Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club
Newsmail # 916

WBCC Newsmail 916,  March 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

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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. Bi-metallic 1 and 2 Euro 2014 from vatican City ...... by Pabitra Saha, UK
Vatican Bi-metallic 1 and 2 Euro 2014 being issued on March 3 and is available for sale
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2. Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2014 from Pabitra Saha, UK
Slovakia Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2014 commemorate 10 Years of Slovakian Membership in EU has been and ready for issue
External ring: CuNi
Center disc: 3 layers, Ni-Brass, Ni, Ni-brass
Diameter: 25.75 mm
Width: 2.20 mm
Weight: 8.50 g

3. Bi-metallic 1, 2 and 25 Euro 2014 from Pabitra Saha, UK
Austria programm Bi-metallic 1, 2 and 25 Euro 2014

4. Bi-metallic Errors from Martin Peeters, The Netherlands
Please take a look at
for Bi-metallic Errors from Russia
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5. Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2004 commemorative Martin Peeters, The Netherlands
Here you find an overview of all Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2004 commemoratives

6. Bi-metallic by Pabitra Saha, UK
Fantasy commem coin from Montebello Islands ‏
Commemorates 50th Ann. Of end of Nuclear tests on Australian soil, which went on from 1952 to 1963

7. Bi-metallic Quiz Game #916….…by Jack Hepler, USA
The Bi-metallic Russian Ministries series of 2002 shows the Coat of Arms for each of the ministries on the coin. 
What ministry is shown in the picture below?7. Bi-metallic Quiz Game #916….…by Jack Hepler, USA

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 each month. The player who has the most correct answers in a month will be the winner. 
If there is a tie, a random drawing will be conducted to select a winner.

Bi-metallic Quiz question #915
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?
Answer:  The value shown on the coin is 5 Roubles.
The Quiz Game winner will be announced in a later edition of the WBCC Newsmail.

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:

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