Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club
Newsmail # 917

WBCC Newsmail 917,  March 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. New WBCC Martin Peeters, WBCC Focal Point
We have a new WBCC member. Let me introduce him to you:
Name: Andrew Dyatlow (WBCC member #571), Russia
Age: 46
Profession: Manager
Hobby: Circulating Bi- and/or Tri-metallic coins of the world
Goal:  New knowledge
How did you know about the WBCC:  Google search

2. WBCC and Martin Peeters, WBCC focal Point
WBCC member Thierry Defaix ( ) from France has created and will maintain a WBCC Facebook page,
He created this space today for swappers interested in Bi-metalic or Tri-metalic coins only.
For the purity of our focus, other topics will be deleted.

3. Bi-metallic 1 and 2 Euro 2014 Pabitra Saha, UK
According to Monnaie Magazine March 2014 issue
a. Andorra may not issue circulation coins this year.
b. Andorra may issue 2 Euro commem coin this year.
Andorra coins are notified by EU

4. Bi-metallic 10 Rouble 2014 from Martin Peeters, The Netherlands
Here a picture of the new Bi-metallic 10 Rouble 2014, Russian regions: Saratov Oblast

5. Bi-metallic Tokens from Stanislaw Bulawski, Poland
A new Bi-metallic token from Poland, Warsaw Mint :
Slupca,- 6 Wawrzynkow  2014 diameter 27 mm, ring K-N,  center Brass , mintage  8 000

6. Bi-metallic Quiz Game #917….…by Jack Hepler, USA
The Bi-metallic 10 Roubles dated 2002 honors the ancient town of Kostroma which is the capital city of the Kostroma Oblast. 
The main river flowing through Kostroma is the Volga. 
What is the second river that forms a confluence with the Volga?
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 #916
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?
Answer:  The Ministry of Justice.

The Quiz Game winner will be announced in a later edition of the WBCC Newsmail.
WBCC Quiz Game Prize Winners
Game 909; Meir Sapir.  There were six players
Game 910; Mike Hill.  There were five players.
Game 911; Frans Dubois.  There were four players.
Game 912; Thierry Defaix.  There were four players.
Game 913; There was no winner.  There were two players
Game 914; Gabor Toth.  There were five players.
Game 915; There was no winner.  There were two players

7. 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

8. 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