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