Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club
Newsmail #551

WBCC Newsmail 551 Volume 12, March 3, 2007

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- and Tri-metallics. I hope you enjoy reading
this week's issue of the WBCC Newsmail. 

1. A new WBCC Martin Peeters, WBCC Focal Point
We have a new WBCC member. Let me introduce him to you:
Name: Andrzej Kasprzycki (WBCC member #424), Poland
Age: 58
Profession: Seaman/Master Mariner/Sea Pilot
Hobby: World Bi-and Tri-metallics coins, medals, tokens, including gaming tokens/and encased coins also.
Goal: Increasing my knowledge and Bi-metallics collection
How did I know about the WBCC: from my friend Jacek Stącel, WBCC member #419
2. Bi-metallic token from Martin Peeters, Netherlands
Schuler Pressen in Germany did struck 16 Bi-metallic tokens. I obtained from Ebay number 17 Commemorate 75 Years Ford, open day 2-9-2009. Here is the picture
3. Bi-metallic Medal from Rod Sell, Australia
Via an E-mail from José Meriño (Supervisor Mesa de Ayuda Internet SII), I received a picture of a new Bi-metallic Medal 2006 from Chile. 263 Anniversary of the Chile Mint.
4. Bi-metallic counterfeit from Martin Peeters, Netherlands
one can read:
Counterfeit Phillipipnes circulation discovered
On 17th October 2006 a joint operation of agents of the Philippines National Bureau of Investigation [NBI] and the Philippines National Bank [BSP] raided premises in Valenzuela City. They found counterfeit coins with a face value of five million peso and the equipment for manufacturing counterfeit coins. A Taiwanese national, who lived in Valenzuela City, was arrested on suspicion of manufacturing and distributing counterfeit coins.
The counterfeits and equipment were found in premises rented by the arrested suspect. The seizures included mainly fake 10-peso coins
with a small number of fake 5-peso coins. The seized equipment included "stamping machines", an air compressor, coin counters, a "packaging and polishing machine" and a "set of P5 cliché or electrotype plate" [It is assumed this means coinage dies].
The NBI said the suspect had been producing counterfeit coins since April 2006. They claimed he said his operation could make five million pesos worth of counterfeit coins per week. The profit was about 50 pesos for every batch of coin with a face value of five hundred peso. At just over ten percent this seems to be remarkably low by international standards. The NBI estimated that up to 120 million peso worth of counterfeit coins could be in circulation.
The BSP issued a memorandun ( on the 20th October 2006 describing the characteristics of the counterfeit coins. Both the 10 and 5-peso counterfeit coins were described as having a low relief and a coarse appearance with surface bubbles. The 10-peso counterfeit was described as magnetic, differing from the genuine bi-metal coin that is made of non-magnetic aluminium bronze and cupro-nickel alloys.
[Sources: Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas, The Manila Times, Manila Standard Today, ABS-CBN, Sun.Star, and Daily Mirror]
5. The WBCC Bi-metallic Quiz Game Jack Hepler, USA
In 1982, the first of many modern circulation Bi-metallic coins was introduced. The picture on this coin may be seen in real life at the Quirinale Square. The statuary which forms the focal point of the picture, is an obelisk surrounded by statues of horses. Which country produced this beautiful Bi-metallic coin?
a.  France
b.  Italy
c.  Vatican City
d.  San Marino
Please send your answer to:
Note: See this coin and many others by visiting the WBCC website;
Answer to Bi-metallic Quiz Game question #550
The "King of the Alps" appears on the Bi-metallic 2007 Swiss 10 Francs. What best describes the King of the Alps?
a.  Ibex
b.  Elvis
c.  Lance
d.  Golden Eagle
The correct answer for question #550 is a; Ibex.

6. 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 12 players in game #549 and the winner was Meir Sapir, WBCC member #296.
7. New Bi- or Tri-metallic Rod Sell, WBCC Webmaster
The new Bi- and Tri-metallic image shown at:
*  Australian Numismatic Society 2007 members free medal. Commemorating the 75th Anniversary of the Sydney Harbour Bridge
* ANS Sydney Harbour Bridge Medals with copper and brass centers
* Chile Mint Medal
* Brazillian Vending Coka Cola Tokens
* Thailand 10 baht Centenary of Kings Guards
* Germany encased pfennig: Spare bei der Kreissparkasse zu Glatz 1910 - 1935
* Poland medal 2001 "European Philatelic Exhibition EURO - CUPRUM 2001 POLAND
* Poland 2005: Tokens To dotyczy Ciebie Das Betrifft dich, with different coloured 1
8. WBCC Auction 83 acceptong Rod Sell, WBCC Auction Provider
I am accepting lots for Auction 83 which starts on the 7th April 2007 with WBCC Newsmail 555. The lots listed so far can be seen at:
Please email your lots to me at Members are allowed to list up to 20 lots in each auction.
9. Bi-metallic Jordanian Error Mahdi Bseiso, USA
I am writing a very comprehensive book on all Jordanian coins and banknotes, which I have been working on for the past couple of years. I anticipate to publish it later this year. I am looking for any collectors who have error Jordanian Bi-metallic coins that they are willing to share pictures of, for the book. I would need to obtain high resolution (300+ dpi) photos of each side. If you can help me, please E-mail me at:


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 will attend the following future International events:

* World Money Fair 2008, February1 to 3, 2008 at Berlin in the Estrel Convention Center, Germany,

* Open Day of The Royal Dutch Mint 2007, June 9th. 2007, Utrecht, The Netherlands

* 7th Northern Coin Event 2007, Saturday, September 15th 2007, Assen, The Netherlands


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