Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club
Newsmail # 740

WBCC Newsmail 740 Volume 2, October 16, 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 500 Pesetas 2010 from Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic….by Jacek Stacel, Poland
A new Bi-metallic from Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic, 500 Pesetas 2010
Pope John Paul II and King Juan Carlos of Spain, Arab Culture.

2.  Bi-metallic MTT from Poland….by Jacek Stacel, Poland
Another series of MTT Bi-metalic –from Poland
City Bydgoszcz

Issue 27 Oct
Issue 15.000

Mint of Poland

diameter 27 mm

3. Bi-metallic in Ebay…by Paul Baker, UK
Saw in Ebay:

Révolution 1848, Bimétallique, Louis Napoleon Bonaparte

And also


4. Bi-metallic in Ebay…by Martin Peeters, The Netherlands
Saw a Bi-metallic offer in Ebay you don’ t see often:
Gambia 1999 Sun Map Gild Silver Bimetal Coin,Proof

5. Encased in Ebay…by Martin Peeters, The Netherlands
Saw a Bi-metallic offer in Ebay you don’ t see often:

Washington quarter encased coin - 1948 TIME Magazine

6.  Bi-metallic Quiz Game #740…by Jack Hepler, USA

This week continues the quiz series called, "Whose Face".
Whose face appears on the Bi-metallic 2008 Tristan de Cunha 25 Pence?
See this coin and others at the WBCC website:
Please send your answer to:

Answer to Bi-metallic Quiz Game question #739.
Whose face appears on the Bi-metallic 1993 Vatican 500 Lire?
The correct answer to Bi-metallic Quiz Game question #739 is Pope John Paul II

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 #738 prize winner will be announced in two weeks.

7.  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.

(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.

8. My Bi-metallic offer… Yossi Barzelay, Israel
I got for sell a nice Israeli low mintage mint set dated 1995/6.  The set includes the first Bi-metallic Hanukka 10 Sheqalim coin and other 6 coins. Price is $35.
If you are interested please E-mail me at:

9.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