Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club

WBCC Newsmail 1118  13 January , 2018

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 Dolllar 2018 from Canada… Frans Woons, Canada
Here are images of two different 2018 Canadian Bi-metallic 2 Dollar
· in silver (with gold plated core); part of a proof set; 15,000 pieces
· in base metal for circulation (business strike)

2. Bi-metallic 10 Sheqalin from Isreal….by Yossi  Barzelay, Isreal
The Hebrew calendar indicates the time counting from the world creation according to the bible. So according to that the year now is 5778.
As for dates on the Bi-metallic 10 Sheqalim coins you read from right to left
The first ה letter means 5000
The second letter ת means 400
The third letter ש means 300
The forth letter נ means 50
The forth letter ס means 60
The forth letter ע means 70
As for the fifth letter
In order to convert the Hebrew date to Georgian calendar
You sum the second, the third the forth and the fifth letter and add 1240
Here is an example
400 + 300 + 60 + 2 + 1240 = 2002
The only exception is 2010 in this there is no fifth letter so
400 + 300 + 70 + 1240 = 2010

Here is an overview of all Bi-metallic 10 Sheqalim with the Hebrew date to Georgian calendar

3. Bi-metallic 5 Zloty 2018 from Poland….by Jacek Stacel, Poland
This is how the circulation of Bi-metallic 5 Zloty 2018 from Poland will look like

The coin will be released in May on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of independence.
Circulation: up to 38 424 000. More information at:
Metal ring: cupronickel / central disc: aluminum bronze
Dimensions: 24 mm
Weight: 6.54 g

4. Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2018 70th Anniversary of Italian Constitution….by Martin Peeters, The Netherlands

Here a picture of the new Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2018 from Italy commemorate 70th anniversary of the Italian Constitution

5. Bi-metallic 10 Leva 2018 from Bulgaria….by Martin Peeters, The Netherlands
Bulgaria will issue a Bi-metallic 2 and 10 Leva 2018 commemorate the EU Presidency, issued on Dec. 29, 2017

6. Bi-metallic 1000 Sucres 2017….by Pabitra Saha, UK
Here are pictures of a new  series of the Bi-metallic 1000 Sucres 2017 from Ecuador,
Presidents of Ecuador
Francisco Roble
Gabriel Garcia Moreno
Jeronimo Carrion
Javier Espinoza

Vicente Roca
Manuel de Ascasubi
Diego Novoa
Jose Maria Urvin

7. 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,
WBCC Website:

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