Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club
Newsmail # 950

WBCC Newsmail 950,  October 25 , 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 2015 from Jacek Stacel, Poland
It is the official statement of the Central Bank of Latvia on  commemorative Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2015

 The design shows the official logo of the Latvian Presidency of the Council of the European Union. Logo completes the inscription LATVIJAS PREZIDENTŪRA ES Pads ("the Latvian EU PRESIDENCY OF THE COUNCIL")
On the outer ring, the twelve stars of the European flag.
Issue: 2.000.0000 pieces
Issue: January 2015
Regards Jacek

2. Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2014 from Max Aiello, Italy
The new Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2014, "King Felipe VI Accession to the Spanish Throne"will be issued next November 2014

12.000.000 Unc
25.000 BU in coincards with the normal Bi-merallic 2 Euro 2014
10.000 proof

External ring: CuNi
Center disc: 3 layers, Ni-Brass, Ni, Ni-brass
Diameter: 25.75 mm
Width: 2.20 mm
Weight: 8.50 g

3. Bi-metallic 5 Zloty 2015 from Pabitra Saha, UK
Poland next Bi-metallic 5 Zloty 2015 due on Nov. 7th. commemorate 'Discover Poland: The Royal Castle in Warsaw'

Ring composition: CuNi
Central disk composition: Aluminium-Bronze
Weight: 6.54 g
Diameter: 24.00 mm
Mintage: 1 200 000 pieces
Release: 07-11-2014

4. Bi-metallic Quiz Game #950.....…by Jack Hepler, USA
Kirov Oblast was honored with a Bi-metallic 10 Roubles in 2009.  A rare mineral called Volchonskoite is found there.  The mineral has a Mohs hardness of 2-2.5 (soft) and chemical formula consisting of a number of elements (Ca0,3(Cr+3,Mg,Fe+3)2(Si,Al)4O10(OH)2*4H2O).  It is found in sandstones, and conglomerates, commonly filling voids from the decomposition of organic material. Its color varies from olive green to bright emerald green. Specimens found in Kirov are usually free from impurities.  What is the primary use for this mineral?


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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 #948 (There was no question 949)
On March 1, 2008, Chita Oblast merged with Agin-Buryat Autonomous Okrug to form what Krai?
Answer: Zabaykalsky Krai. .

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