Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club
Newsmail # 945

WBCC Newsmail 945,  September 20 , 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.

1. New WBCC Martin Peeters, WBCC Focal Point
We have a new WBCC member. Let me introduce him to you:
Name: Sebastian Krämer (WBCC member #574), Germany
Age: 27
Profession: free author
Hobby: World coins and especially Bi- and/or Tri-metallics
Goal: health for me and my family
Against: racism, intolerance and unkindness
How did you know about the WBCC: WBCC member Gerhard Schön

2. Bi-metallic 5 Euro 2014 from Jacek Stacel, Poland
New Bi-metallic 5 Euro 2014, belonging to the third series of coins dedicated to the historical provinces of Finland,
where a landmark of each animal depicted, has been launched today, September 15, by the Mint of Finland.

The coin with facial 5 euros and Bi-metallic is dedicated to the region of Finland Proper and Finland the Southwest, where
apart from the shield region represented on one side, on the other, is shown as emblematic animal Zorro , which is
represented in the currency Turku Castle in the background.
The flagship of Finland Proper animal, the fox is wily protagonist of many fairy tales and folk tales.  The fox is an animal that
is not too fussy about their habitat or food.  Despite being very hunted fox remains common throughout Finland.  His
intelligence and adaptability have allowed the fox to survive in many different environments, despite being part of hunters.
CuAl6Ni2, CuNi25
27,25 mm
9,8 g
10 000 (proof), 35 000 (unc)
Nora Tapper (reverse), Erkki Vainio (obverse)
Issue date
The other Bi-metallic 5 Euro
Savonia Region - Arctic Gavia

Karelia - Cuckoo

Region Aland - White-tailed Eagle

The series' remaining five collector coins, for the provinces of Satakunta, Ostrobothnia, Uusimaa, Lapland and Häme,
are planned for release in 2015.

3. Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2014 from Pabitra Saha, UK
Greece Bi-metallic 2 Euro commemorative 2014 - both coins will be issued on the 24th September

4. Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2014 from Pabitra Saha, UK
The Bi-metallic 2 Euro coin- a Belgian love story. See:

5. Bi-metallic Fantasy from Republic of Max Aiello, Italy
Ladies and gentlemen, now we have the Republic of Donetsk Bi-metallic 10 and 25 Roubles 2014, two horrible things.

6. Bi-metallic Quiz Game #945.....…by Jack Hepler, USA
Greeks, Romans, Goths, Huns and Slavs marched through Rostov Oblast.  Which town at the mouth of the Don River in
Rostov was honored with a Bi-metallic 10 Roubles in 2008?

  Town Coat of Arms
(The CoA may be seen on the coin)

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 #944
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?
Answer:  Ministry of Education.

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 today
Saturday 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  Buxtehude, Germany,
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