Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club
Newsmail # 932

WBCC Newsmail 932,  June 21 , 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.
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1. WBCC at the Open Day of the Royal Dutch Mint...... by Martin Peeters, WBCC Focal Point
Here a picture of the Open Day at the Royal Dutch Mint, last weekend, with Frans Dubois and Martin Peeters

2. Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2014 from Martin Peeters, The Netherlands
Here a picture of the Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2015 commemorate The Fight Against AIDS

3. Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2015 from Martin Peeters, The Netherlands
In February 2014, the Bank of Slovenia held a public competition to design the commemorative 2 Euro coin 2015 that is dedicated
to the 2000th anniversary of the Roman settlement Emona.  A total of 69 designs, which will meet the winner, which will see its
design will be reflected in the currency and the other two were in second and third positions were presented.
Winning design to be minted at Slovenia Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2015.

4. Bi-metallic 5 Euro 2015 from Martin Peeters, The Netherlands
Here a picture of the new Bi-metallic 5 Euro 2014 from Finland of the Nordic Nature Series: Water
Material: CuNi center, nordic gold ring
Diameter: 27.25 mm
Weight: 9.80 g
Artist: Reijo Paavilainen

5. Bi-metallic Quiz Game #932….…by Jack Hepler, USA
The Komi Republic was honored with a Bi-metallic 10 Roubles in 2009.  The Manpupuner rock formations or Poles of the Komi
Republic are a set of 7 gigantic abnormally shaped stone pillars located west of the Ural Mountains.  These monoliths are around
30 to 42 m (90 to 130 feet) high and jut out of a hilly plateau formed through the weathering effects of ice and winds.
According to a local legend, the stone pillars were once an entourage of Samoyeds giants walking through the mountains to Siberia  
The shaman of the giants dropped his drum and the entire team froze into the stone pillars.
Deemed one of the Seven Wonders of Russia, the rock formations are a very popular attraction in Russia, though not well known internationally and relatively unspoiled by tourism. Their height and abnormal shapes supposedly make the top of these rock giants inaccessible even to experienced rock-climbers.
What is another common name for these rock formations?

Postage Stamp showing the rock formations

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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.  f 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 #931
The territory of the Vladimir Region has a rich concentrations of historic sites in Russia. 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.  
Name this town.
Answer:  Murom.

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:
* Muntmanifestatie, September 20, 2014, Houten, The Netherlands,
* 44th World Money Fair, January 30 - February 1 1915, Berlin, Germany