Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Thailand: King Bhumibol's 7th Cycle birthday coins

Thailand King Bhumibol 7th Cycle 84 years birthday coins

His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand will turn 84 on 5th December 2011. To celebrate this auspicious occasion, the Thai Treasury will issue a set of commemorative coins in the denominations of 50 Baht, 800 Baht and 16,000 Baht. This coins can now be booked at the Treasury and will be available later during the year.

Expect a commemorative banknote as well. Whether this will coincide with the issuing of the new 16th series banknotes or not is still not clear.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Malaysia: Upcoming New Coin Series

New Malaysian coin series
Bank Negara Malaysia is issuing commemorative coins to mark the new Third Series of the Malaysian coins which will be available for circulation early next year. Launched on 25th July 2011 by the Governor of Bank Negara Malaysia, the commemorative coins issued are in the denominations of 5 sen, 10 sen, 20 sen and 50 sen.

Technical specifications of New Malaysian coin series

For more details see:

1. Press release of Bank Negara Malaysia.

2. The Third Series of Malaysian Coins.

Friday, July 15, 2011

India: New Coin Series with Rupee symbol

New Indian Rupee Symbol

The new Indian Rupee symbol was announced about an year ago. Last week the Finance ministry announced a new series of coins bearing this rupee symbol. The new series will consist if 50 paise, 1, 2, 5 and 10 Rupees. Note that the 25 paise coin has been discontinued since 2010. Material specifications are still not very clear apart from the fact that the 10 Rupees coin will still be a bi-metallic.

Below is an image posted in many internet sites.

New Indian Coin Series with Rupee Symbol

For more details see:

1. Press release of Ministry Of Finance on 8th July 2011.

2. My previous post on Indian Rupee gets new symbol.

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