Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club
Newsmail # 663

WBCC Newsmail 663 Volume 15, April 25, 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. New WBCC Martin Peeters, WBCC Focal Point
We have 2 new WBCC members. Let me introduce them to you:
Name: Patrick Raffin (WBCC member #483), France
Age: 55
Profession: Software engineer
Hobby: Included the Bi- and Tri-metallic coins in my hobby
Goal: Exhaustivity
How did I know about the WBCC: Internet
Name: Rony Ghose (WBCC member #484), India
Age: 24
Profession: Post Graduate Student & Businessman
Hobby: World coins including many Bi- and/or Tri-metallics
Goal: To complete Republic of India year/mint mark set of all circulation coinage.
Against: Bullion coins & NCLTs
How did I know about the WBCC: Internet
2. Bi-metallic 10 Rupees 2006 from Dattatraya Dharmadhikari, India
One more Rs.10 Bi-metallic coin dated 2006 with design of Cross has been released. Here a photos.
3. Bi-metallic offer from India in Martin Peeters, Netherlands
India Bi-metallic 10 Rupes 2006 and 2007
4. Tri-metallics 250 Shillings 2009 from Martin Peeters, Netherlands
Saw in Ebay some Tri-metallics 250 Shillings date 2009 from Somalia. I think they are produced at the London mint in the United Kingdom.
5. Encased 10 Cantavos 1942 from the Dominican Jack Hepler, USA
Here is a scan of an encased 10 Centavos  1942 of the Dominican Republic. This was sent to me by WBCC member Bertie van Haag.
The ring is uniface with the radiating design apparently hand scribed; the spacing is not consistent. And the ring looks hand made as well, and may have been made from another coin but I can't read the lettering. This specimen could be unique.
6. Bi-metallic Medal from Allen Kwon, South-Korea
Korea Mint(KOMSCO) has issued not only currency but also stamp. So, the public corporation has participated in Korean Stamp Exhibition. Those who visited the exhibition at 2006 year could receive this Bi-metallic medal.
<>Reverse design is same with 5th medal of WBCC Newmail #657. Obverse design is Chinese characters that mean delight and luck.
7. Bi-metallic Inlay from Pat Clay, USA
France has announced the issue of a new bimetallic issue, a 1oz bullion issue with a nominal value of 200 Euro. It is gold with a 'black gold' inlay.
Details and images can be seen at:
8. Bi-metallic plated from Pat Clay, USA
Australia has announced a selectively plated 1oz silver $1 coin.
Details can be seen at:
9. Bi-metallic Quiz Game Jack Hepler, USA
A deer is incorporated in the design of several of the Bi-metallic 100 Pesos commemoratives produced by Mexico. Deer may be found in nearly all of the Mexican states, but the deer is NOT found in the design of which of the following states Coat of Arms?
a.  Baja
b.  Baja Sur
c.  Sinaloa
d.  Yucatan
See this coin and others at the WBCC website:
Please send your answer to:

Answer to Bi-metallic Quiz Game question #662
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.  Lions
b.  Eagles
c.  Doves
d.  Elephants
The correct answer to Bi-metallic Quiz Game question #662 is a. Lions.

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 #661 Quiz Game winner is Gabor Toth WBCC member #80.  There were nine players in this game.


10. 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:
11. New Bi-, Tri-, or Tetra-metallic Rod Sell, WBCC Webmaster
The new Bi-, Tri-, or Tetra-metallic images shown at:
* Somalia 2009 250 Shillings
* India 2006 10 Rupees
* France 2009 200 Euro
* India 10 Rupees 2006 & 2007
* Encased 1942 Dominican Republic 10 centavos
12. My Bi-metallic Pabitra Saha, UK
<>Now I have sufficient quantity of Bi-metallic 2 Rupees India 2006 Noida mint with Unity in Diversity design. I would like to swap with my friends of WBCC as 1 to 1 against Bi-metallics. SInce I have more than 170 Bi-metallic coins and I collect by variety only (mint marks and year do not matter), those members who are interested in swap may contact me directly on my address. My address is

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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