Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club
Newsmail # 927

WBCC Newsmail 927,  May 17 , 2014

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Worldwide Bi-metallic Collectors Club (WBCC),
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1. Bi-metallic 5 Euro 2014 from Jacek Stacel, Poland
The Mint of Finland Announces Issuance third series of coins with facial Bi-metallic 5 Euros and dedicated to their regions. 
This time will be represented in one side of an iconic image of each site animal, while the other will contain the shield region.

Animals of the Provinces series: the cuckoo in Karelia.

Animals of the Provinces series: the black-throated loon in Savonia

Core composition: CuNi
Ring composition: Nordic Gold
Diameter: 27.25 mm
Weight: 9.80 g
Mintage 10,000 (proof) and 35,000 (unc)

Finally sketches of two others, of which the design is known and to be issued at a date yet to be specified, dedicated to the Aland Islands, in which a white-tailed eagle and appears dedicated to the Finland Proper or Southwest Finland, where they represent a fox.

2. Bi-metallic 1/2 Dinar 2014 from Pabitra Saha, UK
Here a picture of the Bi-metallic 1/2 Dinnar 2014 from Libya issued this week, Depicts archeological city of Girza

3. Bi-metallic 100 Pesos 2014 from Martin Peeters, The Netherlands
The Bank of Mexico reported this week that on May 13, was issued the fourth and final series of six coins, a total of
twenty-four pieces that make up Mexico Heritage Numismatic Collection.
As in the previous three series of this collection is bimetallic coins, silver core with a par value of Bi-metallic 100 Pesos 2014,
collectible pieces that are not legal tender;  which outlines a journey through the history of Mexican coinage, from the founding
of the Royal Mint of Mexico in 1536 to the twentieth century.
Through this issue the central bank continues to dissemination and appreciation of Mexican numismatic history, as the currencies
in the fourth series include monetary rates in different mints coined during the colonial and Mexico;  and necessary parts of the
War of Independence and the Revolution of 1910.
The coins of this fourth series are, in the order they appear in the photo and the detailed descriptions of each:

Die Huerta
Villista famous Reverse Currency DIE HUERTA, minted in Cuencamé, Durango, in 1914, by General Calixto Contreras and Severino Ceniceros.  In this piece a rough Republican glow, surrounded by the legend UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, in the exergue, the denomination and 1914, year of issue, six stars can be seen.  It is one of the rare examples in which monetary policy is stated in his harangue imprint. 

Viceregal gold coins minted in the name of Philip V and Ferdinand VI, was popularly known as peluconas due to abundant wigs worn by the monarchs in their imprints.  In this particular case, it is a piece of 8 escudos minted in Mexico in the name of Ferdinand VI. 

60 pesos Oaxaca
During the Mexican Revolution, the Free and Sovereign State of Oaxaca resumed its sovereignty and began minting its own currency.  The iconic piece of that coinage was 60 pesos, gold, 1916;  that piece holds on its obverse the effigy of Benito Juárez surrounded by a wreath. 

Oaxaca (Independence)
During the War of Independence, the royalist authorities authorized the establishment of a Provisional Currency House in Oaxaca to address the severe shortage of cash.  Therefore, in this city of 8 reales pieces were minted whose reverse shows a lion rampant were the center of a shield.

Overprint of British Guiana
Sometimes the Mexican currency was resealed and perforated abroad.  Resealing the validated for circulation and drilling was used to obtain a piece of low denomination.  In the Caribbean was particularly widespread this practice. 

¼ real Republican
Lack of currency in small denominations in Mexico was a secular problem.  During the nineteenth century, the copper coinage of pages helped to alleviate this situation;  however, their frequent counterfeiting and especially his excessive coinage brought new problems to the nation.  However, the movement of these pieces marked the first decades of monetary history of Mexico.

The obverse of all parts is identical, with representation of the Coat of Arms.


4. Bi-metallic Token from Stanislaw Bulawski, Poland
Here a picture Polish Bi-metallic Token from Warsaw Mint :

Ciechocinel, 7 Solarow  2014 diameter 27 mm  , ring K-N  ,  center Brass , mintage  10 000

5. Bi-metallic Fantasy Token from Pheasant Pabitra Saha, UK
Here a picture of a Fantasy Token from Pheasant Island 2014

6. Bi-metallic 2 Euro 200 in Martin Peeters, The Netherlands
Detailed descriptions of all Bi-metallic 2 Euros from 2007 commemoratives

Germany - Mecklenburg-Vorpommern

The currency played Schwerin Castle and has the inscription "Mecklenburg-Vorpommern", the state of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, where the palace is located.  The mark of the Mint ('A', 'D', 'F', 'G' or 'J') appears on the image, and listed under the engraver's initials 'HH'.  In the outer ring of the coin are arranged the twelve stars of the European Union, along with the year of issue, 2007, and the legend "Bundesrepublik Deutschland" Issuing volume:. 31,245,630

