Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club
Newsmail # 935

WBCC Newsmail 935,  July 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

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1. Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2015 from Martin Peeters, The Netherlands
Announced the two coins of 2 cc of France for 2 Euro 2015
Today it is releasing the numismatic program 2015 of France by the Monnaie de Paris.  For now the first thing that has transpired is the emission of two 2-euro coin commemorative, which will be devoted to the "500th anniversary of the Battle of Marignano" and "70 years of peace in Europe", commemorating the end of World War II World in 1945.
Battle of Marignano

The Battle of Marignan (Marignano, Italy, today Melegnano, à 16 km southeast of Milan), held on 13 and 14 September 1515, pitting Francis I of France and his Venetian allies against the Swiss mercenaries recruited by the duchy of Milan.  The end result was a victory for the Allied forces.
70 years of peace in Europe
2015 is the 70th anniversary since the May 9, 1945, in Europe ended the bloodiest and deadly in the history of mankind war, the Second World War.
Nothing is known at the moment, in terms of volume or issue dates for these coins.

2. Bi-metallic 20 Dollar 2008 from Jamaica Max Aiello, Italy
I have found the Bi-metallic 20 Dollars Marcus Garvey from Jamaica in the picture and I have seen that the year 2008 is not mentioned in the TWOB. After 2000 and 2001 we have also the year 2008.

3. Bi-metallic 10 Piso 2011 of the Jack Hapler, USA
I just found a Bi-metallic 10 Piso 2011 of the Philippines, Depicting Andres Bonifacio and Apolinario Mabini, it is not listed in TWOB. Sorry no picture yet

4. Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2015 in Martin Peeters, The Netherlands
Detailed descriptions of all Bi-metallic 2 Euros from 2015 commemoratives known till now

 Germany  St. Paul's Church in Frankfurt       Issue Jan 30

 Germany   25th Anniversary of German Reunification   issue Jan 30 mintage 30,000,000

 Slovakia  200th anniversary of the birth of Ľudovít Štúr   issue Oct

 Slovenia  2000 years of Roman settlement Emona 

 Spain   Cave of Altamira and Paleolithic Cave Art of Northern Spain

 France  70 years of peace in Europe

 France  500th anniversary of the Battle of Marignano  issue Jan

 Latvia  Presidency of the European Union

 Malta  1974-Republic

5. Bi-metallic Inlay 5 Dollar 2014 from Frans Woons, Canada
Canada's newest Inlay Bi-metallic 5 Dollar 2014, silver / niobium

6. Bi-metallic Quiz Game #935….…by Jack Hepler, USA
The Chechen Republic is very important to the overall economy of Russia because of one rich resource. The Republic
is also one of the most troubling areas of Russia with constant pressure placed on the central government by citizens
seeing total independence.  The Republic was honored with a Bi-metallic 10 Roubles in 2010.
Which natural resource of the Chechen Republic is so important to Russia?
Coat of Arms of Chechenst
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 #934
Soviet authorities established the Jewish Autonomous Oblast in which year?
Answer: 1934.

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
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