Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club

WBCC Newsmail 1271   May 28 2021


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28th May 2021.  Jacek Stacel - Poland
British Indian Ocean Territories 2021 2 pound Red Dragon of Wales
The Queen’s Beasts are ten heraldic statues representing the genealogy of Queen Elizabeth II which are depicted as the Royal supporters of England with each on consisting of a heraldic beast supporting a shield bearing the bade or arms of a family associated with the ancestry of Queen Elizabeth II. The original statues were commissioned to stand at an entrance of Westminster Abbey for Her Majesty’s Coronation in 1953.

28th May 2021.  Artyom Tronin - Russia
Russia 2021 10 Roubles Nizhny Novgorod
The Bank of Russia issues commemorative coins dedicated to the 800th anniversary of Nizhny Novgorod
Nizhny Novgorod is one of the oldest cities in Russia, an important economic, industrial, scientific, educational and cultural center of the country. Today, the capital of the Volga Federal District is the largest transport hub, a million-plus city, the fifth in terms of population. This year Nizhny Novgorod celebrates 800 years since its foundation. For this event, the Bank of Russia will issue commemorative coins on May 28, 2021.
On the reverse side of the coin there is a relief image of the building of the Nizhny Novgorod Fair; top left - the coat of arms of the city of Nizhny Novgorod; on the ring along the circumference there are inscriptions: at the top - "ANCIENT CITIES OF RUSSIA", at the bottom - "NIZHNY NOVGOROD".
The circulation of the coin is 1.0 million pieces.

20th May 2021.  Jacek Stacel - Poland
Lithuania 2 Euro 2021
Today Lietuvos Bankas issued the first 2 euro commemorative coin in 2021. The theme is “Žuvintas Biosphere Reserve”. The picture side shows the characteristic surroundings of the Žuvintas biosphere reserve, which is part of the UNESCO biosphere reserve program “Man and the Biosphere”: in the foreground a bittern trying to snatch a red-bellied toad swimming in the water with its beak. A reed warbler is depicted in the rushes on the right, above a flock of cranes and the mute swan, the heraldic animal of the reserve. Above is the issuing country "LIETUVA", at the bottom of the picture the reason for issuing "Žuvintas" and "UNESCO", the mint mark and the year "2021" on the right. The twelve stars of the European flag are depicted on the outer ring of the coin. The 2-euro commemorative coin designed by Eglė Ratkutė and Ernestas Žemaitis has an edition of 500,000 copies, 5,000 of which are in BU coincards.

20th May 2021.  Jacek Stacel - Poland
Portugal 2021 2Euro

Today the Portuguese INCM issued the second 2 euro commemorative coin 2021. The coin with the theme “Participation in the Olympic Games” shows the official logo of the COMITÉ OLÍMPICO DE PORTUGAL: a flagpole, on the right the Portuguese seafarers cross of the Order of the Knights of Christ. The five Olympic rings are shown below. In a clockwise direction, the year “2021”, the issuing country “PORTUGAL” and the reason for issuing “NOS JOGOS OLIMPICOS DE TOQUIO“ 20 ”are shown on the edge of the pill. The full name of the issuing office "CASA DE MOEDA" and the name of the coin maker "F. PROVIDENCIA ”are shown on the left. The twelve stars of the European flag are depicted on the outer ring of the coin. The coin has a total circulation of 510,000 copies, 5,000 of which are each in a BU Coincard and in a Proof Case.

10th May 2021.  Jacek Stacel - Poland
Slovenia 2021 3 Euro
"Škofjeloškega pasijona (Processio Locopolitana) is the oldest surviving dramatic text in Slovenian with Latin and German additions and director's notes. The author of this work from 1721 (in fact, the book was written from around 1715 to 1727), is a Capuchin , Father Romuald - Lovrenc Marušič (1676–1748) at the time in the Capuchin monastery in Škofja Loka This is one of the greatest achievements of Slovenian Baroque literature and is also considered the only fully preserved directorial book in Europe from the beginning of the 18th century. 2011 The Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Slovenia, together with the municipality of Škofja Loka, started preparing the application for inclusion of the work on the UNESCO World Heritage List, which took place on December 1, 2016. This is the first example of Slovenian heritage on this list.

10th May 2021.  Jacek Stacel - Poland
Portugal 2021 2Euro
This is how the second € 2 commemorative coin from Portugal should look like
The coin will be issued on May 18 with a mintage of 500,000 (rolls)


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