Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club

WBCC Newsmail 1270   May 8 2021


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6th May 2021.  Pabitra Saha - India
Vatican 2021 5 Euro
500 years of death of Pope Leo X

6th May 2021.  Jacek Stacel - Poland
Poland 2021 5 Zlotych
This is how the latest occasional PLN 5 from Poland will look like.
 Continuation of the series Discover Poland - Gate in the port of Gdańsk
It will be released on May 21

29th April 2021.  Jacek Stacel - Poland
British Indian Ocean Territory 2021 2 Pound
The 3rd Coin in the 2021 Queen's Beasts £2 Coin Series Features the Yale of Beaufort.  Issue is on the 3rd May

14th April 2021 Pabitra Saha - India
Japan will begin issuing newly redesigned ¥500 coins from around November, the Finance Ministry said Tuesday, after their initial release in the first half of the fiscal year from April was postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The new ¥500 coins, minted in two colors to prevent counterfeiting, are the first redesign since 2000.
The ministry in January postponed issuance of the new coins due to delayed updates to ticket and automated teller machines amid the pandemic.
While the ministry plans to mint around 200 million of the new coins in fiscal 2021, the approximately 5 billion coins currently in circulation will still be usable.
The new coins, which do not differ substantially from the current design, feature etchings on the inner rim.

22nd April 2021.  Jacek Stacel - Poland
This is how the 2021 year set from the Vatican will look like with a commemorative € 5 coin.   The kit is mintage 8,000, aired on May 3

14th April 2021 Pabitra Saha - India
2 Euro 2022 -Erasmus Programme  common design

The winning design of the joint issue dedicated to the 35th anniversary of the Erasmus Programme has been unveiled!
This design is a mix of two major elements of the Erasmus programme: the original intellectual inspiration, Erasmus himself, and the allegory of its influence over Europe. The first one is symbolised by one of the most known depictions of Erasmus. The second one is symbolised by a beam of links going across the coin from a beacon to another, representing the numerous intellectual and human exchanges between the European students. As a reference to Europe, some of these links form other stars, born from the synergy between the countries. Figure 35, for the 35th anniversary, comes out from the stars in a contemporary graphical style.
It has been designed by the French engraver Joaquin Jimenez who won the design competition that was organised by the European Commission.

The coin will be issued in all 19 EU-member states of the €-zone. Coins will go into circulation from 1 July 2022 onwards.

13th April 2021.  Jacek Stacel - Poland
Mexico 2021 20 Peso Centenary of death of Emiliano Zapata Salazar

External ring: aluminium-bronze
Center disc: copper-nickel-zinc
Diameter: 30.00 mm
Weight: 12.67 g
Mint: Casa de Moneda de México

11th April 2021.  Egon Conti Rossini - Hungary
And Jacek Stacel - Poland
Turkey 2021 1 Lira bimetallics.
1) Caracal wild cat

2) Tarsus Catalburum dog

External ring: brass
Center disc: copper-nickel
Diameter: 26.15 mm
Weight: 8.30 g
Mintage: 15,000 pieces
Mint: Turkish state mint (Darphane)


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