Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club
Newsmail # 716

WBCC Newsmail 716 Volume 16, May 1, 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 2 Dollar 1996 Off-centre from Frans Woons, Canada
Today I received in the mail another Bi-metallic off-centre toonie I had bought on eBay. This coin shows a large, moon-shaped, gap between ring and plug.  I estimate the width of the gap (at its widest point) to be about 1.3 mm. Attached you will find images of this coin: obverse, reverse, and a “see through” image.

2. Bi-metallic 2 Zloty 2010 from Jacek Stącel, Poland

The 2 Zloty 2010 from Poland is in circulation now. Here is a picture


3. Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2010 from Martin Peeters, The Netherlands
Feature: 100th anniversary of the Portuguese Republic
Description: The coin commemorates the 100th anniversary of the end of the constitutional monarchy of King Manuel II and the establishment of the Portuguese Republic following the revolution of 5 October 1910.
Issuing volume: tba
Issuing date: 2010
4. Bi-metallic 2010 Liras from Turkish Jose Cebrian

I've investigated about the Turkish Cypriot "coins" and I believe they are almost quite sure a fake. Turkish Government should may take prosecution abuot this crime, but... Let me know if my records aren't correct.


--Remark WBCC Focal Point: Who can tell more about these Bi-metallics from Turkey: Email me at:


5. Bi-metallic MTT from Jacek Stącel, Poland

Next Bi-metalic MTT from the series "Polish Fairy Tales" - Goofy Goat 05/01/2010 Issue


6. Bi-metallic Quiz Game Jack Hepler, USA

Though not the face of an actual person, the image on the 1995 Bi-metallic 10 Francs of Monaco represents an important reward for service.  What is the name of person symbolized on the coin?

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

Answer to Bi-metallic Quiz Game question #715
Whose face appears on the 2004 Bi-metallic 500 Leones of Sierra Leone?
The correct answer to Bi-metallic Quiz Game question #715 is Kai Londo.

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


7. 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.

8. New Bi-, Tri-, or Tetra-metallic Rod Sell, WBCC Webmaster
The new Bi-, Tri-, or Tetra-metallic images shown at:
* Canada 1996 off centre $2
* Poland Fairy Tale bimetallic
* Portugal 2e 2010
* Poland 2010 2zl

"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