Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club
Newsmail # 742

WBCC Newsmail 742 Volume 12, October 30, 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.

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1, A new WBCC member….by Martin peters, WBCC Focal Point
We have a new WBCC member. Let me introduce him to you:
Name: Ali Hassanzadeh, Iren (WBCC member #518)
Age: 32
Profession: Chemical Enginer
Hobby: World coins including many Bi- and/or Tri-metallics
Goal: To complete my coin collection (esp. bi-metalic coins) as much as possible and get introduced to other collectors over-seas
How did I know about the WBCC: by Wikipedia link

2. Bi-metallic 10 Baht from Thailand….byAntonio Mateo, Spain

Here a scan of the new Bi-metallic 10 Baht 2010 from Thailland commoemorate 84th Birthday of HRH Princess Bejaratana Rajasuda Sirisobhabannavadi 2010

3. Bi-metallic 5 Pesos 2010 from Mexico….by Antonio Mateo, Spain

Here news about the new Bi-metallic 10 Pesos 2010 from Mexico, Josefa Ortiz de Domínguez (1768-1829)
Wife of the Corregidor of Querétaro, Miguel Dominguez, played a key role in the onset of the War of Independence. Before September 1810, he joined the insurgency by a daughter, Allende promised, her husband came to the movement and kept informed of what independence leaders agree to the liberation struggle. When he learned that Dolores conspiracy had been discovered by the colonial authorities and that the magistrate would have to initiate the necessary inquiries, Doña Josefa anticipated events and warned the leaders of independence of events, which led to the outbreak of the War Independence in September 1810. Captured by his collaboration with the insurgency, the magistrate, as was known, was imprisoned for several years in various convents. At the Independence of Mexico, did not accept any reward for his services and was critical to the regimes of independent Mexico.

4. Bi-metallic 5 Pesos 2009 from Mexico….Jack Hepler, USA

I found a Mexican, 2009, 200 Years of Independence 5 Pesos not listed in TWOB. Sevando Teresa De Mier.

5. Bi-metallic medals from Germany….by Jose Luis Ramirez Monleon, Spain

one can read about 6 German Bi-metallic medals commemorate German history with different metals.

6. Bi-metallic Quiz Game #742…by Jack Hepler, USA

This week continues the quiz series called, "Whose Face".
Whose face appears on the Bi-metallic 2005 Kenya 5 Shillings? See this coin and others at the WBCC website: Please send your answer to:

Answer to Bi-metallic Quiz Game question #741.

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

The correct answer to Bi-metallic Quiz Game question #741 is Christopher Columbus.

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 #740 prize winner is Bertie van Haag, Member #261. There were five players.

The Game #739 prize winner was Barry Murray, Member #411. There were five players.

The Game #738 prize winner was Gabor Toth, Member #80. There were eight players.

The Game #737 prize winner was Charley Nash Member #503. There were two players.

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.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