Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club
Newsmail # 707

WBCC Newsmail 707 Volume 16, February 27, 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. Bi-metallic 1 Euro 2011 from Martin Peeters, The Netherlands
Estland will have the Euro in 2011. Here are the pictures of Bi-metallic 1 and 2 Euro.
2. Bi-metallic 10 Roubles 2010 from Russia (1) Jacek Stącel, Poland
Bank of Russia on 01.03.2010 introduces two new Bi-metalli 10 Rouble coins.
Continuing the series: The old city in Russia: Bransk, Jurewiec

3. Bi-metallic 10 Rouble 2010 from Russia (2) Jose Luis Ramirez, Spain
I have seen that there are a new coin in the planning for the year 2010.
The number 67, The Yamal-Nenets autonomous area. This coin are not listed in earlier planning that I have print in june 2009
4. Bi-metallic 20 Ougiya 2009 from Kazimierz Buczak
Here is a scan of the new Mauritania Bi-metallic 20 Ougiya 2009
5. Bi-metallic 20 Ougiya 2009 from Jose Luis Ramirez, Spain
A new Bi-metallic 20 Ougiya 2009 from Mauritania
6. Bi-metallic 2 Pound 2008 from the John Veltmeyer, Australia
I came across a 2008 UK Olympic Games Handover Ceremony 2 Pound Coin in its presentation folder, I don’t remember ever seeing it mentioned in the Newsmail so I thought I would  send some images of this coin
7. Bi-metallic 10 Lev 2010 from Bulgaria Antonio Barrena Mateo, Spain
New Bi-metallic 10 Lev 2010 from Bulgaria.
140 Years of Bulgarian Exarchate coin issued by BNB

The coin, which is made of silver with partial gold-plating, has a nominal value of BGN 10, and availability will be limited to 6 000 pieces. It will go on sale at BGN 60.
Stefan Tsvetkov, the Secretary of the Bank explained in a presentation on Friday that this was the first coin issued to commemorate the Bulgarian Exarchate.
The Bulgarian Exarchate was the official name of the Bulgarian Orthodox Church from its institution in 1870, as a unilateral act of independence from the Greek Partriarchate of Constantinople, until the Bulgarian Patriarchate was reinstated in 1953.
The borders of the Exarchate extended across present-day Bulgaria, and over territories of Macedonia, representing all Bulgarian districts in the Ottoman Empire. The later outcome of the Balkan Wars of 1912/1913 caused a considerable reduction of the territory of the Exarchate.
The establishment of the Exarchate was regarded as one of the two principal factors in the fight for Bulgarian independence from the Ottoman Empire, the other being the armed conflict that eventually led to the proclamation of a new Bulgarian state in 1878.
The obverse side of the coin features the BNB symbol and the value. The reverse shows a composition based on a lithograph by artist Nikolai Pavlovich.

The coin was designed by Vanya Dimitrova.
8. Bi-metallic Fantasy Martin Peeters, The Netherlands

You don't see this often in Ebay:

Scare South Africa Edward VIII Bi-metal Fantasy Crown

9. Bi-metallic Trade Token from the Martin Peeters, Netherlands
You don't see this often in Ebay:
10. Bi-metallic Token from Jacek Stącel, Poland
Since March 1, the restaurant chain Burger King on Polish territory would be a token.

11. Bi-metallic by Stanislaw Bulawski, Poland
I send you scans Bi-metallic medal ( locket ) from 1854
ring- brass
center silver
dimetr  32 mm
12. Bi-metallic Quiz Game Jack Hepler, USA
This week continues the quiz series called, "Whose Face".
Whose face appears on the 2006 Bi-metallic 500 Tolarjev of Slovenia?

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

Answer to Bi-metallic Quiz Game question #706
Whose face appears on the 1997 Bi-metallic Two Pounds of Gibraltar?
The correct answer to Bi-metallic Quiz Game question #706 is Hercules. And yes, Queen Elizabeth II is on this coin, too. But that would have been too easy.

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 #705 prize winner is Allen Kwon, member #472. There were 12 players.
13. 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.

"See you" next week,
Martin Peeters, Focal Point of the Worldwide Bi-metallic Collectors Club
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