Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club
Newsmail # 833

WBCC Newsmail 833,  July 27 , 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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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 2 Euro 2012 from Great Britain… Pabitra Saha, UK
Great Britain - Mary Rose 2 £ Bi-metallic comes out in circulation with mintage of a mil. The coin, which was announced in Nov 2010 and proof and bullion sets released in Feb 2011, has finally been released for circulation.
See also
This would give some idea of delays and schedules of British coinage.

2. Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2012 from Great Martin Peeters, The Netherlands
Here a picture of the Bi-metallic 2 Pounds 2012 from Great-Britain commemorate Handover
Material: CuNi center and Nickel-Brass ring
Weight: 12.00 g
Diameter: 28.40 mm
Designers: Jonathan Olliffe (Obverse) and Ian Rank-Broadley (Reverse

3. Bi-metallic 500 Tenge 2012 from Kazakhstan….by Vadim Naumov, Russia
This is the image of new Kazakhstan Bi-metallic coin – Baikonur. Center - tantal and ring - silver
Date of issue - July 27, 2012.

4. Bi-metallic 500 Pesos 2012………….by Max Aiello, Italy
Here a picture of the two Bi-metallic 500 Pesos 2012 coins issued in Colombia, the old type (Guacari Tree) and the new one (Rana de Cristal).

5. Tri-metallics from The Canning Mint……by Rod Sell, Australia
Bruce Canning of the Canning Mint recently made a trimetallic medal for the lady who runs a local Tai Chi class.
I persuaded him to produce a set for me in all the metal combinations.
Though the Tai Chi class only had the variety with the aluminium backing.

6. Bi-metallic Quiz Game #833…….…by Jack Hepler, USA
Finland issued a commemorative 2 Euro coin in 2010 which featured a Lion rampant in the design.  What event or historical occasion was being commemorated?
See this coin and others at the WBCC website:
Please send your answer to: 

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.

Answer to Bi-metallic Quiz Game question #832

In 2007, the nations of the Eurozone commemorated the 50 Year Anniversary of the Treaty of Rome with a Bi-metallic 2 Euro design that was common except for details that were unique to each country.  One feature of this design was the word, “Europe” but each country used its own language for spelling of the word.  How was Europe spelled on the Finnish version of this commemorative?

The answer to Quiz Question #832 is; EUROOPPA.

The Quiz Game #831 prize winner is Gabor Toth, WBCC member #80.

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.

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:
* Internationale Muntmenifestatie, September 15, 2012, Assen, The Netherlands
* 42nd World Money Fair, February 1 till 3, 2013, Berlin, Germany