Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club

WBCC Newsmail 1081  29 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 2 Euro 2018 from Jacek Stącel, Poland
This is how the commemorative Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2018 from Estonia will be presented next year on the 100th anniversary of Estonia.
It will  be released in unusual circulation ... .. 1,317,800 pieces.

This was the number of Estonian residents according to the official statistics for January 1, 2017. I will remind you that it will be the second
commemorative coin which will be issued in Estonia by 2018. The first is how you will remember the common emission of the Baltic States

2. Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2018 from Jacek Stacel. Poland
The German Finance Ministry has made public today, the design will be represented in the Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2018 commemorative broadcasting
in 2018, dedicated to commemorate the centenary of the birth of Helmut Schmidt, hancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany from 1974-1982

3. Bi-metallic 5 Euro 2017 from Finland… Pabitra Saha, UK
The Mint of Finland has introduced a new series of coins with facial Bi-metallic 5 Euros called "Decades of Independence", pieces that tell the history
of Finland since that would achieve independence in 1918 through its achievements and difficulties have been overcome on the centennial of its independence
A total of five currencies make up the collection to be aired between 2017-2019.

The first to be issued, on 4 May, covering the years 1917-1939. The obverse of the coin recalls the brief but hard civil war in 1918.
Finland declared its independence the same year and the country experienced a brief but bitter civil war, which shocked its political scene for years.

Finland withdraws the Bi-metallic 5 Euro designs due to criticism

The reverse depicts the tower Helsinki Olympic Stadium opened in 1938.

Features currency
Face value: 5 Euro
Metals:  Aluminum-Bronze and Copper-Nickel
Diameter:  27.25 mm
Weight:  9.8 g
Issuing volume:  1 5,000 and 4,000 BU Proof
Issue Date:  May 4, 2017
Designer:  Ilkka Suppanen

Currencies making up the number and dates of issue
Years 1917 - 1939 -  May 4, 2017
Years 1940-1959 - 2017
years from 1960 to 1979 - 2018
years from 1980 to 1999 - 2018
years from 2000 to 2017 - 2019

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


5. 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