Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Uganda 2007 - New materials

New circulating subtypes:

These 2 coins are now magnetic, they must be made of steel core. The previous KM67 and KM68 were not magnetic.



(information and image by Yossi Barzelay)

Monday, December 29, 2008

Kazakhstan 50 tenge 2008 - Space & Insignias

New circulating commemoratives:



LINK: National Bank of Kazakhstan

SPECIFICATIONS
Weight: 11.37 g
Diameter: 31.00 mm
Thickness: 2.00 mm
Edge: grooved with 10 sectors of corrugation
Mintage: 50,000

Friday, December 19, 2008

India 10 rupees 2008 - Gur ta Gaddi tercentenary

New bimetallic:

"Gur ta Gaddi tercentenary"



The tercentenary celebration of Gur-ta-Gaddi (Gur ta Gaddi) to be celebrated at the Takhat Sachkhand Gurudwara at Nanded is of great relevance to the Sikh Community. This involves the remembrance of the 300th (Tri Shatabdi) year of the consecration of Guru Granth Sahib as the last guru of Sikh community by Guru Gobind Singhji.

(image by Wolfgang Schuster)

SPECIFICATIONS
Ring composition: Aluminum Bronze
Center composition: CuNi
Weight: 7.71 g
Diameter: 27.00 mm

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

India 5 rupees 2006 - State Bank of India

New circulating type:

"State Bank of India"



(image taken from eBay)

SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: Stainless Steel
Weight: 6.00 g
Diameter: 23.00 mm
Edge: security

Friday, December 12, 2008

India 5 rupees 2007 - Khadi Villages

New circulating type:

"Khadi Villages"



(information and scans by Wolfgang Schuster)

SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: Stainless Steel
Weight: 6.00 g
Diameter: 23.00 mm
Edge: security

Friday, December 5, 2008

Latvia 1 lats 2008 - Chimney sweep

New circulating commemorative:



LINK: Bank of Latvia

SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: CuNi
Diameter: 21.75 mm
Weight: 4.80 g
Edge: inscriptions
Artists: Daina Lapina and Laura Medne


They also released a very nice non circulating silver 1 lats:



(information by Andris Brutans and Pabitra Saha)

Thursday, December 4, 2008

India 5 rupees 2006 - ONGC

New circulating type:

"Golden Jubilee of the Oil and Natural Gas Corporation"

Although it was released in 2006 it is starting to be seen in 2008.



(information by Robert Brokl)

SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: Stainless Steel
Weight: 6.00 g
Diameter: 23.00 mm
Edge: security

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Gibraltar 2007 - Diamond Wedding

New circulating commemoratives:



(info and images by Wolfgang Schuster)

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Finland 2 euro 2008 - Human Rights

New bimetallic circulating commemorative:

"Human Rights"



LINK: European Central Bank
LINK: Bank of Finland
LINK: Mint of Finland

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