Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club

WBCC Newsmail 1264   January 23 2021


Composed with help from WBCC members from all over the world of the
Worldwide Bi-metallic Collectors Club (WBCC) .

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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  issue of the WBCC Newsmail.
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23rdJanuary 2021, Italy 2E & 5E 2021. Jacek Stacel - Poland
Obverse:detail of Dea Roma, sculpture by Angelo Zanelli inserted in the center of the Altare della Patria, a large votive altar dedicated to the Italian nation
set in the Vittoriano complex in Rome. Above, the legend “ROMA CAPITALE”; on the right, the dates “•1871•2021•”, the year of the proclamation of
Rome as the Capital of Italy and that of the coin’s issue respectively; on the left, “RI”, acronym of the Italian Republic, and “R”, identifying the Mint of
Rome; in exergue, “UP”, initials of the designer Uliana Pernazza; around, the twelve stars of the European Union.
Issue 26 01 2021

Obverse: in the center, a man and a woman in medical clothing with masks, a stethoscope and a medical folder representing doctors and nurses working
on the front line in the fight against COVID-19. Above, the word "GRAZIE" followed, on the right, by a heart; on the left, reproduction of the medical
cross; in the center, “RI”, acronym of the Italian Republic; on the right, “R”, identifying the Mint of Rome; below, on the left, “CM”, initials of the
designer Claudia Momoni; in exergue, the year of the coin's issue "2021"; around, the twelve stars of the European Union.
Issue 22 06 2021

Obverse: portrait of the Italian composer and conductor Ennio Morricone. Around, the inscription “ITALIAN REPUBLIC”. On the right, the name
of the designer “CASSOL”.
Reverse: reproduction of the hands of the Maestro Ennio Morricone in the act of conducting. Around, the inscription “ENNIO MORRICONE”;
above, the value “5 EURO; on the right, "R", identifying the Mint of Rome and the year of the coin's issue "2021"
Issue 15 06 2021
Product  proof

21st January 2021, China 10 Yuan 2021. Pabitra Saha - India
China has issued a 10Yuan bi-mettalic for the Year of the Bull.
Here is the image of the coin.

16th January 2021 - New Member  No 613
Name:           Quentin Christensen
Country:            Australia
Male/Female: Male
Age 45
Profession IT / technical writer
What do you collect:     World coins (particularly circulation coins) and tokens (phone, transit, notgeld, prison etc)
Goal: - Unusual pieces - eg a coin with an unusual value, composition or shape.
- Any piece which encourages me to research and learn new things.
How did you know about the WBCC:
- Rod Sell mentioned it in the WINS group.  During the discussion, I realised although I have plenty of bimetallic coins still to collect,
I have four of the five circulation trimetallic coins listed on Numista, so there's one coin I'll be chasing shortly :

16th January 2021, Canada $2.  Frans Woon - Canada
The Royal Canadian Mint has issued the 2021 silver proof set:|categorypage|Pure_Silver_Proof_Set_100th_Anniversary_of_Bluenose_2021|Shop-New_Releases_&
This set contains a pure silver toony that is partially gold plated.  On obverse and reverse.  Maybe also on the rim.

16th January 2021, Martin Peeters.  Max Aiello - Italy
Dear Friends,
Here it is the article from the magazine Cronaca Numismatica about our Martin:

15th January 2021, Swiss 10F 2021. Jacek Stacel - Poland

This is what this year's Swiss bimetal coin looks like

15th January 2021, Latvia 2E 2021. Pabitra Saha - India

Latvijas Banka, the Latvian central bank, is issuing a 2 euro commemorative coin dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the de jure recognition of the
Republic of Latvia. The coin will only be available for online purchase in gift packaging and in souvenir sets.
It will be available for purchase only on the website from 12.00 (noon) on 20 January.

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the new numismatic products will not be available at the Cashier's Offices of Latvijas Banka. For the time being, the
coins purchased on the website will be delivered by post only.

Once the epidemiological situation stabilises, Latvijas Banka will put into circulation a total of 400,000 coins.

The price of the 2 euro coin in Brilliant Uncirculated quality available in gift packaging is 7.90 euro, and the purchase limit for one buyer is 5 pieces
(total mintage: 5000 pieces), while the price of the circulation coin set is 25.00 euro, and the purchase limit for one buyer – 5 sets (total mintage: 7000
sets). The new 2 euro coin has been minted by Staatliche Münze Baden-Württemberg (Germany).

"See you" next time.

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.

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