Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club
Newsmail # 994


WBCC Newsmail 994,  August 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 2016 from San Max Aiello, Italy
San Marino has communicated that two commemorative Bi-metallic 2 Euro will be issued next 2016
The first will commemorate the 550th Anniversary of the death of Donatello, the second will commemorate the
400th Anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare.
No picture available.

2. Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2016 from San Martin Peeters, The Netherlands
Greece Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2015 commemorate  75 years of the death of Spiridon Louis

Spiridon Louis was a Greek athlete who won the gold in the marathon of the first Olympics of the modern era, in 1896

3. Bi-metallic 25 Rouble 2015 from Frans Dubois, The Netherlands
Here a picture of the new Bi-metallic 25 Rouble 2015 from Transnistria, commemorate 25th anniversary of the Transnistrian Republic
External ring: brass
Center disc: steel
Diameter: 29.00 mm
Weight: 10.00 g
Edge: Smooth
Circulation: 5,000

4. Bi-metallic1 and 2 Pound 2015 from South Sudan Martin Peeters, The Netherlands
Four years after South Sudan as a nation was born, living this young country plunged into civil war since 2013, presented his first set of coins from circulation. 
There are five values ​​that comprise: 5, 10 and 20 piastres, Bi-metallic 1 and 2 pounds, of which only the first three have been put into circulation yet.

5. Bi-metallic 2 Zloty 2007 from Jacek Stacel, Poland
Today I managed to buy such unusual 2 zł 2007, Error beating in the mint, reclaimed should not be approved for circulation

6. Bi-metallic MTT from Jacek Stacel, Poland
On the occasion of this year's air show in Radom, Warsaw mint issued a bimetallic 2 ducats. MTT series - Radom 2015

7. Bi-metallic Quiz Game #994….…by Jack Hepler, USA
According to Wikipedia, Lake Baikal is the largest (by volume) freshwater lake in the world, containing roughly 20% of the world's unfrozen surface fresh water.
At 1,642 m (5,387 ft.), Baikal is the world's deepest lake. It is considered among the world's clearest lakes and is considered the world's oldest lake —
at 25 million years. It is the seventh-largest lake in the world by surface area. With 23,615.39 km3 (5,700 cu mi) of fresh water,  it contains more water
than all the Great Lakes combined.    A 2011 Russian Bi-metallic 10 Roubles honoring which Republic borders on Lake Baikal?

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

Bi-metallic Quiz question #993
The state of Michoacán was honored with a 2004 Bi-metallic 100 Pesos coin that features the image of the state Coat of Arms. 
What ocean creature appears at the top of the Michoacán Coat of Arms?
Answer:  Fish.

Quiz Game Winner May
The Quiz Game winner for the month of May was Meir Sapir, WBCC Member 296.  There were five players in that month. 
The prize is a 2010 Russian Bi-metallic 10 Roubles; Nenets Autonomous Republic Commemorative.

Quiz Game Winner June
The Quiz Game winner for the month of June was Gabor Toth, WBCC Member 80.  There were four players in June. 
There was a three-way tie for first place.  The prize is a 2012 Canadian Bi-metallic 2 Dollars.

Quiz Game Winner July
The Quiz Game winner for the month of July was Juan Garcia Sonsierra

8. 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

9. 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