Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club
Newsmail #580

WBCC Newsmail 580 Volume 12, Sepetmber 22, 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 a new member. Let me introduce him to you:
Name: Ken Sultana (WBCC member #441), USA
Age: 50
Profession: High School teacher, previously in finance (MBA)
Hobby: World coins especially Bi- and/or Tri-metallics
How did I know about the WBCC: Google search
2. WBCC and the 7th Northern Coin Event 2007, by Martin Peeters, WBCC Focal Point
Last Saturday September 9, Frans Dubois and myself attented with a WBCC booth the 7th Northern Coin Even 2007 in the Dutch City Assen. This event was a great succes, even more coindealers than last year and more visitors, more than 2000, a record. For the Netherlands is this amount of visitors unique. There is no coin show with more visitors.
Speaking with organizer of the show and WBCC member Wouter Beerekamp, he told me that next year the 8th edition will be held, and offcourse the WBCC wil be present. A picture of the 2 representives of the WBCC can be seen in new image page.
One of the visitors had a present for me, an Encased Spanish 5 Pesetas 1975, in the ring is the text: "Reincorporacion International De Espana" and "Respecto A Los Derechos Humandos (Respect of Human Rights)
Frans Dubois pointed me to an Ebay offer: where you find the same Encased piece
3. Bi-metallic 2 Euro from Rob Kooy, Netherlands
The Financial Ministry of Finland have unveiled a picture of another 2 € commemorative, to be issued next December on the occasion of the 90th anniversary of Finnish independence. Mintage will be 2,000,000 pc.
The design is by Reijo Paavilainen, and is titled "Common Rhythm".
4. Bi-metallic Fantasy Euro' Jose Ramirez, Spain
There are a three new Bi-metallic Fantasy Euro's from Slovenia Malta, Cyprus and Slovenia.You can see the images in these Ebay auctions
5. Bi-metallic fakes from Stan Suslov, Russia
Just for fun - I've found these bm fakes made by hand from common russian coins.
6. Bi-metallic trade token from the USA, Yankee, Brad Weaver and Cliff Anderson, USA
These four trade tokens are listed as item 190154720979 on Ebay.
David E. Schenkman, in his "Bimetallic Trade Tokens of the United States" book, page 143, lists all four of these as being tokens for the Yankee Mercantile Co., the company store for the New Mexico Colorado Coal & Mining Co., in Yankee, NM.
Schenkman valued each of those 4 denominations, 5 cents, 25 cents, and 50 cents, at $10-15 each, but that was in 1990, when Schenkman published his Bimetallic token book. (There is one other Yankee denomination listed by Schenkman, 10 cents, which  has the same design and the same catalog value.)
Like  most of the venues of those old mining tokens, the mining town of Yankee no longer exists. Yankee was (maybe "is", if there is any trace of it left as a "ghost town") almost at the Colorado border, 6 miles east of  Raton, NM, on Route 72.  Apparently the company operated between 1904-1921. The design on the tokens does indicate "Pat. July 1899", but this which appears on all the stock tokens manufactured probably by S. D. Childs and Co. So this does not mean that the Yankee company existed in 1899.
7. Bi-metallic bogus 2 Pound 2006 from Martin Peeters, Netherlands
If you take a look at
you can see pictures of Bogus 2006 Guernsey 2 Pounds Lancastrian Kings. Here I have a picture of a piece I could obtain the at 7th Northern Coin Even 2007 last Saturday
8. The WBCC Bi-metallic Quiz Game Jack Hepler, USA
The Bi-metallic 5 Zlotych of Poland has also been in circulation since 1994. On one side is the Eagle, the other shows the denomination. Surrounding the numeral, 5 are incuse leaves of the Quercus or oak tree. How many leaves are shown on each Bi-metallic 5 Zlotych?
a.  Three
b.  Five
c.  Seven
d.  Nine
Please send your answer to:
Note: See this coin and many others by visiting the WBCC website;  .
Answer to Bi-metallic Quiz Game question #579.
The Bi-metallic 2 Zlote of Poland has been in circulation since 1994. On one side is the Eagle, the other shows the denomination. Surrounding the numeral, 2 are two incuse leaves. From which species of tree do these leaves most likely come?
a.  Acer
b.  Ilex
c.  Juglans
d.  Quercus
The correct answer for question #579 is d; Quercus.
Note:  According to a member from Mexico, the correct answer for question #578 was "Bull". Those who answered with this answer will receive credit for a correct answer.

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 11 players in game #578 and the winner was Max Aiello, WBCC member #73.
9. New Bi-, Tri-, or Tetra-metallic Rod Sell, WBCC Webmaster
The new Bi-, Tri-, or Tetra-metallic image shown at:
* US Trade Tokens from Yankee Mercantile Co. of new Mexico.
* Russian fakes. Image from Stanislav Suslov
* Finland 2007 2 Euro

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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