Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club
Newsmail # 931

WBCC Newsmail 931,  June 14 , 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. WBCC at the Open Day of the Royal Dutch Mint...... by Martin Peeters, WBCC Focal Point
  Today June 14, the Worldwide Bi-metallic Collectors Club will attend as every year the Open Day of the Royal Dutch Mint
in their building in Utrecht, The Netherlands. Frans Dubois and Martin Peeters will host the WBCC table.
So if you want to meet us, come to the Open Day.

More info at: (In Dutch language)

2. Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2014 from Vadim Naumov
Bi-metallic news from 1 and 2 Euro Lithuania official design.

3. Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2015 from Martin Peeters, The Netherlands
Latvia will issue a Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2015 commemorate Presidency of the Council of the European Union

4. Bi-metallic Quiz Game #931….…by Jack Hepler, USA
The territory of the Vladimir Region has a rich concentrations of historic sites in Russia, beginning with the city of Vladimir itself.
Among the region’s most picturesque ancient towns is a town commemorated on a 2003 Bi-metallic 10 Roubles, adorned with many churches and monasteries on the high left bank of the Oka River. It has earned an enduring place in the Russian imagination as the
abode of two of Russia’s most beloved saints, Prince Peter and his wife Fevronia; and as the land of the legendary Russian hero,
Ilya Muromets.  Name this town.

Coat of Arms   and      Church of the Trinity
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 June prize is a Bi-metallic 3 Euro of Slovenia or other suitable coin.

Bi-metallic Quiz question #930
This Russian town in Kostroma Oblast is famous for its salt mines.  It was commemorated on a Bi-metallic 10 Roubles in 2009. 
Name the town.
Answer:  Galich.

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