Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club
Newsmail # 1009


WBCC Newsmail 1009,  December 12, 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$ 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

2. Bi-metallic 2 Euro from Pabitra Saha, UK
In the coming years, the Bank of Latvia plans to release the following Bi-metallic 2 Euro commemoratives:
Next year: Bi-metallic 2 Euro CC "Cow".
New Latvian Bi-metallic 2 Euro CC series: "Cultural regions of Latvia" (in development, but one of this coins will be next year)
It consists of four coins:
- 2 euro CC "Vidzeme"
- 2 euro CC "Courland"
- 2 euro CC "Semigallia"
- 2 euro CC "Latgallia"
Dates not known yet.
One more Bi-metallic 2 Euro CC will be dedicated to Latvian municipalities (lat: Latvijas novadi).

3. Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2016 from Martin Peeters, The Netherlands
Here a picture of the Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2016 from Irelland commenorate 100th Anniversary of the Easter Rising in 1916

-- Remark Max Aiello: This beautiful coin is the first will issued by Ireland as its own commemorative Bi-metallic 2 circulation coin.
4.500.000 pieces of these coins will be put in general circulation next January 2016
The design by Emmet Mullins depicts the statue of Hibernia, the historic personification of Ireland, on top of the General Post Office in Dublin,
the headquarters of the provisional government during the Rising.

4. Bi-metallic 10 Rupee 2015 from Pabitra Saha, UK
India will issue a Bi-metakkic 10 Rupee 2015 commemorate 125 Anniversary Dr. B R Ambedkar. The release was done on Dec 6

5. Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2015 from Martin Peeters, The Netherlands
Here a Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2015 from Austria commenorate 200th Anniversay National Bank of Austri

6. Bi-metallic 10 Franken 2016 from Martin Peeters, The Netherlands
Here a picture of the new Bi-metallic 10 Franken 2016 from Switzerland depicting Alpine Flowers

7. Bi-metallics in Paul Baker, UK
Saw in Ebay 2 Bi-metallic Tokens from Schuler Pressen.

8. Bi-metallic Quiz Game #1009….…by Jack Hepler, USA
Colima is a small state of Western Mexico on the central Pacific coast, with the four oceanic Revillagigedo Islands. Mainland Colima shares borders with the states of Jalisco and Michoacán. In addition to the capital city of Colima, the main cities are Manzanillo and Tecomán. Colima is the fourth smallest state in Mexico and has the second-lowest population, but has one of Mexico’s highest standards of living and lowest unemployment.
A Bi-metallic 100 Pesos dated 2005 was issued showing the Colima Coat of Arms.
What major natural disaster occurred in Colima in 2003?
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 December prize is a Bi-metallic 2 Dollars of Canada or other suitable coin.

Bi-metallic Quiz question #1008
A castle and the city Coat of Arms appear in the design of the 2008 Russian Bi-metallic 10 Roubles honoring Priozersk.
Name the Castle
Answer:    Kakisalmi Castle.

9. Super Quiz #38…………by Jack Hepler, USA
Name at least eight countries, which have produced a Bi-metallic coin, that have a national flag containing a white star on a blue field.

Answer to Quiz #37
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.
The structure is the Sydney Opera House in Australia. 
The coin is the Bi-metallic Portuguese 200 Escudos dated 2000 that honors the Olympic Games.
There were only two players in this game.  The winner is Hans Bucek, WBCC member #66.

10. 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