Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club
Newsmail # 912

WBCC Newsmail 912,  February 1 , 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. WBCC at the World Money Fair in Martin Peeters, WBCC Focal Point
The WBCC will attend the World Money Fair in Berlin. The WBCC Boot is H-26/27 directly at the entrance of the fair
Representives of the WBCC will be Frans Dubois of The Netherlands, Jack Hepler of the USA and Martin Peeters of
The Netherlands  If you are in Berlin visit the WBCC booth. Please let me know if you will visit us:
Next weeks WBCC Newsmail will live from the World Money Fair !!

2. Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2014 from Spain...... by Martin Peeters, The Netherlands
The Bi-metallic 2 Euro commemorative coin issued in 2014 that Spain dedicated to the works of Antonio Gaudi in
Park Guell motifs are represented. Esta será la quinta moneda de la serie Patrimonios de la Humanidad en España.
This will be the fifth coin series Heritage Site in Spain.

3. Bi-metallic 1 and 2 Euro 2014 from vatican Martin Peeters, The Netherlands
The Philatelic and Numismatic Office of the Vatican City presents the new series of euro coins in 2014.  The series
consists of eight values ​​(Bi-metallic 2 and Bi-metallic 1 Euro, 50, 20, 10, 5, 2 and 1 cents), the reverse is common
to all countries adhering to the single European currency.  The obverse of all the coins displayed the profile of His
Holiness Pope Francisco, Sovereign of the State of Vatican City.

4. Bi-metallic 2 and 5 Euro 2014 from Pabitra Saha, UK
Finland Bi-metallic 2 and 5 Euro schedule for 2014
euro coins in Feb and June
2 euro coins in June and August ( topics not yet decided)
Northern Nature – Wilderness
Basemetal collector coin, 5 euros
Northern Nature – WaterJune
Basemetal collector coin, 5 euros
 2€ Commemorative coin
2€ Commemorative coin

5. Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2014 from Pabitra Saha, UK
Here the designs of the Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2014 from Italy,  dedicated to 450th Birth Anniversary of Galileo Galilei 
and 200th Anniversary of the Carabinieri

6. Bi-metallic 10 Rouble 2014 from Martin Peeters, The Netherlands
New circulating Bi-metallic 10 Rouble 2014 commemorative: 'Russian regions: Penza Oblast

7. Bi-metallic 2.5 Euro 2014 from Pabitra Saha, UK
One of the coins issued by the Portuguese INCM, scheduled for October this year, dedicated to commemorate
the "first centenary of the republican commemorative coins" will leave us with a curious and unprecedented
Bi-metallic coin, which could say that they are two, one embedded in the other.

8. Bi-metallic Fantasy from Pabitra Saha, UK
Annual fantasy Bi-metallics from Turkish mint

9. Bi-metallic Quiz Game #912….…by Jack Hepler, USA
The earliest mention of this town called it "Usolje-na-Kamskom" and dates from 1430, in connection with the
discovery of huge salt deposits in the area. The name of the town is derived from the Russian words for salt and
the Kama River, which flows through the town.
From 1573 to 1923, the town was the administrative center of the Perm Governorate.  In the mid-17th century,
the town became an industrial center of copper casting. The town is one of the few in Russia that preserved
authentic Russian culture throughout the years of the USSR.
As part of the Ancient Towns series, a commemorative Bi-metallic 10 Roubles was issued in 2011. 
What is the name of this town?
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 #911
The Russian government awarded him the highest military award for one flight and honored him with a commemorative Bi-metallic 10 Roubles in 2001.  Name this man.
Answer:  The coin honored Yuri Gagarin.
The Quiz Game winner will be announced in a later edition of the WBCC Newsmail.

10. 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

11. 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