Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club
Newsmail # 813

WBCC Newsmail 813,  March 10 , 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

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.

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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 .The WBCC at the Vienna Numismata 2012…by Wolfgang Schuster, Austria 
This year the Vienna Numismata coin show  ( will take place on 14-15 april.
I will make sure that WBCC leaflets will be on available at the table of the Institute of Numismatics and Monetary History of the University of Vienna. I will be also be present at this coin show and I can be contacted via this table.

2. Bi-metallic 5 Euro 2012 from Luxembourg….by Frans Dubois, The Netherlands

Here are pictures of 2 Bi-metallic 5 Euro 2012 from Luxembourg.


Struck by the Austrian Mint
Ø 34 mm
3.000 pieces
Price 75 Euro
Issuedate 06/2012

Struck by the Royal Dutch Mint
Ø 34 mm
3.000 pieces
Price  45 Euro
Issuedate 10/2012

3. Bi-metallic Casino token….by Michael Ayapetov, USA
Here is a picture of the Bi-metallic Holland America Cruise Line (Zuiderdam) Casino $5 token (obverse and reverse)

4. Bi-metallic Quiz Game #813…by Jack Hepler, USA

Identify the Bi-metallic coin and year in which Finland honored the Finnish Academy of Science and Letters .
See this coin and others at the WBCC website: Please send your answer to:

Answer to Bi-metallic Quiz Game question #812

The Finnish Bi-metallic 2011 Five Euro coin of Tavastia shows the Coat of Arms. 
What stylized animal is portrayed on the Coat of Arms of Tavastia?
The answer to this question is Lynx.

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 #811 prize winner was Mike Hill, WBCC member #487

5. 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.

6.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:
* Open day of the Royal Dutch Mint, June, 2012, Utrecht, The Netherlands
* 42nd World Money Fair, February 1 till 3, 2013, Berlin, Germany