Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club
Newsmail # 654

WBCC Newsmail 654 Volume 15, February 21, 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. Bi-metallic 10 Bath 2009 from Frans Dubois, Netherlands
Since a while there is again a new Bi-metallic 10 bath from Thailand. It commemorates the 125th Anniversary of Thailand Post.
2. Bi-metallic medal in Dutch coinset "Mintmasters of the Dutch Mint" Frans Dubois, Netherlands
Last weekend there was a special BU Coinfairset with the Bi-metallic 1 and 2 Euro 2009 and a Bi-metallic medal available at the Holland Coin Fair in The Hague. The set, issue limit of 3500, will also be available at the Day of the Mint on June.
3. Bi-metallic 5 Pesos 2008 from Martin Peeters, Netherlands
Refering to WBCC Newsmail 638 Item 3 and 4m here more info about the Bi-metallic 5 Pesos 2008 from MexIco.

Mexico announced a new series of 37 bimetallic circulating commemorative 5 peso coins to honor the 200th anniversary of Mexican independence from Spain and the 100th anniversary of the Mexican Revolution of 1910 to 1920. The coins are being released from 2008 to 2010.
The represented 13 heroes (so 13 Bi-metallics) in 2008 coins are:
Ignacio López Rayón
Francisco Xavier Mina
Mariano Matamoros
Carlos María de Bustamante.
Álvaro Obregón
Francisco 'Pancho' Villa
Ricardo Flores Magón
Heriberto Jara
José Vasconcelos
Hermenegildo Galeana
Francisco Primo de Verdad Y Ramos
Miguel Ramos Arizpe
Francisco J. Mugica

Please read also WBCC 647 Item 2, that there several 5 Pesos pieces without "dots"


4. Bi-metallic medals from South Allen Kwon, South-Korea
4. Bi-metallic medals from South Allen Kwon, South-Korea
Let me introduce Korean Bi-metallic medals to you. 'Insadong' is the traditional street in Seoul, Korea. Two commemorative Bi-metallic medals were issued for foreign tourists in 2008.
(Type I)
Obverse design is 'Dondaemun'. It means 'Eastern Big Gate' of the old Seoul city. Reverse is 'Sooseonjeondo'. It means 'Capital Map' of old Seoul city. The map was maden in 1825.
(Type II)
Obverse design is big brush. It symbolized the importance of the first start. Reverse is the street and alleys of Insadong. The alleys are described in a shape of veins of a leaf.
5. Bi-metallic MTT's from Poland (1) Stanislaw Bulawski, Poland
Here scans of new Bi-metalic MTT's from city:
a)  Zakopane 2 x 10 Dutkow issued each 7500 pieces
b) Bierun 1 Valentain Pound issued 5000 pieces
set cities over riwer Wisla:
a) Wisla 1 Pound issued 5000 pieces
b) Ustron 1 Pound issued 5000 pieces
6. Bi-metallic MTT from Poland (2) Stanislaw Bulawski, Poland
Here a picture of a new Bi-metallic MTT from city Chelmno 7 walentynek 2009, dim 27mm, issued 20.000 pieces
7. Tri-metallic offer in Ebay (1) Martin Peeters, Netherlands
Here is a Tri-metallic offer in Ebay you don't see often. A Tri-metallic 25 Ecu 1992 with one side sandblasted.
8. Tri-metallic offer in Ebay (2) Martin Peeters, Netherlands
Here is a Tri-metallic offer in Ebay you don't see often. A Tri-metallic 250 Shillings 2000 commemorate Berlin Wall.
9. Bi-metallic offer in Martin Peeters, Netherlands
Here is a Bi-metallic offer in Ebay you don't see often. A Bi-metallic Gold/Silver 10 Ecu 1990 from Belgium.
10. Bi-metallic Quiz Game Jack Hepler, USA

The first three coins in the Japan 47 Prefectures Coin Program have been released. These coins are Bi-metallic 500 Yen. The three Prefectures so honored are Kyoto, Hokkaido and Shimane. The coin of Hokkaido features a building with mountains in the background. How many snowflakes may be found in the design field of this coin?
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 #653
The 2004 Bi-metallic 5 Somoni of Tajikistan commemorates the 10th Year of the Constitution. Featured in the design is the country coat of arms. Above a rising sun and rays is a crown. How many stars are shown above the crown?
a. Three
b. Five
c. Six
d. Ten
The correct answer to Bi-metallic Quiz Game question #653 is 5, 7, 10 or 12 depending on how the question is interpreted. Anyone answering with one of these is given credit for the correct answer. There are five stars directly above the crown but there are seven stars in the arch over the crown. There are also five stars in the clouds above the crown, thus there could be four correct answers. I'll try to avoid this kind of ambiguity in the future.

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 #652 Quiz Game winner is Gabor Toth, WBCC member #80. There were ten players in this game.

11. New Bi-, Tri-, or Tetra-metallic Rod Sell, WBCC Webmaster
The new Bi-, Tri-, or Tetra-metallic images shown at:
* Poland City of Chelmno
* Zakopane 2 x  10 Dutkow
* Bierun   1 Valentine Pound
* Wisla    1 Pound
* Ustron  1 Pound

* Korea 2008 Tourist Medals

"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:

* Open Day of the Royal Dutch Mint, Saterday June 13, 2009, Utrecht, The Netherlands

* 9th Northern Coin Event 2009, Saturday September 19, 2009, Assen, The Netherlands, 

* 6th Coin Event Numismatica Herentals, Sunday December 13, 2009, Herentals Belgium, http://

* 39th World Money Fair, January 29 to 31, 2010 in Berlin, Germany

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