Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club
Newsmail # 933
 

WBCC Newsmail 933,  June 28 , 2014
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1. Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2014 from Luxembourg..... by Martin Peeters, The Netherlands
Here a picture of the new Bi-metallic 5 Euro 2014 from Luxembourg is the series Castles,  Larochette Castle

Belonging to the series Castles of Luxembourg, has been put up for sale today in the online shop of BCL, a new 5 Euro Bi-metallic coin minted in silver and niobium, dedicated Larochette Castle.  A very nice coin in that it shows that the Mint of Austria is responsible for the design and minting.

Coin designed and minted by Mint of Austria
Metal: Ring Silver 925, centre Nobium
Diameter: 34 mm
Issuing volume: 3000
Issue price: 85,00 €
Date of issue: June 2014

Other coins issued in this series, plus all the common face.

2009 - 2010 Vianden Castle - Castle of Esch-sur-Sure
2011 - Mersch Castle
2012 - 2013 Bourscheid Castle - Castle of Beaufort

2. Bi-metallic 500 Yes 2014 from Japan......by  Pabitra Saha, UK
Japan prefecture series new coins of Bi-metallic 500 Yen are released


3. Bi-metallic 5 Euro 2015 from  Finland...........by Martin Peeters, The Netherlands
Here all Bi-metallic 5 Euro's from Finland in the series Nordic Mature


4. Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2012 in Europe....by Martin Peeters, The Netherlands
Detailed descriptions of all Bi-metallic 2 Euros from 2012 commemoratives

Germany - Castle Neuschwanstein

The central part of the coin, designed by Erich Ott, shows this view of one of the most famous monuments of Bavaria, Neuschwanstein Castle, the gatehouse in the foreground, his romantic towers and turrets and majestic mountains as background.  Under the name of the Land "BAYERN" appears.  The mintmark of the corresponding factory (A, D, F, G or J) appears in the right of the central part of the coin and the artist's initials on the left. The circular crown coin listed twelve stars of the European Union.  Among the stars, at the bottom, the year "2012" on top, the indication of the issuing State "D" appears and Issuing volume:. 30,000,000

Belgium - 75th anniversary of Queen Elizabeth musical competition

Contest logo appliqué on the Queen Elizabeth the Queen left profile, founder in 1937 of the musical figure in the central part of the coin. Left Brand Director of the mint (a stylus) appears, and the right , the mint mark (the head of the Archangel Michael).  A semicircle on the lower edge of the central part of the coin is the inscription 'QUEEN ELISABETH COMPETITION "and, at the top, the inscription" 1937 - 2012 "on the anniversary septuagésimoquinto competition.  The 'BE' letters that appear to the right of the profile indicate the country of issue in the crown ring of the coin contains the twelve stars of the European Union Issue volume:.. 5,000,000

Spain - Cathedral of Burgos

The central part of the coin shows the Cathedral of Santa Maria Burgos, famous for its large size and architectural originality.  Its construction started in 1221 and nine years later, was used as a place of worship, although work continued on an intermittent basis until 1567. Their style is predominantly French Gothic with Renaissance elements incorporated in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries.  The name of the issuing country 'SPAIN' appears in the top left and on the right, the year "2012".  The mint mark (an M topped with a crown) on the right in the ring of the coin include crown of twelve stars of the European Union Volume on:.. 4,000,000

Finland - 150th birthday of Helene Schjerfbeck

The central part of the coin shows a stylized self-portrait of the artist, with the words' Helene Schjerfbeck "and the years of his birth and death," 1862-1946 "inscribed vertically on the left and right respectively.  At the bottom, to the left of the portrait include 'FI' letters and the year "2012", indicating the country and year of issue respectively.  The mintmark appears at the edge of the central portion below the dates of birth and death in the ring of the coin include crown of twelve stars of the European Union Issue volume:.. 2,000,000

