Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club


WBCC Newsmail 1019,  February 20, 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. A new WBCC Martin Peeters, WBCC Focal Point
We have a new WBCC member. Let me introduce him to you
Name: Sanket Muley     (WBCC member #582), India
Age: 26
Profession: Software Engineer
Hobby: World coins especially Bi- and/or Tri-metallics and Coins
Goal: Learning as much as possible from coins, making new connections around the world and creating awareness about
the importance of history as a subject of learning
How did I know about the WBCC: I was searching for a serious group of coin collectors specializing in Bimetallic coins.

2. Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2016 from San Martin Peeters, The Netherlands
The first commemorative Bi-metallic 2 Euro coin issued by San Marino in this 2016 will be dedicated to 550 anniversary of the death of Donatello

3. Bi-metallics  2 Euro 2016 from Martin Peeters, The Netherlands
Here a picture of the new Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2016 from France commemorate 100th Anniversary of the Birth and 20th Anniversary
of the Death of Francois Mitterand

4. Bi-metallic 10 Piso 2015 from the Frans Dubois, The Netherlands
The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) announced earlier this week, that the new limited edition Bi-metallic 10-Piso commemorative circulation
coin for the 150th birth anniversary of Philippine hero Miguel Malvar will be available starting on 22 December 2015, at BSP offices and branches.

“Miguel Malvar was the last Filipino general to surrender to the Americans during the revolution. After the capture of Emilio Aguinaldo and the surrender
of other Filipino generals, Miguel Malvar assumed full command of the revolutionary forces. General Malvar’s valor, resilience and patriotism serve as
inspiration to our fellow Filipinos.” – BSP
Obverse side show the:

• portrait of Miguel Malvar
• markings “10 Piso”, “REPUBLIKA NG PILIPINAS” and “Heneral Miguel Malvar”.
The reverse side has the:
• seal of the BSP
• markings “150 taon” and “1865-2015”
• “Monument of Malvar”
According to the central bank, 10 million pieces of the this commemorative coin which has the same size (26.5-millimeters in diameter) and
weight (8.70 grams) as the ten-piso coin currently in circulation. It is also the 4th bi-metallic coin released in the country

5. Bi-metallic 500 Lire 1986 Max Aiello, Italy
Here is an Italian Bi-metallic 500 Lire 1986 transformed in guitar pick (in size to the Jazz III guitar) by the American artist Jerry A. Morales Jr. from San Antonio TX

6. Bi-metallic Quiz Game #1019….…by Jack Hepler, USA
The state of Baja California Sur is on a narrow peninsula which broke away from the mainland about two million years ago because of tectonic activity. 
The territory is primarily mountains or mountain ranges and coastal plains. The mountain ranges parallel the coastline and are of volcanic rock with an
average altitude of above sea level.  The coastal plains are significantly wider on the Pacific side than the Gulf of California side, with those on the Pacific
side averaging a width of about forty km. These areas are dominated by sedimentary rock, especially limestone of marine origin.
Mexico issued a Bi-metallic 100 Pesos for Baja California Sur as part of its States Series.  The state Coat of Arms is represented on the coin. 
What design element on the CoA represents a major industry of the state?

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

Bi-metallic Quiz question #1018
An issue of the 500 Yen Bi-metallic coin of Japan honors the Prefecture of Ibaraki.  
What is the name or species of tree shown on the coin?
Answer:  Plum or Japanese Apricot.

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