Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club


WBCC Newsmail 1028,  April 23, 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 2017 from Martin Peeters, The Netherlands
A Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2017 from Slovakia commemorate the 550th anniversary of the University Istropolitana.

--Remark Jack Hepler: The Universitas Istropolitana was the first university to be founded in the territory of present-day Slovakia. Despite its brief existence
(1467–1491), it features prominently in Slovak history.
The word "Istropolitana" is taken from the ancient Greek name for Bratislava, Istropolis, which means "Danube City".
It was founded in 1465 in Hungary by Pope Paul II on the request of King Matthias Corvinus. Many well-known lecturers from Austria, Italy and elsewhere
taught at the school, The University ceased to exist around 1490 after the death of Matthias Corvinus.

2. Bi-metallic 1 Lira 2016 from Martin Peeters, The Netherlands
Since 2009 Turkey are being issuing a series of Bi-metallic coins with a face value of 1 Lira devoted to animals. Animals that have been represented in the
two currencies this year 2016 show a gerbil and a dormouse, and are numbers 19 and 20 in the series.

Diameter:  26.15 mm
Weight:  8.3 g
Issuing volume:  20,000 each

Below we see the image of previously issued 18 pieces

3. Bi-metallic 10 Rupee error in Murali Kumar, India
Please see an Indian Bi-metallic Error coin sold in ebay,India site. (Bidding is ended)
India 10 Rupee double metal error, no date

4. Bi-metallic 1 and 10 Dollar 2016 from British Virgins Martin Peeters, The Netherlands
Strange shaped Bi-metallic (A double Bi-metallic) 1 and 10 Dollar 2016 from the British Virgin Islands commemorate 90th Birthday of the Queen

6. Bi-metallic 2 Soles 2016 from Martin Peeters, The Netherlands
New circulating Bi-metallic 2 Soles 2016 from Peru, in "soles" instead of "nuevos soles":

7. Bi-metallic Quiz Game #1028….…by Jack Hepler, USA
The Bi-metallic 500 Yen issued to represent the Prefecture of Aichi shows an image of the ‘Rabbit Ear Iris’ and the Prefecture Government Offices,
noted for combining a Japanese Edo era castle-like roof on a western style building.  What castle was the model for this roof?
Flag of Aichi Prefecture      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 April prize is a Bi-metallic 2 Dollars of Canada or other suitable coin.

Bi-metallic Quiz question #1027
The Bi-metallic 500 Yen coin issued to represent the Prefecture of Kochi shows an image of one of the many famous people of Kochi. 
What is the name of this person?
Answer:  Sakamoto Ryoma.

8. 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.

9. 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