Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club
Newsmail #586

WBCC Newsmail 586 Volume 12, November 3, 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: Iop Gio Batta (WBCC member #443), Italy
Age: 67
Profession: Retired (ex Agente di Commercio )
Hobby:World coins and tokens especially Bi-and/or Tri-metallics, Bi-and/or Tri-metallic especially Ecu and Euro coins., Bi-and/or Tri-metallic Gaming Tokens.
Goal: Expand my personal collection and exchange repeated items with other WBCC members.
How did you I about the WBCC: I have had previous contacts in the years 1998-1999 trough an ad which I had seen in a specialized magazine
Name: Jose Buscaglia (WBCC member #444), Chile
Age: 37
Profession: Engineer
Hobby: Circulating Bi- and/or Tri-metallic coins of the world
Goal: Enjoy the life with my family around the world
How did i know  about the WBCC: by looking for Bi-metallic coins list collectors.
2. Bi-metallic False Martin Peeters, Netherlands
The following message one could read in the R.C.C. Newsgroup:
Almost 20,000 false coins found 29 October 2007
BRUSSELS – 18,203 false euro coins have turned up in Belgium since the beginning of this year. That is a record high number, Het Laatste Nieuws reports The Royal Mint, which receives the false coins from police and money transport companies, says most of the forged coins are copies of the 2 euro coin. While only one counterfeit coin was discovered in 2002, it is expected that about 20,000 will turn up this year. 14,676 counterfeit 2 euro coins have already been found this year. Most of the coins are produced in Turkey and Italy. They can be recognised by difference in colour from genuine coins. They are also sometimes thinner and the edges may look different. Just one in 8,000 2 euro coins in circulation is a counterfeit.[Copyright Expatica News 2007]
3. Visiting a Martin Peeters, WBCC Focal Point
Next week, Sunday November 11th, I will visit an International coinshow together with Frans Dubois in the Belgium City Tienen. It is called "Numismatica Tienen" and many International coindealers (from Germany, France, The Netherlands, Belgium and more) will attend the show. So maybe we can meet some WBCC members.
4. Bi-metallic 10 Bath from Thailand Frans Dubois, Netherlands
In the large series of comm.10 Bath coins from Thailand there is again a new issue. The coin is issued for “Administration Court Association Meeting” It is nr 49 as commemoratives already!
5. Bi-metallic Fantasy Euro's from San Marino and Vatican Jose Luis Ramirez, Spain
I have obtained these Euro Fantasy coins from San Marino (200th Garibaldi)an Vatican City (80th birthday of Benedict XVI)
 San Marino
 Vatican City
6. Bi-metallic CoCo Cola Jose Luis Ramirez, Spain
I have obtained a new one Bi-metallic Coca Cola token from Brasil. The token are marked with letters NT. The meaning of NT is for: Niterói / Rio de Janeiro
7. Bi-metallic Fantasy Euro's from Jose Luis Ramirez, Spain
I have obtained these Bi-metallic Fantasy Euro's from a set dated 2006 and packed between two plastic sheets. I have in my collection one set of the same apparience from Vatican City. I have seen last week in Ebay Germany sets from Croacia, Malta and Gibraltar, the images are so bad to see the coins closely.
8. Bi-metallic Fantasy Euro's from Malta and Jose Luis Ramirez, Spain
I have obtained these 2 Bi-metallic Fantasy Euro's, dated 2008. One of them from Malta, the coin depict the Fort of Saint Angelo.
The other one is from Cyprus, the coin show an ancient ship named "Kyrennia".

9. Bi-metallic amusement Cliff Anderson, USA
Here is a bi-metallic token marked "Planet Frankie's Laser Adventure". It is the same on both sides. I cannot readily identify it location, but the person who sold it to me said it might be from Hawaii.
Does anyone have any other information on this item? Please E-mail me at if you have more information.
10. Bi-metallic Clemson, SC, parking Cliff Anderson, USA
Here is a Bi-metallic parking token isued by Clemson, South Carolina. Each one is worth 50 cents for one hour of parking in Clemson's new parking facility. The paw print on the token is for the Clemson football team, called the "Tigers", who have won six of their last eight football games this year.

11. Bi-metallic from Cliff Anderson, USA
Micronesia is one of those hard to find countries as far as Bi-metallics are concerned. Martin Peeters has listed 43 Bi-metallic pieces from the Federated States of Micronesia, all from 2004, and all commemorating U. S. presidents. But none of their images has been submitted for the newsmail. Here is one I recently acquired from China. Others can be seen in ebay items 160165935849 and 250173352535.
--Remark WBCC Focal Point: for the picture of these Micronesia Bi-metallics look at: (in the middle and at the end of the page)
12. Bi-metallic Jose Luis Ramirez, Spain
I have found these images in my hard drive disk (I store all the bi-metallics images that I have found) One of them have the image of one dolfin, the other one have the image of a horse with wings.
13. The WBCC Bi-metallic Quiz Game Jack Hepler, USA
In 2004, an unusual Bi-metallic coin was issued with 10 geometric sides. A palm tree is shown on this coin, issued by one of the poorest countries in Africa. Which country issued this Bi-metallic coin?
a.  Senegal
b.  Sierra Leone
c.  Somalia
d.  Somaliland
Please send your answer to:
Note: See this coin and many others by visiting the WBCC website; 
Answer to Bi-metallic Quiz Game question #585.
The saguaro cactus appears on the Bi-metallic 100 Pesos of Sonora, Mexico. This cactus may be found in regions of northern Mexico and southern USA. 
a.  Carnegiea Gigantea
b.  Yucca
c.  Prickly Pear
d.  Nopal
The correct answer for question #585 is d; Maple Leaf.

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 nine players in game #584 and the winner was Istvan Lukacs WBCC member #436.
14. New Bi-, Tri-, or Tetra-metallic Rod Sell, WBCC Webmaster
The new Bi-, Tri-, or Tetra-metallic image shown at:
* Clemson South Carolina, Parking Token
* Cyprus and Malta fantasy 2 euros
* Andorra fantasy 1 & 2 Europs
* Thailand 2007 10 baht Administration Court Association Meeting
* Micronesia $1 Roosevelt
* Amusement token from Planet Frankies
* Monaco Euro
* Tuning Dolphin and Pegasus tokens
* San Marino and Vatican Fantasy 2 Euros
* Brazil Coca Cola NT token


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 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:

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

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

* The 8th Northern Coin Event 2008, Saturday, September 20th, 2008, Assen, The Netherlands


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