Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club
Newsmail # 724

WBCC Newsmail 724 Volume 16, June 26, 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 Euro 2010 from Jacek Stącel, Poland
Here is a picture of a new Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2010 from Greece commemorate 2500 years the battle of Marathon. 2.5 million peices will be issued.

2. Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2010 from Vatican Jacek Stącel, Poland
A new Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2010 commemorate the Year for Priests .This Bi-metallic marks the Year for Priests, declared by Pope Benedict XVI for the period of 19 June 2009 to 19 June 2010 and concluding with an international gathering of priests with the pope. The coin features a shepherd drawing a lamb from a lion’s mouth. Issuing volume: 115 000 pieces

3. Bi-metallic 10 Rouble 2010 from Jacek Stącel, Poland
The next two series of Bi-metallic 10 Roubles 2010 of Countries and Federations Russia, Perm Country and the second Nenets Autonomous Region

4. Bi-metallic from Sierra Martin Peeters, The Netherlands

Sierra Leone 2010 Centenary of the Birth of Joy Adamson Coin

• Legal tender coin of Sierra Leone
• Available in Proof Sterling Silver with Crystal inset
• Limited edition of only 5,000 coins worldwide
• Struck four times to achieve the legendary Pobjoy ‘Proof’ finish
• £1 from every coin sold will go to the Born Free Foundation

Joy Adamson devoted her life to the animals of Africa. She is best known as the author of Born Free, the heartwarming story of Elsa the orphaned lion cub she raised in Kenya. Adamson was born in 1910, and Sierra Leone issued a magnificent coin in 2010 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of her birth. The Sterling Silver outer ring features lions, while the centre shows a lioness engraved in genuine crystal. It is only the third silver and crystal coin in the world, but the edition is limited to only 5,000 due to the difficulty of making a coin in silver and crystal.

Pobjoy Mint has joined forces with the Born Free Foundation and £1 from every coin sold will go to help save Lions in Africa. The Born Free Foundation was established in 1984 to help save animals in captivity. The charity is now dedicated to protecting threatened species and working with communities to help save their local wildlife
5. Bi-metallic 25 Pence 2009 from Gough Island' Aidan Work, New Zealand
Here is what Gough Island's 2009 Bi-metallic 25 Pence looks like; .
Like the Stoltenhoff Island & Tristan da Cunha 2008 coins, these were also struck at the Commonwealth Mint ( ) in England.
Remark: Joel Anderson, USA:
Above is a better image of the Bi-metallic Gough 25 Pence. The coins is $8.50 + $3 shipping anywhere in the world.
See on my website
6. Encased Cent 2010 from the Jack Hepler, USA
Here is a scan of the US 2010 Cent I had encased. There were 100 produced and 70 were passed to members of the Australian Numismatic Society during my visit there.
7. Bi-metallic Inlay pieces from Wolfgang Schuster (from Bangkok International Associates)

Bronze Token setsTwo pieces with silver inlay from Thailand supposedly for gambling purposes.

8. Bi-metallic Quiz Game Jack Hepler, USA
This week continues the quiz series called, "Whose Face".
Whose face appears on the 2002 Bi-metallic 2 Euro of Austria?
See this coin and others at the WBCC website:
Please send your answer to:

Answer to Bi-metallic Quiz Game question #723
Whose face appears on the 2001 Bi-metallic 100 Pesos of Chile? This is not an identified actual person but represents an ethnic group.
The correct answer to Bi-metallic Quiz Game question #723 is a Mapuche woman.

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.  

9. 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.

10. New Bi-, Tri-, or Tetra-metallic Rod Sell, WBCC Webmaster
The new Bi-, Tri-, or Tetra-metallic images shown at:
* Sierra Leone 2010

* Russia 2010 bimetallics
* Greece 2e 2010
* Thai bronze coins with silver inlays
* Spain 2e 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