Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club

WBCC Newsmail 1216    November 30 2019

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. A new WBCC member….by Martin Peeters, WBCC Focal Point
We have a new WBCC member. Let me introduce him to you:
Name: Durga Dara (WBCC member #606), India
Age: 75 .
Hhobbies: Philately, Numismatics.
Goal: want to collect maximum number of Bi-metallic and tri metallic coins from around the world. they could be UNC or Proof.
Profession: export consultant
How did you know WBCC; I came to know about your club through one of the members Mr. Srinivas Bhat, Pune.

2. Bi-metallic 2 Pound 2020 from Gibraltar……by Martin Peeters, The Netherlands
Here is a picture of the Bi-metallic 2 Pound 2020 from Gibraltar. Reedition of The Labours of Hercules series The Nemean Lion

3. Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2021 from Slovakia….by Martin Peeters, The Netherlands
The NBS from Slovakia announced in 2021 its numismatic program issuing a commemorative Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2021 dedicated to the
"Centenary of the Birth of Alexander Dubcek,"
Picture not available yet

4. Bi-metallic 2 and 5 Euro 2020 from Vaticane City….by Martin Peeters, The Netherlands
The proframm Bi-metallic 2 and 5 Euro 2020 is as follows:
- Bi-metallic 2 Euro Centenary of the birth of John Paul II (FDC or PROOF)
- Bi-metallic 2 Euro V Centenary of the death of Rafael Sanzio (FDC or PROOF)
- Bi-metallic 5 Euro 250th anniversary of the birth of Ludwig van Beethoven
Pictures not available yet

5. Bi-metallic 1 Pound 2010 from British territories and Dependencies, by Pabitra Saha, UK
British territories and Dependencies to roll out Bi-metallic 1 pound 2019 I could read:
British overseas territories and Crown dependencies will be able to design and mint their own version of the UK‘s new £1 coin, the Treasury has announced.
The 12-sided coin was billed as “the most secure coin in the world” when it was introduced in 2017.

6. Bi-metallic ….by Martin Peeters, The Netherlands
Repeatedly we see media echo the alert Civil Guard are being used currencies of other countries to let them go through Bi-metallic 2 Euro
that have a value much lower. With a simple way to act when you get change, it will be impossible to get a Bi-etallic 2 Euro that is not.
A brief introduction and tell you what to do.

Currencies of Thailand, Colombia and Argentina, which could give the change as Bi-metallic 2 Euro.

Confusion among the population is generated by the multitude of different designs that can be found in a 2 euro coin. Each country has its own national side,
making 23 different designs either, even for a country and changed, for example Spain with the arrival of Philip VI. But greatly increases if we consider that
there are so-called commemorative Bi-metallic 2 Euro, currently hovering around 350 different, each with a different design, and each year about 30 more.
Generally each country can issue two new every year to commemorate anniversaries of historical events or highlight current events with historical significance.
All these coins are valid for payment within countries that have the euro as currency.

Example 2 euro commemorative coins that can be found in change.

Advice so you do not slip through a currency of another country as one of 2 euros, is as simple as infallible.
The Bi-metallic 2 -Euro , like the other values of euro coins have one side or common face, all without exception must present the same picture,
in the case of 2 euros  the European Union before enlargement appears of 1 May 2004, coins minted until 2006, they were from 2007 show a
geographical representation of Europe.

The two possible images that can be found in the common side 2 euro coins. On the left are minted until 2006, right the 2007 to the present

Therefore, if the currency does not show on one side these images, there is a Bi-metallic 2 Euro.
related topics
Sometimes I have read that the currencies of some countries imitate the euro, referring to the currencies of Bi-metallic 1 and 2 Euros. Such so-called
bimetallic coins, combined, in the case of euro, a metal gold one silver. The first country to issue a Bi-metallic coin for circulation in 1982 was Italy,
followed after many countries. So in any case it would be the euro, put into circulation in 2002, which would have imitated other currencies.
As simple as that
You know, just look at the Bi-metallic 2 Euro on both faces, you warrant that you are not cheating.
Info from:

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-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:
* 49th World Money Fair January 31 till February 2 2020, Berlin, Germany