Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club
Newsmail # 940

WBCC Newsmail 940,  August 16 , 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 and his Martin Peeters, WBCC Focal Point
From our WBCC New Issues Reporter I received the following message:
I have just started revising my notes
For the first version, following members of WBCC helped me.
Dr. Wolfgang Schuster of Austria.
Rod Sell of Australia
Paul Baker of UK
I wish to thank them for the same.

For the second version, I have received help from
Dr. Wolfgang Schuster of Austria.
Rod Sell of Australia
Jacek Stacel of Poland
I wish to acknowledge their help too.

If some member wants to know more about my work, they can contact me directly at

2. Bi-metallic 1 Euro 2009 error?...........Max Aiello, Italy
I have received both the 2009 Bi-metallic 1 Euro coins as rest after a payment.

I think the second one has an error, it has not imprinted the two letters LC of the engraver (Laura Cretara) at the bottom
of the square in the left corner.
We knew about similar error for coins dated 2002 and 2006, so we can consider it a common error.

3. Bi-metallic 5 Euro 2014 from Jacek Stacel, Poland
So it will be present this year's Bi-metallic 5 Euro of Luxembourg. Apple Tree - russet, issue announced for October

4. Bi-metallic 1 and 2 Euro 2014 from Pabitra Saha, UK
Andorra Essais have been cleared. Minting started. The patterns have cleared the test and minting started.
If all goes well, they should be issued by end Sept

5. Jacek Stacel, Poland
Last week the Central Bank of Russia issued another Bi-metallic 10 Roubles 2014, Region Tjumiejski (Tyumen) a circulation of 10 million

Nickel and Brass: Outer Ring
Inner ring: CuproNickel
Diameter: 27 mm

6. Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2014 from by Pabitra Saha, UK
Latvia Bi-metallic 2 euro 2014 commemorate Riga, European Capital of Culture, ready for issue. Here the picture

7. Bi-metallic 10 Baht 1990 from Pabitra Saha, UK
Please read at
more about the Bi-metallic 10 Baht of 1990 (BE 2533) from Thailand
Rarity of 2533 10-baht coins confirmed

8. Bi-metallic Quiz Game #940......…by Jack Hepler, USA
The dog shown below and the native dress of the region’s peoples would indicated this is a very cold Republic of Russia.  In 2010, a Bi-metallic coin was issued to honor this region.  What is the name of this Republic or region

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 August prize is a Bi-metallic 20 Yuan of China or other suitable coin.

Bi-metallic Quiz question #939
In 1255, a fortress was built on this site during the Northern Crusades, and was renamed in honor of King Ottokar of Bohemia. 
It was renamed in 1946 when the Russians occupied this area.  The Oblast is not attached to the main part of Russia. 
The town was honored on a Russian Bi-metallic 10 Roubles. 
Name the town.
Answer:  Kalingrad.

9. 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.

10. 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