Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club
Newsmail # 647

WBCC Newsmail 647 Volume 15, January 3, 2009

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 3 new members. Let me introduce them to you:
Name: Aidan Work (WBCC member #473), New Zealand
Age: 32
Profession: Semi-retired
Hobby: Collect world coins, especially Bi-metallic coins (British Commonwealth)
Goal: To collect as many British Commonwealth Bi-metallic coins as possible, and to educate other collectors
How did I find out about the WBCC?: A link on websites, such as and
Name: Dawid Visser (WBCC member #474), South Africa
Age: 28
Profession: Collectibles dealer / businessman
Hobby: World coins and tokens including many Bi- and/or Tri-metallics
Goal: Educating and informing people more about numismatics in general.
How did I know about the WBCC: Word of mouth
Name: Miguel Mateo (WBCC member #475), Japan (original from Cuba)
Age: 36
Profession: Computer Management
Hobby: Euro collector, World Bi-metallic collector
Goal: To get all bi-metallic coins minted up to date, including gold/silver ones
Against: Amazon deforestation
How did I know about the WBCC: Through
2. Bi-metallic 5 Pesos 2008 Max Aiello, Italy
There is a variety of the Bi-metallic 5 Pesos 2008 Bicentenario de la Indipendencia "Francisco Primo de Verdad y Ramos". The first picture shows the coin with the two points containing the words ° MEXICO 2010 °. The second picture shows the coin without the two points. I have both of them, so we are sure about it.
3. Bi-metallic 1 Peso 2007 error from Martin Peeters, Netherlands
Saw in Ebay:
a Bi-metallic 1 Peso 2007 error from Mexico

4. Bi-metallic 2 Euro from Gregorz Stateczny, Poland
Looks to the Duchy of Luxembourg launches new topics (?) For coins of Bi-metallic 2-euro denomination. He now predecessors reigning Grand Duke?
Year 2009 to honor 90 anniversary of accession to the throne of Great Księżnej Charlotte
Capital coins is as follows:
800,000 units - the roller UNC
10,000 pieces - Coincard
10,000 pieces - a set of coins in circulation BU
2,500 pieces - a set of coins in circulation Proof
Wikipedia wrote / a:
Szarlotta (Grand Duchess of Luxembourg) 1896-1985
Grand Duchess 1919-1964
Maria Adelaide predecessor
Jan successor

Father William IV
mother Anna Maria of Portugal (1861-1942)

Szarlotta, properly Charlotte Aldegonde Elise Marie Wilhelmina (born 23 January
1896, in the Castle Berg - died. 9 July 1985) - Grand Duchess of Luxembourg.

Szarlotta was a great princess at the age of 23, 14 January 1919, when abdykowała her older sister - Maria Adelaide. Shortly after that, 22 September 1919, more than 77.8% of voters in the referendum supported the continued existence of the monarchy.

6 November 1919 married his cousin Princess Prince Felix of Bourbon-Parmeńskiego (October 28, 1883 - April 8, 1970). Rodzonymi their mothers were sisters, daughters of Michael and usurper king of Portugal, and Princess Adelaide Löwenstein-Wertheim-Rosenberg.

Their children were:
John, Grand Duke of Luxembourg in the years 1964-2000,
Elizabeth Hilda Zyta Anna Maria Antonia Wilhelmina Frederick Louis (born 1922), wife of Prince Francis Hohenberg (1927-1977),
Adelaide Maria Teresa Louise Wilhelmina (born 21 May 1924 at Castle Berg - died. 28 February 2007), the wife of the Silesian aristocrat, Count Charles Joseph Henckel von Donnersmarck, the son of Count V Lazarus, the last of Mr Castle in Nakle Silesian,
Maria Gabriela (born 1925), the wife of Count Knud Ledreborg-Holstein (1919-2001),
Charles (1927-1977), the husband of Joan Dillon, the daughter of C. Douglas Dillon, U.S. Secretary of the Treasury,
Alix Maria Anna Charlotta Gabriela Antoinette (born 1929), wife Marie Anton Joachim Lamoral 14 Prince de Ligne (1925-2005).
After the occupation of the country by the Nazi army 10 May 1940 duchess with his family went to London, thereby confirming the willingness to continue to fight alongside allies. Soon became a great authority in the occupied country, which has acted in one of the most resistance movements in the then Europe. Returned to their homeland in 1944.

12 November 1964 gave the throne to his son John (who during the war served in the British Army). Sam died from cancer.
5. Bi-metallic 5 Euro's from Gregorz Stateczny, Poland
Here are 2 Bi-metallics 5 Euro 2009 from Luxemburg:
* 5 Euro 2009, Castles Luxembourg - Vianden Castle

stamp: BU
Material: Ag 925/Nb
Diameter: 34mm
Amount: 7 500 pieces
Issue date: June 2009
Price: 75 Euro 

* 5 Euro 2009, Flora and fauna of Luxembourg - kestrel
stamp: Mirror
Material: Ag 925 / NG
Diameter: 34mm
Amount: 3 000 pieces 
Iissue date: October 2009
Price: 40 Euro
6. Bi-metallic 25 Euro 2009 from Martin Peeters, Netherlands
Here is a picture of the Bi-mrtallic 25 Euro 2009 from Austria commemorate the year of of Astronomy. Ring: Silver, Centre Nobium
7. Tri-metallics from Jose Luis Ramirez, Spain
Refering to WBCC Newsmail 645 item item 6 about the Tri-metallics from Turkey, this time they are made with brass and nickel. Only 24 hours for each auction. The seller sais these are test strike made in Germany.
Turkey 7.50.000 Lira 2001 Two Peacocks
Turkey 7.50.000 Lira 2000 Marionette Theater
Turkey 10.000.000 Lire 2001, Basketball
8. Bi-metallic Gaming Token from a Famous Cruise Paul Baker, UK
I have some metal gaming tokens for use on casinos on cruise ships but this.....
is the first Bi-metallic one that I have seen offered the ship for this one will be the Queen Mary 2, the ship company being
9. Bi-metallic Quiz Game Jack Hepler, USA

In Quiz Game #557, men were shown fishing on the Bi-metallic Five Kwacha coin of Malawi. How many fish may be found in the nets of the fishermen?
a. Three
b. Four
c. Five
d. Six
See this coin and others at the WBCC website:
Please send your answer to:

Answer to Bi-metallic Quiz Game question #646
The second state honored in the 2003 Mexican Bi-metallic 100 Pesos States series was Yucatan. The State of Yucatan is located on the Yucatan Peninsula. It borders the states of Campeche to the southwest, Quintana Roo to the east and southeast, and the Gulf of Mexico to the north and west. As a whole, the state is extremely flat with little or no topographic variation except for the Puuc hills, located in the southern portion of the state. The state Coat of Arms features what animal?
a. Turtle
b. Lion or Puma
c. Deer
d. Condor
The correct answer for Quiz #646 is c. Deer

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 #645 Quiz Game winner is Bertie van Haag WBCC member #261.  There were seven players in this game.
10. New Bi-, Tri-, or Tetra-metallic Rod Sell, WBCC Webmaster
The new Bi-, Tri-, or Tetra-metallic images shown at:
* Luxembourg 2009 bimetallicsAustria 2009 25 euro
* Turkey trimetallics now in brass
* Mexico 1 Peso errors. Image from ebay

"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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