Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club


WBCC Newsmail 1030,  May 7, 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 Vatican Martin Peeters, The Netherlands
The fourth centenary of the death of William Shakespeare's why San Marino elected to issue its second commemorative 2 Euro 2016 from Vatican City

2, Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2016 from Martin Peeters, The Netherlands
May 3 was officially issued the commemorative Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2016 from Lithuania dedicated to the Baltic culture.
The issue has distributed 1 million pieces in rolls, and 10,000 presented in a coincard.

3. Bi-metallic 5 Euro 2016 from Pabitra Saha, UK
Here a picture of the new Bi-metallic 5 Euro 2016 from Finland, next in sport series, Football, to be issued on 2nd June 2016

4. Bi-metallic 2 Euro Martin Peeters, The Netherlands
Here a link to an Overview of all 2 Euros from all countries and all dates and all edge lettering please take a loo at (language can be choosen):

5. Bi-metallic Quiz Game #1030….…by Jack Hepler, USA
The Bi-metallic 500 Yen coin issued to represent the Prefecture of Aomori features the "goggle-eyed type" clay figurine that dates from approximately
2300 to 3,000 years ago and the "praying-hands type" clay figurine from 3000 to 3,500 years ago. The prefecture is the most northern on the island of Honshu.
The prefecture symbol is designed to represent what feature of Aomori?
Symbol of Aomori Prefecture              Coin Picture
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 May prize is a Bi-metallic 2 Dollars of Canada or other suitable coin.

Bi-metallic Quiz question #1029
The Bi-metallic 500 Yen coin issued to represent the Prefecture of Akita shows an image of a person wearing winter clothing.
What are the balloon-like images shown on the coin?
Answer: Lanterns.

6. 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.

7. 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