Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club
Newsmail # 888

WBCC Newsmail 888,  August 17 , 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

Past Newsmails can be found at

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.

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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 1 and 2 Euro 2014 from Martin Peeters, The Netherlands
Here is the definitieve design of the Bi-metallic 1 and 2 Euro 2014 from Andorra

2. Bi-metallic samples from Frans Woons, Canada
This week I was able to buy on eBay two i-metallic ‘samples’.  One has a silver-coloured ring and a golden-coloured heart
while the composition of the other one is just the opposite.
The samples show on one side a maple leaf, the word SAMPLE and $$$.  On the other side a maple leaf, the word
SAMPLE and $$$$$.  The diameter of these pieces is about 33.0 mm and the weight about 12.7 g.
I do not know the purpose of these pieces or where they were minted although they seem to be of Canadian origin. 
Samples for the toonies?  But these are about 5 mm smaller in diameter.
I also do not know whether these samples are known by the WBCC community.

3. WBCC at the Basel Coin fair 1014 in Basel..... by Martin Peeters, WBCC focal Point
The Basel Coin Fair will take place February 1 – 2. 2014
This is just a week ahead of the Berlin coin fair (7-9.2.2014).
There, Swissmint will sell at issue price the 2014 coin issues such as the 8 coin set, 10 Fr bimetallic and 20 Fr silver
Our WBCC member 66,  Hans Bucek will represent the WBCC on Febr. 1st which is the issue date of said coins.

4. Encased in Martin Peeters, The Netherlands
Saw the folowing Encased one does. t see often;

5. Bi-metallic Quiz Game #888….…by Jack Hepler, USA
The Department of Land Development is the principal Thai Government agency responsible for the rehabilitation of degraded lands. 
This department of the Thailand government was commemorated with a Bi-metallic 10 Baht coin in 2001. 
In which governmental ministry is the Department of Land Development?
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 #887

Mongkut, is also known as Rama IV.  He opened his country to Western influence and initiated reforms and modern development. 
A Bi-metallic 10 Baht coin, issued in 2004 commemorates the 200th anniversary of his birth. 
For a time the royal household employed Anna Leonowens..  What was Anna’s role?
Answer:  Governess or teacher.
  Her journal became the basis for the stage show; “The King and I”
The Quiz Game #886 prize winner was Meir Sapir, WBCC Member #296
.  There were six players.

6. 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.

7.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,