Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club
Newsmail # 995


WBCC Newsmail 995,  September 5 , 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 5 Euro 2015 from Martin Peeters, The Netherlands
Luxembourg Bi-metallic 5 Euro 2015, Felis Silvestris

Within the Flora and Fauna series Luxembourg, it will be issued late next October a collectible coin with a face of 5 euros and Bi-metallic dedicated to
Felis Silvestris, known as Wildcat
Coin minted by Koninklijke Nederlandse Munt
Metal: Silver 925 and Nordic gold alloy
Diameter: 34 mm
Issuing volume: 3,000
Mint Price: 45.00 €
Issue date: end of October 2015

2. Bi-metallic 5 Euro 2015 fromFinland by Pabitra Saha, UK
Finland, Bi-metallic 5 Euro 2015, figure skating - booking starts Sept 11 - delivery Sept 21

The Mint of Finland, Suomen Rahapaja started in this 2015 a new series of bimetallic coins, with face of 5 euros, dedicated to the country's most popular sports. 
The coin series consists of nine pieces which emit between 2015-2016 and have the same features as the previous three sets devoted to their regions.
 The second coin dedicated to basketball, was presented at today, but will not be issued until next September 21. 
This and all of the series can be purchased in quality BU and Proof.
Face value: 5 euros
Metals: Aluminum-Bronze and Copper-Nickel
Diameter: 27.25 mm
Weight: 9.8 g
Issuing volume: 50,000 to 10,000 BU Proof
Issue Date: September 21
Designer: Nora Tapper
Coins that make up the series and dates of issue
Gymnastics - July 6, 2015
Basketball - August 28, 2015
Figure Skating - September 21, 2015
Volleyball - 10/2015
Ice Hockey - 2016
Skiing - 2016
Football - 2016
Athletics - 2016
Ski Jumping - 2016

3. Bi-metallic Quiz Game #995….…by Jack Hepler, USA
The city of Mexico is located within the State of Mexico.  The State of Mexico is one of 32 Federal entities in the country. 
The State was honored with a 2004 Bi-metallic 100 Pesos.  The Aztecs inhabited this area prior to the arrival of Spanish explorers and an Aztec
temple may be found in the state coat of arms.  When referring to the State of Mexico, what is the definition of the word, Edomex?

State 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 #994
A 2011 Russian Bi-metallic 10 Roubles honoring which Republic borders on Lake Baikal? 
Answer:    The Republic of Buryatia.

4. 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

5. 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