Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club
Newsmail # 946

WBCC Newsmail 945,  September 27 , 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. WBCC at the Frans Dubois, WBCC Representive
Last weekend, September 20, the WBCC was present at the "Noordelijke Muntmanifestatie", a large coin show in Houten, the Netherlands.

I noticed that there was a growing interest in Bi-metallic coins because a lot of collectors visited the table of the WBCC
for information. The booth of the WBCC was very small so there was not so much room to present our normal presentation.
The most spectacular news was the discovery of the edge varieties of the new Belgium 2 euro.
Next presentation of the WBCC is next year at the World Money Fair 2015  in Berlin.

2. Bi-metallic 5 Euro 2014 from San Martin Peeters, The Netherlands
Here a pictire on the new Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2014 from San Marino, commemorate 90th Anniversary of the death of Giacomo Puccin

3. Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2014 from Pabitra Saha, UK
It has been reported that there are 2 edge variants of the Belgian 2 euro CC "150th Anniversary of the Belgian Red Cross". The normal Belgian edge lettering is *2**2**2**2**2**2*.

 Although on the edges of these coins there is written *GOD*ZIJ*MET*ONS* and *2*2*2*2*2*2*. The first one is the Dutch edge lettering and the second is the one used by Italy, San Marino and Vatican City. It seems that Belgium bought a bunch of left-over 2 euro blanks from their producer, without realizing that on the 2 euro coins of other countries the edge lettering is different.

4. Bi-metallic Quiz Game #946.....…by Jack Hepler, USA
Sakhalin Oblast was honored with a Bi-metallic 10 Roubles in 2006.  The Oblast consists of one major island plus a number of smaller ones.  There is a dispute regarding sovereignty of one of the islands which is claimed by Russia and which other country?

Sakhalin 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 #945
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?
Answer:  Azov.

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:

* 44th World Money Fair, January 30 - February 1 1915, Berlin, Germany