Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club
Newsmail # 708

WBCC Newsmail 708 Volume 16, March 6, 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 500 Yen 2010 from Antonio Barrena, Spain
Here are new Bi-metallic 500 Yen dated 2010 coins from Japan.
* Kochi
(Obverse design: Sakamoto Ryoma and Katsurahama)
Sakamoto Ryoma is one of the most famous historical figures in Kochi, and the 175th anniversary of his birth will be celebrated this year, in 2010. He made a great contribution to Japan's modernization at the end of the samurai period in Japan.
Katsurahama Beach is one of the most famous scenic spots in Kochi and also has long been known as a great location for Moon viewings.
Meantime, this silver coin will be the first ever coin among Japan's coinage that will bear a real person's effigy. So we are expecting that this will be one of the most precious and sought-after silver coins in Japan. 
* Gifu
(Obverse design: Shirakawa-go and Chinese milk vetch)
<>The Chinese milk vetch flower is Gifu's prefectural flower. The houses in the background are in the "Historic Village of Shirakawa-go," a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Gifu Prefecture. The traditional style of these houses is adapted to the natural environment in Shirakawa, which is often hit by heavy snowfall in winter. 
* Fukui
(Obverse design: Dinosaurs)
The dinosaur in the foreground is Fukuiraptor and the image in the background is Fukuisaurus whose fossil remains were also discovered in Fukui. Again, this dinosaur was found to be a new species of dinosaur, but unlike Fukuiraptor, it was a plant-eating dinosaur


2. Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2011 from Martin Peeters, The Netherlands
Slovenia will issue in 2011 a Bi-metallic 2 Euro commemorate 100th birthday of Franc Rozman. Design not known yet.
3. Bi-metallic 3 Euro 2011 from Martin Peeters, The Netherlands
Slovenia will issue in 2011 a Bi-metallic 3 Euro commemorate 20th independence day of Slovenia. (June 25th, 2001) Design not known yet.
4. Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2010 Cordoba Martin Peeters, The Netherlands
Just issued and already an error spot of the Bi-metallifc 2 Euro 2010 commemorate Cordoba. There are some stars missing in the ring.
5. Bi-metallic 2 Pound 2010 from Isle Of Jose Luis Ramirez, Spain
Pobjoy Mint have Publisher the issue of the decimal set 2010 with the Bi-metallic 2 Pound
The Bi-metallic has the same design.
6. Bi-metallic 5 Dollar 2000 from Martin Peetesr, The Netherlands
Saw in Ebay a Bi-metallic 5 Dollar 2000 from Singapore you don't see often:


The reverse design features a twirl that joins the numeral 1 to represent a breakthrough in all areas of human knowledge.  Graphically, it is a focused breakthrough that combines the strengths and spirits of all Singaporeans uniting behind a shared heritage and a common vision.  The numeral 1 also poses as the letter "I" to represent the innovative spirit that comes with the ultimate breakthrough.  And the numeral 1 also means total unity, one common identity.  This spirit of oneness is paramount to succeed into the 21st century as a nation, a country with one common identity.  The design also signifies the move from the 20th to the 21st century.  Basically, the design has also incorporated the inscription and the element of the Singapore Millennium Celebration logo.
On the obverse, the Singapore Arms is in the center with the latent image below it.  The latent image bears the year-date "2000" and BCCS logo.  A ring of beads surrounds the Singapore Arms with the words "SINGAPORE" in the 4 official languages around the circumference of the coin. 
The position of the mintmark is at 5 o'clock.

Technical Info

Denomination: 5 Dollar

Composition: Outer Ring - Cupro-nickel, Inner Core - Aluminium Bronze

Finish:  Proof

Diameter: 23.30mm

Thickness: 2.20mm

Weight: 6.50gm

Mintage: 20,000

Data of Issue: 8 December 1999


7. Bi-metallic Trade Token from the Martin Peeters, The Netherlands
Saw in Ebay a Bi-metallic Trade Token from the USA you don't see often:


8. Bi-metallic Encased from the Martin Peeters, The Netherlands
Saw in Ebay a Bi-metallic Encased from the USA you don't see often:

1944-D Lincoln Wheat Cent - Encased Coin Rotary?

9. Bi-metallic Quiz Game Jack Hepler, USA
This week continues the quiz series called, "Whose Face".
One of the Thailand Bi-metallic 10 Baht coins of 2003 commemorated the 90th anniversary of the Government Savings Bank. Whose face appears on this Bi-metallic coin of Thailand?
See this coin and others at the WBCC website:
Please send your answer to:

Answer to Bi-metallic Quiz Game question #707
Whose face appears on the 2006 Bi-metallic 500 Tolarjev of Slovenia?
The correct answer to Bi-metallic Quiz Game question #707 is Anton Tomaz Linhart.

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 #706 prize winner is Bertie van Haag, member #261. There were nine players. 
10. WBCC Super Quiz Jack Hepler, USA
Switzerland issued three beautiful Bi-metallic 10 Francs coins that featured three of the highest mountains in the Alps. The mountains so honored were The Matterhorn Cervin, Jungfrau, and Piz Bernina.  What is the sum of the heights of these three mountains?

Answer to WBCC Super Quiz #12
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?
The correct answers are The United Kingdom and 1983. The winner will be announced next week.
Here is a picture of Barry Murray winner of the Super Quiz 11

 San Marino 2002 2 euro with and without ELF at bottom right

"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