Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club
Newsmail # 928

WBCC Newsmail 928,  May 24 , 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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Dear WBCC members and non WBCC members,

Welcome into the World of Bi-, Tri- and Tetra-metallics.
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1. Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2014 from Jacek Stacel, Poland
Finland Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2014 in honour of Tove Jansson to be released on 16 June

The Mint of Finland will be on sale from the 26th of May, the currency of the methods below and at the following links:
 - Rolls of 25 coins UNC quality Price: 90 €
 - Packed with 10 coins in UNC quality Price: 41 €
 - Case of Proof quality coin Price: 24 €
 Emission data
 Designer: Jari Lepisto
 Issuing volume: 1,489,000 (UNC) 11,000 (Proof)
 Date of issue: 16 June
 In closing I want to apologize because the blog was not online the day yesterday, because beyond my control glitches.

2. Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2014 from The Pabitra Saha, UK
The Netherlands Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2014 was minted this week and issued yesterday.
The king at the front and the former Queen at the back, and 4 different colored crowns.

3. Bi-metallic 500 Yen 2014 from Martin Peeters, The Netherlands
Within the series "Prefectures of Japan" have been submitted by the "Japan Mint" Three new bimetallic coins of Bi-metallic 500 Yen to be issued in early 2015 specifically prefectures to which they are engaged are: Kagawa, Saitama and Ishikawa. After the issuance of these coins will be minted 38's, leaving 9 to complete this collection

These coins are composed of a core part and a ring of cupro-nickel brass (75% Cu-12.5% ​​Ni-12.5% ​​Zn) have a weight of 7.1 grams and a diameter of 26.5 millimeters.  This series starts on the 60th anniversary of the Local Autonomy Law, consists of 47 coins, one for each province of Japan.

4. Bi-metallic Fantasy Coins from Pabitra Saha, UK
Here pictures of the Fantasy bi-metallic 1 ryal, 2 ryals, 5 ryals from Scotland

 The company behind these "patterns" is the International Numismatic Agency Ltd.

5. Bi-metallic Fantasy 10, 12.5 and 35 Real 2014 from Pabitra Saha, UK
Cabinda fantasy set has three Bi-metallics

6. Bi-metallic Fantasy 25 Real Pabitra Saha, UK
Cabinda has issued a World Cup commem Bi-metallic fantasy coin

7. Bi-metallic Fantasy 100 Franc 2014 from Isle Des Pabitra Saha, UK
Isle des Pins has a Bi-metallic piece in its fantasy set

8. Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2009 in Martin Peeters, The Netherlands
Detailed descriptions of all Bi-metallic 2 Euros from 2009 commemoratives

Germany - Land of Saarland

En coin the Church of San Luis, symbol of Saarbruecken, Saarland capital is represented.  The design features played the facade and bell tower of this church and below the inscription "SAARLAND" and a "G" mark of the national mint.  The initials of the artist, Friedrich Brenner, at right.  The year of issue, 2009, the twelve stars of the European Union and the inscription "Bundesrepublik Deutschland" appear in the annulus Issuing volume:. 30,940,630

Belgium - Bicentenary of the birth of Louis Braille

The currency played a portrait of Louis Braille and L and B initials in the alphabet was invented.  Up portrait below your name and the code of the issuing country, 'BE', and the years "1809" and "2009" appears.  To the left is the mark of the Mint and right, the mark of the master recorder.  The circular crown represent the twelve stars of the European Union Issue volume. 5013500

Slovakia - Twentieth anniversary of the November 17, 1989 (Day of the struggle for freedom and democracy)

The coin shows a stylized bell with a clapper as keys, which recalls the demonstration on 17 November 1989, in which protesters blew their keys to symbolize the opening of the doors, an event which marked the beginning of the 'Revolution Velvet "in the former Czechoslovakia.  Under the hood bearing the mark of the artist and the Slovak national mint (Mincovna Kremnica).  The "17. Legend  NOVEMBER SLOBODA Demokracia "years" 1989-2009 "and the name of the issuing country 'SLOVENSKO' around the hood on the outer ring The twelve stars of the European Union Issuing volume:.. 1,000,000

