Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club
Newsmail # 827
 

WBCC Newsmail 827,  June 16 , 2012
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1. Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2013 from Slovenia…..by Pabitra Saha, UK
Slovenia has released the winning design for the Bi-metallic 2 Euro which will be released in 2013.
Slovenia -800 Years since the Discovery of Postojna's C

2. Bi-metallic 3 Euro 2013 from Slovenia……by Pabitra Saha, UK
Slovenia has released the design of Bi-metallic 3 Euro 2013
It commemorates 300th anniversary of the great Tolmin Peasant Uprising

3. Bi-metallic 10 Franc 2012 from Switzerland….by Hans Bucek, Switzerland
The Swiss Mint informed these days, that the new Bi-metallic 10 Swiss Franc 2012 will commemorate the “Silvesterchlausen” customs. This custom is celebrated on 31.12 and on 15.1. every year in the village of Urnaesch and other communities in the Canton of the Outer Appenzell. The Chlausen, wild men and women, heavy decorated with head masks and bells are said to bring good fortune. Due for initial issue at the occasion of the Basel Coin Fair End of January 2013.

4. Bi-metallic 500 and 1000 Pesos 2012 from Colombia….by Pabitra Saha, UK
Here are picture of the new Bi-metallic 500 and 1000 Pesos 2012 from Colombia
--Remark WBCC Public Relations Centre: Max Aiello

The following information about the 500 and 1000 Pesos 2012 from Colombia
The "Banco de la Republica" enhances the Colombian biodiversity showing the design of the new coin series.
Within the new family a new coin of one thousand pesos come to circulate .
The new coins reduce manufacturing costs, compared to the actual cost of production.
Colombian coins have new security features. The new coins will circulate simultaneously with the actual
and both are valid for using as payment.
The new coins of 1.000, 500, 200, 100 and 50 pesos have been designed starting from the concept thatbiodiversity and water as invaluable heritage of Colombians.
Images that confirm the interest of the Bank of the Republic for the promotion and preservation of our natural resources and sustainable development.

Theme of the new coin series
Designs include images of the loggerhead turtle (Tortuga Caguama) for the $ 1,000 coin, the glass frog
(Rana de Cristàl) for the $ 500 coin, the scarlet macaw (Guacamaya Bandera) for the $ 200 coin and the
spectacled bear (Oso de Anteojos) for the $ 50 coin: all these animals represent the diversity of the faunaof Colombia.
In addition, the Espeletia (Frailejón), representative plant of the Andean highlands, for the $ 100 coin, pointing out
that nearly 80% of its ecosystem is in Colombia.
These coin designs had the participation of Johana Calle and José Antonio Suárez, two artists of national and international recognition.
Features.
The new coins include several characteristic for their security, such as multi-level images:
for example, the $ 1,000 and $ 500 coins are bimetallic and multilevel in both alloys.
Additionally, the $ 1,000 coin includes a channel on the edge and a latent image changing from the word MIL
to the word BRC (Bank of the Republic of Colombia) depending on the viewing angle. 

Main features of the new Bi-metallic $ 500 coin.

OBVERSE
Setting: circular and in stages. As a second frame, a figure heptagonal (7 sides) in high relief, with a flat, defined and smooth surface.
Text: "Rana de Cristal" and microtext "ANURA CENTROLENIDAE" in high relief, located at the top of the core. The area occupied by the text is smooth.
Multilevel Image: the frog is located on the left side of the coin occupying part of the crown and the nucleus. It is built for multi-level with gradual and continuous increase of the design which creates volume and three-dimensionality and features fine detail in its design, thereby making an image with different contours and high definition.
Waves: lines very fine embossed wave-shaped, located at the bottom of the frog, covering part of the crown and part of the core.
Smooth zone: located at the top of the currency and at the bottom of the frog, is flat and shiny.

REVERSE
Setting: circular embossed defined flat surface.
Beading: composed of succession of well defined high relief, forming a circle.
Waves in high relief: embossed wavy lines which form a circle.
Circumscribed texts: the text "REPÚBLICA DE COLOMBIA" and year of issue in high relief. At the beginning and at the end of the text there is a point in high relief.
Title: the text "500" and the word "PESOS" are in high relief. Before and after this word there is a point in high relief.
Smooth zone: the background of the coin, flat and shiny.

Main features of the new Bi-metallic $ 1.000 coin.

OBVERSE
Setting: circular embossed defined flat surface.
External beading: formed by succession of high relief and high definition located in parallel to the frame.
Internal beading: located in the heart of the coin, parallel to the external beading and the frame consists of a sequence of points in high relief with high definition.
External waves: lines in different reliefs, with waveform beadings located between the two. Its displacement covers the crown and part of the core. They are interrupted by the "Tortuca Caguama" and fins of the turtle.
Internal waves: relief lines at different wave-shaped, located between the text circumscribed "AGUA" and the smooth area of the center of the coin. They are interrupted by the body and fins of the turtle.
Circumscribed texts: the word "AGUA" is in high relief, repeated seven times in a row and each inverted with respect to the previous mark after the words a point in high relief. This text is located between the internal beading and internal waves.
Text: "Tortuca Caguama" (Caretta Caretta) and microtext in high relief, located at the bottom of the crown.
The area occupied by the full text is smooth.
External grooves: radial lines very fine, high relief, interrupted by external waves, the text "Tortuca Caguama" and fins of the turtle. Which are located between the outer and inner beading.
Internal grooves: radial lines embossed interrupted by internal waves, body and fins of the turtle, located between the text and the area circumscribed smooth center of the coin.
Multilevel Image: Loggerhead located on the left side of the coin from the area adjacent to the external beading to the center of the coin, partially covering the smooth area of the center. The turtle is created with multi-level showing the gradual and continuous increase of the design, building volume and three-dimensionality. The turtle has fine detail in its design, making it a complex picture, with different contours and high definition.
Smooth areas: located in the center of the coin, circular and beading left side between the external and the turtle fins are flat and shiny areas

