Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club
Newsmail # 862

WBCC Newsmail 862,  February 16 , 2013

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: Thierry Defaix (WBCC member #555), France
Age 49
Profession: Computing Manager
Hobby: a/ European Coins especially Bi- and/or Tri-metallics,
b / World coins including many Bi- and/or Tri-metallics
Goal : Share a passion, swap € coins
AGAINST Bi-metalic World coins
How did I know about the WBCC: I'm in contact with collectors members of WBCC

2. Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2013 from The Netherlands……by Pabitra Saha, UK
The Netherlands 2 euro Bi-metallic second coin of 2013‏. The coin will be out on the 30th November 2013 and the theme will be "Landing of Willem I in Scheveningen on 30 November 1813".

3. Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2013 from Vaticane City……by Pabitra Saha, UK
The news website euronews is reporting that the Pope will resign on the 28th February 2013 because he no longer has the strength to fulfill the duties of his office. This will be the first time since the early 15th century that a Pope has retired. Conclave to elect the new pope will be held in March.
Once a new pope is elected, the Vatican will issue a new standard coin set (4th Series) featuring the new pope. Pope Benedict was elected in April 2005 but the new standard set was issued 1 year after - April 2006, thus, it is very likely that the new 4th series will be issued next year. However, since this time the Vatican will not issue a Sede Vacante standard coin set, it might issue the new standard coins this year.
During last Sede Vacante, the Vatican has issued a new series of standard coins, however, this won't happen this time as the EU has changed the rules - now the Vatican is allowed to issue another Bi-metallic 2 Euro commemorative coin to commemorate the Sede Vacante - thus this year we can expect twoBi-metallic 2 Euro commemorative coins from the Vatican

4. Bi-metallic 10 Roubles 2013 from Russia… Pabitra Saha, UK
Russia has issued its plan. Bi-metallics to

5. Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2013 from Belgium….by Pabitra Saha, UK

Belgium to hold design competition for its second 2 Euro 2013 coin on Met. Institute‏

6. Bi-metallic 1 Kwanza 2006 from Angola……by Pabitra Saha, UK

Here a picture of the Bi-metallic 1 Kwanze 2006 from Angola commemorate 30 year National Bank.

Who knows more:, email me at:

7. Bi-metallic 100 and 250 Francs  2013 from Katanga……by Pabitra Saha, UK

Here are pictures of Bi-metallic Fantasy 100 and 250 Francs 2013 from Katanga‏

8. Bi-metallic 100 and 250 Francs from ST.Pierre Et Miquelon ……by Pabitra Saha, UK

ST.Pierre Et Miquelon fantasy coins 200 &500 Francs 2013 are Bi-metallic

9. Bi-metallic Tokens from Poland… Stanislaw Bulawski, Poland

New Polish Bi-metallic token from Jura Mint:
Coca Cola - set 6 tokens 2013, diameter 27 mm, ring brass, center K-N, mintage 6 x 1000

10. Bi-metallic search/looking for….. by Thierry Defaix, France

i've a rustic website:
With the list of my 600 doubles of 2 € CC UNC and the coins i'm searching for.

11. Bi-metallic Quiz Game #862….…by Jack Hepler, USA

Two of the stated functions of this Thailand governmental agency are:

a. Alleviation of poverty and income distribution.

b. Enhancing Thailand’s competitiveness.

Organized in 1950, this agency was honored on its 50th anniversary with a Bi-metallic 10 Baht coin.  What is the name of this government agency?

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 #861
The 100th anniversary of the Thai Transportation department was commemorated with a Bi-metallic 10 Baht coin dated 2548.  The department symbol is shown on this coin as a shield within a ship’s wheel.  What image is seen on the shield?
The answer to Quiz Question #861:  a wing.

The Quiz Game #860 prize winner will be announced when I return from the World Money Fair.

12. 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?

13.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 8 2013, Utrecht, The Netherlands