Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club
Newsmail # 941

WBCC Newsmail 941,  August 23 , 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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Welcome into the World of Bi-, Tri- and Tetra-metallics.
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1. Bi-metallic 20 Pesos 2014 from Antonio Barrena Mateo, Spain
Here a picture of the new Bi-metallic 20 Pesos 2014 from Mexoco.

The back side of the coin has the relief figures of Virgilio Uribe and José Azueta, and underneath them, Mexico’s Naval Academy building. The figures of civilians defending the port of Veracruz appear on the left side of the coin and an anchor on the right side.
In the upper exergue there is the legend “CENTENARIO DE LA GESTA HEROICA DE VERACRUZ” (CENTENNIAL OF THE HEROIC DEED OF THE PORT OF VERACRUZ) and the names “José Azueta” and “Virgilio Uribe” underneath it. In the lower exergue there is the inscription “Escuela Naval” (Naval Academy) and the years “1914-2014”. Finally, on the left side of the field there is Mexico’s mint mark, and on the right side, the $20 denomination.
Quality: Circulation
Metals: Aluminum and cupronickel
Canto: Fluted discontinuous
Weight: 15.94 g
Diameter: 32.0 mm

Other Bi-metallic 20 Pesos in this serie

There are six Bi-metallics issued, for now, in this series.  All you see in the image correspond to the first five, the most common back all in the National Shield is represented by the words "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA".
 In the order they appear in the picture, are these:
 Years 2000-2001: Xiuhtecuhtli, Lord of Fire
 Years 2000-2001: Octavio Paz
 2010: Octavio Paz, Nobel Prize in Literature 1990
 2013: 100 Years of Mexican Army
 Year 2013: Belisario Dominguez

2. Bi-metallic Fantasies from Buyyata by Pabitra Saha, UK
Buryatia Islands Fantasy Bi-metallic 10, 25 and 50 Roubles

3. Bi-metallic fantasies from Bouvet Island.......... by Pabitra Saha, UK
Bouvet island fantasy Bi-metallic 16 Skillings

4. Bi-metallic Quiz Game #941......…by Jack Hepler, USA
Dagestan is ethnically very diverse, where no ethnic group forms a majority.  Several dozen ethnic groups and subgroups inhabit the republic, most of which speak Caucasian and Turkic languages. Largest among these ethnic groups are the Avar, Dargin, Kumyk, Lezgian, Laks, Azerbaijani, Tabasaran and Chechen. Ethnic Russians comprise about 3.6% of Dagestan's total population. Russian is the primary official language.  A Bi-metallic 10 Roubles coin was issued in 2013 that honors Dagistan.  Which religious group of people has been most militant and disruptive in this Republic?

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

Bi-metallic Quiz question #940
This is a very cold Republic of Russia.  In 2010, a Bi-metallic coin was indicated this issued to honor this region. 
What is the name of this Republic or region?
Answer:  Nenets.

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