Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club
Newsmail # 954

WBCC Newsmail 954,  November 22 , 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 1 and 2 Euro 2015 from Jacek Stacel, Poland
These are the Bi-metallic 1 and 2 Euro 2015 of King Philip VI

Finally some pictures of the new Bi-metallic 1 and 2 Euro into circulation in 2015, which has replaced the image of Juan Carlos I of the new King of Spain Philip VI.  The other values, as already planned, will continue with the same designs.
Spain has updated the design of the national side of the Bi-metallic 1 and 2 Euro to be minted from 2015 to illustrate the change in the head of state.  The Bi-metallic 1 and 2 Euro from previous years with the former Spanish national side still stands.  The motives of the other names remaining unchanged.

The reason for the Spanish Bi-metallic 1 and 2 Euro an effigy of the new chief  State, His Majesty King Philip VI, inrofile, facing left.  To the left of the portrait, in a circular and in capital letters, containing the name of the issuing country and the year of issue "2015 SPAIN" and, right, the mint mark.
In the circular ring of the coin contains the twelve stars of the European flag.
Legend engraved on the edge (shell) of the Bi-metallic 2 Euro: 2 * *, repeated six times, alternately upright and inverted.

2. Bi-metallic 2 Leva 2015 from Pabitra Saha, UK
Bulgaria's proposed 2 Leva coin, Bi-metallic, to be released early next year

3. Bi-metallic 2 Pound 2015 from Max Aiello, Italy
Received this morning from The Royal Mint. They are supersonic, you have in your hand on November 2014 the coins dated 2015

4. Bi-metallics 2 Euro 2015 from Vatican City..... by Martin Peeters, The Netherlands
In 2015 Vitican City will issue a Bi-metallic Euro commemorate the Expo 2015 Milan World Expo to be held from may 1 till october 31, 2015

5. Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2014 from Pabitra Saha, UK
Slovenia Bi-metallic 2 Euro  2014 is released

6. Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2015 from Jacek Stacel, Poland
Information already in the Official Gazette of the Central Bank of Europe to issue a commemorative € 2 coin Slovenia in 2015 - 2000 years Emony.
The issue in January and ... should already be at the fair in Berlin J

7. Bi-metallic 3 Euro 2014 from Jacek Stacel, Poland
Here a picture of the Bi-metallic 3 Euro 2014 commemorate 200th anniversary of the birth of photographer Janez Puhara.

Weight: 15 g
Diameter: 32 mm
Alloy: centre – 75 Cu 25 Ni
ring – 78 Cu 20 Zn 2 Ni
Minted: 150,000 coins

8. Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2014 from Jacek Stacel, Poland
The date of issue of this year's Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2014 from France, will be on 24 November.

9. Bi-metallic Quiz Game #954.....…by Jack Hepler, USA
The city of Dorogobush is featured on a Bi-metallic 10 Roubles coin of Russia in 2003.  This is not a very large city and has only two postal zones. 
What are they?

 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 circulated Bi-metallic 20 Pesos of Mexico or other suitable coin.

Bi-metallic Quiz question #953
The White City is featured on a Bi-metallic 10 Roubles coin of Russia in 2006.
Why is it called the White City?
Answer: Belgorod is called the White City bcause of extensive limestone deposits in the vicinity.

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
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
* Open Day, Royal Dutch Mint, June 13, 2015, Utrecht, The Netherlands