Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club


WBCC Newsmail 1024,  March 26, 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 Pabitra Saha, UK
The Second Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2016 commemorative of France is 100th birth anniversary of François Mitterrand confirmed.

2. Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2016 from Pabitra Saha, UK
The first Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2016 commemorative from Malta Love, I Series "Children and Solidarity") confirmed
The Second Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2016 commemorative from Malta (Prehistoric temples in Malta: Ggantija temples) confirmed.

3. Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2016-2019 from Katvia.... by Martin Peeters, The Netherlands
In 2018 Latvia commemorates the centennial of its independence, why it issues a series of four commemorative Bi-metallic 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 2017 from Latvia.... by Martin Peeters, The Netherlands
Latvia will issue in 2017 a second Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2017 commemorate 150 th Anniversary og birth of Eduards Veidenbaums. Picture not available yet.

5. Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2016 from Pabitra Saha, UK
Finland Bi-metallic 2 Euro - 2016 - Eino Leino, Poet and Lyricist

Issue date April 24
Booking starts April 11
Mintage 1 million piece

6. Bi-metallic 2.5 Euro 2016 from Martin Peeters, The Netherlands
Here a picture of the Bi-metallic 2.5 Euro 2016 from Luxembourg commemorate 10th anniversary of Museum of Modern Art.
It is Bi-metallic but not ringed.

7. Bi-metallic Quiz Game 1024….…by Jack Hepler, USA
The Prefecture of Niigata is located along the northwestern shore of Honshu, the main island of Japan.  This prefecture is primarily agricultural
with the main crop being rice.  At one time, gold was mined here.  The mountainous character of the landscape and seasonal snows have also
made this an area for winter sports including skiing.  The Bi-metallic 500 Yen, issued for this Prefecture, features the image of two birds. 
What is the bird species?

 Flag of the Prefecture    Flag of the Capital

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 Dollars of Canada or other suitable coin.

Bi-metallic Quiz question #1023
The 2005 Mexican Aguascalientes Bi-metallic 100 Pesos coin shows the state coat of arms. 
What insect is shown on this coin?
Answer:  A Bee The bee has been used on many coins and Coats of Arms to indicate industrious citizens

8. Winner Bi-metallic QuizGame WBCC Newsmail 1000
Here a picture of WBCC member Meir Sapir from Isreal holding 2 Certificate, one for the correct answer WBCC Newsmail Quiz Questuion  1000
and for playing the QQ in 2015

9. 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.

10. 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