Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club
Newsmail # 998

 

WBCC Newsmail 998,  September 26 , 2015
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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 http://www.wbcc-online.com/newsmail/wbccnews.html
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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 Vatican City....by Martin Peeters, The Netherlands
Here a picture of the Vatican City Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2015, commemorate VIII World Meeting of Families

Official information on the issue of the Bi-metallic 2 Euro coin commemorating that Vatican engaged in this 2015 the VIII World Meeting of Families
to be held in Philadelphia, United States, from tomorrow September 22, at 27 the same month, with the presence of Pope Francisco.
The design of the coin depicts two families of different ethnicity, hugging around the Earth. The year of issue appears at the top, "2015". On the left side  contains the
artist name "C. Principe ". The mint mark R is recorded on the arm of one member of the family, right. Surrounding the reason the words' DELLE FAMIGLIE VIII
INCONTRO MONDIALE "(VIII World Meeting of Families), from left to right in a semicircle, and" CITTA 'DEL VATICANO' at the bottom

Technical details of the issue
BU version
Nominal value: 2 Euro
Diameter: 25.75 mm
Legal weight: 8.50 g
Sculptor: Chiara Principe
Recorder: Ettore Lorenzo Frapiccini
Circulation: 94,000 pieces
Mintage: IPZS (Italy)
Price: 18,00 Euro
Proof version
Nominal value: 2 Euro
Diameter: 25.75 mm
Legal weight: 8.50 g
Sculptor: Chiara Principe
Recorder: Ettore Lorenzo Frapiccini
Circulation: 12,000 pieces
Mintage: IPZS (Italy)
Price: 37,00 Euro

2. Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2016 from Slovakia....by Martin Peeters, The Netherlands
Here a picture of the Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2016 from Slovakia commemorate First Presidency European Union


3. Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2016 from Austria....by Martin Peeters, The Netherlands
Here a picture of the Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2016 from Austria commemorate 200 Year Austria National Bank

February 24th. Euroset in BU quality with regular circulation coins of 2016, plus the 2 Euro coin commemorating the year devoted to "200 Years of the National Bank of Austria".
1 June. Proof Euroset as with regular circulation coins of 2016, plus the 2 Euro coin commemorating the year devoted to "200 Years of the National Bank of Austria".

4. Bi-metallic 25 Euro 2016 from Austria....by Pabitra Saha, UK
Bi-metallic 25 Euro 2016 from Austria, Niobium and Silver - Weather (March 9)


5. Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2016 from Estionia.....by Martin Peeters, The Netherlands
Here a picture of the Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2016 from Estonia commemorate Chessplayer Paul Keres


6. Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2015 from Euro countries.......by Martin Peeters, The Netherlands
Here is an overview of issudate and amount and quality (what is known now) of the 2 Euro 2015 from all Euro Countries commemorate 30 Years EU flag


7. Bi-metallic 5 Rand 2012, 2013 and 2014 from South-Africa.......by Jacek Stacel, Poland
Here are pictures of the Bi-metallic 5 Rand 2012, 2013 and 2014 from South-Africa





These were not listed in The World Of Bi-metallics (TWOB) cataloque

8. Bi-metallic 500 Lire 1983 from Italy, San Marino and Vantican City....by Max Aiello, Italy
Pictures of a specimen set from Rome Mint, including 1982 Italy, 1983 San Marino and 1982 Vatican Bi-metallic Lit. 500 along with the
outer ring numbered 229 on the rim, in a brown case (229 of 999 sets produced).




9. Bi-metallic Quiz Game #998….…by Jack Hepler, USA
Seven ministries of Russia were honored on Bi-metallic 10 Roubles coins in 2002. 
Which ministry is headed by Serge Shoigu?


Ministry Coat of Arms                   Ministry Headquarters

See this coin and others at the WBCC website:  http://wbcc-online.com  Please send your answer to: heplerj@juno.com.
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 September prize is a Bi-metallic 2 Dollars of Canada or other suitable coin.

Bi-metallic Quiz question #997
The State of Jalisco was honored on a 2004 Bi-metallic 100 Pesos.  The State Coat of Arms is the featured image on this coin. 
A colored version is shown below and contains a green ellipse above two lions.  This green area is shown more clearly on the coin. 
What is it?
Answer: The image is a tree.

10. Super Quiz #37…………by Jack Hepler, USA
There is an architectural structure in the southern hemisphere that is featured on a circulating Bi-metallic coin of a country in the northern hemisphere. 
Name the structure and the coin on which it is featured.

Answer to Super Quiz #36
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.
China: Macau Bridge: Pearl River
Czech: Charles Bridge: Vitava River
Finland: Lumberjack: Kemijok River
Hong Kong: Tsing Ma: Ma Wan Channel
Hungary: Chain Bridge: Danube River
Japan: Hakata Bridge: Sea of Japan
Russia: Several bridges and waters
Turkey: Bosporus Bridge: Bosporus Strait
There were five players in this game.
The winner is John Veltmeyer, WBCC member #87

11. New Bi-, Tri-, or Tetra-metallic images...by Rod Sell, WBCC Webmaster
The new Bi-, Tri-, or Tetra-metallic images are shown at:
http://wbcc-online.com/new-releases/new-images.html

"See you" next week,
Martin Peeters, Focal Point of the Worldwide Bi-metallic Collectors Club wbcc@hotmail.nl

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, 
rodsell@rodsell.com
WBCC DoCu-Centre: Frans Dubois, Netherlands, dubois.f@wxs.nl
WBCC Research Centre: Paul Baker, UK, 85@wbcc.fsnet.co.uk
WBCC Developement Centre: Jack Hepler, USA, heplerj@juno.com

WBCC Public Relations Centre: Max Aiello, Italy,  wbcc73@gmail.com
WBCC Focal Point ANA Conventions: Ray Lockwood, USA, sunrayofmarion@aol.com
WBCC Focal Point: Martin Peeters, The Netherlands, wbcc@hotmail.nl
 
The WBCC will attend the following future International events:
* 45th World Money Fair, 5 till 7 February 2016, Berlin, Germany
http://www.worldmoneyfair.de/wmf/en/
* Open Day, Royal Dutch Mint, June 2016, Utrecht, The Netherlands