Saturday, October 31, 2009

Romanian 500 Lei gold coin

The 170th anniversary of the birth of King Carol I
Gold Coin
Face Value: 500 LEI;
Type of Metal: Gold 999/1000;
Weight: 31.1030 grams;
Dimension: Diameter 35 mm;
Edge: smooth;
Quality: proof;
Issue volume: 250 ;
The coat-of-arms of Romania; the year of issue - 2009 and the face value of the gold coin - 500 LEI; PeleĊŸ Castle in a laurel garland and the inscription "ROMANIA" engraved circularly.

At the centre, the portrait of King Carol I and the great coat-of-arms of the Kingdom of Romania; to the left and to the right, the years 1839 and 2009; on the outer ring, the circular inscriptions "NIHIL SINE DEO" above and "CAROL I REGE" down.

Source National Bank of Romania

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Jamaica 250 $ gold coin

The Bank of Jamaica has authorised the Pob Joy Mint to manufacture a limited number of superb Gold Proof $250 coins as a tribute to Jamaica’s outstanding performance at the 29th Olympiad of the modern era. The Olympic Games of 2008 were held in Beijing, China and millions of spectators around the world watched the very best of the world’s sportsmen and sportswomen win a deserved place in sporting history.
Jamaican athletes once again displayed excellence in track and field by winning 6 gold, 3 silver and 2 bronze medals at the same time establishing three World and two Olympic records.
The reverse of this exquisite proof Commemorative Gold Coin, modelled by PobJoy Mint engraver, Barry Stanton, displays Jamaica’s seven gold medal winners, cum record breakers, Usain Bolt, Michael Frater, Asafa Powell, Nesta Carter (4 x 100m relay), Veronica Campbell-Brown (200m), Melaine Walker (400m hurdles) and Shelley-Ann Fraser (100m).
The obverse bears the Jamaica Coat of Arms.

Denomination: $250
Alloy: 0.916 AU ( 22 Carat Gold)
Diameter: 38.61 mm
Weight: 31.103 gms
Shape: Round
Edge: Milled
Minting Limit: 2,000