Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club
Newsmail # 914

WBCC Newsmail 914,  February 15 , 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
For a Picture Report of the Worl Money Fair 2014 please look at:

2. Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2014 from Greece ...... by Pabitra Saha, UK
Topics of 2014 2 Euro coins from Greece
Commemorative Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2014 issued to commemorate the “400 years since the
Death of Domenikos Theotokopoulos”,with maximum mintage of 742.500 pieces.
Commemorative Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2014 issued to celebrate the “150th  Anniversary of the
Union of the Ionian Islands with Greece”, with maximum mintage of 742.500 piece

3. Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2014 from Latvia...... by Pabitra Saha, UK
The theme of the Latvian 2 euro CC  will be "Riga, cultural capital of Europe" The mintage will be 1.000.000 pieces.

4. Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2014 from Pabitra Saha, UK
Ireland rarely issues a circulating commemorative Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2016. As per my records, it has issued only
three circulating commemoratives so far.  They were issued in 1966, 1988 and 2000. It is currently thinking of
issuing a circulating 2 Euro Bi-metallic commemorative coin in 2016. The topic appears to be " Centenary of Independence".
Actually, it would be 100 years of Easter Uprising. Ireland gained effective independence only in December 1921.

5. Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2014 from Vatican Pabitra Saha, UK
Vatican Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2014 design is almost final

6. Bi-metallic 2 euro 2014 from france.......... by Pabitra Saha, UK
France D-day Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2014 design has been finalised

7. Bi-metallic 2 Dollar 2014 from Frans Woons, Canada
Here you will find some images of the new Bi-metallic 2 Dollar 2014. Left the specimen variety (in base metals);
right the proof coin (in pure silver with gold plated centre).
Note 1: Note that the coins are of the ‘old’ design (i.e., without the holograms)

8. Bi-metallic 5 Euro 2014 from Finland..........Jacek Stacel, Poland
Here a picture of the new Bi-metalluc 5 Euro 2014 from Finland

9. Bi-metallic Fantys from former French Pabitra Saha, UK
14 Bi-metallic fantasy coins on centenary of First World War from former French colonies in Africa

10. Bi-metallic 1 Frank 2014 from Stanislaw Bulawski, Poland
Here a picture of the Bi-metallic 1 Frank 2014 from Guinea

11. Bi-metallic Tokens from Stanislaw Bulawski, Poland
Bi-metallic Polish token from Warsaw Mint :
diameter 27 mm  , ring brass - center K-N, mintage  6000

12. Bi-metallic Quiz Game #914….…by Jack Hepler, USA
The region known as Orlovskaya has a population of about 800 thousand and was honored in 2005 with a Bi-metallic
10 Roubles.  The coat of arms is shown on this coin. 
What is the name of the main river that flows from south to north through this region?
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 #913
A Bi-metallic 10 Roubles coin, dated 2006 was issued to commemorate this republic. 
What is the Russian name for Yakutia?
Answer:  The Russian name for Yakutia is Sakha.
The Quiz Game winner will be announced in a later edition of the WBCC Newsmail.

13. 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

14. 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