Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club
Newsmail # 952

WBCC Newsmail 953,  November 15 , 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

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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 Martin Peeters, The Netherlands
Germany will issue in february 2015, 2 commemoratives Bi-metallic 2 Euro:
- Frankfurter Paulus Kirche, 5 pieces each with 5 different Mintmark A, D, F, G, J
- 25 Anniversary of the reunification of Germany, 5 pieces with 5 different Mintmark A, D, F, G, J
Both in BU and Proof sets.

2. Bi-metallics 10 Franc 2015 from Switserland..... by Martin Peeters, The Netherlands
The new Switzerland Bi-metallic 10 Francs 2015 commemorates Transhumance (Alpabzug)

3. Bi-metallic 500 Yen 2015 from Japan.... by Jacek Stacel, Poland
Prefectures of Japan Series - Fukuoka and Yamaguchi Tokushima, Bi-metallic 500 Yen 2015 from Japan

 Inside the "Prefectures of Japan" series have been produced by the "Japan Mint" three new Bi-metallic coins of 500 Yen to be issued in July 2015. Specifically prefectures to which they are dedicated are: Fukuoka, Tokushima and Yamaguchi .
After issuance of these coins will be minted 41's, leaving 6 to complete the collection.
These coins are composed of a central part and a ring cupro-nickel brass (75% Cu 12.5% ​​-Zn-or 12.5%), have a weight of 7.1 grams and a diameter of 26.5 millimeters.  This series began on the 60th anniversary of the Local Autonomy Law, consists of 47 coins, one for each prefecture of Japan.

The prefectures coins released or planned so far:
2008 - Hokkaido, Kyoto & Shimane
2009 - Nagano
2009 - Niigata
2009 - Ibaraki & Nara
2010 - Kochi, Gifu & Fukui
2011 - Aichi, Aomori & Saga
2011 - Kumamoto, Tottori & Toyama
2011 - Akita, Iwate & Shiga
2012 - Okinawa, Kanagawa & Miyazaki
2012 - Oita, Tochigi & Hyogo
2013 - Miyagi, Hiroshima & Gunma
2013 - Kagoshima, Okayama, Shizuoka & Yamanashi
2014 - Yamagata, Mie & Ehime
2014 - Ishikawa, Kagawa & Saitama

4. Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2015 from Jacek Stacel, Poland
Spain Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2015 - Cave of Altamira. First Image

 The first image of the Bi-metallic 2 Euro commemorative coin issued in 2015 that Spain dedicated to the Altamira Cave, currency continues the theme begun in 2010, commemorative coin to commemorate goods or sites on the World Heritage List UNESCO 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
External ring: CuNi
Center disc: 3 layers, Ni-Brass, Ni, Ni-brass
Diameter: 25.75 mm
Width: 2.20 mm
Weight: 8.50 g

5. Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2014 from Martin Peeters, The Netherlands
Official information from the FNMT about Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2014 from Spain commemorative coin alluding to the Proclamation of His Majesty King Philip VI.

In the central part of the coin, acolados portraits of His Majesty King Philip VI, first, and His Majesty King Juan Carlos, second appear.  On the right, the Mint mark.  At the bottom of the central area in a circular motion and in capital letters, the word ESPANA and the date 2014, separated by a hyphen.  Surrounding all grounds and legends in outer ring of the coin area, the twelve stars of the European Union.
This coin will have a maximum volume of 12 million emission parts, but not really be reach 8 million and those minted.  Overwhelmingly rolls come out for circulation, but also have a wallet with last 2 euro coin from HM King Juan Carlos, the 2014, along with the new commemorative 2-euro coin.
Finally, we can also get the coin in Proof quality, although this will have to purchase a kit which will include the Official Medal of the Proclamation of Philip VI, as both a mirror polish or "proof".
Currency in circulation quality: as you can always get at branches of the Bank of Spain in rolls of 25 coins at face value.
Currency as BU: 20,000 will be issued by the last of EUR 2 Juan Carlos I at an estimated price of 20 €.
Proof Coin as: will be sold in a box, next to the medal also in Proof quality, at an approximate cost of 60 € with an issue volume of about 10,000. The estimated date of issue for all versions of the coin is 10 December

6. Bi-metallic 2 Pesos 2014 from Argentine...... by Max Aiello, Italy
Argentina has issued again the Bi-metallic 2 Pesos commemorating May Revolution, dated 2014.

7. The Bi-metallic 100 Pesos 2014 Jos Merio Lpez, via Rod Sell
Telling the output flow of the new Bi-metallic 100 Peso 2014 of Chile, the distinction is made ​​in The Netherlands at the Royal Dutch Mint, Utrecht. Look at the Mintmark.

Mercury's wand, the logo of the Koninklijke Nederlandse Munt (Royal Dutch Mint)

8. Bi-metallic Fantasay 2.5, 5 and 10 Dollar from Bonaire...... by Pabitra Saha, UK
Bonaire fantasy set with new king has three bimetallic coins- 2.5, 5 &10 Dollars

9. Bi-metallic Quiz Game #953.....…by Jack Hepler, USA
The “White City” is featured on a Bi-metallic 10 Roubles coin of Russia in 2006.
Why is it called the White City?

Coat of arms shown on 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 November prize is a Bi-metallic 20 Yuan of China or other suitable coin.

Bi-metallic Quiz question #952
What gives the flamingo its pink or red color?
Answer: Beta-Carotene.
October Prize Winner: Meir Sapir.  The prize is a Bi-metallic Mexican 20 Pesos 2000 Octavio Paz Commemorativ

10. 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.

11. 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
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WBCC Organisation:
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WBCC DoCu-Centre: Frans Dubois, Netherlands,
WBCC Research Centre: Paul Baker, UK,
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WBCC Focal Point ANA Conventions: Ray Lockwood, USA,
WBCC Focal Point: Martin Peeters, The Netherlands,
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