Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Malta 10 euro 2013 - Dun Karm Psaila

New silver commemorative:

"European writers and poets series: Dun Karm Psaila"



(news and image from Pabitra Saha)

Monday, April 29, 2013

India 5 rupees 2012 - 60 years of Calcutta IG Mint

New circulating commemorative:

"60 years of Calcutta IG Mint"



(news by Shamik Biswas)

India 10 rupees 2012 - Mata Vaishno Devi

New bimetallic commemorative:

"Silver Jubilee of Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board"



(news and image by Pabitra Saha)

France 2 euro 2013 - Pierre de Coubertin

New bimetallic circulating commemorative:

"150th Anniversary of the birth of Pierre de Coubertin"



(news by Pabitra Saha)
(image from www.numismatica-visual.es)

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, April 26, 2013

Ukraine 2 & 10 hryvnia 2013 - Bustard

New commemoratives:

"Flora and fauna series: Bustard (Otis tarda)"



(news by Gijs Vlothuizen)

2 hryvnia SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: CuNiZn
Weight: 12.80 g
Diameter: 31.00 mm
Mintage: 300,000
10 hryvnia SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: silver
Weight: 31.10 g
Diameter: 38.60 mm
Mintage: 5,000
Artist: Volodymyr Demianenko


LINK: National Bank of Ukraine

Australia 1 dollar 2013 - Benevolent Society

New commemorative:

"200 Years of the Benevolent Society"

Established in 1813, the Benevolent Society lays claim to being Australia's first charity organisation. It was established by banker, newspaper editor, and philanthropist Edward Smith Hall, and has served to provide aid to millions of Australians for two centuries. Its significant achievements include pioneering free maternity care, legal aid, campaigning for the abolition of child labour and the introduction of the old age pension.



(information by Peter Kaminsky, Antoine Clerc and Pabitra Saha)

SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: Al-Bronze
Weight: 9.00 g
Diameter: 25.00 mm
Edge: plain/reeded
Designer: RAM Team


LINK: Royal Australian Mint

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Lithuania 2 litas 2013 - Heritage

New bimetallic commemoratives:

"Lithuanian heritage: Kurenas, Stelmuzes Azuolas, Verpste and Puntukas"



The Kurenas is a sailing fishing boat of Courland Lagoon in Lithuania, which is unchanged in its traditional form since the fourteenth century:



The Stelmuzes Azuolas (Stelmuze Oak) is an oak tree which grows in the former Stelmuze Manor park by Stelmuze village. It measures 3.5 m in diameter and 13 m in girth at its widest part; being 2.8 m and 9.58 m at waist level. The oak reaches 23 m in height with only side branches remaining alive. It is believed to be as much as 2,000 years old; this makes it the oldest oak in Lithuania and one of the oldest in Europe. However, exact age measurements are difficult as the inner part of the trunk has been removed. In 1960 it was declared a natural monument and included in the list of protected objects in Lithuania:



The Verpste is a traditional wooden spindle:



Puntukas is a glacial granite erratic probably from Finland. It measures 6.9 metres in length, 6.7 m in width, and 5.7 m in depth (including 1.5 m underground). It weighs about 265 tons. In 1943, sculptor Bronius Pundzius engraved portraits and quotes from last wills of Lithuanian pilots Steponas Darius and Stasys Girenas for the 10th anniversary of their deaths during the transatlantic flight with Lituanica:



SPECIFICATIONS
Ring composition: CuAlNi
Center composition: CuNi
Weight: 7.50 g
Diameter: 25.00 mm
Artist: Giedrius Paulauskis
UNC Mintage: 100,000
Proof Mintage: 4,000


(news and information from Wikipedia, Pabitra Saha and Andrius Cerniauskas)

LINK: Bank of Lithuania

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Angola 2012 - Real images

Real images of the new circulating coins:



(images from Wolfgang Schuster and eBay)

Djibouti 250 francs 2012

New circulating bimetallic:



(news and image from www.worldbcnews.com)

Friday, April 19, 2013

Kazakhstan 50 tenge 2013 - Suyindir

New commemorative:

"Customs and national games of Kazakhstan: Suyindir"



(news by Gijs Vlothuizen and Taigawirbel)

SPECIFICATIONS
Weight: 11.37 g
Diameter: 31.00 mm
Thickness: 2.00 mm
Edge: grooved with 10 sectors of corrugation
Mintage: 100 000


LINK: National Bank of Kazakhstan

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Nepal 500 rupees 2008 - Golden Jubilee of Family Planning Association

New silver commemorative:

"Golden Jubilee of Family Planning Association in Nepal"



(information and images by Pabitra Saha)

LINK: Central Bank of Nepal

Switzerland 10 francs 2013 - Silvesterchlausen essai

Bimetallic commemorative essai:

"Silvesterchlausen"



This is the limited edition (700 pieces minted) essai of the definitive coin that was already posted here.

(news and image by Egon Conti Rossini)

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Netherlands 10 euro 2013 - Willem-Alexander

New silver plated commemorative:

"Willem-Alexander, Prince of Orange"



(news by Jo Hoogeveen and Gijs Vlothuizen)

LINK: Royal Dutch Mint

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Kuwait 100 fils 2012 - Magnetic type

While previous years are CuNi (KM#14), this 2012 item is reported to have magnetic core, so probably it is CuNi clad Steel:



(information and image from Gijs Vlothuizen)

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Italy 2 euro 2013 - Giuseppe Verdi

New bimetallic circulating commemorative:

"200th Anniversary of Giuseppe Verdi's birth"

To be released for the general public on May 20th (info by Pabitra Saha).



