Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club
Newsmail # 921

WBCC Newsmail 921,  April 5 , 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.
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1. Bi-metallic 5 hryvnia 2014 from Pabitra Saha, UK
Ukraine has issued 2 Bi-metallic 2014 of 5 Ukrainian hryvnia on '75 Years of the Zaporizhia Oblast'
'70 Years of the Kherson Oblast
Face value: 5 hryvnia 
Metals: Cu-Al-Sn-Zn/Cu-Ni 
Diameter: 28 mm
Weight: 9.4 g 
Issuing volume: 20,000 each

2. Bi-metallic 250 Escudo 2014 from Cape Pabitra Saha, UK
Cape Verde has issued a Bi-metallic 250 Escudo 2014 commememorate Golden Jubilee or 50th Ann of OAU (Organisation of African Unity)
External ring: Brass
Center disc: CuNi
Diameter: 28.40 mm
Weight: 12.00 g
Mintage: 1,000

3. Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2014 from Pabitra Saha, UK
Belgium Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2014 World War centenary, issuedate April 25th. 1.750.000 pieces struck.
External ring: CuNi
Center disc: 3 layers, Ni-Brass, Ni, Ni-brass
Diameter: 25.75 mm
Width: 2.20 mm
Weight: 8.50 g
Release date: 25th april

4. Bi-metallic Quiz Game #921….…by Jack Hepler, USA
This Oblast was honored with a Bi-metallic 10 Roubles in 2011 and is the birthplace of Pavel Cherenkov,
co-recipient of the 1958 Nobel Prize in Physics.  Name the Oblast
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 #920
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 Tatarstan?
Answer:  Oil and Natural Gas.
The March Quiz Game winner will be announced later in the April edition of the WBCC Newsmail.

5. 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

6. 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