Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club
Newsmail # 911

WBCC Newsmail 911,  January 25 , 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

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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1. New WBCC Martin Peeters, WBCC Focal Point
We have a new WBCC member. Let me introduce him to you:
Name: Bojan Velikonja (WBCC member #570), Slovenia        
Age: 43
Profession: Machine Engineer
Hobby: World coins especially Bi- and/or Tri-metallics, European Coins especially Bi- and/or Tri-metallics, World coins and tokens including many Bi- and/or Tri-metallics,  Circulating Bi- and/or Tri-metallic coins of the world, Encased Coins
Goal: To collect most Bi-metallic coins in best condition
How did you know about the WBCC: Facebook

2. Bi-metallic 1 and 2 Euro 2014 from Spain in WMF Martin Peeters, The Netherlands
The National Spannish Mint has already prepared the portfolio to be presented at the World Money Fair 2014
held in Berlin from 7 to 9 February.
As you can see from the pictures, the portfolio includes eight regular flow values ​​plus commemorative Bi-metallic 2 Euro coin
Emission volume is 2,000 portfolios, 500 less than in 2013, with a retail price of 35 Euro.
Of the total of 2,000 bags, 800 will be sold at the National Mint booth on the World Money Fair. 
The rest is divided among numismatists traders, reserving the National Mint stores around 400 units for sale
Info from:

3. Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2014 from Pabitra Saha, UK
A Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2014 commemorative (in rolls of 25 coins each) will be issued in July 2014, on the
200th anniversary of the Malta Police force.
A Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2014 commemorative relating to the series “Milestones in Malta’s Constitutional History” bearing
the inscription “Independence, 1964” to be issued both in proof quality as well as in rolls of 25 coins each. This coin
will be issued in October 2014.

4. Bi-metallic 1 and 2 Euro 2014 from The Pabitra Saha, UK
The Netherlands new set with the Bi-metallic 1 and 2 Euro 2014 has been minted. Issued last thursday
5. Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2015 commemorative Martin Peeters, The Netherlands
Here you find an overview of all 2 Euro 2015 commemoratives known till now

6. Bi-metallic Tokens from Stanislaw Bulawski
New Polish Bi-metallic tokens from Jura Mint
a. Mykanów 2013, diameter 32 mm, ring brass - center K-N,  mintage  150
b. Christmas coin 2013, diameter 32 mm, ring brass - center K-N,  mintage  300
c. Good Luck Coin 2014, diameter 27 mm , ring brass - center K-N,  mintage  500
d. Czestochowa  2014, 10 Finałkow WOSP, diameter 27 mm, ring brass - center K-N,  mintage  2000

7. Bi-metallic Quiz Game #911….…by Jack Hepler, USA
A Russian pilot, who was virtually unknown outside of Russia became a world celebrity because of one flight. 
The Russian government awarded him the highest military award for that flight and honored him with a commemorative
Bi-metallic 10 Roubles in 2001.  Name this man
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 #910
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?
Answer:  The coin was dated 2005.

8. 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

9. 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