Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club
Newsmail # 1004


WBCC Newsmail 1004,  November 7 , 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. Sending WBCC Newsmails...... by Martin Peeters, WBCC Focal Point
Because Outlook has now a Data limit per day, from now WBCC Newsmails is send via my new Gmail account (

2. 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$ including shipping. 
Please send orders or inquiries to Penny Press Mint, P.O. Box 633, Spanish Fork, Utah 84660 or or
Also paypal possible:
Orders will NOT be accepted after 31 December 2015

3. Bi-metallic 10 Rupee 2015 from Pabitra Saha, UK
India announced a new Bi-metallic 10 Rupee 2015 commemorate Indo African Summit.
The logo of the summit.

4. Bi-metallic 2 Pound 2016 from Pabitra Saha, UK
UK 2016 schedule, 5 new Bi-metallic 2 Pound. The designs shall be as follows:

Face value: 2 pounds
Alloy:.. Interior Cupronickel Nickel-brass ring
Diameter: 28.4 mm
Weight: 12 g
Quality: BU

5. Bi-metallic 2 Roubles 2016 from Pabitra Saha, UK
Here a picture of the new Bi-metallic 2 Rouble from Belarus

6. Bi-metallic 20 Dollar 2015 from Frans Dubois, The Netherlands
Taiwan issued a BU set with the 2015 coins.  In this set is the Bi-metallic 20 dollar 2015. This Bi-metallic is only available from the BU set.

7. Bi-metallic 500 Yen 2016 from  Jacek Stacel, Poland
Within the "Prefectures of Japan" series, have been submitted by the "Japan Mint" final two pieces of the series, you spend at Fukushima and Tokyo. These bimetallic
coins of 500 yen will be issued in mid-2016, completing the 47 that comprise the series begun in 2008 to mark the 60th anniversary of the Local Autonomy Law

The coin features an image of the Soma-NOMAOI Festival held in the cities of Soma and Minamisoma (including the ancient city Odaka), this is one of the most
popular festivals in the prefecture of Fukushima. During the festival, more than 500 people mounted horses with traditional Japanese samurai armor, galloping at
full speed, in the recreation of a splendid and heroic spectacle.

The coin depicts the Tokyo Station Marunouchi Building. This station building designed by Kingo Tatsuno, was completed in 1914. The interior and domed roofs
of their north and south were burned in 1945 because of the war. Fue designado como bien cultural nacional en 2003, y restaurado a su aspecto original en 2012.
It was designated as a national cultural property in 2003 and restored to its original appearance in 2012.

8. Bi-metallic 2 Euro from Jack hepler, USA
The Mint of Finland is offering a set of 2 Euro Bi-metallic commemoratives. 

Finnish Commemorative Two-Euro Coins collection 2004–2014
Two-euro special coins are collectors' favourites and an easy way to get into the collecting hobby. Special two-euro coins are minted to commemorate significant
persons, the anniversaries of historic events, or other events with historical significance. The collection includes UNC-quality versions of all Finnish two-euro
commemorative coins released in 2004–2014. The coins, 16 in total, are packaged in an A5-format collection book. A collection book is available to advance
order from the online shop on Monday 9 November, 9.00 a.m.

9. Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2015 from Euro 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

10. Bi-metallic Quiz Game #1004….…by Jack Hepler, USA
Kasimov was honored when Russia issued a Bi-metallic 10 Roubles in 2003.  The city Coat of Arms and a mosque are shown below. 
This modest city of  34,000 population has become an industrial center in the region. 
What two precious metals are produced in Kasimov?
City Coat of Arms      Old Mosque
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 #1003
Mexico issued a Bi-metallic 100 Pesos in 2005 honoring 16 Estados.  Which of these states has the Coat of Arms image shown below?

Answer: Guanajuato.

11. 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.

12. 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