Friday, January 28, 2011

Luxembourg 2 euro 2011

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, January 27, 2011

Australia 1 dollar 2011 - Merino Ram

New circulating commemorative:

"Ram Design" from a old Australia Shilling coin

This new 1 Dollar Ram's head coin design continues the celebration in 2011 of Australian wool and the role it played in the development of modern Australia. The original design of the ram was modeled on a champion Merino at the Annual Sydney Sheep Show in 1932 and came to be known as the Shilling Ram.



(information and image by Peter Kaminsky and Pabitra Saha)

LINK: Royal Australian Mint

SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: Aluminium Bronce
Weight: 9.00 g
Diameter: 25.00 mm
Designer: G. K. Gray

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Iran 2010 - New denominations

New 2010 denominations: 2,000 and 5,000 rials



The actual real coins:



(images by Ali Nasseri)
(pictures from eBay seller numisfila1960)
(information by Michael Reissner)

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Gibraltar 5 pence 2010

New circulating type:



(information by Wolfgang Schuster)
(image from Dave Evenson)

Friday, January 21, 2011

Switzerland 10 francs 2011 - Bern Onion Market

New bimetallic commemorative:

"Bern Onion Market (Zibelemärit)"



LINK: The Onion Market
LINK: Swiss Mint

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Egypt 50 piastres 2007 - 2 types

I found 2 types of KM942.2: the numerals are clearly different styles. Cleopatra's hair and face are quite different too.



2007 in detail:



Hair and 1368 in detail:



Head and tiara in detail:



Any information about their minting places will be great! Please send clues, and then find them here:

Gerhard Schön: one was minted in Cairo, the other one in Llantrisant.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Germany 2 euro 2011 - Cologne

New bimetallic circulating commemorative:



The cathedral:



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, January 18, 2011

Slovakia 2 euro 2011 - Visegrad Group

New bimetallic circulating commemorative:

"20 years of The Visegrad Group"

The Visegrad Group (also known as the "Visegrad Four" or simply "V4") is an alliance of four Central European states (Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia) for the purposes of cooperation and furthering their European integration.
It was formed on 15th February 1991 at a meeting of the President of the Czechoslovak Republic, Václav Havel, the President of the Republic of Poland, Lech Walesa, and the Prime Minister of the Republic of Hungary, József Antall.
This high-level meeting in Visegrad, Hungary, created an imaginary historical arch linking the idea of this meeting to the idea of a similar meeting, which took place there in 1335 and was attended by John of Luxembourg, King of Bohemia, Charles Robert, King of Hungary, and Casimir III, King of Poland. The central motif of the two meetings was the desire to intensify mutual cooperation and friendship among the three Central European states.



LINK: Central Bank of Slovakia
LINK: The Visegrad Group
LINK: Visegrad Group in Wikipedia

(image from www.eurofischer.de)

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, January 17, 2011

Uruguay 2011

New circulating coins:



(information by Michael Reissner)
(image from great site www.monedasuruguay.com)

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

Friday, January 14, 2011

Spain 2 euro 2011 - Alhambra of Granada

New bimetallic circulating commemorative:

"Court of the Lions in the Alhambra"



Picture of the Court of the Lions:



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, January 13, 2011

Panama 2011 bimetallic 1 & 2 balboas

New circulating bimetallics:



Updates from january 2013: Juan Carlos Jiménez, a well known expert on Panama coins tells that although the issue of the 2 balboas coin was planned (and even has a coinage law), it seems that has not been struck yet.

(information and images from www.worldbcnews.com)

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Netherlands 2 euro 2011 - Erasmus

New bimetallic circulating commemorative:

"Erasmus and 500th anniversary of The Praise of Folly"



(information by Gijs Vlothuizen)

SPECIFICATIONS
Catalog number: KM298 (thanks to Gijs)
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, January 11, 2011

Poland 2 zlotys 2011 - Badger

New circulating commemorative:

"Animals of the World: European Badger (Meles meles)"



(information by Adam Spychala)

LINK: National Bank of Poland
LINK: Polish State Mint

SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: Nordic gold, CuAl5Zn5Sn1
Weight: 8.15 g
Diameter: 27.00 mm
Mintage: 1500000

Monday, January 10, 2011

Gambia 2008 - Magnetic types

New circulating types:

This new coins are magnetic, while previous 1998 items (KM58 & KM59) were CuNi (non magnetic).



(information and image by Wolfgang Schuster)