Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club
Newsmail # 925

WBCC Newsmail 925,  May 3 , 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 2013 variant from Martin Peeters, The Netherlands
Variant in the Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2013 from Monaco.  The commemorative Bi-metallic 2 Euro issued in 2013 Monaco
dedicated to the "20th anniversary of the accession of Monaco to the United Nations," has a fairly obvious variant,
as shown in the images below.

The cornucopia, representing the mint mark of the Monnaie de Paris, appears attached to the outer ring in the relevant
currency variant. As was discussed in Dutch forum, where the image information is taken, is a fairly
common variant that can be found in both circulating coins, as you are part of the portfolio of Monaco 2013.

2. Bi-metallic 10 Rouble 2014 rom Russia.... by Jacek Stacel, Poland
Russia will release on May 5 next Bi-metallic 10 Ruoble 2014 from the series: Republic and the Russian Regions -
"The Republic of Ingushetia

3. bi-metallic fantasy 25 and 100 Rouble from Pabitra Saha, UK
Here picture of the Bi-metallic Fantasy 25 and 100 Rouble 2014 from  the Republic of Crimea

4. Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2005 in Martin Peeters, The Netherlands
Detailed descriptions of all Bi-metallic 2 Euros from 2005 commemoratives

Austria - 50th Anniversary of the Austrian State Treaty

The twelve stars of the European Union are arranged on the outer ring of the coin.  The inner part reproduces the
signatures  and seals of the last page of the Austrian State Treaty, signed in May 1955 by the Foreign Ministers and
Ambassadors of the Soviet Union, Great Britain, United States and France and the then Minister Austrian Foreign Affairs,
Leopold Figl.  The inscription 'JAHRE Staatsvertrag 50 "appears on stamps, covering the top of the inside of a not entirely
perfect and tilted to the right semicircle.  In the bottom left shows the year of issue, "2005."  The background of vertical
bars represents the inside of the heraldic Austrian national colors (red, white, red) Issuing volume:. 7,000,000

Belgium - Belgium-Luxembourg Economic Union

Effigies of Grand Duke Henri of Luxembourg and King Albert II of Belgium appear in profile in the center of the coin are shown. 
The profile of King Albert II is slightly superimposed on that of Grand Duke Henri.  Below the effigies the year of issue appears,
"2005."  In the bottom right of the initials of the engraver, 'LL'.  The two effigies and date are surrounded by twelve stars and
Monograms Grand Duke Henri on the left and King Albert II on the right.  Marks factories appear each coin between two stars
situated left and right of the bottom of the outer ring Issuing volume:. 6023000

Spain - IV centenary of the first edition of the works of Miguel de Cervantes 'The Ingenious Hidalgo Don Quixote of La Mancha'

Figure in the center of the coin image of Don Quixote, armed with a spear, and windmills in the background.  On the left, the word
"SPAIN" appears and below it, the mark of the Mint Factory ('M').  In the outer ring of the coin are represented by the twelve stars
of the European Union, four of which printed on the surface.  The year of issue appears at the bottom Issuing volume:. 8,000,000

Finland - 60th Anniversary of the founding of the United Nations and 50 of the accession of Finland

Include the dove of peace, consisting of the puzzle pieces in the center of the coin.  Left and the year of issue to the right -
under the dove, along the bottom edge of the inner circle, the inscription "A FINLAND" appear.  Above this value, coupled
to the puzzle, figure the letter 'K' (initial recorder).  The mark of the Mint ('M') appears in the representation of the dove of
peace.  The outer ring contains the twelve stars of the European Union Issue volume. 2,000,000

Italy - First anniversary of the signing of the European Constitution

A representation of Europa and the bull figure at the center of the coin.  Europa holding a pen and the text of the European Constitution. 
In the upper left of the image, the mark of the Mint Factory ("R").  The initials of the engraver Maria Carmela Colaneri ("MCC"), listed
on the bottom left.  The year of issue appears in the upper right corner of the illustration, above the head of the bull.  At the bottom of
the image, is the monogram of the Italian Republic ("RI").  The words "EUROPEAN COSTITUZIONE 'form a semicircle at the bottom
of the outer ring, represented under the image, and the top of the ring include twelve stars Issuing volume:. 18,000,000

Luxembourg - 50th Anniversary of Grand Duke Henri, 5th anniversary of his coronation and centenary of the death of Grand Duke Adolphe.

 In the center of the coin the effigy of His Royal Highness Grand Duke Henri facing right, superimposed on the effigy of Grand
Duke Adolphe appears.  Above the effigies figure, in a semicircle, the inscription 'GRANDS-DUCS DE LUXEMBOURG ". 
Below each effigy is inscribed the accompanying text 'HENRI * 1955 "and" 1905 Adolphe †'.  On the outside of the coin,
the twelve stars surrounding the image are interspersed with the text 'LËTZEBUERG' and under the date "2005" flanked
by Brand Factory currency and the letter 'S' is inscribed. Issuing volume: 2,774,000

San Marino - World Year of Physics

In the center of the coin a free interpretation of the allegorical painting known as "The antica physics or the study of the planets',
depicting Galileo Galilei appears.  The year of issue is shown in the illustration below a globe placed on a desktop.  To the left is
added the mint mark 'R' and on the right side, the engraver's initials 'LDS'.  The words "San Marino" form a semicircle on the image
and the word 'ANNO DELLA PHYSICAL Mondiale' occupies the lower edge of the inner part.  The outer ring contains the twelve stars
of the European Union, of which the ends of a stylized atom, which covers all the currency appreciate Issuing volume:. 130,000

Vatican - Twentieth World Youth Day held in Cologne

A representation of the Cologne cathedral with a comet on the top of the design shown in the center of the coin.  The words "XX GIORNATA Mondiale DELLA GIOVENTU 'form a semicircle along the upper edge of the inner part, interrupted by the comet's tail
and two of the spiers of the cathedral.  One needle extends to the outer ring of the coin.  At the top of the outer ring, twelve stars
arranged in a semicircle appear.  Among the stars set the year of issue ("2005") and the mark of the Mint ('R').  Below the central
image of the cathedral, in the bottom of the outer ring, figure semicircular inscription "CITTA 'VATICAN» Issuing volume:. 100,000

5. Bi-metallic Quiz Game #925….…by Jack Hepler, USA
The modern Republic of Altai economy is based largely upon agriculture, but nowadays the tourism industry has
undergone substantial growth. The Altai Mountains are the highest in Siberia. The Altai Republic was very popular for
hunting, fishing and adventure tourism during Soviet times. The region remains popular for rafting, kayaking, rock
climbing, horse riding, fishing and hunting.
In which year was a Russian 10 Roubles Bi-metallic coin issued that honors the Republic of Altai

Altai 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 #924
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?
Answer:  Olaf Tower.

6. 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.

7. 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
exchange knowledge about Bi-, Tri-, and Tetra-metallics

WBCC Organisation:
WBCC Webmaster: Rod Sell, Australia,
WBCC DoCu-Centre: Frans Dubois, Netherlands,
WBCC Research Centre: Paul Baker, UK,
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WBCC Focal Point ANA Conventions: Ray Lockwood, USA,
WBCC Focal Point: Martin Peeters, The Netherlands,
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