Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Mexico 100 pesos 2006 - Jalisco

New circulating commemorative:

"Mexican States collection 2: Jalisco"
The coin depicts the Hospicio Cabañas.



The real building:



LINK: Banco de Mexico

SPECIFICATIONS
Disc composition: Silver 0.925
Ring composition: Aluminium-Bronze
Weight: 33.967 g
Diameter: 39.00 mm
Edge: rifling


Friday, October 27, 2006

USA 2007 - State Quarters

New circulating commemoratives.

The designs for the 5 new quarters are ready:



Montana: "Big Sky Country", shows a bull elk in the center posed on a rugged rock formation. In the background, the sun rises over the horizon of the plains of eastern Montana.

Washington: "The Evergreen State", depicts a salmon breaching the water with Mount Rainier as a backdrop.

Idaho: "Esto Perpetua", depicts the Peregrine falcon, a reflection of the Birds of Prey National Conservation Area and World Center for Birds of Prey in Idaho.

Wyoming: "The Equality State", features a bucking horse and rider in silhouette style.

Utah: "Crossroads of the West", features the first transcontinental railroad, effectively linking the United States from East to West, which was completed on 10 May 1869 at Promontory.

LINK: The United States Mint
LINK: Quarter Designs

SPECIFICATIONS
Weight: 5.67 g
Diameter: 24.26 mm
Thickness: 1.75 mm
Edge: reeded


Thursday, October 26, 2006

Hungary 50 forint 2006 - 1956 Revolution

New circulating commemorative:

"50th anniversary of the 1956 Hungarian Revolution and War of Independence"



LINK: Central Bank of Hungary
LINK: Hungarian Mint

SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: CuNi
Weight: 7.70 g
Diameter: 27.40 mm
Mintage: 2,000,000
Artists: Istvan Kosa and Bartos Istvan Peter


Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Mexico 100 pesos 2006 - Hidalgo

New circulating commemorative:

"Mexican States collection 2: Hidalgo"
The coin depicts the Pachuca monumental clock.



The real monumental clock:



LINK: Banco de Mexico
LINK: Pachuca in Wikipedia

SPECIFICATIONS
Disc composition: Silver 0.925
Ring composition: Aluminium-Bronze
Weight: 33.967 g
Diameter: 39.00 mm
Edge: rifling


Tuesday, October 24, 2006

San Marino 2 euro 2006 - Christopher Columbus

New bimetallic circulating commemorative:

"500th anniversary of the death of Christopher Columbus"



LINK: Azienda Autonoma di Stato
LINK: Numi

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
Mintage: 120,000
Artist: Luciana De Simoni


Friday, October 20, 2006

Poland 2 zlotys 2006 - Warsaw School of Economics

New circulating commemorative:

"Warsaw School of Economics"



The real building:



LINK: National Bank of Poland
LINK: Polish State Mint
LINK: School of Economics

SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: Nordic gold, CuAl5Zn5Sn1
Weight: 8.15 g
Diameter: 27.00 mm
Mintage: 1,000,000


Thursday, October 19, 2006

Portugal 5 euro 2006 - Mosteiro de Alcobaça

New circulating commemorative:

Serie Unesco: "Mosteiro de Alcobaça"



The real building:



LINK: Casa da Moeda

SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: Silver 500/1000
Diameter: 30.00 mm
Mintage: 82,000


Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Nepal 50 rupees 2006 - Supreme Court

New circulating commemorative:

"Nepal Supreme Court Golden Jubilee"



LINK: Central Bank of the Kingdom of Nepal
LINK: Supreme Court of Nepal

SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: CuNi
Diameter: 29.00 mm


Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Canada 25 cents 2006 - Medal of Bravery

New circulating commemorative:

"Medal of Bravery"



LINK: Royal Canadian Mint

SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: three-ply nickel finish plated steel
Weight: 4.00 g
Diameter: 23.88 mm
Edge: serrated
Mintage: 20,000,000
Artist: Cosme Saffioti


Monday, October 16, 2006

Venezuela 1000 bolivares 2006

New circulating bimetallic:

"1000 bolivares"



LINK: Banco Central de Venezuela

SPECIFICATIONS
Ring composition: CuAlNi
Center composition: CuNi
Weight: 8.50 g
Diameter: 24.00 mm
Width: 2.48 mm
Edge: lettered


Monday, October 9, 2006

Poland 2 zlotys 2006 - City of Chelmno

New circulating commemorative:

"Polish cities: CHELMNO"



The real building:



LINK: National Bank of Poland
LINK: Polish State Mint
LINK: Polish Cities Coins Program
Data about Chelmno: Chelmno

SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: Nordic gold, CuAl5Zn5Sn1
Weight: 8.15 g
Diameter: 27.00 mm
Mintage: 1,100,000


Friday, October 6, 2006

Poland 2 zlotys 2006 - City of Sandomierz

New circulating commemorative:

"Polish cities: SANDOMIERZ"



The real building:



LINK: National Bank of Poland
LINK: Polish State Mint
LINK: Polish Cities Coins Program
Data about Sandomierz: Sandomierz

SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: Nordic gold, CuAl5Zn5Sn1
Weight: 8.15 g
Diameter: 27.00 mm
Mintage: 1,100,000


Thursday, October 5, 2006

Russia 10 roubles 2006 - Cities

3 new bimetallic circulating commemoratives:

"Ancient Russian Towns: Belgorod, Kargopol and Torzhok"



LINK: Bank of Russia

SPECIFICATIONS
Diameter: 27.00 mm
Edge: corrugated with inscription