Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club
Newsmail # 934
 

WBCC Newsmail 934,  July 5 , 2014
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1. Bi-metallic 5 Rand 2014 from South-Africa........by Martin Peeters, The Netherlands
South Africa Bi-metallic 5 Rand 2014 commemorate  20 years of Freedom  is released


2. Bi-metallic 2 Pound 2014 from Falklands Island......by  Pabitra Saha, UK
Falklands has issued a Bi-metallic 2 Pound 2014 on centenary of the Battle of the Falklands Islands ( First World War )


3. Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2013 in Europe....by Martin Peeters, The Netherlands
Detailed descriptions of all Bi-metallic 2 Euros from 2013 commemoratives


Germany - Baden-Württemberg

The inner part of the coin depicts Maulbronn monastery, the best preserved medieval monastic complex north of the Alps.  The complex was included in the World Heritage list of UNESCO since 1993, was founded in 1147. At the top, the year of issue "2013".  The inscription Baden-Württemberg in the bottom and below the indication of the issuing State 'D'.  The mint mark, represented by the letters A, D, F, G or J, figure on the right.  . On the lower left, the artist's initials Issuing volume: 30,000,000

Germany - 50th Anniversary of the signing of the Elysée Treaty

The coin, designed by Yves Sampo, the national mint of Paris;  Stefanie Lindner, of the Mint of Berlin;  Alina Hoyer (Berlin) and Sneschana Russewa-Hoyer (Berlin) shows the stylized portraits of the Elysee Treaty signatories (the then Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany, Konrad Adenauer, and the former president of the French Republic, Charles de Gaulle), over their signatures, located on the sides of the inscription "50 ANS JAHRE" with the year "2013" in the center.  Registrations' Traité de l'Elysee 'and' ÉLYSÉE-vertrag "appear centered respectively on the upper and lower edges of the center of the coin.  On the right side of the figure inside, under the effigy of Adenauer, the mintmark factory respective currency ('A', 'D', 'F', 'G' or 'J') and as the code of the sending State "D" Issuing volume:. 11,000,000

Belgium - 100 Years of the Royal Meteorological Institute of Belgium

In the inner part of the coin the 100th figure in the center. Appear within the first zero of the symbol "KMI" and "IRM" and the second zero represents a sun. Left a sun isobars are represented, few drops of rain and several snowflakes.  In higher sunlight shows the year 2013 and rays below the country code 'BE' appears.  Under number 1 of the figure 100 figure the mint mark of "Commissaire des Monnaies" and the mark of the Mint Brussels (Miguel Archangel head covered with a helmet) Issuing volume:. 2,000,000

Slovakia - 1150 Anniversary of the mission of Constantine and Methodius in Great Moravia

The central part of the coin shows the Thessalonians brothers Constantine and Methodius to the sides of the double upright symbolic cross on three hills.  The cross is carried as bishop's crosier, linking state symbols and Christianity and extolling the importance of the mission of the brothers, who helped ensure the full sovereignty and legitimacy of the Great Moravia, the first Slav state in Central Europe.  Constantine holding a book representing education and faith, while Methodius church appears symbolizing faith and institutional Christianity.  At the lower edge of the central part of the coin is inscribed the name of the issuing country 'SLOVENSKO' and the years "863" and "2013", separated by a hyphen.  On the upper edge of the central portion contains the names "Konstantin" and "METOD '.  To the left of the brothers stylized letters "mh" (Miroslav Hric designer's initials) and to the right, the mint mark of the Mint of Kremnica (composed by "MK" letters between two dies). Issue appear Issued: 1,000,000

Slovenia - 800th Anniversary of the first visit to the Postojna Cave

The central image of the coin is a stylized spiral that starts at the left of the inside with the inscription "Postojna • 1213 - 2013 • SLOVENIJA." And ends with two stylized speleothems on the outer ring of the coin depicts the twelve stars of the European Union Issue volume.:    1,000,000

Spain - Monasterio de San Lorenzo del Escorial

The central part of the coin shows a view of the monastery of San Lorenzo de El Escorial.  Contains the name of the issuing country "SPAIN" on the top edge, in capital letters, with the year of issue "2013" to the right of the mintmark.
The circular crown coin contained the twelve stars of the European Union Issue volume.:    8,000,000

