Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club
Newsmail # 897

WBCC Newsmail 897,  October 19 , 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. 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 2014 from San Pabitra Saha, UK
San Marino next year will issue 2 coins of €2 commemorative coins - they  will commemorate
- 90th anniversary since the death of Giacomo Puccini
- 500th anniversary since the death of Bramante Lazzari

3. Bi-metallic 10 Rouble 2013 from Russia....... by Vadim Naumov, Russia
New Bi-metallic 10 Rouble 2013from Russia…Date of issue - October 17, 2013. Republic and the Russian regions, republic Dagestan

4. Tri-metallic medal 2013 from Pabitra Saha, UK
Here a picture of the Tri-metallic 2013 South-Korea Momey Fair
Size: 28.2 mm  
Core: Cu65 Zn35
Inner Ring: Cu75 Ni25  
Outer Ring: Cu75 Ni4 Zn21

5. Bi-metallic MTT from Stanislaw Bulawski, Poland
New Polish tokBi-metallic MTT from Warsaw Mint :
 Warszawa, 2012 Building "Ambasador"  privat token 
diameter 27 mm,
ring K-N -
center brass,
mintage  unkown

6. Bi-metallic Fantasy from Pabitra Saha, UK
Ichkeria fantasy Set of 2013 has two Biimetallics of 10 and 25 Roubles

7. Bi-metallic Fantasy from Araucania and Pabitra Saha, UK
Araucania & Patagonia fantasy set has two Bi-metallic coins of 1 and 2 Pesos

8. Bi-metallic Quiz Game #897….…by Jack Hepler, USA

The above logo appears on a Thailand 2003 Bi-metallic 10 Baht coin that commemorates the 90th Anniversary of the
Government Savings Bank.  With which American Banking Group is this Thai bank associated?
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 #896

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?
Answer:  The Irrigation Department.

The Quiz Game #895.  The prize winner will be announced in a later Newsmail

9. 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.

10.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,