Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club

WBCC Newsmail 1165  8 December , 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 10 Lei 2018 from Moldavia…….by Pabitra Saha, UK
Here is a picture of the new Bi-metallic 10 Lei 2018 from Moldova commemorate 25 years of currency

2. Bi-metallic 10 Franc 2019 from Zwitserland… Egon Conti Rossini
Here is a picture of the new Bi-metallic 10 Franc  2019 from Zwitserland depicting Roe Deer, 28,000 pieces in BU and pieces in Proof

3. Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2018 from Luxemburg….by Martin Peeters, The Netherlands
December 3 the Bank Luxembourg has put on sale the rolls commemorative Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2018 dedicated to the 175th anniversary of the
death of Grand Duke William I. Aside from being the last commemorative coin is issued this year, the peculiarity for this is that it has two versions.
Of the 300,000 Bi-metallics with which the issue has 7,500 issued in coincard have markings other than those issued in rolls CECA.

You see  picture of the coin issued in two versions, where each side of the year of issue can be seen as mintmarks change, which are as follows:
The lion   represents a new distinctive brand of Luxembourg,

the bridge  to the master director of the Dutch Mint KNM
and finally corresponding to the Mint or   Mint Utrecht brand 

4. Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2016, 2017 and 2018 from Luxembourg Proof….by Frans Dubois, The Netherlands
Luxembourg issues a special proofset with the comm. Bi-metallic 2 Euro of the last 3 years. The wooden box contains these 5 special proof Bi-metallics and is
produced by the Royal Dutch Mint. It is very special because of the different mintmark of the 5 Bi-metallics. All 5 Bi-metallics have the Dutch Mintmark Bridge.

5. Bi-metallic 2 Euro Commemorative from Ireland….by Frans Dubois, The Netherlands
Each country in the Eurozone can issue two commemorative coins per year. These coins generally commemorate historical events, people of significant
national importance or celebrate national treasures. They have the same features, properties and legal status as the standard €2 coins.
The responsibility for designing and issuing commemorative €2 coins lies with the member states. The ECB approves the volume of coins that each country may issue.

Ireland has issued 4 commemorative Bi-metallic 2 Euro in conjunction with other Eurosystem countries to commemorate significant moments in the European Union: 50th anniversary of the Treaty of Rome (2007), 10 years of the EMU (2009), 10 years of Euro banknotes and coin (2012) and 30 years of the EU flag (2015).

2007: 50th Anniversary of the Treaty of Rome

2009: 10 Years of the European Monetary Union

2012: 10 years of euro coin and banknotes

2015: 30 Years of the EU flag

Additionally, in 2016, Ireland issued its first national commemorative €2 coin. This coin, designed by Emmet Mullins, featured a depiction of the statue of Hibernia on top of the GPO and was issued to mark the Proclamation of the Irish Republic in 1916.

2016: 100th Anniversary of the Proclamation of the Irish Republic
The next one in 2019 is for the 100th anniversary of the first assembly in Dáil Éireann.
Mintage = 1.000.000 pcs. Presentation of the first session of the Dail Eireann in the "Round Room" of the Mansion House (official residence of the Lord Mayor of Dublin). The upper "bar" represents the gallery with spectators, which arches over the large plenary hall with the many dots represented by dots underneath. Central is the lettering "An Chead Dail" (meaning parliamentary meeting of the first Dail) to see in Irish writing, above the year "1919". The country name "EIRE" and the year of issue "2019" round off the motif. Issuedate 21 january 2019

2019 Centenary of the first meeting of Dáil Éireann

6. 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: Martin Peeters, The Netherlands,
WBCC Website:

The WBCC will attend the following future International events:
* 48th World Money Fair 1-3 February 2019, Berlin, Germany