Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club
Newsmail # 947

WBCC Newsmail 947,  October 4 , 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. Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2014 from San Jacek Stacel, Poland
Here a pictire on the new Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2014 from San Marino, commemorate 90th Anniversary of the death of Giacomo Puccini

2. Bi-metallic 20 Pesos 2014 from Martin Peeters, The Netherlands
Mexico’s newest circulating commemorative Bi-metallic P20-peso coin marks the centennial of La Toma de Zacatecas, the “Taking of Zacatecas.”

Mexico’s newest circulating commemorative 20-peso coin marks the centennial of La Toma de Zacatecas, the “Taking of Zacatecas.”
Also known as the Battle of Zacatecas, the fight on June 23, 1914, was between Pancho Villa, with his Division of the North, and national forces representing Mexican President Victoriano Huerta.
It was the bloodiest battle in the Mexican Revolution, leaving 7,000 soldiers dead and 5,000 wounded. Villa claimed a decisive victory, and Huerta resigned about one month later.
The ringed-bimetallic coin was released Sept. 5.
The reverse shows several figures central to the winning side, including Villa at the center of the design. On Villa’s left is Felipe Ángeles Ramirez, who served under Villa and helped lead the attack, and Gen. Panfilo Natera García is to Villa’s right. Natera was appointed governor of Zacatecas after the victory.
The coin has a copper-nickel core and aluminum-bronze ring, weighs 15.945 grams, and measures 32 millimeters in diameter.

3. Bi-metallic 10 Pwsos from Joaquim Sabino, Spain
Missing in TWOB the Bi-metallics 5 Pesos. Here is the list now in TWOB

4. Bi-metallic Quiz Game #947.....…by Jack Hepler, USA
Udmurtia is a Russian republic located in European Russia about 1300 km east of Moscow and west of the Ural Mountains.  There are around 1.6 million people living in Udmurtia.  The republic was created in an area inhabited by the Udmurt people.  Today the predominate ethnic group is Russian but there are still almost 500,00 Udmurts living in the republic.  The largest city and the capital of the Udmurt Republic is Izhevsk. The republic was honored with a Bi-metallic 10 Roubles in 2008.  The Coat of Arms of Udmurtia displays two stars.  How many points are on each star?
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 October prize is a Bi-metallic 20 Yuan of China or other suitable coin.

Bi-metallic Quiz question #946
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?
Answer:  Japan.

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