Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club
Newsmail # 691

WBCC Newsmail 691 Volume 15, November 7, 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. PNC pages Rod Sell, WBCC Web provider
These 3 additional PNCs have been added to the Philatelic & Numismatic Covers page at
Also included technical information on the Irish Covers can be seen at the site.
2. Bi-metallic 1 and 2 Manat 2010 from Micheal Kaplan, USA (via Wolfgang Schuster)
I just received this week new info on Turkmenistan, will issue Bi-metallic 1 and 2 Manat on Jan.1st. 2010
--Remark: Alex Zlotin, Canada
The Bi-metallic 1 and 2 Manat coins are being minted at the British Royal Mint.
--Remarl Paul Baker, UK

3. Bi-metallic 10 Rupee 2008 from India… Datta Dharmadhikari, India

Here is a scan of Bi-metallic 10 Rupee. coin issued by India in 2008.

The details of the Bi-metallic coin are as:

* Denomination: Rs.10

* Shape Circular, diameter 27 mm

* Weight: 7.71 grm.

* Metal composition: Outer ring: Aluminium Bronze)

* Copper: 92%, Aluminium: 6%, Nickel : 2%.

* Centre piece: (Coupro nickel) : Copper – 75%, Nickel – 25%

Presently this Bi-metallic is available in set alongwith Rs.100 coin made of silver. The set was issued to commemorate 300th centenary of Gur-Ta-Gaddi of Guru Granth Saheb.


4. Bi-metallic medal from South-Korea……by Allen Kwon, South-Korea
We need to add one more to list of Korean Bi-metallics. I had introduced a medal in coin set of Poongsan in article 3 of WBCC Newsmail #662. The Bi-metallic medal was issued at 2004. But, I found that other Poongsan Bi-metallic medal exists.

It is included in coin set to issued at 2002.

Reverse designs same with each other. But, obverse has logo of Poongsan Coperation.
Poongsan Coperation is famous for production of Coin Blanks of Euro. (comment) A Korean collector, Sunny provided me this images.


5. Bi-metallic from Galapagos  Martin Peeters, The Netherlands
Saw in Ebay:
Equador Galapagos Islands Tortoise Bi-metallic medal.


6. Bi-metallic Quiz Game Jack Hepler, USA

This week continues the quiz series called, "Whose Face". There are three faces on an Austrian Bi-metallic 50 Schilling dated 2000. Two of the faces are unknown.  Whose known face appears on this coin?
See this coin and others at the WBCC website:
Please send your answer to:

Answer to Bi-metallic Quiz Game question #690
Whose face appears on the 2000 Bi-metallic 100 Leke of Albania?
The correct answer to Bi-metallic Quiz Game question #689 is Queen Teuta.

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 #689 Quiz Game winner is Tom Galway, WBCC member #68. There were seven players in this game; all had the correct answer.

7. The WBCC Bi-metallic Super Quiz Jack Hepler, USA

Peru issued two bimetallic coins, showing lines (birds) in the Nazca desert plain. What bird is on which coin and in which directions are the birds flying. The answer must use the eight point compass directions.

Answer to WBCC Super Quiz #8
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?
The correct answer is "The Canary Islands", a possession of Spain

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

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

Poongsong Corp 2002 medals
* India 2008 10 Rupee
* Turkmenistan 1 & 2 manat

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:

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

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