Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club
Newsmail # 904

WBCC Newsmail 904,  December 7 , 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 20 Swiss Franken Pabitra Saha, UK
Here is the picture of the new Bi-metallic 10 Franken 2014 from Switzerland commemorate Gansabhauet
Gansabhauet is a traditional folk festival in the town of Sursee, Republic of Lucerne

2. Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2014 from Martin Peeters, The Netherlands
Luxembourg unveiled the image of one of the two commemorative Bi-metallic 2 Euro coins to be issued in 2014,
specifically dedicated to the "175th Anniversary of the Independence of Luxembourg", expected to be issued in late January
and early February with a volume of 500,000 emission.

Unfortunately coins of Luxembourg, by law, must include the image of Grand Duke Henri, which makes their commemorative
2-euro coins are of the most boring collection. 

Finally, remember that during the second half of 2014 issued a second currency that the reason that will be dedicated is
unknown, but what I can say is that the image will be the Duke.

3. Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2011 commemorative Martin Peeters, The Netherlands
Here you find an overview of all 2 Euro 2011 commemoratives

4. Bi-metallic 5 Durian of Venda Repiblic...... by Pabitra Saha, UK
Fantasy coin of a Bi-metallic 5 durian ad of Venda Republic

5. Bi-metallic Quiz Game #904….…by Jack Hepler, USA
You have business in Bangkok, Thailand.  During a break in business work, you walk down the street until you see a nice
looking jewelry shop, not far from your hotel.  Your friends have told you of the really great deals in gems and jewelry that
can be found in Bangkok, so you step into the shop where you are immediately greeted by a nicely dresses sales person
who offers you a well chilled drink of pineapple juice; a perfect drink on this hot afternoon.  Soon you are looking at beautiful
displays of black star sapphires, rubies, opals, emeralds and numerous other sparkling stones expertly set in the latest styles. 
Knowing that someone back home will love to have such lovely jewelry, you make several purchases that will make your
colleagues green with envy.  However, after you return to your hotel and show the items to your friends, you discover that
the gems are fake and the settings are plated instead of the solid gold you thought you were buying.
But you know from the study of Thailand Bi-metallic coins that there is an agency within the Commerce Ministry that has been
 very successful at helping unfortunate visitors who have been scammed.  You know, because it was commemorated on a
Bi-metallic coin issued 2002.  Now, what was that agency?
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 #903

Thailand issued a Bi-metallic commemorative 10 Baht coin in 2011 (2553). 
That coin is designed with the following symbol:
Name this Thai office.
Answer:  The office is the Comptroller General Department.

The Quiz Game #902.  The prize winner will be announced in a later Newsmail

6. 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.

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

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