Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club
Newsmail # 915

WBCC Newsmail 915,  February 22 , 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.
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1. WBCC at the World Money Fair in Jack Hepler, WBCC Development Centre
Bi-metallic Coin Award 2014 at the World Money Fair
The World Money Fair, now over 40 years old was the visionary creation of Mr. Albert Beck.  Krause Publications has become an
integral part of the Fair and showcases outstanding achievements in coin design through the Coin of the Year awards, COTY.
This year, Bi-metallic coins became one of the ten major categories for the COTY, with Finland’s Bi-metallic 50 Euro-Helsinki World Design Capital coin voted the winner.  Though modern Bi-metallic coins have been appearing in the pockets of peoples worldwide for
over 20 years, by creating a special category Bi-metallic coins have been elevated beyond the novelty it is considered to be by some collectors.  World governments and the coin production industry have recognized the value of this method of minting. 
Krause Publications is to be congratulated for taking this bold step in recognizing, in this manner, the importance of Bi-metallic
coins in the World of Numismatics.
Mr. Albert Beck at the COTY receiving the WBCC Certificate of Appriciation
Krause Team, George Cuhaj and Scott Tappa and Jack Hepler in the middle at the COTY, Krause Team receiving the
WBCC Certificate of Appriciation 
Finland Bi-metallic 50 Euro 2012 Silver/Gold is the Winner of the COTY

2. Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2014 from ...... by Kari Hurskainen, Finland
Here a picture of the new Bi-metallic 5 Euro 2014 from Finland issue date 2014-02-24

3. Bi-metallic Fake from Pabitra Saha, UK
The Fake Catalan Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2014 has been marketed

4. Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2006 commemorative Martin Peeters, The Netherlands
Here you find an overview of all Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2006 commemoratives

5. Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2005 commemorative Martin Peeters, The Netherlands
Here you find an overview of all Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2005 commemoratives

6. Bi-metallic 100 Won 2013 from North Martin Peeters, the Netherlands
From a dealer at the WMF in Berlin I received a paper with 12 Bi-metallic Zodiac from North Korea, 50 Won 2013 and 65 millimeter

7. Bi-metallics in Paul Baker, UK
Saw in Ebay some Bi-metallics

8. Bi-metallic Medal from The Netherlands.......... by Pabitra Saha, UK
Holland coin Fair at The Hague has issued a Bi-metallic medal today.
It is with 2 Euro coin. The price of card is 10 Euro but with lottery system, you may get a silver or a gold coin too.
That apart, we are reporting the bimetallic medal only.

9. Bi-metallic Quiz Game #915….…by Jack Hepler, USA
Standing 1.1m (42”) at shoulder and weighing 100 kg (200 – 220lbs), this is the greatest of all the goats. In addition to the prominent horns, which can reach up to 1.6 metres, the stocky male has a black beard and a shaggy mane of long hair that hangs down from
the neck. For hunters, the Markhor is classed as the most difficult of all trophies, mainly due to the dangerous and unforgiving terrain
in which they reside.
In 1991, the USSR issued a Bi-metallic coin that shows what appears to be a Markhor mountain goat. 
What is the value shown on this coin?
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 #914
The region known as Orlovskaya has a population of about 800 thousand and was honored in 2005 with a Bi-metallic 10 Roubles.  What is the name of the main river that flows through this region?
Answer:  The name of the river is the Oka River.
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:

* Open Day of the Royal Dutch Mint, June 2014, Utrecht, The Netherlands
* 44th World Money Fair, January 30 - February 1 1915, Berlin, Germany