Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club
Newsmail # 863

WBCC Newsmail 863,  February 23 , 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: Juan Bernardo García Ochoa (WBCC member #556), Spain

Age 39
Profession Policeman
Hobby: World coins especially Bi- and/or Tri-metallics
How did I know about the WBCC: web

2. Bi-metallic 1 Dollar 2013 from Singapore…… by Pabitra Saha, UK

Singapore to introduce new series coins, Bi-metallic circulating dollar
See also:

3. Bi-metallic from Brasil……by Martin Peeters, The Netherlands
The following message I received from Peter Balsemão from Brasil
Hello Dear Mr. Martin Peeters.


I learned your address through a friend of Campinas (SP) Brazil. Since I am also a collector of coins from Brazil and also a scholar of our numismatic, I inform you that I have a piece of 1 real 1997 Bimetallic, which I think is a "test" or "testing". How am seeking identification of this piece, I wanted to help me with information that certainly must have to respect.

The attached photo of the same Address of my blog where I tell the whole story of how I found this peça.

Looking forward to his speech.

Thanked say goodbye

Peter Balsemão


4. Bi-metallic 1 and 2 Euro 2014 from Latvia……by Jacek Stacel, Poland
The definitive designs for the future Latvian Bi-metallic 1 and 2 Euro, planned for 2014, are ready. Here is the official project Eurocoins Latvia Central Bank which will be issued in 2014

5. Bi-metallic 1 Lira 2013 from Turkey… Mehmet Tolga Taner, Turkey
Here are pictures of the new Bi-metallic 1 Lira 2013 from Turkey, two types

6. Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2013 from Spain….by Pabitra Saha, UK
Spain Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2013 is ready for issue‏

7. Bi-metallic 2 Dollar 2013 from Niue ……by Pabitra Saha, UK

Niue 2012 Bi-metallic 2 Dollar Marie-Antoinette and Axel Fersen Love Notes , perhaps Non Legal Tender

8. Bi-metallic 50 Dollar 2013 from Niue……by Pabitra Saha, UK
Poland mint has released a cylindrical Bi-metallic 50 Dollar coin for Niue
--Remark WBCC Focal Point: In my opinion this is not a coin.

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

New Polish Bi-metallic  token from Jura Mint :
Czestochowa - 1 Uprising Zloty 2013 150 Anniversary Battle near Wasoszem diameter 32 mm , ring brass - center K-N , mintage 1000

10. TWOB….. by Pat Clay, USA
I recently downloaded TWOB & was looking at the euros, and noticed that many of the listings are incorrect - the same KM is used from 2001 to present, even though the map changed around 2007, but I am not sure if the 2007 coins are the new or old map. I would like to confirm when the dates changed.
Can our European members please confirm for each country, whether the 2007 coins have the old map or the new map, and whether there are any errors or exceptions. If you know the KM codes for the new types that would be great. Also, for those countries which have changed the design (I think only Belgium and Spain), can a member please confirm which years used the old design and which years.

I will collate all of the information & summarise it for a later WBCC Newsmail, as well as making sure that TWOB has been updated. Pat Clay,

11. Bi-metallic Quiz Game #863….…by Jack Hepler, USA
Whose image appears on the Thailand standard (circulation issue) Bi-metallic 10 Baht coin?
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 #862

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 #862: a wing.

The Quiz Game #857 prize winner was Meir Sapir, WBCC Member #296.

The Quiz Game #858 prize winner was Gabor Toth, WBCC Member #80
The Quiz Game #859 prize winner was Bertie van Haag, WBCC Member #261.
The Quiz Game #860 prize winner was P K Saha, WBCC Member #130.

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