Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club
Newsmail # 1001


WBCC Newsmail 1001,  October 17 , 2015

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. Worldwide Bi-metallic Collectors Club Bi-metallic medallion.... by Jack Helper, WBCC Development Centre
A Bi-metallic medallion has been designed and produced to honor the publication of the Worldwide Bi-metallic Collectors Club Newsmail 1000th Edition.

One hundred of these medallions will be minted by the Penny Press Mint, the President of which is also a member of the WBCC. 
The medallion will feature a brass center showing the WBCC logo on one side and a newly designed legend on the other side that acknowledges the 1000
continuously issued Newsmails.  Specimens of this medallion will be available directly from the minter at a cost of 7.50 US$ plus shipping. 
Please send orders or inquiries to Penny Press Mint, P.O. Box 633, Spanish Fork, Utah 84660 or or
Also paypall possible:

2. WBCC reprecentive at the Basel Coin Hans Bucek, Swiss
For your Information:
The Basel Coin Show is from Jan 30 to 31. 2016
1st  day entrance fee is CHF 8.-
Second day is free.
The Swiss mint will have for sale at the show at issue price:
10 Fr 2016 bimetallic “Alpen Edelweiss” the first coin of the 3 coin set: “Flora Alpina”
20 Fr 2016 silver 150 Y o Red Cross (later issues in 2016: “Swiss Wind Music” and “Gotthard”)
The 2016 coin set in unc.
I will represent the WBCC at this event.

3. Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2016 from Martin Peeters, The Netherlands
New from Portugal Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2016 commemorate Years April 25 Bridge
Picture not available.

4. Bi-metallic 20 Pesos from Martin Peeters, The Netherlands
A new Bi-metallic 20 Pesos 2015 from Mexico commemorate Centenary of the Air Forces

5. Bi-metallic 5 Zloty 2016 from Poland........Pabitra Saha, UK
Poland to issue two Bi-metallic 5 Zloty in 2016

6. Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2015 from Martin Peeters, The Netherlands
Here a picture of the Bi-mettallic 2 Euro 2015 from Lithuania, commemorate Lithuanian Language

7. Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2015 from The Netherlands, Martin Peeters, The Netherlands
Six versions of the Common Commemorative Dutch
The Dutch Mint has put on sale the commemorative Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2015 dedicated to the 30th anniversary of the European flag, currency which can be
purchased up to six versions. A typical divided by quality; UNC, BU and Proof three colored versions of it are added, what if we add that can be achieved
in different containers (rolls, coincards, complete collection with that of other countries ...) see the big business of 2 Euros

8. Bi-metallic 1/2 Franc 1991 conterfeit from France.... by Frans Dubois, The Netherlands
One of the first countries that produced bimetallic coins was France

This type (1988 -2001) was issued to replace the former Bi-metallic 10 franc which was counterfeited a lot.
But this Bi-metallic 10 franc was also counterfeited. Even so much that it was almost accepted in daily payments!
Last week I found a kind of counterfeit, made of a ½ franc with a brass ring.

9. Bi-metallic MTT form Stanislaw Bulawski, Poland
New Bi-metallic MTT token from Jura Mint
Gwizdów 2015 diameter 32 mm, ring Brass,  center K-N, mintage  200

10. Bi-metallic nominees for the 2016 Coin of the Year Bob Fritsch, USA

Krause Publications Announces 2016 Coin of the Year Nominees
Krause Publications, a leading producer of coin and paper money books, magazines, events and online products, has announced the 100 nominees
for the 2016 Coin of the Year awards. 
Each year, the awards honor the best in coin design from around the world. The awards will be presented during a ceremony Feb. 6, 2016, at the
World Money Fair in Berlin, Germany.
The coins nominated for this year's awards were released in 2014, and represent the highest achievement in theme, design and marketing from mints
and central banks from around the world.
A panel of judges who are authors, editors and numismatists, as well as members of the American Numismatic Association and Citizens Coinage
Advisory Committee, met Oct. 2 in Iola, Wis., to choose the following nominees from hundreds received from around the world.
These nominees will now be reviewed by a worldwide panel of judges comprised of mint and museum officials, journalists and individual experts.
They will choose a winner in each of 10 individual categories. A second round of balloting will select the Coin of the Year from among the category winners.
Bi-Metallic nominees
Austria - KM# 3227, 25 Euro, Silver and Niobium, Evolution
Canada - KM# 1768, 5 Dollars, Silver and Niobium, Rose
Falkland Islands - KM# 171, 2 Pounds, Bi-Metallic, 100th anniversary of the Battle of the Falkland Islands
Finland - KM# 208, 5 Euro, Bi-Metallic, Loon
Germany - KM# 334, 2 Euro, Bi-Metallic, Lower Saxony - St. Michael's Church
Greece - KM# 260, 2 Euro, Bi-Metallic, 150th anniversary of the Ionian Islands Transfer
Malta - KM# 150, 2 Euro, Bi-Metallic, 50th anniversary of Independence
Poland - Y# 904, 5 Zlotych, Bi-Metallic, 25 years of freedom
Singapore - KM# 317, 5 Dollars, Bi-Metallic, Latent image of 2014
Slovakia - KM# 134, 2 Euro, Bi-Metallic, 10th anniversary of entry to the European Union

11. Bi-metallic Quiz Game #1001….…by Jack Hepler, USA
The State of Guerrero Coat of Arms is shown on a Bi-metallic 100 Pesos of Mexico in 2005.  The economy of the state is primarily based on tourism;
visitors coming by the thousands each year.  Once the choice place for the ‘rich and famous’.
What is the name of the largest city in Guerrero?
             City                  Coat of Arms
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 October prize is a Bi-metallic 2 Dollars of Canada or other suitable coin.

Bi-metallic Quiz question #1000
The very first Newsmail issue was on 14 September 1996.  In this issue, Martin Peeters, Focal Point, named how many people who expressed interest
in starting a Bi-metallic Collectors Club?  Do not include Martin or Frans Dubois in this answer.            
Answer: Nine people expressed interest.
Winners: The winners will be announced in the next WBCC Newsmail.

12. 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

13. 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:
* 45th World Money Fair, 5 till 7 February 2016, Berlin, Germany
* Open Day, Royal Dutch Mint, June 2016, Utrecht, The Netherlands