Bi-Metallic Collectors Club
Newsmail # 693
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 http://www.wbcc-online.com/newsmail/wbccnews.html
Dear WBCC members and non WBCC members,
1. A new WBCC member.......by Martin Peeters, WBCC Focal Point
We have a new WBCC member. Let me introduce him to you:
Name: Amit Patil (WBCC member #505), India
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)http://www.joelscoins.com/&
2. Bi-metallic Pattern 5 Pounds from Egypt...by 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 Malta....by Frans Dubois, The Netherlands
Here is a picture of the Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2009 from Malta
4. Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2010 from Germany...by 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 GB.....by Paul Baker, UK
The Bi-metallic £2 coin 2010
The Royal Mint web have listed the proof sets dated 2010 http://www.royalmint.com/store/BritishBase/D10E.aspx
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 Taiwan...by 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 China........by 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 2009....by 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's...........by 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.>
12. Bi-metallic Coca Cola Tokens from Brasil....by 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 #693........by 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: http://wbcc-online.com
Please send your answer to: firstname.lastname@example.org
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 9......by 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.
The WBCC will attend the following future International
* 6th Coin Event Numismatica Herentals, Sunday December 13, 2009, Herentals Belgium, http://www.numismatica-herentals.be
* 39th World Money Fair, January 29 to 31, 2010 in Berlin, Germany http://www.worldmoneyfair.ch/wmf/english/index.html
* 10th Northern Coin Event 2010, Saturday September 18, 2010, Assen, The Netherlands, www.muntmanifestatie.nl