Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club
Newsmail # 977

WBCC Newsmail 977,  May  2 , 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 2 Euro 2015 from Belgium...... by Martin Peeters, The Netherlands
The European Year of Development has been the subject chosen by Belgium for Bi-metallic 2 Euro commemorative coin
2015 to replace the controversial "200 years of the Battle of Waterloo".

2. Bi-metallic 10 Roubles 2015 from Jacek Stacel, Poland
Russia will release April 28th three Bi-metallic 10 Roubles 2015. Coins will be published on the occasion of 70 anniversary of the end of World War II
a. Official emblem

b. Bronze Soldier

c. Perekuëm swords.

3. Bi-metallic 250 Escudos 2015 from Cape Jacek Stacel, Poland
To commemorate the 40th anniversary of its independence and the creation of the BCV (Central Bank of Cape Verde),
the Government of the Republic of Cape Verde announces that it has commissioned the coinage of the mint Portuguese
INCM, a Bi-metallic coin with facial 250 allusive shields said two anniversaries

 Face value: 250 escudos
Metal and Brass Cupronickel
Diameter: 28.40 mm
Weight: 12 g
Edge: Serrated Straight
Date of issue:    Unknown

4. Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2015 from Italy..... by Martin Peeters, The Netherlands
April 27 was officially issued a commemorative Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2015 dedicated to the Expo 2015 World Exhibition in Milan, versions Bu and Proof. 
The Italian mint IPZS has spread the real image of one of these coins in his Proof version where we appreciate a coin of great beauty.

 The drawing shown in the currency details a composition symbolizing fertility of the earth: in a semicircle indicating the terrestrial sphere, a seed watered with water expected to sprout;  above Earth, a vine, an olive branch and a pin grow from the trunk;  all around the inscription "nutrire IL PIANETA";  left the initials of the author Maria Grazia Urbani, "MGU";  right, the monogram of the Italian Republic, "RI" and "R", the identifying mark of the factory of the coin of Rome;  in the center, Expo logo of Milan ("MILANO EXPO 2015").
 Issuing volume: 3,500,000 (20,000 BU / 5000 Proof)

--Remark WBCC member Max Aiello:  Past week  IPZS is selling only the FDC piece in folder (20.000 pieces). Price € 12,00 + shipping € € 11,09 and from thursday 30.04.2015 it's possible to order the € 2,00 EXPO 2015 in PROOF condition. The price is € 20,00 + shipping (only 5.000 pieces available And in one hour SOLD OUT
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5. Bi-metallic 10 Rupees 2015 from Pabitra Saha, UK
India to issue the Bi-metallic 10 Rupees coin on Gandhi's centenary of return

6. Bi-metallic Membership Medal Rappahannock Coin Club...... by Jack Hepler, USA
Here the Membership Medal Rappahannock Area Coin Club, The image of the V Nickel will be gold plated. 
The ring is copper, the center is 1/2 ounce 999 fine silver.

7. Bi-metallic Quiz Game #977….…by Jack Hepler, USA
The Republic of Bashkortostan, also known as Bashkiria is a member of the Russian Federation.  It is located between the Volga River and the Ural Mountains.
 Its capital is the city of Ufa. With the population of 4,072,292 as of the 2010 Census, Bashkortostan is the most populous of the republics in Russia. 
A Bi-metallic 10 Roubles was issued in 2007 that shows the Coat of Arms. 
What is the word shown on the Coat of Arms, translated into English?

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 May prize is a Bi-metallic 2 Dollars of Canada or other suitable coin.

Bi-metallic Quiz question #976
What is the most important industry of San Luis Potosi?
Answer:  Mining.  Several players answered the question “Industry”.  This is true of the city of San Luis Potosi, but mining is still the major industry of the State.

8. Super Quiz #37…………by Jack Hepler, USA
There is an architectural structure in the southern hemisphere that is featured on a circulating Bi-metallic coin of a country in the northern hemisphere. 
Name the structure and the coin on which it is featured.

Answer to Quiz #36
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.
China: Macau Bridge: Pearl River
Czech: Charles Bridge: Vitava River
Finland: Lumberjack: Kemijok River
Hong Kong: Tsing Ma: Ma Wan Channel
Hungary: Chain Bridge: Danube River
Japan: Hakata Bridge: Sea of Japan
Russia: Several bridges and waters
Turkey: Bosporus Bridge: Bosporus Strait
There were five players in this game.
The winner is John Veltmeyer, WBCC member #87

9. 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