Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club
Newsmail # 1018


WBCC Newsmail 1018,  February 13, 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 Berlin Martin Peeters, WBCC Focal Point
The 46th World Money Fair 2017 will be held 3-5 February 2017. The WBCC will be there again.

2. A new WBCC Martin Peeters, WBCC Focal Point
We have a new WBCC member. Let me introduce him to you
Name:  Massimiliano Valota (WBCC member 581), Italy  
Age: 46
Profession: Worker
Hobby:  Bi-metallic coins world and coins 
Goal: Bi-metallic coins world and coins
How did I know about the WBCC: Berlin World Money Fair

3. Bi-metallic 10 Rupee 2015 from Martin Peeters, The Netherlands
India Bi-metallic 10 rupees 2015 depicting Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar

4. Bi-metallics  from Martin Peeters, The Netherlands
Turkey Bi-metallic 1 lira 2016 2 pieces Dormouse and Jerboa

The dormouse is a rodent of the family Gliridae. Dormice are mostly found in Europe, although some live in Africa and Asia.
They are particularly known for their long periods of hibernation.

The jerboa forms the bulk of the membership of the family Dipodidae. Jerboas are hopping desert rodents found throughout
Northern Africa and Asia east to northern China and Manchuria. They tend to live in hot deserts.

5. Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2016 from Vaticane Pabitra Saha, UK
Vatican City Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2016 commemorate- bicentenary of Swiss guards

6. Bi-metallic MTT's from Stanislaw Bulawski, Poland
New Bi-metallic MTT token from Jura Mint.
Christmas coin  2015 Elefant, diameter 32 mm, ring Brass,  center K-N, mintage 1 000

Opatów Kielecki  5   2016,diameter 27 mm, ring K-N,  center Brass, mintage 500
and Warsaw Mint

Dukat 2015     diameter 27 mm  , ring K-N  ,  center Brass , mintage  open

6. Bi-metallic Quiz Game #1018….…by Jack Hepler, USA
An issue of the 500 Yen Bi-metallic coin of Japan honors the Prefecture of Ibaraki.   A literal translation of the name, Ibaraki is in English,
Wild Trees or Thorny Trees.  A tree with blossoms is part of the coin design.  The coin also depicts the famous Kairakuen Garden in Mito City
(capital of Ibaraki.  Kairakuen is one of the three Great Gardens in Japan. 
What is the name or species of tree shown on the coin?
Flag of Ibaraki                 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 #1017
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?

Answer:  France (Napoleon) thought that Mexico, in its weakened state from internal war, would be too weak to resist invasion and
Mexico was deeply in financial debt to France and England.  England decided to not invade.

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:
* Open Day, Royal Dutch Mint, June 2016, Utrecht, The Netherlands
* 46th World Money Fair, 3-5 February 2017, Berlin, Germany