Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club
Newsmail # 922

WBCC Newsmail 922,  April 12 , 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. Bi-metallic 5 Zlotych 2014.....from Jacek Stacel, Poland
May 25th Polish National Bank will issue new Bi-metallic 5zł 2014 will be the first of a new series: Discover Poland.
The theme is: 25 years of freedom

Klein is scheduled for November.
Test - ring: MN 25, Core: CuAl6Ni2
Stamp - Plain
Dimensions - Ø 24.00
Weight - 6.54 g
Run - up to 1 500 000
Date of issue - 22-05-2014

2. Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2014 from The Netherlands by Pabitra Saha, UK
The Netherlands Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2014 2014, to be sold from 29th April onwards.
This is the goodbye to the coin designs with the familiar portrait of former Queen Beatrix

3. Bi-metallic 1 Lira 2014 from Turkey....... by Pabitra Saha, UK
Turkey Bi-metallic animal series has Striped Hyena and Long eared hedgehog as new coins

4. Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2014 from Pabitra Saha, UK
India will release a Bi-metallic 10 Rupee 2014 commemorate Diamond Jubilee of Coir Board

5. Bi-metallic Quiz Game #922….…by Jack Hepler, USA
In 1992, Russia issued a Bi-metallic 10 Roubles coin that featured a bird. 

What is the name of this bird?
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. 
The March prize is a 2013 Bi-metallic 3 Euro of Slovenia.

Bi-metallic Quiz question #921
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.
Answer:  Voronezh Oblast.
The March Quiz Game winner will be announced in a leter April edition of the WBCC Newsmail

6. Super Quiz #35…………by Jack Hepler, USA
There are countries with monarchs as head of the state.  They do not have bimetallic coins as yet. 
They are completely surrounded by countries having bimetallic coins. 
Name at least 2 of these non-bimetallic countries.

Answer Super Quiz 34
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.

This question was fraught with controversy since the very popular Austrian color of blue was used in various shades and
hues from light blue to a turquoise color.  In fact, the most recent coin issued in 2014 is colored blue and green. 
As a result, all contestants were given credit for this question. 
The winner was Thierry Defaix as randomly selected.
There were five players in this game.

7. 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,
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