Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club
Newsmail # 658

WBCC Newsmail 658 Volume 15, March 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.

The Super Quiz Question. Please read item 11.
1. New WBCC Martin Peeters, WBCC Focal Point
We have 2 new WBCC members. Let me introduce them to you:

Name: Waref Kumayha (WBCC member #479),  Lebanon

Age: 37

Profession: Accountant

Hobby: World coins and tokens icluding many Bi- and/or Tri-metallics

How did I know about the WBCC: Google Search


--Remark WBCC Focal Point: Waref is the first WBCC member from Lebanon


Name: Paulo Ferreira (WBCC member #480), Portugal

Age: 33

Profession: Firefighter

Hobby: World coins and tokens including many Bi- and/or Tri-metallics

Goal: 1 exemplar of each coin available

Against: Not much time

How did you I about the WBCC: Trough the Internet

2. Bi-metallic 2 Dollars Off-Centre from Frans Woons, Canada

I was able to buy an other off-centre Bi-metallic toony on eBay the other day. This error shows an eccentric hole in the ring. The plug is perfectly round. This in contrast to other off-centre toonies which show a centric hole and an oblong plug. This last type of other was created when the plug was either partially on top or partially below the ring when the planchet was struck. The last error is more common than the former. P.S. I’ve sent you similar images probably. Of a coin that showed a great eccentricity than this one.

3. Bi-metallic 2 Dollar 2009 specimen from Frans Woons, Canada

Here pictures of a Bi-metallic 2 Dollar 2009 specimen.


4. Bi-metallic 2 Fantasy Euro' Jose Luis Ramirez Monleon, Spain

I have found these two Euro fantasy Bi-metallic conmemorates the 10 anniversary of the Euro.

San Marino 2009 fantasy 10th Anniversary of the Euro

Monaco 2009 fantasy 10th Anniversary of the Euro

5. Bi-metallic medal from Allen Kwon, South-Korea
I introduce you rare medal from Korea.  It was included in '2000 Korea official mint. The medal was to commemorate the 50th anniversary of The Bank of Korea.  
In fact, Korea Mint(KOMSCO) had issued official mint set for only gift until '2000. Most of the set were only for foreign or government VIP to visit The Bank of Korea.
Mintage of the set was 15,000 units.
The medal has some special title in Korea. It is unique Bi-metallic medal in Korean official mint set. And it has 11-angle edges unusually.


6. Bi-metallic token from Stanislaw Bulawski, Poland

Here a scan new Bi-metalic token Scenery Park of Budnikow in Forest Marianska. Issued 5.500 pieces.


7. Bi-metallic medal from Regis Renard (President of Les Numismates de Bruxelles), France

Here are 2 pictures of a Bi-metallic medal commemorates Napoleon III wedding.


8. Bi-metalillic medal in Martin Peeters, Netherlands

An Interesting Bi-metalllic Religious Christ Medal in Ebay:

9. Bi-metallic Coal Scrip from the Jack Hepler, USA

Here is a scan of some Bi-metallic Coal Scrip from Linton, Indiana.


10. Bi-metallic Quiz Game Jack Hepler, USA

The State coat of arms of Coahuila de Zaragoza appears on the 2005 Bi-metallic 100 Pesos of Mexico. Three animal images may be seen on this coin. Which of the following animals is shown in the coat of arms?
a.  Horse
b.  Lion
c.  Snake
d.  Armadillo
See this coin and others at the WBCC website:
Please send your answer to:

Answer to Bi-metallic Quiz Game question #657
Andorra produced a Tri-metallic 5 Dinara 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

The correct answer to Bi-metallic Quiz Game question #657 is d. Nine.

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 #656 Quiz Game winner is Michael Ayrapetov, WBCC member #8. There were 12 players in this game.
11. 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)
12. New Bi-, Tri-, or Tetra-metallic Rod Sell, WBCC Webmaster
The new Bi-, Tri-, or Tetra-metallic images shown at:
* 11 sided Korean Bimetallic 2000 Mint Medal
* Poland token from Budnikow
* Napoleon III Wedding Medal
* Poland City of Zambrow token
* San Marino 2009 fantasy 10th Anniversary of the Euro
* Monaco 2009 fantasy 10th Anniversary of the Euro
* Spanish 2 Euro 10th Anniversary of the Euro.

"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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