Finland - Second anniversary of Finnish autonomy and the Diet of Porvoo

The currency played a profile of the Porvoo Cathedral, where the opening ceremony of the first session of the Diet of Finland was held in 1809.  About the profile is written in stylized number "1809".  To the left is the code of the issuing country 'FI', and right, the year of issue "2009".  The circular crown represent the twelve stars of the European Union Issue volume. 1,600,000

Italy - Bicentenary of the birth of Louis Braille

The coin shows a reading by touch hand an open book.  The index finger points to the vertical inscription 'LOUIS BRAILLE 1809-2009';  on hand, two birds flying symbolize freedom of knowledge.  In the upper right part of the logo of the Italian Republic, 'RI', and at the bottom, the mark of the Mint, 'R'.  Below the book is written the name of the Braille alphabet that he invented.  At the bottom the initials of the artist Maria Carmela Colaneri, 'MCC'.  The circular crown represent the twelve stars of the European Union Issue volume. 2,000,000

Luxembourg - The Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Charlotte

The currency played effigies of Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Charlotte.  On the right, aligned vertically, set the legend 'LËTZEBUERG "and the year" 2009 ", flanked by the engraver's mark and the mark of the Mint.  The outer ring depicts the twelve stars of the European Union Issue volume. 834,500

Portugal - Second Lusophone Games

Issued to commemorate the Games of the Portuguese-speaking countries, the coin depicts a gymnast with a ribbon.  The coat of Portugal appears above the name of the issuing country 'PORTUGAL'.  Registration "2. JOGOS DA will LUSOFONIA LISBON» is down between the initials' INCM "to the left, and the artist" J.  AURÉLIO 'right.  The year of issue "2009" appears on the gymnast.  The outer ring depicts the twelve stars of the European Union on a background of concentric lines Issuing volume:. 1,275,000

San Marino - European Year of Creativity and Innovation

The coin represents objects that evoke scientific research: a book, a compass, a test tube and a flask.  To the left are the three emblematic feathers of the Republic of San Marino.  On the right, the year of issue "2009" and the mark of the Mint, 'R'.  The "Creatività INNOVAZIONE" legend above.  Below, the name of the issuing country, "SAN MARINO" and the artist's initials 'AM'.  The outer ring depicts the twelve stars of the European Union Issue volume. 130,000

Vatican - International Year of Astronomy

This coin was issued to mark the International Year of Astronomy.  Contained an allegory of the birth of stars and planets in the center of the coin, along with several astronomical instruments.  The design is inspired by the frescoes of the Sistine Chapel by Michelangelo Issuing volume:. 106 084

Common theme - Tenth anniversary of Economic and Monetary Union

The coin can be seen a figure of primitive design that blends with the symbol €.  The idea to be conveyed is that the single currency and, by extension, Economic and Monetary Union (EMU) are the last link in the long history of European economic and trade integration.
This coin is issued all the countries of the euro area, appearing in each case the name of the issuing country and the legend 'EMU 1999-2009' in the respective language or languages.
The design, selected from the five shortlisted citizens of the European Union through Internet voting is creating George Stamatopoulos, a sculptor from the Minting department of the Bank of Greece.

Below we see the designs and emission volumes countries.

 Country                          Image                   Emission volume

 Germany                          3,0565,630

 Austria                                5,000,000

 Belgium                            5,012,000

 Cyprus                             1,000,000

 Slovakia                           2,500,000

 Slovenia                          1,000,000

 Spain                              8,000,000

 Finland                           1,400,000

 France                           10,090,000

 Greece                            4,000,000

 Holland                           5,309,500

 Ireland                             3,812,908

 Italy                               2,000,500

 Luxembourg                     825,000

 Malta                               700,000

 Portugal                        1.285.000


9. Bi-metallic Quiz Game #928….…by Jack Hepler, USA
Some members of the bird family Accipitridae belong to several genera that are not necessarily closely related to each other. Most of the sixty species are from Eurasia and Africa.
One such bird is represented on a Russian Bi-metallic 100 Roubles in 1992. 
Name this bird.
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 #927
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 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.
Answer:  Tyumen Oblast.

10. 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.

11. 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,
WBCC Developement Centre: Jack Hepler, USA,

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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