Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club
Newsmail # 662

WBCC Newsmail 662 Volume 15, April 18, 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. A new WBCC Martin Peeters, WBCC Focal Point
We have a new WBCC members. Let me introduce him to you:

Name: Cliff LoVerme (WBCC mermber #482), USA

Webpage: (my local club page – I don’t have a personal one)

Age: 50

Profession: Electrical/Software Engineer

Hobby: World Ringed Bimetallic Coins

Goal: Have fun and learn history

How did I know about the WBCC: Another WBCC member (Bob Fritsch)

2. Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2009 from Martin Peeters
Italy will issue a Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2009 commemorating the 200th anniversary of Louis Braille’s birth. Issuedate September 30, 2009.
 <>3. Bi-metallic Medal from Allen Kwon, South-Korea
Have you ever heard a Korean Comapany, Poongsan?
The company pruduces 'coin blanks' and supplies it to not only Korea Mint but also many contries.
So, Poonsan holds 60 percent of the global coin market and many Euro coins also are made of the coin blanks of Poongsan.
If you want to know more infomation of Poongsan, you can refer this page.
Here is Bi-metallic medal of Poongsan.
Poongsan had made coin set including this medal to commemorative the anniversary of the founding at 2004 year. Obverse design is world map and reverse is the logo of Poongsan.
4. Bi-metallic Piedfort in Martin Peeters, Netherlands
An offer in Ebay one doesn't see often; A Bi-metallic 10 Sheqalim 1997 Piedfort from Israel in a set, A piedfort or piedforte is a coin of twice or more times the thickness of the currency coin;
5. Bi-metallic Carwash Token in Martin Peeters, Netherlands
Saw a special Bi-metallic Carwash Token from the USA in Ebay:
6. Bi-metallic Quiz Game Jack Hepler, USA

Which creature is incorporated into the design of the 2008 Bi-metallic 10 Rupees of India? (Note: This coin has not yet been released for circulation.)
a.  Lion
b.  Eagles
c.  Doves
d.  Elephants
See this coin and others at the WBCC website:
Please send your answer to:

Answer to Bi-metallic Quiz Game question #661
Luxembourg issued in 2009 a Five Euro Bi-metallic coin in its Flora and Fauna series. The composition is of sterling silver and gold thus it is unlikely one will find this coin in circulation.  What member of the "Fauna" family is shown on this coin?
a.  Lynx
b.  Deer
c.  Kestrel
d.  Weasel
The correct answer to Bi-metallic Quiz Game question #661 is c. Kestrel.

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 #660 Quiz Game winner is Leandro Del Vecchio WBCC member #336.  There were nine players in this game.


7. The Super Quiz Question 2..... by Jack Hepler, USA

There are two Euro issuing countries with names that appear similar. These 2 countries are geographically separated by another Euro issuing country.
A. What are the names of the 2 countries?
B. What is on the regular issue of the 2 Euro Bi-metallic coin of the country in between and what is the significance of that image?
(Question suggested by Hans Bucek)
The Super Quiz Winners will be listed at:
8. New Bi-, Tri-, or Tetra-metallic Rod Sell, WBCC Webmaster
The new Bi-, Tri-, or Tetra-metallic images shown at:
* Korean Bimetallic Medal POONGSAN coin blank maker
9. Bi-metallic tokens for sale or Oded Paz, USA
Oded has a few Bi-metallic tokens he acquired from Europe.
He would like to either sell them or trade them for actual Bi-metallic coins.
Please contact Oded via e-mail and let him know if you're interested in buying or trading.
Oded will send you scans of the tokens, for your review.
10. My offer of Bi-metallics from Datta Dharmadhikari, India
If you are requiring any coins of Rs.10 from India, I shall definitely give concession in rates. Please E-mail me at:

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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