Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club
Newsmail # 747

WBCC Newsmail 747 Volume 12, December 4, 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. Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2011 from Luxemburg 2011….by Jacek Stacel
In January will be issued by Luxembourg,Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2011 commemorative coin commemorating John of Luxembourg,
the father of the reigning Grand Duke Henri,
- UNC: 750,000 pieces - BU: coincard - 7500 pcs + set BU - 7500 pcs + set BENELUX -?
- Proof: 1.500 pieces in a set of circulation coins.

2. Bi-metallic 20 Dollar 2010 from Redonda….by Jacek Stacel
It looks like $20 from Redonda issued on the occasion Commonwealth Games in Delhi 2010 India

3. Bi-metallic 1 Lats 2010 from Latvia….by Antonio Mateo, Spain
New Bi-metallic 1 lats 2010 from Latvia.
Coin of time III.
Face value: 1 lats
Weight: 17.15 g (weight of the central circle - 7.15 g, Weight of the outer ring - 10.00 g) Diameter: 34.00 mm
Metal: the central circle - niobium, outer ring - 900 º silver
Quality: UNC
Struck 2010th g. Münze Österreich (Austria)
Artists: Laimonis Schoenberg (graphic design), John Strupulis (plaster)
Central part - the symbol of a heraldic rose, above the letters H and R. The outer ring at the top of an arc inscription LATVIAN REPUBLIC, left and right in the center of the coin with the year 2010 the divided, down an arc inscription 1 LATS ONE.
Reverse (reverse)
The outer ring - eight phases of the moon picture, the center of the circle - the crown in the form of various landscape elements arranged in view of the bird's eye view.
Edge: Smooth  

4. Bi-metallic error 1 Lira from Turkey….by Paul Baker, UK

Interesting piece in ebay
Maybe the 2006 dated piece is a fake from circulation in Turkey.... ?

5. Bi-metallic 10 baht 2010 from Thailand… Pabitra Saha, UK

Thailand has issued a Bi-metallic 10 Baht commemorating the 84th (7th cycle) birthday of HRH Princess Bejaratana Rajasuda Sirisobhabannavadihad (pronounced as Petcharat) on 1st November 2010. She is the only child of King Rama VI, the 6th King of the ruling Chakri dynasty. She was only 1 day old when her father passed away in 1925. She actually will be turning 85 years old this coming 24th November.

6. Bi-metallic medals from Germany… Jose Luis Ramirez, Spain

I have buyed this Bi-metallic medal that commemorates the 20th anniversary of the joining of the two Germanys.
There a lot of designs from this serie of medals, I have made a webpage with all medals that I have seen (in spanish)

7. Bi-metallic Fantasy from Vatican City……by Jose Luis Ramirez, Spain
I have found these two coins of 2 Euro from Vatican City.
The first one commemorates the 500th anniversary of the Swis Guard. The second one shows the Vatican Hill.

8. Bi-metallic religious medal by Cliff Anderson, USA

Many WBCC members have submitted images of bimetallic Papal medals. But this rounded oblong bimetallic medal commemorates St. Anthony of Padua, not a pope. The silver colored center is surrounded by a gold colored rim.

Born in Lisbon in 1195, St. Anthony died in Padua, Italy, in 1231 at the age of 36 after being well known for his powerful preaching. He was canonized the “quickest” of all saints by Pope Gregory IX less than a year after his death.

Wikipedia notes that Spanish missionaries came upon a Native American village in what would later become Texas on June 13, 1691, and named it “San Antonio”, since it was the feast day for St. Anthony.

The obverse of this piece shows St. Anthony holding the Christ child and is circled with the lettering “St. Anthony of Padua, pray for us.” The reverse is the image of the “Reliquary of St. Anthony’s Tongue.” Apparently St. Anthony’s tongue has been preserved and is venerated as a holy relic in the Padua basilica. St. Anthony is also known as the patron saint of travelers, barren women and lost persons or articles.

There is no other hallmark or other indication of the date or origin of the medal.

9. Bi-metallic Quiz Game #747………by Jack Hepler, USA

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

Answer to Bi-metallic Quiz Game question #746.
Whose face appears on the Bi-metallic 2006 San Marino 2 Euro?
The correct answer to Bi-metallic Quiz Game question #746 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 #745 prize winner was Allen Kwon, WBCC Member #472. There were four players.

10. 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

11.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
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