Bi-Metallic Collectors Club
Newsmail # 706
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 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 2 new WBCC members. Let
me introduce them to you:
We have 2 new WBCC members. Let me introduce them to you:
Name: Norman Watson (WBCC member #511), USA
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
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 Bolivia...by 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 Marino.....by Allen Kwon, South-Korea
San Marino, Bi-metallic 2
Euro "2002 have Initials of the engraver, "ELF INC."
Special piece with "ELF INC
4. Bi-metallic 1 Lats 2004 from Latvia.....by Allen Kwon, South-KoreaA 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 Crown.....by Martin Peeters, The Netherlands
You don't see this often in Ebay:
SCARCE GIBRALTER EDWARD VIII BI-METAL FANTASY CROWN
6. Bi-metallic Control and other Tokens...........by 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 tokens....by 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)
8. Bi-metallic MTT from Poland....by 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 #706...........by 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: http://wbcc-online.com
Please send your answer to: firstname.lastname@example.org
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 #12...by 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:
7. South Africa
The winner will be announced next week.
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 Webmaster: Rod Sell, Australia, email@example.com
WBCC Auction/Sales Pages Provider: Rod Sell, firstname.lastname@example.org
WBCC DoCu-Centre: Frans Dubois, Netherlands, email@example.com
WBCC Public Relations: Cliff Anderson, USA, firstname.lastname@example.org
WBCC Research Centre: Paul Baker, UK, email@example.com
WBCC Developement Centre: Jack Hepler, USA, firstname.lastname@example.org
WBCC Focal Point ANA Conventions: Ray Lockwood, USA, email@example.com
WBCC Focal Point: Martin Peeters, The Netherlands, firstname.lastname@example.org
WBCC Website: http://wbcc-online.com
The WBCC will attend the following future International events:
* Open Day of the Royal Dutch Mint, 2010, Utrecht, The Netherlands