Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club


WBCC Newsmail 1025,  April 2, 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 25 Euro 2003-2016 from Austria by Martin Peeters, The Netherlands

Since 2003 Austria is issuing Bi-metallic 25 Euro with Nobium eadch year. Here pictures of all issued Bi-metallic 25 Euro 2003 - 2016 from Austria

2. Bi-metallic Quiz Game 1025….…by Jack Hepler, USA
The Prefecture of Fukui is located along the northwestern shore of Honshu, the main island of Japan.  This prefecture is one of the least populated,
and the population is aging with over 25% over the age of 65 years.  In the 17th century a Japanese paper note "Hansatsu" was first printed and issued here. 
The Bi-metallic 500 Yen, issued for this Prefecture features images of what two kinds of creatures?  The species name is not  mandatory.
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 #1024
The Bi-metallic 500 Yen, issued for Niigata, features the image of two birds. 
What is the bird species?
Answer:    Japanese crested ibis.

3. 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