Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club
Newsmail # 741

WBCC Newsmail 741 Volume 12, October 23, 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

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Dear WBCC members and non WBCC members,

Welcome into the World of Bi-, Tri- and Tetra-metallics.
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1 Bi-metallic 10 Pesos 2011 from Uruguay….by Wolfgang Schuster, Austria
Here is a picture of the Bi-metallic 10 Pesos 2011 from Urugua.
20.000.000 de monedas bimetálicas de 10 Pesos Uruguayos, con la imagen de un puma (Puma concolor) pasante sobre sol naciente, con opción de acuñación con núcleo central de 92% de cobre, 6% de aluminio y 2% de níquel y anillo exterior de acero inoxidable, o enteramente en acero con núcleo recubierto de metal electrodepositado color amarillo dorado y anillo externo recubierto de metal electrodepositado color plateado
A. 20,000,000 bimetallic coin of 10 Uruguayan Pesos, with the image of a puma (Puma concolor) passing on the rising sun, with the option of issue with core of 92% copper, 6% aluminum and 2% nickel and ring Stainless steel exterior, or entirely of steel with electroplated metal core coated golden yellow outer ring electro-coated silver metal

2. Bi-metallic 10 Pewsos 2010 from Mexico….by Antonio Mateo
New Bi-metallic 10 Pesos 2010 from Mexico, Guadalupe Victoria (1786-1843)
Once independence, Victoria joins Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna against the Empire of Iturbide and, finally, for his outstanding career, he was elected President of Mexico (1924-1929). During his presidency begins the international recognition of the young republic, surrendered the fortress of San Juan de Ulua (last Spanish stronghold in Mexico) and shall be abolished slavery. In short Guadalupe Victoria was one of the few leaders who contributed to the revolution for independence from Mexico and, later, the construction of the new order in accordance with republican principles, liberals and federalists, that is, the most advanced ideas of the time . Miguel Fernández Félix, real name of Guadalupe Victoria, joined the insurgent forces of Morelos where he distinguished himself as a soldier, especially during the assault on the city of Oaxaca. Later when the Revolution had been reduced to a minimum, Victoria dominated the way to Veracruz and made the Puente del Rey operations center, the traffic that way, principal of the Viceroyalty, was constantly threatened by the guerrillas of rebel leader items who were severely persecuted by the military realistic. Victoria, despite its isolation and apparent defeat, and again rejected an amnesty realistic and it was not until the signing of the Plan de Iguala when he reappeared in public in the political landscape of Mexico.

3. Bi-metallic 1 Birr 2010 from Ethiopia….by Martin Peeters, The Netherlands
Here is a scan of the new Bi-metallic 1 birr 2010 from Ethiopia.

4. Bi-metallc 50 Kurus from Cyprus…by Martin Peeters, the Netherlands
Here is a picture of the 50 Kurus 2010 from Cyprus
I think these Bi-metallics are Non Legal Tender, Fantasy coins.

5. Bi-metallic 1 Dollar 2010 from Cook Island…by Martin Peeters, the Netherlands

6. Bi-metallic 1 Yiehun 2010 from Ghana…by Martin Peeters, The Netherlands
The Donwieyiri Tribe issued a Bi-metallic 1 Yiehun coin. The chief is pictured on one side and an African mouse on the other.
The 26mm coin has a mintage of only 1,000 pieces.
This fascinating series of coins has been issued by a firm in Spain. High relief coins are being issued for many of the traditional kingdoms and tribes of Ghana. The Kings or Chiefs of the Kingdoms or Tribes have authorized each of the issues. The coins are not intended to circulated, but rather to be sold to raise funds for projects that benefit the Kingdoms and Tribes. The King or Chief appears on the one side of the coins and items of significance to the tribe, the name of the tribe and the denomination appear on the other. This tribe is located in the Upper West Region of Ghana. Part of the proceeds from the sale of the coins benefit the Hunger Aid and Development Foundation (HADEF) based in Ghana. The Foundation promotes economic development projects in Africa.

7. Bi-metallic 1 Dollar 2010 from Cook Islands…by Martin Peeters, The Netherlands
Here is a scan of a new Bi-metallic 1 Dollar 2010 from Cook Islands.

8. Bi-metallics from Cabinda in Ebay…by Martin Peeters, The Netherlands

Saw in Ebay several offers of new Bi-metallics from Cabinda:

Cabinda 2010 World Cup Set of 2 Coins,With Bimetal Coin

9. Bi-metallic MTT from Poland….by Jacek Stacel, Poland

Another series of MTT Bi-metalic City of ŁÓDŹ
Series: Stories for Children Issue 5000 10/15/2010 issue Mint: CZECH REPUBLIC !!!

10. Bi-metallic Quiz Game #741…by Jack Hepler, USA
This week continues the quiz series called, "Whose Face".

Whose face appears on the Bi-metallic 2006 San Marino 2 Euro?

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

Answer to Bi-metallic Quiz Game question #740.

Whose face appears on the Bi-metallic 2008 Tristan de Cunha 25 Pence?

The correct answer to Bi-metallic Quiz Game question #740 is Queen Elizabeth 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 #739 prize winner will be announced next week.

11. 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.

12.New Bi-, Tri-, or Tetra-metallic Rod Sell, WBCC Webmaster
The new Bi-, Tri-, or Tetra-metallic images are shown at:

13. My Bi-metallic offers….by Antonio Mateo, Spain
I offer these Bi-metallic coins on ebay:
Coin of time I 2004 Niob Bimetallic Bi-metal Bimetall


"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