Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club
Newsmail # 630

WBCC Newsmail 630 Volume 14, September 6, 2008

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 trade tokens from the Cliff Anderson, Anderson. USA
The WBCC image library ( ) contains a large section that lists US Bi-metallic trade tokens. That listing is actually in 4 sections arranged alphabetically by state, and is maintained by WBCC member Joe Kocian ( ). This 4 section listing is adopted from the book "Bimetallic Trade Tokens of the United States" by David E. Schenkman.
These tokens were fashioned in a wide variety of sizes, designs, shapes, values (some even signed by issuing company officers), and were issued by bars, pool halls, cigar stores, coal & lumber companies, mills, restaurants, general & grocery stores and fraternal organizations.
But most were constructed with a brass ring encircling an aluminum center. No matter how varied and interesting the individual pieces were in their designs, over time the brass and aluminum would inevitably discolor and corrode, making the pieces look a bit drab (in my opinion). Only occasionally would there be pieces made that had a copper core instead of  aluminum, which changed the eye appeal of the token.
Here are two contrasting examples. The token on the right is the brass and aluminum (obverse and reverse), and the one on the left is brass and copper.
The Moreton & Helms Lumber piece was issued in Cold Springs, MS, where that compnay existed between 1880 and 1907.
The West Kentucky Coal Company was in Earlington, KY between 1925 and 1958, where it was the focus of controversies and strifes between management and the coal miner labor union.

2. Unusual Bi-metallic in Martin Peeters, Netherlands
I saw an unusual Bi-metallic in Ebay:
3. Bi-metallic mistrike from Chile in Martin Peeters, Netherlands
Saw in Ebay
the following mistrike from Chile
4. Bi-metallic Car Wash Paul Baker, UK
I don't remember seeing this one before...
5. Bi-metallic Quiz Game Jack Hepler, USA
The Region of Sverdlovsk or Sverdlovsk Oblast is a Federal Subject of Russia. Its location places it on the border between Europe and Asia, mostly in Asia. Its administrative center is the city of Yekaterinburg. Former Russian president Boris Yeltsin was born in the village of Butka of Sverdlovsk Oblast. In 2008, a Bi-metallic 10 Roubles was issued that highlighted Sverdlovsk. The design incorporates the image of what animal?
a. Lion
b. Sable
c. Horse
d. Bison
See this coin and others at the WBCC website:
Please send your answer to:

Answer to Bi-metallic Quiz Game question #629
Animals, birds and fish are favorites among coin designers. Of the many animals on coins, horses are among the most plentiful subjects. Which country incorporated the image of three horse heads in the design of its 1993 Bi-metallic coin?
a. Albania
b. Algeria
c. Australia
d. Austria
The correct answer for Quiz #629 is Algeria.

WBCC Quiz Game Prize
A Bi-metallic prize will be awarded for the correct answer. If more than one member gets the correct answer, a random drawing will be conducted to select a winner. The #628 Quiz Game winner was Gabor Toth, WBCC Member #80.
6. New Bi-, Tri-, or Tetra-metallic Rod Sell, WBCC Webmaster
The new Bi-, Tri-, or Tetra-metallic images shown at:
* USA Trade Tokens 
* Chile error 2006 100 peso
* USA Joel Anderson $3 trade token
7. Bi-metallic Trade Token Martin Peeters, Netherlands
Joel Anderson (WBCC member #11) has just issued his own Bi-metallic token "Good for $3 in Trade".
The 28mm token has a nickel-plated outer ring with a 18mm brass (CDA230) center plug. It has a partially reeded edge. The obverse features a frosted facsimile of a Chinese K'ai Yuan cash coin on the plug. The Kai Yuan coin was issued by the Tang Dynasty in China from 618 to 907AD and serves as the logo for Joel Anderson's world coin business.  Around the ring are the  words
"JOEL ANDERSON  BOX 365 GROVER BEACH CA 93483"  The reverse has the legend "GOOD FOR THREE DOLLARS IN TRADE"  on the ring and the denomination on the plug. The tokens were struck by Moffatt & Co. Inc. of Eureka Springs, Arkansas. The mintage is 1000 pieces. The tokens are available from Joel Anderson at their face value of 3.00 USD plus postage. Please add $1 postage for tokens sent to a United States address and $2 postage for tokens sent to other nations. Joel may be contacted and paypal payment made to, or through his website at   Moffatt & Company may be contacted by e-mail at or through their website at
Joel Anderson
Interesting World Coins & Paper Money
PO Box 365
Grover Beach, CA 93483-0365  USA
phone/fax: 1 805 489 8045

"See you"next week,
Martin Peeters, Focal Point of the Worldwide Bi-metallic Collectors Club

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:
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The WBCC will attend the following future International events:

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

* 5th Coin Event Numismatica Herentals, December 14, 2008, Herentals Belgium,

* The World Money Fair, February 6 to 8, 2009 in Berlin, Germany

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