Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club
Newsmail # 955

WBCC Newsmail 955,  November 29 , 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. New WBCC Martin Peeters, WBCC Focal Point
We have a new WBCC member. Let me introduce him to you:
Name: Charles Kingston (WBCC member #576), UK
Age: 63
Profession: Retired
Hobby: Bi-metallic from the world
Goal:  One from each country
How did I know about the WBCC: Internet investigation

2. Bi-metallic 2 Euro Martin Peeters, The Netherlands
In 2015 we will have common commemorative coin of 2 euros
From Numismatics Visual and exclusive to everyone, it sounds a little strong but true, I can anticipate that in 2015 we will have two commemorative
euro coin common to the entire euro zone.
Although perhaps the different European mints still take some time to make it official, the information to issuing a common commemorative coin of
Bi-metallic 2 euros to all eurozone states except Andorra, Monaco, San Marino and Vatican can join or not this common currency
Apparently there were different proposals for the reason to celebrate for this coin, it appears that up to four, but finally decided that the coin is dedicated
to the 30 Years of The European Flag in 2015 marks 30 years since 1985 was adopted as the official emblem of the European Union.

3. Bi-metallic 5 Hrywien 2014 from Jacek Stacel, Poland
There are 5 consecutive Bi-metallic 5 Hrywien 2014 from Ukraine Series: Regions of Ukraine

Volyn region

Ternopil region

Ivano-Frankivsk region

Rivne region

Lviv region

4. Bi-metallic 1 Hryvnia 2012 from Ukraine in Max Aiello, Italy
Saw in Ebay
Ukraine Bi-metallic 1 Hryvnia 2014 overstrike on 1991 Soviet Union
Bidding is over now

5. Bi-metallics 2 Euro 2015 from Max Aiello, Italy
Update the information regarding the issuance of commemorative Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2014 which Spain dedicated to the proclamation of His Majesty King Philip VI,
with new images and data from both the currency and the purse that will include the last currency in which Juan Carlos I and Proof appear to be broadcast version
together with the medal of the same reason

In the central area of the coin, the acolados portraits of His Majesty King Philip VI, first of all, and His Majesty King Juan Carlos, secondly appear.  On the right,
the Mint mark.  At the bottom of the central area, in a circular and in capital letters, the word SPAIN and the date 2014, separated by a hyphen.  Surrounding all
grounds and legends foreign currency circular area, the twelve stars of the European Union

This coin will have a maximum volume of issuance of 12 million pieces, but not really come to be neither 8,000,000 which is wedged. Overwhelmingly will for
circulation in rolls, but also have a wallet in the last 2 euro coin Majesty King Juan Carlos, the 2014, along with the new commemorative 2 euro coin as both BU

6. Bi-metallic Quiz Game #955.....…by Jack Hepler, USA
The Coat of Arms is featured on a Bi-metallic 10 Roubles coin of the Russian Oblast of Saratov in 2014.  Images of three Sturgeon are in in the design of this CoA.
What variety of Sturgeon is in the design?  (This is not an easy question.)
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 #954
The city of Dorogobush is featured on a Bi-metallic 10 Roubles coin of Russia in 2003.  This city and has two postal zones.  What are they?
Answer: 215710, 215713.

7. 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.

8. New Bi-, Tri-, or Tetra-metallic Rod Sell, WBCC Webmaster
The new Bi-, Tri-, or Tetra-metallic images are shown at:

WBCC Newsflash, November 28, 2014

Bi-metallic 1 Real 2014 from Max Aiello, Italy
Today Brasil has released the first emission of four Bi-metallic 1 Real coins commemorating the next 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.
The first coin celebrates athletics, the second swimming, the third golf and the fourth paraolympic triathlon.
Brasil will continue to issue bimetallic coins about all the sport discipline of the OG until 2016.

"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