Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club
Newsmail # 956

WBCC Newsmail 956,  December 6 , 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 25 Euro 2015 from Jacek Stacel, Poland
One of the most successful series and revalued collectors in recent years, are the currencies of Niobium in general and emitting Austria in particular.
Which I present today is the issue the Austrian Mint in 2015, which will be dedicated to cosmology, science of the universe as a whole. 
The face value as in previous years will be Bi-metallic 25 Euro, although its real price will be around 65 euros

The coin depicts on one side, the back, the European Extremely Large Telescope (E-ELT by name in English, European Extremely Large Telescope) large ground-based telescope with a diameter of 39 meters, with a representation of outer space. On the front we see the famous Rosetta spacecraft flying through the space between stars and planets, one unmistakable Saturn surrounded by its rings.
 Features of the coin
 Face value: 25 euros
 Metal: 900 Silver and Niobium
 Diameter: 34 mm
 Weight: 9 grams
 Issue date: January 21, 2015
 Issuing volume: 65,000

2. Bi-metallic 1 Real 2014 from Max Aiello, Italy
This week 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 Bi-metallics 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.

Metals: Stainless steel (core) brass coated steel (ring)
Diameter: 27 mm
Weight: 7 g
Issue date: November 28
Issue volume: 20 million each
The complete issue of this collection of Bi-metallic coins consists of 16 pieces and is expected to be issued between 2015 and 2016.
Sketches of the complete collection

3. Bi-metallic 1 and 2 Euro 2015 from Martin Peeters, The Netherlands
Lithuania, will December 1 made ​​available to the general public games of 900,000 euro coin starter (including the Bi-metallic 1 and 2 Euro 2015),
also popularly known as Starkits.  Packed in plastic stockbrokers, these coin sets each contain a combination of all denominations of euro coins Lithuanian,
totaling € 11.59 which can be purchased by 40 litas equivalent

The composition of these games coin starter, of which up to 5 per person will be sold, will consist of a total of 23 coins, divided as follows:
2 Euro - 3 coins
1 Euro - 3 coins
50 Cents - 3 coins
20 Cents - 3 coins
10 Cents - 3 coins
5 Cents - 2 coins
2 Cents - 3 coins
1 Cent - 3 coins

4. Bi-metallic 1 and 2 Euro 2015 from Martin Peeters, The Netherlands
The Andorran Euro born in a fortnight, including the Bi-metallic 1 and 2 Euro
All citizens of the country are entitled to a collection with each of the coins at face price of 3.88 euros. 
For collectors a special run of luxury at a more expensive price will be edited.

The Andorran euros will begin to circulate in two weeks and the Government has provided citizens of the country can ensure that at least one collection
complete this first historic broadcast.
The chosen model will mean that from the day of entry into circulation (between 16 and 19 December, to be determined) every citizen shall have the option
to pick a number that includes coins of one, two, five, ten, twenty and fifty cents, plus one and two euros.  In total package cost 3.88 euros,
which is equivalent to the combined value of the eight coins.
To avoid crowds has established a system where you can reserve online or in person, avoiding queuing.  The Government will ensure all who have your pack
and you do not need to be the first because Chuck and seventy thousand collections are remote to supply the Andorran population.
It is anticipated that the first issue awaken a great interest in the world of numismatics, and that there will be significant demand to corner the maximum coins,
especially being a small run.

In the first edition is planned to include a special roll with luxury boxes also seventy thousand units that are specially designed for collectors. 
This product will have a markedly higher price (between
twenty and thirty euros) and is expected to also run out very quickly.  The high demand suggests that in reselling the luxury boxes can reach a hundred euros.
The schedule announced by the government last summer for the circulation of euro coins Andorran year marked the January 1 as the date chosen.  The delay
caused unrest among collectors, who over a year waiting for the circulation of coins ago.  Sources close to the numismatic world consulted yesterday said that
the government had no choice but to put into circulation euros before the end of the year, because the design was presented coins (for lack of note it once minted)
 included 2014 enrollment have gone for the next year became the pieces minted and worn out.
The first issue of Andorran euros will almost six and a half million coins with a face value close to 2.5 million euros.  The pieces were minted in Spain and the
next will be in France within the agreement finally fixed by doing that will be alternately a broadcast to each neighboring countries.  In principle, up to 80% of
the roll should be circulated by the legislation of the European Union to avoid grabbing coins of small countries
have more value in the market, but it is certain that at least in the first issue EUR hardly circulate it because there will be more demand offer in the luxury boxes.

5. Bi-metallics 2 Euro 2015 Martin Peeters, The Netherlands
All Bi-metallic 2 Euro commemorative 2015 what is known now

6. Bi-metallic Quiz Game #956.....…by Jack Hepler, USA
The Republic of Khaksia or Khakasiya is located in south-central Siberia. Its capital city is the largest city in the republic with a population of 532,403 based on the 2010 Census.  The Khakas language has co-official status in the republic along with Russian.   A Bi-metallic 10 Roubles was issued in 2007 to honor this republic.
What is the capital city of Khaksia?
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 #955
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.)
Answer: Sterlet.

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:

9. TWOB-80 is Martin Peeters, WBCC Focal Point
The World Of Bi-metallics (TWOB) cataloque issue #80 is ready and can read 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