Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club


WBCC Newsmail 1022,  March 12, 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 Jacek Stacel, Poland
Two commemorative Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2016 from Finland
First released on the occasion: the centenary of the birth of the Finnish philosopher von Wright

Second: On the occasion of the 90th anniversary of the death of writer and poet Eino Leino Finnish
Monet will be published in an edition of 1.000.000  each. The issue date is not yet known

2. Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2016 from all Euro countries.... by Martin Peeters, The Netherlands
Here an overview of all known Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2016 from all Euro counrie

3. Bi-metallic Quiz Game 1022….…by Jack Hepler, USA
The Nara Prefecture Bi-metallic 500 yen coin shows a ship that transported the Japanese Envoy to China during the Tang Dynasty.
The design was taken from scrolls showing the history of Ganjin, a Chinese monk who brought Buddhism to Japan. 
Ganjin opened the Toshodaijin Temple.
What is the ship’s name?
                   Temple                                   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 March prize is a Bi-metallic 2 Euro of Germany or some other suitable coin.

Bi-metallic Quiz question #1021
Baja California’s coat of arms is featured on a Mexican Bi-metallic 100 Pesos.  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?        
Answer:  Agriculture, Industry, Ocean.  One interpretation includes mining

4. 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.

5. 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