Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club
Newsmail # 920
 

WBCC Newsmail 920,  March 29 , 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.

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1. Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2014 from Latvia.....by Pabitra Saha, UK
Here is a picture of the Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2014 from Latvia commemorate Riga, European Ca[ital Of culture 2014
1 million pieces are planned, issue date september 2014
See: http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?uri=uriserv:OJ.C_.2014.088.01.0006.01.ENG


2. Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2015 from Belgum......by Pabitra Saha, UK
Belgium might issue a coin on bicentenary of Battle of Waterloo in 2015.
Even though Belgium as a nation did not exist in 1815, the battle which changed the shape and history of Europe,
was fought in area now in Belgium.

3. Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2015 from Slovakia.....by Pabitra Saha, UK
Slovakia Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2015 will be in October 2015 on 200th birth Ann of Ludovit Stur

4. Bi-metallic 100 Fils 2014 from Bahrain......by Pabitra Saha, UK
The Central Bank of Bahrain (CBB) has issued a Bi-metallic 100 Fils 2014 marking the tenth anniversary of the
Bahrain Grand Prix for Formula One slated to be hosted in the Kingdom of Bahrain on April 4,5 and 6.
It is  a Bi-metallic The reverse of the coin is inscribed "100 fils". The memorial coin has been minted in the same weight
and size of the currently circulating 100 fils coin, weighs 6 grams, 24 millimeters in diameter and 1.9 mm in thickness.
31,000 pieces of this metallic coin have been minted.
see also at: http://www.bna.bh/portal/en/news/610543

5. Bi-metallic Quiz Game #920….…by Jack Hepler, USA
The Republic of Tatarstan was commemorated with a Russian Bi-metallic 10 Roubles in 2005.  The Republic’s Coat of Arms
may be seen on the coin.  The terrain of Tatarstan is mostly a plain that runs up to the Ural Mountains.  Several heavy
industries may be found in Tatarstan including heavy trucks and helicopters. 
What are the principle natural resources of Tatarst
Flag and Coat of Arms
See this coin and others at the WBCC website:  http://wbcc-online.com
Please send your answer to: heplerj@juno.com

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 #919
Pskov Oblast was commemorated with a Russian Bi-metallic 10 Roubles in 2003. 
The Oblast is bordered by Belarus and which two other countries?
Answer:  Lithuania and Estonia.
The March Quiz Game winner will be announced in the April edition of the WBCC Newsmail.

6. 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

7. 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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