Bi-Metallic Collectors Club
Newsmail # 735
Newsmail 735 Volume 16, September 11, 2010
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
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2. Ethiopia Introduces a new Bi-metallic coin...by Antonio Barrena Mateo, Spain
National Bank of Ethiopia (NBE) has dispatched to banks the new one-birr coins that are going to replace the current notes whose circulation life is estimated at not be more than three years.
The Royal Canadian Mint (RCM) the company that won the official tender floated by the bank to make the coins has delivered to the NBE more than 400 million one-birr coins which are dealt out to the private and state-owned commercial banks in the course of the past ten days.
Sources told The Reporter that the 400 million one-birr coins cost the bank some 300 million birr with the cost ratio of 75 cent apiece. However, the coins are not to be in circulations before the coming Ethiopian New Year and so far they are sealed in boxes.
The silver-color coin features a lion’s head on one side while the other depicts a scale. The lion’s head and the scale are imprinted in a golden color with silver sidelines completing the appearance.
The new coins with an estimated life span of 20 years and above are going to be circulated in the market concurrently with notes while the latter phases out until it is replaced completely. Information from the bank shows that the coins are fit for usage in vending machines.
The first paper based one-birr note entered circulation in Ethiopia during the regime of Emperor Menelik II while the subsequent governments revised the features and the color of the note whenever they saw fit.
The international tender floated by the NBE drew bids from coin makers from United Kingdom Canada Australia and France while the RCM (Canadian) won and did the job.3. South Africa 2011 Tri-metallic…by Leandro Del Vecchio, Argentina
Here I attached a picture of a tri-metallic currency. And only circulating coin collectors.
4.New Bi-metallic coin from Finland
The Mint of Finland will issue in 2010 two 5 Euro coins which begin a new series of coins dedicated to the provinces of Finland. There are nine historical provinces of Finland: Åland, Tavastia, Karelia, Lapland, Ostro-bothnia, Satakunta, Savo, Uusimaa and Finland Proper. The two first coins will be issued in 2010 and the first two provinces represented in the series will be Finland Proper and Satakunta, respectively.
Source: Mint of Finland
Core composition: CuNi
Ring composition: Nordic Gold
Diameter: 27.25 mm
Designer: Nora Tapper
This week continues the quiz series called, "Whose Face".
Whose face appears on the NON-States commemorative 2006 Bi-metallic 100 Pesos coin of Mexico? This question is NOT about one of the special states issues.
Answer to Bi-metallic Quiz Game question #733.
Whose face appears on the 2003 Bi-metallic 40 Shilling coin of Kenya?
The correct answer to Bi-metallic Quiz Game question #734 is President H. E. Mwai Kibaki, first President of Kenya.
WBCC Quiz Game Prize
A Bi-metallic prize will be awarded for the correct answer. If more than one member gets the correct answer, a random drawing will be conducted to select a winner. The Quiz Game #733 prize winner was Claudio Revello WBCC member #207. There were eight players.
The 2005 Bi-metallic 1000 Bolivares shows the National Shield from the Coat of Arms which is not the same as the shield in the design of the 2007 Bi-metallic Bolivar. What is the difference, why is there a difference and which c.o.a. is the official one? (Three answers are required)
A very important historical event for one country was honored by another country on a Bi-metallic coin. This event took place over 200 years ago near geographical coordinates 6 degrees, 30 minutes West, 36 degrees, 30 minutes North. Name the coin, country that issued the coin and event.
The coin is 2 Pounds 2008.
Gibraltar issued the coin.
The event was the Battle of Trafalgar.
ED. Note: The answer provided in Newsmail 734 was in error. The correct answer is “The Battle of Trafalgar”. The Battle of Gibraltar is potentially a subject for a future question.
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"See you" next week,
Martin Peeters, Focal Point of the Worldwide Bi-metallic Collectors Club
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* Open Day of the Royal Dutch Mint, 2010, Utrecht, The Netherlands