Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club


WBCC Newsmail 1023,  March 19, 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: Chethan. M (WBCC member 583), India
Age: 28
Profession: Student
Hobby: World Coins, especially bi- and tri-metallic Coins
Goal: To collect as many Bimetallic Coins from as many Coins possible
How did you know about WBCC: From a friend who is already a member

2. Bi-metallic 10 Rouble 2016 from Russie, Vadim Naumov, Russia
The Bank of Russia put into circulation from March 15 two new coins of Bi-metallic 10 Roubles, Corresponding to the region of Belgorod
and the other dedicated to the city of Staraya Russa, in the series Cities of Gloria Military.
Belgorod Region 10 Rubles

More information at:

3. Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2016 from.... by Martin Peeters, The Netherlands
In 2018 Latvia commemorates the centennial of its independence, why it issues a series of four commemorative 2-euro coins dedicated to the
historic regions that make up the country, coins that will circulate between the years 2016-2018.
The first to issue this year is dedicated to the Vidzeme region north of the country and owes its name to the Livonians a Finno-Ugric people.

The coin shows the coat of arms in the region, something that will be common to the entire series. The announced issue volume is 1,030,000
pieces, to be issued on a date to be determined.

The other three remaining coins in the series correspond to the regions of Kurzeme, Zemgale and Latgale, being issued in this order.

4. Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2016 from Martin Peeters, The Netherlands
Bi-metallic  2 Eeuro coin commemorative Monaco for this 2016, alluding to the 150th anniversary of the founding of Montecarlo
by Carlos III, 15,000 coins, along with issuance date announced, on June 1

5. Bi-metallic 2 Dollar 2016 from Frans Woons, Canada
Here a picture of the Bi-metallic 2 Dollar 2016 in Gold plated and Platiunum. One of 4-Coin Set – 20 Years in the Minting, Mintage: 150 (2016)

6. Bi-metallic Quiz Game 1023….…by Jack Hepler, USA
The Mexican State of Aguascalientes, though small, is emerging as a powerful presence in the country.  Tourism is on the rise, manufacturing is big business,
and its reputation as a financial center have combined to make this a progressive place.  The 2005 Aguascalientes Bi-metallic 100 Pesos coin shows the
state coat of arms.   What insect is shown on this 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 #1022
The Nara Prefecture Bi-metallic 500 yen coin shows a ship that transported the Japanese Envoy to China (called “Kentoshi”) during the Tang Dynasty.
What is the ship’s name?
Answer:  Kentoshi-sen.

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 Super 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