Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club
Newsmail # 924

WBCC Newsmail 924,  April 26 , 2014

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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1. Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2004 in Martin Peeters, The Netherlands
Detailed descriptions of all Bi-metallic 2 Euros from 2004 
Sure most of you to watch a Bi-metallic 2 Euro commemorative would know to identify the country that corresponds and the reason that is dedicated, quite another serious if question at all and each of the elements contained represented in the currency Here sure most would not be able to say everything contained therein. 
This entry on those issued in 2004, inaugurated a series that will attempt to uncover the details of all the Bi-metallic 2 Euro coins commemorative issued with its official and detailed description, you sure will discover some elements that so far we had gone unnoticed, with which we will have a deeper understanding of what we have tried to convey knowledge issue.

Finland - Enlargement of the European Union to ten new Member States

Designing a stylized pillar from which sprouts grow upwards.  Sprouts represent the enlargement of the European Union.  The column represents the foundation for growth.  Next to the column are the letters 'EU'.  In the upper part of the coin the year "2004".  Twelve stars, along with the year, surround the design Issuing volume:. 1,000,000

Greece - Athens Olympics 2004
The twelve stars of the European Union located around the outer ring surrounding the design of an ancient statue depicting a discus thrower ready to throw the disc.  The base of the statue covers a small part of the outer ring of the coin (outside).  To the left is the logo of the Olympic Games "Athens 2004" and the five Olympic circles, and to the right, one above the other, the figure "2" and the word "ΕΥΡΩ '.  The inscription of the year of issue appears divided on both sides of the star at the center of the bottom, as follows: 20 * 04, and the mark of the Mint is above the athlete's head . left Issuing volume: 35,000,000

Italy - 50th Anniversary of the World Food Programme

In the center the globe, tilted to the right and with inscription 'WORLD FOOD PROGRAMME' emerging from an ear of wheat, corn and other rice another appears;  these three types of grain represent the main global sources of food.  To the right of the globe can see the initial "I" superimposed on the 'R' (ie, the acronym of "Repubblica Italiana") and under a smaller combination of the "U" letters "P", engraver's initials, Uliana Pernazza.  To the left and above the globe contains the letter 'R' under the balloon and the year of issue "2004".  The twelve stars of the European Union are arranged on the outer ring of the coin Issuing volume:. 16,000,000

Luxembourg - Effigy and monogram of Grand Duke Henri

The coin depicts on the left side of the inner part the effigy of His Royal Highness Grand Duke Henri looking to the right, and in the right hand the monogram (a 'H' topped with a crown).  The twelve stars are arranged in a semicircle on the right monogram.  At the top of the ring in circular form 2004, surrounded by brand national mint and the engraver's initials, and the word LËTZEBUERG.  The 'HENRI - Grand-Duc de Luxembourg' legend contained in the bottom ring Issuing volume:.    2501800

San Marino - Bartolomeo Borghesi

The twelve stars of the European Union positioned around the outer ring of the coin, and the year of issue "2004" on the bottom center, surround the bust of Bartolomeo Borghesi.  A bust left, marked 'Bartolomeo Borghesi' and above the letter 'R' and the engraver's initials 'ELF' figure.  . 110.000: Right bust the word 'San Marino' Issue volume appears

Vatican City - 75th Anniversary of the State of Vatican City

The inside shows a schematic representation of the walls of the Vatican with Saint Peter's Basilica in the background.  Registrations' 75th ANNO DELLO STATO "and" 1929-2004 "appear surrounding the upper half of the inside.  In the lower left, in small letters, is the name of the designer, "VEROI 'and the engraver's initials' LDS INC.'.  The twelve stars of the European Union and the inscription "CITTA 'VATICAN" are arranged on the outer ring of the coin Issuing volume:. 85,000

2. Bi-metallic Coins from North- and Martin Peeters, The Netherlands
Visualisation of Bi-metallic Coins from North- and South-America

