Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club
Newsmail # 721

WBCC Newsmail 721 Volume 16, June 5, 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 Rand 2010 from Antonio Barrena Mateo

New Bi-metallic 5 Rand 2010 from South Africa.


2. Bi-metallic 5 Pesos 2010 from Mexico….by Antonio Barrena Mateo, Spain

New Bi-metallic $5 2010 commemorate Vicente Guerrero,1783-1831

Vicente Guerrero, tixtleño of humble birth, was incorporated in November 1810 to the forces of the brothers who followed the general Galeana Morelos. During the War of Independence, Guerrero participated prominently in various feats of arms as in the battle of Izucar and making of Oaxaca, on its merits, Morelos revolt entrusted southern Puebla and thanks for the manufacture of gunpowder, the casting of artillery and, above all, the growth of their troops, Guerrero scored high-profile victories in the region. The defeat of the main leaders of the insurgency, Guerrero assumed the protection of the Congress of Chilpancingo and established a guerrilla group that kept alive the struggle for independence in the south during the most difficult years for the insurgency. Finally, despite its rudimentary training and thanks to its very particular political sensitivity, Guerrero foresaw the possibility of joining the fighting forces before the liberal triumph in Spain and promoted the alliance with Iturbide to achieve the independence of Mexico on the Plan of Iguala, which recognized the independence of Mexico, the establishment of constitutional monarchy, the equality of all Mexicans and that the Catholic religion was the only one in Mexico.

In the fall of the Empire, Guerrero was alternate member of the Triumvirate that followed, and the lodge Yorkin, party of progress and defender of federalism. In 1829, Guerrero became president of the Republic with little success and two years later was killed by treachery.

Guerrero was undoubtedly one of the leaders most committed to the struggle for independence and the people of Mexico, even in the most adverse to the Patriots.
Without doubt, was one of the most prominent representatives of the radical wing of the insurgency. Despite his lack of preparation, their military capacity, its political sensitivity and commitment to the country visibly stressed. Also, does not escape its consistent participation in the construct


3. Bi-metallics in Martin Peeters, The Netherlands

3 Bi-metallics in Ebay, The Past, The Present and The furure. Bi-metallic 10 Dollars from Australia.


The Past


The Present


The Future


4. Encased piece in Ebay (1) Martin Peeters, The Netherlands

Saw in Ebay a special Encased piece:


5. Encased piece in Ebay (2) Martin Peeters, The Netherlands



6. Bi-metallic Quiz Game Jack Hepler, USA

This week continues the quiz series called, "Whose Face".
Whose face appears on the 1995 Bi-metallic 10 Dirhams of Morocco?
See this coin and others at the WBCC website:
Please send your answer to:

Answer to Bi-metallic Quiz Game question #720
Whose face appears on the Brazilian 2002 Bi-metallic 1 Real?
The correct answer to Bi-metallic Quiz Game question #720 is Kubitschek.

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 #719 prize winner was Bertie van Haag, WBCC member #261. There were eleven players.

7. WBCC Super Quiz Jack Hepler, USA

When the Euro coins were launched in 2002, optional edge lettering was authorized. Most countries incorporated a series of designs for the edges including stars, country names, ornaments or value. Which country created Bi-metallic edge designs that were NOT country name, ornaments, value or stars? What was the inscription on the Bi-metallic 2 Euro of that country and what does it say in English?

Answer to WBCC Super Quiz #15
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 correct answers are: The most easterly mountain is Piz Bernina (E9º54' 28").  The most westerly mountain is Matterhorn Cervin (E7º 39' 23") The May Super Quiz winner will be announced next week.

8. New Bi-, Tri-, or Tetra-metallic Rod Sell, WBCC Webmaster
The new Bi-, Tri-, or Tetra-metallic images shown at:
* Mexico 5 peso 2010 Vincente Guerrero
* Papua New Guinea 2 Kina 2008
* Finland 2 Euro 2010
* South Africa 5 rand 2010

"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