Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club


WBCC Newsmail 1026,  April 9, 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 5 Euro Pabitra Saha, UK
Finland is releasing a collection of Bi-metallic 5 Euro in honour of K.J. Ståhlberg. This first coin in the Presidents of Finland series
will be released on 3 May 2016 of 30,000 UNC

A total of eight Bi-metallics paying tribute to the presidents of Finland are planned for release in the series,
KJ Ståhlberg  May 3, 2016
L.K. Relander -  2016
P.E. Svinhufvud -  2016
Kyösti Kallio  2016 Risto Ryti - 2017
C.GE Mannerheim -  2017
J.K. Paasikivi -  2017
U.K. Kekkonen - 2017

Features of the coin
Face value:  5 euros
Metals:  Aluminum-Bronze and Copper-Nickel
Diameter:  27.25 mm
Weight:  9.8 g
Issuing volume:  30,000 BU and Proof 6000
Issue Date:  May 3, 2016
Designer:  Tero Lounas

2. Bi-metallic 10 Rouble 2016 from Martin Peeters, The Netherlands
Russia issues a Bi-metallic 10 roubles 2016 comemorate Belgorod Oblast

3. Bi-metallic Quiz Game 1026….…by Jack Hepler, USA
The Bi-metallic 500 Yen coin issued to represent the Prefecture of Gifu shows houses in the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Shirakawa-go.
The traditional style of these houses is adapted to the snowy weather of Shirakawa. The Prefectural flower is also shown on the coin.
What is the name of this flower?

                           Symbol of Gifu Prefecture
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 #1025
The Bi-metallic 500 Yen, issued for Fukui Prefecture features images of what two kinds of creatures?
Answer:    Dinosaurs.

4. Super Quiz #39…………by Jack Hepler, USA

Name two persons, born in the Americas (North or South) whose image appears on a Bi-metallic coin produced in Europe or Asia.

Answer to Quiz #38
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.
Cook Islands
New Zealand
Solomon Islands
Cocos-Keeling uses the Australian Flag
Uzbekistan coin was a pattern and not issued.
The winner is Juan Garcia Ochoa, WBCC member #556.  There were six players.

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