Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club
Newsmail # 834

WBCC Newsmail 834,  August 3 , 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.
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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 1 Real 2012 from Brasil…… Jacek Stacel, Poland
Here a picture of the new Bi-metallic 1 Real 2012 from Brasil.
The Bi-metallic will be issued on the occasion of taking over the Olympic flag from the UK

2. Bi-metallic 2 Euro… Pabitra Saha, UK
Two Bi-metallic 2 Euro coins per year can be isued by a Country with effect from 17 August

3. Bi-metallic 2.5 euro 2012 from Portugal………….by Max Aiello, Italy
For the strange Bi-metallic lovers - 2012 Portugal 2,50 Euro London Olympic Games participation.
The Portuguese Mint (INCM) has just released a not usual Bi-metallic, obverse in silver and revers in gold,
like some previous emissions in Escudos before Euro's era.
It's a 2,50 Euro coin commemorating the 2012 London Olympic Portuguese Participation.
The coin was created by the sculptor José João de Brito.
The obverse bears the Portuguese coat of arms over an olive branch, symbolising a climate of peace and understanding between peoples.
On the reverse there is the symbol of the Portuguese Olympic Committee, an allusion to the discipline of
Judo and the design of a fragment of one of the most modern pieces of architecture in London.
The diameter of the coin is 28.00 mm, the weight is 15,10 gr (3,10 gr Gold .999 + 12,00 gr Silver .925).
The number of issued pieces is 2.500, the quality of the coin is PROOF and it is sold with box and certificate.
The price is € 298,89 plus shipping (but you can find it 50 or 60 euro less from private dealer).

4. Bi-metallic MTT’ s from Poland……by Stanislaw Bulawski, Poland
New Bi-metallic MTT’ s from Warsaw Mint :
a. Nowy Sacz, 7 Saczow diameter 27 mm, ring brass - center copper
b. Token from Chrzanow from museum

5. Encased from the Rappahannock Area Coin Club…by Jack Hepler, USA
Here a scan of the latest Encased coin of the Rappahannock Area Coin Club.
Much of the US Civil War was fought in Virginia with many battles in the Fredericksburg area.  The R.A.C.C. is commemorating the 150th Anniversary of the war with a series of encased coins.  The first in the series commemorates a visit by Abraham Lincoln to Fredericksburg, May 23, 1862. This momento was first offered to the public at the Fredericksburg Heritage Festival on July 4th, 2012.  The encased coin is a 2012 Cent. The ring is made of Aluminum, a metal not readily available and much too expensive to be used for war purposes in 1862.  The total mintage is 200. Anyone interested in obtaining the encased coin should contact me:

6. Bi-metallic Quiz Game #834…….…by Jack Hepler, USA
Major Economic Union nations of Europe, including Finland issued a Bi-metallic 2 Euro coin in 2010 to commemorate ten years of the Euro transition.  Coins issued soon came to be known with the same name as a flightless bird.  What were these coins called?
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 #833
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?

The answer to Quiz Question #833 is the 150th anniversary of Finnish currency.

The Quiz Game #832 prize winner is Tamás Toth, WBCC member #546.

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