Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club
Newsmail # 709

WBCC Newsmail 709 Volume 16, March 13, 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 5 Pesos 2010 from Hector Jahil Zaldivar Garcia, Mexico
Here let you the new "Revolution Conmemorative Bi-metallic $5.00 Coins Mate & Proof Set". The features are the same of the regular conmemorative coins, the finish is the only diference. According with Banxo de Mexico only few less of 5000 sets were minted.
2. Bi-metallics medals from Cyprus and Jose Luis Ramirez, Spain
I have foun this Bi-metallic medals from Cyprus and Slovenia, I know medals like this from Malta and Vatican City.

* Cyprus
The Bi-metallic showed are a 50 Cents coin (1991) and 1 Euro (2008)

* Slovenia
The Bi-metallics showed are a 50 Tolar (2003) and 1 Euro (2007) I have seen in Ebay auction a medal with diferrent coins: 10 Tolar (2000) and 50 Cents (2007)
3. Bi-metallic Fantasy Euro from Jose Luis Ramirez, Spain
I have found this rare Bi-metallic with the face of Benito Mussolini.
Maybe is from Italy, so the reverse of the coin is similar to the designs used by International Mint. There are not mint marks to know who mint this coin.
4. Bi-metallic Fantasy Euro from Hans Bucek, Switzerland
I came across a Monaco Bi-metallic 10 Euro trial essay issue.
Date 2007, ring metal Cu-Ni. center is brass, 40 mm diameter and 28 grams, reeded edge

I would like to know if there is someone out there who can tell me what it is worth. If you know the answer please E-mail me at:
5. Bi-metallic English market tokens........ by Cliff Anderson, USA
Here are 3 more of those funny looking Bi-metallic market tokens or "tallies" from old English marketes, with distinctive designs and bimetallic inserts.

"D. Wakefield" in Spitalfields Market, 10 shillings, with a crescent shaped  copper plug in a horizntal figure 8 flan: There were several Wakefield tokens issued over the years up to the 1920s and 1930s, D. E. and Harold  Wakefield selling fruit and potatos in Spitalfields and Borough Markets in London.

"Harry Shread" in Boro(ugh) Market, 5 shillings, with a diamond shaped copper plug in a square flan: Harry Shread was also a fruit and potato salesman in both Spitalfields and Boro markets, from 1892 to about 1919.

"H. Morris" in Boro Market, 6 pence, "Y" or "V" shaped copper plus in a round flan: Harry Morris was another potato salesman, at 11 Stoney Street, in Boro Market between 1889 and about 1904.

I cannot explain my fascination for these odd pieces, other than they are eye-catching (like all bimetallics), and historic
6. Encased piece from Martin Peetesr, The Netherlands
Saw in Ebay a Encased piece from USA you don't see often:



7. Bi-metallic Quiz Game Jack Hepler, USA
This week continues the quiz series called, "Whose Face".
Whose face appears on the 2000 Mexican Bi-metallic 20 Pesos?
See this coin and others at the WBCC website:
Please send your answer to:

Answer to Bi-metallic Quiz Game question #708
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?
The correct answer to Bi-metallic Quiz Game question #708 is Rama VI.
The question required that one do some checking on the Government Savings Bank. Of course, Rama IX is the current King but he was not pictured on this coin.

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 #707 prize winner is Charley Nash, member #503. There were 11 players.

8. 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.
9. The Bi-metallic Quiz Game and Super Quiz Jack Hepler, USA
The year 2009 was a good time for playing the WBCC Quiz Game. There were 43 players during the year and 52 prizes were awarded. Some players only played one game but one player was in the game 50 times; Gabor Toth, WBCC member #8. The first runner up was Bertie van Haag with 48 games followed closely by Barry Murray with 46 and Meir Sapir with 40.

The Super Quiz was initiated in March 2009. A monthly quiz, it is designed to challenge the most serious collector with more difficult questions than used in the weekly game. Winners are randomly selected from all players who answer the question completely and correctly. There were 32 players. Allen Kwon was the premier player who participated in nine of the 10 possible games.
10. New Bi-, Tri-, or Tetra-metallic Rod Sell, WBCC Webmaster
The new Bi-, Tri-, or Tetra-metallic images shown at:
* Mexico 2010 $5 set. Image from Hector Zaldivar
* 3 Bimetallic Market Tokens. Image from Cliff Anderson
* Slovenia & Cyprus bimetallics. Image from Jose Ramirez
* Italy fanatsy Mussolini bimetallic. Image from Jose Ramirez
11. My Bi-metallic Henk Zonneveld, The Netherlands
I can offer the WBCC members the Bi-metallic 2 Euro from Spain commemorate Cordoba
Price 2.50 Euro postage not included.
and also available the Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2009 from Greece.
Price 3.95 Euro postage not included.
If you are interested please E-mail me at:
For more Bi-metallics you can look in my webstore:


"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