Friday, March 30, 2012

Malta 2 euro 2012 - Ten years of the Euro

New bimetallic circulating commemorative:

"10 years of the Euro"



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 27, 2012

Poland 2 zlotys 2012 - National Museum in Warsaw

New circulating commemorative:

"150 Years of the National Museum in Warsaw"



SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: Nordic gold, CuAl5Zn5Sn1
Weight: 8.15 g
Diameter: 27.00 mm
Mintage: 800 000


LINK: National Bank of Poland
LINK: Polish State Mint

Kazakhstan 50 tenge 2012 - Nauryz

New commemorative:

"Customs and national games of Kazakhstan: Nauryz"

Nauryz is one of the oldest holidays on Earth. This holiday of spring and the renewed life of the Earth has been celebrated for over five thousand years by many cultures of the Middle and Central Asia and, according to some sources, by eastern Slavs as well.



(news and image by Gijs Vlothuizen)

SPECIFICATIONS
Weight: 11.37 g
Diameter: 31.00 mm
Thickness: 2.00 mm
Edge: grooved with 10 sectors of corrugation
Mintage: 300 000


LINK: National Bank of Kazakhstan
LINK: Nauryz holiday

Monday, March 26, 2012

East Caribbean States - 25 cents 2010

New circulating type:

Letters are of different style than in previous years. Also, the 2010 type has steel core, it's attracted to magnets.



(information and scan by Ante Jeroncic)

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Peru 1 nuevo sol 2012 - Piedra de Saywite

New circulating type:

"Piedra de Saywite (Sayhuite monolith)"

This is the 8th coin of the series "Wealth and Pride of Peru":



LINK: Peru Central Bank
LINK: Piedra de Saywite

SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: CuNi
Diameter: 25.50 mm
Weight: 7.32 g
Mintage 10 million


(images and information by David Velarde)

The previous coins of the series:

1. Tumi de oro (2010)
2. Sarcofagos de Karajia (2010)
3. Estela de Raimondi (2010)
4. Chullpas de Sillustani (2011)
5. Monasterio de Santa Catalina (2011)
6. Machu Picchu (2011)
7. Gran Pajatén (2011)

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Italy 2 euro 2012 - Ten years of the Euro

New bimetallic circulating commemorative:

"10 years of the Euro"



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


Sunday, March 18, 2012

Ukraine 1 hrivnya 2012 - UEFA Euro 2012

New circulating commemorative:

"Final tournament of the 2012 UEFA European Football Championship"



(information and image by Peter Kaminsky and Egon Conti)

SPECIFICATIONS
Material: Aluminum Bronze
Weight: 6.80 g
Diameter: 26.00 mm
Thickness: 1.85 mm
Artist: Volodymyr Demianenko
Mintage: 5 million


LINK: National Bank of Ukraine

Russia 10 roubles 2012 - Russian Statehood

New circulating commemorative:

"1150th Anniversary of the Origin of the Russian Statehood"



SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: brass plated steel
Weight: 5.63 g
Diameter: 22.00 mm
Thickness: 2.20 mm
Edge: reeded and plain sections
Mintage: 10 million


(information by Antony)

LINK: Bank of Russia

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Ukraine 5 hryvnia 2012 - Glassblower

New commemorative:

"Glassblowing"



SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: CuNiZn
Weight: 16.54 g
Diameter: 35.00 mm
Mintage: 35 000


(information by Gijs Vlothuizen)

LINK: National Bank of Ukraine

Monday, March 12, 2012

Poland 2 zlotys 2012 - Stefan Banach

New circulating commemorative:

"Stefan Banach"



SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: Nordic gold, CuAl5Zn5Sn1
Weight: 8.15 g
Diameter: 27.00 mm
Mintage: 800 000


LINK: National Bank of Poland
LINK: Polish State Mint

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Poland 2 zlotys 2012 - Polish Radio

New circulating commemorative:

"50 Years of the Third Programme of the Polish Radio"



SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: Nordic gold, CuAl5Zn5Sn1
Shape: Spanish Flower
Weight: 8.15 g
Diameter: 27.00 mm
Mintage: 800 000


LINK: National Bank of Poland
LINK: Polish State Mint

Poland 2 zlotys 2012 - Poles Who Saved the Jews

New circulating commemorative:

"Poles Who Saved the Jews: the Ulma, Baranek and Kowalski Families"



SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: Nordic gold, CuAl5Zn5Sn1
Weight: 8.15 g
Diameter: 27.00 mm
Mintage: 800 000


LINK: National Bank of Poland
LINK: Polish State Mint

Monday, March 5, 2012

Russia 25 roubles 2012 - Sochi 2014 Winter Games mascots

New circulating commemorative:

"XXII Olympic and XI Paralympic Winter Games in 2014 in Sochi"



(news by Antony and Pabitra Saha)

SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: CuNi
Diameter: 27.00 mm
Edge: corrugated
Mintage: 10 000 000


LINK: Bank of Russia
LINK: Sochi 2014

Spain 30 euro 2012 - Ten years of the Euro

New silver commemorative:

"10 years of the Euro"



Thursday, March 1, 2012

Netherlands 5 euro 2012 - Tulip

New commemorative:

"400 years of diplomatic relations between the Netherlands and Turkey"



(information by Gijs Vlothuizen)

SPECIFICATIONS
Material: Silver plated copper
Diameter: 29.00 mm
Weight: 10.50 g


LINK: Royal Dutch Mint