Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club
Newsmail # 820

WBCC Newsmail 820,  April 28 , 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. Bi-metallic 5 Euro 2011/2012 from Finland…….by James Ballard, USA
Did you see that the Mint of Finland is offering all of its provincial  Bi-metallic 5 Euro’s in one collection? See:<>ommemorative-and-collector-coins/finland-s-historical-provinces-coin-set
Technical data
Nominal value 9 x 5 €
Metal 9 x Ring CuAlNi, center CuNi
Diameter 9 x 27,25 mm
Weight 9 x 9,8 g
Mintage for the package
The first edition 500 pcs
Quality Proof
Designer Nora Tapper
Year stamp 2011, 2010
Issue date 1.12.2011
Content Provincial Coins of Finland Proper, Satakunta, Tavastia, Savonia, Uusimaa, Karelia, Ostrobothnia, Lapland and Aland
I know that these coins have all been featured in the newsletter, but I thought that you might be interested in including the announcement for members that might be interested in the set.
I wonder if I can talk my wife into 175 Euro present.

2. Bi-metallics 500 Yen 2012 Martin Peeters, The Netherlands
Here pictures of the new Bi-metallic 500 yen 2012 from Japan, commemorate prefectures Oita, tochigi and Hyogo

3. Bi-metallic Token from Singapore in Paul Baker, UK
Saw in Ebay;
Singapore Food Court ...."5"

4. Encased from USA… James Ballard, USA
Encased 1883 Liberty Head Nickel ~ No "CENTS" ~ "KEEP ME & NEVER GO BROKE" ~
This type of nickel is called a racketeers’ nickel. The coin would be plated in gold and passed as a $5 gold piece.
The 5 dollar gold coin was basically the same design and size, with the difference being the type of metal. “Cents” was quickly added.

5. Bi-metallic 500 Francs 2011 from Crozet Island….by James Ballard, USA
The Crozet Islands (French: Îles Crozet; or, officially, Archipel Crozet) are a sub-antarctic archipelago of small islands in the southern Indian Ocean.
They form one of the five administrative districts of the French Southern and Antarctic Lands.
The Crozet Islands are uninhabited, except for the research station Alfred Faure (Port Alfred) on the East side of Île de la Possession, which has been continuously manned since 1963.
I believe that this is a fantasy coin.

6. Bi-metallic Quiz Game #820…….…by Jack Hepler, USA
The 2003 Men's Ice Hockey World Championships were held in Helsinki, Turku and Tampere in Finland from April 26 to May 11.  Finland commemorated the event on a Bi-metallic Five Euro.  Of the five elements of Ice Hockey; ice, skates, stick, puck and goal, which three are shown on the coin? See this coin and others at the WBCC website: Please send your answer to:
Answer to Bi-metallic Quiz Game question #819.

In which year(s) did Finland issue Bi-metallic coin(s) to honor the EU Presidency?
Finland issued Bi-metallic coins to honor or commemorate the EU Presidency in 1999 (10 Markkaa) and 2006 (5 Euro).

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 #818 prize winner was Bertie van Haag, WBCC member #261.  There were four players.

7. 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.

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 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