Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club
Newsmail # 973

WBCC Newsmail 973,  April  4 , 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 Real 2015 from Jacek Stacel, Poland
On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the Central Bank of Brazil is issued today March 30 coin 1 real Bi-metallic and working commemorating this anniversary. A total of 50 million coins are those that are put into circulation, in which an image of the facade of the headquarters of the Central Bank of Brazil, Brasilia is shown

Face value: 1 Real
Metals: stainless steel core and ring carbon steel coated brass
Diameter: 27 mm
Weight: 7 g
Issue volume: 50 million

In 2005, a similar coin was issued for the 40th anniversary of the Central Bank of Brazil, also circulating and bimetallic, and also appeared as a reason headquarters building. As a curiosity that on the 40th anniversary 40 million coins were issued and the 50, 50 million. Así que ya podemos intuir cual será la tirada por el 60 aniversario. So you can guess which will be the roll for the 60th anniversary

(text and pictures from: Numismática Visual

2. Bi-metallic Fantasy 4500 CFA 2015 from Chad...... by by Pabitra Saha, UK
Here picture of Bi-metallic Fantasy 4500 CFA 2015 from Chad

3. Bi-metallic Quiz Game #973….…by Jack Hepler, USA
The Free and Sovereign State of Sonora is one of 31 states that, with the Federal District, comprise the 32 federal entities of Mexico. It is divided into 72 municipalities; the capital city is Hermosillo. Sonora is located in Northwest Mexico, bordered by the states of Chihuahua to the east, Baja California to the northwest and Sinaloa to the south.  On the west it has a significant share of the coastline of the Gulf of California.  Sonora was honored in 2004 with a Bi-metallic 100 Pesos.
Sonora borders what other country?
Coat of Arms                   Sonoran Desert
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 #972
A 2007 Russian Bi-metallic 10 Roubles shows the Rostov Coat of Arms.  Rostov Oblast borders Volgograd and Voronezh Oblasts in the north, Krasnodar Krai and Stavropol Krai in the south, and the Republic of Kalmykia in the east.  It is within the Russian Southern Federal District.  
Rostov borders what other country?
Answer:  Ukraine

4. 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.

5. 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