Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club


WBCC Newsmail 1020,  February 27, 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. Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2016 from Martin Peeters, The Netherlands
Here a picture of the second Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2016 from Belgium, this commemorate Child Focus Organisation, 2 million pieces will be issued

2. 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

3. Bi-metallic 2 Eueo 2016 from Martin Peeters, The Netherlands
On the occasion of the Presidency of the Council of the European Union that Slovakia will occupy for the first time during the second half of 2016,
Národná banka Slovenska (National Bank of Slovakia) issued on 7 March 1 million coins Bi-metallic 2 Euro commemorative, dedicated this
important event for the country.

The work of Vladimír Pavlica design, was the winner of a public competition for the design of the coin organized by the NBS in 2015.
The design dominates the national emblem of the Slovak Republic, arranged in its central part and on a background of centripetal dynamic lines
representing the position and the importance of the Slovak Republic during his first presidency of the Council of the European Union. To the right
of the national emblem of the Slovak Republic the year "2016" it appears. Around the edge of the inner circle the name of the country 'SLOVENSKO'
(Slovakia) and the inscription "p The mintmark of the Mint of Kremnica, consisting of the letters "MK" between two dies, and stylized initials of the
designer of the national side, Vladimír Pavlica, "VP" are shown at the bottom of the composition

4. Bi-metallic Quiz Game #1020….…by Jack Hepler, USA
The temple shown in the design of this Bi-metallic 500 Yen coin is a historical and cultural monument representing Nagano. It attracts over 6 million
visitors a year from home and abroad. A Japanese proverb says "Led by an ox I go to the temple." It means a person is led to a good situation by
chance even though he/she does not act on his/ her own will but act at someone else's invitation.
Name the temple

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 #1019
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?
Answer:  Fish.

5. 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.

6. 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