Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club
Newsmail # 657

WBCC Newsmail 656 Volume 15, March 14, 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.

The Super Quiz Question. Please read item 8.
1. Bi-metallic 2 Dollar 2009 from Frans Woons, Canada
Here images of the 2009 Bi-metallic “toony” as found in uncirculated sets
2. Bi-metallic 2 Euro from Spain Jose Luis Ramirez, Spain
Spanish Bi-metallic 2 Euro coin X anniversary EMU The coin is available in the central bank offices. One member of the Spanish forum reported an image with two coins: one of them with a bigger stars than the other one
3. Bi-metallic 5 Pesos 2009 from Jose Luis Ramirez, Spain
You can look the first Bi-metallic 5 Pesos dated 2009 in this Ebay auction:
The coin is from the serie: 100 years of the Revolution, the man is Filomeno Mata

4. Bi-metallic from China in Martin Peeters, Netherlands
Saw some Bi-metallic in Ebay from China. If you have some pocket money left....




5. Bi-metallic medals of Currency Museum from Allen Kwon, South-Korea


Here are pictures of Bi-metallics of the Currency Museum of Korea is located in annex of Korea Mint (KOMSCO). It sells two Bi-metallic medals for visitor.
(Type1), Obverse is the building of Currency Museum, Reverse is old stamping machine .

(Type2), Obverse is 'Byuljeon', a kind of Korean old special coin, Reverse is also old stamping machine and 'Sangpyungtongbo', Korean old coin.


6. Bi-metallic from Pat Clay, USA

Canada has issued a proof silver dollar selectively plated with gold for the centennial of the Montreal Canadiens. Link with images at:


7. Bi-metallic Quiz Game Jack Hepler, USA

Andorra produced a Tri-metallic 5 Diners in 1999 to acknowledge the 21st century. This coin had a silver center surrounded by a brass ring that was surrounded by a silver ring. The coin incorporated many design elements including the sun, moon and stars. On one side, the letters ANNV MM were inscribed with dove images between the letters. How many doves may be found on this coin.
a.  Six
b.  Seven
c.  Eight
d.  Nine
See this coin and others at the WBCC website:
Please send your answer to:

Answer to Bi-metallic Quiz Game question #656
In the first Mexican States series of Bi-metallic 100 Pesos coins, the State Coat of Arms of was incorporated into the design. California Baja Sur Coat of Arms shows a shield with four fish encircling the shield, one on each of the four sides. What is the sea creature in the center of the shield?
a.  Jelly Fish
b.  Scallop
c.  Shark
d.  Octopus
The correct answer to Bi-metallic Quiz Game question #656 is Scallop.

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 #655 Quiz Game winner is Tom Galway, WBCC member #68. There were 12 players in this game.
8. The Super Quiz Question..... by Jack Hepler, USA
The SUPER Bi-metallic QQ, which stands for Super Bi-metallic Quiz Question, is the brainchild of Hans Bucek. It has been suggested at various times, in various places but the concept came together following the 2009 Berlin World Money Fair. The idea is to create questions that require some study, research, knowledge or closer examination of a Bi-metallic coin. These are planned to be challenging questions and will only be created once each month for inclusion in the WBCC Newsmails for that month. 
Correct answers will be given greater credit (three points versus one point for the weekly question) and added to the tally each month. For example; Player Joe correctly answers each of the weekly questions for the month and also correctly answers the SUPER Bi-metallic QQ. Thus he gets four (or five) points plus three for a total of seven (or eight). If Player Joe only answers the weekly questions he gets four points while Player Bill, who only played the SUPER QQ gets three points. So Joe wins the special award. But if Bill answered one of the weekly questions plus the SUPER QQ (four points total), he gets the special award because he took on the more challenging question. The special award will be a Certificate from the WBCC Focal Point, awarded only to the monthly winner. A second award will warrant anadditional prize.

The question for March 2009 is:
Super QQ #001. In 1994, Argentina introduced a Bi-metallic One Peso coin for general circulation. In 1995, these pesos were minted in three other countries for use in Argentina. One of these mints produced large quantities of coins with an error, and these coins were put into circulation along with the correct coins. What was the error and which country produced these coins?  (Die rotation is not considered an error for the purpose of this question)
9. New Bi-, Tri-, or Tetra-metallic Rod Sell, WBCC Webmaster
The new Bi-, Tri-, or Tetra-metallic images shown at:
Canada 2009 $2
* Korean Bimetallic Museum 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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