Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club
Newsmail # 910

WBCC Newsmail 910,  January 18 , 2014

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

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Dear WBCC members and non WBCC members,

Welcome into the World of Bi-, Tri- and Tetra-metallics.
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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 and 5 Pula 2013 from Pabitra Saha, UK
Botswana new Bi-metallic 2 and 5 Lupa 2013 design details released‏

2. Bi-metallic 1 Euro 2009 Variarity from  Carletto Folgoni, Italy
Here a picture of Spain Bi-metallic 1 Euro 2007 and 2009 with variety

3. Bi-metallic 10 Rouble Michael Ayrapetov, USA
In 2015 Russia will issue 4 bimetallic 10 Roubles coins:
a. Republic of Mordovia (will issue within the year).
Series: The 70th Anniversary of Victory in WWII (will issue in 1st half of year).
b. Official Emblem of the Celebration of the 70th Anniversary of the Victiry in the Great Patriotic War (WWII).
c. Liberation of the World from Fascism.
d. End of World War II.

4. Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2014 from Pabitra Saha, UK
Selected translation
"Latvian Bank in the first Bi-metallic 2 euro special design circulation coin will be issued by the end of
In the second half of Latvian Bank plans to release the first of two special euro coins, a press conference today Latvian Bank Treasury and Cash Operations manager John Bloom.
Central Bank plans to annually uttering two special two-euro coins in circulation, as was the lats coins. This theme could well be a little different, "maybe not the mushrooms and the ant," said Bloom. This year, the second half will be released first in a special two-euro coin in addition to Latvian euro coins stock."
For details in original See

5. Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2008 commemorative Martin Peeters, The Netherlands
Here you find an overview of all Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2008 commemoratives

6. Bi-metallic Quiz Game #910….…by Jack Hepler, USA
Borovsk is a town in the administrative center of Borovsky District of Kaluga Oblast, Russia, located on the Protva River just south from the oblast's border with Moscow Oblast; Population: 12,283.
Borovsk is known to have existed since the 13th century as part of the Principality of Ryazan. In the 14th century, it was owned by Vladimir the Bold, but passed to the Grand Duchy of Moscow when his granddaughter Maria of Borovsk married Vasily II.
A Bi-metallic 10 Roubles of Russia was issued to honor Borovsk as part of the Ancient Cities series.  In which year was this coin issued?
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 #909
In 2002, Russia issued seven Bi-metallic 10 Rouble coins that honored government ministries.  One of these designs incorporates a caduceus in a monogram.  Which ministry is this?
Answer:  Ministry of Finance.
The Quiz Game #908 winner was:  James Ballard, WBCC Member #532.  There were four players.

7. 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

8. 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