Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club
Newsmail # 678

WBCC Newsmail 678 Volume 15, August 8, 2009

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. Please read the Super Quiz Question.

1. New WBCC Martin Peeters, WBCC Focal Point
We have 2 new WBCC members. Let me introduce them to you:
Name: Gus Park (WBCC member #495),  South-Korea
Age: 40
Profession: Patent Specialist
Hobby: World Bi- and/or Tri-metallics
Goal: To collect all bi- and/or tri-metallics issued as legal tender around the world
Against: Cheating and selfish
How did I know about the WBCC:  Through the internet

Name:Osama Mohammed Tayeb (WBBC member #496), Libya

Age: 37

Profession: Eng.Computer

Hobby: World coins especially Bi- and/or Tri-metallics

Goal: The collection of currencies Tnaiip metal

Against: Coins for libya

How did I know about the WBCC: google

--Remarks WBCC Focal Point: Osame is the first WBCC member from Libya. We have now members from 63 countries !!

2. Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2009  from Finland (1) Frans Dubois, Netherlands

The Finnish Ministry of Finance has decided to issue a commemorative two-euro coin in celebration of the year 1809, in honour of the 200th anniversary of Finnish autonomy and the founding of  Central Governmental Institutions in Finland.

The design of the coin reflects the first Diet of Finland assembled in the town of Porvoo in March 1809. On the obverse (national) side of the coin is the profile of the Porvoo Cathedral with stylised numbers 1809 above. The country emblem FI is on the left side and year mark 2009 on the right side of the coin. The coin has been designed by the sculptor Reijo Paavilainen. The reverse side of the coin is identical to the ordinary two-euro coin.

The commemorative coins will be issued in October 2009. A total of 1,6 million coins will be struck. They are legal tender in all euro area countries

3. Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2009  from Finland (2)...Kari Hurskainen, Finland

Read more about the new Bi-metallic 2 Euro coming to finland

4. Bi-metallic 2 Euro Monaco Frans Dubois, Netherlands

Monaco issued the first 2009 B-imetallic 2 Euro. Finally there is again a regular Bi-metallic 2 Euro from Monaco! Mintage about 145.000 pieces

5. Bi-metallics from Martin Peeters, Netherlands
Saw in Ebay some Bi-metallic you don't see often (if you have some pocket money left !!):
and even more pocket money needed
6. Bi-metallic Fantasy Euro's from Jose Luis Ramirez
This coin conmemorates the 50th Roman Treaty
7. Bi-metallic Fantasy Euro's from Jose Luis Ramirez
Look at these images, is a 2 Euro fantasy coin that commemorates the tenth years of the Euro as our currency. I think that there are more of this coin from other UE countries.
8. Bi-metallic MTT from Jacek Stącel, Poland
Another 2 Bi-metallic MTT's from the Polish Bi-metalic MTT .
* City, Suwalki
Issue 20 000 pieces
Diameter 27
Issue June 15 till -September 15, 2009


City RADOM, issue 2 bimetalic on the occasion of AIR SHOW 2009 in this city.
7 orlików and 7 jastrzębi ( name of the Polish aircraft )
broadcast 28.08.2009
9. Bi-metallic Quiz Game Jack Hepler, USA
This week continues the quiz series called, "Whose Face".  Whose face appears on the 2002 Bi-metallic 1 Lev of Bulgaria?
See this coin and others at the WBCC website:
Please send your answer to:

Answer to Bi-metallic Quiz Game question #677
Whose face appears on the 2000 Bi-metallic 10 Pesos of Uruguay?
The correct answer to Bi-metallic Quiz Game question #677 is Jose Artigas

WBCC Quiz Game Prize
A Bi-metallic prize will be awarded for the correct answer. If more than one member gets the correct answer, a random drawing will be conducted to select a winner.  The #676 Quiz Game winner is Barry Murray, WBCC member #411. There were 11 players in this game, 10 of whom had the correct answer.

10. The WBCC Bi-metallic Super Quiz Jack Hepler, USA
Quirinale Square is shown on a circulation Bi-metallic Coin. The square has buildings on three sides. The fourth side is open creating a view of the city. Statues of the "Horse Trainers" stand in the square.
a. Who are the "Horse Trainers"?
b. Name a resident who lives on Quirinale Square.
c. The open side faces generally in what cardinal direction?

Answer to Super QQ #005
In 1993, two non-English speaking countries issued high denomination circulation bi-metallic coins. Both coins show a tree. One country is the polar opposite of the other. (They are on opposite sides of the earth)  What are the names of these two countries and what are names of the trees?
a. Colombia (500 Pesos) Guacari
b. Indonesia (1000 Rupiah) Palm
11. New Bi-, Tri-, or Tetra-metallic Rod Sell, WBCC Webmaster

The new Bi-, Tri-, or Tetra-metallic images shown at:

Finland 2009 2 Euro

* Poland MTT from Radom
* Malta fantasy 2E
* Slovalia fantasy 2E Treaty of Rome
* Monaco 2009 2 Euro

* Poland MTT from Suwalki

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 Sales Pages Provider: Rod Sell,
WBCC DoCu-Centre: Frans Dubois, Netherlands,
WBCC Public Relations: Cliff Anderson, USA,
WBCC Research Centre: Paul Baker, UK,
WBCC Developement Centre: Jack Hepler, USA,
WBCC Focal Point ANA Conventions: Ray Lockwood, USA,
WBCC Focal Point: Martin Peeters, Netherlands,
WBCC Website:
WBCC Web-Log:

The WBCC will attend the following future International events:

* 9th Northern Coin Event 2009, Saturday September 19, 2009, Assen, The Netherlands, 

* 6th Coin Event Numismatica Herentals, Sunday December 13, 2009, Herentals Belgium, http://

* 39th World Money Fair, January 29 to 31, 2010 in Berlin, Germany

* Open Day of the Royal Dutch Mint, Saterday June , 2010, Utrecht, The Netherlands
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