Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club
Newsmail #576

WBCC Newsmail 576 Volume 12, August 25, 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, Tri and Quad-metallics. I hope you enjoy reading
this week's issue of the WBCC Newsmail. 

1. New WBCC Martin Peeters, WBCC Focal Point
We have 2 new members. Let me introduce them to you:
Name: Chidambaran Kishnamoothy (WBCC mener #437), India
Age: 50
Profession: Bank Executive
Hobby: World coins especially Bi- and/or Tri-metallics
Goal: World Bi- & Tri-metalic coins
How did you know about the WBCC: friends
Name: George Watson (WBCC member #438), USA
Age: 62
Profession: Logistics Management Specialist, Retired
Hobby: World coins, currency, and exonumia (tokens, medals, and whatever); including many Bi- and/or Tri-metallics
Goal: Continue to learn, acquire information and understanding, participate in discussion; and enjoy life
Against: Ignorance
How did you know about the WBCC: Was informed about WBCC while working, as part of a team, to get the Virginia encased quarter project completed
2. Bi-metallic pattern from Michael Kaplan, USA
An interesting new Bi-metallic pattern from Uzbekistan. Obviously they used the Bi-metallic planchets they had for the former uzbek mint tokens, i.e. magnetic outer part (nickel?). it has same design as the 100 som coin of 2004 (commemorating 10 years of so'm currency). compared to the regular coin, it's smaller (25.5mm) in diameter and thicker (2mm).
3. Bi-metallic Fantasy Euro from Jose Ramirez, Spain
Look at this ebay auction
Is an essai coin from Monaco with the portrait of the Princess Grace.
4. Bi-metallic "Tuning" Paul Baker, UK
I recently acquired a second "Tuning Electronic Entertainment " Bi-metallic gaming token for my collection it - the design comprises primarily of the portrait an American Indian on one side and the company logo of "Tuning Electronic Entertainment" on the other side. Already in my collection I had a very similar piece - only it has a king (as from a pack of cards) instead of the American Indian design. Both pieces are of the same size and materials. The diameter of both is 25mm. Does anyone have other pieces from this company ? If you know please E-mail me at:
5. Bi-metallic Mistrike from Wolfgang Schuster, Austria
Here a picture of a Bi-metallic 20 Piastres 2006 misstrike (a bit off center to the northeast) form Sudan showed up on ebay.
it is a clear misstrike and NOT a subtype. Normal strike scan with thanks from Paul Baker
6. Bi-metallic Inlay from Hans Bucek, Zwitserland
I have on hand a "semi Bi-metallic" NCLT coin, 200 Euro 1997 Deutschland. Semi because only one side is Bi-metallic, called Kinebar. Item is minted by the Dutch mint and comes in a black velvet presentation box. 10 x 10 x 2,5 cm. Here are the details:
Material: 999 silver 5 troy ounces (155.5 grams)
Diameter: 65 mm
Material Kinebar: 999 gold
Weight Kinebar 2 grams
Diameter Kinebar: 15.8 mm
The golden inlay shows the Euro E and stars around as a hologram
Quantity struck: 1'000 pieces in proof-like condition
7. The WBCC Bi-metallic Quiz Game Jack Hepler, USA
Nine coats of arms appear on the Bi-metallic coins of Austria issued before 2002. An image of the eagle appears on four of those Coats of Arms. How many images of an eagle may be seen on these Bi-metallic coins?
a.  Four
b.  Six
c.  Eight
d.  Ten
Please send your answer to:
Note: See this coin and many others by visiting the WBCC website;  Answer to Bi-metallic Quiz Game question #575
The coat of arms of which state listed below, contains the image of what appears to be a shark on the coin but according to some sources, is tuna?
a.  Puebla
b.  Sinaloa
c.  Sonora
d.  Federal District
The correct answer for question #575 is c; Sonora.

WBCC Quiz Game Prize

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 #574 and the winner was Massimiliano Aiello, WBCC member #73.

8. New Bi-, Tri-, or Tetra-metallic Rod Sell, WBCC Webmaster
The new Bi-, Tri-, or Tetra-metallic image shown at:
* Uzbekistan 2004 100 som pattern
* Germany 200 Euro with gold Kinebar inlay
* Tuning Entertainment tokens
* Middle Earth medal


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 Auction/Sales Pages Provider: Rod Sell,
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 Focal Point ANA Conventions: Ray Lockwood, USA,
WBCC Focal Point: Martin Peeters, Netherlands,
WBCC Website:
WBCC Web-Log:

The WBCC will attend the following future International events:

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

* International Coin Event 2007, Sunday, December 9th 2007, Herentals, Belgium

* The World Money Fair, February 1 to 3, 2008 in Berlin, Germany


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