Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club
Newsmail # 672

WBCC Newsmail 672 Volume 15, June 27, 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 Tetra-metallics. I hope you enjoy
reading this week's issue of the WBCC Newsmail, edited this week and for
the next  week by Jack Hepler. Please read the June Super Quiz

1. WBCC Newsmail Jack Hepler
Please notice: Martin Peeter's vacation ends June 27.  Please send any
new information regarding Bi-, Tri- and Tetra-metallics  to Martin;

2. New Charlotte, NC Bi-metallic Martin Peeters, WBCC Focal Point
This information was provide by Sean Moffatt:
"I have attached a picure of the new Charlotte (North Carolina) parking / Trolley token. These are composed of a brass ring and a stainless steel center and have a diameter of 22.86mm. The mintage was 5,000 units. These were minted by Moffatt & Co. Extreme Custom Minting of Eureka Springs, AR.
 These tokens should be available soon from the city of Charlotte Department of Transportation.
The web address is:

Sean Moffatt
Moffatt & Co.

Ed: Please see this item and others at the WBCC Website:

3.  Bi-metallic Egyptian Wolfgang Schuster, Austria
M(ax). Wehr brought the attached Egyptian Bi-metallic 5 pounds pattern strike to my attention.
Price is in the Eur 1900.- range.
(ed) View this item and others at the WBCC Website:

4.  Japanese Bimetallic 500 Antonio Mateo
(Prefecture) Nigata.  Obverse design: A pair of Japanese Crested Ibises and Rice Terrace.
(ed) View this item and others at the WBCC Website:

5. Kazakstan Bimetallic 500 Antonio Mateo
Obverse: the image of ancient silver coin dirkhem which is dated back XIII c. was minted by local court of Almaty city;
the face value of the coin 500 Tenge; 2009 means the year of coinage REPUBLIC OF KAZAKHSTAN.

Reverse: the image of another side of the ancient numismatic rarity; and "COIN OF ALMATY" the name of the coin; Ag 925 31,1 gr. means metal, standard of coinage and weight; the logo of the National Bank of Kazakhstan; the century of this coin usage "XIII.

A scan may be seen on the WBCC Website:

6. Bi-metallic medal of Allen Kwon, Korea
A scan may be seen on the WBCC Website:

7. Bi-metallic coin of Antonio Mateo
The Banque centrale du Luxembourg has the pleasure to announce a new series of
silver-niobium collector coins dedicated to the “Castles of Luxembourg”. The first coin
of this series shows the “Castle of Vianden” The edition is limited to a maximum of
7.500 units. Each blister is individually numbered.
Minted in “Proof-like” quality by the Mint of Austria, this coin is available as from June
30, 2009 at the price of 75 € at the counters of the BCL, 43, avenue Monterey, L-
2163 Luxembourg (opening hours: Monday - Friday, 10.30 a.m. - 4.00 p.m.).
The coin is also available, with additional shipment costs, in the Internet shop (eShop) to
access either via the BCL homepage ( or via the following address: All products can be ordered as well at the Numismatic Section of the
BCL via mail, fax: (+352) 4774 – 4994 or e-mail:

(ed) View this item and others at the WBCC Website:

8.  Bi-metallic 5 Pesos of Jose L. Ramirez, Spain
I have obtained these images for the coins dated 2009 from Mejico
(ed) Images shown are Jose Maria Cos, Carmen Serdan, Filomeno Mata, Andres Molina Enriquez, and Pedro Moreno.
(ed) View this item and others at the WBCC Website:

9. Zambia Bi-metallic 1000 Martin Peeters, Focal Point
Saw in Ebay:  Zambia Bi-metallic 1000 Kwacha 2009, several pieces
New to me.  Not Legal Tender I guess
(ed) Images shown: Common side: Queen Elizabeth II.  Reverse: Demetrius Vikelas, Sigfred Edstrom, Arery Brundage, Mihael Morris Killanin, Juan Antonio Samaranch.
Note from Paul Baker:  Anyone making such pieces without permission takes a bigger risk than usual if including the 2012 logo on the pieces. They like to think they have tight control on permissions for any items with the 2012 logo.
We cannot be sure of the status of these until someone finds out more information. I sent a question into the page.
I looked on ebay... there were some bi-metallic pieces that were not 2012 related... such as...

10. Bi-metallic Quiz Game Jack Hepler, USA
The week continues the quiz series called, "Whose Face". Whose
face appears on the 2000 Bi-metallic 20 Dollars of Jamaica?

See this coin and others at the WBCC website:
Please send your answer to:

Answer to Bi-metallic Quiz Game question #671.
Whose face appears on the 2001 Bimetallic Ten Roubles of Russia?
The correct answer to Bi-metallic Quiz Game question #671 is
Yuri Gagarin.

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 #670 Quiz Game winner and subsequent will be announced later.

11. The Super Quiz Question 4... by Jack Hepler, USA
One of the most beautiful Bi-metallic coins consists of a copper plated
steel ring around a brass plated steel center.  It was introduced in
Europe as a circulation issue in 1993.  What architectural feature is
incorporated on this coin?  Where is this located and what is Nepomuk?

12. New Bi-, Tri-, or Tetra-metallic Rod Sell, WBCC Webmaster
The new Bi-, Tri-, or Tetra-metallic images shown at:
*Zambia 2009 1000 Kwacha
*Mexico 2009 5 Pesos
*Korea 2002 World Cup medal
*Japan 2009 500 Yen  Nigata
*Kazakhstan 2009 500 Tehre
*Charlotte 2009 token
*South Georgia 2 pound token
*Bangladesh 5 taka pattern
*Jack Hepler presenting VNA President John Koebert an encased 2009 1 cent
*Schuler Pressen Token
*Poland MTT from Zambrow
*Poland MTT from Staszicow

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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