Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club
Newsmail # 988


WBCC Newsmail 988,  July  18 , 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 1 Real 2016 from Martin Peeters, The Netherlands
The presentation of the Olympic torch last week, the Central Bank has completed the 2 Bi-metallic 1 Real 2016

The mascots of the Games will be represented in two currencies in circulation of 1 real, the Olympic torch.
The 2 coins will be part of the fourth and last broadcast of the program, scheduled for early 2016.

2. Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2015 from Martin Peeters, The Netherlands
2015 Finland will issue third commemorative Bi-metallic 2 Euro coin dedicated to the 150th birthday of the Finnish painter Akseli Gallen-Kallela.
Currency according to the same source would be issued in October, with a volume of unknown issue.

3. Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2016 from Pabitra Saha, UK
Estonia Bank announces its first competition to design a Bi-metallic 2 Euro commemorative 2016
Please also read at:

4. Bi-metallic 1 ira 2015 from Martin Peeters, The Netherlands
Turkey Bi-metallic 1 lira 2015 - Desert Monitor and Anatolian Wild Sheep

Metals: Cu-Ni% 75% 15% Zn-10 / Cu-81% Ni-Zn% 4% 15
Diameter: 26,15 mm
Weight: 8.3 g
Issuing volume: 50,000
Issue Date: July 7, 2015

5. Bi-metallic Quiz Game #988….…by Jack Hepler, USA
A 2005 Russian Bi-metallic 10 Roubles shows the Coat of Arms of an Oblast. 
According to Wikipedia, there is no specific administrative city but the governance is distributed throughout the region. 
Which Oblast is so described?
Coat of Arms        Christ our Savior Cathedral

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 #987
A 2004 Mexican Bi-metallic 100 Pesos issue shows the Coat of Arms of the State of Nuevo Leon. 
The capital of the state has a population of over four million. 
What is capital of Nuevo Leon?
Answer: Monterrey

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