Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club
Newsmail # 635

WBCC Newsmail 635 Volume 14, October 11, 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 from Alex Zlotin, Canada
Turkey will issue redesigned 50 kurus and 1 lira Bi-metallic coins on January 1, 2009:
2. Bi-metallic mistrike 2 Pounds from the Frans Dubois, Netherlands
Saw in Ebay:
UK, 2 Pound 1998 mistrike
3. Bi-metallic mistrike 500 Lire from Frans Dubois, Netherlands
Saw in Ebay:
Italy 500 Lire mistrike
4. Bi-metallic mistrike 10 Kwacha from Martin Peeters, Netherlands
Saw in Ebay:
Malawi 10 Kwacha 2006 mistrike
5. Bi-metallic 50 Pesos error from Jacel. Stacel, Poland
Saw in Ebay:
Chile, 50 Pesos 2005 error
6. Bi-metallic British Market Cliff Anderson, USA
Here's another Bi-metallic market token from England.  It is a copper oval token, worth 2 shillings, from "Benj. Clegg" in "Covent Garden & Midland Depot", London.  Note the diamond shaped brass insert in the middle of the piece, and the letter "B" punched out.
A 1987 British "Catalogue of Covent Garden Market Tallies" by Neil B. Todd, describes the piece:  "Benjamin Clegg was a potato salesman, 12 Somers Town (Midland) Goods Station, [1909]   ... 1911~1924..., and a fruit salesman, 26 Neal Street, Long Acre, [1914]...1919~1924."
According to the Token Corresponding Society in Britain, there were many hundreds of these metal market tokens issued by as many merchants in the early 1900s in Birmingham, Worcester, and in at least nine market districts in and around London.  These tokens are very diverse in their patterns, designs and denominations, but only a few were manufactured as bimetallic. 
WBCC members who know of others such Bi-metallic market tokens are invited to submit their information, please E-mail me at:
7. Bi-metallic from Ancient Philip Chang
Here's a 1500-year-old Bi-metallic coin that one can begin to bid for $55:
8. My Bi-metallic Joe Slusher, USA
I've been searching for a number of years for the bimetal 5 cent piece from The Southern Mining Company at Balkan, KY.  Is there a way for me to utilize your club to try to locate this piece? When you can help, please E-mail me at:
9. Bi-metallic Quiz Game Jack Hepler, USA
As seen above, The Galapagos Islands issue of the Bi-metallic Cinco Dolares has incorporated into the design, a tortoise. The tortoise belongs to the scientific class of Reptilia, Order of Testudinata. To which family of creatures does the tortoise belong?
a. Batrachoididae
b. Bufonidae
c. Liliaceae
d. Testudinidae
See this coin and others at the WBCC website:
Please send your answer to:

Answer to Bi-metallic Quiz Game question #634
The Rwanda coat of arms is featured on the Bi-metallic 100 Francs dated 2007. In the center is a basket imposed on a gear or cog wheel. A sun shines above the basket and a square knotted rope surrounds the design elements. Flanking the basket are two plants. One is sorghum. What is the other plant?
a. Olive
b. Coffee
c. Palm
d. Laurel
The correct answer for Quiz #634 is Coffee.

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 #633 Quiz Game winner was Andrzej Kasprzycki, WBCC member #424.

10. New Bi-, Tri-, or Tetra-metallic Rod Sell, WBCC Webmaster
The new Bi-, Tri-, or Tetra-metallic images shown at:
* GB  oval token Benj. Glegg
* Galapagos 2 & 5 dolares
* Turkey 2009 50 kurus & 1 lira
11. My Bi-metallic Joel Anderson, USA
2 new Bi-metallic coin were recently issued for the Galapagos.
The 5 Dolares is a 31.75mm ringed bimetallic picturing a Galapagos Tortoise on one side and the Galapagos arms on the other.  The outer ring is an aluminum-bronze alloy, the inner plug is nickel.
The 2 Dolares is a 28mm ringed bimetallic picturing a Flightless Cormorant on one side and the Galapagos arms on the other.
The outer ring is nickel, the inner plug is an aluminum-bronze alloy.
The coins were issued as part of an eight coin set of 2008 dated non-circulating Galapagos coins. The set also includes the 1, 5, 10, 25, 50 Centavos and 1 Dolar and features native wildlife. 10,000 sets were minted.
The 5 Dolares is available for USD 9.00, the 2 Dolares for USD 8.00, or the entire 8 coins set is available for USD 29.95 from Joel Anderson.  Please add $3 postage (both U.S. and International orders). Payment may be made by American Express, VISA, MasterCard, Discover, Personal Check, Money Order or Paypal (pay to
Joel can be reached by e-mail at, through his website, by mail at PO Box 365, Grover Beach, CA 93483 USA or by telephone at 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:
WBCC Web-Log:

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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