Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club

WBCC Newsmail 1228   April 18 2020

Composed with help from WBCC members from all over the world of the Worldwide Bi-metallic Collectors Club (WBCC)
and weekly published by Martin Peeters, The 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 stories……….by Frans Dubois, The Netherlands
In this time of crisis, there is little news for the WBCC Newsmail. It might be an idea to look up in your collection that Bi-metallic 
that is special for you or has a special story to tell.
I propose to write an article about this special Bi-metallic and add a photo. In this way we can take note of the special  Bi-metallics 
in each others collection. I look forward to the various contributions! E'-mail to

2. My Bi-metallic story……….by Paul Baker, UK
 Thisbbi-metallic token is an example of a British market token. There is an abundance of British market tokens types, they are generally
from the late 1800s to about the 1960s. Many are from London markets such as Covent Garden and Spitalfields. I would suppose they
might be difficult to come across elsewhere in the world, but they are not too hard to find here. Some of the types are Bi-metallic, the inner
part of those types usually being a relatively complex shape e.g. a letter. These pieces were all made many years before the mass
bi-metallic circulation coins.
The piece shown here is one of the more interesting examples I have amongst my few bi-metallic market tokens. It is brass with dark copper insert.
The company name is “DANIELS & WHITE”. Park Street, London, which is mentioned as their address, is in south east London, on the south bank
of the River Thames, near to Southwark Bridge. The maker’s named on the token, per the smaller lettering to each side, is R. Neal, 49 & 50 Percival
Street, London, E.C. This company made a great number of market tokens (hundreds of types), some types were bi-metallic. This particular address
for R. Neal dates the token to between 105 and 125 years old. So quite an old bi-metallic piece. A listing of over 30 different Bi-metallic British
market tokens appeared in WBCC Newsmail 893, item 6.

3. Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2021 from Portugal……by Martin Peeters, The Netherlands
Sources from the Portuguese mint, INCM, have confirmed to me that the Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2021 commemorative Bi-metallic that they planned
to issue during the month of June under the name "Portuguese participation in the Olympic Games" will be issued in 2021, with the same design.
and the only change of the year that appears in it.

4. Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2020 from Cyprus….by Martin Peeters, The Netherlands
The Bank of Cyprus announces the issuance of a commemorative Bi-metallic 2- Euro 2020 as a reason to celebrate its "60th Anniversary of Independence",
 a coin whose issue volume is unknown but which is announced for the month of November. The Republic of Cyprus proclaimed its independence from the
United Kingdom on August 17, 1960.

5. Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2020 from Vatican City….by Pabitra Saha, UK
Here a picture of the Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2020 from Vatican City commemorate Beethoven

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:
* 50th World Money Fair January 29 till 31, 2021, Berlin, Germany