Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club
Newsmail # 1002

 

WBCC Newsmail 1002,  October 24 , 2015
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Composed with help from members of the Worldwide Bi-metallic Collectors Club (WBCC),
and weekly published by: Martin Peeters,  Netherlands, Focal Point of the WBCC


Past Newsmails can be found at http://www.wbcc-online.com/newsmail/wbccnews.html
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Dear WBCC members and non WBCC members,

Welcome into the World of Bi-, Tri- and Tetra-metallics. I hope you enjoy reading this week's issue of the WBCC Newsmail.

1. Worldwide Bi-metallic Collectors Club Bi-metallic medallion.... by Jack Helper, WBCC Development Centre
A Bi-metallic medallion has been designed and produced to honor the publication of the Worldwide Bi-metallic Collectors Club Newsmail 1000th Edition.

One hundred of these medallions will be minted by the Penny Press Mint, the President of which is also a member of the WBCC. 
The medallion will feature a brass center showing the WBCC logo on one side and a newly designed legend on the other side that acknowledges the 1000
continuously issued Newsmails.  Specimens of this medallion will be available directly from the minter at a cost of 7.50 US$ including shipping. 
Please send orders or inquiries to Penny Press Mint, P.O. Box 633, Spanish Fork, Utah 84660 or pennypressmint@yahoo.com or kelly@regencymint.com
Also paypal possible:  encasedcoins@yahoo.com
Orders will NOT be accepted after 31 December 2015

2. Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2017.....by Martin Peeters, The Netherlands
The EU is planning for 2017 2 Euro from the EU countries commemorates
25 years Anniversary Maastricht Treaty
10 Years Lisbon Agreement
No pictures yet

3. Bi-metallic 2 Dollar 2016 from Canada....by Frans Woons, Canada
New Bi-metallic Canadian Bi-metalluic 2 Dollar (‘toony’) showing the Canadian Lieutenant-Colonel and Medical Doctor John McCrae (1872-1918)
 writing his poem ‘In Flanders Fields’ in Belgium in May of 1915.  This was while World War I was raging on in Europe. 
In all likelihood the coin will be struck for general circulation in a large number.

Specifications
Diameter: 28 mm
Edge thickness: 1.75 mm
Weight: 6.92 grams
composition:
Outer ring: Steel nickel multilayer
Central part: Multiple layers of bronze plated brass

4. Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2015 from Ireland....by Martin Peeters, The Netherlands
Here the picture of the Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2015 from Ireland, commemorate 30th Anniversary European Flag


5. Bi-metallic 2 Pound 2016 from UK........Pabitra Saha, UK
UK 2016 schedule, 5 new Bi-metallic 2 Pound.
The designs of the said coins shall be as follows:

‘For the obverse impression Our effigy with the inscription either “· ELIZABETH · II · D · G · REG · F · D · 2 POUNDS ·”,
or “· ELIZABETH II · DEI · GRA · REGINA · FID · DEF”, and for the reverse either:

(a) a view across the River Thames of the City of London in flames with boats fleeing the burning city with the inscription “ 1666 THE GREAT FIRE OF
LONDON 2016 ”. The said coin will have graining on the edge and in incuse letters the inscription “THE WHOLE CITY IN DREADFUL FLAMES”,
save for the gold coin where the incuse letters will be accompanied by a plain edge;
(b) a stylised silhouette of the heads of three soldiers and references the English cubism movement prevalent around the time of the First World War with
the inscription “THE FIRST WORLD WAR 1914-1918”, and the date of the year. The said coin will have graining on the edge and in incuse letters the
inscription “FOR KING AND COUNTRY”, save for the gold coin where the incuse letters will be accompanied by a plain edge;
(c) a dagger through a crown accompanied by the inscription “WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE 2016”. The said coin will have graining on the edge and in
incuse letters the inscription “THE HOLLOW CROWN”, save for the gold coin where the incuse letters will be accompanied by a plain edge;
(d) a cap and bells with a jester’s stick accompanied by the inscription “WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE 2016”. The said coin will have graining on the edge
and in incuse letters the inscription “ALL THE WORLD’S A STAGE”, save for the gold coin where the incuse letters will be accompanied by a plain edge; or
(e) a skull next to a rose accompanied by the inscription “WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE 2016”. The said coin will have graining on the edge and in incuse
letters the inscription “WHAT A PIECE OF WORK IS A MAN”, save for the gold coin where the incuse letters will be accompanied by a plain  edge.’
https://www.thegazette.co.uk/notice/2418760

6. Bi-metallic 1 Real 2015 from Mexico....... by Pabitra Saha, UK
Brazil 1 Real Rio 2016 Olympics next set of Bi-metallic coins has been released
 
Football, Paralympics, judo and volleyball

7. Bi-metallic Fansaty from San Andreas Island.......by Pabitra Saha, UK
San Andreas fantasy set has three Bi-metallic



8. Bi-metallic nominees for the 2016 Coin of the Year awards................by Bob Fritsch, USA
Krause Publications Announces 2016 Coin of the Year Nominees

Krause Publications, a leading producer of coin and paper money books, magazines, events and online products, has announced the 100
 nominees for the 2016 Coin of the Year awards.
Each year, the awards honor the best in coin design from around the world. The awards will be presented during a ceremony Feb. 6, 2016,
at the World Money Fair in Berlin, Germany.
The coins nominated for this year's awards were released in 2014, and represent the highest achievement in theme, design and marketing
from mints and central banks from around the world.
A panel of judges who are authors, editors and numismatists, as well as members of the American Numismatic Association and Citizens
Coinage Advisory Committee, met Oct. 2 in Iola, Wis., to choose the following nominees from hundreds received from around the world.
These nominees will now be reviewed by a worldwide panel of judges comprised of mint and museum officials, journalists and individual experts.
They will choose a winner in each of 10 individual categories. A second round of balloting will elect the Coin of the Year from among the category winners.

