Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club
Newsmail # 990


WBCC Newsmail 990,  August 1 , 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. Ten weeks to Martin Peeters, WBCC Focal Point
With this WBCC Newsmail 990, it is 10 weeks to go, I will publish WBCC Newsmail #1000 on October 10th.
Now my question to you is, should I continue to publish the WBCC Newsmail after the 1000th issue?

Please let me know at:

BTW 1: By pubishing WBCC Newsmail 1000 it means 1000th weeks in a ROW, I'm sure it is a Worldrecord in the Internet

BTW 2: Soon  news about a special project regarding WBCC Newsmail 1000

2. Bi-metallic 2 Eueo 2015 from Martin Peeters, The Netherlands
Since last January we know that Slovakia would issue a commemorative Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2015 dedicated to the 200th Anniversary of the
Birth of Ľudovít Štúr, a writer and nineteenth century Protestant pastor, leader of the Slovak cultural revival.

The sketch which was published in the currency at the time contained an error, the date of death of the character was not right, announcing that it would be
corrected in the final design, as well as some small detail.  Few days that we have the real picture of the coin and some more information regarding this issue makes
The coin portrait is shown Ľudovít Štúr.  To the right of the portrait, parallel to the edge of the inner part of the coin include the year of issue "2015" and, more to
the right, along the edge, the name of the issuing country 'SLOVENSKO'.  To the left of the portrait, parallel to the inner edge, appearing dates of birth and death
of Štúr '1815-1856' and further to the left along the edge, the name "Ludovit Stur."  At the top right of the reason include the mintmark of the Mint of Kremnica (Kremnica Mincovna), consisting of the initials "MK" between two dies.  In the bottom right shows the stylized letters 'go', which are the initials of the designer Ivan Řehák.
This currency is put into circulation during the month of October, with a peak emission volume 1,000,000 pieces, of which 6,000 will be offered for sale in a
coincard of which has not yet provided the image.

3. Bi-metallic 500 Yen 2015 from Frans Dubois, The Netherlands
This month Japan issued another 3 cBi-metallic of 500 yen, for Fukuoka, Tokushima & Yamaguchi'.
These are the nrs.  39, 40 and 41 in the prefectures series.

Chiba, Nagasaki, Osaka & Wakayama'
Total number of prefectures in Japan is 47 so there will be 6 more.
The next 4 pieces, issued at the end of this year will be for Chiba, Nagasaki, Osaka & Wakayama'

Fukuoka, Tokushima & Yamaguchi

4. Bi-metallic 5 Euro 2015 from Pabitra Saha, UK
Finland Basketball Bi-metallic 5 Euro will be issued on August 10

Metals: Aluminum-Bronze and Copper-Nickel
Diameter: 27.25 mm
Weight: 9.8 g
Issuing volume: 50,000 to 10,000 BU Proof
Date: August 28
Designer: Nora Tapper
Bi-metallic 5 Euro in this serie: dates of issue
Gymnastics - July 6, 2015
Basketball - August 28, 2015
Figure Skating - 09/2015
Volleyball - 10/2015
Ice Hockey - 2016
Skiing - 2016
Football - 2016
Athletics - 2016
Ski Jumping - 2016

5. Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2016 from Martin Peeters, The Netherlands
Germany Bi-metallic 2 euro 2016 New circulating Bi-metallic commemorative design announced:

Saxony: Dresden's Zwinger courtyard and Crown Gate (design by Jordi Truxa

6. Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2016 from Martin Peeters, The Netherlands
Germany 2 euro 2017 - Rhineland-Palatinate
New circulating bimetallic commemorative design announced:

Rhineland-Palatinate: Porta Nigra, Roman city gate in Trier (design by Frantisek Chochola

7. Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2016 from Martin Peeters, The Netherlands
Germany 2 euro 2018 - Berlin
New circulating bimetallic commemorative design announced:

Berlin: Schloss Charlottenburg palace in Berlin (design by Bodo Broschat)

8. Bi-metallic Trade Token from the Jack Hepler, USA
This is a Bi-metallic merchants token from the George W. Dudley store of Akron, Iowa, circa 1920

It was Good For 10 Cents in trade.  Bi-metallic tokens in values of 5 Cents, 10 Cents, 25 Cents, 50 Cents and 1.00 Dollar were produced for this store. 
They are generally valued at about $5.00 (Schenkman Rarity-A).
Note from Webmaster.  Other USA Trade Tokens can be seen at

9. Bi-metallic Quiz Game #990….…by Jack Hepler, USA
A herpetologist would find a legless creature on which Bi-metallic coin of Russia?
Find 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 July prize is a Bi-metallic 2 Dollars of Canada or other suitable coin.

Bi-metallic Quiz question #988
The 2004 Bi-metallic 100 Pesos honoring the Mexican State of Nayarit. 
What is the capital of Nayarit?
Answer: Tepic is the capital of Nayarit.

10. 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

11. 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