Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club
Newsmail # 971

WBCC Newsmail 971,  March  21 , 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. Bi-metallic 1 Pound 2017 from Martin Peeters, The Netherlands
Look at:
and read about the new Bi-metallic 1 Pound 2017 from the UK

New 12-sided pound coin to be unveiled ahead of budget announcement
Featuring a rose, leek, thistle and shamrock, the Royal Mint believes the new coin will be the most secure in the world against counterfeiting

Chancellor George Osborne will unveil a new 12-sided pound coin featuring the four symbols of the UK – a rose, leek, thistle and shamrock – emerging from a royal coronet, ahead of his budget on Wednesday.
The new pound coin: national nostalgia booster and crimebuster
It’s been hailed as ‘the most secure circulating coin in the world to date’, but what else can we read into the design of the new pound coin?
Read more
The design on the tails side of the new coin is the work of West Midlands teenager David Pearce, who won a competition to to create the image.
The new coin, which will be introduced in 2017, is the same shape as the old threepenny bit, which was withdrawn in 1971.
The chancellor announced plans at his budget a year ago to replace the current £1 coin because it has become increasingly vulnerable to counterfeiting.
Around one in thirty £1 coins are forgeries.
While the shape of the new coin will evoke the pre-decimalisation period, it masks cutting-edge anti-forgery technology. The Royal Mint says the new
pound will combine three features to make it the most secure coin in the world. It uses two colours of metal, has 12 sides and includes the Royal Mint’s
anti-counterfeiting technology, adapted from banknotes and embedded in coins for the first time.
The design by Pearce, 15, a pupil at Queen Mary’s Grammar School in Walsall, was chosen from more than 6,000 entries in a public competition. The brief
was to create a tails side which symbolises Britain . Entries included cups of tea, the weather, famous writers, seaside piers and the Rolling Stones tongue motif

2. Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2015 from France design competition... by Pabitra Saha, UK
Proposed design of Italy Bi-metallic 2 Euro for 2015

3. Bi-metallic 2 Dollar 2017 design competition... by Pabitra Saha, UK
Royal Canadian Mint invites Canadians to design circulation coins for 2017. To celebrate Canada's upcoming 150th anniversary, the Royal Canadian Mint is
inviting Canadians from coast-to-coast-to-coast to design the 5-cent, 10-cent, 25-cent, one-dollar and two-dollar coins that will circulate in 2017.

There are five grand prizes to be won (one per theme category). To enter a design and to obtain full contest rules and regulations, visit

4. Bi-metallic 2 Pound 2014 from Martin Peeters, The Netherlands
Here a picture of the new Gibraltar Bi-metallic 2 Pound 2014 - Dolphins

5. Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2015 from Italy...... by Martin Peeters, The Netherlands
Like San Marino, Italy engaged in this 2015 a commemorative Bi-metallic 2 Euro coins the 750th anniversary of the birth of Dante Alighieri,

--Remark WBCC member Max Aiello: This year we will have 3 Dante Alighieri Bi-metallic 2 Euro dated 2015, the usual Italian one,
the commemorative Italian and the commemorative from San Marino

6. Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2015 from France...... by by Pabitra Saha, UK
France 2 Euro 2015 design which has been cancelled

This was the coin which was proposed by France to commem 500th Ann. of victory in the Battle of Marignan.
It was rejected by ECB on the basis of objection from Belgium.
As a retaliation, France objected to Battle of Waterloo coin, proposed by Belgium.
Belgium has since withdrawn that proposal.

7. Bi-metallic 2 and 4 Euro from Finland...... by Martin Peeters, The Netherlands
The Mint of Finland
available for sale Bi-metallic 2 and 5 Euro

8. Bi-metallic 2 Euro's 2015 overview..... by Martin Peeters, The Netherlands

9. Bi-metallic Quiz Game #971….…by Jack Hepler, USA
The Bi-metallic 100 Pesos shows the Tabasco Coat of Arms.  Tabasco is located in the southeast of Mexico along the Gulf of Mexico bordering the states of Campeche, Chiapas and Veracruz, as well as the country of Guatemala. Most of the state is covered in rainforest unlike most other areas of Mexico. It has plentiful rainfall year round. For this reason, it is also covered in small lakes, wetlands and rivers. The state sometimes has major flooding events, with the last occurring in 2007 and affected eighty percent of the state. The state is also home to La Venta, the major archeological site of which civilization?
Coat of Arms         Traditional dance of Tabasco
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 #970
Primorsky Krai is one of the most prosperous 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”?
Answer:  Maritime (a word meaning on or near the sea)

10. 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.

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,
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