Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club
Newsmail # 744

WBCC Newsmail 744 Volume 12, November 13, 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. Bi-metallic Boordgeld (Dutch Ship money)…by Rod Sell, WBCC Web Provider
A little bit of information on

2. Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2010 from Greece…….Pabitra Saha, UK
Greece issued 2 Euro Bi-metal

3; Bi-metalic 5 Euro 2010 from Luxemburg….by Pabitra Saha, UK
Here a picture on the news Bi-metallic 5 Euro 2010 from Luxemburg

4. Bi-metallic 10 Rupee 2010 from India….by Pabitra Saha, UK

New Bi-metallic 10 Rupee 2010 Coin from Mumbai Mint
For the first time in Indian history a coin of Rs 75/ will be issued along with other denominations of 1,2,5 and 10/ to celebrate PLATINUM JUBLEE of Reserve Bank of India.
Booking of coins will be from 01.11.10 to 31.12.10.After a long time a set of five coins will be issued by Mumbai mint.The cost for UNC coin is Rs 3400/ , 125 US dollar and for Proof coin Rs 4000/,150 US dollar inclusive of packing and postage.The link is

5. Bi-metallic 20 Won 2010 from North-Korea….by Martin Peeters, The Netherlands

Saw in Ebay several 20 Won pieces from North-Korea. According the seller these Bi-metallics are Legal Tender.
20 Won 2010 Proof Bi-Metal Arirang Stadium
20 Won 2010 Proof Bi-Metal Arirang Dancer
20 Won 2010 Proof Bi-Metal Arirang Girl
20 Won 2010 Proof Bi-Metal Lion
20 Won 2010 Proof Bi-Metal Rhinoceros
20 Won 2010 Proof Bi-Metal Cape Buffalo
20 Won 2010 Proof Bi-Metal Elephants
20 Won 2010 Proof Bi-Metal Leopard

6. Tri-metallic 2010 Mexican commemorative coin…… Cliff Anderson, USA

This stunning piece has been released by the Mexican Mint to commemorate the Bicentennial of Mexican Independence.

It is a TRI-metallic proof. As is printed on the green striped “Certificado de Autenticidad” (incorporated into the plastic case), the piece measures 50mm in diameter and weighs 52.304 grams. Though it has the appearance of a medal, it is denominated as a “peso”.

The metallic composition written on the left side of the piece indicates that the three concentric metals are 95% copper and 5% zinc, 75% copper and 25% nickel, and 70% copper and 30% zinc, each combination alloyed to produce the golden, silver and copper colors of the rings.

On the obverse, the inner golden colored core is a depiction of Don Miguel Hildalgo y Costilla standing amid flags and celebrating people. The reverse, labeled “Doscientos Anos de Libertad” and “La Patria es Primero”, shows the “Campana [or apparently belltower] de Delores Hildago”, with the silhouettes of five individuals underneath.

I cannot determine the mintage of this piece.

This coin was first described by WBCC member Hector Zaldivar in the WBCC newsmail #702 dated January 23, 2010, but the image at that time in the WBCC image library showed the center as silver colored, not golden. Maybe that coin released in January was not a proof, and thus was made differently?

For more information on this piece, check out

7. Bi-metallic Token from ….by Rod Sell, Australia
At the ANS meeting last night I bought a bag of bimetallic tokens from one of the members.

Most were common ones, however this one I have not seen before. The centre is D shaped rather than round. There are website addresses on both sided. Unicom is a Malaysian IT company. I guess they also produce amusement tokens.
The other address VITEN I cant retrieve.

8. Bi-metallic Quiz Game #744…by Jack Hepler, USA
This week continues the quiz series called, "Whose Face". Whose face appears on the Bi-metallic 2005 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 #743. Whose face appears on the Bi-metallic 2008 Vatican 2 Euro?
The correct answer to Bi-metallic Quiz Game question #743 is Pope Benedict XVI.

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 prize winner in Quiz #742 was Gabor Toth, WBCC Member #80. There were six players.

9. Super Quiz #21…by Jack Hepler, USA

There is a bimetallic coin issuing country in Asia that uses the Latin alphabet. It is surrounded by countries which do not use the Latin alphabet. Name the country.

Answer to Super Quiz #20.

Circulation Bi-metallic coins may NOT be found in which country (s) bordering the Black Sea?

The correct answer is Romania.

There were five players in Super Quiz #20

10.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