3. Bi-metallic Mint Tokens in Slovakia Michael Ayrapetov, USA
Here an overview of all Bi-metallic Tokens in Slovakia sets from 1996 to Present. Update for The World Of Bi-metallics Cataloque
 1) 1996  Branch of National Bank : Kosice
 2) 1997  Branch of National Bank: Banska Bystrica
 3) 1998  Kremnica Mint: 670th Anniversary
 4) 1999  The High Tatras (National Bank: Central Office in Bratislava)
 5) 2000  Branch of National Bank: Bratislava
 6) 2000  National Bank of Slovakia. Bimillennium. M. M, (Proof)
 7) 2000  Opening of New Building of Central National Bank of Slovakia
 8) 2001  Building of new Central Office of Bank in Bratislava
 9) 2002  Bojnicky Castle (National Culture)
10) 2002  Countries of the World: Sweden
11) 2002  Slovakia – World Hockey Champion
12) 2003  Orava Castle (National Culture)
13) 2003  Kremnica: 675th Anniversary of Mint
14) 2004  Bratislava Castle (Accession of Slovakia to European Union)
15) 2004  Kremnica – The Gold Town
16) 2005 Historical Regions of Slovakia: Saris, Zemplin
17) 2006  XX Winter Olympic Games in Turin, Italy
18) 2006. Bratislava Collestors’ Day
19) 2006  Historical Regions of Slovakia: Spis, Abov, Turniansko
20) 2007  Gejza Dusik (1907-1988), Slovakian Composer: 100th Anniversary of Birth
21) 2007  Nature Beauties of Czech Republic and Slovakia: National Parks of Slovakia
22) 2007  Historical Regions of Slovakia: Gemer, Malohont, Novohrad, Hont
23) 2008  Historical Regions of Slovakia: Horehronie, Pohronie, Podpofanie, Liptov
24) 2008  XXIX Olympic Games in Beijing, China
25) 2008  Eugen Suchon (1908-1993), Slovakian Composer: 100th Anniversary of Birth
26) 2008  Farewel to the Slovak Crown
27) 2008  90th Anniversary of Pittsburgh Agreement
28) 2009  Historical Regions of Slovakia: Orava, Kysuce, Povazie
29) 2013  Historical Regions of Slovakia: Bratislava, Podunajsko
30) 2013  UNESCO World Heritage: Banska Stiavnica and the Technical Monunets
31) 2013  Kosice – European Capital of Culture 2013
32) 2014  UNESCO World Heritage: Bardejov

4. Bi-metallic Quiz Game #924….…by Jack Hepler, USA
For centuries the area around Vyborg saw the bitter rivalry between Russia and its neighbors. The Vyborg Castle, built in 1293
on a small island Linnan-Saari off the Baltic coast, was a powerful Swedish stronghold. The castle was blocking a major trade
route between the Russian merchant city of Novgorod and the Baltic Sea.
Vyborg is located within Leningrad Oblast and honored on a Bi-metallic 10 Roubles coin issued in 2009. 
The image on the coin shows the Vyborg castle with its huge tower that was built by the Swedish. 
What is the name of this tower?

City Coat of Arms
See this coin and others at the WBCC website: Please send your answer to:

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 April prize is a Bi-metallic 3 Euro of Slovenia.

Bi-metallic Quiz question #923
Ministries of the Russian Federation were honored with Bi-metallic 10 Roubles coins in 2002.  One of the ministries so honored
is responsible for developing state policy and providing regulation in the sphere of analysis and forecasting of socioeconomic
and business development. 
Which ministry has this responsibility?
Answer:  The Ministry of Economic Development.
The March Quiz Game winner was Meir Sapir. 
There was a three way tie for this month. 

The prize is a Bi-metallic 20 Yuan 2001 of Taiwan.

5. Super Quiz #35…………by Jack Hepler, USA
There are countries with monarchs as head of the state.  They do not have bimetallic coins as yet. 
They are completely surrounded by countries having bimetallic coins. 
Name at least 2 of these non-bimetallic countries.

Answer Super Quiz 34
Austria has issued a series of Bi-metallic 25 Euro coins with a core of Niobium.  Niobium metal exhibits a rather novel
characteristic that allows oxidation in predictable colors.  Austria has utilized this characteristic to produce colored Euro
coins since 2003.  There have been three issues using the same color.  Name the color and the years of issue.

This question was fraught with controversy since the very popular Austrian color of blue was used in various shades and
hues from light blue to a turquoise color.  In fact, the most recent coin issued in 2014 is colored blue and green. 
As a result, all contestants were given credit for this question. 
The winner was Thierry Defaix as randomly selected.
There were five players in this game.

6. New Bi-, Tri-, or Tetra-metallic Rod Sell, WBCC Webmaster
The new Bi-, Tri-, or Tetra-metallic images are shown at:

"See you" next week,
Martin Peeters, Focal Point of the Worldwide Bi-metallic Collectors Club
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
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The WBCC will attend the following future International events:
* Open Day of the Royal Dutch Mint, June 2014, Utrecht, The Netherlands
* 44th World Money Fair, January 30 - February 1 1915, Berlin, Germany