Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club
Newsmail # 939

WBCC Newsmail 939,  August 9 , 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 Bi-metallic new Issues Reporter named in Martin Peeters, WBCC Focal Point
In 2012 WBCC member Pabitra Saha, from the UK is apponinted to WBCC Bi-metallic new Issues Reporter

The 2015 edition SCWC 2001 to date, the edition has just come out. Pabitra Saha has been named as one of the Special
contributors. This is all because of the support of the WBCC

2. Bi-metallic 2 Euro from Pabitra Saha, UK
Slovakia schedule for Bi-metallic 2 Euro for next four years
- 2016 - First Presidency of the Slovak Republic in the Council of the European Union
- 2017 - Academia Istropolitana - the 550th anniversary of the start of operations
- 2018 - First World War - the 100th anniversary since its the end
- 2019 - Milan Rastislav Stefanik - 100th Anniversary since his Death

3. Bi-metallic 5 Euro 2014 from Jacek Stacel, Poland
On August 18 the Central Bank announced the issuance of another coin Bi-metallic 5 Euro 2014, Alandia - Bald ordinary

4. Bi-metallic Quiz Game #939......…by Jack Hepler, USA
It was a site of the ancient Old Prussian settlement, Fort Twangste.  In 1255, a new fortress was built on this site by the
Teutonic Knights during the Northern Crusades, and was renamed in honor of King Ottokar of Bohemia.  Again it was
renamed in 1946 when the Russians occupied this area, driving out the native Germans.  The Oblast is not attached to
 the main part of Russia.  The town of the same name as the Oblast was honored on a Russian Bi-metallic 10 Roubles. 
Name the town.

Coat of Arms
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 July prize is a Bi-metallic 3 Euro of Slovenia or other suitable coin.

Bi-metallic Quiz question #938
In Pskov Oblast, which city is commemorated on a Bi-metallic 10 Roubles dated 2007?
Answer:  Gdov.
Prize Winners:
Winner: May; Mike Hill wins Bi-metallic 3 Euro Slovenia 2013
Winner: June; Gabor Toth wins Bi-metallic 3 Euro Slovenia 2013

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:

7. TWOB 79 Martin Peeters, WBCC Focal Point
The 79th edition of The World Of Bi-metallic cataloque is available 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