Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club
Newsmail #581

WBCC Newsmail 581 Volume 12, Sepetmber 29, 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. Bi-metallic 5 Euro 2007 from 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 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 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 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 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 value)
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 Jose Luis Ramirez, Spain
I saw 2 Tri-metallics medals offered in Ebay:
7. Bi-metallic Fantasy Euro' 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' 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 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 following countries?
a.  Malawi
b.  Mali
c.  Mozambique
d.  Namibia
Please send your answer to:
Note: See this coin and many others by visiting the WBCC website; 
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?
a.  Three
b.  Five
c.  Seven
d.  Nine
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 Rod Sell, WBCC Webmaster
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 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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