Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club
Newsmail # 1016


WBCC Newsmail 1016,  January 30, 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. WBCC at the World Money Fair in Martin Peeters, WBCC Focal Point

The WBCC will attend the 45th. World Money Fair in Berlin, held from februari 5-7. The WBCC Booth H77/78 is directly at the entrance of the fair

Representives of the WBCC are
John Veltmeyer from Australia
Frans Dubois from The Netherlands
Jack Hepler from the USA
and Martin Peeters from The Netherlands
If you will come to Berlin at the WCC Booth there will be a nice present for you. Please let me know if you will visit the WBCC Booth.

2. Next WBCC Newsmail 2017 will be live from the World Money Fair.
The Guest Of Honor 2016: Republic of Korea. More information at:

Fair Exibitorlist at:

Fair Cataloque:

The following new Bi-metallics are available at the official Mints:
-- The Spanish will sell 2 different so called "WMF sets", both with the Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2016 commemorate the aqueduct of Segovia

-- The German Mints (5) will present the new Bi-metallic 5 Euro 2016

-- And the German Mints will sell the Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2016 depicting Dresdner Zwinger

-  The Swiss Mint will sell the Bi-metallic 10 Franken 2016

-- The Royal Dutch Mint has the newv serie "I love Holland" set, The Coast with the Bi-metallic 1 and 2 Euro 2018.

These Bi-metallics are a small selection what is available at the World Money Fair

3. Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2016 from Jacek Stacel, Poland
The Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2016 commemorating Belgium dedicated in this 2016 to its Olympic team, 375.000 pieces issued in March

4. Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2016 from Italy..... by Pabitra Saha, UK
Italy will issue 2 Bi-metallic 2 Euro in 2016, commemorate Donatello And Plauto

5. Bi.metallic 10 pesos from Wolfgang Schuster (via Frans Dubois), Austria
In 2000 Uruguay issued the first B-imetallic 10 pesos. There are 3 different types now:

The 2000 type
(also with *)

The 2011 type:

The 2015 type:

In December 2015 there was a new date for the 2011 type, (date is 2014 but was struck in December 2015)
the 2011 type and the 2014 has been struck by the Royal mint in England
More Information please E-mail Wolfgang Schuster:

6. Bi-metallic 5 Zloty 2016 from Jacek Stacel, Poland
March 30, 2016 Polish National Bank issued a Bi-metallic 5 Zloty 2016 in Silver on the occasion:250th Anniversary of the Warsaw Mint
Sample: Ag 925
Stamp: Proof
Dimensions: 40 x 40 mm
Weight: 28.28 g
Circulation: 35 000

7. Bi-metallics 2 Kurus 2015 from Pabitra Saha, UK
Turkey has issued 12 Bi-metallic coins on its states.

8. Bi-metallic Quiz Game #1016….…by Jack Hepler, USA
The Shimane Prefecture Bi-metallic 500 Yen shows an ancient bell excavated from a site in the area.
In fact, a large number of similar bells were found here and are now considered a national treasure 
How many bells were excavated from the Kamo-Iwakura site in Shimane?
              Coin                              Flag                                 Museum

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 #1015   
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?
Answer: Sumidero Canyon and Grijalva River

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