Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club

WBCC Newsmail 1077  1 April , 2017

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 1 Pound 2017 from Frans Dubois, The Netherlands

12 facts about the new Bi-metallic £1 coin
It has 12 sides, reminiscent of the old threepenny piece.
It is bimetallic – made of two metals.
It has alternating milled and smooth edges.
The Royal Mint consulted with the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) to assess any impact for the visually impaired in relation to identifying the new £1 coin. User testing showed that the 12 sides of the new £1 coin and the milled edges made it easier to identify.
It has a latent image; a bit like a hologram, the image changes from a ‘£’ symbol to the number ‘1’ when the coin is seen from different angles.
It has micro-lettering on both sides of the coin – this is the first time micro-lettering like this has appeared on a UK coin.
It also has a hidden high security feature, which replicates bank note level security for the first time on a coin, developed by The Royal Mint.
The new pound coin features the fifth effigy of Her Majesty The Queen by Royal Mint Coin Designer Jody Clark.
The new £1 coin will be thinner, lighter and slightly larger than the round pound; it is 2.8mm thick, has a diameter of 23.43mm and weighs 8.75g.
The new pound coin was used for the coin toss at English Premiership League games on 18/19 March.
While the coin enters circulation in 2017, you’ll be able to find new £1 coins dated 2016 and 2017 – as production began last year.
You can strike your own 12-sided £1 coin at The Royal Mint Experience.

2. Bi-metallic 2 Euro Commeratives from Martin Peeters, The Netherlands
Here an overview of all commemoratives Bi-metallic 2 Euro from Italy


3. 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:
* Open Day of the Royal Dutch Mint, June 10, 2017, Utrecht, The Netherlands
* 47th World Money Fair 2-4 February 2018, Berlin, Germany