Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club
Newsmail # 986


WBCC Newsmail 986,  July  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 2 Euro 2015 from Martin Peeters, The Netherlands
July 15 is the date announced by the Portuguese INCM for the issuance of the second of the three pieces of Bi-metallic 2 Euro commemorative
be issued in 2015, dedicated to the 500th anniversary of the first contacts with Timor.

In 2015, to celebrate the 500th anniversary of the first contact between Portugal and Timor, the Portuguese INCM wants to capture this event with the
minting of a commemorative 2-euro coin.. The national side of the coin, designed by sculptor Fernando Fonseca, a Portuguese ship and shows the top of
a traditional house of Timor, elements that are part of the iconography of each country. Issuing volume: 520,000 total (10,000 and 10,000 BU Proof)

2. Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2016 from Martin Peeters, The Netherlands
The first image of the commemorative Bi-metallic 2 Euro coin to Spain in 2016 devoted to the Aqueduct of Segovia, continuing the tradition begun in
2010 to dedicate the commemorative 2-euro coins to goods or sites included in the World Heritage List UNESCO, in order of registration

3. Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2016 from Pabitra Saha, UK
The  next Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2016 from  Estonia will be on Chess legend Paul Keres

4. Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2016 from Pabitra Saha, UK
Proposed Bi-metalic 2 Euro 2016 from Latvia,  Cow - National animal

5. Bi-metallics in Frans Dubois, The Netherllands
Saw some interesting Bi-metalics in Ebay:
- 200 ecu Griekenland 1994  Goud/zilver  Ebay 699, euro

- 10 Franc 1988 Goud/zilver   540 euro

- 2000 pesos Mexico 1991 essai, (proefontwerp)  1795 euro

- 1996 Bi-Metallic Panda 10 Yuan 1/10... $1,149.00

6. Bi-metallic Quiz Game #986….…by Jack Hepler, USA
In 2006, Russia issued a series of Bi-metallic 10 Roubles coins to honor the major Ministries of government. 
One of the ministries is called MVD, which stands for Ministerstvo Vnutrennikh del. 
What is another name for this ministry?

MVD emblem
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 #985
The Republic of North Ossetia-Alania Coat of Arms is shown on the Bi-metallic 10 Roubles of 2013. 
How many mountain peaks are incorporated in the image on the coin?
Answer:  Seven.  

Coat of Arms

7. 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

8. 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:
* 45th World Money Fair, 5 till 7 February 2016, Berlin, Germany
* Open Day, Royal Dutch Mint, June 2016, Utrecht, The Netherlands