Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club
Newsmail # 895
 

WBCC Newsmail 895,  October 5 , 2013
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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 http://www.wbcc-online.com/newsmail/wbccnews.html
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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.

Newsmails can now be viewed with images at
http://wbccnewsmailsendlist.groups.live.com/
first you have to join the newsgroup.

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. WBCC Newsmail #1000..... by Jack Hepler, WBCC Development Centre
The WBCC is planning to commemorate the 1000th WBCC Newsmail with an encased Bi-metallic coin dated 1996. 
The coin should have a diameter of approximately 23 mm. 
Which coin would you like to see encased?" Please send your idea to: 
WBCC Development Centre: Jack Hepler, USA, heplerj@juno.com

2. Bi-metallic 500 Yen 2014 from Japan.....by Pabitra Saha, UK
New B-imetallic commemoratives 500 Yen 2013: Japan prefectures: Yamagata, Mie & Ehime

Issued so far are:

2008 - Hokkaido, Kyoto & Shimane
2009 - Nagano - Niigata - Ibaraki & Nara
2010 - Kochi, Gifu & Fukui
2011 - Aichi, Aomori & Saga
2011 - Kumamoto, Tottori & Toyama
2011 - Akita, Iwate & Shiga
2012 - Okinawa, Kanagawa & Miyazaki
2012 - Oita, Tochigi & Hyogo
2013 - Miyagi, Hiroshima & Gunma
2013 - Kagoshima, Okayama, Shizuoka & Yamanashi

3. Bi-metallic 5 Euro 2013 from Finland.....by Kari Hurskainen, Finland
Finland to issue 5 Euro 2013 provincial building coins of Tavastia and Ostrobothnia on Oct 21, 2013

4. Bi-metallic Token from Russia......... by Vadim Naumov, Russia
Here is an image of new release from russian tokens series " Red book". 3-d coin-token Cat-Manul, 5 ducats,
2013 year issue (date of presentation - September 23, 2013).
Mintage - 1 000 pieces.
Coin weight - 8,00 g, 
Diameter of the coin - 27,00 mm 
Thickness - 2,30 mm
Gurt - corrugation
Material: ring - copper-nickel, disc - brass

5. Bi-metallic Quiz Game #895….…by Jack Hepler, USA
King Rama IX was honored by a specially issued Bi-metallic coin in 1999 (2542).  It was his 72nd birthday. 
Which cycle was this? See this coin and others at the WBCC website:  http://wbcc-online.com
Please send your answer to: heplerj@juno.com

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 #894
The Vajira Hospital is one of the first hospitals in Thailand. 
It is a teaching University hospital of the Faculty of Medicine Vajira Hospital.  It is located in Bangkok. 
The 90th Anniversary was commemorated by a Bi-metallic 10 Baht coin in 2002 (2545). 
Which of the Thailand Kings was responsible for the founding of this hospital?
Answer:  King Rama VI.

The Quiz Game #893.  The prize winner will be announced in a later Newsmail.

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 images...by Rod Sell, WBCC Webmaster

The new Bi-, Tri-, or Tetra-metallic images are shown at:
 
http://wbcc-online.com/new-releases/new-images.html

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"See you" next week,
Martin Peeters, Focal Point of the Worldwide Bi-metallic Collectors Club wbcc@hotmail.nl
 
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, 
rodsell@rodsell.com
WBCC DoCu-Centre: Frans Dubois, Netherlands, dubois.f@wxs.nl
WBCC Research Centre: Paul Baker, UK, 85@wbcc.fsnet.co.uk
WBCC Developement Centre: Jack Hepler, USA, heplerj@juno.com

WBCC Public Relations Centre: Max Aiello, Italy,  wbcc73@gmail.com
WBCC Focal Point ANA Conventions: Ray Lockwood, USA, sunrayofmarion@aol.com
WBCC Focal Point: Martin Peeters, The Netherlands, wbcc@hotmail.nl
WBCC Website: http://wbcc-online.com
 
The WBCC will attend the following future International events:

* 43th World Money Fair, February 7 till 9, 2014, Berlin, Germany, http://www.worldmoneyfair.ch/wmf/english/index.html

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