Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club

WBCC Newsmail 1213  November 9 , 2019

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. I hope you enjoy reading this week's issue of the WBCC Newsmail

1. Bi-metallic 25 Kuna 2019 from Croatia….by Martin Peeters, The Netherlands
On the occasion of the 350th anniversary of the founding of the University of Zagreb, the Croatian National Bank tgis week issued Nov. 4
new commemorative circulation coin with facial type Bi.metallic 25 Kunas (3.36 euros). The coin-shaped dodecagon, designed by sculptor
Damir Mataušić and minted by the Croatian Monetary Institute, has an issue volume of only 20,000 pieces.

On the reverse of the commemorative coin of 25 kunas shown within the nucleus a partial representation of the official logo of the University of Zagreb,
which consists of a stylized representation of the entrance facade to the building of the University (Rectorate and Faculty of Law) and the sculpture of
Ivan Mestrovic "History of the Croats", which is located opposite the entrance of the building of the University. Along the edge of the core, under the
partial representation of the official sign is the period since the founding of the University of Zagreb until the year of issue of the coin "1669. - 2019 ".
The inscription "350th ANNIVERSARY OF THE FOUNDATION OF THE UNIVERSITY OF ZAGREB) are circularly presented within the ring.

The reverse of the coin shows and the number of face value "25" l center of the core. The number 25 is the image of a marten walk to the right.
(The name of the kuna currency comes from the Croatian word 'marten' which in Spanish means "marten). At the top of the ring of the coin, is
the coat of arms of the Republic of Croatia. A left and right arms coat of the Republic of Croatia legend is inscribed along the outer edge of the ring surface.
The name of the monetary unit "KUNA" is inscribed on the bottom ring of the coin, on the left there is a common oak branch fruit, right a laurel branch in bloom.
Features currency
Face value: 25 kuna (3.37 €)
Diameter: 32 mm
Weight: 12.75 g
Issuing volume: 30,000
Issue date: May 30, 2019
Metal composition : the nucleus of the coin is made of an alloy of gold color comprising 92% copper, 6% aluminum and 2% nickel;
the ring is made of an alloy of silver, composed of 75% copper and 25% nickel.

2. Tri-metallic 25 Cent 2019 from Canada… Frans Woons, Canada
Here is a picture of the new Tri-metallic 25 Cent 2019 from Canada to celebrate the 35th anniversary of the first Canadian in space

3. Bi-metallic 2 Dollar 2018 from Zimbabwe… Pabitra Saha, UK
The following I could read from Zimbabwe;
In line with the pronouncement made in the 2019 Mid-term Monetary Policy Statement and the Press Statement of 2 October 2019 to increase
the level of physical cash in circulation, the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe wishes to advise the public that with effect from 11 November 2019,
it shall issue a two-dollar bond coin which will circulate alongside the two-dollar bond note.
The two-dollar bond coin will have the following features and characteristics:
(a) bi-metal with the outer rim being copper-nickel plated and the inner core
being aluminium-bronze plated;
(b) serrated rim profile with a groove and edge lettering;
(c) inscription of the words “Two Dollar Bond Coin” and the numeral and symbol “$” on the observe side and
(d) inscription of the letters “RBZ” and the numeral “2018” on the reverse side.

4. Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2020 from Greece….by Martin Peeters, The Netherlands
The Ministry of Finance of Greece has announced numismatic emissions that will be launched during 2020, as we will always emphasize
the reasons that will be dedicated both 2 coins commemorative euro as in recent years will have a volume of issuing 750,000 pieces each.
- 2,500 years of the Battle of Thermopylae
- 100 years of the incorporation of Thrace to Greece
Pictures not available

5. Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2020 from Germany….by Martin Peeters, The Netherlands
From the German Finance Ministry comes the image that will present the Bi-metallic 2 Euro coin commemorative was issued in 2020 in which we are portraying the historical event occurred on December 7, 1970, when Chancellor Willy Brandt knelt before the memorial of the lifting of the Warsaw ghetto where Jews were killed thousands of victims of the Nazis during World War II. The coin commemorates this fact under the name of "50th Anniversary of the Warsaw Kneel."

6. 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.

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