Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club
Newsmail # 699

WBCC Newsmail 699 Volume 16, January 2, 2010

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.

I'm sure we will have a fantastic Bi-metallic year

1. New WBCC Martin Peeters, WBCC Focal Point
We have 2 new WBCC members. Let me introduce them to you:

Name: Kevin S. Quinn (WBCC member #506), USA

Age: 53

Profession: Retired United States Marine

Hobby: World Coins/Bimetal coins

Goal: Meet people with same interests/ trading partners


How did I know about the WBCC: Member referral/Jack Hepler


Name:Franco Koetje (WBCC member #507), The Netherlands


Profession: Warehouse manager

Hobby: European Coins especially Bi- and/or Tri-metallics, Bi- and/or Tri-metallic especially Ecu and Euro coins

How did I know about the WBCC: Internet

2. Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2011 from Frans Dubois, The Netherlands

Here is a picture of the Bi-metallic 2 Euro of Spain 2011. The design of the Bi-metallic 2 Euro Spain 2011 is published now: La Alhambra, el Generalife y el Albaicín: Granada. Mintage will be 8.000.000 pieces.

Information from:

and for the next 4 years the design will be:

* 2012 “Catedral de Burgos”

* 2013 “Real Monasterio del Escorial”

* 2014 “Obras de Antonio Gaudí”

* 2015 “Altamira y el Arte Rupestre del Norte de España”


3. Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2010 from Monaco…by Frans Dubois, The Netherlands

Monaco will issue a Bi-metallic 2 Euro in 2010. Design (5th anniversary Albert II on the throne) will be published at the World Money Fair 2010 in Berlin. Mintage will be 95.000. Issue date April 6, 2010

4 Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2009 BU from Martin Peeters, The Netherlands
Luxemburg had made s 2009 BU Euro set with extra Bi-metallic 2 Euro EMU and 2 Euro depicting Charlotte. The 2 Euro EMU is different then ususal.
The 2 Euro EMU is different then ususal. Here is the picture with the difference. (Left the normal piece and right the different piece)
5. Bi-metallic 10  Baht 2009 from Thailand (1) Pabitra Saha, UK

A new Bi-metallic 10 Baht 2009 Commemorative coin for 50 years of Office of National Research Council of Thailand (50 ปี สำนักงาน คณะกรรมการวิจัยแห่งชาติ) was released on 18th August 2009.

Denomination: 10 Baht
Type: Commemorative
Diameter: 26mm
Weight: 8.5g
Composition: Outer ring - Cupro-Nickel (Cu 75% Ni 25%) Center - Aluminium Bronze (Cu 92% Ni 2% Al 6%)
Edge: Segmented Reeding
Description: Obv-HM King Bhumibol Adulyadej (Rama IX) Rev-Planetory model of an atom within Dhammachakra (Wheel of Dhamma).
Date issued: 18 August 2009

6. Bi-metallics 10 Baht 2009/2010 from Thailand (2) Jose Luis Ramirez, Spain

a. Bi-metallic 10 Baht coin, commemorate 100 years of Command and General Staff College, Royal Thai Army. Announced to be issued in October 2009.

b. Bi-metallic 10 Baht coin, commemorate 84th Birthday of HRH Princess Bejaratana
Princess Bejaratana Rajasuda Sirisobhabannavadi (pronounced Pet-Cha-Rat, born 24 Nov 1925) is the only daughter of late HM King Rama 6. She is a first cousin of current HM King Bhumibol Adulyadej (Rama 9).
c. Bi-metallic 10 Baht coin, commemorate 150th Birthday of HRH Prince Bhanurangsi Savangwongse
HRH Prince Bhanurangsi Savangwongse was Commander-in-Chief of the Royal Siamese Army during the reign of HM King Rama 5 who was his half-brother. He is also the founder of the Thai postal service.
7. Bi-metallic 2 Pounds 2009 from Island Of Jose Luis Ramirez, Spain
Saw in Ebay Isle of Man 2 Pounds 2009 with mintmarks, which is not listed in TWOB.
8. Bi-metallic 2 Euro from Jacek Stącel, Po;and

Bank of Italy confirmed the information about the issue 2 € in honor of Mother Teresa of Calcutta. The planned issue - 5 000 000 units. 


