Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club
Newsmail # 719

WBCC Newsmail 719 Volume 16, May 22, 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. A new WBCC Martin Peeters, WBCC Focal Point
We have a new WBCC member. Let me introduce him to you:

Name: Karol Swierzbin (WBCC member #516), Poland
Age: 32
Profession: psychologist 
Hobby: Other Bi- and/or Tri-metallics (POLAND coins, tokens and medals) 
How did I know about the WBCC: 


2. Bi-metallic 2 Dollar 2010 from Frans Woons, Canada

The Royal Canadian Mint strikes, usually, the bi-metallic $ 2 coin (“toonies”; issued since 1996) in four qualities:

a. proof (in sterling silver with gold plated centre; in “proof” sets; for collectors)

b. specimen (in base metals; usually only issued in sets; for collectors)

c. uncirculated (in base metals; in sealed sets; for collectors; this quality used to be called “proof-like” or “brilliant uncirculated”)

d. business strikes (in base metals, for circulation)

After I’ve sent you earlier pictures of the 2010 “toonies” in the first three qualities (finishes), heres time images of the 2010 toonie in the quality “business strike”.


3. Bi-metallic 2 Euro 1999 Error from Frans Woons, Canada

This week I received another coin I had bought through eBay (for little money).  It is a 1999 (date struck very weakly) French Bi-metallic 2 Euro 1999. There are several things that indicate the coin is a fake:

a. the coin is underweight by 0.60 g (7.86 g instead of 8.46 g).

b. the coin is about 0.15 mm too large in diameter (25.90 mm instead of 25.75 mm).

c. the coin is only slightly magnetic while the real coin is magnetic.

The stars and 2’s on the edge of the fake coin are not centred which causes the bumps along the rim of the side with RF.  I imagine the coin was struck first and then the coin was rimmed.

Are other fake French 2 Euro coins known?


4. Bi-metallic 500 Lire 1989 Error from Frans Woons, Canada

Today I received in the mail another bi-metallic off-centre coin I had bought on eBay.  This is an Italian L. 500 coin dated 1983.


5. Bi-metallic MTT from Jacek Stącel, Poland

A new Bi-metalic MTT from Poland, the city of Katowice. This will be the series - technique monuments.

6. Bi-metallics from Italy and The Paul Baker, UK

Do we know this one...

and the info with it.

"This coin was distributed with the Italian Micky Mouse, called Topolino."
Also see the "Dagobert Duck - Ducktaler 1992" (I have something rather like
those pieces) - not ringed but still a bit "bi-metallic".


Home page...
Maybe you have seen the site before ?

7. Bi-metallic Fantasy Euro's in Jose Luis Ramirez, Spain

Saw in Ebay: Two Bi-metallic 1 Euro fantasy coins from Hungary:


The metals are not the same in the inner/outer rings in both coins, there are not date or mint mark (below the year) You can see here the original coin here (my webpage). The date and mintmark are in the bottom side of the coin. This coin are dated 2004, there are other sets dated 2003.

8. Bi-metallic from Andorra in Martin Peeters, The Netherlands
A Tri-metallic from Andorra you don't see onften in Ebay:
A Tri-metallic Andorra 5 Dinar 1999 commemorate the Millenium
9. Encased piece in Martin Peeters, The Netherlands
An Encased piece you don't see often in Ebay:

Encased 1964 - Metropolitan New York Coin Convention

10. Encased piecee in Martin Peeters, The Netherlands
11. Bi-metallic Quiz Game Jack Hepler, USA

This week continues the quiz series called, "Whose Face".
Who appears on the Austrian 1996 Bi-metallic 50 Schillings?
See this coin and others at the WBCC website:
Please send your answer to:

Answer to Bi-metallic Quiz Game question #718
Whose face appears on the Cuban 1999 Bi-metallic 5 Pesos? His name appears on the coin. Please provide the complete name that appears on the coin.
The correct answer to Bi-metallic Quiz Game question #718 is (as it appears on the coin) ERNESTO "CHE" GUEVARA DE LA SERNA.

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 #717 prize winner was Michael Hill, WBCC member #487. There were six players.


12. WBCC Super Quiz Jack Hepler, USA

The March Super Quiz was about Switzerland's 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. The May question is about the location. Which mountain is the most easterly and which is the most westerly of the three mountains?
The April Super Quiz(#14) Game winner was John Veltmeyer. There were six players in the Super Quiz the month of April.
Super Quiz 12 winner Meir Sapir.                        Super Quiz 13 winner Gaurav Singh


13. New Bi-, Tri-, or Tetra-metallic Rod Sell, WBCC Webmaster
The new Bi-, Tri-, or Tetra-metallic images shown at:
* Italy error 1983 500L
* Hungary fantasy bimetallics
* Poland MTT from Katowice
* France fake 2 euro
* Lynn Mass. medal
* Argentina bicentenary

"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