Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club
Newsmail # 677

WBCC Newsmail 677 Volume 15, August 1, 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. Please read the Super Quiz Question.

1. A new WBCC Martin Peeters, WBCC Focal Point
We have a new WBCC member. Let me introduce him to you:
Name: Héctor Jahil Zaldívar García (WBCC member #494), Mexico
Webpage: under construction
Age: 27
Profession: Computer Engineer
Hobby: Mexican Coins and Bi- and/or Tri-metallics of the world
Goal: Mexican coins, principally from XX century to date, and the prettiest bi / tri metallic world coins
How did I know about the WBCC: watching in internet
2. Bi-metallic 5 Pesos 2009 from Martin Peeters, Netherlands
Refering to WBCC Newsmail 675 item 5 about the Mexico 5 Pesos 2009 there is a 7th piece, depicting Luis Cabrera
3. Bi-metallic fake South Georgia and the South Sandwich Martin Peeters, Netherlands
Refering to WBCC Newsmail 673 item 8 about the Bi-metallic 2 Pound 2008 from the South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands, I received an E-mail from John Smith, General Manager Pobjoy Mint


The Government of South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands has been alerted to the existence of a collection of nine metallic pieces depicting various UK places and which purport to be coins issued by this Administration. The obverse of these apparently Bi-mMetallic pieces carries an effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the wording South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands and the date 2008.

Reverse images recorded are Chester Penny, Edinburgh, Horse Guards of London, Lincoln Cathedral, The Tower of London, Westminster Abbey, Westminster School, Windsor Castle, and York Castle Museum

The Government of South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands wishes to state categorically that these Bi-metallic pieces should be treated as fakes for the following reasons:

a. They have been issued without the authority of the Administration.

b. No legislation exists to allow for coins to be produced under the name of South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands which are Bi-metallic or base metal, dual plated.

c. Such designs have not been presented to Buckingham Palace for approval by Her Majesty The Queen as is required for all coin designs of the Administration which bear Her Majesty’s effigy on the obverse.

d. Copyright for the image of Her Majesty used on these fake pieces rests with Ian Rank-Broadley FRBS FSNAD and this uncouped image has been licensed exclusively for use by Pobjoy Mint Ltd which company confirms that it has not produced these items.

The Administration of South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands takes this matter very seriously and will, in conjunction with Pobjoy Mint Ltd and the relevant external Authorities, take all actions possible to identify the producers of these fake items and welcomes any information from any party who may be able to assist in tracing said producers.


4. Bi-metallic from Martin Peeters, Netherlands

A long time ago I have bought a very big Bi-metallic from Belgium (look aolso at: (Frenche language)

Diameter ring 75 mm, yellow copper

Diameter centre 50 mm, Red copper

Text centre front:

Ville De Chimay

Text centre back

Concours General de L'enseignement Moyen Du Degre Superieur

Athenee Royal De Chimay

Botte Edgard

de Manage

Eleve de 4 ieme Latine

2e mention honorable en


The medal is not dated.


5. Bi-metallic Quiz Game Jack Hepler, USA
This week continues the quiz series called, "Whose Face".
Whose face appears on the 2000 Bi-metallic 10 Pesos of Uruguay?
See this coin and others at the WBCC website:
Please send your answer to:

Answer to Bi-metallic Quiz Game question #676
Whose face appears on the 1999 Bi-metallic 50 Schilling of Austria?
The correct answer to Bi-metallic Quiz Game question #676 is Johann Strauss.

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 #675 Quiz Game winner is John Veltmeyer, WBCC member #87. There were 12 players in this game, all of whom had the correct answer.
6. The Super Quiz Question 5..... by Jack Hepler, USA

In 1993, two non-English speaking countries issued high denomination circulation Bi-metallic coins. Both coins show a tree. The two countries are antipodean. (They are directly on opposite sides of the earth) What are the names of these two countries and what are names of the trees?


7. Winner Super Quiz Question Martin Peeters, WBCC Focal Point

Here is a picture of Allen Kwon from South-Korea with his price the WBCC Certificate of Award for Super Quiz Question #3.


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

The new Bi-, Tri-, or Tetra-metallic images shown at:

* Mexico 2009 5 Peso
9. TWOB-64 ready for Martin Peeters, WBCC Focal Point
Today August 1st the 64th edition of The World Of Bi-metallics (TWOB) is ready for issuing. It will be send as an Excel file to those WBCC members who did send me a message to receive it for free.

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:

<>* 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

* Open Day of the Royal Dutch Mint, Saterday June , 2010, Utrecht, The Netherlands
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