9. Bi-metallic Euro Martin Peeters, The Netherlands

When you take a look at:

you will find some designs for future Bi-metallic Euro's.

Please take the designs not always serious.


10. Bi-metallic MTT’s from Poland… Wladek Gebczyk, Poland

Bi-metallic MTT from City Bukowina Tatrazanski

Bi-metallic MTTs from City Zakopane

Bi-metallic MTT from City Bialka Tatrazanski

Bi-metallic MTT from City Wroclaweki 

Bi-metallic MTT from City Koronowo

Bi-metallic MTT from City Szczyrk

Bi-metallic MTT from City Brenna

Bi-metallic MTT from City Istebna 

Bi-metallic MTT from City Ustron

Bi-metallic MTT from City Wisla

Bi-metallic MTT from City Leba

Bi-metallic MTT from City Warsaw


11. Bi-metallic London market Cliff Anderson, USA

Here is another of those Bi-metallic tokens from the Spitalfields market in London.

This one is scalloped brass with an almost rectangular copper insert, and has a face value of 2 shillings.  The vendor is "G. Isles,Junr", but I cannot further identify him or his business, other than to presume that he was a produce salesman, like almost everyone else in that market. 

The shape of the planchet and its manufacturer R.(alph) Neal, at his address "40 & 50 Percival St.", all indicate that the token probably was in use between 1930 and 1935. As mentioned previously, many of these English market tokens that are bimetallic are from the Spitalfields market.

12. Bi-metallic Quiz Game Jack Hepler, USA
This week continues the quiz series called, "Whose Face".
Whose face appears on the 2002 Bi-metallic 5 Dinars of Morocco?
See this coin and others at the WBCC website:
Please send your answer to:

Answer to Bi-metallic Quiz Game question #698
Whose face appears on the 1990 Bi-metallic Portuguese 100 Escudos?
The correct answer to Bi-metallic Quiz Game question #698 is Pedro Nunes.

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 #697 Quiz Game winner is Gabor Toth, WBCC member #80. There were nine players in this game.
13. The Super Quiz Question 11..... by Jack Hepler, USA
Name at least six Bi-metallic issuing countries through which the Tropic of Capricorn passes.

Answer to WBCC Super Quiz #10
a. There are nine bridges in Budapest crossing the river that passes though the city. One is pictured on the Hungarian Bi-metallic 200 Forint dated 2009. What is the name of this bridge?
b. When traveling by boat from north to south, how many bridges in Budapest would you pass before reaching this bridge?
c. What is the span (distance) between the bridge pillars?
The correct answer is:
a. Chain Bridge or Szecheny Bridge.
b. Three Bridges would be passed through; Megyeri-, Arpad-, Margit-Bridge
c. The span between bridge pillars is 202 meter.
The winner will be announced next week
14. New Bi-, Tri-, or Tetra-metallic Rod Sell, WBCC Webmaster
The new Bi-, Tri-, or Tetra-metallic images shown at:

* Poland 2010 MTTs from Zakopane
* Poland 2009 MTT from Bukowina Tatrazanski

* Poland 2009 MTT from Bialka Tatrazanski
* Poland 2009 MTT from Wroclaweki
* Poland 2009 MTT from Koronowo
* Poland 2009 MTT from Szczyrk

* Poland 2009 MTT from Brenna
* Poland 2009 MTT from Istebna
* Poland 2009 MTT from Ustron
* Poland 2009 MTT from Wisla
* Poland 2009 MTT from Leba
* Poland 2009 MTT from Warsaw
* Spain 2011 2 euro design
* GB 2shilling market token from G Isles
* Isle of Man 2009 2 pound
* Thailand 2009 10Baht National Research Council

* India 2009 off centre 10 rupees

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:

* 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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