Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club
Newsmail # 930
 

WBCC Newsmail 930,  June 7 , 2014
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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. WBCC at the Open Day of the Royal Dutch Mint...... by Martin Peeters, WBCC Focal Point
Next weel, June 14, the Worldwide Bi-metallic Collectors Club will attend as every year the Open Day of the Royal Dutch Mint
in their building in Utrecht, The Netherlands. Frans Dubois and Martin Peeters will host the WBCC table.
So if you want to meet us, come the the Open Day.

More info at:
http://www.knm.nl/Dag-van-de-Munt-2014/nl/page/928/ (In Dutch language)

2. Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2014 from San Marino....by Pabitra Saha, UK
San Marino has released the design of its Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2014 commemorate 500th anniversary death of Donato Bramante
(1444 - 1514)


3. Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2015 from Germany...........by Jacek Stacel, Poland
Next year, 2015, Germany announce emissions commemorative Bi-metallic 2 Euro to celebrate the 25 anniversary of the reunification of Germany

More info at:
http://www.bundesfinanzministerium.de/Content/DE/Pressemitteilungen/Briefmarken/2014/06/2014-06-04-PM09.html?source=stdNewsletter

4. Bi-metallic 2 Dollar 2014 from Canada...........by Jacek Stacel, Poland
Special Edition Specimen Set, with the Bi-metallic 2 Dollar 2014 - Baby Rabbits


5. Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2011 in Europe....by Martin Peeters, The Netherlands
Detailed descriptions of all Bi-metallic 2 Euros from 2011 commemoratives


Germany - Land of North Rhine-Westphalia

In the center of the coin Cologne Cathedral on the words "Nordrhein-Westfalen", original name of the German state in which is appears.  The circular crown coin contained the twelve stars of the European Union, along with the year of issue, 2011, at the bottom Issuing volume:. 30,000,000

Belgium - Centenary of International Women's Day

The central part of the coin, commemorating the centenary of International Women's Day, March 8, presents the effigies of Isala Van Diest, the first woman doctor in Belgium and Marie Poplin, the first lawyer.  Below the effigies, and on either side of 2011, the names of the two women are mentioned, together with the emblem of their profession.  The 'BE', referring to their nationality, letters appear centered above the effigies, and left and right respectively, the brand of master engraver and mint mark.  The outer ring depicts the twelve stars of the European Union Issue volume. 5,000,000

Slovakia - Twentieth anniversary of the establishment of the Visegrad Group

The design of the inner part of the coin features the embossed four Central European states (Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia) and a "V" superimposed on composite reference to Visegrad Group, a regional alliance also known by the name of "Visegrad four" or "V4".  The Group was founded after the summit of Heads of State or Government of Czechoslovakia, Hungary and Poland held in the town of Visegrad (Hungary) on February 15, 1991, with the primary objective to cooperate in areas of common interest in the process . European integration Issuing volume: 1,000,000

Slovenia - Centenary of the birth of Franc Rozman Stane-

Stylized silhouette figure of Franc Rozman Stane-, General of the High Command of the Slovenian partisan army and national hero of Slovenia in the inner part of the coin. Listed on the outer ring of twelve stars of the European Union.    Issuing volume: 1,000,000

Spain - Patio of the Lions, Granada

The inner part of the coin depicts the Patio de los Leones in the Alhambra in Granada, strength declared UNESCO world heritage site in 1984 in the annulus contained the twelve stars of the European Union Issue volume:.. 4,000,000

Finland - Suomen Bicentennial Pankki - Finlands Bank

The bicentennial commemorative coin Suomen Pankki - Finlands Bank, designed by artist Hannu Veijalainen shows a swan, the national bird of Finland.  The inner part of the coin shows the dates "2011" year of issue, and "1811", when the Tsar Alexander I of Russia ordered to establish a "Bureau de Change, Loan and Deposit" in Turku (Finland).  This office was the first bank in Finland and later became the Suomen Pankki -. Finlands Bank, he moved to Helsinki in 1819 The bank started operating as a central bank in the late nineteenth century, after Finland had its own currency and commercial banks in the country was established Issuing volume:. 1,600,000

France - Thirtieth anniversary of the Festival of Music

The inner part of the coin shows a joyous crowd, with a stylized representation of a musical instrument and notes floating in the air, symbolizing the festive atmosphere of the Festival of Music, held in France to coincide with the summer solstice from 1981.'s "Fête de la Musique" legend and the date "21 juin 2011" appear in the center of the subject.  Along the top edge, to the right, figure legend "and ANNIVERSAIRE 30 'and at the bottom, indicating the issuing country' RF '. Listed on the outer ring of twelve stars of the European Union. Volume Issued: 10,000,000

Greece - Special Olympics World Summer Games - Athens 2011

A radiant sun, source of life that underlines the excellence and power of the athletes participating in the Games: At the center of the coin the Games emblem is displayed.  Excellence is represented by the olive branch, and power, the spiral starting at the center of the sun.  Inscribed around the right outer edge of the inner figure legend "XIII SPECIAL OLYMPICS WSG ATHENS 2011" and the name of the issuing country 'ΕΛΛΗΝΙΚΗ ΔΗΜΟΚΡΑΤΙΑ "separated by the mint mark.  The circular crown represent the twelve stars of the European Union Issue volume. 1,000,000

