Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club

WBCC Newsmail 1164  1 December , 2018

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 20 Yuan 2018 from Taiwan….by Frans Dubois, The Netherlands
Taiwan issued a BU set 2018 with the Bi-metallic 20 Yuan 2018

2. Bi-metallic 20 Pesos 2016 from Mexico… Martin Peeters, The Netherlands
Here a picture of the Bi-metallic 20 Pesos 2016 from Mexico, commemorate 50th Anniversary of the Implementation of Marina Plan (1966-2016)

Quality:  Circulation
Metals:  Aluminum and copper nickel / aluminum bronze
Edge:  streaking discontinuous
Weight:  15.94 g
Diameter:  32.0 mm

3. Bi-metallic errors and false…….by Frans Dubois, The Netherlands
Last week I got some Bi-metallic 2 Euro errors. A friend brought a lot of coins to the bank and some were refused by the counting machine.
Probably there was something wrong…The first was a French Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2011 without the milled edge

The second was a false German Bi-metallic 2 euro 2002 with the wrong edge lettering:
RECMT instead of  RECHT


It seems that there are significantly more false German Bi-metallic 2 Euro coins but it is difficult to distinguish these from the real coins.
Also 2 Italian Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2002 with the wrong weight (7,9 gr instead of 8,5 gr).
The best way to see if the coin is real is to check the weight and the color. Also the edge of the coin can tell you more.

4. Bi-metallic 10 Rupee from India…….by Pabitra Saha, UK
Here are pictures of all issued 10 Rupee from India

5. Bi-metallic De La Rue Token on Ebay….by Paul Baker
The other day I saw a Bi-metallic token on ebay at…

This piece features what must be the logo of De La Rue, the company mainly known for the production of banknotes/papermoney.
You can see the company’s logo and their history at…
As well as the portrait logo of the company appearing on one side of the piece, a large “7” and the legend “BI METAL COIN” appear
on the other side and the date “1992” features on both sides. Also on both sides of the token, there is a pattern of lines that has some resemblance
to those on the French bi-metallic 10 Franc coins that were in widespread use in France in 1992. I have seen other De La Rue metallic advertising
pieces offered in the past, they were from an earlier period as compared

6. 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 Public Relations Centre: Max Aiello, Italy,
WBCC Focal Point: Martin Peeters, The Netherlands,
WBCC Website:

The WBCC will attend the following future International events:
* 48th World Money Fair 1-3 February 2019, Berlin, Germany