Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club


WBCC Newsmail 1021,  March 5, 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 Max Aiello, Italy
After years of delay, Servei d'Emissions of Andorra now runs like a train, the Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2016 Coat of arms of Andorra

2. Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2016 from Martin Peeters, The Netherlands
The Central Bank of Malta has shown the five finalist designs, the honor of being struck in the first commemorative Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2016
For this first year the chosen theme was "Love"

More than 200 are the designs that were received and evaluated by an expert panel of which five were selected for the final phase, in which students
throughout the state of Malta are invited to choose their favorite design, by sending email the Central Bank of Malta. ( )
Voting is open from Monday 29 February to Friday 11 March 2016, date this last in which he will unveil the design that has received the most votes,
during a ceremony awards ceremony to be held under the auspices the President of Malta and the governor of the Central Bank of Malta.

3. Bi-metallic 1 Real 2016 from Martin Peeters, The Netherlands
The four Bi-metallic 1 Real 2016 circulating this fourth and final series, are dedicated to boxing and Paralympic Swimming, plus the Olympic
mascot (Vinicius) and Paralympic (Tom). Below you can see a true picture of the coins.

Metals: Stainless steel (core) bronze - clad steel (ring)
Diameter: 27 mm
Weight: 7 g
Issue Date:  February 19, 2016
Issue volume: 20 million each
The complete issue of this collection of bimetallic coins consists of 16 pieces, being put into circulation in four emissions between the years 2014-2016.

4. Bi-metallic 10 Rupee 2016 from India........ by Pabitra Saha, UK
India plans to issue a Bi-metallic 10 Rupees 2016 on 125 years of National Archives. Picture not available yet

5. Bi-metallic Quiz Game 1021….…by Jack Hepler, USA
Baja California’s coat of arms is featured on a Mexican Bi-metallic 100 Pesos. The state’s motto, “Work and Social Justice“, is shown across an image
of the sun that represents the state’s energy. Beneath the sun, a male figure holds a book, while a female figure carries a beaker; together, they grasp
several lightning bolts, suggesting that the creative combination of culture and science can generate powerful energy. Two leaping fish on the sides denote
the two bodies of water that surround Baja California—the Sea of Cortés and the Pacific Ocean.  On the lower part of the design, a human figure with
outstretched arms embraces the state’s three primary resources.  What are the three resources?

Coat of Arms        Picture of Coin

ee 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 March prize is a Bi-metallic 2 Euro of Germany or some other suitable coin.

Bi-metallic Quiz question #1020
Name the temple shown in the design of the Nagano Bi-metallic 500 Yen.
Answer:  Zenkoji

6. 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.

7. 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