Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club
Newsmail # 819

WBCC Newsmail 819,  April 21 , 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. New WBCC member….by Martin Peeters, WBCC Focal Point
We have a new WBCC member. Let me introduce him to you:
Name:Raúl Guerrero Ortiz (WBCC member #543), Spain
Age 35
Profession:  Now umployed
Hobby:  World coins especially Bi- and/or Tri-metallics
Goal: Enyoy with my hobbies
How did I know about the WBCC: For Link on other web-pages

2. Bi-metallic 2 Dollar 2012 from Italy….by Pabitra Saha, UK
Italy Bi-metallic 2 Euro and it commemorates 100 Years since the Death of Giovanni Pascoli

3. Bi-metallic 200 Franc 2001 from Amsterdam and St. Paul Islands, by James Ballard, USA
Île Amsterdam (French pronunciation: [ilamstəʁˈdam], also known as Amsterdam Island, New Amsterdam, or Nouvelle Amsterdam, is an island named after the city of Amsterdam in the Netherlands. It lies in the southern Indian Ocean. It is part of the French Southern and Antarctic Lands and, together with neighbouring Île Saint-Paul 85 km/53 mi to the south, forms one of the five districts of the territory. Its base, the Martin-de-Viviès research station, first called Camp Heurtin, then La Roche Godon, and the only settlement on the island, is the capital of the territory and is home to about 30 (non-permanent) inhabitants involved in biological, meteorological and geomagnetic studies.
Not sure it is Legal Tender.

4. Bi/Tri-metallics and Jose L. Ramirez, Spain
This year 2012 the European Cup of Football will be in Poland and Ukraine.
Actually the WBCC members have found several medals, in bimetal or trimetal format. This kind of medals have similar designs used in the last European Cup 2008 and last World Cup 2010. Other bimetallic medals were issued for the Worl Cup Germay 2006.
You can see in my webpages these kind of medals, in spanish but with a several high quality images.
2012 Poland-Ukraine European Cup
2010 Sudafrica World Cup
2008 Switzerland-Austria European Cup
2006 Germany World Cup

5. Bi-metallics from Brasil webpage update… Jose L. Ramirez, Spain
I have update my webpage about Bi-metallics from Brasil.
I have a lot of data about this bimetallic tokens in this page

6. Bi-metallic 2 and 5 Dollar 2012 from Jacek Stacel, Poland
Here are pictures of the Bi-metallic 2 and 5 Dollar 2012 from Micronesia.
--Remark WBCC Research Centre Paul Baker:
More fantasy issues... the "JL" can be seen on the 5 Dollars..... designer initials for a designer who has now done so many fantasy coins

7. Bi-metallic Quiz Game #819…….…by Jack Hepler, USA
The Presidency of the Council of the European Union is responsible for the functioning of the Council of the European Union, the upper house of the European Union's (EU) legislature. It rotates between the member states of the EU every six months. The presidency is not an individual, but rather the position is held by a national government. It is sometimes incorrectly referred to as the President of the European Union. The presidency's function is to chair meetings of the Council, determine its agendas, set a work program and facilitate dialogue both at Council meetings and with other EU institutions.  In which year(s) did Finland issue Bi-metallic coin(s) to honor the EU Presidency?
See this coin and others at the WBCC website:
Please send your answer to: 

Answer to Bi-metallic Quiz Game question #818
In 2001, Finland issued a 25 Markkaa Bi-metallic coin.  For what special event was this coin issued?
This coin was issued by Finland to commemorate the First Nordic Ski Championship, "Lahti 2001"

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 #817 prize winner was James Ballard, WBCC member #523.

8. Super Quiz #28…………by Jack Hepler, USA

Argentina issued a series of 5 Bi-metallic coins, commemorating 200 years of independence.  All of these coins illustrate selected sites in Argentina  Put these five locations in geographic order from north to south.

Answer to Super Quiz #27
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.

The coin is the issued for circulation Bi-metallic 20 Rupees of Mauritius. 
The tall building is the Bank of Mauritius and stands 98 m (321 ft) when measured to the roof, and 124 m (407 ft) to the pinnacle. 
The coin commemorates 40 years of the bank.

The winner of Super Quiz #27 is James Ballard, WBCC member # 523.

9.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 Research Centre: Paul Baker, UK,
WBCC Developement Centre: Jack Hepler, USA,
WBCC Focal Point ANA Conventions: Ray Lockwood, USA,
WBCC Focal Point of the Numismata Vienna, 14/15 April 2012, Wolfgang Schuster, Austria,
WBCC Focal Point: Martin Peeters, The Netherlands,
WBCC Website:
The WBCC will attend the following future International events:
* Numismata Vienna, 14 and 15 april 2012, Vienna, Austria
* Open day of the Royal Dutch Mint, June, 2012, Utrecht, The Netherlands
* 42nd World Money Fair, February 1 till 3, 2013, Berlin, Germany