Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club

WBCC Newsmail 1278  November 12 2021


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11th November 2021 Jacek Stacel - Poland
Belarus 2020 Historic Buildings 2 Rouble Set

9th November 2021 Jacek Stacel - Poland
Poland  2021 5 Zlotych Książ Castle in Wałbrzych

On November 18, 2021, the National Bank of Poland (NBP) will introduce a commemorative coin of the Discover Poland series - Książ Castle in Wałbrzych

Series / name : Discover Poland - Książ Castle in Wałbrzych / Discover Poland - the Książ Castle in Wałbrzych 
Face value : 5 zlotys 
Metal / alloy : bimetallic. Core: bronze - CuAl 6 Ni 2 . Outer ring: copper-nickel - MN25 (CuNi 25 ) 
Weight / weight : 6.54 g 
Diameter : 24 mm 
Stamp / quality : standard stamp; circulation quality; 
Mint : Mint of Poland 
Edition : up to 1,000,000 
Issue date : 18 November 2021 Issue 
Obverse : Name of the country; Ornamental pearls; Denomination and name of the currency; The emblem of the Republic of Poland ; Mint mark m / w (under the eagle's leg, on the right-hand side); Year of issue. 

Reverse : The inscription KSIĄŻ CASTLE at the top and W WAŁBRZYCH at the bottom. The image of the Książ castle in Wałbrzych from the south-east, covered in the lower part with stylized tree crowns, in the upper part, in the background of the castle, wavy lines; On the left, a security element - a latent image (angular effect) which, depending on the viewing angle, reveals the inscription NBP or 2021.

9th November 2021 Jacek Stacel - Poland
Russia 2022 10 Roubles Republic of Karachay-Cherkessia

Series / name : Российская Федерация - Карачаево-Черкесская Республика
Face value : 10 Russian rubles 
Metal / alloy : bimetaliczny. Outer circle: brass-plated steel. Central circle: nickel-plated steel 
Weight : 7.90 g 
Diameter : 27 mm 
Stamp / quality : standard stamp, good- round quality 
Edge : serrated with the inscription 
Mint : Moscow Mint 
Circulation : 1,000,000 
Issued on 9 November 2021

Obverse : Name of the bank; A laurel branch on the left and an oak branch on the right; Year; Denomination and name of the currency. The digit "0" has a security element inside. Depending on the viewing angle, a latent text appears - the number "10" or the words "РУБ" (RUB); The mint mark.

Reverse : Inscriptions separated by pearls: РОССИЙСКАЯ ФЕДЕРАЦИЯ and КАРАЧАЕВО-ЧЕРКЕССКАЯ РЕСПУБЛИКА. The coat of arms of the Republic of Karachay-Cherkessia

Edge : three creases or inscription ДЕСЯТЬ РУБЛЕЙ (ten rubles) repeated twice and separated by asterisks.

 7th November 2021 Egon Conti Rossini - Switzerland
Cambodia 2019 100 Riels 60th Anniversary of Diplomatic Relations with China
Singapore Mint
Finish Proof
Diameter 32.30mm
Mintage Standard 6000 Piedfort 600
Weight   Standard 18 gm  Piedfort 36 gm

3rd November 2021 Egon Conti Rossini - Switzerland
Isle of Man 2021 2 Pound 140th Anniversary of Women's Vote

3rd November 2021 Pabitra Saha - India
French Pacific Territories 200 Franc
Core Copper Nickel Auminium
Ring Copper Nickel
Diameter 25mm
Weight 6.5 grams

1st November 2021 Pabitra Saha - India

Bimetallics of South Africa

South Africa coinised 5 Rand in 1994 with a Nickel plated Copper of 26 mm and weight of 7 grams.

This design was continued till 2003, with country name appearing in various official languages of South Africa

In 2001, the South Africa Reserve Bank mint obtained the capacity to mint bimetallic coins.
It proposed to issue a bimetallic 10 Rand coin.

This was not accepted but the Reserve Bank decided to issue bimetallic 5 Rand coin in 2004. The diameter remained 26 mm but weight was 9.4 grams. The Copper Nickel ring had Brass core. The same has remained general circulation coin till date with name of the country in approved different languages every year.

The first 5 Rand commemorative was issued in 2008 on 90th Birth Anniversary of Nelson Mandela. Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela (18 July 1918 – 5 December 2013) was a South African anti- apartheid revolutionary, statesman and philanthropist who served as President of South Africa from 1994 to 1999.

The next commemorative was issued in 2011 on 90th Anniversary of the South African Reserve Bank.

2014 saw the issue of a coin on 20th Anniversary of Freedom.

In 2015, a commemorative coin was issued on 200th Anniversary of Grinqua Town coinage. Griekwastad (Afrikaans for "Griqua city") is a country town in South Africa. It is sometimes still called Griquatown, a name which is now considered historical. The town is in the Northern Cape Province of South Africa 168 kilometres (104 mi) by road west from the city of Kimberley. It was the first town to be established in the country north of the Orange River. Griekwastad was the capital of British Colony Griqualand West with its own flag and currency.

2017 was centenary year of Oliver R Tambo and a commemorative 5 Rand was issued. Oliver Reginald Kaizana Tambo (27 October 1917 – 24 April 1993), also known as O. R. Tambo, was a South African anti-apartheid politician and revolutionary who served as President of the African National Congress (ANC) from 1967 to 1991.

10 years after first commemorative issue of bimetallic 5 Rand, 2018 marked the issue of a coin on the birth centenary of Nelson Madela.

The centenary celebrations of SARB marked the issue of another coin this year (2021)

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