Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club
Newsmail # 1015


WBCC Newsmail 1015,  January 23, 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 Rouble 2009 from Martin Peeters, The Netherlands
It will be in July this year when Belarus issued their new coins and notes for circulation. It was originally planned to be in 2009 when it had issued

2. Bi-metallic 20 and 50 Piastre 2006 from Martin Peeters, The Netherlands
Sudan Bi-metallic 20 piastres and Bi-metallic 50 piastres exist also in magnetic version (probably steel core) for year 2006

The magnetic types bear a curved "6" in the year and also have different edge reeding

info from:

3. Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2016 from Jacek Stacel, Poland
Finland  Bi-metallic 5 Euro  2016 Cross- Country Skiing - will be issued on 15th Feb. 2016

Face value:  5 euros
Metals:  Aluminum-Bronze and Copper-Nickel
Diameter:  27.25 mm
Weight:  9.8 g
Volume of issue:  50,000 and 10,000 BU Proof
Issue Date:  February 15, 2016
Designer:  Nora Tapper

Bi-metallics that make up the series and dates of issue
Gymnastics - July 6, 2015
Basketball -  August 28, 2015
Figure skating -  September 21, 2015
Volleyball -  October 5, 2015
Ice Hockey - January 14, 2016
Skiing -  February 15, 2016
Football - 2016
Athletics - 2016
Ski Jumping - 2016

4. Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2016 from Luxembourg.......... by Martin Peeters, The Netherlands
The Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2016 from Luxembourg is dedicated to the 50 Years of the Bridge of Grand Duchess Charlotte

5. Bi-metallic 5 Hryvna 2016 from Pabitra Saha, UK
Ukraine Bi-metallic 5 Hryvna 2016 commemorate 70 Years of the Transcarpathian Region

6. Bi-metallic Quiz Game #1015….…by Jack Hepler, USA
The Mexican Bi-metallic 100 Pesos recognizing the State of Chiapas was issued in 2008.  The Coat of Arms shows a river flowing through a canyon. 
What is the name of the canyon AND the name of the river?

Chiapas 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 January prize is a Bi-metallic 2 Dollars of Canada or other suitable coin.

Bi-metallic Quiz question #1014
The Bi-metallic 500 Yen recognizing the Prefecture of Kyoto was issued in the year 20 or CE 2008.  The ‘to’ in the city name means city or metropolis. 
How is Kyo defined?
Answer: Capital

7. Bi-metallic Quiz Game Summary 2015…by Jack Hepler, USA
Ten members of the Worldwide Bi-metallic Collectors Club played the Quiz Game during 2015.  Meir Sapir, Member #296 played the most times.
Next were Gabor Toth, #80, Bertie van Haag, #261, and Juan Ochoa, #556. Other players were Bob Fritsch, #73, Pabrita K. Saha, #130, Max Aiello,
#73, Mike Hill, #487, John Veltmeyer, #87, and Claudio Revello, #207. Thanks to all members who played the game. 
A special certificate will be presented to Meir.

8. 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.

9. 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