Saturday, October 30, 2010

Thailand: New Commemorative coins issued

The Treasury department of Thailand will issue coins commemorating the 84th (7th cycle) birthday of HRH Princess Bejaratana Rajasuda Sirisobhabannavadihad (pronounced as Petcharat) on 1st November 2010. She is the only child of King Rama VI, the 6th King of the ruling Chakri dynasty. She was only 1 day old when her father passed away in 1925. She actually will be turning 85 years old this coming 24th November.

84 years Princess Petcharat

Coin details:
10 Baht: Bi-metallic, 8.5g, 26mm
20 Baht: Cupro-Nickel, 15g, 32mm
800 Baht: 92.5% Silver, 22g, 35mm

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

India: XIX Commonwealth Games commemorative coins

The Reserve Bank of India will shortly put in to circulation new commemorative circulation coins of 2 and 5 Rupees made of Ferritic Stainless steel and Nickel Brass respectively to mark the XIX Comonwealth games being currently held in New Delhi.

For more details see press release of Reserve Bank of India on 11 October 2010.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Singapore: New blog for Singaporean notes

Vincent Tan, a fellow banknote collector from Singapore, has a new blog on Singaporean banknotes. He is an authority on polymer banknotes and we will definitely see more of his collection, especially specimen notes, on his new blog.

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