Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club
Newsmail # 641

WBCC Newsmail 641 Volume 14, November 22, 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 2 Euro 2009 from San Marino and Vatican Gerhard Schoen
The 2 Euro 2009 commemorative coin of San Marino will be dedicated to the European Year of Creativity and Innovation 2009
The 2 Euro 2009 commemorative coin of the Vatican City State will be dedicated to the International Year of Astronomy (IYA) 2009.
2. Bi-metallic 2 Pound 2009 from the Jacek Stącel, Poland
Here is a picture of the Bi-metallic 2 Pound 2009 from the UK, Charles Darwin
3. Bi-metallic 10 shekel 2008 in sets from Frand Dubois, Netherlands
News from the Israel Mint is the announcement of the BUset 2008 and the Hanukka BUset 2008 in December. Both sets have a Bi-metallic 10 shekel coin. The difference is the small Hanukka lamp on the 10 shekel in the Hanukka set.
4. Bi-metallic Unusual Trade Cliff Anderson, USA
Bob Dalley of the West Jordan Historical Museum, in West Jordan, Utah (, inquired about the WBCC listing of this unique Bi-metallic trade token:
These tokens appear in David E. Schenkman's 1990 book "Bimetallic Trade Tokens of the United States", on page 69. Schenkman describes the following item:  "GOLD MEDAL DAIRY, SALT LAKE CITY (UT)   /  (Tokens are aluminum with copper or brass centers)"
 Then three variations of this Gold Medal Dairy token are described: 
"G105a: 1/2 PT. CREAM OR QU. SPECIAL MILK (octagonal)  C"
"G105b: PINT MILK OR QT. BUTTER MILK (scalloped)  C"
"G105c: QUART MILK  C"
The letter "C" at the end of each of the descriptions indicates that Schenkman placed the value of each variation at between $10.00 and $15.00.  There is no specific information as to the date(s) of these tokens, though most of the ones in Schenkman's catalog were manufactured from 1899 through the 1920s.
5. Bi-metallic Quiz Game Jack Hepler, USA
The 2003 Armenian Bi-metallic 500 Dram pictures an eagle and lion holding a shield. The shield design incorporates the symbols of wheat and olive representing the Armenian principles of goodwill and peace. In addition to these symbols, the upper right portion of the shield shows a bird that represents the Armenian Royal House of the Arsacids.
What bird is this?
a. Dove
b. Rooster
c. Double headed eagle
d. Falcon
See this coin and others at the WBCC website:
Please send your answer to:

Answer to Bi-metallic Quiz Game question #640
Only one country has the word, EURO designed into both sides of the Bi-metallic 2002 One Euro.  Which country?
a. Austria
b. Belgium
c. Finland
d. France
The correct answer for Quiz #640 is a.  Austria.

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 #639 Quiz Game winner was Leandro Del Vecchio, WBCC member #336
67. New Bi-, Tri-, or Tetra-metallic Rod Sell, WBCC Webmaster
The new Bi-, Tri-, or Tetra-metallic images shown at:
* Mexico 2008 5 Pesos
* UK 2009 2 pound
* US Milk Token
* UK 2009 2 pound


"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:

* 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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