Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club
Newsmail # 745

WBCC Newsmail 745 Volume 12, November 20, 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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1. World Bimetallic Coin News….by Antonio Mateo, Spain
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2. Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2010 from Vatican City….by Martin Peeters, The Netherlands
Received last week a leaflet from the Vatican City about the new Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2010 commemorate the Year Of the priest. Here is a scan

3. Bi-metallic 1 and 2 Euro 2004 from Slovakia….by Michael Ayrapetov, USA
found in Internet the images of bimetallic 1 and 2 Euro official trials in 2004 Mint Set of Slovakia (Prince Pribima and General Stefanik).
The URL of Website "Slovakia Official trials" is:

4. Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2010 commemoratives….by Martin Peeters, The Netherlands
Here is an overview of the 2 Euro 2010 commemoratives of several countries;
Luxembourg, whose theme is the coat of arms.1,000,000 pieces.
Germany, commemorates the EU presidency in 2010 the State of Bremen,.30,000,000 pieces
Spain: Heritage of the Great Mosque of Cordoba, 8,000,000 pieces
Italy, 200 Birth Anniversary of Camillo Paolo Filippo Giulio Benso, 2,000,000 pieces
Slovenia, Botanic Garden, 1,000,000 pieces
Belgium, EU Presidency, unknown pieces.
France, 70th Anniversary of the Appeal of 18 June, 20,064,000 pieces.
San Marino, 500 th Anniversary of the Death of Sandro Botticelli. 140,000 pieces.
Portugal, 100th Anniversary of the Portuguese Republic, 2,000,000 pieces.
Finland, 150 th Anniversary of the creation of the Finnish currency, unknown pieces.
Greece, 2500 anniversary of the Battle of Marathon, 2,500,000 pieces
Vatican City, Year of the Priest, 115,000 pieces.

5. Bi-metallic 2 Pound 2011 from Great Paul Baker, UK
The British Royal Mint has recently added collector version of many 2011 dated coin issues. Two of these are bi-metallic 2 Pound coins of Great Britain. They are not yet in stock but going by what has been normal practise for the past few years - I would expect these to be in stock with the mint by the end of the month.
The 2011 UK £2 Mary Rose
The 2011 UK £2 King James Bible
In no particular order, the first of these new bi-metallic 2 Pound coins marks 500 years since the launch of the "Mary Rose" in 1511.
This can be seen at:
This shows the Brilliant Uncirculated coin pack. The details on the webpage include..
>>The Mary Rose, the first ship to carry cannons able to fire a broadside from watertight gun ports, was the pride of his Navy and embarked on her maiden voyage 500 years ago, in 1511.<<
The second special design 2 Pound coin for 2011 celebrates 400 years since the publishing of the King James Bible in and the Brilliant Uncirculated coin pack including this type can be seen at:
Each of these two packs is said to be limited to 20 thousand. There does not seem to be a set advertised yet that includes these two new types. I would expect the range of different versions of these two new types to be the same as with previous years - for example B.U. 2011 sets, proof 2011 sets and proof precious metal versions.
A guess is that it really could be a year until coins of these two new types appear in change.

6. Bi-metallic 10 Franken 2011 from Swiss… Antonio Mateo

Here is a picture of the Bi-metallic 10 Franken from Switzerland

7. Bi-metallic 500 Pesos from Colonbia…by Bernardo González White

(Translated from Spanish language into English language by Google)
Curreency Of Colombia $ 500
Bi-metallic Coin dated 2010 $ 500
Began circulating on 16 November.
The first coinage, dated 1993, circulated from December 26, 1993, with the following characteristics:
WEIGHT: 7.43 grams - 23.5 mm DIAMETER. - Thickness: 2.10 mm.
FEATURES FOR THE SAME MONEY WITH DATES: 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005 and 2006

The Coin Dated: 2007 - 2008 - 2009 - 2010
Has the following features:
WEIGHT: 7.14 grams - Diameter: 23.5 mm. Thickness: 2.05 mm.
The metal composition did not change:
Center or core: 92% Copper, 6% aluminum, 2% nickel.
Crown: 65% copper, 20% Zinc, 15% nickel.
Except for two dates, others were struck in the Mint of Ibague.
WERE NOT minted $ 500 WITH DATES 1999, 2000, 2001.
Varying weight and thickness but not diameter so we can continue working in phones and other machines.
Regards, Bernardo González White
Medellin, 18 November 2010

8. Bi-metallic Mint Tokens from Slovakia… Michael Ayrapetov, USA

Here you have a List of 31 Bi-metallic Mint Tokens of Slovakia based on information of Kremnica Mint, Slovakia. All tokens have diameter of 22 mm. There also was 2 Euro Medals in Mint Set 2004:
a. The bust of Prince Pribina (26.3 mm).
b. General M. R. Stefanik (23.8 mm).

1). 1993 Kremnica Mint – Creator of Minting Beauty.
2). 1994 Image of National Bank of Slovakia.
3). 1995 Building of National Bank of Slovakia.
4). 1996 Branch of National Bank : Kosice.
5). 1997 Branch of National Bank: Banska Bystrica.
6). 1998 Kremnica Mint: 670th Anniversary.
7). 1999 The High Tatras (National Bank: Central Office in Bratislava).
8). 2000 Branch of National Bank: Bratislava.
9). 2000 National Bank of Slovakia. Bimillennium. M. M, (Proof).
10).2000 Opening of New Building of Central National Bank of Slovakia.
11).2001 Building of new Central Office of Bank in Bratislava.
12).2002 Bojnicky Castle (National Culture).
13).2002 Coutries of World: Sweden.
14).2003 Oraya Castle (National Culture) (675th Anniversary of Kremnica Mint).
15).2003 Kremnica.
16).2004 Bratislava Castle (Accession of Slovakia to European Union).
17).2004 Kremnica – The Gold Town.
18).2004 Summit Bush – Putin.
19).2005 Historical Regions of Slovakia: Saris, Zemplin.
20).2006 XX Winter Olympic Games in Turin, Italy.
21).2006. Bratislava Collestors’ Day.
22).2006 Historical Regions of Slovakia: Spis, Abov, Turniansko.
23).2007 Gejza Dusik (1907-1988), Slovakian Composer: 100th Anniversary of Birth.
24).2007 Nature Beauties of Czech Republic and Slovakia.
25).2007 Historical Regions of Slovakia: Gemer, Malohont, Novohrad, Hont.
26).2008 Historical Regions of Slovakia: Horehronie, Pohronie, Podpofanie, Liptov.
27).2008 XXIX Olympic Games in Beijing, China.
28).2008 Eugen Suchon (1908-1993), Slovakian Composer: 100th Anniversary of Birth.
29).2008 Farewel to the Slovak Crown.
30).2008 90th Anniversary of Pittsburgh Agreement.
31).2009 Historical Regions of Slovakia: Orava, Kysuce, Povazie.
32).2010 Historical Regions of Slovakia: Turiec, Tekov, Podsitniansko.
There was also 2 Bi-metallic Euro Medals of Slovakia in 2004 Set:
Prince Pribina (26.3 mm) and General Stefanik (23.8 mm). In My List there are 32 ringed Bi-metallic tokens of Slovakia with images on 2 sides. Also was in 2005 Baby Set included token with one side Bi-metallic (not ringed), and in 2009 was set with 2 bimetallic dameged coins without images. All 32 Bi-metallic tokens of Slovakia in my List are 22 mm in Diameter

9. Bi-metallic 2 Pound …by Martin Peeters, The Netherlands

Saw in Ebay you don’ t see often:

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

A friend named Andres Yepes have send to me these images, are from a Coca Cola token.
The token have the letters GY, the language used is spanish. The text “Vale por una botella desechable maquina Coca-Cola” (Bond by a disposable bottle Coca-Cola machine) is the same used in the Colombia tokens; but the letters used in the tokens from Colombia are COL. Uruguay have one token like this with the letters URU Other tokens from Brasil (this webpage in english)
I think that this token maybe are from the city of Guayaquil in Ecuador.
Somebody knows from where is this token?

--Remark Cliff Anderson, USA: Michael Ayrapetov indicates that this "GY" Coca-Cola token may be from Guyana

11. Bi-metallic medal in Ebay….by Martin Peeters, The Netherlands
Saw in Ebay an offer of a German Bi-metallic Medal;
Europamedaille Gründungsmitglied Deutschland -Bi-Metall

12. Bi-metallic Quiz Game #745…by Jack Hepler, USA

This week continues the quiz series called, "Whose Face". Whose face appears on the Bi-metallic 2010 Ghana 1 Yiehun? See this coin and others at the WBCC website: Please send your answer to:

Answer to Bi-metallic Quiz Game question #744.
Whose face appears on the Bi-metallic 2005 San Marino 2 Euro?
The correct answer to Bi-metallic Quiz Game question #744 is Galileo Galilei, (1564-1642).

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 #743 was Meir Sapir, WBCC Member #296. There were four players. The prize is an uncirculated Mexican Bi-metallic 5 Pesos, 2010 Venustiano Carranza, Hero of the Mexican Revolution.

13. 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

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
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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