Finland - 150th Anniversary of Parliament 1863

In Figure 1863 commemorative 2-euro coin, which sprouts a small plant as a symbol of the beginning of democracy and development in Finland.  In an arc at the bottom, the name of the issuing country 'SUOMI FINLAND', with the two separated by the mint mark and the year "2013" words Issuing volume:. 1,000,000

Finland - 125th Anniversary of the birth of Frans Emil Sillanpää

Sillanpää portrait is on the inner part of the coin.  At the top, in a circular arc, the words' FE Sillanpää. "  On the left, the year "1888" and the mint mark.  . On the right, the year "1964", the indication of the issuing country 'FI' and the year of issue "2013" Issuing volume: 1,500,000
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France - 50th Anniversary of the signing of the Elysée Treaty

The coin, designed by Yves Sampo, the national mint of Paris;  Stefanie Lindner, of the Mint of Berlin;  Alina Hoyer (Berlin) and Sneschana Russewa-Hoyer (Berlin) shows the stylized portraits of the Elysee Treaty signatories (the then Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany, Konrad Adenauer, and the former president of the French Republic, Charles de Gaulle), over their signatures, located on the sides of the inscription "50 ANS JAHRE" with the year "2013" in the center.  On the right side of the figure inside, under the effigy of Adenauer, the "fleurette" (distinctive engraving workshop) and 'RF' letters indicating the issuing country, while the mint mark is located on the side left of the inside, under the effigy of De Gaulle Issuing volume.:    10,000,000

France - 150th Anniversary of the Birth of Baron Pierre de Coubertin

In the central part of the coin, slightly to the right, is portrayed one young Pierre Coubertin on a stylized representation of the Olympic rings, framing silhouettes symbolizing the Olympic sports.  The "RF" letters indicating the issuing country listed to the left of the portrait on the year of issue "2013".  The name "Pierre de Coubertin" is inscribed on the top edge of the central portion of the volume of coin issuance.:    1,000,000

Greece - 2,400 anniversary of the founding of the Platonic Academy

The coin depicts the portrait of Plato (profile).  Left: the words "2400 years since the establishment of Plato's Academy" and "Hellenic Republic" in ancient Greek characters.  Left: "2013" and the mint mark of the Greek currency.  In exergue, "ΣΤΑΜ" (Monogram G. Stamatopoulos author) Issuing volume:. 750,000

Greece - Centenary of the Union of Crete Greece

The inner part of the coin depicts the Cretan rebels waving the Greek flag as a symbolic representation of the battle of Crete by binding to Greece.  In the top figure, in a circular in capital letters, the name of the issuing country "Hellenic Republic" in Greek;  below include the words: "100 years of the Union of Crete to Greece" in Greek.  and, right, the years "1913-2013" and the mint mark of the Greek currency.  In exergue, figure 'ΣΤΑΜ "(Monogram G. Stamatopoulos author) Issuing volume:. 750,000

Netherlands - Changing Throne

In the foreground figure why the effigy of Queen Beatrix and in the background, covered in part by the effigy of the Queen, the Prince of Orange effigy.  PRINS WILLEM-ALEXANDER VAN ORANJE (symbol of a crown) BEATRIX KONINGIN der Nederlanden (mintmark) 28 januari 2013 (mint master mark) Issuing volume:. 20,000,000 effigies encircling both the following legend appears

Holland - 200 Years of the Kingdom of the Netherlands

The inner part of the reason that draws a continuous ribbon, starting out, it appears the effigy of King William-Alexander, followed by his six predecedores: Queen Beatrix, Queen Juliana, Queen Wilhelmina, King William III, King William II and King William I. Surrounds effigies marked 'Willem-Alexander Koning der Nederlanden' followed by the mark of the royal mint of the Netherlands, the mint master mark, 2013, the initial Designer motif and to the left, the inscription "200 jaarKoninkrijk der Nederlanden" Issuing volume:. 3,500,000

Italy - 200th Anniversary of the Birth of Giuseppe Verdi

The reason is the bust of Giuseppe VERDI sideways and turned his face to the left;  to the left, overlapping monogram letters 'RI' / 1813 of the Italian Republic;  right, an R (Monogram Mint of Rome) / 2013;  in exergue, MCC (Monogram author Maria Carmela COLANERI) / G.  VERDI Issuing volume:. 10,000,000

Italy - 700th Anniversary of the Birth of Giovanni Boccaccio

The design represents the face of Giovanni BOCCACCIO sideways and rotated to the right, drawn on the basis of Andrea del Castagno cool, about 1450 (Florence, Galleria degli Uffizi);  at the bottom is the inscription BOCCACCIO 1313 2013, and right R overlapping letters (Monogram Mint of Rome) / RI (monogram of the Italian Republic) / m (Monogram author Mauri). Issuing volume : 10,000,000

