Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club

WBCC Newsmail 1091  8 July , 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 2019 from Estonia….by Martin Peeters, The Netherlands
Estonia will issue Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2019 commemorate
-150th anniversary of the Festival of the Song of Estonia", dating from 1869
- Centenary of the founding of the University of Tartu Estonian National University
Pictures not available yet

2. Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2017 from San Marino … Martin Peeters, The Netherlands
San Marino on the second commemorative 2-euro coin 2017 issues this microstate, dedicated to the "International Year of Sustainable
Tourism for Development", declared by the UN for this 2017

3. Bi-metallic 2 Euro Common Side Martin Peeters, The Netherlands
Here an update the Bi-metallic 2 Euro Common Side from San Marino, Spain and Vaticane City. Information provided by Pabitra Saha
Bi-metallic 2 Euro from San Marino

The Government building (Palazzo Pubblico) is shown on this coin. Edge lettering of the €2 coin: 2*, repeated six times, alternately upright and inverted.
Update: San Marino changed its obverse ( permitted as per rules, after 15 years) on June 25th.

Bi-metallic 2 Euro from Spain

Spain’s coins feature three designs with effigies of King Juan Carlos I, Miguel de Cervantes and the cathedral of Santiago de Compostela.
They were slightly redesigned in 2010 in order to comply with the common guidelines issued by the European Commission.
The year, for instance, is now inscribed on the inner part of the coin.
€1 and €2 coins: these show a portrait of King Juan Carlos I de Borbón y Borbón. Edge lettering of the €2 coin: 2**, repeated six times,
alternately upright and inverted.
Update: Spain changed its 2 Euro for new King in 2015

Bi-metallic 2 Euro from Vatican City

There are four series of Vatican City coins in circulation. All are valid.
The first series,showing Pope John Paul II, was issued between 2002 and 2005.
The second series, issued between June 2005 and March 2006, shows the coat of arms of the Cardinal Chamberlain, the acting head of state
of the Vatican City, superimposed on the emblem of the Apostolic Chamber in the centre of the coin. The upper part of this design is surrounded
by the semicircular words "SEDE VACANTE" and the year of issue in Roman numerals, i.e. "MMV". The designer's name, "D. LONGO",
appears on the lower left-hand edge of the central design, while the respective engraver's initials appear on the lower right-hand edge, namely
"MAC inc" (on the 1 and 20 cent coins), "LDS inc" (on the 2 and 50 cent coins), "ELF inc" (on the 5 cent and €1 coins) and "MCC inc" (on the 10 cent and €2 coins).
The third series, issued between April 2006 and December 2013, shows Pope Benedict XVI. To the left are the designer’s initials ("DL").
The fourth series, first issued in January 2014, shows Pope Francis.
The coins in each series feature the 12 stars of the European flag, the words "CITTÀ DEL VATICANO", the year of issuance and the mintmark
"R". Edge lettering of the €2 coin: 2*, repeated six times, alternately upright and inverted.
Update: Vatican changed its coins for Pope's coat of Arms in March 2017

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

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,
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The WBCC will attend the following future International events:
* 47th World Money Fair 2-4 February 2018, Berlin, Germany