Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club
Newsmail # 693

WBCC Newsmail 693 Volume 15, November 21, 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: Amit Patil (WBCC member #505), India
Age: 32
Profession: Business (Real Estate)
Hobby: World coins, Bi-metallics, Tri-metallics
Goal: To make a good coin collection
How did I know about the WBCC: Aditya Kulkarni ( my friend) &
2. Bi-metallic Pattern 5 Pounds from Wolfgang Schuster, Austria
This info and these scans just received from Max Wehr. These 5 Bi-metallic 5 Pounds Patterns are also offered with detailed descriptions, specifications and pictured in Steven Album Rare Coins, auction-catalog #7 (05 dec 09), lots # 789 to793. Look at:
3. Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2009 from Frans Dubois, The Netherlands
Here is a picture of the Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2009 from Malta
4. Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2010  from Jacek Stącel, Poland
Here is a picture of the Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2010 Commemorate The City Bremen.
5. Bi-metallic 2 Pound 2010 from Paul Baker, UK
The Bi-metallic £2 coin 2010
The Bi-metallic £2 coin commemorates 150 years of nursing, and honours Florence Nightingale
The Royal Mint web have listed the proof sets dated 2010
6. Bi-metallic from pabitra saha, UK <>
Here is a picture of the new Bi-metallic 10 Rupees 2009 from India commemorate Homi Bhabha, Nuclear Scientist
7. Bi-metallic 20 Yuan 2009 from Frans Dubois, Netherlands
Taiwan issued the 2009 set with the Bi-metallic 20 Yuan coin of 2009. This set is one from "Culture of Taiwan series which started in 2000
8. Bi-metallic 500 Yuan 2009 from Antonio Barrena Mateo, Spain
This is a Legal Tender Special Lunar Commemorative 2009 isssue by the Government of the Peoples Republic of China.
Minted in a high quality Proof condition, this coin contains 1 Troy Ounce of .999 Fine Gold (31.1033 grams) surrounded by a .999 fine Silver ring making the total weight of this coin 57.97 grams. The legal tender denomination is 500 Yuan with a diameter of 50 mm. This coin was minted as a special commemorative issue for the Lunar Year of the Ox in 2009. The obverse side shows two Panda cubs and the Temple of Heaven on the reverse side.
<>9. Bi-metallic medal in Dutch Christmas set Frans Dubois, The Netherlands
The 8th edition of the Dutch Christmas is issued in a mintage number of 500 sets. Besides the 8 circulation coins in BU there is also a Bi-metallic medal included. Maximum 500 sets are made.

<>10. Bi-metallic Fantasy Euro' Jose Luis Ramirez, Spain
I have obtained these coins of 2 Euro test token from a chinese Ebay seller. I think that these coins not were minted by International Mint. The 1 Euro test coins minted in 1999 have better mintage that tese ones.

11. Bi-metallic from the Wolfgang Schuster, Ausria

A well known Bi-metallic Inlay from the USA:

12. Bi-metallic Coca Cola Tokens from Jose Luis Ramirez, Spain
I have obtained these two brasilian Bi-metallic tokens from Coca Cola machines. The BH letters are from Belo Horizonte (Minas Gerais state) I don't know the meaning of the FZ letters, can anybody help us? I have a list of the letters from these brasilian tokens

AJ = City of Aracajú / state og Seará
BH = Belo Horizonte / Minas Gerais
BL = Belém / Pará
BU = Baurú / São Paulo
CM = Campinas / São Paulo
CT = Curitiba / Paraná
FZ = ??
IB = Ibirite / Minas Gerais
MA = Marília , São Paulo
MN = Manaus / Amazonas
NT = Niterói / Rio de Janeiro
PA = Porto Alegre / Rio Grande do Sul
PE = Pernambuco
RE = Recife
RP = Ribeirão Preto / São Paulo
SL = São Luis
SP = São Paulo/São Paulo
ST = Santos/São Paulo
You can see the images of some of this tokens and othr Brasil Bi-metallics in my Brasil-webpage
13. Bi-metallic Quiz Game Jack Hepler, USA
This week continues the quiz series called, "Whose Face".
The face of a King appears on a 2006 Mexican Bi-metallic 100 Pesos. Whose face is this? This is not one of the coins in the Mexican States Series.
See this coin and others at the WBCC website:
Please send your answer to:

Answer to Bi-metallic Quiz Game question #692
Whose face appears on the Hungarian Bi-metallic 100 Forint dated 2002?
The correct answer to Bi-metallic Quiz Game question #692 is Lajos Kossuth.

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 #691 Quiz Game winner is Charley Nash, WBCC member #503. There were eight players in this game; six had the correct answer.
14. The WBCC Bi-metallic Super Quiz Jack Hepler, USA
Peru issued two Bi-metallic coins, showing lines in the Nazca desert plain (birds). What bird is on which coin and in which directions on the Nazca desert are the birds flying. The answer must use the eight point compass directions.

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,
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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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