Finland - 90th Anniversary of the Independence of Finland

The currency played a vessel driven nine rowers, symbolizing collaboration.  Above the picture is the year of issue (2007) and below, the year of independence (1917).  To the left of the oars is registered mark of the Mint and right, the country abbreviation (FI).  The circular crown represent the twelve stars of the European Union Issue volume. 2,000,000

Luxembourg - Grand Ducal Palace

The coin bears the bust of HRH Grand Duke Henri superimposed on an image of the Grand Ducal Palace.  On the left appears the year of issue, 2007, flanked on its upper end by the engraver's mark, and the lower, for the mark of the Mint.  The inscription 'LËTZEBUERG' appears in the base image Issuing volume:. 1,031,000

Monaco - 25th Anniversary of the death of Princess Grace Kelly

The coin bears the bust of Princess Grace.  At right the legend 'MONACO' the mark of the national mint, the year ("2007") and the engraver's mark appears.  The artist name 'RBBARON "is engraved below the hair of the Princess.  The outer ring depicts the twelve stars of the European Union Issue volume. 20,001

Portugal - Portuguese Presidency of the European Union

Contained an oak (Quercus suber) in the center of the coin.  Under the branches to the left of the trunk, the Portuguese coat of arms and the right, the inscription "FOR YOUR GAL" appears on three lines.  The signature of the artist (I. Vilar), the year of issue (2007), the mark of the Mint (INCM) and the legend "DO CONSELHO DA EU presidency 'form a semicircle at the bottom center currency.  The circular crown represent the twelve stars of the European Union Issue volume. 1,275,000

San Marino - Bicentenary of the birth of Giuseppe Garibaldi

Engraving of a portrait of Giuseppe Garibaldi flanked by the inscription "SAN MARINO" and the year of issue (2007) on the left and right respectively contained in the center of the coin.  To the left of the portrait watermark Mint Factory (R) and appears in the lower left part of the inner circle of the coin the initials of the artist Ettore Lorenzo Frapiccini (ELF) are included.  The circular crown represent the twelve stars of the European Union Issue volume. 130,000

Vatican - 80 Birthday of Pope Benedict XVI

Figure the effigy of His Holiness Benedict XVI in the center of the coin facing left.  The "BENEDICTI PM Aetatis ANNO LXXX XVI CITTA 'VATICAN» legend is engraved along the edge of the inner circle of the coin.  The mark of the Mint (R), the year of issue (2007) and the engraver's initials (MCC INC) appear to the left of the portrait and the artist (LONGO) is inscribed on the right.  The circular crown represent the twelve stars of the European Union Issue volume. 100,000

Common Reason - Fiftieth anniversary of the Treaty of Rome.

In the center of the coin of the Treaty document signed by the six founding countries on a background that mimics the pavement designed by Michelangelo for the Piazza del Campidoglio in Rome, where the signing took place on 25 March is shown 1957. The name of the issuing country and the legends "TREATY OF ROME 50 YEARS 'and' Europe 'appear in Latin or the language of the country of the euro area.  Thus, the registration varies by country, but the image is the same.

The Treaty of Rome established the European Economic Community, starting a process that led to the introduction of the euro in 1999 and banknotes and coins in 2002. To celebrate the anniversary of the Treaty, March 25, 2007, the member countries euro area have jointly issued decidiero this coin whose design was chosen in a contest organized by the European mints.
Below we see the designs and emission volumes countries

Germany  30865630

 Austria   9,000,000

Belgium   5,040,000

Slovenia   400,000

Spain   8,000,000

Finland  1,400,000

France   9406875

Greece   3973549

Holland    6355500

Ireland   3973549

Italy   5,000,000

Luxembourg   2,046,000

Portugal   1,520,000


7. Bi-metallic Quiz Game #927….…by Jack Hepler, USA
The largest city and the administrative center of the Oblast is located on the Tura River 2,500 kilometers (1,600 mi) east of Moscow.
The city was the first Russian settlement in Siberia. Founded in 1586 to support Russia's eastward expansion, the city has remained one of the most important industrial and economic centers east of the Ural Mountains. Located at the junction of several important trade routes and with easy access to navigable waterways, it rapidly developed from a small military settlement to a large commercial and industrial city. The central part of the old town retains many historic buildings from throughout the city's history.
The vast oil-rich region stretches from the Kazakhstani border to the Arctic Ocean and is the home of many companies active in Russia's oil and gas industry.
This city and the surrounding Oblast have the same name and was honored with a Bi-metallic 10 Roubles in 2014. 
Name this Oblast.
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 May prize is a Bi-metallic 3 Euro of Slovenia or other suitable coin.

Bi-metallic Quiz question #926
The construction of the first seaport of ancient Russia was decreed by Ivan the Terrible in 1583. 
This city and the surrounding Oblast have the same name and was honored with a Bi-metallic 10 Roubles in 2009. 
Name this Oblast.
Answer:  Arkhangelsk Oblast.

8. 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.

9. New Bi-, Tri-, or Tetra-metallic Rod Sell, WBCC Webmaster
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"See you" next week,
Martin Peeters, Focal Point of the Worldwide Bi-metallic Collectors Club
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