Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club
Newsmail # 996


WBCC Newsmail 996,  September 12 , 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 Pabitra Saha, UK
The Bank of Ireland has released today September 10 the design of the Bi-metallic 2 Euro coin commemorative be issued in 2016 to commemorate
the centenary of the Easter Rising

The Bi-metallic  will be issued next January with an issue volume of 4,500 000 parts. The 2016 annual euroset as quality BU and Proof also included.
The design of the coin depicts the statue of Hibernia (female figure personifies Ireland) at the top of the General Post Office (GPO) in Dublin, home of the
 interim government during the uprising. the date and the name of the centennial 'Hibernia' style letters written in the Book of Kells..
The design of the coin corresponds to Emmet Mullins

2. Bi-metallic 5 Hrinias 2015 from Martin Peeters, The Netherlands
The Bank of Ukraine issued August 5 a new currency with a face of Bi-metallic 5 Hrynias, dedicated to the 75th anniversary of Chernivtsi region

On its face image characteristics of the area, such as landmarks, iconic buildings or represent industries on which their people live.
On the back the shield of the region is shown.
Face Value: 5 Hryven
Metals: Cu-Al-Sn-Zn / Cu-Ni
Diameter: 28 mm
Weight: 9.4 g
Issuing volume: 30,000

3. Bi-metallic 5 Euro 2015 from Pabitra Saha, UK
India has release a set of 125/- and 10/- Bi-metallic on 125th Ann of birth of S Radhakrishnan

4. Bi-metallic 10 Peso 2015 frum Pabitra Saha, UK
The Central Bank of Uruguay (BCU) presented yesterday September 3, among other things, a Bi-metallic 10 Peso 2015 circulation commemorating the
"Bicentennial Land Regulation 1815". This regulation allowed the poorest could access a piece of land with which to support his family.

Face value: 10 pesos
Coin minted by The Royal Mint - UK
Metals: Brass and nickel
Diameter: 28 mm
Issuing volume: 10,000,000
Issue Date: September 2015

5. Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2016 from Martin Peeters, The Netherlands
The second commemorative Bi-metallic 2 Euro coin issued by Belgium in 2016. Besides the already announced last month, will be alluding to the Olympic Games
in Rio 2016, which just met will be dedicated the Foundation for Missing and Sexually Exploited Children, Child Focus.

6. Bi-metallic 5 Euro 2015 from Pabitra Saha, UK
Finland  Bi-metallic 5 Euro 2015, Volleyball issuedate 5th October

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 that are issued between 2015-2016 and have the same characteristics as the three previous series devoted to their regions.
The fourth coin dedicated to Volleyball, has been filed today, but will not be issued until next October 5th. 
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
Date: October 5
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 - October 5, 2015
Ice Hockey - 2016
Skiing - 2016
Football - 2016
Athletics - 2016
Ski Jumping - 2016

7. Bi-metallic Quiz Game #996….…by Jack Hepler, USA
The city of Vologda is located within the Oblast of Vologda and is commemorated on 2007 Russian Bi-metallic 10 Roubles. 
The Resurrection Cathedral is the featured image on this coin.  This cathedral is located in the Vologda Kremlin. 
Name the major river that passes through this Oblast.
City Coat of Arms           Resurrection 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 August prize is a Bi-metallic 2 Dollars of Canada or other suitable coin.

Bi-metallic Quiz question #995
When referring to the State of Mexico, what is the definition of the word, Edomex? 
Answer: Estado de Mexico

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