France - Centenary of the birth of Abbé Pier

The central part of the coin shows a portrait of Abbot Pierre with his famous beret, slightly difficult angle on the left.  To the right is the logo of the foundation that bears his name, with micro text which can be read "Et les autres you?" Which was his favorite motto to remember that we must never forget to help others.  On the inner edge, the inscription 'Centenaire de la naissance de l'Abbé Pierre "form an arc around the portrait.  To the left are the cornucopia (mintmark of the Monnaie de Paris) and 'RF' lyrics, which refer to the country of issue.  To the right of the "fleurette" (distinctive engraving workshop) Issuing volume appears on the ring of the coin include crown of twelve stars of the European Union.. 1,000,000

Italy - Centenary of the death of Giovanni Pascoli

The central part of the coin shows a portrait of the poet Romagna, Giovanni Pascoli, outstanding representative of Italian literature of the late nineteenth century.  To the left are the year of death of the poet "1912", the mint mark 'R' and the initials of the designer Maria Carmela Colaneri "MCC".  To the right the year of issue "2012" appears on the monogram of the Italian Republic 'RI'.  Below the portrait, the inscription 'G.  PASCOLI 'arches over the lower edge of the inside of the coin in the ring of the coin include crown of twelve stars of the European Union Issue volume:.. 15,000,000

Luxembourg - Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duke William IV

The coin shows, on the left side of his body, the effigy of His Royal Highness the Grand Duke Henri, superimposed on the Grand Duke William IV, his great-grandfather, both looking to the right;  their names 'HENRI' and 'GUILLAUME IV "and the inscription" 1912 †' with regard to the second, appear below the effigies.  In the top figure the year "2012", flanked left and right, respectively, for the mint mark (the rod of Mercury) and its director (a sailboat).  Under the year the words' GRANDS-DUCS DE LUXEMBOURG "and the background, the city of Luxembourg appears.
 The circular crown coin contained the twelve stars of the European Union Issue volume. 700,000

Luxembourg - Wedding of Prince William and Countess Stéphanie de Lannoy

The coin shows, on the left side of his body, the effigy of His Royal Highness the Grand Duke Henri and, on the right side, the effigy of Prince William, Hereditary Grand Duke, superimposed on the Countess Stephanie.  Registrations' PRËNZENHOCHZAÏT "and" LËTZEBUERG "and the year" 2012 "with the mint mark and the initials of the master engraver, appear on the bottom of the inside of the coin.
The circular crown coin contained the twelve stars of the European Union Issue volume. 512,000

Malta - Majority Representation 1887

The design of the central part of the coin, created by the Maltese artist Gianni Bonnici, shows a jubilant crowd, with the Governor's Palace in Valletta in the background.  The inscription 'MALTA - 1887 Majority representation' appears in the top of the inside of the coin, and the year of issue "2012" on the bottom edge.
The circular crown coin contained the twelve stars of the European Union Issue volume. 455,000

Monaco - Fifth anniversary of the sovereignty of Monaco

The central part of the coin shows a portrait of Lucien Grimaldi I profile, facing left.  At the edge, the inscription "1512 MONACO souveraineté 2012» arcs around the portrait, with an ornamental diamond on each side, and the horn of plenty (mintmark of the Monnaie de Paris) and "fleurette» (distinctive engraving workshop) to the left and right respectively, at the bottom.  . The name of the founder, "Lucien I ', is the mint mark on The circular crown coin contained the twelve stars of the European Union Issue volume. 110,000

Portugal - Guimarães European Capital of Culture 2012

The central part of the coin shows a stylized image of Afonso Henriques, the first king of Portugal, with his sword and Guimarães Castle, which is considered the place where Portugal as an independent nation was erected in the twelfth century.  To the left of the Portuguese escudo image above the word "Portugal" appears.  In the bottom right of the caption "GUIMARÃES 2012" appears with the logo of Guimarães European Capital of Culture 2012. At the lower edge of the central part contains the mintmark 'INCM "and the name of the designer' JOSEPH GUIMARÃES» .
The circular crown coin contained the twelve stars of the European Union Issue volume. 520,000

