Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club
Newsmail # 713

WBCC Newsmail 713 Volume 16, April 10, 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 Dollar 2010 from Cook Frans Dubois, The Netherlands

New Bi-metallic coin in new coin series of Cook Islands The 1$ coin in the new coin series of Cook Islands 2010 is a Bi-metallic coin.

2. Bi-metallic 50 Cent 1999 error from The Martin Peeters, The Netherlands
Saw in Ebay:
A 50 Cent 1999 piece from the Netherlands as a Bi-metallic
Look the price !!! 2500 Euro !! So if you have some pocketmoney left.....
3. Bi-metallic 50 Cent 2002 error from Jose Luis Ramirez, Spain

This Bi-metalic coin is not the first of this kind that I have seen. Several time ago I was found the same “error” from Austria

4. Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2002 Error from Martin Peeters , The Netherlands
Saw in Ebay
A Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2002 from Austria in a Bi-metallic 1 Euro
5. Bi-metallic 1 Euro 2002 mintmark D error from Martin Peeters, The Netherlands
Saw in Ebay
a Bi-metallic 1 Euro 2002  mintmark D from Germany error
6. Bi-metallics from Jose Luis Ramirez, Spain
Saw in Ebay: The Nations of the European Community Austria Bimetallic.
Reading the last WBCC newsmail 712, item 5, Bi-metallics from Italy, I have saw that I have tokens like the showed in the Newsmail.
I look for its in my albums coins and I have seen that there are two common reverse designs. One is the showed in the newsmail, the second one depicts a little kids. Both coins hame a mintmark (look the image), this mintmark is from International Mint.
I send to share with WBCC members these images:
Circles design
Kids design
I have in my colecction the tokens from Austria, Denmark, France, Italy and Spain with the kids design. You can see these tokens with the circles design in te WBCC Image Library:
7. Bi-metallic Fantasy Euro' Jose Luis Ramirez, Spain
I have got these Bi-metallics from Monaco, San Marino and Vatican City. There are Bi-metallic 2 Euro Fantasy coins. The design is similar to the design used in the real 2 Euro coins that commemorates the x aniversary of the Euro.
San Marino
Vaticane City
8. Bi-metallic Bickford Dollar from the Peter Jencius, USA
Here's are some Bi-metallic items from an upcoming Stack's auction:
1897 Bickford Dollar. HK-835. Aluminum, brass center
1897 Bickford Dollar. HK-835. Aluminum, brass center
1897 Bickford Dollar. HK-835. Aluminum, brass center
1897 Bickford Dollar (2). Both HK-835. Aluminum, brass centers
No picture available
9. Bi-metallic Quiz Game Jack Hepler, USA

This week continues the quiz series called, "Whose Face".
Two faces appear on the Bi-metallic 2006 Two Pounds of the United Kingdom. One is Queen Elizabeth II. Whose is the other face?
See this coin and others at the WBCC website:
Please send your answer to:

Answer to Bi-metallic Quiz Game question #712
Whose face appears on the 1997 Bi-metallic 5 Pesos of The Dominican Republic? 

The correct answer to Bi-metallic Quiz Game question #712 is Francisco Del Rosario Sanchez.

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 #711 prize winner is Tom Galway, member #68.  There were 12 players.

10. WBCC Super Quiz Jack Hepler, USA
Kings have been rulers of nations down through the ages. Sometimes Kings were benevolent, sometimes despots. Kings remain popular as heads of state even today. Some are only figureheads and some actually rule the nation. Name the Bi-metallic issuing countries that have a King. Queens, Princes, Princesses and others who are considered royalty are not to be included.

Answer to WBCC Super Quiz #13
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?

The correct answer is: 12,684 m. Or 41,617 feet. Sums within one or two meters of these values were accepted due to the variation in information sources and the fact that mountain heights are not always stable. (Matterhorn: 4478 m, Jungfrau 4158 m, Piz Bernina 4048 m.)
The February Super Quiz winner was Meir Sapir, WBCC member #296.
The Super Quiz 13 winner was Gaurav Singh, WBCC Member 490. There were nine players who had the correct answer. The tie breaker resulted from a drawing.
11. New Bi-, Tri-, or Tetra-metallic Rod Sell, WBCC Webmaster
The new Bi-, Tri-, or Tetra-metallic images shown at:
* European Union Medals, with mintmark and two reverses
* 2009 fantasy 2 euro Bi-metallic
* Austria 50 cent error on Bi-metallic
* Cook Island 2010 Bi-metallic $1
* Netherland 50 ccnt error on Bi-metallic
* France Humarathon Bi-metallic

"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