Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club
Newsmail # 929

WBCC Newsmail 929,  May 31 , 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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1. Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2014 from Martin Peeters, The Nethwrlands
Here a picture of the new Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2014 from Belgium, commemorate 150 years of the Belgium Red Cros

2. Bi-metallic 2 Dollar 2013 from Palau..... by Vadim Naumov, Russia
New Bi-imetallic coin from Palau 2 dollars 2013 siver & niobium

3. Bi-metallic Fantasy 10 and 25 Roubles from Republic Of Pabitra Saha, UK
Republic of Crimea- new design- Bi-metallic 10 and 25 Roubles 2014, they are not Legal Tender

4. Bi-metallic Token from Vadim Naumov, Russia
This is the image of new Bi-metallic Token from Russia - Crawfish (Oratosquilla Oratoria). 6th token in series.
Limited issue - 1 000 tokens.
Private order, minted on Moscow Mint.

5. Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2010 in Martin Peeters, The Netherlands
Detailed descriptions of all Bi-metallic 2 Euros from 2010 commemoratives

Germany - Land of Bremen

The inner part of the coin features the Bremen Town Hall and the statue of Roland in the foreground.  Under the city hall, to the right of the statue, figure legend 'BREMEN'.  Above, left, the mark of the Mint is represented by the letters A, D, F, G or J. At the bottom are the initials of the artist Bodo Broschat. At the ring of the coin crown the indication of the issuing State "D" and the year "2010" is sandwiched above and below, respectively, between the twelve stars of the European flag Issuing volume.:    30936630

Belgium - Belgian Presidency of the European Union in 2010

Contained in the center of the coin commemorative logo, 'EU' and ' "written in stylized letters.  The central motif is surrounded by a circle formed by 'BELGIAN PRESIDENCY OF THE COUNCIL OF THE EU 2010 "and the designation of the country in three languages" BELGIE BELGIEN BELGIQUE ".  Under the logo, the name of the country in the center, may be the issue date, "2010", between the mark of the Mint on the left and the mark of the master recorder right Issuing volume.:    5012000

Slovenia - Bicentennial of the botanical garden in Ljubljana

The inner part of the coin depicts the plant "Rebrinčevolistna Hladnikija '.  In the bottom left figure the name "HLADNIKIA PASTINACIFOLIA" in a post.  . Around the motif in a circle the legend "200 LET 'appears' BOTANIČNI VRT ',' LJUBLJANA," "SLOVENIJA 2010» The circular crown represent the twelve stars of the European Union Issue volume.:    1 000,000

Spain - Historic Centre of Córdoba

The coin commemorates the inclusion in the list of UNESCO world heritage site of the first Spanish, the historic center of Cordoba in 1984. Figure the "forest of columns" of the Great Mosque of Cordoba in the coin, one of the most oldest and best examples of Islamic art in Europe.  The mosque was built between the eighth and tenth centuries later consecrated as a Christian cathedral and was subjected to successive transformations.  This is the first of a new series of coins dedicated to the Spanish sites on the World Heritage List of UNESCO, to be issued each year from 2010 Issue volume. 4,000,000

Finland - Decree of 1860 granting Finland the right to issue banknotes and coins

In the center of the coin to the left, the figure of a lion, taken from the Finnish coat of arms, and the year of issue is shown, "2010".  To the right is the mark of the national mint and a series of numbers symbolizing the value of different currencies.  At the bottom, in the center, the "FI" letters indicating the issuing country.  The outer ring depicts the twelve stars of the European Union Issue volume.:    1 .600.000

France - Seventy anniversary of the June 18 calls

The coin commemorates the seventieth anniversary calling the June 18, 1940 ("Appel du 18 juin"), from the BBC did General Charles de Gaulle, leader of the forces of Free France, after the fall of France .  General de Gaulle spoke to the French people to proclaim that the war was not yet over.  It is considered that the speech marked the birth of the French Resistance and the beginning of the struggle against the occupation of France during World War Issue volume. 20,000,000

Greece - 2,500 th anniversary of the Battle of Marathon

The coin commemorates the 2,500 th anniversary of the Battle of Marathon.  An overview of a shield and a warrior runner, representing the struggle for freedom and ideals noble symbol of the Battle of Marathon in the center of the coin.  Coat the bird symbolizes the birth of Western civilization in its present form Issuing volume:. 2,500,000

Italy - Bicentenary of the birth of the Count of Cavour

The coin commemorates the bicentennial of the birth of Camillo Benso, Count of Cavour (1810-1861), a key figure in the unification and the first Italian liberalism and founder of political newspaper Il Risorgimento.  The coin portrait painted by Francesco Hayez Cavour in 1864 played Issuing volume:. 4,000,000

Luxembourg - Coat of Arms of the Grand Duke

The inner part of the coin to the left, the effigy of Grand Duke looking to the right and, next, the coat of arms of the Grand Duke, is the year of minting above which, "2010", surrounded by the marks the Mint, which slightly exceeded the limits of the annulus.  At the bottom, the name of the issuing country 'LËTZEBUERG' slightly beyond the limits of the annulus Issuing volume:. 526,500

Portugal - Centenary of the Portuguese Republic

The coin commemorates the centenary of the end of the constitutional monarchy of King Manuel II and the establishment of the Portuguese Republic after the revolution of October 5, 1910 in the annulus contained the twelve stars of the European Union Issue volume..: 1,025,000

San Marino - Fifth centenary of the death of Sandro Botticelli

 he coin commemorates the fifth anniversary of the death of Alessandro di Mariano di Vanni Filipepi (1445-1510), Italian painter of the Florentine school better known as Sandro Botticelli or Il Botticello ("The Kite"). The outer ring depicts the twelve stars EU Issue volume. 130,000

Vatican - Year for Priests

The coin commemorates the Year for Priests proclaimed by His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI, held between 19 June 2009 and 19 June 2010, which concluded with an international gathering of priests presided over by His Holiness.  The currency played a shepherd who tries to start a lamb from the jaws of a lion on the outer ring depicts the twelve stars of the European Union Issue volume:.. 115,000


6. Bi-metallic Quiz Game #929….…by Jack Hepler, USA
Which event was commemorated on a Bi-metallic Russian 10 Roubles in 2000 and again in 2005?
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 May prize is a Bi-metallic 3 Euro of Slovenia or other suitable coin.

Bi-metallic Quiz question #928
Some members of the bird family Accipitridae belong to several genera that are not necessarily closely related to each other.
Most of the sixty species are from Eurasia and Africa.
One such bird is represented on a Russian Bi-metallic 100 Roubles in 1992. 
Name this bird.
Answer:  Eagle. 
It is true that the eagle on this coin is more symbolic than real since a two-headed eagle might have a problem making decisions.

7. 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.

8. 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
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WBCC Organisation:
WBCC Webmaster: Rod Sell, Australia,
WBCC DoCu-Centre: Frans Dubois, Netherlands,
WBCC Research Centre: Paul Baker, UK,
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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