Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club
Newsmail # 978


WBCC Newsmail 978,  May  9 , 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 5 Euro 2016 from Germany...... by Martin Peeters, The Netherlands
From a reliable source I received information about a Bi-metallic 5 Euro 2016 from Germany. Bleu Planet Earth.

The composition is
Ring Cu75Ni25 (white)
Center Cu81Ni19 (yellow).
between a blue Polymere ring
All 5 Mintmarks will be issued „A“ (Berlin), „D“ (München), „F“ (Stuttgart), „G“ (Karlsruhe) and „J“ (Hamburg)

2. Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2015 from France...... by Martin Peeters, The Netherlands
500th Anniversary of thr Battle of Marignan, rejected dedign by Belgium

3. Bi-metallic 5 Zloty 2015 from Stanislaw Bulawski, Poland
New Polish Bi-metallic 5 Zloty 2015 -Kanal Bydgoski

Dim - 24 mm , ring K-N , center brass , issued 1.200.000 started 22.05.2015

4. Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2015 from France..... by Martin Peeters, The Netherlands
Designs for the next three circulating commemorative €2 coins from Germany’s Bundeslander series honoring each of the country's 16 states have been released.
The Ministry of Finance announced recently that the 2016 coin will honor Saxony, with Rhineland-Palatinate following in 2017 and Berlin the honoree in 2018.

2016: Dresden’s Zwinger, a park complex, appears on the coin for Saxony. Jordi Truxa created the design, which shows a view of the park's courtyard
and its Crown Gate.

2017: Porta Nigra, a large Roman city gate in Trier, appears on the coin for Rhineland-Palatinate in a design by Frantisek Chochola.

2018: Berlin’s coin is slated to depict the main building at Schloss Charlottenburg, a palace. Bodo Broschat created this design.

The series began in 2006 and is set to continue until all 16 states are honored, closing in 2021.
The edge inscription on Germany’s €2 coins translates to “Unity and Law and Freedom.”
The ringed-bimetallic €2 coin has a copper-nickel core and copper-aluminum-nickel ring.

5. Bi-metallic 2 Euro Frans Dubois, The Netherlands
Here picture of several Bi-metallic 2 Euro Mistrikes

6. Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2015 from Spain..... by Martin Peeters, The Netherland
Last week May 1 until Sunday 3 held in Japan the 26th edition of the Tokyo International Coin Convention -TICC 2015, one of the most important numismatic conventions in the world. Para esta ocasión, como ocurrió en 2013, la FNMT pone a la venta una cartera de monedas exclusiva para el citado evento, de la que os ofrezco los datos oficiales que se conocen. For this occasion, as in 2013, the FNMT is selling a portfolio of exclusive coins for that event, which I offer official data known.

First say that until 5 May, the day in which they pledged to send images of the portfolio, was not going to publish anything about it, but finding a seller, not Spanish, and has put up for sale giving false emission volumes, and I prefer to do so, with no Japan got very good image, but emphasizing that the volume of issuance of this portfolio is 3,000 units, up from 500 announced any.
As you can see in the picture, the portfolio is a set dedicated to the Succession to the Crown of Spain, where eight regular circulation coins of the 2015 coins in the set for the first time the image of Felipe included VI, also has a 2-euro coin of 2014 with the image of Juan Carlos I, plus 2 euro commemorative 2014 in which both monarchs appear.

7. Bi-metallic Fantasy 100 and 500 Poe Rava from several Pabitra Saha, UK
Tuamoto Islands fantasy set - two Bi-metallics

Gambier Islands fantasy set - two Bi-metallics

Australes Islands fantasy set - two Bi-metallics

Marquises Islands fantasy set - two Bi-metallics

Societe Islands fantasy set - two Bimetallics

8. Bi-metallic Quiz Game #978….…by Jack Hepler, USA
The Quintana Roo Coat of Arms is shown on a 2004 Bi-metallic Mexican 100 Pesos.  Each of the elements of this CoA is symbolic.  The coat of arms features a rising sun with seven rays depicts the first seven state municipalities; the yellow Glyph of a marine shell represents the interior of the land and ocean. The five-pointed star symbolizes the rebirth of the sun in the east. The three triangles represent the wealth of the forests.  The state is named after Andrés Quintana Roo, a hero of the war for independence.  Which of the five colors of the CoA was considered sacred to the Mayans?

Quintana Roo Coat of Arm

Mayan Ruins in Quintana Roo
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 #977
What is the word shown on the Coat of Arms of Bashkortostan, translated into English?
Answer:  Bashkortostan.
The winner  Bi-Metallic Quiz Game April Winner is Meir Sapir, WBCC Member #296

9. 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

10. 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