Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club
Newsmail # 958

WBCC Newsmail 958,  December 20 , 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. WBCC at the Basel Coin Fair....... by Martin Peeters, WBCC Focal Point
The Basel (Switzerland) Coin Fair (Muenzenmesse Basel) will take place January 24-25 at the Basel Convention Center .
As usual, this is just one week ahead of the Berlin World Money Fair
The Swiss Mint will sell at their booth during this period the new 10 Fr Bi-metallic and 20 Fr Silver coin for issue price.
Our member #66 Hans Bucek will be there on 24.1. If you want to meet him, E-mail Hans at:

2. Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2015 from San Marino.... by Martin Peeters, The Netherlands
San Marino with one of two commemorative 2 euro coins to be issued in 2015. Specifically replaced announced by the "60th Anniversary of the death of Albert Einstein" on the other commemorating the "25th Anniversary of German Reunification".  Which remains unchanged is the other announced commemorate the "750th anniversary of the birth of Dante Alighieri" of which also announced a few days he would issue a volume of 100,000 pieces ago.

3. Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2015 from  Martin Peeters, The Netherlands
Ireland will issue in 2015 a BU set including the Bi-metallic 1 and 2 Euro 2015. 12.000 sets will be made.

4. Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2014 from Martin Peeters, The Netherlands
If you want to have a variant of the Bi-metallic 2 Euro commemorative coin 2014 French dedicated to World AIDS Day, you have it easy, and if someone try to sell you some, you already know the process followed to achieve it

In the picture above you can see how the central loop of the currency is different in one is totally smooth, this would be the variant, and the other appears grated

Having this variant is very easy, you just have to buy one of the coins that issued the French Mint with colored tie, and with some kind of solvent have at home will you pass a chamois through the loop and it will lose its color, being the currency as seen in the photo, without stripes tie, as the colored version does not have these

5. Bi-metallic 1 and 2 Euro Martin Peeters, The Netherlands
According an article in a Dutch Newspaper this week, the Italian police have 556.000 Euro seized on valse Bi-metallic 1 and 2 Euro coins. According the Italian police the coins were made in China. It seems the were struck very good, one can not see the difference from real coins. They also they think it is going on since 2002 in large quantities

6. Encased from The Rappahannock Area Coin Jack Hepler, USA
The Rappahannock Area Coin Club will launch its new encased series on December 18th commemorating World War II. 
The first coin in the eight coin series is an encased USA 1945 Five Cents (Silver).  Issue quantity; 80.

On the same date, the fourth encased Cent in the Civil War series will be released commemorating three battles;
"Wilderness", "Spotsylvania Courthouse" and "Cold Harbor".  Issue quantity; 147.

7. Bi-metallic Quiz Game #958.....…by Jack Hepler, USA
Ryazhsk, an ancient city of Russia, was featured on a Bi-metallic 10 Roubles in 2004.
If you were to come to this city, located in the Oblast of Ryazan, what would be the number one best place to visit?
Coat of Arms of Ryazhsk
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 December prize is a circulated Bi-metallic 20 Pesos of Mexico or other suitable coin.

Bi-metallic Quiz question #957
Name the river that flows through Kargopol.
Answer: Onega River.

8. Super Quiz #36…………by Jack Hepler, USA
There are at least seven countries with Bi-metallic coins incorporating the image of a bridge. 
Name four and the body of water under the bridge.

Answer to Quiz #35
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.
Swaziland and Liechtenstein.  There were other non Bi-metallic countries with kings but were partially surrounded by water.
There were two players in this game.  The winner is Gabor Toth, WBCC member #80

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