Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club
Newsmail # 982


WBCC Newsmail 982,  June  6 , 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. WBCC will attend the Open Day of the Royal Dutch Martin Peeters, WBCC Focal Point
The Worldwide Bi-metallic Collectors Club (WBCC) will attend yearly event "Open Dag" (Open Day) of the Royal Dutch Munt.
The event will hled next week Saterday June 13, in the building of the Royal Dutch Mint in Utrecht.

Available at this event:
- The Day Of The Mint set with the Bi-metallic 1 and 2 Euro 2015

- CoinCard with Bi-metallic 2 Euro and A Bi-metallic Medal design will be know at The Day Of The Mint

- Mintrolls with 1, 2, 5, 10, 20 and 50 Cent 2015 and the Bi-metallic 1 and 2 Euro 2015

Frans Dubois and Martin Peeters will be at the WBCC table, so if you like you can visit us.

2. Bi-metallic 500 Yen 2015 from Martin Peeters, The Netherlands
Here are pictures of the commonside and the Bi-metallic 500 Yen 2015 from Japan, commemorate – Chiba, Osaka, Wakayama y Nagasaki

All The prefectures Bi-metallic 500 Yen released:

2008 - Hokkaido, Kyoto & Shimane
2009 - Nagano
2009 - Niigata
2009 - Ibaraki & Nara
2010 - Kochi, Gifu & Fukui
2011 - Aichi, Aomori & Saga
2011 - Kumamoto, Tottori & Toyama
2011 - Akita, Iwate & Shiga
2012 - Okinawa, Kanagawa & Miyazaki
2012 - Oita, Tochigi & Hyogo
2013 - Miyagi, Hiroshima & Gunma
2013 - Kagoshima, Okayama, Shizuoka & Yamanashi
2014 - Yamagata, Mie & Ehime
2014 - Ishikawa, Kagawa & Saitama
2015 - Fukuoka, Tokushima & Yamaguchi
2015 - Chiba, Osaka, Wakayama y Nagasaki

3. Bi-metallic 1 Bolivar 2012 from Venenuela Martin Peeters, The Netherlands
Venezuela Bi-metallic 1 bolivar 2012 - Magnetic center, new circulating composition and slightly different details:
The 1 Bolivar 2012 is a new subtype compared to the 2007/2009 type (Y#93). The 2012 has a magnetic center.
Also poorer mint quality and edge lettering "BCV 1" is bolder

4. Bi-metallic Quiz Game #982….…by Jack Hepler, USA
The Coat of Arms comprises the main design feature of the 2004 Bi-metallic coin of Mexico that honors the State of Puebla. 
In the center of the CoA is a blue shield with a white oval.  What is inscribed on that oval ?

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

Bi-metallic Quiz question #981
On which Bi-metallic coin of Russia will you find the image of a Wisent?
Answer:  Wisent is another name for Bison.  The Bison image is found on a 1994 Bi-metallic 50 Roubles.

5. 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

6. 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