Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club
Newsmail # 886

WBCC Newsmail 886,  August 3 , 2013

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.
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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 2 Euro 2013 from San Jackhepler, USA
The Azienda Autonoma di Stato Filatelica e Numismatica from San Marino informs the press about the Bi-metallic 2 Euro commemorative
uncirculated coin 2013 dedicated to the "500th anniversary of the death of Pinturicchio" that will be issued on the 13th September 2013.
Issue date: 13th September 2013
Value: 2 Euro
Composition:  external part: copper-nickel; internal part in three layers:  nickel-brass, nickel, nickel-brass
Weight: gr. 8,50
Diameter: mm. 25,75
Thickness: mm. 2,20
Mintage:110.000 uncirculated sets
Designer: Claudia Momoni
Selling price: € 14,00

2. Bi-metallic, Jacek Stacel, Poland

Since May 2014 the National Bank Poland will emit occasional Bi-metallic 5 zloty
It is planned to issue two times a year (May and November)
Issue 1,200,000
Topic: Discover Poland
Series - will be presented attractive places of our country. Projects coins will be selected
in a national competition for secondary schools.

3. Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2013 from Jacek Stacel, Poland
The second Bi-metallic 2 Euro from Italy dated 2013

4. Bi-metallic 1 Pesos 2013 from Pabitra Saha, UK
Argentina has issued a Bi-metallic 1 Peso 2013 on bicentenary of Provincias Del Rio de la Plata.

5. Bi-metallic 5 Ducats 2013 from Pabitra Saha, UK
Bi-metallic 5 ducats 2013 tokens - white stork and beetle from Russia

6. Bi-metallic Quiz Game #886….…by Jack Hepler, USA
King Rama V also known as Chulalongkorn, was a major reformer of the governmental structure of Thailand.  Many think
of him as the “most beloved king of Thailand”.  Part of his efforts to improve his country included a trip to Europe in 1897. 
This visit was commemorated with a Bi-metallic 10 Baht coin in 1997.  But this was not his only trip to Europe. 
In which other year did Rama V visit Europe.
See this coin and others at the WBCC website:
Please send your answer to: 

WBCC Quiz Game Prize
A Bi-metallic prize will be awarded for the correct answer.
If more than one member gets the correct answer, a random drawing will be conducted to select a winner.

Bi-metallic Quiz question #885
The Royal Army of Thailand is organized into five major Groups; Command Group, Joint Staff Group, Operations Group,
Special Services Group, and Education Group.  The Inspector General Department was commemorated on a Bi-metallic
10 Baht coin in 2003.  Within which of the major groups would you find this department?
Answer:  Command Group.
The Quiz Game #884 prize winner was Bertie van Haag, WBCC Member #261.  There were seven players.

7. Super Quiz #33 (revised)…………by Jack Hepler, USA

Eight “Bundesländer Series” Bi-metallic 2 Euro coin designs have been issued by Germany thus far. 
Each coin features a landmark.  Which two landmarks (of the eight) are the closest to each other?
To help players this suggestion is offered:

First, name the landmarks and locations, then look at a map to see which two landmarks are the closest.
For example: in Rheinland-Palatinate, the landmark is Porta Nigra located in Trier.

Answer to Super Quiz #32

A multinational Bi-metallic 2 Euro coin of 2007 commemorates the 50th anniversary of the Treaty of Rome;
the “birth certificate” of the European Union.  Where is the original of this document stored?
The correct answer is Rome, Italy.

The winner of Super Quiz #32 is Thierry Defaix, WBCC member #555.
There were eight players in this game.

8.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

WBCC Organisation:
WBCC Webmaster: Rod Sell, Australia,
WBCC DoCu-Centre: Frans Dubois, Netherlands,
WBCC Research Centre: Paul Baker, UK,
WBCC Developement Centre: Jack Hepler, USA,

WBCC Public Relations Centre: Max Aiello, Italy,
WBCC Focal Point ANA Conventions: Ray Lockwood, USA,
WBCC Focal Point: Martin Peeters, The Netherlands,
WBCC Website:
The WBCC will attend the following future International events:
* 13th Muntmanifestatie 2013, September 21,  2013, Houten, The Netherlands.
* 43th World Money Fair, February 7 till 9, 2014, Berlin, Germany,