WBCC Newsmail 581 Volume
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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. Bi-metallic 5 Euro 2007 from Finland....by Jacek Stacel, Poland
Here is a picture of the new Bi-metallic 5 Euro 2007 from Finland, commemorate
90th Anniversary Independence of Finland
2. Bi-metallic 10 roubles 2007 from Russia...by Jacek Stacel, Poland
Emision date of 10 Roubles 2007 01.10 2007, Series: Ancient Russian
Towns, Vologda, Veliky (Great) Ustyug and Gdov
3. Bi-metallic fakes from Russia........by Stan Suslov, Russia
Just look at pictures. Somebody take real Bi-metallic 10 rouble, take off
brass center and put another coin instead. Finally I think that it's not
a fake, but may be some kind of token for some specific purpose.
4. Bi-metallic from Ghana...by Paul Baker, UK
Here is a real picture of the Ghana Bi-metallic 1 Cedi 2007. The flan seems
quite similar to that used for the Canada Bi-metallic 2 Dollar coin.
5. Bi-metallic US trade token.........by Cliff Anderson, USA
This Evans Console Line Bi-metallic token was submitted by Scott Ironside.
This Evans Console Line $3.50 Bi-metallic token is one of 8(!) denominations
in the "Console Line" style of tokens made by H. C. Evans & Co. The denominations,
including the $3.50, are as follows, with their values (and higher rarities
correlated to the higher values) as shown in David E. Schenkman's "Bimetallic
Trade Tokens of the United States", page 59.
Schenkman's book was published in 1990, and it seems logical that those values
may have risen since then and it seems logical that those values may have
risen since then.
$3.50, B (= $5 - 10)
$5.00, B (= $5 - 10)
$5.50, C (= $10 - 15) "denomination incuse"
$10.00, C (= $10 - 15)
$17.50, D (= $15 - 25)
$20.50, D (= $15 - 25) "denomination incuse"
$23.50, D (= $15 - 25)
$50.00, D (= $15 - 25) (note that this face value is greater than the catalog
Schenkman comments: "Although this company was located in Chicago, the tokens
were used in gambling machines in various parts of the country."
The counterstamped number "No. 5004" is typical of the Evans tokens. I don't
know why they were numbered, but we might surmise that there was a limit
to them, surely not more than 10,000.
I have always been fascinated by the odd denominations of these and 3 other
kinds of Evans' gaming tokens, called "Evans' Black Diamond" and even better,
"Evans' Bang Tails Winter Book", and "Evans' Galloping Dominos". It
must have been fun playing those gaming machines.
These may not be that rare, but they do not show up too often.
The Evans Winter Book version goes with what is called a "horserace antique
console slot machine, circa 1939". These are further described at
Also check out our images in the WBCC library at http://wbcc-online/tokens/us-tokens/ustradec/htm.
And there are other Evans sites you can find with a Google search.
--Remark WBCC Focal Point:
David Schenkman's "Bimetallic Trade Tokens of the United States" has 2 issues,
both dated 1990;
The first is the regular red covered.
In 2000 I visited the ANA and I met David Schenkman in person. He gave the
special white covered limited edition, 25 pieces. I've got number 24. and
David wrote some words in it:
6. Tri-metallic offer in Ebay........by Jose Luis Ramirez, Spain
I saw 2 Tri-metallics medals offered in Ebay:
7. Bi-metallic Fantasy Euro's.......by Jose Luis Ramirez, Spain
Finally I have got this coin. The reverse is the same used in the new Bi-metallic
Fantasy Euro's from Malta, Cyprus and Slovenia that I have posted in the
last WBCC Newsmail 580 item 4.
8. Bi-metallic Fantasy Euro's............by Jose Luis Ramirez, Spain
I have found this image in an Ebay auction. The reverse is the same used
in the Vatican Fantasy 2 Euro, commemorate Treaty of Rome.
9. The WBCC Bi-metallic Quiz Game #581.......by Jack Hepler, USA
The male of this animal is called a bull, the female is a cow and the young
is a calf. But a group of these animals is called a "crash". This is a rhinoceros.
The image of a rhinoceros is found on the Bi-metallic coin of which of the
Please send your answer to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Note: See this coin and many others by visiting the WBCC website; http://www.wbcc-online.com
Answer to Bi-metallic Quiz Game question #580.
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?
The correct answer for question #580 is d; Five.
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 six
players in game #579 and the winner was Jose Luis Gil Marroquin Lencioni,
WBCC member #428.
10. New Bi-, Tri-, or Tetra-metallic images...by Rod Sell, WBCC
The new Bi-, Tri-, or Tetra-metallic image shown at:
* Ghana 2007 1 Cedi
* Russia 2007 Ancient Towns
* Finland 2007 5 Euro*
* Mexico 2007 100 Pesos from Tamauliras & Tabasco
* Trimetallic medal
* Monaco 2E Treaty of Rome
* US Trade Tokens from H.G. Evans & Co. of Chicago
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 Webmaster: Rod Sell, Australia, email@example.com
WBCC Auction/Sales Pages Provider: Rod Sell, firstname.lastname@example.org
WBCC DoCu-Centre: Frans Dubois, Netherlands, email@example.com
WBCC Public Relations: Cliff Anderson, USA, firstname.lastname@example.org
WBCC Research Centre: Paul Baker, UK, email@example.com
WBCC Developement Centre: Jack Hepler, USA, firstname.lastname@example.org
WBCC Focal Point ANA Conventions: Ray Lockwood, USA, email@example.com
WBCC Focal Point: Martin Peeters, Netherlands, firstname.lastname@example.org
WBCC Website: http://wbcc-online.com
WBCC Web-Log: http://wbcc.web-log.nl/
The WBCC will attend the following future International events:
* 7th Northern Coin Event 2007, Saturday, September 15th 2007, Assen,
The Netherlands http://www.muntmanifestatie.nl
* International Coin Event 2007, Sunday, December 9th 2007, Herentals,
* The World Money Fair, February 1 to 3, 2008 in Berlin, Germany