San Marino - Ten years of euro banknotes and coins

The world is displayed in the form of euro symbol in the center.  The elements surrounding the euro symbolize the importance of this for ordinary people (represented by a family of four), the world of finance (the Eurotower), trade (the ship), industry (factory) and energy, research and development (two wind turbines).  The designer's initials "AH" are seen (if you look carefully) between the ship and the Eurotower.  In the upper and lower edges of the central part of the coin shows, respectively, San Marino and the years "2002 - 2012" Issuing volume:. 130,000

Vatican - Seventh World Meeting of Families

The central part of the coin shows a family with Milan Cathedral, the city which hosts the Seventh World Meeting of Families in the background.  The meeting is held every three years to highlight the family as common human heritage and reflect its universal character and its contribution to the human side of life worldwide.  Surrounding the image of the family names in Italian of the event and the Vatican City and the year "2012".  Between the child and his mother figure the mint mark 'R' in the ring of the coin include crown of twelve stars of the European Union Issue volume:.. 115,000

5. Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2012 in Europe....by Martin Peeters, The Netherlands
Detailed descriptions of all Bi-metallic 2 Euros from 2012 commemoratives Ten Years euro
Common theme - Ten years of euro banknotes and coins

The central part of the coin, designed by Helmut Andexlinger, the Mint of Austria, and chosen by the citizens and residents of the euro as a common commemorative coin 2012, shows the world as a symbol of the euro in center, alluding to how the euro has become a true global player over the last decade.
The elements surrounding the euro symbolize the importance of this for ordinary people (represented by a family of four), the world of finance (the Eurotower), trade (the ship), industry (factory) and energy, research and development (two wind turbines).  The designer's initials "AH" are seen (if you look carefully) between the ship and the Eurotower.
In the upper and lower edges of the central part of the coin depicts, respectively, the source country and the years "2002 - 2012".  The currency issued all the countries of the euro area. The circular crown coin contained the twelve stars of the European Union.

Germany   30,000,000
Austria   6,000,000
Belgium   5,000,000
Cyprus   1,000,000
Slovakia   1,000,000
Slovenia   1,000,000
Spain   4,000,000
Estonia   2,000,000
Finland   1,500,000
France   10,000,000
Greece   1,000,000
Holland   3,500,000
Ireland   3,000,000
Italy   15,000,000
Luxembourg   535,000
Malta   500,000
Portugal   520,000

6. Bi-metallic Quiz Game #933….…by Jack Hepler, USA
Kazan is the capital and largest city of the Republic of Tatarstan, Russia. With a population of 1,143,535, it is the eighth most populous city in Russia.  Kazan lies at the confluence of the Volga and Kazanka Rivers in European Russia.  In 2005, the Medal "In Commemoration of the 1000th Anniversary of Kazan" was established by Russia to denote this landmark event. In that same year, a Bi-metallic 10 Roubles was issue.  The multi-ethnic city is honored by UNESCO and famous for Muslims and Christians living side-by-side in peace.  In April 2009, the Russian Patent Office granted Kazan the right to brand itself as the "Third Capital" of Russia.  In 2009 it was chosen as the "Sports capital of Russia" and it still is referred to as such. The city hosted the 2013 Summer Universiade and will host the 2014 World Fencing Championships, 2015 World Aquatics Championships, and 2018 FIFA World Cup
At 1000 hours in New York City, what time is it in Kazan?
Kazan 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 June prize is a Bi-metallic 3 Euro of Slovenia or other suitable coin.

Bi-metallic Quiz question #932
The Komi Republic was honored with a Bi-metallic 10 Roubles in 2009.  The Manpupuner rock formations or Poles of the Komi Republic are a set of 7 gigantic abnormally shaped stone pillars located west of the Ural Mountains.
What is another common name for these rock formations?
Answer:  The Seven Strong Men.


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
 
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