Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club

WBCC Newsmail 1230   May 2 2020
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Composed with help from WBCC members from all over the world of the Worldwide Bi-metallic Collectors Club (WBCC)
and weekly published by Martin Peeters, The Netherlands, Focal Point of the WBCC, wbcc@hotmail.nl



Past Newsmails can be found at http://www.wbcc-online.com/newsmail/wbccnews.html
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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 introducé him to you:
Name: Dimitri Morisset, (WBCC member #608), France
E-mail: dimitro86@hotmail.fr
Age: 31
Profession: Italian teacher
Hobby: world coins especially Bi-metallics
Goal: learn more about Bi-metallics
How did you know about the WBCC: Google

2. Bi-metallic stories……….by Frans Dubois, The Netherlands
In this time of crisis, there is little news for the WBCC Newsmail. It might be an idea to look up in your collection that Bi-metallic 
that is special for you or has a special story to tell.
I propose to write an article about this special Bi-metallic and add a photo. In this way we can take note of the special  Bi-metallics 
in each others collection. I look forward to the various contributions! E'-mail to wbcc@hotmail.nl

3. Bi-metallic 10 Lei 2019 frm Moldava…by Martin Peeters, The Netherlands
The National Bank of Moldova (BNM) puts into circulation a Bi.metallic type coin with a nominal value of 10 Lei (0.51 euro), on
the occasion of the State Flag Day, which is celebrated in the Republic of Moldova on 27 of April. This coin is dedicated to the
30th anniversary of the adoption of the current flag that dates back to May 12, 1990.
The new coin is made of steel, plated with nickel and brass, giving it a bimetallic appearance of silver and gold, and has an issue of 250,000 copies.


4. Bi-metallic 2 Pound 2020 from Gibraltar…by Frans Dubois, The Netherlands
Once every two years, thousands of athletes from across the globe — from Scandinavia to the Mediterranean, the North Atlantic to the Caribbean
— come together to compete in the NatWest International Island Games.

The games started in 1985, as part of the Year of Sport.  The Isle of Man set in motion a plan to bring together athletes from small islands across
the world to take part in a new sporting festival — the ‘Inter-Island Games’. After a week of events in eight different sports the festival was deemed
such a success it was agreed to continue it every other year, with the second Games to be held in Guernsey in 1987.
Over the years the Games travelled to the Faroe Islands, Áland, the Isle of Wight, Gibraltar, Jersey, Isle of  Man, Guernsey, Shetlands, Rhodes, Aland,
Isle of Wight, Bermuda, Jersey and Gotland. Gibraltar originally held the games in 1995 dubbed “the Sunshine games”.
The 2019 games were awarded to Gibraltar, in Jersey in 2015. 14 sports will be contested with 193 events. Over 2,200 athletes and officials are expected
to attend.
The Opening Ceremony will take place on Saturday 6th July. There then follows 6 full days of events with the closing ceremony on Friday 12th July.
Athletes will be housed in hotels and a games village in Europa. Many magnificent sporting venues are being built for the games, an athletics track and
swimming pool in Lathbury, an indoor hall for badminton and squash at Europa and new shooting venues for rifle and clay target shooting.

5. New Bi-, Tri-, or Tetra-metallic images...by Rod Sell, WBCC Webmaster
The new Bi-, Tri-, or Tetra-metallic images are shown at:
http://wbcc-online.com/new-releases/new-images.html

"See you" next week,
Martin Peeters, Focal Point of the Worldwide Bi-metallic Collectors Club wbcc@hotmail.nl

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, 
rodsell@rodsell.com
WBCC DoCu-Centre: Frans Dubois, Netherlands, dubois.f@wxs.nl
WBCC Research Centre: Paul Baker, UK, 85@wbcc.fsnet.co.uk
WBCC Public Relations Centre: Max Aiello, Italy,  wbcc73@gmail.com
WBCC Focal Point: Martin Peeters, The Netherlands, wbcc@hotmail.nl
WBCC Website: http://wbcc-online.com

The WBCC will attend the following future International events:
* 50th World Money Fair January 29 till 31, 2021, Berlin, Germany