Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club
Newsmail # 704

WBCC Newsmail 704 Volume 16, February 9, 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.

1. WBCC and Paul Baker, UK
The following was published in Britain's coin Magazige Coin News.

2. Bi-metalic 2 Dollar fom Frns Woons, Canada

Last week I received a 2010 proof (silver) Canadian Bi-metallic $ 2 coin (toony) I had bought on eBay. The funny colours are due to internal reflections within my scanner. I found that proof (and specimen) coins are difficult to scan.

The Royal Canadian Mint produces pretty well every year toonies in four qualities:

* proof

* Specimen (I sent you images of this variety a few days ago)

* brilliant uncirculated (in sets)

* business strikes (for circulation)

While the first one is in silver (with gold plated centre), the other three are in base metals. Thus far 17 different proof toonies (1996 – 2010) and 17 different specimen toonies can be collected.


3. Bi-metallic 1 and 2 Euro 2010 from Kari Hurskainen, Finland

Here are the scans of the Bi-metallic 1 and 2 Euro 2010 from Finland


4. Bi-metallic 5 Pesos 1992 Error from Frans Woons, Canada

Today I received an error Bi-metallic coin in the mail.
I had bought the coin on eBay. It is a Mexican 5 New Pesos coin dated 1992. It seems that this coin has an imperfect plug. This resulted into an imperfect coin. See ESTADOS UNIDOS on the obverse and below N$5 on the reverse.At first I thought this might be a “see through” coin but that’s not the case.
5. Bi-metallic from Martin Peeters, The Netherlands

Refering to WBCC Newsmail 700, item 4 about China/Taiwan Bi-metallics, Ebay offers 2 more pieces:

It is commenorated 21st Asian International Stamp Exhibition.
It is commenorated Year of the Rat
6. Bi-metallic Jeton 1579 from Paul Baker, UK
Saw in:
A Bi-metallic 1579 Brass Jetton Silver Center.Henricvs 111 from France.
7. Bi-metallic Quiz Game Jack Hepler, USA
This week continues the quiz series called, "Whose Face".
Whose face appears on the 1994 Bi-metallic 500 Lire of Italy?

See this coin and others at the WBCC website:
Please send your answer to:

Answer to Bi-metallic Quiz Game question #703
Whose face appears on the 1996 Bi-metallic 1000 Sucres of Ecuador?
The correct answer to Bi-metallic Quiz Game question #703 is Eugenio Espejo

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 Quiz Game Prize winner will be announced in the next Newsmail.
8. WBCC Super Quiz Jack Hepler, USA
The cross and crosslets of Llantrisant is the mintmark appearing on the Bi-metallic coins of which country?  In which year did this mintmark first appear on a coin of this country?

Answer to WBCC Super Quiz #11
Name at least six Bi-metallic issuing countries through which the Tropic
of Capricorn passes.
The correct choices are:
1. Argentina
2. Australia
3. Botswana
4. Brazil
5. Chile
6. Mozambique
7. South Africa

The winner will be announced next week.
9. New Bi-, Tri-, or Tetra-metallic Rod Sell, WBCC Webmaster
The new Bi-, Tri-, or Tetra-metallic images shown at:
* Mexico 5p error centre
* Finland 2010 euro
10. My Bi-metallic Fred De Schrevel, The Netherlands
Take a look at:
klick on "English" text and then Bimetal
You will find a lot of Bi-metallics.

"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 Auction/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, The Netherlands,
WBCC Website:
The WBCC will attend the following future International events:
* Open Day of the Royal Dutch Mint, 2010, Utrecht, The Netherlands
* 10th Northern Coin Event 2010, September, 2010, Assen, The Netherlands,
* 7th Coin Event Numismatica Herentals, December, 2010, Herentals Belgium,
* 40th World Money Fair, January, 2011, Berlin, Germany