Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club
Newsmail # 687

WBCC Newsmail 687 Volume 15, October 10, 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. Bi-metallic 2 Euro from Jacek Stącel, Poland
Is already shown in the draft Bi-metallic 2 € commemorative coin from Luxembourg 2010. The coin is expected in January 2010 (Could traditionally in at the WMF Berlin 2010). I see on the other characters Mint

--Remark from Frans Dubois, Netherlands, this Bi-metallic has the Mintmark of the Dutch Mintmaster, so these are struck The Roayl Dutch Mint.

2. Bi-metallic from Fred de Schrevel, Netherlands

Here are pictures of 2 new Bi-metallic 1 Lira 2009 pieces, depicting an Elephanf and a Turtle


3. Bi-metallic from Antonio Barrena Mateo, Spain

New Bi-metallic 500 Yen 2009 from Japan.

a. Ibaraki Prefecture

(Obverse design: Kairakuen Garden and Plum Tree or Japanese Apricot Tree)
"Kairakuen Garden" is located in Mito city in Ibaraki prefecture and is known as one of the three famous traditional gardens in Japan. It was created in 1842 and is famous for plum blossom viewing.


b. Nara Prefecture

 Mexico 2004 Tlaxcala State Bi-metallic 0.999 fine gold and silver coin with a low serial number, 0258! This coin has 17.154 grams of 0.999 fine gold, or over 0.55 ounces of pure gold, not to mention the outer ring of fine silver

(Obverse design: Kentoshi-sen (Ship for Imperial Japanese Envoy to China in the Tang Dynasty))
Japanese envoys to the Tang Dynasty played an important role in international cultural exchange during the Asuka and Nara periods in ancient Japan. The design was taken from Toseiden-emaki, scrolls showing the history of Ganjin, a Chinese monk who propagated Buddhism in Japan. He came to Japan by Kentoshi-sen and opened the Toshodaiji Temple in Nara prefecture.


4. Bi-metallic in Martin Peeters, Netherlands

A Bi-metallic in Ebay you don't see often:

Mexico 2004 Tlaxcala State Bi-metallic 0.999 fine gold and silver coin with a low serial number, 0258! This coin has 17.154 grams of 0.999 fine gold, or over 0.55 ounces of pure gold, not to mention the outer ring of fine silver

5. Bi-metallic 100 Rouble 2009 from Pat Clay, USA

Russia has just announced the production of a selectively plated silver 100 roubles coin, part of the history of money in Russia series.

Look at:


6. Another Historic English Bi-metallic........ by Cliff Anderson, USA

William and Mary were England’s first dual monarchs (1689-94). Because Mary’s husband was a Dutchman, William of Orange, and a Protestant, when they came to the throne, they must have felt the need to advertise or propagandize themselves to validate their right to the monarchy.

The conjoined portraits on this piece’s obverse are similar to their regular coinage. The crown supported by three columns on the reverse may have meant to emphasize that William was the third English monarch of that name. The columns are inscribed in Latin “Religion, Law and Liberty”, and the Latin at the top, “Hisce Suffulta” may have meant something like “give them approval or support.”

This piece is called a medalet and its Bi-metallic construction is quite different from the normal concentric centerpiece and collar, or inserted plug or wedge. Note how the copper and brass semi-circular halves are adhered in a vertical seam. I have never seen any other Bi-metallic like this.

This photo shows the juncture on the rim's edge -- brass on the right and copper on the left. It is somewhat diagonal, but not clear if is tongue in groove.

This piece is 26 mm in diameter, plain edged, and weighs about 6 grams.


7. Bi-metallic from Antonio Barrena Mateo, Spain

2 Pieces Bi-metallic 100 Dollar 2008, commemorate Gold Medals winners

According the Pobjoy Mint


The Bank of Jamaica has authorised the PobJoy Mint to manufacture a limited number of superb Bi-metallic Proof $100 coins as a tribute to Jamaica’s outstanding performance at the 29th Olympiad of the modern era.  The Olympic Games of 2008 were held in Beijing, China and millions of spectators around the world watched the very best of the world’s sportsmen and sportswomen win a deserved place in sporting history. 
Jamaican athletes once again displayed excellence in track and field by winning 6 gold, 3 silver and 2 bronze medals at the same time establishing three World and two Olympic records.
The reverse of this exquisite proof Commemorative Coin, modeled by PobJoy Mint engraver, Barry Stanton, captures the “Victor Ludorum” of the Beijing Games (Gold Medals and World Records in 100m, 200m and 4 x 100m relay) and IAAF Male Athlete of the Year 2008, the Laureus World Sportsman of Year (2008)  the dynamic Usain Bolt, in record breaking form.
The obverse bears the Jamaica Coat of Arms. 
The reverse of this exquisite proof Commemorative Coin, modelled by PobJoy Mint engraver, Barry Stanton, displays Jamaica’s seven gold medal winners, cum record breakers, Usain Bolt, Michael Frater, Asafa Powell, Nesta Carter(4 x 100m relay), Veronica Campbell-Brown (200m), Melaine Walker (400m hurdles) and Shelley-Ann Fraser (100m).
The obverse bears the Jamaica Coat of Arms.


Denomination: $100

Alloy: Bi-metallic .925 AG (Silver) with Gold Plated Inner Core

Diameter: 38.61mm

Weight: 28.28 gms

Shape: Round

Edge: Milled

Minting Limit: 5,000

Price: US$100



8. Bi-metallic Medal from Ukraine in Martin Peeters, Netherlands

Ukraine: Token, Bi-metallic "Day of the Bank Worker" 2004

On the one side there is an image of the building of National Bank of Ukraine (Kiev), on the other: the new symbol of Hryvna, the national currency of
The token was issued on May 20, 2004 - the Day of the Bank Worker and was given to all National Bank workers in Kiev
<>9. Bi-metallic Quiz Game Jack Hepler, USA
This week continues the quiz series called, "Whose Face".
Whose face appears on the 1992 Bi-metallic Portuguese 200 Escudos?
See this coin and others at the WBCC website:
Please send your answer to:

Answer to Bi-metallic Quiz Game question #686
Whose face appears on the 1984 Bi-metallic 500 Lire of San Marino?
The correct answer to Bi-metallic Quiz Game question #686 is Albert Einstein.

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 #685 Quiz Game winner is Michael Hill, WBCC member #487.  There were seven players in this game, all of whom had the correct answer.

The September Super Quiz Game winner was Bertie van Haag, WBCC Member #261. There were five players but Bertie scored the most points for correctly answering all of the other questions that month.
10. The WBCC Bi-metallic Super Quiz Jack Hepler, USA
Bi-metallic One and Two Euro coins issued in all of the Euro issuing
countries shows a map on the common side.  Approximately one millimeter
below the image of Spain, three dots may be seen.  What do these three
dots represent?
(This question was suggested by Hans Bucek.)

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

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

* Luxembourg 2010 2 euro

* Russia silver with gold plated bimetal

* Japan bimetals from Ibaraki and Nara prefectures
* Jamaica Olympic bimetal

* Turkey 2009 1 lira

* GB William & Mary piece

See You next week.

Martin Peeters, Focal Point of the Worldwide Bi-metallic Collectors Club


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* 6th Coin Event Numismatica Herentals, Sunday December 13, 2009, Herentals Belgium,
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* 10th Northern Coin Event 2010, Saturday September 18, 2010, Assen, The Netherlands,

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