Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club

WBCC Newsmail 1032,  May 21, 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 2015 10 Rupee from India.... by Pabitra Saha, UK
Here a picture of a new Bi-metallic 10 Rupee 2015 from India commemorate Birth centenary of Swami Chinmayananda

2. Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2017 from Germany...... by Pabitra Saha, UK
Germany schedule Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2017
- Rheinland-Pfalz
- 35 Year Maastricht Treaty

3. Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2016 from Italy...... by Martin Peeters, The Netherlands
New Bi-metallic circulating 2 Euro 2016 commemorate 2200th Anniversary of the death of Tito Maccio Plauto

External ring: CuNi
Center disc: 3 layers, Ni-Brass, Ni, Ni-brass
Diameter: 25.75 mm
Width: 2.20 mm
Weight: 8.50 g

4. Bi-metallic 1 Real 2016 from Martin Peeters, The Netherlands
Brazil Bi-metallic 1 real 2016,  last Rio 2016 pieces are ready now

Ring composition: brass plated steel
Center composition: stainless steel
Weight: 7.00 g
Diameter: 27.00 mm
Edge: serrated

5. Bi-metallic Quiz Game #1032….…by Jack Hepler, USA
The Bi-metallic 500 Yen coin issued to represent the Prefecture of Kumamoto features Kumamoto Castle built in 1607 and the wall
with a slope that becomes steeper as it ascends. 
On which of the Japanese islands is Kumamoto located?

Flag of Kumamoto 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 #1031
The Bi-metallic 500 Yen coin issued to represent the Prefecture of Iwate features a Buddhist temple and a poet wearing a kimono. 
The prefecture is the most eastern on the island of Honshu. 
What food is most famous in the capital city?

Answer:   Noodles.

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