Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club

WBCC Newsmail 1106  21 October , 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 2017 from Cyprus… Frans Dubois, The Netherlands
The Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2017 from Cyprus commemorate Paphos European Capital of Culture, 2017, date of issue is November 3, 2017

2. Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2018 from Italy….by Martin Peeters, The Netherlands
First draft of the commemorative Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2018 that Italy will dedicate next year to celebrate the "70th Anniversary of the Italian Constitution".

3. Bi-metallic 1 and 2 Euro of the Netherlands will have for the 7th time a new Frans Dubois
In 2002 The Netherlands changed from gulden to euro but the first Euro coins are dated 1999.
 This is the first mintmark and you can find it on the Dutch Euro coins dated 1999. Mintmaster Dr. Chr. Van Draanen, “Bowandarrow”
 The second mintmark is the “Bowand arrow with star” on all Euro coins dated 2000
Mintmaster was Erik J. van Schouwenburg, he was interim Mintmaster
 All coins dated 2001 have the Mintmark of Mintmaster Robert Bruens , a “vine”
 In 2002 Maarten Brouwer became interim Mintmaster so there was again a little star at the bottom of the Mintmark
 In 2003 Maarten Brouwer was officially installed as new Mintmaster and he choose “a sailing ship” as the new mintmark.
This mintmark was used until 2015.
At the end of 2015, in December, Maarten Brouwer was succeed by Kees Bruinsma who was interim Mintmaster till September 2017.
This means that in 2015 there were also Euro coins with a little star at the bottom of the Mintmark.
This “sailing ship” mintmark with star is also used for all Euro coins of 2016 and 2017.
Now, since last month we have a new Mintmaster, Stephan Satijn. And again there will be two different mintmarks on the 2017 Euro coins.
A sailing ship with a star and the new mintmark “a bridge”
Stephan Satijn was born in Maastricht where you can find the famous Servaes-bridge
New MintMaster Sign.
For the change to a new mintmark the Royal Dutch mint will issue the following items:
The special set contains the Euro coins of 2015 with and without star, 2016 and 2017 with star and 2017 with the new Mint Master Sign bridge, so 5 BU sets.
                                                             Mintage     Price
Special set Proof 2017 (5x 3.88)            1000    € 450
Special set BU 2017 (5x 3.88)               5000    € 199
Regular Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2017 with
new MintMaster Sign (MMS) BU
in Coincard                                           20000    € 11,50
Regular Bi-metallic 2 Euro,2017 with
new MintMaster Sign (MMS) in Pr       2500    € 32,50
Only the 2015 with star and the 2017 bridge are new.

Special set
Coincard Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2017 MMS Bridge          in proof.                             proof set

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4. 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-metall
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: 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