Bi-Metallic Collectors Club
Newsmail 1050 23 September , 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 http://www.wbcc-online.com/newsmail/wbccnews.html
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. 20th Anniversary of the WBCC....by Frans Dubois, WBCC Docu Centre
It is about 34 years ago that the first Bi-metallic circulation coins were issued in Europe. These new coins, first in Italy, later in France, were a kind
of revolution in the world of coins. They are a nice appearance among all coins.
For that reason some collectors started to collect these coins. More and more countries decided to issue these coins and in 1996 Martin and me
met for the first time to change coins and information.
This was the start for what we now knew as the WBCC.
From the moment we used the internet the WBCC grew with members all over the world. Most important goal was to share information and make
contacts in many countries.
After 20 years the knowledge about Bi-metallic coins is enormous, thanks to the WBCC.
The WBCC is a well know collectors club and is still growing, just like the number of countries that issue these attractive coins.
Let’s continue with the WBCC to the next anniversary!
2. Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2017 from Portugal.........by Pabitra Saha,
In 2017, Portugal is going to issue Bi-metallic 2 Euro commemorative coin to
a. commemorate the 150th anniversary of the birth of writer, journalist and military officer Raul Brandão.
b. commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Public Security Police
3. Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2016 from Greece (1).......by Pabitra Saha, UK
Here a picture of the Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2016 from Greece depicting Arkadi Monastery
4. Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2016 from Greece (2).......by Pabitra Saha, UK
Here a picture of the Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2016 from Greece commemorate Dimitri Mitropoulos, conductor, pianist, and composer
5. Bi-metallic 5 Euro 2016 from Luxwmbourg...... byPabitra Saha, UK
Luxembourg - 5 Euro - 2016 - Cornflower - to be issued on Sept. 22nd
6. Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2016 from Finland.... by Martin Peeters, The Netherlands
Pre sale of the Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2016 from Finland dedicated to Georg Henrik von Wright. October 3 for release on 17 October
7. Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2016 from Malta.....by Martin Peeters, The Netherlands
Here an image of the commemorative Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2016 issued Malta during the month of November.
This is the first of the series "Children and Solidarity" to be issued between 2016 to 2020 and this year has the theme "Love".
Design, out of a competition among high school students Cilia Malta belongs to Sarah, this is hands together forming a heart with the flag of Malta in
the background. A left and right, up to the wrists, the logo of the charity is represented The Malta Community Chest Fund, who collaborates with
the Central Bank of Malta in the implementation of this series of coins.
This coin will be minted by the Monnaie de Paris, the issuance of 350,000 units, of which 30,000 will come presented in Coincard is planned.
The expected entry into and sale date will be during the month of November.
Series commemorative Bi-metallic 2-Euro "Children and Solidarity"
2016 - Love
2017 - Peace
2018 - Nature and the Environment
2019 - Heritage
2020 - Games
8. WBCC Encased World Coin....by Rod Sell, Australia
The WBCC website is very large, with many links.
Amongst the many pages, is one for the WBCC Encased World Coins. In 2002 when the Euro Bi-metallic started, the WBCC encased them,
with the exception of the Vatican Bi-metallics, which were too expensive to encase.
We then started encasing the world coins, with the plan of encasing one coins from each country around the world.
These coins were encased for members to purchase, and only a very small number were produced against orders received.
The coins encased, can be seen at
9. New Bi-, Tri-, or Tetra-metallic images...by 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 Webmaster: Rod Sell, Australia, email@example.com
WBCC DoCu-Centre: Frans Dubois, Netherlands, firstname.lastname@example.org
WBCC Research Centre: Paul Baker, UK, email@example.com
WBCC Public Relations Centre: Max Aiello, Italy, firstname.lastname@example.org
WBCC Focal Point ANA Conventions: Ray Lockwood, USA, email@example.com
WBCC Focal Point: Martin Peeters, The Netherlands, firstname.lastname@example.org
WBCC Website: http://wbcc-online.com
WBCC Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/WBCC/490936297677751
The WBCC will attend the following future International events: