date is 2006:



LINK: Banco Central del Paraguay

Monday, September 3, 2007

Iran 2007 new types

The Central Bank of the Islamic Republic of Iran released new types of 250 and 500 rials coins. The 500 rials item is no longer bimetallic:



(information by Ali Nasseri)

LINK: Central Bank of the I. R. of Iran


250 rials
Composition: CuAlNi
Diameter: 24.00 mm
Weight: 5.00 g
Thickness: 1.34 mm

500 rials
Composition: CuAlNi
Diameter: 25.50 mm
Weight: 6.35 g
Thickness: 1.50 mm

Thursday, August 30, 2007

Denmark 20 krone 2007 - SHIPS: Frigate Jylland

New circulating commemorative:

"SHIPS: Frigate Jylland"

The Frigate Jylland is the world's longest wooden ship and represents outstanding craftsmanship.
The Frigate was commissioned by the Royal Danish Navy and was involved in the Battle of Helgoland in 1864, in which it became a national symbol.
Later it became the royal ship of King Christian IX. Today the Frigate Jylland is a popular tourist attraction in Ebeltoft.



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

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Peru 5 centimos 2007 aluminium

New circulating type:

The Central Reserve Bank of Peru has released an aluminium 5 centimos coin, to be used in parallel with the brass type.



(information by David Velarde)

LINK: Banco Central de Reserva del Peru

SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: Aluminium
Diameter: 18.00 mm
Weight: 1.02 g
Edge: plain


Monday, August 27, 2007

India 2 rupees 2006 and 2007 - New designs

New circulating types:



The 2 rupees 2006 coin raised quite a bit of controversy due to a Christian cross being depicted. It may have been withdrawn:

Interesting reading HERE.

(information by Alex Zlotin)

Saturday, August 4, 2007

Poland 2 zlotys 2007 - Medieval Town of Torun

New circulating commemorative:

"Medieval Town of Torun"



View of the medieval town:



LINK: National Bank of Poland
LINK: Polish State Mint
LINK: Torun site

SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: Nordic gold, CuAl5Zn5Sn1
Weight: 8.15 g
Diameter: 27.00 mm
Mintage: 990,000

Friday, August 3, 2007

Poland 2 zlotys 2007 - Swidnica, Slupsk and Przemysl

New circulating commemoratives:

"Polish cities: SWIDNICA, SLUPSK and PRZEMYSL"



LINK: National Bank of Poland
LINK: Polish State Mint
LINK: Polish Cities Coins Program

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

Thursday, August 2, 2007

Europe 2 euro 2007 - Rome Treaty

New bimetallic circulating commemoratives:

"Rome Treaty"

These are the images of the designs for Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal and Slovenia.



LINK: Numi
LINK: Euronumis
LINK: European Central Bank
LINK: Eurocoin Pages

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

Wednesday, August 1, 2007

Mexico 100 pesos 2007 - Sonora

"Mexican States collection 2: SONORA"



LINK: Banco de Mexico

SPECIFICATIONS
Disc composition: Silver 0.925
Ring composition: Aluminium-Bronze
Weight: 33.967 g
Diameter: 39.00 mm
Edge: rifling

Monday, July 23, 2007

Mexico 100 pesos 2007 - Sinaloa

"Mexican States collection 2: SINALOA"



LINK: Banco de Mexico

SPECIFICATIONS
Disc composition: Silver 0.925
Ring composition: Aluminium-Bronze
Weight: 33.967 g
Diameter: 39.00 mm
Edge: rifling