Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club
Newsmail # 826

WBCC Newsmail 826,  June 9 , 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: Grzegorz Juszczyk (WBCC member #546), Poland       
Age: 33
Hobby:  Bi-metallic coins all country a world,but not expensive one(gold mixed with silver).Local coins,euros  
Goal: I want have a big colection Bi-metallic coins.More than thousands coin.I wish to have all local Polish Bi-metallic coins.
How did I know about the WBCC: I find in google

2. Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2012 from France….by Pabitra Saha, UK
Here is a picture of the Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2012 from France Commemorate Padre Pierre

3. Bi-metallic 5 Dirham 2011 from Morocco….by James Ballard, USA
Here a picture f 5 dirham 2011 from Morocco.
The Mosque Hassan II, the architectural challenge of the 20th century
Size: 25 mm
Weight (Gr.): 7.50

4. Bi-metallic 200 and 500 Francs 2012 from Europa island….by James Ballard, USA

Here are pictures of the 200 and 500 Francs from  Europa Island French Southern and Antartic Islands

5. Bi-metallic from Transnistria…by James Ballard, USA

Saw in Ebay this Bi-metallic from Transnistria
The obverse: there is an image of the State Emblem Pridnestrovskaia Moldavskaia Respublika in the centre, circled by an inscription "ПРИДНЕСТРОВСКИЙ РЕСПУБЛИКАНСКИЙ БАНК" (Pridnestrovskiy Respublikanskiy Bank) in Cyrillic above the image along the edging and an inscription "3 РУБЛЯ" (3 rubles) in Cyrillic. An inscription «2007» indicating the year is below the image of the State Emblem.
The reverse:
At centre close up an image "Epoch AQUARIUS", on a circle - image of twelve signs of the zodiac with gold (mass of gold in cleanness 0,1255 g). Above: from left to right inscription "ЭПОХА ВОДОЛЕЯ" (EPOCH AQUARIUS), below - "XXI ВЕК" (XXI CENTURY).

6. Bi-metallic Quiz Game #826…….…by Jack Hepler, USA

The first Bi-metallic circulation issue coins of Finland were minted in the year MCMXCIII.  Perhaps of additional interest, that was also the year of the first bombing of the World Trade Center in New York City and the US Postal Service released an Elvis Presley postage stamp.  Which year was that in current dating format? See this coin and others at the WBCC website: Please send your answer to: 

Answer to Bi-metallic Quiz Game question #826.
A traditional industry of Karelia is symbolized on the Provincial 2011 Bi-metallic 5 Euro coin.  Name the industry.
Birchwood weaving.

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 #825 prize winner was Bertie van Haag, WBCC member #261.  There were five players.

7. Super Quiz #29…………by Jack Hepler, USA
The “Queen Fights” image may be seen on a 2012 Bi-metallic coin.  Name the coin and give the longitude and latitude of the last championship event.

Answer to Super Quiz #28

Argentina issued a series of 5 bimetallic coins, commemorating 200 years of independence.  All of these coins illustrate selected sites in Argentina.  Arrange these five locations in geographic order from north to south.
a. Pucara de Tilcara                 23 35`19” S
b. El Palmar                              31 51’ 11” S
c. Aconcagua                           32 39’ 12” S
d. Mar del Plata                        38 0’ 0” S
e. Glaciar Perito Moreno          50 29’ 0” S

The winner of Super Quiz #28 is Bertie van Haag, WBCC member # 261.

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 DoCu-Centre: Frans Dubois, Netherlands,
WBCC Research Centre: Paul Baker, UK,
WBCC Developement Centre: Jack Hepler, USA,

WBCC Public Relations Centre: Max Aiello, Italy,
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
* Internationale Muntmenifestatie, September 15, 2012, Assen, The Netherlands
* 42nd World Money Fair, February 1 till 3, 2013, Berlin, Germany