Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club
Newsmail # 739

WBCC Newsmail 739 Volume 2, October 9, 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.Poland WBCC Team…by Jacek Stacel, Poland
I forgot to send you pictures of the Polish team WBCC !!! Photograph taken at the annual meeting of the members and fans of the WBCC Polish :-)))

Darek Matyja # 420 (in a shirt with the logo of WBCC) behind him with a certificate Slawomir Klimczak WBCC # 339
Daren Pyć beside him (the candidate for the WBCC ;-)) at the bottom is Stanislaw Buławski # 227,
I stand by the balustrade Jacek Stącel # 419 , Kazimierz Buczak # 493 is behind me and on top of Wladyslaw Gębczyk # 155

2.Bi-metallic 2 and 5 Soles 2010 from Peru….by Fran Pascual, Spain
Here are the new design for the the Bi-metallic 2 and 5 Soles 2010 from Peru.
Will be circulating in the next few days.

3.Bi-metallic 1 Lira 2010 from Turkey, by Jacek Stacel, Poland
Here are pictures of Turkey issued a further 2 Bi-metalics 1 Lra 2010: Cat and Dog

4.Bi-metallic 10 Pesos from Mexico….by Fran Pascual, Spain
I found this information in the web:

Banxico will be issuing a new commemorative coin series of 24 coins in honour to the Mexican Numismatic Heritage. Will be issued 6 coins for year between 2011 and 2014 with a face value of 100 Pesos. We can see the images in our (Antonio #316 & Fran #314) web WORLD BIMETALLIC COIN NEWS (WBCN) in this link:
Columnario, 2011
Morelos, SUD, 2011

Caballito, 2011

Chops and Philippines overprint, 2012

Zacatecas, LVO, 2012

Moneda de Manita, 2012

Suriana, 2013

Balanza, 2013

Suprema Junta de América, 2013

Muera Huerta, 2014

60 Pesos de Oaxaca, 2014

English Guayana overprint, 2014

Busto, 2011

Peso de bolita, 2011

Macuquina, 2012

1 Peso, Second Empire, 2012
Ferrocarril del Sureste, 2012
Carlos y Juana, 2013
Chops, 2013
8 Escudos, First Empire, 2013
Pelucona, 2014
Oaxaca, 2014
¼ de Real Republicano, 2014

5.Bi-metallic error 1 Euro 2002 from Germany…by Martin Peeters, The Netherlands
Saw in Ebay a Bi-metallic Error 1 Euro from Germany one don’ t see often;
LANZ Deutschland 1 Euro 2002 D Fehlprägung #RV2245

6.Bi-metallic 50 Kroner 2010 from Greenland…by Martin Peeters, The Netherlands
n offer of a Bi-metallic 50 Kroner 2010 from Greenland in Ebay
This Bi-metallic is according the seller a collectors iten and so Not Legal Tender

7.Tri-metallic  Korea medal 2011… Allen Kwon, South-Korea

Korea Mint(KOMSCO) issued first Tri-metallic medal to commemorate 1th Korea Money Fair.
And KOMSCO sold single medal and Korean coin set including the medal in the Fair.

Obverse : Emblem of Korea Money Fair
Reverse : Old Korean coin and Coin-making machine
Diameter : 28.2mm
Mintage : 1,000
Colors of center, inner ring and outer ring are different.

8.Bi-metallic London market tallies…… by Cliff Anderson, USA
In the past, I have submitted several images of bimetallic market tokens from the London produce markets of Spitalfields and Covent Garden, between 1895 and 1920.  Here are 3 more.

I have seen explanations for the use of these tokens, which were also called "brasses" or "tallies".  One is that they were used as receipts for deposits paid for baskets or other containers used to convey the produce.  Another is that they were used by "porters", apparently to be redeemed for cash by persons carrying produce for customers.

The several monographs cataloguing these pieces, mainly by an American professor, Neil B. Todd, do not offer any comprehensive listing of bimetallic pieces.  Most of these tokens were not bimetallic, though they were of many various shapes and designs.  I have collected 29 of these pieces that have some bimetallic feature, but I'm sure that there are many more to be discovered.

9.Bi-metallic Error 25 Pounds 2002 from Serya…by Martin Peeters, The Netherlands
Saw in Ebay a Bi-metallic Error 25 Pounds 2002 from a one don’ t see often;

10.Bi-metallic from Germany…by Martin Peeters, The Netherlands

11.Tri-metallic from Russia….by Martin Peeters, The Netherlands

Saw in Ebay a Tri-metallic from Russia one don’ t see often;

12.Bi-metallic Quiz Game #739…by Jack Hepler, USA

This week continues the quiz series called, "Whose Face"
Whose face appears on the Bi-metallic 1993 Vatican 500 Lire?
See this coin and others at the WBCC website: Please send your answer to:

Answer to Bi-metallic Quiz Game question #738.
Whose face appears on the Bi-metallic 2004 San Marino Two Euro?
The correct answer to Bi-metallic Quiz Game question #738 is Bartholomeo Borghesi

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 #737 prize winner will be announced in two weeks.

3.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. 3. The second (2007) shield is the correct design.
    (per Wikipedia)

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.

 14. 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