Netherlands - Fifth anniversary of the publication of the Praise of Folly by Desiderius Erasmus

The inner part of the coin depicts Erasmus writing his book, on the right, and the effigy of Queen Beatrix to the left.  These two images are separated by the vertical inscription "Beatrix Koningin der Nederlanden".  The year "2011", the brand's master engraver and mark the Mint appear arranged horizontally near the center of the coin's outer ring contains the twelve stars of the European Union Issue volume:.. 4,000,000

Italy - 150th anniversary of the unification of Italy

The inner part of the coin shows, at its center, three Italian flags waving in the wind, representing the three fiftieth anniversaries occurred since the start of the Italian Republic (completed respectively in 1911, 1961 and 2011) as an example of perfect link between generations;  This is the emblem of the 150th anniversary of the unification of Italy.  In a semicircle along the top edge around the three flags, the inscription "150 dell'Unita D'ITALIA" (150th anniversary of the Unification of Italy).  To his right, superimposed initials of the issuing country 'RI' and, under the flags, the dates "1861> 2011 >>".  In the center, below the dates, the mint mark 'R' appears, along the bottom edge, to the right, the initials of the artist Ettore Lorenzo Frapiccini and the first three letters of the name of their profession in Italian    (Incisore): "ELF INC.».  The twelve stars of the European Union are represented in the annulus Issuing volume:. 10,000,0

Luxembourg - Fifth anniversary of the appointment of Jean Benoît as heir Grand Duke

The currency played on the right side of the inner part the effigy of His Royal Highness Grand Duke Henri facing left, superimposed on the effigy of Grand Duke Juan and Grand Duchess Charlotte.  Above the three effigies figure legend 'LËTZEBUERG'.  The year of issue "2011", flanked by the mark of the Mint and the engraver's mark is reproduced on the legend.  Names of Their Royal Highnesses are listed under the respective effigy Issuing volume:. 700,000

Malta - Constitutional history, the first election of representatives in 1849

The center of the coin, the first in a series of five to be issued over a period of five years to commemorate major milestones in Malta's constitutional history, shows a hand introduces a ballot in a ballot box.  The image refers to the election in 1849 of the first Maltese Council of Government advising the British Governor of Malta, a country that had been a British colony since the Treaty of Paris of 1814 representatives. At the upper right edge of the center of the coin the following words appear: "MALTA - First 1849 ELECTED Representatives."  The outer ring depicts the twelve stars of the European Union Issue volume. 430,000

Monaco - Wedding of Prince Albert and Charlene

The inner part of the coin shows, at the center, the effigies of Prince Albert and Charlene.  Under the name of the issuing country "MONACO" and the year of issue "2011".  The inscription 'MONACO 2011 "is preceded by the mint mark and followed by the engraver's mark The circular crown coin contained the twelve stars of the European Union Issue volume:.. 147 877

Portugal - Fifth anniversary of the birth of Fernão Mendes Pinto

The coin commemorates the fifth anniversary of the birth of Fernão Mendes Pinto, Portuguese explorer whose book on the discoveries and adventures on the seas and countries of Asia was published posthumously under the title Peregrinação (Pilgrimage).  At its center a ship floating in a sea formed by a series of undulating legends referring to Portugal, Lisbon, his book and some of his travel destinations appears.  Below, in the center, the country's name "Portugal" figure.  The name of the browser, flanked by the dates "1511" and "2011" forms a semicircle along the edge of the inner circle of the coin.  The circular crown represent the twelve stars of the European Union Issue volume. 520,000

San Marino - Fifth anniversary of the birth of Giorgio Vasari

The coin commemorates the fifth anniversary of the birth of Giorgio Vasari (30 July 1511 - 27 June 1574), painter, writer and architect famous for his biographies of Italian artists and is currently regarded as the pioneer of the history of art.  In the center of the coin a detail of his painting Giuditta shown beheading Holofernes.  Centered at the bottom dates "1511-2011" listed under the name "G.  VASARI "and the name of the issuing country 'SAN MARINO' left and right respectively, along the inner edge.  The mark of the Mint 'R', listed to the left of the central theme, and 'CM', initials of designer Claudia Momoni, immediately to the right.  The twelve stars of the European Union are represented in the annulus Issuing volume:. 130,000

Vatican - Twenty-sixth World Youth Day

The central part of the coin shows several young men with flags, the mintmark 'R' and the year "2011", surrounded by all this, at the top, by the Roman numerals 'XXVI' and the initials 'GMG' of Giornata Mondiale della Gioventù (World Youth Day) and, at the bottom, the name of the issuing country "CITTA 'VATICAN." on the outer ring of the coin depicts the twelve stars of the European Union. Volume Issued: 115,000

Source: http://www.numismatica-visual.es/

6. Bi-metallic Quiz Game #930….…by Jack Hepler, USA
This Russian town in Kostroma Oblast is famous for its salt mines.  It was commemorated on a Bi-metallic 10 Roubles in 2009. 
Name the town.
 
Coat of Arms

See this coin and others at the WBCC website:  http://wbcc-online.com
Please send your answer to: heplerj@juno.com

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 #929
Which event was commemorated on a Bi-metallic Russian 10 Roubles in 2000 and again in 2005?
Answer:  The end of World War II.

7. 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.

8. 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
 
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


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