Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club
Newsmail # 706

WBCC Newsmail 706 Volume 16, February 20, 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 2 new WBCC members. Let me introduce them to you:

Name: Norman Watson (WBCC member #511), USA



Age: 47 

Profession: retired 

Hobby: World coins and tokens especially Bi- and/or Tri-metallics

Goal: to be able to educate others on the historical importance of coins and banknotes 

Against: dishonest and greedy coin dealers and dealers of banknotes as well as counterfeiters 

How did you know about the WBCC: web search 


Name: Maddy Raghavan (WBCC member #512), Australia
Age: 30
Profession: IT Security Professional
Hobby: Bi-metallic/Tri-metallic legal tender coins from the World (circulated/proof), Gold /Silver coins from the World. Specially keen to collect bi-metal/tri-metals containing gold/silver.
Goal: Treasure rich collection of coins bearing special metal properties - bi-metal/tri-metal/gold/silver
Against: re-strike coins
How did I know about the WBCC: Internet Research

2. Bi-metallic 5 Bolivianos 2010 from Martin Peeters, The Netherlands

Here is a scan of the Bi-metallic 5 Bolivianos 2010, Estado Plurinacional de Bolivia


3. Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2002 error from San Allen Kwon, South-Korea

San Marino, Bi-metallic 2 Euro "2002 have Initials of the engraver, "ELF INC."
Normal pieces:

Special piece with "ELF INC


4. Bi-metallic 1 Lats 2004 from Allen Kwon, South-Korea

A strange Bi-metallic 1 Lats coin from Latvia.
it is not Niob coin like normal 1 Lats. Both have same design but detail is some different.

I directly requested judgment at Latvia Bank. Head, Coin Division of Latvia Bank responsed that it is fake clearly.


5. Bi-metallic Fantasy Martin Peeters, The Netherlands

You don't see this often in Ebay:


6. Bi-metallic Control and other Michael Ayrapetov, USA

In new (2007) Website of Van Brook (VB) I found text with 40 Bi-metallic Control tokens - CT tokens. URL is:
You also can see in this Website images of Bi-metallic Car Wash, Arcade and Amusement, Vending and Export tokens. URL is:
* Bi-metallic CarWash Tokens:
* Bi-metallic Arcade Tokens
* Bi-metallic Export Tokens

7. Bi-metallic Trade Joel Anderson, USA

Holabird-Kagin's upcoming Western State Token Society (WESTS) token auction held on March 12 in Sacrament, California includes some Bi-metallic tokens, including two from Chatanika, Alaska (lots 100 & 101)
View the live catalog online by going to and following the link to the WESTS Token Auction. On line bidding is available.


8. Bi-metallic MTT from Jacek Stącel, Poland

The first in 2010 with a series of Bi-metallic MTT Poland - Torun Nicolaus Copernicus
issue 19 .02. 2010
Issue 30.000 pieces
diameter 27 mm
issuer: Mint of Poland
9. Bi-metallic Quiz Game Jack Hepler, USA
This week continues the quiz series called, "Whose Face".
Whose face appears on the 1997 Bi-metallic Two Pounds of Gibraltar?  (I realize this is not normal circulation coin but it is very popular among collectors.)

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

Answer to Bi-metallic Quiz Game question #705
Whose face appears on the 2002 Bi-metallic One Euro of Austria?
The correct answer to Bi-metallic Quiz Game question #705 is Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.

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 #704 Quiz Game Prize winner is Tom Galway, member #68.  There were eleven players.
10. 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.
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