Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club
Newsmail # 906

WBCC Newsmail 906,  December 21 , 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 2 Euro 2014 from Pabitra Saha, UK
Germany will issue In 2014 a Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2014 dedicated to the former German Wall.
The official picture will be at the World Money Fair in Berlin to be held from 7 to 9 February next year

2. Bi-metallic 10 Roubles 2014 from Michael Ayrapetov, USA
Here an overview of 6 Bi-metallic 10 Rouble coins of Russia 2014
a. Tyumen Region.
b. Saratov Region.
c. Republic of Ingushetia.
d. Chelyabinsk Region.
e. Penza Region.
f. Town of Nerekhta.
a-e will issue within the year. f will issue in 1st half year 2014.

3. Bi-metallic 5 Hryven 2014 from Michael Ayrapetov, USA
Here an overview of 9 Bi-metallic 5 Hryven coins of Ukraine 2014:
a. 75 years of Kirovograd Region (will issue in January).
b. 75 yeras of Sumsk Region (January).
c. 60 years of Cherkask Region (January).
d. 70 years of Kherson Region (March).
e. 75 years of Volynsk Region (November).
f. 75 years of Ivano-Frankovsk Region (November).
g. 75 years of Lviv Region (November).
h. 75 years of Rovnensk Region (November).
i. 75 years of Ternopol Region (november).

4. Bi-metallic 1 and 2 Euro 2014 from The Pabitra Saha, UK
The new Bi-metallic 1 and 2 Euro 2014 from The Netherlands depicting King Willem 3 will be issued on January 23.
See also (Dutch language)

5. Bi-metallic 10 Piso 2013 from Pabitra Saha, UK
Philippines to issue Bi-metallic commem circulating coin of 10 Piso 2013 '150th Anniversary of the Birth of Andres Bonifacio
It will have mintage of 10 million pieces.
Bonifacio founded the Katipunan, the nationalistic society that ignited the flames of the revolution that led to
the declaration of Philippine independence in 1986.
The coin has the same size of 26.5 millimeters in diameter and weight of 8.70 grams as the P10 coin already in circulation.
Bonifacio's portrait is etched on the obverse of the coin, along with the markings, ‘150 years’, ‘Republika ng Pilipinas’ and ‘2013’.
The reverse side, meanwhile, features the BSP seal, the signature of the hero, the Bonifacio monument and the markings,
‘150 years’, 1863-2013’ and the ‘Dangal ng Kabayanihan’.

6. Bi-metallic 100 Forint from Hungary...... by Max Aiello, Italy

Seven pictures from Petrov Danila from his Bi-metallic essai coin gallery of the 100 & 200 Forint from Hungary.
His web-site is very nice and interesting.

7. Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2012 commemorative Martin Peeters, The Netherlands
Here you find an overview of all 2 Euro 2012 commemoratives

9. Bi-metallic 2 Euro Martin Peeters, The Netherlands
In a video shown, in beautiful photographic montages, the Bi-metallic 2 Euro commemorative coins issued to date, and even gives you 
little preview of which will be issued in 2014.

10. Bi-metallic Quiz Game #906….…by Jack Hepler, USA
The 90th anniversary of the Thai Highway Department was honored with a Bi-metallic 10 Baht commemorative coin in 2002. 
The images of two Kings are shown on this coin, one being the current King Rama IX. 
Who is the other king shown on this coin?
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 #904

The Royal Thai Army Medical Department has played an important role in supporting the country to fight against HIV/AIDS
since 1987 by providing HIV/AIDS education.  In which year was the RTA Medical Department honored with a Bi-metallic 10 Baht coin?
Answer:  2000.  The coin shows the Thai dates, 2443-2543.

The Quiz Game #903.  The prize winner will be announced in a later Newsmail.

11. 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.

12. 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