Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club
Newsmail # 903

WBCC Newsmail 903,  November 30 , 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. New WBCC Martin Peeters, WBCC Focal Point
We have a new WBCC member. Let me introduce him to you:
Name:  Matías Cornejo (WBCC member #568), Chile
Age: 35
Profession: Civil Engineer
Hobby:  European Coins especially Bi- and/or Tri-metallics
How did I know about the WBCC: I know from Internet.

2. Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2013 from The Martin Peeters, The Netherlands
This week The Royal Dutch Mint issued the new Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2013 commemorate 200th Anniversary Dutch Kingdom
In 5000 rolls of 25 pieces
In BU 25.000 pieces in CoinCard
In Proof Box 2.500 pieces
More info at:

3. Bi-metallic 100 Pesos 2013 from Martin Peeters, The Netherlands
The Bank of Mexico has just issued the third series of six currencies, the collection consists of twenty-four Bi-metallic
commemorative pieces 100 pesos, of Heritage Numismatic Mexico, minted by the Mint of Mexico. 

 As in the first and second series of this collection is bimetallic coins, silver core and nominal value of 100 pesos,
which trace a journey through the history of Mexican coinage, from the founding of the Royal Mint of Mexico in 1536 to the twentieth century

The Bi-metallic 100 Pesos 2013 of this second series are as follows, in the order they appear in the photo. 

 - Zapatista 2 pesos coin, minted in Suriana 
 - Colonial coin 3 reales of Charles and Juana 
 - 1 peso coin balance  
- Currency Republican resealed in the East, 8 reales  
- Currency Insurgent Supreme Governing Junta of America, 8 reales, 1811 
 - Currency of the First Empire, 8 escudos, 1822

4. Bi-metallic Quiz Game #903….…by Jack Hepler, USA
Thailand issued a Bi-metallic commemorative 10 Baht coin in 2011. 
That coin is designed with the following symbol:
Name this Thai office.
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 two members play the game and get the correct answer, a random drawing will be conducted to select a winner.

Bi-metallic Quiz question #902
The Fine Arts Department was honored in 2012 with a commemorative Thailand Bi-metallic 10 Baht coin. 
The National Archives is an organization within the Fine Arts Department. 
Any foreign individual wishing to perform research requiring use of documents collected and stored in the
National Archives must receive written permission before being allowed to enter the library. 
Under which Thai Ministry is the Fine Arts Department?

Answer:  The Fine Arts Department is under the Ministry of Culture.

The Quiz Game #901.  The prize winner will be announced in a later Newsmail.

5. Super Quiz #34…………by Jack Hepler, USA
Austria has issued a series of Bi-metallic 25 Euro coins with a core of Niobium. 
Niobium metal exhibits a rather novel characteristic that allows oxidation in predictable colors. 
Austria has utilized this characteristic to produce colored Euro coins since 2003.
There have been three issues using the same color.  Name the color and the years of issue.

Answer to Super Quiz #33

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?

The two closest landmarks are the Holston Gate in Lubeck, Scheswig-Holstein and the Schweriner Schloss in Mecklenburg-Volpommern. 
They are located only about 60 km from each other.

There were five players in this game.

6. 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,

* Open Day of the Royal Dutch Mint, June 2014, Utrecht, The Netherlands