Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club
Newsmail # 666

WBCC Newsmail 666 Volume 15, May 16, 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. The WBCC at the Open Day of the Royal Dutch Martin Peetersm WBCC Focal Point
Like every year the WBCC will be present at the Open Day of the Royal Dutch Mint in the Dutch city Utrecht. The date is Saterday June 13. So if you are in the Netherlands and in Utrecht that day, just visit the WBCCC booth at the Royal Dutch Mint.
2. Bi-metallic 500 Trenge 2009 from Pat Clay, USA
Kazakhstan has announced the issue of another commemorative bimetallic 500 Tenge coin. It shows the docking of the Soyuz and Apollo space ships. The composition is tantalum in a silver ring.  4000 will be minted in proof. Images can be seen at:

3. Bi-metallic coins from Allen Kwon, South-Korea
Korea has been national division, South-Korea and North-Korea. I wish that peaceful unification of North and South Korea quickly. Now, I introduce you two Bi-metallic coins, 1Won and 7Won. North-Korea has issued only two Bi-metallics. Common obverse design is Jung's Gymnasium and reverse is socialistic symbol. Mr.Jung was famous as economic man of Korea, the president of Hyundai. Althouh he was born in North-Korea, worked at South-Korea his whole life. He tried to improve economic interchange between North and South Korea. So, North-Korea built this Gymnasium to commemorate him. The center of 7won is composed of silver and ring is bass. 1won is composed of aluminum and bass. Diameter is 40mm.
4. Bi-metallic English market token......... by Cliff Anderson, USA
Here is another of those odd shaped tokens from the London market Covent Garden. This was made for M. M. Proctor who was a potato vendor, right up into the 1940s. Imagine having this one in your pocket!

5. Bi-metallic token in Martin Peeters, Netherlands
Never saw this Bi-metallic token before. In Ebay:
Who knows more about this one? Please let met know at:
6. Tri-metallics from Somalia in Martin Peeters, Netherlands
You don't see these ogten in Ebay: Tri-metallic 250 Shilling 2000
7. Bi-metallic medal from Rome in Martin Peeters, Netherlands


8. Bi-metallic Quiz Game Jack Hepler, USA

In 2005, Finland issued a 2 Euro to commemorative the 50th Anniversary of
the United Nations. The design incorporated the image of which creature?
a.  Eagle.
b.  Hawk.
c.  Swan.
d.  Dove.

See this coin and others at the WBCC website:
Please send your answer to:
Answer to Bi-metallic Quiz Game question #665
A snake appears on all of the Bi-metallic 100 Pesos commemoratives
produced by Mexico.  The snake appears in the National Coat of Arms.  How
many total snake images appear on the Oaxaca State coin?
a.  One.
b.  Two.
c.  Three.
d.  Four.

The correct answer to Bi-metallic Quiz Game question #665 is b Two.  This
was not intended to be a trick question but seems to have achieved that
end.  The Mexican Coat of Arms contains one snake and the Oaxaca Coat of
Arms includes the Mexican Coat of Arms giving it the second snake.

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 #664 Quiz Game winner is Meir Sapir, WBCC member
#296.  There were eight players in this game, seven of whom had the
correct answer.

9. The Super Quiz Question 3..... by Jack Hepler, USA

The Tree of Life is portrayed on the Bi-metallic one and two Euro of France. How many leaves are shown on the Tree of Life and what is the significance of that number? Give the designer's name and nationality.


10. New Bi-, Tri-, or Tetra-metallic Rod Sell, WBCC Webmaster


The new Bi-, Tri-, or Tetra-metallic images shown at:
* Kazakstan 2009 500 tenge
* Pope Medal
* GB Proctor Market token
* Singapore Studebaker

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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