Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club
Newsmail # 952

WBCC Newsmail 952,  November 8 , 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 Spain......... by Martin Peeters, The Netherlands
The first official data on theBi-metallic  2 Euro coin commemorating that Spain will issue in 2015 dedicated to the Altamira Cave, currency
continues the theme begun in 2010, commemorative coin to commemorate goods or places included in the List of World Heritage in Spain.

Description of the reasons that appear on the coin:
In the central area of the coin, the image of a bison is played,
representative rock painting of the "Cave of Altamira".  At the top, in a circular and capitalization, SPAIN legend;  right, the Mint mark. 
In bottom the year of issue 2015. In the circular area outside of the coin,
all surrounding grounds and legends, the twelve stars of the European Union.
Emission maximum volume: 8,000,000
Estimated Date of issue: March 2015

2. Bi-metallic 1 and 2 Euro 2015 from Martin Peeters, The Netherlands
Spain change their currency Bi-metallic 1 and 2 euro 2015

(Fantasy picture)

3. Bi-metallics 2015 from United Max Aiello, Italy
News from the Royal Mint: the three Bi-metallic coins and the medal available in proof quality, only 5.000 sets.

4. Bi-metallic Medal from United Pabitra Saha, UK
Here a picture of a Bi-metallic Medal from Great-Britain.

Max Aiello, Italy:
This special medal is included in the 2014 Premium Proof Set with the eight definitive coins of UK and the six commemorative coins. Only 4.500 sets
were available at £155.00, but more than 75% was sold.

Paul Baker, UK:
For some time now they have done two versions of the “full” base metal proof set…. One version comes in a smarter presentation/case and you
would have to pay more money. It would seem that - so that the buyer gets a bit more for that extra money there is also this bi-metallic medallic piece.
I cannot find an image of the other side…
See also:

5. The Bi-metallic COTY Award Martin Peeters, The Netherlands
The company Krause Publications, best known for his books on coins and bills (World World Coins and Paper Money) has announced the 94 candidates
to be elected coins as currency of the Year 2015 in different categories, these awards are popularly known as COTY awards (Coins Of The Year).
Each year, the awards honor the best design of coins worldwide.  Awards will be presented during a ceremony on January 31, 2015, during the
World Money Fair in Berlin.  The coins nominated for this year's awards were issued in 2013.
A jury of authors and numismatic editors and members of the American Numismatic Association and other entities related to the numismatic world, met
last October 3 in Iola, United States, to choose nominees from hundreds of proposals received worldwide.
These candidates will now be reviewed by an international jury of 80 people from mints, museums, journalists and individual experts.  They will choose a
 winner in each of the 10 individual categories.  A second round of voting will select the currency of the Year from among the winners in each category.

Candidates for the Bi-metallic 2015 COTY Awards
Austria — Tunneling, 25 Euro
France — Pierre de Coubertin, 150th Anniversary of Birth, 2 Euro
Germany — German States, Baden-Württemberg & Maulbronn, 2 Euro
Japan — Hiroshima Prefecture, 500 Yen
Lithuania — Distaff (Spinning Tool), 2 Litai
Luxembourg — Beaufort Castle, 5 Euro
Netherlands — Kingdom, 200th Anniversary, Guimaraes, 2 Euro
Palau — 30th Anniversary of Panda Coinage, 2 Dollars
Portugal — Cathedral Tower View, 2 Euro
Switzerland — Silvesterchlausen, 10 Francs

Tom Michael from Krause Publications:
WBCC members to vote this week at
I believe public voting closes Sunday night, November 9th.
They set it up sequentially, so if you go through the vote for one category, it then leads you to the next. Most folks will be voting in each of the ten categories
and this set-up works best for them.
In other catagories more Bi-metallic coins are nominated

Slovenia — Postojna Cave Discovery, 800th Anniversary, 2 Euro

Finland — Parliament ~ 150th Anniversary, 2 Euro
Great Britain — London Subway, 150th Anniversary, 2 Pounds
Greece — Plato, 2 Euro
Italy — Giuseppe Verdi, 200th Anniversary of Birth, 2 Euro
Lithuania— Stelmuze Oak, 2 Litai
Singapore — Lion & Flora, 1 Dollar

Croatia — Entry Into European Union, 25 Kuna

Slovakia — Saints Cyril & Methodius, 2 Euro
Vatican City — World Youth Day, Rio, 2 Euro

6. Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2012 Error from Max Aiello, Italy
Italy great bi-metallic error 2 euro Pascoli 2012

7. Bi-metallic Quiz Game #952.....…by Jack Hepler, USA
Flamingos often stand on one leg, the other leg tucked beneath the body. The reason for this behavior is not fully understood. Recent research indicates that
standing on one leg may allow the birds to conserve more body heat, given that they spend a significant amount of time wading in cold water. However, the
behavior also takes place in warm water. As well as standing in the water, flamingos may stamp their webbed feet in the mud to stir up food from the bottom.
Young flamingos hatch with greyish reddish plumage, but adults range from light pink to bright red. A healthy flamingo is more vibrantly colored and thus a
more desirable mate; a white or pale flamingo, however, is usually unhealthy or under nourished. Captive flamingos may turn a pale pink.
The Flamingo is featured on a Russian Bi-metallic 50 Roubles coin issued in 1994.  What gives the flamingo its pink or red color?

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 #951
A bird is shown on a Bi-metallic 50 Roubles in 1993.  These birds nest in trees, near water and gather in groups called colonies. They mate for life,
and both parents incubate their three to four eggs.
What kind of bird is this?
Answer: Egret.

8. 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.

9. 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