Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club
Newsmail # 738

WBCC Newsmail 738 Volume 2, October 25, 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 10 Roubles 2010 from Russie….by Antonio Mateo, Spain
Here news about New Bi-metallic 10 roubles 2010 from Russia.
On the back side of a coin on the disc is an image of the coat of arms of the Chechen Republic, on a ring around the circumference there are inscriptions: at the top - "Russian Federation" at the bottom - "The Chechen Republic."
On the reverse side of the second coin on the disc is an image of the coat of arms of Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous District, on a ring around the circumference there are inscriptions: at the top - "Russian Federation" at the bottom - "YAMALO-NENETS district"

2.  Bi-metallic 10 Rouble in an aution….by Tom Passon, The Netherlands

Gorny & Mosch Geissener Münzhandelung, München, Germany. (
Auction 193 14 October 2010.,
Lot 5504:
Bi-metallic 10 roubles 1992 St. Petersburg, trial strike with on the backside marked with number 007 for including in the archive of the Mint.
With lead seal of the SPMD, Equipped with two stamp of the Mint. Stamp with the text ‘Not included in the mintage’. Reverse Tiger.

Starting price € 100,-.

Lot 5505 similar with 10 roubles 1992 bimetallic. Reverse Red-breasted Kazarka. Starting price € 100,-

Lot 5506 similar with 10 roubles 1992 bimetallic. Reverse Central Asia Cobra. Starting price € 100,-

Lot 5507 5 roubles 1991 bimetallic. Reverse Giant Fischuhu. Starting price € 100

3. Encased in an auction…by Tom Passon, The Netherlands
In an auction of: Teutoburger Münzauktion – Borgholzhause( – Germany (  I saw Auction 51 lot 2950 Lucky Coin of S.P. van Perlstein Lotteriebank Coln, With Deutsche Reich 1 pfennig 1903  Very Fine  Starting Price € 50

4.  Encased in Ebay…by Martin Peeters, The Netherlands

Here an Encased piece one doesn’ t see often in Ebay:


5.  Bi-metallic Quiz Game #738…by Jack Hepler, USA

This week continues the quiz series called, "Whose Face"
Whose face appears on the Bi-metallic 2004 San Marino Two Euro?

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

Answer to Bi-metallic Quiz Game question #737.
Two faces appear on a Bi-metallic Thailand 10 Baht dated 2545 (2002).  In addition to King Rama XI, whose face appears on this coin?
The correct answer to Bi-metallic Quiz Game question #737 is King Rama V.

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 #736 prize winner was Charley Nash WBCC member #503.  There were five players

6.  Super Quiz #20…by Jack Hepler, USA
Circulation Bi-metallic coins may not be found in which country (s) bordering the Black Sea?

Answer to Super Quiz #19.
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 Coat of Arms is the official one?  (Three answers are required)
  1. The horse is facing the same way on both but running in different directions.
  2. The first design was artistic but counter to traditional symbolism.
  3. The second (2007) shield is the correct design.
  4. (per Wikipedia) The coat of arms was originally composed by Sir Robert Ker Porter, member of the British Legacy in Caracas and the famous artist, Mr. Carmelo Fernandez.  The change was made in the early 21st century and changed the position of the horse (above arms), as well as the flag (the flag has now 8 stars). In March 2006 the National Assembly approved changes to the coat of arms and the flag which were made official on March 12, 2006, Flag Day. Prior to 2006, the horse was running to its left with its head turned to its right. In heraldic theory this is a mistake because all "beasts" must face dexter (to their right or the viewer's left.
7. 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,

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