Friday, August 31, 2012

Australia 50 cents 2012 & 2013 - 3 new types

New commemoratives:

50 cents 2013 - "50 Years of the Bathurst Endurance Race"
50 cents 2012 - "Lunar Year of the Dragon"
50 cents 2013 - "50th anniversary of Surfing Australia"



(information and images by Peter Kaminsky)

SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: CuNi
Weight: 15.55 g
Diameter: 31.51 mm
Shape: 12-sided (14-sided in Dragon type)
Edge: plain
Designers: D. Neale (Bathurst), A. Vorodeyev (Dragon) and A. Stokic (Surfing)


LINK: Royal Australian Mint

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Brunei 2012 - Silver dirhams

New silver commemoratives:

1, 2 and 3 dirham silver issues. They are legitimate items, confirmed by His Majesty the Sultan of Brunei, although, obviously, non circulating ones.



Closer details:



(information by Pabitra Saha and Aidan Work)

China 1 yuan 2012 - Year of the dragon

New circulating commemorative:

1 yuan: 2012 - Year of the Dragon
Mintage: 80 million



(info and image by Pabitra Saha)

Canada 1 dollar 2012 - Grey Cup

New circulating commemorative:

"100th Anniversary of the Grey Cup"



(news by Pabitra Saha)

LINK: Royal Canadian Mint

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Russia 10 roubles 2012 - Velikiye Luki

New circulating commemorative:

"Cities of military glory: Velikiye Luki"



(information by Taneli Perätalo and Taigawirbel)

LINK: Bank of Russia

Japan 500 yen 2013 - Miyagi, Hiroshima & Gunma

New bimetallic commemoratives:

"Japan prefectures: Miyagi, Hiroshima & Gunma"



(news by Pabitra Saha)

The prefectures coins released or planned so far:

2008 - Hokkaido, Kyoto & Shimane
2009 - Nagano
2009 - Niigata
2009 - Ibaraki & Nara
2010 - Kochi, Gifu & Fukui
2011 - Aichi, Aomori & Saga
2011 - Kumamoto, Tottori & Toyama
2011 - Akita, Iwate & Shiga
2012 - Okinawa, Kanagawa & Miyazaki
2012 - Oita, Tochigi & Hyogo

LINK: Japan Mint

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Kazakhstan 50 tenge 2012 - Praying Mantis

New commemorative:

"Animals: Praying Mantis"



(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: 50 000


LINK: National Bank of Kazakhstan

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Thailand 10 baht 2009 - 100 years of Command and General Staff College

New circulating type:

"100th Anniversary of Command and General Staff College, Royal Thai Army"



(info and image from www.worldofcoins.eu)

Netherlands 5 euro 2012 - Sculpture

New commemorative:

Theme: Sculpture



It will be released on September 10th.
There will be a 5 Euro UNC and BU in silver plated copper (31 mm).
There will be a 5 Euro Proof in silver (33 mm).
There will also be a golden 10 Euro.

(information and image by Gijs Vlothuizen)

LINK: Royal Dutch Mint

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Moldova 50 lei 2012 - 4 silver issues

New silver commemoratives:

2012 Summer Olympic Games
Sânzienele
Ion Creanga
555 years of the enthronement of Stefan cel Mare si Sfânt




The common side:



(information by Pabitra Saha)

LINK: National Bank of Moldova

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Russia 10 roubles 2012 - Victory in the Patriotic War of 1812

New circulating commemorative:

"Bicentenary of Russia's Victory in the Patriotic War of 1812"



(information by Taigawirbel, Alexander Gutmaker and Dmitry Petrov)

SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: Brass galvanized steel
Diameter: 22.00 mm
Mintage: 10 million


LINK: Bank of Russia

Russia 10 roubles 2012 - Tuapse

New circulating commemorative:

"Cities of military glory: Tuapse"



(information by Taigawirbel and Dmitry Petrov)

LINK: Bank of Russia

Russia 2 roubles 2012 - Heroes of the Patriotic War of 1812

New circulating commemoratives:

Sixteen new coins in the series Heroes of the Patriotic War of 1812:

General field marshal M.I. Kutusov
General field marshal M.B. Barklay de Tolly
Infantry General P.I. Bagration
Cavalry General L.L. Bennigsen
General field marshal P.H. Witgenstein
Lieutenant-general D.V. Davydov
Infantry General D.S. Dokhturov
Cavalry staff-captain N.A. Durova
Infantry General A.P. Ermolov
Organizer of partisan movement Vasilisa Kozhina
Major-general A.I. Kutaisov
Infantry General M.A. Miloradovich
Infantry General A.I. Osterman-Tolstoi
Cavalry General N.N. Raevsky
Cavalry general M.I. Platov
Emperor Alexander I



(information by Taigawirbel, Alexander Gutmaker and Dmitry Petrov)

SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: nickel plated steel
Diameter: 23.00 mm
Mintage: 5 million


LINK: Bank of Russia

Monday, August 20, 2012

Panama 50 centesimos 2012 - Royal Houses in Old Panama

New circulating commemorative:

This is the third coin of the series of 10 coins "Monumental Old Panama":



(photo from eBay seller jcarlos02)

Ukraine 2 hryvnia 2012 - Paralympic games

New commemorative:



(news by Gijs Vlothuizen and Pabitra Saha)

SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: CuNiZn
Weight: 12.80 g
Diameter: 31.00 mm
Mintage: 30 000


LINK: National Bank of Ukraine

Rwanda 5 fr 2009 & 50 fr 2011 - New inscription

New circulating types:

While in 2003 items the text was "BANKI NASIYONALI Y'U RWANDA", these new items bear the text "BANKI NKURU Y'U RWANDA".

5 francs 2009:



50 francs 2011:



(news by Egon Conti)
(images from eBay seller tonygrants)

Ukraine 5 hryvnia 2012 - Furrier

New commemorative:

"Folk Crafts of Ukraine: Furrier"



SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: CuNiZn
Weight: 16.54 g
Diameter: 35.00 mm
Mintage: 30 000


(information by Gijs Vlothuizen)
(image by Pabitra Saha)

LINK: National Bank of Ukraine

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Russia 5 roubles 2012 - More Battle issues

New circulating commemoratives:

Three new coins from the series Battles and Significant Events of 1812 and Foreign Campaigns of the Russian Army 1813-1814. They represent the Battles of Kulma and Leipzig, and the capture of Paris:



(news by Taigawirbel and Dmitry Petrov)

LINK: Bank of Russia

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Serbia 20 dinara 2012 - Mihajlo Pupin

New circulating type:

Mihajlo Idvorski Pupin, (9 October 1858 - 12 March 1935), also known as Michael I. Pupin, was a Serbian-American physicist and physical chemist. Pupin is best known for his numerous patents, including a means of greatly extending the range of long-distance telephone communication by placing loading coils (of wire) at predetermined intervals along the transmitting wire (known as "pupinization"). Pupin was a one founding member of National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA) on March 3 1915, which later became NASA.



(image by Ranko Madic)
(information taken from Wikipedia)

LINK: National Bank of Serbia

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Peru 1 nuevo sol 2012 - New circulation design

New circulating type:



LINK: Peru Central Bank

(image and information by David Velarde)