Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club
Newsmail #465

WBCC Newsmail 465 Volume 10, July 09, 2005

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


Dear WBCC members and non WBCC members,
Welcome into the World Of Bi-metallics. I hope you find this week's WBCC Newsmail informative and interesting.

1. New WBCC Martin Peeters, WBCC Focal Point
We have 2 new WBCC members. Let me introduce them to you:
Name: Alexander Krotov (WBCC member #375), Russia
Homepage: (the main page of My Web-site),  (The section of my Web-site, devoted to bimetallic coins )
Age: 32
Profession: The expert on information technologies
Hobby:  Just Bi- and/or Tri-metallic coins and tokens of the world
Goal: Collecting, studying, information interchange. Development of an interactive database on Bi-metallic coins.
How did I know about the WBCC: From colleagues on hobby
Name: Igor Lotoszynski (WBCC member #376), Chile
Age: 35
Profession: Translator/Hotel Clerk
Hobby: World coins especially Bi-metallics
How did I know about the WBCC: I know some collectors who belong to the WBCC
2. My new E-mail António Rui Martins Marques, Portugal
Please read my new E-mail adress António Rui Martins Marques, WBCC member #220,
3. Bi-metallic 100 Pesos from Jack Hepler, USA
Zacatecas, Mexico
The Zacatecas coat of arms shows the scene of the founding of mining, which occurred on the 8th of  October of 1546. Also it has the image of the hill of La Bufa with a cross. Over it is a ribbon with the Latin phrase "LABOR VINCIT OMNA", motto of the city that in Castilian means "Through Labor all will advance". In the center appears the Virgin protector of the city, and at the feet of the Virgin is the monogram of King Felip II. The panel shows the principal founders of the mines at Zacatecas; Juan de Tolosa, Diego de Ibarra, Baltasar Temino de Banuelos and Capitan Cristobal Omate. In the upper part, the moon and sun are shown.
This coin and others of the series may be seen at the WBCC website:
Additional information about Zacatecas may be found at the FOTW website: http://www.crwflags/fotw/flags/mx
4. Bi-metallics Cliff Anderson, USA
One of many fascinating aspects of bimetallics is that we can always find new groupings or categories of bimetallic pieces.  One category of tokens that is not so well known is that of the bimetals that appear in the London or English market or commercial trade tokens between about 1890 and 1920.  One commercial and historical area that particularly featured many and varied trade tokens, some of which were bimetallic, is that of the Spitalfields Market. 
See for the Market's history and a listing of its tokens.  The listing of tokens in this comprehensive website unfortunately does not designate which of these numerous tokens are bimetallic.  There are also similar tokens from other nearby areas in London, such as Covent Garden and Billingsgate.
Here are the images of some of those bimetallic tokens.  Note how they have an initial or odd-sized plug inserted, instead of the round or concentric inner core.  The manufacturer (an outfit named R. Neal in London) seemed deliberate in making them in so many different shapes and sizes.  That's what makes them much more interesting and eye-catching than other trade tokens.
5. Bi-metallic Fantasy Jose Luis Ramirez, Spain
There are a new Fantasy Euros from La Padania (Italia) dated 2005.
The design of the reverses of the coins are from the International Mint of Torino. (1=1936,27)
The one Fantasy Euro coin obverse have the same design of the coin dated 2003
The two Fantasy Euro coin obverse have a portrait of Umberto Bossi.
The set dated 2003
6. Bi-metallic from British Virgin Jose Luis Ramirez, Spain
Look this new coin in the Pobjoy Mint webpage.
Search in:
Home Page - Coins - New Issues - British Virgin Islands Turquoise Inverted Swan 2005 Coin
You can see a Bi-metallic coin with a green titanium core and a gold ring.
7. The WBCC Bi-metallic Quiz Game Jack Hepler, USA
A plant of the Opuntia or Nopalea family sometimes goes by the common name of Nopal or Prickly Pear. What country features this plant in its official coat of arms and shows it on the Bi-metallic coins issued for circulation?
a. Argentina.
b. Brazil.
c. Mexico.
d. Peru.
Please send your answer to:
Note: See this coin and many others by visiting the WBCC website;
Answer to Bi-metallic Quiz Game question #464
The San Marino Bi-metallic 1000 Lira of 2001 shows doves in the design. Doves have been a symbol for peace for many years. How many doves appear on this San Marino coin?
a. 3.
b. 5.
c. 7.
d. 9.
Answer to Question #464 is answer "b,  5".

WBCC Quiz Game Jack Hepler, USA
A Bi-metallic prize will be awarded to a member who correctly answers the WBCC Quiz Game this week. If more than one member gets the correct answer, A random drawing will be conducted to select a winner. There were seven players in game #463 and the winner was Meir Sapir.

8. New Bi- or Tri-metallic Rod Sell, WBCC Webmaster
The new Bi- and Tri-metallic images shown at:
*  London Market Tokens

9. WBCC Auction 74 accepting Rod Sell, WBCC Auction Provider
I am accepting lots for WBCC Auction 74, which will start on the 6th August.
The  lots listed so far can be seen at:
Please email your lots to me at
Members can list up to 20 lots in each auction.  The members will be listed
in the sequence their first lot is received.  So list early and be near the
start of the page.  Please note no NEW bids will be accepted in the last hour of the auction.
There is no restrictions on rebidding on lots you have been out bid on.

"See you" next week  
Martin Peeters, Focal Point of the Worldwide Bi-metallic Collectors

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-metallics and exchange knowledge about Bi-metallics
WBCC Organisation:
WBCC Webmaster & Auction Provider, Rod Sell, Australia.
WBCC DoCu-Centre: Frans Dubois, Netherlands.
WBCC Public Relations: Cliff Anderson,USA.
WBCC Research Centre: Paul Baker, UK.
WBCC Developement Centre: Jack Hepler, USA.
WBCC ANA Focal Point: Ray Lockwood, USA.
WBCC Focal Point: Martin Peeters, Netherlands
WBCC Website
Bi-metallic Forum Page
The WBCC is sponsored at the World Money Fair 2005, , by:
Schuler Presses, Germany, and
The Portuguese Mint (INCM),


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