(news and image from by www.numismatica-visual.es)

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, April 10, 2013

Kenya 2010 - 3 new types

New circulating types:



The 5 shillings is magnetic and has a smaller coat of arms. See it here compared to 2009 type (KM#37):



The 10 shillings is magnetic, has a smaller coat of arms and a bigger '10'. See it here compared to 2009 type (KM#35):



The 20 shillings is magnetic and has slightly different numerals and letters styles. See it here compared to 2009 type (KM#36):



Finally, if you're wondering about the 1 shilling, here you can check that 2010 type is not a new type, it is just like before (KM#34):



(information from Wolfgang Schuster)
(images taken from eBay)

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Maldives 1 laari 2012 - New variety

The 2012 type is almost like previous years (KM#68), but it has an important difference:

1) The central circle on the reverse has been moved slightly upwards (reported by Vincent).



Czech Republic 200 koruna 2013 - 250th Anniversary of the Birth of Aloys Klar

New silver commemorative:

"250th Anniversary of the Birth of Aloys Klar"



(information and image by Pabitra Saha)

LINK: Czech Mint

Germany 10 euro 2013 - Heinrich Hertz electromagnetic waves

New CuNi and silver commemoratives:

"125 Years of Heinrich Hertz research on electromagnetic waves"



(news by Pabitra Saha)
(image from www.worldofcoins.eu)

Monday, April 8, 2013

Ecuador 1 sucre 2012 - Manuela Cañizares

New silver commemorative:

"Manuela Cañizares"



(information and image by Egon Conti)

Thailand 50 baht 2012 - 60 years 5th Cycle Birthday Crown Prince

New circulating type:

"60 years 5th Cycle Birthday Crown Prince"



Sunday, April 7, 2013

Czech Republic 200 koruna 2013 - 20 years of the Czech currency and National Bank

New silver commemorative:

"20th Anniversary of the Czech currency and National Bank"



(information and image by Pabitra Saha)

LINK: Czech Mint

Thailand 20 baht 2012 - 150th Anniversary H.R.H. Prince Damrong Rajanupab

New circulating type:

"150th Anniversary H.R.H. Prince Damrong Rajanupab"



Friday, April 5, 2013

Belarus 1 & 10 roubles 2012 - Common Swift

New CuNi and silver collector issues:

"Protection of the Environment: The Common Swift"



1 rouble SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: CuNi
Weight: 13.16 g
Diameter: 32.00 mm
Mintage: 2,000
10 roubles SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: Silver .925
Weight: 16.81 g
Diameter: 32.00 mm
Mintage: 2,000
Designer: O.Novosiolova
Mint: Kazakhstan mint


(news by Gijs Vlothuizen)

LINK: National Bank of the Republic of Belarus

Finland 10 euro 2013 - Sophie Mannerheim

New silver collectors issue:

"Sophie Mannerheim"



Sophie Mannerheim, the sister of Marshal Mannerheim, is the prototype of the modern woman. She was an independent forerunner and a prominent figure of her time, working to develop nursing practices and promote the wellbeing of children. Sophie Mannerheim collector coin supports the New Children's Hospital 2017 project.

(news by Pabitra Saha)

SPECIFICATIONS
Material: Silver 925
Diameter: 38.60 mm
Weight: 25.50 g
Designer: Tero Lounas
Mintage: 17 000


LINK: Bank of Finland
LINK: Mint of Finland

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Thailand 20 baht 2012 - Three more CuNi types

New CuNi commemoratives:

"150th Birthday Queen Grandmother Sri Savarindira"
"80th Birthday of HM Queen Sirikit"
"80th Anniversary of the Office of the Prime Minister"



(news and image from Wolfgang Schuster)

Slovakia 20 euro 2013 - Kosice town

New silver commemorative:

"Conservation Series: Kosice town"



(news by Pabitra Saha)

Slovakia 10 euro 2013 - 20th Anniversary of the National Bank

New silver commemorative:

"20th anniversary of the National Bank of Slovakia"



(news by Pabitra Saha)

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Sweden 1 krona 2013 - 40th Anniversary of the Reign

New circulating commemorative:

This year marks the 40th anniversary of the reign of King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden as head of state. The Riksbank intends to celebrate this by minting a special design on the reverse of the 1 krona coins issued during 2013.

They have chosen a proposal from the designer Erik Nordin as the motif for the reverse of the coin. The obverse, with the portrait of the King, will remain unchanged.

All of the 1 krona coins issued in 2013 will have this special minting.



(news from Pabitra Saha)

Switzerland 20 francs 2013 - First transalpine flight

New silver commemorative:

"First complete transalpine flight in 1913"



(news by Jo Hoogeveen and Pabitra Saha)

LINK: Swiss Mint

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Ireland 10 euro 2013 - James Joyce

New silver commemorative:

"European writers and poets series: James Joyce"



(news from Pabitra Saha)
(image from Niels van Schendel)