Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club
Newsmail # 913

WBCC Newsmail 913,  February 8 , 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, The Netherlands
Here is a picture of the todays World money fair, with frans Dubois, martin Peeters, and jack Hepler

2. Bi-metallic 10 Franken 2014 from Martin Peeters, The Netherlands
Swiss Bi-metallic 10 Franken 2014, Gansabhauet Sursee
For an overview of all Bi-metallic 5 and 10 Franken from Zwitserland see Item 8

3. Bi-metallic 1 and 2 Euro 2014 from Pabitra Saha, UK
Here are the pictures of the new Bi-metallic 1 and 2 Euro 2014 from Belgium, depicting King Philippe.
Only 1, 2 and 50 cents are being for circulation this year. Others may get made next year.
Collector set will be full set of 8 coins and a medal.

4. Bi-metallic 2 and 3 Euro 2014 from Slovenia.......... by Pabitra Saha, UK
Slovenia Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2014 commemorative coin will be available in October and
Bi-metallic 3 Euro 2014 collectors' coin in August.

5. Bi-metallic 1 Real 2016 from Brasil..........Jacek Stacel, Poland
Brasil will be issued on the occasion of the Olympic and Paralympic Games Rio 2016, which among
others will give us the opportunity to get 16 new Bi-metallic coins 1 real circulating.

6. Bi-metallic 1 and 2 Euro 2015 from Pabitra Saha, UK
Lithuania officially announces the 2015 Euro's as target‏. Vertical lines on the Bi-metallic 1 and 2 Euro,
horizontal line on 10, 20 & 50 cents. Plain on 1, 2 & 5 cents
The Lithuanian circulation euro coins will bear three images with the symbol of the coat-of-arms of the
State of Lithuania, Vytis, which were designed by sculptor Antanas Žukauskas. On the coins, Vytis will be
surrounded by 12 stars: in the 1 and 2 Euro coins — against a background of vertical lines; 10, 20 and 50 euro
cent coins — against a background of horizontal lines; 1, 2 and 5 euro cent coins — against a plain background.
See also at:

7. Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2007 commemorative Martin Peeters, The Netherlands
Here you find an overview of all Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2007 commemoratives

8. Bi-metallic 5 and 10 Franken from Martin Peeters, The Netherlands
Here you find an overview of all Bi-metallic 5 and 10 Franken from Zwitserland

9. Bi-metallic Quiz Game #913….…by Jack Hepler, USA
Yakutia is a republic in Russia.  In fact, it is the largest republic in Russia and has its own ethnic population, the Yakuts.
  However, with all of this land area, it has a population of less than one million people and its weather is very, very cold.
A Bi-metallic 10 Roubles coin, dated 2006 was issued to commemorate this republic.  The coin legend shows both the
Russian and the Yakut name.  What is the Russian name for Yakutia?
Coat of Arms of Yakutia.
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 #912
The earliest mention of this town called it "Usolje-na-Kamskom" because of the Kama River and salt deposits. 
In the mid-17th century, the town became an industrial center of copper casting. As part of the Ancient Towns series,
a commemorative Bi-metallic 10 Roubles was issued in 2011. 
What is the name of this town?
Answer:  The coin honored Solikamsk.
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