Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club
Newsmail # 944

WBCC Newsmail 944,  September 13 , 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

1. WBCC and September 14....... by Martin Peeters, WBCC Focal Point
Tomorrow, September 14, we celebrate the 18th anniversary of the Worldwide Bi-metallic Collectors Club and with this
WBCC Newsmail 944, also publishing about Bi-metallics 944 weeks in a row. I'm sure this is a world record. Congratulations
to all of the WBCC members

2. Bi-metallic 20 Pesos 2014 from Antonio Mateo, Spain
Here a picture of the new Bi-metallic 20 Pesos 2014 from mexico commemorate Toma de Zacatecas.

The coin features as the main reason, at midfield, the equestrian statue of Francisco Villa, flanked by portraits of General Felipe Angeles and Panfilo Natera, principal architects of the Toma de Zacatecas. En la parte baja del campo, se observa la silueta de la cima del cerro de La Bufa, posición estratégica y fundamental para el desarrollo de esa importante batalla. In the lower field, the silhouette of the top of the hill of La Bouffe strategic and fundamental to the development of this important battle position is observed.  This set is surrounded, on the upper semicircle, with the legend "CENTENARY OF MAKING ZACATECAS" and in the exergue, or bottom of the field, are read from left to right, the inscriptions "1914-2014", in reference to centennial, the denomination "$ 20" and "M °" mint Mint of Mexico
Metals: Aluminum and cupronickel
Edge: reeded discontinuous
Weight: 15.94 g
Diameter: 32.0 mm

3. Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2014 from Italy............ by Pabitra Saha, UK
Italy Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2014 from Italy Galileo is ready for release

4. Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2014 from San by Pabitra Saha, UK
San Marino 2nd Bi-metallic 2 euro will be released on 29 th Sept

5. Bi-metallic Fantasy from Bir Pabitra Saha, UK
Here picture of the Fantasy Bi-metallic 2 Pounds 2014 from Bir Tawil

6. Bi-metallic Quiz Game #944.....…by Jack Hepler, USA
Seven governmental Ministries were honored in 2002 with Russian Bi-metallic 10 Roubles.  One of these ministries is
responsible for Rospatent, the office that registers patents.  In which of the seven ministries would you find this office?

Russian 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 #943
Which cold blooded creature appears on a Russian Bi-metallic 50 Roubles?
Answer:  Gecko.

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:

9. WBCC at the Martin Peeters, WBCC Focal Point
The WBCC, Frans Dubois is representing the WBCC, will at the Muntmanifestatie in Houten, The Netherlands on Saterday September 20. The Muntmanifestatie is the biggest coinshow in The Netherlands with many dealers from all over Europe and even from Argentina and China.
Look at (Dutch language):

"See you" next week,

From  Maasmechelen, Belgium,
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