Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club
Newsmail # 942

WBCC Newsmail 942,  August 30 , 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. Bi-metallic 50 Kwacha 2014 from Pabitra Saha, UK
New Bi-metallic 50 Kwache 2014 from Zambia commemorative: '50th anniversary of the Bank of Zambia'

Material: Nickel-Brass ring with CuNi center
Diameter: 38.70 mm
Weight: 24.50 g
Edge: serration
Mintage: 2,000

2. Bi-metallic 2 Euro Martin Peeters, The Netherlands

An interested Link about the Bi-metallic 2 Euro 's:
You can choose Dutch, German and English language

3. Bi-metallic Quiz Game #942......…by Jack Hepler, USA
A Bi-metallic 10 Roubles coin was issued for this Volga River Oblast.  The administrative center is the oldest economic and
cultural center of the Lower Volga and is often called the southernmost outpost of Russia and the Caspian capital. 
Its population is diverse and includes one hundred ethnicities and fourteen religious denominations. 
The coat of arms is part of the coin design.  Name the Oblast and date of issue.

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 #941
Dagestan is ethnically very diverse, where no ethnic group forms a majority.  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?
Answer:  Muslims.

4. 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.

5. 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