Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club
Newsmail # 981


WBCC Newsmail 981,  May  29 , 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 Competition...... by Martin Peeters, The Netherlands
The commemorative Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2015 competition has come to an end. More than 100,000 european citizens voted for their favourite coin.

Finally the voters have decided. The winner is Nr. 4. It was created by George Stamatopoulos, designer at the Bank of Greece.

Thank you for participating in the contest and helping us choose the new face of our €2 commemorative coin.
The winning coin will be issued during the second half of 2015, so stay tuned.
For those of you who voted for the winning coin, don’t forget to check your emails within the next 10 days, you might become one of the 56 lucky winners!
Kind regards,
The Coin Competition Team.

2. Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2015 from Malta...... by Pabitra Saha, UK
On 25 May 2015, the Central Bank of Malta will issue a Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2015 commemorative coin marking the centenary of the first flight from Malta.

The coin reverse shows the common Bi-metallic 2 Euro side while the obverse (national side) depicts a Short Type 135 seaplane in flight over the
Grand Harbour with Senglea Point in the background. The coin obverse was designed by Noel Galea Bason.
On 13 February 1915, a Short Type 135 seaplane, carried on HMS Ark Royal, took off from the Grand Harbour for a 35-minute flight.
The seaplane, which bore the serial number 136, was piloted by Captain Cecil F. Kilnerand made the first recorded flight from Malta.
The commemorative Bi-metallic coin will be issued in circulation quality in rolls of 25 coins each as well as in coin cards. The coins in the cards,
of which only 25,000 will be made, will bear the mint-mark of the Royal Dutch Mint, where the coins were minted. Totall issued 325.000 pieces.
The Bank will be contacting all those who have placed their orders to inform them of their allocation, the means of payment and the dates on which
they can collect their coins. The coins will be available for collection from the Malta Coins Distribution Centre at the main building of the Central Bank of Malta.
For further information, the public is kindly requested to contact the Malta Coins Distribution Centre by an e-mail to
or by calling (+356) 2550 6006/6007.

3. Bi-metallic 10 Rupee 2015 from Pabitra Saha, UK
India may release two Bi-metallic 10 Rupee 2015 in next two months
-First one is likely on Yoga Day on June 21.
-Second one is on Nabakalebar Rath Yatra on July 18. The artist's design is as given but final design may change.

4. Bi-metallic  Members Medal Rappahannock Area Coin Jack Hepler, USA
Rappahannock Area Coin Club Membership Medal

5. Bi-metallic Quiz Game #981….…by Jack Hepler, USA
On which Bi-metallic coin of Russia will you find the image of a Wisent ?
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 #980
The Queretaro Arteaga State Coat of Arms is shown on a Mexican Bi-metallic 100 Pesos dated 2004. 
Which of the following items are included in the Coat of Arms design; Cross, Sun, Horse, Flag, Star, Moon, Tree?
Answer:  All items except moon are included in the CoA.

6. 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 Super 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

7. 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