Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club
Newsmail # 918
 

WBCC Newsmail 918,  March 15 , 2014
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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 http://www.wbcc-online.com/newsmail/wbccnews.html
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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.

Newsmails can now be viewed with images at
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first you have to join the newsgroup.

1. WBCC and Facebook....by Martin Peeters, WBCC focal Point
WBCC member Thierry Defaix (tdefaix@sfr.fr ) from France has created and will maintain a WBCC Facebook page,
https://www.facebook.com/pages/WBCC/490936297677751
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.

2. Bi-metallic 1 and 2 Euro 2014 from Vatican City.....by Pabitra Saha, UK
Here a the pictures of the new Bi-metallic 1 and 2 Euro 2014 from Vatican city

3. Bi-metallic 1 and 2 Euro 2014 Andorra.....by Pabitra Saha, UK
See
http://www.numismatica-visual.es/2014/03/andorra-emitira-este-ano-una-moneda-de-2e-cc/
Translated
"The Diari d'Andorra ahead in today, and is scheduled to perform the distribution of euro coins of Andorra, with the intention
on the part of his government, that these arrive without problems to collectors. Jordi Cinca Minister also announces the
issuance already this year, a commemorative Bi-metallic 2-euro coin.
With the permission of Diari d'Andorra I leave the article translated into Spanish.
Collectors will have 70,000 portfolios
The government says most of the Andorran euro coins will be in circulation.
The executive is now defining how will the distribution of coins and what measures will be taken to ensure there is an
effective movement of the pieces."

4. Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2014 from Belgium......by Pabitra Saha, UK
Belgium Bi-metallic  2 Euro commemorative 2014 coin "100 years since the beginning of World War I":
UNC: 1.738.000
BU: 6.000
Proof: 6.000
Coin will be issued on April 25th.

Belgium will issue a second Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2014 commemorative coin in September.
Theme: 150 years Belgium Red Cross
Mintage:
UNC: 25.000
BU: 220.000
Proof: 5.000

5. Bi-metallic 1/2 Dinar 2014 from Libya.....by Pabitra Saha, UK
The Central Bank of Libya has unveiled plans for a new Bi-metallic half-dinar coin. 
The design is similar to that of the coin in current circulation and will have silver outer edge with a golden centre.
The new coin will feature a monument from the historic Roman city of Guirza, instead of the current design of a rider on a horse.
It will also bear the name of the CBL in English and feature a security tag revealing a star and crescent moon when the coin tilted

6. Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2014 from Luxembourg.....by Pabitra Saha, UK
The second Bi-metallic 2 Euro commemorative coin 2014 of Luxembourg will be dedicated to the 50th Anniversary
of Grand Duke Jean  Accession to the Throne.
Coin will be issued in the late Autumn (October/November). Mintage will be 700.000 pieces in roll and 10.000 in coincard

7. Bi-metallic Fantasy's from Isla De coco Island 2014.....by Pabitra Saha, UK
Isla De coco Island 2014 fantasy coins- two Bi-metallics, 25 and 50 Centavos 2014

8. Bi-metallic Quiz Game #918….…by Jack Hepler, USA
In 2005, Russia issued a Bi-metallic 10 Roubles to commemorate which war?
See this coin and others at the WBCC website:  http://wbcc-online.com
Please send your answer to: heplerj@juno.com

Note:  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 #917
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?
Answer:  The Kostroma River.

The March Quiz Game winner will be announced in the April edition of the WBCC Newsmail.

9. 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

10. New Bi-, Tri-, or Tetra-metallic images...by Rod Sell, WBCC Webmaster
The new Bi-, Tri-, or Tetra-metallic images are shown at:
http://wbcc-online.com/new-releases/new-images.html

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"See you" next week,
Martin Peeters, Focal Point of the Worldwide Bi-metallic Collectors Club wbcc@hotmail.nl
 
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, 
rodsell@rodsell.com
WBCC DoCu-Centre: Frans Dubois, Netherlands, dubois.f@wxs.nl
WBCC Research Centre: Paul Baker, UK, 85@wbcc.fsnet.co.uk
WBCC Developement Centre: Jack Hepler, USA, heplerj@juno.com

WBCC Public Relations Centre: Max Aiello, Italy,  wbcc73@gmail.com
WBCC Focal Point ANA Conventions: Ray Lockwood, USA, sunrayofmarion@aol.com
WBCC Focal Point: Martin Peeters, The Netherlands, wbcc@hotmail.nl
WBCC Website: http://wbcc-online.com
 
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



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