Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club
Newsmail # 802

WBCC Newsmail 802,  December 24, 2011

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.
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1. Bi-metallic 100 and 200 Forint 2012…by Frans Dubois, The Netherlands
According to Hungary's new constitution, effective as of 1 January 2012, the country's official name will change from "Magyar Köztársaság" (Republic of Hungary) to "Magyarország" (Hungary)

Although Hungary will still be a republic, it will not appear anymore in its name. As a consequence, the Hungarian National Bank announced on 5 December that from 2012 the Forint coins (5, 10, 20, 50, 100 and 200 Forint) will bear the country's new official name, "Magyarország". Coins struck up to 2011 will also remain legal tender.

2. Bi-metallic 100 Rouble 2011 from Transnistria… Frans Dubois, The Netherlands
Here is a picture of the Bi-metallic 100 Rouble 2011 van Transnistria

3. Bi-metallic 500 Yen 2012 from Japan….by Martin Peeters, The Netherlands
Here are new Bi-metallic 500 Yen 2012 from Japan. They commemorate Japan prefectures: Okinawa, Kanagawa & Miyazaki

4. Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2013 from Slovenia… Pabitra Saha, UK
The goverment of Slovenia has just announced that the Bi-metallic 2 Euro commemorative coin that Slovenia will issue in 2013 will be dedicated to the 800 years since the first visit to the Postojna´s Cave. This cave is a 20,570 m long Karst cave system near Postojna, Slovenia. It is the longest cave system in the country as well as one of its top tourism sites. The caves were created by the Pivka River.

5. Bi-metallic 2 Euro Wins Jack Hepler, USA
Krause Publications hosts the Coin Of The Year Awards each year at the World Money Fair. This year San Marino's Bi-metallic first 2 Euro circulating coin struck and issued when it joined the Euro zone, won the Best Trade Coin category. This is one of the 10 categories honored at the Awards ceremony. The awards presentations will be made this year in Berlin on 4 February 2012. Further information about the COTY Awards may be found at: Representing the WBCC at the Awards ceremony will be Jack Hepler, Developments Center.

6. Bi-metallic from Bassas da India….by Jacek Stacel, Poland
Here is a picture of a Bi-metallic from Island - Atoll  Bassas da India

7. Bi-metallic MTT from Poland… Stanislaw Bulawski, Poland
Here a new Bi-metallic MTT from Poland
Christmas, 1 Prezent 2012, Bi-metallic, ring Brass, center K-N, diameter 30.88 mm, Silesian Mint

8. Bi-metallic Quiz Game #802…by Jack Hepler, USA
Only one coin in the 37 coin Bi-metallic 5 Pesos series of the Independence and Revolution Wars shows an image, not of one person but representative of several persons.  Name this coin.

See this coin and others at the WBCC website: Please send your answer to: 

Answer to Bi-metallic Quiz Game question #801
Andres Molina Enriquez is featured as a patriot of the Mexican Revolution and appears on a Commemorative Bi-metallic 5 Pesos.  In 1909 he published a paper that lead to his imprisonment.  What was the title of that inflammatory paper?

The answer to this question is Los Grandes Problemas Nacionales or The Greatest National Problems.

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 Quiz Game #800 prize winner is Meir Sapir, WBCC Member #296.  There were three players.

9. Super Quiz #26…………by Jack Hepler, USA
Which country issued the first Bi-metallic coin in modern times and which country ranks second? (Give name of countries and dates)

Answer to Super Quiz Jack Hepler

Jersey issued a Bi-metallic Two Pounds coin in 1996 that shows the Coat of Arms of the 12 Parishes.  The word “Saint” is not included in the name of two of the Parishes.  Give the names of these two Parishes and state the location of the CoA's using the clock position.  The 1 O’clock position will be the first location clockwise from the top of the coin.
A: At the 3 o’clock position one finds Grouville.
B: At the 12 o’clock position one finds Trinity.
The winner of Super Quiz #25 was Leandro DelVecchio, Member #336.

10.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 Auction/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, The Netherlands,
WBCC Website:
The WBCC will attend the following future International events:
* 41st World Money Fair, February 3 till 5, 2012, Berlin, Germany
* Open day of the Royal Dutch Mint, June, 2012, Utrecht, The Netherlands