Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club

WBCC Newsmail 1063  24 December , 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 of the year 2016 Martin Peeters, WBCC Focal Point
For the first time we will held a competition  to select Bi-metallic of the Yesr 2016. Every WBCC member can select a ringed Bi-metallic struck in 2016
which he/she thinks is the best Bi-metallic in 2016.
Please send me your choice plus picture of you choice,
In WBCC Newsmail 1065 of December 31, I will publish the choice of the WBCC members

2. Bi-metallic of the year 2017 Martin Peeters, WBCC Focal Point
One can read:

2017 Coin of the Year nominees announced

December 8, 2016 – Krause Publications has announced the 100 nominees for the 2017 Coin of the Year (COTY) awards.
Each year, the awards honor the best in coin design from around the world.
The first round of voting by an international panel of judges must work through a list of 10 categories in which 98 nominated coins must be considered.
All of the coins are dated or issued in 2015. The winners in each category will be recognized at the World Money Fair February 4, 2017, in Berlin, Germany.
Monthly newspaper World Coin News has been giving COTY awards annually since 1984. The World Money Fair and the Journal of East Asian Numismatics
 now co-sponsor them. The World Money Fair has been the home of these prestigious awards since 2008.
In the first round of balloting, judges pick one winner in each of the 10 categories.
A second round of voting will select the Coin of the Year from the narrowed field of 10 category winners.
Voting by the judges in the first round will conclude December 11.
A second round of judging will commence as soon as the votes can be tallied and a second ballot created.
This round chooses the Coin of the Year from the winners in the 10 nominating categories.
Here is a list of Coin of the Year (Bi-metallic, BOTY) nominees for the first round of voting by an international panel of judges:

Best Bi-metallic Coin
Canada, KM-1855, 2 Dollars, Bi-metallic, 200th Anniversary of the Birth of John A. MacDonald
Finland, KM-224, 5 Euro, Bi-metallic, Lapland Reindeer
Japan, Y-238, 500 Yen, Bi-metallic, Nagasaki Prefecture
Kazakhstan, KM-301, 500 Tenge, Bi-metallic, 40th Anniversary of the Launch of the Venera 10 Venus Probe
Lithuania, KM-213, 2 Euro, Bi-metallic, Lithuanian Language
Philippines, KM-294, 10 Piso, Bi-metallic, 150th Anniversary of the Birth of Miguel Malvar
South Africa, KM-590, 5 Rand, Bi-metallic, 200th Anniversary of Griqua Town Coinage
South Sudan, KM-4, 1 Pound, Bi-metallic, Giraffe
Switzerland, KM-154, 10 Francs, Bi-metallic, Descent from the Alpine PasturesUruguay, KM-141,
10 Peso, Bi-Metallic, 200th Anniversary of Reclamation of their Land (Independence)

-- Remark WBCC Focal Point : And the winner is:

-- Remark WBCC Focal Point:
The winners in each category will be recognized at the World Money Fair on February 4, 2017, in Berlin, Germany

3. Bi-metallic 5 Euro 2017 from Martin Peeters, The Netherlands
In the serie Fauna and Flora Luxembourg will issue a Bi-metallic 5 Euro 2017 depicting Frog

4. Bi-metallic 10 Yuan 2017 from Pabitra Saha, UK
Here a picture of the Bi-metallic 10 yuan 2017 from China commemorate year of Rooster. It will be issued on 4th January 2017

5. Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2017 from San Martin Peeters, The Netherlands
The Philatelic and Numismatic Ufficio San Marino, has rectified its numismatic program 2017 to change one of the two commemorative coins 2 euros
which plans to deliver. Is I maintained which will be dedicated to the "750th Anniversary of the Birth of Giotto" and canceled the announced by the
"120th Anniversary of the Death of Johannes Brahms' has been replaced by" 2017 International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development ", declared UN next year.

6. Bi-metallic 5 Euro 2017 from San Max Aiello, Italy

he Republic of San Marino will issue in 2017 for the second time a Bi-metallic 5 euro coin dedicated to Marco Simoncelli. This Bi-metallic commemorates
the 30th birth anniversary of the Italian motorcyclist died at the age of 24 years on 23.10.2011 at Sepang (Malaysia) during the MotoGP race.
Picture not available yet

7. Bi-metallic 10 Franken 2017 from Switzerland...... by Egon Conti Rossini, Italy
From Switzerland a Bi-metallic 10 Franken 2017 will be issued in the serie Flora and Fauna of Switzerland this time depicting a Gentian

8. 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 Public Relations Centre: Max Aiello, Italy,
WBCC Focal Point ANA Conventions: Ray Lockwood, USA,
WBCC Focal Point: Martin Peeters, The Netherlands,
WBCC Website:

The WBCC will attend the following future International events:
* 46th World Money Fair, 3-5 February 2017, Berlin, Germany