Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club
Newsmail # 808

WBCC Newsmail 808,  February 4 , 2012

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

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Live from the World Money Fair, Berlin

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. WBCC Live at the World Money Fair in Berlin, Germany…… Martin Peeters, WBCC Focal Point
Here some pictures of today’ s World Money Fair in Berlin
The WBCC Booth
Frans Dubois and Jack Hepler
Martin Peeters and Jack Helper in the back-ground
WBCC member Serge Pelletier from Canada
Jack Hepler, WBCC member Andrew Kasprzycki  from Poland and Frans Dubois
Frans Dubois and WBCC member Wolfgang Schuster from Austria
WBCC member Jacek Stacel from Poland
Martin Peeters and WBCC member Sean Moffat of Sunshine Minting, USA

2. Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2012……… Frans Dubois, WBCC Docu-Centre

Here all pictures and pieces struck of the Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2012, 10 years Euro

5.000.000 for circulation, 7.000 in BU-blister and 6.000 in Proofcassette. Lettering: BE

1.000.000 pieces (12.000 in  BU-set 2012, 5.000 in BU and 8.000 in Proof in cassette. Lettering: KYΠPOΣ KIBRIS

30.000.000 pieces (totall for all 5 minthouses) Lettering: BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND

Estland (Estonia)
2.000.000 pieces Lettering: EESTI

1.500.000 pieces (25.000 in Proofcassette) Lettering: SUOMI FINLAND

10.000.000 for circulation, 20.000 in BU and 10.000 in Proof Lettering: RÉPUBLIQUE FRANÇAISE

1.000.000 pieces (x.000 in BU-set) Lettering: ΕΛΛΗΝΙΚ Η ΔΗΜΟΚΡΑΤΙΑ

3.000.000 pieces ( waarvan 5.000 in Proofset) Lettering: éire

15.000.000 pieces ( xx.000 in BU-set and x.000 in Proofset) Lettering: REPUBBLICA ITALIANA

525.000 pieces (500.000 in circulation) Lettering: LETZEBUERG

670.000 pieces Lettering: MALTA

The Netherlands
3.500.000 pieces ( 10.000 in Beneluxset, +/- 25.000 in national BU-set, 2.500 in Proofcassette, 15.000 in BU-Coincard and x.x00 in national Proofset) Lettering: NEDERLAND

6.000.000 stuks (50.000 in BU-sets and 10.000 in Proofset) Lettering: REPUBLIK ÖSTERREICH

1.020.000 piecs Lettering: PORTUGAL

1.000.000 pieces (15.000 in BU-set, 2.000 in Proofset and 10.000 in Proof coincard/capsule) Lettering: SLOVENIJE

1.000.000 pieces (7.000 in coincard and 6.000 in BU-set) Lettering: SLOVENSKO

8.000.000 pieces Lettering: ESPAÑA

3. Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2012 from Monaco………….by Pabitra Saha, UK

The blog Numismatic Visual is reporting that Monaco issued rolls of standard Bi-metallic 2 Euros dated 2011 mixed with the  2 Euro commemorative coin 2011. Recently, the European Commission has finalized a new agreement with Monaco that lets this microstate minting more coins, consequently, Monaco will mint over 1 million of its standard 2 euro. These coins will be packed in rolls and mixed with the royal wedding 2 euro commemorative coin. Each roll contains from nothing up to 5 commemorative coins.

4. Bi-metallic 50 euro 2012 from Finland….by Pabitra Saha, UK
The Bi-metallic 50 Euro 2012 will be issued February 3 commemorate The ”World Design Capital Helsinki 2012
Nominal value 50 €
Metal Ag 925/Au 750
Diameter 27,25 mm
Weight 10,8 g
Mintage 5000
Designer Henna Lamberg
Issue date 3.2.2012
Year stamp 2012
Quality Proof

-- Remark Kari Hurskainen: here is a nice link about the Bi-metallic 50 Euro 2012 from Finland
It will be launched at the World Money Fair in Berlin February 3..

5. Bi-metallic 100 Yen 2012 from Japan….by Pabitra Saha, UK
Released the new Bi-metallic 100 Yen 2012 Perfectures Shiga Iwate Akita

6. Bi-metallic Quiz Game #808…by Jack Hepler, USA

The Finnish Bi-metallic 2011 Five Euro of Archipelago Province shows the Coat of Arms and the image of a fishing net.  Which of the provinces is called the Archipelago Province? See this coin and others at the WBCC website: Please send your answer to:

Answer to Bi-metallic Quiz Game question #807

The Finnish Bi-metallic 2011 Five Euro of Lapland Province shows the Coat of Arms.  The image on this Coat of Arms shows a man holding a club over his shoulder.  Who is this man?

The answer to this question is. The indigenous man is a Sami wise man or Shaman.

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 #806 prize winner is Gabor Toth, WBCC Member #80.  There were six players.

7. Super Quiz #27…………by Jack Hepler, USA
There is a 20 Rupee coin that features a tall building in the design image. 
Name the country that issued this circulation Bi-metallic coin and tell how tall the building is.

Answer to Super Quiz Jack Hepler
Which country issued the first Bi-metallic coin in modern times and which country ranks second? (Give name of countries and dates)
A: The first European country was Italy in 1982
B: Two countries issued Bi-metallic circulation coins in 1988, France and Thailand.  Depending on which map projection is used, a line drawn between the capitols of France and Thailand will pass through Rome.

The winner of Super Quiz #26 is Leandro DelVecchio, WBCC member # 336.

8.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