Bi-Metallic nominees
Austria - KM# 3227, 25 Euro, Bi-metallic, Silver and Niobium, Evolution
Canada - KM# 1768, 5 Dollars, Bi-metallic, Silver and Niobium, Rose
Falkland Islands - KM# 171, 2 Pounds, Bi-metallic, 100th anniversary of the Battle of the Falkland Islands
Finland - KM# 208, 5 Euro, Bi-metallic, Loon
Germany - KM# 334, 2 Euro, Bi-metallic, Lower Saxony - St. Michael's Church
Greece - KM# 260, 2 Euro, Bi-metallic, 150th anniversary of the Ionian Islands Transfer
Malta - KM# 150, 2 Euro, Bi-metallic, 50th anniversary of Independence
Poland - Y# 904, 5 Zlotych, Bi-metallic, 25 years of freedom
Singapore - KM# 317, 5 Dollars, Bi-metallic, Latent image of 2014
Slovakia - KM# 134, 2 Euro, Bi-metallic, 10th anniversary of entry to the European Union

9. Bi-metallic Quiz Game #1002….…by Jack Hepler, USA
The Republic of Kabardin-Balcar became a republic in 1936, and is honored on a 2008 Russian Bi-metallic 10 Roubles. 
The Coat of Arms shown below is not what one sees on the coin but the CoA used while under the Soviet Union. 
What creature appears on the coin?

Republic Coat of Arms
See this coin and others at the WBCC website:  http://wbcc-online.com  Please send your answer to: heplerj@juno.com.

WBCC Quiz Game Prize
 A Bi-metallic prize will be awarded each month. The player who has the most correct answers in a month will be the winner. 
If there is a tie, a random drawing will be conducted to select a winner.  The October prize is a Bi-metallic 2 Dollars of Canada or other suitable coin.

Bi-metallic Quiz question #1001
The State of Guerrero Coat of Arms is shown on a Bi-metallic 100 Pesos of Mexico in 2005.  The economy of the state is primarily based on tourism;
visitors coming by the thousands each year.  Once the choice place for the ‘rich and famous’.
What is the name of the largest city in Guerrero?
Answer:    Acapulco

10. Super Quiz #37…………by Jack Hepler, USA
There is an architectural structure in the southern hemisphere that is featured on a circulating Bi-metallic coin of a country in the northern hemisphere. 
Name the structure and the coin on which it is featured.

Answer to Super Quiz #36
There are at least seven countries with Bi-metallic coins incorporating the image of a bridge.  Name four and the body of water under the bridge.
China: Macau Bridge: Pearl River
Czech: Charles Bridge: Vitava River
Finland: Lumberjack: Kemijok River
Hong Kong: Tsing Ma: Ma Wan Channel
Hungary: Chain Bridge: Danube River
Japan: Hakata Bridge: Sea of Japan
Russia: Several bridges and waters
Turkey: Bosporus Bridge: Bosporus Strait
There were five players in this game.
The winner is John Veltmeyer, WBCC member #87

11. New Bi-, Tri-, or Tetra-metallic images...by Rod Sell, WBCC Webmaster
The new Bi-, Tri-, or Tetra-metallic images are shown at:
http://wbcc-online.com/new-releases/new-images.html

"See you" next week,
Martin Peeters, Focal Point of the Worldwide Bi-metallic Collectors Club wbcc@hotmail.nl

The Worldwide Bi-metallic Collectors Club (WBCC) was established September 14, 1996 and is the very first
Worldwide Collectors Club using the Internet.  Goal of the WBCC is exchange Bi-, Tri-, and Tetra-metallics and
exchange knowledge about Bi-, Tri-, and Tetra-metallics

WBCC Organisation:
WBCC Webmaster: Rod Sell, Australia, 
rodsell@rodsell.com
WBCC DoCu-Centre: Frans Dubois, Netherlands, dubois.f@wxs.nl
WBCC Research Centre: Paul Baker, UK, 85@wbcc.fsnet.co.uk
WBCC Developement Centre: Jack Hepler, USA, heplerj@juno.com

WBCC Public Relations Centre: Max Aiello, Italy,  wbcc73@gmail.com
WBCC Focal Point ANA Conventions: Ray Lockwood, USA, sunrayofmarion@aol.com
WBCC Focal Point: Martin Peeters, The Netherlands, wbcc@hotmail.nl
 
The WBCC will attend the following future International events:
* 45th World Money Fair, 5 till 7 February 2016, Berlin, Germany
http://www.worldmoneyfair.de/wmf/en/
* Open Day, Royal Dutch Mint, June 2016, Utrecht, The Netherlands