Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club
Newsmail # 659

WBCC Newsmail 659 Volume 15, March 28, 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. WBCC and Martin Peeters, WBCC Focal Point
The following I recived from Olivier Fournier, Président des "Amis de l'Euro"
I would like to inform you about our special “Bulletin Numismatique” about Les Amis de l’Euro and more especially about our trip in Berlin. One page of the “Bulletin Numismatique” deals with WBCC (page 13).
2. Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2009 from Jacek Stącel, Poland
It is already shown occasional Bi-metallic 2 Euro from Slovakia. Issue of November 17. Published on the occasion of 20 anniversary of the battle for freedom and democracy.
3. Bi-metallic 2 Dollar 2009 from Frans Woons, Canada

Here is an images of the Bi-metallic 2009 silver toony. Typically the Royal Canadian Mint strikes the toony in four qualities every year: In “proof” quality.

<>The coin consists of two pieces of metal: a sterling silver (92.5 % Ag + 7.5 % Cu, by weight) ring and a gold plated sterling silver plug (gold is found on the obverse, reverse, and edge).  The “proof” coin is usually part of the “proof” set.

In “specimen” quality”.  In base metals.  Part of a “specimen” set.

In the quality “uncirculated”.  In base metals.  Part of an “uncirculated” set.

In the quality “business strike”.  In base metals.  For circulation.

There is a deviation from the usual pattern in several years


4. Bi-metallic 5 Zloty 2009 from Jacek Stącel, Poland

Here is a scan of the 5 Zloty 2009 from Poland


5. Bi-metallic 10 Rupees from Muralee Kumar, India

As per Reserve Bank Of India circular soon 2 new Circulation Bi-metallic 10 Rupees coins with the themes Unity In Diversity&Connectivity&Information Technology will be issued  soon.The coins will weigh 7.71gm and a diameter of 27 Millimeters.The outer Ring is of Aluminium Bronze and core of Cupro-nickel. The exact date of issue is not specified.


6. Bi-metallic MTT from Stanislaw Bulawski, Poland

Here is a scan of a new Bi-metalic token from city Krakow


7. Bi-metallic medal from Allen Kwon, South-Korea
Here is Bi-metallic medal in '2000 coin set of Nonghyup Bank.

<>The bank made it not for sell but for presentation. When customers joined some kind of fixed deposit, the bank gave this set in acknowledgment of the joining. Obverse is mascot of Nonghyup Bank and reverse is emblem of it.


8. Bi-metallic from Czech Republic in Martin Peeters, Netherlands

One doesn't see this often, the Bi-metallic 2500 Korun 2004 Czech Republic 2500K Gold-Silver


9. Bi-metallic in Martin Peeters, Netherlands

Never saw this before:


10. Bi-metallic Quiz Game Jack Hepler, USA

Rice in the plant produced for more people in the world than any other grain. This plant is in the grass family of the genus Oryza and is raised for food in all continents except Antarctica. What countryproduced a Bi-metallic coin in 1996 to honor the production of rice?
a. Cambodia
b. The Philippines
c. Sri Lanka
d. Thailand
See this coin and others at the WBCC website:
Please send your answer to:

Answer to Bi-metallic Quiz Game question #658
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
The correct answer to Bi-metallic Quiz Game question #658 is b. Lion.

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 #657 Quiz Game winner is Yossi Barzelay, WBCC member #72. There were 11 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:
* 2009 Slovakia 2 Euro.
* Korean Bimetallic 2000 Nonghyup Bank Medal
* Poland token from Tomaszow Lubelski
* Austrian Medal
* Poland token from Krakow

"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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