Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club
Newsmail # 1013


WBCC Newsmail 1013,  January 9, 2016

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. Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2016 from Pabitra Saha, UK

Spain Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2016 commemorate-Segovia aqueducts, to be issued on Feb. 1, 2016 mintage 8 Million

2. Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2016 from Martin Peeters, The Netherlands
The Italian mint Istituto Poligrafico e Zecca dello Stato, has revealed the reason for the two commemorative Bi-metallic 2 Euro coins in circulation that
Italy will in this brand new 2016.
The first will be dedicated to 550 anniversary of the death of Donatello, reason also chosen by San Marino for one of his pieces of equal value, so the
IPZS, minting coins of San Marino, produce two coins with different design dedicated to same reason.
The second will feature the writer Plautus, playwright in ancient Rome that reached enormous popularity among his contemporaries.
Both coins will, apart from those intended for circulation, BU and Proof finishes being also included in the eurosets the year with the rest of circulation coins.

3. Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2016 from Martin Peeters, The Netherlands
Estonia opens issuing commemorative Bi-metallic 2 Euro coins of this country 2016 also debuts as the new issuer of such currency, the euro since its arrival
in 2011, had yet to issue commemorative coin for circulation.

The centenary of the birth of Paul Keres, considered one of the best chess players of all time, which today is precisely the January 7 event for which was
issued this coin is true, was the theme chosen by Estonia to give the jump to the commemorative 2-euro coins.

4. Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2017 from all Euro Countries....... by Martin Peeters, The Netherlands
All commemorative Bi-metallic 2 Euro coins 2017 known till now

5. Bi-metallic Quiz Game #1013….…by Jack Hepler, USA
The Mexican Bi-metallic 100 Pesos coins recognizing the state of Chihuahua features the state Coat of Arms. 
The bottom segment of the center part shows a cathedral. 
What is the name of the cathedral?

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 was a Bi-metallic 2 Dollars of Canada or other suitable coin.

Bi-metallic Quiz Game Prize winners
The December prize winner was Bob Fritsch, WBCC Member #157.  There were nine players.

Bi-metallic Quiz question #1012
In 2008, Japan began issuing Bi-metallic 500 Yen coins recognizing the 47 Prefectures.  One of the Prefectures is referred to as a ‘Do’. 
Name this Prefecture and the year when the coin was released.                                           
Answer:    Hokkaido, 20 (2008).

6. 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.

7. 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