REVERSE
Setting: circular followed by a stepwise framework nonagonal (nine sides), set in high relief with flat and smooth. Its vertices make contact with the edge of the circular frame.
Circumscribed texts: the text "REPÚBLICA DE COLOMBIA" and year of issue in high relief. Between these two texts there is a point in high relief.
External beading: composed sequence of points in high relief and sharp, located in the crown, forming a semicircle at the bottom and parallel to the core assembly area - crown.
Internal beading: composed sequence of points in high relief and sharp, located in the heart of the currency in a semicircle at the bottom, parallel to microtext circumscribed.
Circumscribed micro texts: text "CUIDAR EL AGUA" in high relief, repeated four times consecutively and inverted each from the previous. Separator of words there is a point in high relief. The texts are located between the external and internal beading in the core region, forming a semicircle on the bottom.
Latent image: composed of fine parallel lines by varying angles and reflection of light, allow the display of two images, in an angle the letters BRC and in the other the word MIL and in both cases, the appearance wave that give continuity to the design. That image is located in the center of the currency and partly on the waves of the lower core semicircle.
Waves in high relief: lines in high relief in the form of waves, located in the lower semicircle of the core. Are interrupted by the latent image.
Parallel grooves in high relief: areas of very fine parallel lines defined by embossed waves in high relief. Are interrupted by the latent image.
Title: the text "1000" and "PESOS" in high relief. Before and after the denomination in words there is a point in high relief, which are located within the semicircle above the core.
Smooth zone: located at the top of the coin as a background, which is characterized by flat and shiny.

5. Bi-metallic Inlay from Bulgaria……Pabitra Saha, UK
The Bulgarian National Bank has launched a new commemorative coin to mark 250 years of "Slavo-Bulgarian History" (Istoriya Slavyanobolgarskaya). This book was written by Paisy Hilendarski in 1792 and helped to restore national pride after years under Ottoman rule. The author is considered the forefather of the Bulgarian National Revival, which led to the Liberation of Bulgaria.

6. Bi-metallic 2 and 5 Dollar 2012 from Micronesia….by James Ballard, USA
Here are pictures of the Bi-metallic 2 and 5 Dollar 2012 from Micronesia

7. Bi-metallic Trade Token from the USA…by Terry Hess, USA
Information on a Bi-metallic token from the USA:
TEXAS LONG LEAF LUMBER COMPANY / NEW WILLARD, / TEXAS
GOOD FOR / 10 / PAT / APPLD FOR / IN MERCHANDISE
24.59mm Schenkman T25-10b Trantow (Lumber) TX2467-B10

8. Bi-metallic Trade Token from the USA…by Terry Hess, USA
Information on a Bi-metallic token from the USA:
WEST LUMBER CO. WESTVILLE, TEX. / REDEEMABLE / IN / MERCHANDISE / ONLY / (script signature of J M west)
GOOD FOR / 10 / PAT / JULY 1899 / IN MERCHANDISE
Schenkman W120-10
On the obverse first and last letters of the signature are visible. Under high magnification some letters on the aluminum insert are visible. This could be Trantow TX3744-C or D 10 )Lumber Book)

9. Bi-metallic Quiz Game #827…….…by Jack Hepler, USA
A traditional industry of Karelia is symbolized on the Provincial 2011 Bi-metallic 5 Euro coin.  Name the industry. See this coin and others at the WBCC website:  http://wbcc-online.com Please send your answer to: heplerj@juno.com

Answer to Bi-metallic Quiz Game question #826

The first Bi-metallic circulation issue coins of Finland were minted in the year MCMXCIII.  Which year was that in current dating format?

The correct answer to Question #826 is 1993.

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 #825 prize winner was Barry Murray, WBCC member #411.  There were five players.

10. Super Quiz #29…………by Jack Hepler, USA
The “Queen Fights” image may be seen on a 2012 Bi-metallic coin.  Name the coin and give the longitude and latitude of the last championship event.

Answer to Super Quiz #28

Argentina issued a series of 5 bimetallic coins, commemorating 200 years of independence.  All of these coins illustrate selected sites in Argentina.  Arrange these five locations in geographic order from north to south.
a. Pucara de Tilcara                 23 35`19” S
b. El Palmar                              31 51’ 11” S
c. Aconcagua                           32 39’ 12” S
d. Mar del Plata                        38 0’ 0” S
e. Glaciar Perito Moreno          50 29’ 0” S

The winner of Super Quiz #28 is Bertie van Haag, WBCC member # 261.

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

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"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
WBCC Website: http://wbcc-online.com
 
The WBCC will attend the following future International events:
* Open day of the Royal Dutch Mint, June, 2012, Utrecht, The Netherlands
* Internationale Muntmenifestatie, September 15, 2012, Assen, The Netherlands
* 42nd World Money Fair, February 1 till 3, 2013, Berlin, Germany

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