Information from Ashwin Lobo: The "Rupee" symbol of the 2011 is smaller and styled significantly differently from other years. Both varieties may exist for 2011. I have noticed this on the R1 for the moment, but probably exists for the other denominations as well:
Closer detail of the "Rupee" symbol in both coins:
Marcos António da Fonseca Portugal (1762–1830) was a Portuguese classical composer (over 70 dramatic works, including 40 operas, and more than 140 sacred works), who achieved great international fame for his operas in Italian.
To be be released in march 2014.
Weight: 10.00 g
Diameter: 28.00 mm
Mintage: 100 000
Artist: Paula Lourenço
The coin shows Baden Powell peak, named after founder of Scouts movement, Robert Baden-Powell:
This peak is on the border with China about a hundred miles west of Mount Everest. As part of the Scouting 2007 Centenary, the Government of Nepal renamed Urkema Peak to Baden-Powell Scout Peak, to commemorate 100 years of Scouting in honor of British soldier Robert Baden-Powell, founder of the World Scouting movement. They also released this nice stamp to celebrate it:
(news and image from Pabitra Saha, Gijs Vlothuizen and Shamik Biswas)
This is a proposed (but not accepted) design for a commemorative coin on the 5th Anniversary of Independence. It has been made by one private European mint and only 25 pieces exist. It is not official and not legal tender. This proof issue has a diameter of 40 mm and it's composition is silver plated zinc:
(news by Pabitra Saha)
(image from eBay seller cbm-store)
Three coins have been minted to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Kenya Independence. All three with same design and size. The only difference is composition and weight. They are gold plated nickel, gold plated silver and pure gold: