Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club
Newsmail # 730

WBCC Newsmail 730 Volume 16, August 7, 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 Newsmails and E-mail Martin Peeters, WBCC Focal Point
WBCC Newsmail 730, 731 and 732, August 7, 14 and 21 will be composed and
sent out by Jack Hepler, USA
Please notice Martin's new E-mail address starting August 1:
Anyone not receiving the latest update of the catalog "The World Of
Bi-metallics" (TWOB) issue #67, may see and download from the WBCC
Website.  TWOB is in EXCEL format.  If unable to read or download please
contact Jack Hepler, or Rod Sell, WBCC Webmaster,
Note: Due to technical difficulties and my own lack of skills, pictures
of coins normally shown with the newsmail may be viewed for the next
three weeks by going to the WBCC Website:

2. New Bi-metallic from Jose L. Ramirez, Spain
New coin from Cabinda.  This time the country commemorates the last
Football World Championship.

3. Bi-metallic patterns from Jose L. Ramirez, Spain*&
This time are the same coins but with different metals, the center is red
(copper).  The original coins minted by ICB (International Currency
Board) in the Romanian Mint have the center in silver metal (nickel).
Now these coins with new designs and old designs have the red center.
Both have a difference with the old coins: these one don’t have the date
below the shield of Romania.
Maybe these coins were minted recently by the same mint that issued coins
from rare countries like Cabinda, last Palestine coins, Northern Cyprus,

4. Bi-metallic 5 Euro of Pabitra Saha, UK
The Mint of Finland will issue two 5 Euro coins will begin a new series
of coins dedicated to the provinces of Finland.
There are nine historical provinces of Finland: Ãland, Tavastia, Karelia,
Lapland, Ostro-bothnia, Satakunta, Savo, Uusimaa and Finland Proper. The
two First coins will be issued in 2010 and the first two provinces
represented in the series will be Finland Proper and Satakunta,
The nominal value of each coin will be 5 euro. They will be minted in
bi-metallic form with a diameter of 27.25 mm. The coin centre is
copper-nickel, the ring Nordic Gold. The reverse of each provincial coin
features the historical province's coat of arms and the face value of 5

5. Bi-metallic 10 Rupee of Antonio Mareo, Spain
This new Indian coin has been approved by the Indian government as a new
symbol for Indian Rupee and this is the newest look of Rs. 10 coin
The Indian rupee symbol is a mix of the Devanagri ''Ra'' and Roman ''R'',
and becomes the fifth currency in the world to have such a distinct
identity. As you are aware, this new Indian rupee symbol is designed by
IIT post-graduate D Uday Kumar and has been approved by the Union Cabinet
    The new Indian rupee will now join the elite club of US dollar,
British pound-sterling, Euro and Japanese Yen to have its own symbol.
    The response received for this new Indian rupee symbol has already
been great. Paul Baker
This does not seem to be an official design proposal...e.g. see...,7078.msg46376.html

6. Bi-metallic 2 Euro Martin Peeters, Netherlands ist ein Online-Angebot der:Richter & Dyballa
Verlagsgesellschaft mbH, Am Schäfergraben 16, D-65843 Sulzbach/Ts.Tel:
+49 (0)69 / 999 993 00 -70 • Fax: +49 (0)69 / 999 993 00 -77 • Mail: Sitz der Redaktion: Am Holzweg 26, 65830 Kriftel
• Chefredakteur: Sebastian Richter (V.i.S.d.P.) USt-ID Nummer: DE
815082126 • Amtsgericht Frankfurt HRB 85420 • Geschäftsführer: Florian
ED:  Hopefully you can sort through the above message to find what you
need to access the new 2 Euro news website.

7. Quadra or Tetra-metallic Frans Woons, Canada
The Pobjoy Mint has produced, for the British Virgin Islands, a coin
consisting of three rings, fitting inside each other, and a central plug.
 The mint called it a "quad metal coin".  This coin is known to us.
  As the word "quad" is not an English word (only used in informal
parlance), I suggested to call this coin "tetra-metallic".  We had
already "bi-metallic" and "tri-metallic" coins.
  The prefix "bi" is from the Latin while the prefix "tri" could be
either from the Latin or from the Greek.  Now I suggest we use the Latin,
and not the Greek, prefix for "four" for the "quad metal coin".
  The Latin prefix for four is either "quadri" or "quadru" (also "quadra"
occurs; as in "quadraphonic").  I've seen the word "quadri-metallic" on
the internet.
  Therefore I suggest we change "tetra-metallic" to "quadri-metallic".
("Tetra" is the Greek prefix for four).
  N.B. I'm not a linguist and English is not my native tongue...
ED:  Either prefix is legitimate in English if one is to use the
dictionary as a basis for establishing precedence.  Both are commonly
used and can be found in such words as Tetrahedron and Quadrangle.  One
can find the "Tetra" prefix used more in medical and chemical science
whereas "Quadr" is seen more frequently in Math and music.

8. Bi-metallic Quiz Game Jack Hepler, USA
This week continues the quiz series called, "Whose Face".
Whose face appears on the 2007 Bi-metallic 200 Pesos of Easter Island? 
A hammerhead shark appears on the reverse of this coin.
See this coin and others at the WBCC website:
Please send your answer to:
Answer to Bi-metallic Quiz Game question #729
Whose face appears on the 2002 Bi-metallic 10 Dirhams of Morocco?
The correct answer to Bi-metallic Quiz Game question #729 is King
Mohammed VI.
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 #728 prize winner was Charley Nash,
WBCC member #503.  There were six players.

9. WBCC Super Quiz Jack Hepler, USA
Historical events and anniversaries are often displayed on coins. A very
important historical event for one country was honored by another country
on a Bi-metallic coin.  This event took place over 200 years ago near
geographical coordinates 6 degrees, 30 minutes West, 36 degrees, 30
minutes North.  Name the coin, country that issued the coin and event.
(Please read the question and answer completely)
Answer to WBCC July Super Quiz #17.
At least 39 African countries have issued Bi-metallic coins. Some are
plentiful but some are very hard to find. There are commemoratives,
pattern pieces and coins issued for circulation. Several countries have
issued a Bi-metallic coin with the value of 10. Which of these African
countries is/are landlocked?
The correct answer is Malawi, 10 Kwatcha.
The July Super Quiz winner will be announced in Newsmail #731.

10. New Bi-, Tri-, or Tetra-metallic Rod Sell, WBCC Webmaster
The new Bi-, Tri-, or Tetra-metallic images are shown at:
"See you" next week, Jack Hepler, for:

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