Monday, February 22, 2010

Spain 2 euro 2010 - Cordoba Mosque

New bimetallic circulating commemorative:



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, February 19, 2010

Luxembourg 2 euro 2010

New bimetallic circulating commemorative:



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, February 18, 2010

Germany 2 euro 2010 - Bremen

New bimetallic circulating commemorative:



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, February 17, 2010

Bolivia - 5 bolivianos 2010

New circulating bimetallic type:

"Estado Plurinacional de Bolivia"



(image taken from eBay)

LINK: Banco Central de Bolivia

Monday, February 15, 2010

Canada 2010 Olympic contest with the Royal Mint



As the 2010 Vancouver Olympics are going to be held, the Royal Canadian Mint is doing a coin contest to find out who is the ultimate olympic fan. The two lucky persons will be awarded by printing their face on the 100 collector medals each which are going to be presented: a $10,000 value!

There are two ways to enter into competition:
1. Submit a short video of yourself (which is of 30 seconds) or,
2. Submit a photo or short essay (up to 250 words)

As the contest is mostly for Olympic fans, this is a great contest to follow for coin collectors as well.

Details here: http://face.mint.ca

Friday, February 12, 2010

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

India 5 rupees 2009 - Perarignar Anna

"Birth Centenary of Perarignar Anna"



(image and information by Ashwin Lobo and Pabitra Saha)

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Norway 10 krone 2010 - Ole Bull

New circulating commemorative:

"Ole Bull"



(information by Pat Clay and Pabitra Saha)

LINK: Norges Bank

SPECIFICATIONS
Diameter: 24,00 mm
Thickness: 2,00 mm
Weight: 6,8 gr
Alloy: 81% Cu, 10% Zn, 9% Ni
Edge: Alternate plain/milled
Designers: Ingrid Austlid Rise, Wenche Gulbransen

Friday, February 5, 2010

Canada 25 cents 2009 - Cindy Klassen

New circulating commemorative:

"Cindy Klassen"

Both normal and coloured versions are available.



(information by Pabitra Saha and Alex Zlotin)

LINK: Royal Canadian Mint

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Poland 2 zlotys 2010 - First 2 coins

New circulating commemoratives:

65th anniversary of liberation of KL Auschwitz-Birkenau"
Polish Olympic Team Vancouver 2010




LINK: National Bank of Poland
LINK: Polish State Mint

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

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Poland 2 zlotys 2009 - Last 2 coins

New circulating commemoratives:

Polish Painters of the Turn of 19th and 20th Centuries: "Wladyslaw Strzeminski (1893-1952)"
70th anniversary of creating the Polish underground state




LINK: National Bank of Poland
LINK: Polish State Mint

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

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Austria 5 euro 2010 - Winter Games

New silver commemoratives:

"Winter Games 2010"

The Winter Olympics will be held from 12th to 28th February in and around Vancouver on the west coast of Canada's British Columbia. More than 5000 athletes compete in 86 events for Olympic medals.

Each coin displays a winter discipline in which Austria is a world-leading performer. The first has as its theme ski jumping. One sees the helmeted ski-jumper captured in his flight from the end of the steep ramp against a background of trees in an alpine forest.

The second design shows a female snow-boarder as she performs a hair-raising air trick, flipping her snowboard up over the rim of the half-pipe in which they perform.



(information and image by Javier Telleria)

LINK: Austrian Mint

SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: silver .800
Diameter: 28.50 mm
Weight: 10.00 g
Edge: nine-sided, plain
Designers: Helmut Andexlinger and Thomas Pesendorfer

Monday, February 1, 2010

Lebanon - 50 livres 2006

New circulating type:

"50 livres 2006"



(image and information from Michael Reissner)