Luxembourg - National Anthem

The coin shows, right from its central part the effigy of His Royal Highness the Grand Duke Henri, looking to the left, and left the musical notation and the text of the national anthem.  The text "Heemecht Ons' in the top of the middle and at the bottom contains the name of the issuing country" LËTZEBUERG "and the year" 2013 "with the mint mark and the initials of the Director of the Factory Currency on the sides Issuing volume:. 500,000

Malta - Self Government in 1921

The reason is a map of the Maltese Islands and a representation of the population.  In the lower part of the plea, the year "2013".  At the top, in a semi-circle, the words' MALTA - 1921 Self-government. "  The circular crown coin contained the twelve stars of the European flag Issuing volume:. 500,000

Monaco - 20th Anniversary of the accession of Monaco to UN

The coin depicts a dove with an olive branch: in the middle of the arc on the left contains the cornucopia and, on the right side, the punch, as Brand Workshop Mint of Paris.  At the top, in a semicircle the indication of the issuing State 'MONACO', and in the bottom, in a semicircle, the inscription "1993 ADMISSION À L'UN 2013" Issuing volume:. 1249131

Portugal - 250th Anniversary of the building of the Tower of the Clerics

The tower appears as seen on the street near her with a panoramic view of Porto from the southern bank of the Douro River.  At the top, in a semi-circle, the inscription "250 TOWER TWO YEARS CLERGY - 2013 '.  In the bottom right, the Portuguese escudo and, below, the indication of the issuing State 'PORTUGAL'.  . On the left, the mint mark and the artist "INCM - HUGO MACIEL» Issuing volume: 525,000

San Marino - 500th Anniversary of the death of Pinturicchio

In the foreground fresh 'Dispute of Jesus with the Doctors' appears;  at the bottom, the inscription "SAN MARINO" in a semicircle;  left the letter 'R', a symbol of Italian coin;  on the basis of cool, the author name "Momoni ';  on top of the fresco, the inscription "PINTURICCHIO» semicircle and below the year "1513" and "2013" Issuing volume:. 110,000

Vatican - Vacant

The shield motif represents Cardinal Camerlengo and above it the symbol of the Apostolic Camera, two small crosses, the words "Vatican City" on the left and 'VACANT SEAT MMXIII' to the right.  The circular crown coin contained the twelve stars of the European flag Issuing volume:. 125,000

Vatican - XXVIII World Youth Day Rio 2013

The reason is best known monument in Rio de Janeiro, that of "Christ the Redeemer", as well as some young people around the statue.  At the top, in the form of semicircle, is the inscription 'XXVIII GMG Vatican City RIO 2013 ".  . On the right, the mint mark 'R' and the artist "P DANIELE» Issuing volume: 115,000

4. Bi-metallic 10 Guilders Inlays from The Netherlands Antilles......by Pabitra Saha, UK
The Netherland Antilles issued coin on coin Bi-metallic Inlay series of silver collector coins of 10 Gulden on European Royalty in 2001. Here are 4  pictures of 17



5. Bi-metallic Quiz Game #934….…by Jack Hepler, USA
The Gates of Alexander was a legendary barrier supposedly built by Alexander the Great in the Caucasus to keep the uncivilized barbarians of the north from invading the land to the south. The gates were a popular subject in medieval travel literature, starting with the Alexander Romance in a version from perhaps the 6th century. The wall has been frequently identified with the Caspian Gates and with the Pass of Dariel or Darial.
What city containing the Gates of Alexander was honored with a Bi-metallic 10 Roubles in 2002?
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 #933
At 1000 hours in New York City, what time is it in Kazan?
Answer:  1800 hours.  The time difference between NYC and Kazan is eight hours.

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 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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Martin Peeters, Focal Point of the Worldwide Bi-metallic Collectors Club wbcc@hotmail.nl
 
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WBCC Developement Centre: Jack Hepler, USA, heplerj@juno.com

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The WBCC will attend the following future International events:
* Muntmanifestatie, September 20, 2014, Houten, The Netherlands,
http://www.wbevenementen.eu/muntmanifestatie/
* 44th World Money Fair, January 30 - February 1 1915, Berlin, Germany
http://www.worldmoneyfair.de/wmf/en/

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