Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club
Newsmail # 846

WBCC Newsmail 846,  October 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

Past Newsmails can be found at

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 2 Euro 2013 from Vatican City… Pabitra Saha, UK
Vatican City may issue a Bi-metallic 2 Euro in 2013 commemorate 28th World Youth Day

2. Bi-metallic 2 Pounds 2013 from GB… Pabitra Saha, UK
As reported in THE LONDON GAZETTE FRIDAY 19 OCTOBER 2012, Her Majesty has accorded approval for Great Britain to issue 3 new coins of 2 Pounds in 2013. Since the 2 Pounds is a Bi-metallic coin, they will be bimetallic coins, apart from precious metal proof coins and collector variants. Two coins will commem 150th anniversary of the London Underground. Their specifications are
a) The London Underground with the inscription “UNDERGROUND” and the anniversary dates 1863 above and 2013 below. The coin will have edge inscription “MIND THE GAP”.
(b) A train emerging from a tunnel with the inscription “1863 · LONDON UNDERGROUND · 2013”
The third coin will commem 350th anniversary of the first striking of the guinea.
The detailed artistic images will be released in due course.

3. Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2013 from Slovakia… Pabitra Saha, UK
The design of Slovakian Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2013 is dedicated to Advent of the Mission of Constantine and Methodius to the Great Moravia - the 1150th anniversary, likely to be issued in July 2013.

4. Bi-metallic 2 Litai 2012 from Lithuania….by Pabitra Saha, UK
As per Lithuanian central bank, it will issue four Bi-metallic 2 Litai 2012 commemo the resorts of Lithuania. Birstonas, Druskininkai, Neringa and Palanga
See at:
Ring composition: CuAlNi
Center composition: CuNi
Weight: 7.50 g
Diameter: 25.00 mm
Artist: Giedrius Paulauskis
UNC Mintage: 100,000
Proof Mintage: 2,500 <>

5. Bi-metallic 25 Euro 2013 from Austria… Pabitra Saha, UK
Austria to issue Bi-metallic 25 Euro 2013 on 23rd January 2013

6. Bi-metallic 2 Euro from Latvia….by Pabitra Saha, UK
All the Bi-metallic 2 euro coins unlike all the other euro coins have an inscription on their edge. This inscription is unique to each country and the countries are obliged to use the same inscription on the 2 euro commemorative coins. The inscription on the Latvian Bi-metallic 2 euro coins will be the name of their national anthem, DIEVS *** SVETI *** LATVIJU *** meaning GOD *** BLESS *** LATVIA

7. Bi-metallic 500 Yuan 2012 from China…… Max Aiello, Italy
Last weekend on the Royal Dutch Mint webside was an offer of a Bi-metallic Silver/Golg 500 Yuan 2012 from China.
A very expensive Bi-metallic 2499 Euro and only 999 pieces

8. Bi-metallic Fantasy from several countries… Pabitra Saha, UK
Here are picture of Fantasy Bi-metallics several countries
Adam island 2 dollars bimetallic fantasy coin
Jarvis island fantasy bimetallic dollar
North Pole 10, 20 & 50 Kroner fantasy coins are bimetallic.

9. Bi-metallic Quiz Game #846…….…by Jack Hepler, USA
The 2007 Finnish 2 Euro commemorative shows a boat with oarsmen.  How many rowers are there and in which direction is the boat going? 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 #845

Finland issued a Bi-metallic 5 Euro coin in 2012 that commemorates the World Championship Hockey championships.  Name the coin designer.
The answer to Quiz Question #845 is Petri Neuvonen
The Quiz Game #844 prize winner is Gabor Toth, WBCC Member # 80.  There were eight players.

Super Quiz #30…………by Jack Hepler, USA
There is a Bi-metallic coin that was issued for circulation where the value is part of the Olympic symbol. 
Which Olympic sport is shown on the other side of the coin?

11.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:
* 42th World Money Fair, February 1 till 3, 2013, Berlin, Germany,