Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club
Newsmail # 1017


WBCC 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

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

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 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 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 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 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:  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 #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 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