Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club
Newsmail # 723

WBCC Newsmail 723 Volume 16, June 19, 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. WBCC at the Open Day of the Royal Dutch Martin Peeters, WBCC Focal Point
Last saterday, June 12, Frans Dubois and myself were with an own WBCC booth at the Open Day of the Royal Dutch Mint in the city Utrecht, The Netherlands.
Here are 2 pictures
Martin Peeters and Frans Dubois at the WBCC Booth
Frans is given a Certificate of Appriciation and a WBCC T-shirt to the Dutch Muntmaster Maarten Brouwer, for inviting the WBCC to the Open Day.
2. WBCC member Jack Hepler is meeting ANS members in Martin Peeters, The Netherlands
Jack Hepler, traveling is Australia has told Australian Numismatic Society members about the WBCC.
At this meeting he gave Rod Sell, the WBCC Webmaster a certificate of appriciation for his work for the WBCC
At the same meeting WBCC member John Veltmeyer received his April 2010 Super Quiz Certificate
3. Bi-metallic 5 and 10 Euro 2010 from Martin Peeters, The Netherlands
Here a picture of the Luxemburg 5 Euro 2010 commemorate Chateau Du d"Esch-Sure and 10 Euro 2010 commemorate 25th anniversary the Schengen Treaty, 3000 pieces  of each wil be issued
4. Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2010 from Martin Peeters, The Netherlands
Spain will issue a Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2010 commemorate Felipe De Borbon
5. Bi-metallic 5 Zloty Jacek Stącel, Poland
Here Circulation is already Bi-metallic 5 zl to 2010 years. Photos sent in my friend Marcin Skowron
6. Bi-metallic from Ankit Mittal, India

I am sending you a few images of India’s first-ever Bi-metallic coin in the Rs 10 denomination, which is also the highest denomination of India’s circulation coins, again for the first time.


You may have seen images of the Indian Rs 10 Bi-metallic coins earlier, but this is the obverse side of a commemorative, but in circulation, design; in all, this is the 4th design of the Rs 10 coin !

It may also be of interest to the WBCC that the first tender for Rs 10 Bi-metallic coin blanks by Indian mints was issued for 300 mn. pieces, which was fulfilled by our company – Mittal Appliances Limited – which is also the only Indian company yet to manufacture Bi-metallic coin blanks. A new tender for 500 mn. pieces of Rs. 10 Bi-metallic coin blanks has also been recently issued by the Indian mints.


BTW, I am also trying to arrange images of the other designs of the Rs. 10 bi-metallic coin. Hope this will be helpful information to other WBCC members

Ankit D. Mittal
Director - Marketing, Mittalgroup
7. Encased pieces from Rod Sell , Australia
The Australian Numismatic Society celebrates it's Centenary in 2013.
To celebrate this event, each year the Society gives it's financial members  a medal or an encased coins.
 This year the medal members are given is an encased 1910 threepence.1910 was the first year that Australia produced silver coins, so these  encased coins are 100 years old.100 of the 1910 threepence used were from a hoard of coin recently found,  called the 1921 hoard as that was the last date of the coins found in the hoard.The encased coins in the aluminium ring are the ones being given to members. Members at the recent Conference were allowed to chose their medal and were also allowed to purchase an encased 1910 threepence in a brass ring. Mintages are 200 for the aluminium ring and 35 for the brass ring. All the brass ring coins are from the 1921 hoard. 
8. Bi-metallic Error 10 Pesos from Martin Peeters, The Netherlands
In Ebay I saw an offer of an Error 10 Pesos from Mexico
9. Encased from the USA (1) Martin Peeters, The Netherlands
Here is a scan of an Encased George Quarter 500 piece limited as giveaway from Krause for the ANA 2001 in Atlanta
10. Encased from the USA (2) Martin Peeters, The Netherlands
Saw in Ebay an unsual Encased piece
A Washington DC Souvenir Bell Shaped Encased Coin 1950
11. Encased from the USA (3) Martin Peeters, The Netherlands
Saw in Ebay an unsual Encased piece

A 1947 ELGIN LUMBER Encased Cent ILLINOIS Souvenir Coin

12. Bi-metallic Quiz Game Jack Hepler, USA
This week continues the quiz series called, "Whose Face".
Whose face appears on the 2001 Bi-metallic 100  Pesos of Chile? This is not an identified actual person but represents an ethnic group.
See this coin and others at the WBCC website:
Please send your answer to:

Answer to Bi-metallic Quiz Game question #722
Whose face appears on the 1998 Bi-metallic 50 Schillings of Austria?
The correct answer to Bi-metallic Quiz Game question #722 is Konrad Lorenz.

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 #721 prize winner will be announced in WBCC Newsmail 724.

13. 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.

14. New Bi-, Tri-, or Tetra-metallic Rod Sell, WBCC Webmaster
The new Bi-, Tri-, or Tetra-metallic images shown at:
* Australian Numismatic Society 2010 members medals
* Luxembourg 5 & 10 euro for 2010
* Monaco 2010 fantasy bimetallics
* Vatican 2009 & 2010 fantasy Bi-metallics

"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