Bi-Metallic Collectors Club
Newsmail # 1017
Newsmail 1017, February 6, 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 http://www.wbcc-online.com/newsmail/wbccnews.html
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 Berlin.......by Martin Peeters, WBCC Focal Point
At this moment we, Jack Hepler, Frans Dubois, Martin Peeters, Gary McCormack and John Veltmeyer are at the 45th World Money Fair in Berlin.
Here is the picture at the WBCC table.
2. Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2015 from Portugal.........by Jacek Stacel, Poland
The Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2016 from Portugal:
- Olympic RIO 2016
• 650,000 units UNC
• 15,000 units BU
• 15,000 units Proof
Designer - Joana Vasconcelos.
The issue in March.
- 50 years Bridge on 25 April
• 500,000 units UNC
• 10,000 units BU
• 10,000 units Proof
Designer - José Aurélio.
The issue in July.
3. Bi-metallic 5 Euro 2016 from Finland......by Jacek Stacel, Poland
Finland B-metallic 5 euro 2016, depicting a skijumper
Presale coins online store will begin on February 16
investment / issue price:
• 50,000 units UNC / € 10.-
• 10,000 units Proof / € 22.-
Issue date March 1, 2016
Core composition: CuNi
Ring composition: Nordic Gold
Diameter: 27.25 mm
Weight: 9.80 g
Designer: Nora Tappe
4. Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2016 from Vaticane City......by Pabitra Saha, UK
Numismatic office of Vatican City (UFN) will issue two Bi-metallic 2 Eueo 2016 commemorative coins this year.
Both the coins will be available in BU and Proof. Themes are:
- 200th Anniversary of Corps of Gendarmerie of Vatican City
- Holy Year of Mercy
5. Bi-metallics 2 Kurus 2015 from Turkey......by Pabitra Saha, UK
Reported last weeks WBCC Newsmail the Turkeys 2 Kurus 2015 as Bi-metallic, BUT they are not.
6. Bi-metallic Quiz Game #1017….…by Jack Hepler, USA
The Campeche state coat of arms is shown on a 2005 Mexican Bi-metallic 100 Pesos. Cinco de Mayo commemorates the Mexican Army's
successful defense of the city of Puebla against invading French forces in 1862. Puebla is located within the State of Campeche.
Why did France invade Mexico?
Coat of Arms Campeche Picture of Coin
See this coin and others at the WBCC website: http://wbcc-online.com Please send your answer to: email@example.com.
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 #1016
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?
Answer: 39 Bells.
7. 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.
8. New Bi-, Tri-, or Tetra-metallic images...by 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 Webmaster: Rod Sell, Australia, email@example.com
WBCC DoCu-Centre: Frans Dubois, Netherlands, firstname.lastname@example.org
WBCC Research Centre: Paul Baker, UK, email@example.com
WBCC Developement Centre: Jack Hepler, USA, firstname.lastname@example.org
WBCC Public Relations Centre: Max Aiello, Italy, email@example.com
WBCC Focal Point ANA Conventions: Ray Lockwood, USA, firstname.lastname@example.org
WBCC Focal Point: Martin Peeters, The Netherlands, email@example.com
WBCC Website: http://wbcc-online.com
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The WBCC will attend the following future International events:
* Open Day, Royal Dutch Mint, June 2016, Utrecht, The Netherlands