Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club
Newsmail # 923

WBCC Newsmail 923,  April 19 , 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 2 Euro 2013 and 2014 from The Netherlands by Martin Peeters, The Netherlands
Please find here pictures of the Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2013 and 2014 from The Netherlands, before and after
the throne change in The Netherlands

2. Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2014 from Portugal....... by Pabitra Saha, UK
The commemorative circulation Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2014 from Portugal of the "Carnation Revolution", created by
the sculptor José Teixeira and minted in proof, BU and normal finishing, will be released on April 23.

3 Bi-metallic 1 and 2 Euro 2015 from Pabitra Saha, UK
in  one can read:
The 2015 Lithuanian Bi-metallic 1 and 2 Euro coin samples have been minted
The Board of the Bank of Lithuania approved the 2015 issue Lithuanian euro coin samples, which will the basis
for the Lithuanian circulation euro coins.
“The euro in Lithuania is taking an actual physical form — the Lithuanian coins with the 2015 date now exist not only
on paper, but have been minted from metal as well. The circulation euro coin samples are high quality examples of coins
— they will be the basis for the coins jingling in the purses of the Lithuanian population,” says Vitas Vasiliauskas,
Chairman of the Board of the Bank of Lithuania.
According to him, mass-minting of the Lithuanian euro coins is planned for the end of summer, when the decision of the
Council of the European Union, regarding the euro adoption in Lithuania, will be announced. Until then, small amounts of
test sample coins may be minted, seeking to test the coin blanks, minting tools and the coin measuring-control equipment.
The overall demand for Lithuanian euro coins is around 370 million units.
The national side of the Lithuanian circulation euro coins was designed by the sculptor Antanas Žukauskas. The Board of
the Bank of Lithuania has three different designs for the national side (obverse). They depict the symbol from the emblem
of the Lithuanian State — Vytis, and it is surrounded by the inscriptions LIETUVA (Lithuania), 2015 and twelve stars: on the
1 and 2 euro coins — a background of vertical lines
Sample of Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2015
Sample of Bi-metallic 1 Euro 2015

4. Bi-metallic Quiz Game #923….…by Jack Hepler, USA
Ministries of the Russian Federation were honored with Bi-metallic 10 Roubles coins in 2002.  One of the ministries so
honored is responsible for developing state policy and providing regulation in the sphere of analysis and forecasting of
socioeconomic and business development. 
Which ministry has this responsibility?
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 April prize is a Bi-metallic 3 Euro of Slovenia.

Bi-metallic Quiz question #922  
In 1992, Russia issued a Bi-metallic 10 Roubles coin that featured a bird. 
What is the name of this bird?
Answer:  Kazarka or Red Breasted Goose.
The March Quiz Game winner was Meir Sapir.  There was a three way tie for this month. 
The prize is a Bi-metallic 20 Yuan 2001 of Taiwan.

5. 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.

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,
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