Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club
Newsmail #565

WBCC Newsmail 565 Volume 12, June 9, 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
this week, in Martin’s absence, by Cliff Anderson

Past Newsmails can be found at

Dear WBCC members and non WBCC members,
Welcome into the World of Bi, Tri and Quad-metallics. I hope you enjoy reading
this week's issue of the WBCC Newsmail. 

1.  This is the last week of Martin’s trip to Ecuador and the Galapagos, and by this time next week, he will be issuing WBCC Newsmail 566 on June 16.

2.  US Bimetallic Municipal Trade Tokens        ---        Cliff Anderson
As we have mentioned previously, the Canadian firm Eligi Consultants, Inc. (or sometimes called Bonavita) has issued numerous Municipal Trade Tokens for a number of years.  The cities, towns and communities featured in these picturesque trade tokens usually are commemorating various aspects of their history and culture.  Some of these communities have made their MTTs into a “good for” token, giving it a denomination.  Others have made their MTTs into eye-catching works of art, with clever designs inscriptions, mottoes and sayings.  And many have had Eligi make their MTTs to be outsized, enameled or even bimetallic. 
(See Eligi’s website at, which shows how comprehensive Eligi and its Bonavita Division are in making these MTTs, among other things.)
But since 2001, Eligi has also contracted with municipalities in the USA to issue purely American MTTs.  This prompted me to assemble what is a (hopefully comprehensive) listing of just US bimetallic MTTs. 
The size of this listing is too big to incorporate into this newsmail.  So Rod Sell has made a separate library page in the WBCC website.  Please click onto this link to see these bimetallic American MTTs:
Like the Canadian ones, these are all issued by or for small villages, and usually commemorated various historical anniversaries.  Note the anecdotal nature of the images.  I noticed how many commemorated potatoes and garlic:  Shelley, Lakeville, Gleason and Nyssa.  And trains and transportation seemed to another popular theme:  Meeker, Nyssa, Tye.  Lots of buildings:  Demarest, LaSalle, Hillsborough, Sugar City, Ft. Supply, Vici and Schofield.  And notice the reference to the 1930s baseball player, Carl Hubbell, in Meeker (also see  Plus other outdoor scenes, a couple of outline maps, and a couple of eagles.

3.  The WBCC Bi-metallic Quiz Game Jack Hepler, USA
The People's Republic of China issued a Bi-metallic 10 Yuan in 1999
commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Republic. The design features
six birds flying over the number 50.  What species of birds do these
appear to be?
a.  Sea Gulls.
b.  Ducks.
c.  Doves.
d.  Eagles.
Please send your answer to:
Note: See this coin and many others by visiting the WBCC website; .

4.  Answer to Bi-metallic Quiz Game question #564
A Bi-metallic coin was issued in 2000 that featured a horse and rider.
Which country issued this coin?
a.  Australia.
b.  Austria.
c.  Argentina.
d.  Algeria.
The correct answer for question #564 is a; Australia.

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 eight players in game #563 and the winner was Bertie van Haag, WBCC
member #261.

6.  New Bi-metallic images
This week’s new Bi-metallic image are shown at:
Jack Hepler and Ray Lockwood and family.
Italy error 500 L.

7. WBCC Sales Rod Sell, WBCC Sales pages Provider
Our new WBCC Sales page is now opened.
The items listed so far can be seen at:
Members are allowed to list up to 20 items for sale. Ten items can be changed each month. Sold items can also be replaced, at the same as the changed items.
If sellers will let me know when items are sold, I will place a SOLD next to the items on the page.  Members will be able to change up to 10 items, plus any sold items.

8. WBCC Auction Rod Sell, WBCC Auction Provider
I am accepting lots for Auction 84, which starts on the 7th of July.
The items listed so far can be seen at:
This will be the last auction that I will run.
Members can list up to twenty lots in the auction.
I would suggest members do not list the same lots they have in the For Sale page.

9.  WBCC Members Image Page – Rod Sell
We have a WBCC Members image page at
If you would like to be included.  Just email your image to 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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