Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club
Newsmail # 896

WBCC Newsmail 896,  October 12 , 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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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,

2. Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2013 from the Pabitra Saha, UK
Netherlands 200 years of Kingdom Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2013 circulating, to be issued in November
External ring: CuNi
Center disc: 3 layers, Ni-Brass, Ni, Ni-brass
Diameter: 25.75 mm
Width: 2.20 mm
Weight: 8.50 g
Mintage: 3.5 millio

3. Bi-metallic 1 and 2 euro 2014 from Vatican City..... by Martin Peeters, The Netherlands

Here are pictures of the Bi-metallic 1 and 2 Euro 2014 from Vatican City.
Look also at:

4. Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2013 from Pabitra Saha, UK
Here a picture of the new Bi-metallic 2 Euro 20013 from Luxemburg commemorate
The National Anthem Of The Grand Duchy Of Luxembuorg, issuedate November 7.
UNC 680,000 pieces
Bu10,000 in BU Coincard
Proof 2,000 pieces planned in December

5. Bi-metallic Frans Dubois, the Netherlands
Here a picture of a bi-metallic unkown to me. If you know more please E-mail me at:

6. Bi-metallic in Martin Peeters, The Netherlands
Here a Bi-metallic I saw in Ebay, you don't see often.
Medal - Croatian Monetary Institute 2012- PROFF- RARRE

7. Bi-metallic Quiz Game #896….…by Jack Hepler, USA
The great King Rama V started a governmental agency called the Canals Department in 1902 (BE 2445). 
Under the Ministry of Agriculture, this department has evolved in popularity and function. 
One hundred years later, this ambitious program was honored with a Bi-metallic commemorative 10 Baht coin. 
What is the current name of the department that includes this program begun by King Rama V?
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 #895

King Rama IX was honored by a specially issued Bi-metallic coin in 1999 (2542). 
It was his 72nd birthday.  Which cycle was this?
Answer:  The sixth cycle.
The Quiz Game #894.  The prize winner will be announced in a later Newsmail.

8. 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.

9.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:

* 43th World Money Fair, February 7 till 9, 2014, Berlin, Germany,