Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club
Newsmail # 734

WBCC Newsmail 734 Volume 16, September 4, 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 735, September11 will be composed and sent out by Jack Hepler, USA.  Please send Bi-metallic news and coin pictures to Jack;

Please notice Martin's new E-mail address is now:

2.  India Coin on Antonio Barrena Mateo, Spain

This coin was seen on eBay.

ED:  If you are unable to see the EBay item listing using the above link, search using the item number; 60294669353.

3. Argentine 2011 Bi-metallic Information…by Fran Pascual Argentina

For the next year will be issued a new bimetallic 2 pesos coin from Argentina:  There is not image available yet, but we can read the technical characteristics of the new coin in the Central Bank's web.

Ring: CuNiAl (24,30mm)

Center: CuNi (17,00 mm)

Weight: 7,20 g

ED:  The above pictures are 2010 Commemoratives from Argentina.

4.  New Bi-metallic coin from Mexico…by Antonio Barrena Mateo, Spain

Ignacio Allende (1769-1811)

The military failures of the initiators of the War of Independence led to differences between Hidalgo Allende and other leaders but none of them demerits the role of insurgent leaders. Notably at the time of his capture in Acatita of Bajan Allende refused and once taken he faced the process with dignity and without compromising anyone in their statements. He was sentenced to death and executed in June 1811.

Allende represents rare patriotism and delivers the first leaders in the cause of national independence.

Creole military since the early nineteenth century sympathized with the independence aspirations of Americans which led him to participate in the conspiracies of Valladolid and Dolores in favor of independence. Along with Hill was one of the principal leaders and initiators of the independence movement. As Captain-General of the rebels Allende had an outstanding participation in the events that occurred arms in the center of New Spain between September 1810 and March 1811. Also tried on several occasions - albeit unsuccessfully - to organize and impose order among the insurgent forces.

5. Tri-metal from Korea…by Allen Kwon, South Korea

 "1st Korea Money Fair" and Tri-metallic medal

Korea Mint(KOMSCO) holds 1st Korea Money Fair(KMF) in Daejeon at 1~3th October.  It's the first formal money fair in Korea.  And KOMSCO issues tri-metallic medal to commemorate that fair.

It's also the first tri-metallic medal in Korea.

Diameter : 28.2mm.

The price of the medal is undecided.

6.  New Bi-metallic releases…by Jack Hepler

Finland 2 Euro 2010.
Spain 2 Euro 2011.

Luxembourg 5 Euro 2011

7.  New Polish MTT…by Jacek Stacel, Poland

Another bimetalic the Polish city of Gliwice MTT series

8. Bi-metallic Quiz Game #734…by Jack Hepler, USA

This week continues the quiz series called, "Whose Face".

Whose face appears on the 2003 Bi-metallic 40 Shilling coin of Kenya?

See this coin and others at the WBCC website: Please send your answer to:

Answer to Bi-metallic Quiz Game question #733.

Whose face appears on the Bi-metallic 2 Euro coin of Monaco dated 2007?

The correct answer to Bi-metallic Quiz Game question #733 is Princess Grace Kelly.

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 #732 prize winner was Bertie van Haag WBCC member #261.  There were eight players.

9.  WBCC Super Quiz Jack Hepler, USA

The 2005 Bi-metallic 1000  Bolivares shows the National Shield from the Coat of Arms which is not the same as the shield in the design of the 2007 Bi-metallic Bolivar.  What is the difference, why is there a difference and which c.o.a. is the official one?  (Three answers are required)

10.  Answer to WBCC Super Quiz Jack Hepler, USA

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.

The coin is 2 Pounds 2008.

Gibraltar issued the coin.

The event was the Battle of Trafalgar.

11. 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