Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club
Newsmail # 705

WBCC Newsmail 705 Volume 16, February 16, 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. A new WBCC Martin Peeters, WBCC Focal Point
We have a new WBCC member. Let me introduce him to you:
Name: Julio Nunes (WBCC member #510), USA
Age: 53
Profession; Supervisor Dept. of Environmental Protection city of NY
Hobby: World coin, Bi-metal;ic coins, soccer coins, US gold coins encased coins
2. WBCC and Rod Sell, WBCC Web master
the WBCC is menioned.

3. World Money Fair Martin Peeters, The Netherlands
The next year WMF,  the 40th World Money Fair, will be held January 28-30, 2011 and the WBCC will be there !!
4. Bi-metallic 1 Peso 2010 from Claudio A. Revello, Argentina
This week, appear the first Bi-metallic 1 Peso 2010 with mintmark E. This mintmark correspond to a private mint from Italy. No more details yet...
5. Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2010 from Martin Peeters, The Netherlands
Italy 2 Euro 2010, 200th anniversary of Count Cavour
6. Bi-metallic 60 Pesos 2007 from Dominican Antonio Barrena Mateo, Spain
The coin dedicated to Bi-metallic 60.00 Pesos Salomé Ureña de Henríquez, Valdez Albizu said termination Proof has an outer diameter of 26 mm and an inner diameter of 20 mm, weighing 12 grams, with fluted edges and broken thick, smooth edge, Sterling Silver ring core 925 and Golden Act 750.

He described it in the ring on the front of this beautiful coin is inscribed with the words "60th Anniversary Central Bank" and in the exergue the years "1947-2007." In the center is the image of Salome Urena front, with "major poet" at the bottom edge of the nucleus and the inscription "Salome Urena" recorded at the chin. The reverse bears the inscription "Dominican Republic", the year of issue "2007". In the center of the shield of the Dominican Republic in yellow metal, in the periphery flanked right and left by the sign of value "60" with "Pesos" focused on its bottom edge. Its price in the bank is about 16.000 Domenican Pesos.
The bank did not send coins out of the country
7. Bi-metallic 500 Pesos 2002 from Frans Woons, Canada
Here you will find scans of another Bbi-metallic error coin I have bought on eBay.
This is a Columbian 500 Pesos coin dated 2002.  I think the ring was faulty before the plug was inserted and the planchet was struck.  The ring seems to be mangled near the last 0 in 500.  It is also twisted outwardly.  There the ring is very narrow and thin.  The coin was struck largely within the collar and the dies have the normal coin alignment.
I’ve also created a backlit image showing that this coin is of the “see through” type.
8. Bi-metallic 1 Australian Kathryn Harris, The Purple Penny Pty. Ltd.
Under the title: Exciting New Australian Dollar Coin Discovery in:
an intersing read about the Bi-metallic Australian Dollar
9. Bi-metallic 5 Euro from Hans Bucek, Swiss
I came across a Bi-metalic 5 Euro, commemorating a FAI event in Turkey (1st World Air games in Turkey)
The date on the coin is 1997, long before the Euro was introduced.
The denomination is 5 Euro Finland
CN ring with brass center
39,5 mm diameter, 2,7 mm thick planchet, 23,13 gram
No visible mintmark


10. Bi-metallic 25 Euro's from Martin Peeters, The Netherlands

Here is a picture of all Bi-metallic 25 Euro pieces from Austria, starting 2003 till 2010 in totall 8 now.


11. Bi-metallic from South Georgia en South Sandwich Martin Peeters, The Netherlands

Saw in Ebay:

A Bi-metallic 2 Pound 2008 from South Georgia en South Sandwich Islands, Chester Penny. The coloring is different than earlier published pieces (WBCC Newsmail 698, item 6) from these islands. I assume this pieces is NLT too (Non Legal Tender)


12. Bi-metallic 5 Jose Luis Ramirez, Spain

Here is a better picture of the 5 Amero


13. Bi-metallic Medals from Vatican Jose Luis Ramirez, Spain

I have got these two Bi-metallic Vatican medals. Both medals have the same reverse. The first one is from 2008 Christmas time. The second one is from the "World Youth Day Sydney 2008"


14. Bi-metallic Fantasy Euro's from Jose Luis Ramirez, Spain

I have got this coin, is a test coin with the eight legal tender Bi-metallic Euro Fantasy's from Slovakia.

Is the second coin with the same design that I have seen, the first one was from Malta.

15. A new website Bi-metallic Antonio Barrena Mateo, Spain
My friend Fran Pascual #314 and I, Antonio Barrena are creating a new website Bi-metallic coins (LEGAL TENDER COINS ONLY):  If you look in new issues, you can see 5 Colones El Salvador 2000, 60 Pesos Dominican Republic...

If you look in gallery, you can see all countries by continet.
The page is still under construction and is missing some countries.


16 . Bi-metallic Quiz Game Jack Hepler, USA
This week continues the quiz series called, "Whose Face".

Whose face appears on the 2002 Bi-metallic One Euro of Austria?
See this coin and others at the WBCC website:
Please send your answer to:

Answer to Bi-metallic Quiz Game question #704
"Whose Face".  Whose face appears on the 1994 Bi-metallic 500 Lire of Italy?
The correct answer to Bi-metallic Quiz Game question #704 is Luca Pacioli.

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 earlier Quiz Game Prize winners are:
#701 Claudio Revello, Member #207; 11 Players
#702 John Veltmeyer, Member #87; 11 Players
#703 Bertie van Haag, Member #261; 12 Players

Super Quiz winner for January, Barry Murray, Member #411; 7 Players.

17. 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.
18. New Bi-, Tri-, or Tetra-metallic Rod Sell, WBCC Webmaster
The new Bi-, Tri-, or Tetra-metallic images shown at:
* Italy 2010 2e
* Chester Perry fantasy 2 pound
* Colombia 500 peso see through error
* Dominican Repuplic 2007 60 Pesos
* Austria 25 Euros
* Slovakia 2009 fanatsy set
* 5 Amero
* Vatican 2008 medals

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