Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club

WBCC Newsmail 1263   January 16 2021


Composed with help from WBCC members from all over the world of the
Worldwide Bi-metallic Collectors Club (WBCC) .

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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  issue of the WBCC Newsmail.
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6th January 2020 Martin Peeters Funeral - Frans Dubois - Netherlands
On Thursday January 7 I will visit the funeral of Martin.
Martin was, as we all know “the engine” of the WBCC.
He founded the WBCC and for almost 25 years he wrote the weekly Newsmail
He was well known at coin shows where he represented the WBCC.
I will bring flowers to the funeral together with a card with all your names in memory of Martin.
I also will bring the condolences from you all to his family.
Thank you all!

6th January 2020 Italy.  Pabitra Saha - India
Here is an image of a 5E from Italy for the Presidency of the G20

Martin Peeters Obituary,  from Frans Dubois, 4th January 2021.
Martin Peeters was born in 1951. From the age of nineteen he worked continuously for Shell Nederland in Moerdijk. After forty years of service, Martin stopped at Shell and from that moment decided to travel through Europe in a camper.
In 1995, Martin came into contact with Frans Dubois, co-collector of bimetal coins, through a coin magazine, Muntkoerier, and together in 1996 they set up a collectors' club that brought together collectors of bimetal coins via the Internet, the WBCC. The WBCC was present at major international and national fairs. Martin became a familiar face at these fairs and made the WBCC widely known.
Nearly 25 years he wrote the weekly Newsmail and he always said
 “Not me but the members produce the Newsmail”
He considered himself the binding factor in the WBCC
A year and a half ago, the doctors diagnosed lung cancer. Martin remained optimistic about his recovery, but a few months ago his health deteriorated rapidly. Martin passed away on Tuesday December 29
With him, the club loses a committed and inspiring founder and member.

4th January 2021  Portugal 2021 2 Euro. Jacek Stacel, Poland
Today, the Portuguese INCM issued the first 2-euro commemorative coin in 2021. The coin with the theme "Portugal's Presidency of the Council of the EU" shows the lines connecting the capital Lisbon in the lower left corner and other European capitals at right angles. . The issue event "PRESIDÉNCIA DO CONSELHO DA UNlÃO EUROPEIA PORTUGAL 2021" is displayed at the bottom along the X axis. The Y axis shows the name, the full name of the issuer "CASA DE MOEDA" and the name of the coin manufacturer "EDUARDO AIRES". The coin's rim shows the twelve stars of the European flag. The coin has a total edition of 510,000 copies, 5,000 of which are in the BU Coincard and Proof Case.

4th January 2021 GB 2 pounds.  Pabitra Saha - India
The UK will issue two 2-pound commemorative coins in 2021.
Authors H G Wells  &  Sir Walter Scott

3rd January 2021 Canada $2.  Frans Woons - Canada
Here are images of the 2021 toony.  Business strike (for circulation).

30th December Isle of Man 2020 2 Pound.  Jacek Stacel - Poland
Isle of Man 2020 2 Pound for the 400th Anniversary of the sailing of the ship Mayflower to Boston.

30th December Belarus 2 Rouble set.  Jacek Stacel - Poland
A 2019 Belarus 2 Rouble set of  Historic Buildings.

29th December 2020
Martin Peeters Passed Away.  Frans Dubois - Netherlands
I visited him this morning before the doctors came to get him in a deep sleep
Yesterday his sister phoned me that he wanted to see me to say goodbye to me
I went home after the doctors put on the IV and put Martin to sleep
About 18.30 his son phoned me that Martin had died

A special person for the WBCC is no longer among us

"See you" next time.

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 Website: