Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club
Newsmail # 970

WBCC Newsmail 970,  March  14 , 2015

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.

1. Meeting WBCC member from Portugal... by Martin Peeters, The Netherlands
As you maybe know that I stay in Portugal (Lagos) in the winter. This week I came just out of a shop I hear behind me "Are you Martin Peeters?"
When I turned there he was: Frederico Pereira, WBCC member #439 who lives in Porto and was for work in Lagos. We just had a short talk.

2. Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2015 design competition... by Martin Peeters, The Netherlands
The European Union has published a competition for design a Bi-metallic 2 Euro celebrating 30 years of the European Union flag
Look at:
Submission of design proposals 2-20 March 2015
Pre-selection of design proposals 23-27 March 2015
Selection of the final design by EU citizens 30 March – 09 May 2015
Start of minting June 2015
First coins are put into circulation as of 1 July 2015

3. Bi-metallics 2 Euro 2015 from Belgium...... by Pabitra Saha, UK
Belgium may not issue the Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2015 commemorate Battle of Waterloo
Please look at:
Proposed design of Belgium Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2015 on bicentenary of Battle of Waterloo

4. Bi-metallics 2 Euro 2015 from San Jack Hepler, USA
Press Release San Marino
Press release
The Ufficio Filatelico e Numismatico informs the press about the numismatic programme 2015
2 Euro commemorative uncirculated coin “750th anniversary of the birth of Dante”

Issue date: 8th April 2015
Value: 2 Euro
External part: copper-nickel
Internal part in three layers: nickel-brass,
nickel, nickel-brass
Edge: fine milled with “ ” and “2” repeated 6
times, alternately upright and inverted
Weight: gr. 8.5
Diameter: mm. 25.75
Thickness: mm. 2.20
Designer: Annalisa Masini
Mintage:100,000 sets
Selling price: €15.00
Durante di Alighiero degli Alighieri, known as Dante, was born in Florence between the 22nd May
and the 13rd June 1265. He was the poet par excellence for his use of an universal language. The
Republic of San Marino celebrates the 750th anniversary of the birth of Dante with a 2 Euro
commemorative uncirculated coin. The obverse of the coin designed by Annalisa Masini depicts
the portrait of Dante, taken from a fresco by Botticelli, combined with a writing inspired by the
initial letters of the first copyists of the Divina Commedia.

5. Bi-metallics 50 Qapik 2015 from Nakhitchevan by...... by Pabitra Saha, UK
Here a picture if the Bi-metallic Fantasy 50 Qapik 2015 from Nakhitchevan

6. Bi-metallic Quiz Game #970….…by Jack Hepler, USA
Primorsky Krai is one of the most prosperous of the eastern regions of Russia.  It serves as the entry point for much of the shipping industry in eastern Russia. 
The 2006 Bi-metallic 10 Roubles shows the Coat of Arms of the Krai. 
What is the definition of the word, “Primorsky”?

Primorsky Coat of Arms

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 each month. The player who has the most correct answers in a month will be the winner. 
If there is a tie, a random drawing will be conducted to select a winner. 
The March prize is a Bi-metallic 2 Dollars of Canada or other suitable coin.

Bi-metallic Quiz question #969
The Bi-metallic 100 Pesos shows the Tamaulipas Coat of Arms.  The CoA includes in the design several of the industries of the State; agriculture, fishing, and livestock.  What other major industry is shown on this coin?
Answer:  Petroleum or Oil.

7. Super Quiz #36…………by Jack Hepler, USA
There are at least seven countries with Bi-metallic coins incorporating the image of a bridge. 
Name four and the body of water under the bridge.

Answer to Super Quiz #35
There are countries with monarchs as head of the state.  They do not have bimetallic coins as yet.  They are completely surrounded by countries having bimetallic coins.  Name at least 2 of these non-bimetallic countries.
Swaziland and Liechtenstein.  There were other non Bi-metallic countries with kings but were partially surrounded by water.
There were two players in this game.  The winner is Gabor Toth, WBCC member #80
Deadline for the Super Quiz 36 is April 30.

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,
The WBCC will attend the following future International events:
* Open Day, Royal Dutch Mint, June 13, 2015, Utrecht, The Netherlands
* 45th World Money Fair, 5 till 7 February 2016, Berlin, Germany