Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club
Newsmail # 748

WBCC Newsmail 748 Volume 12, December 11, 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.
I hope you enjoy reading this week's issue of the WBCC Newsmail.

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1 . Bi-metallic Trade Tokens…….by Cliff Anderson, USA

Here are two old Bi-metallic trade tokens from St. Cloud, Minnesota.
Both tokens do not show any denomination or value, and are 21mm in diameter. The one for "Press Bar" is copper around steel, and the "M Bar" is brass around steel. Both have the same design on both sides.
Both of them are listed, but not illustrated, in David Schenkman's "Bimetallic Trade Tokens of the United States". It is not clear just what they were used for. The similarity in their design is explained by the fact that they were and are next door to each other.
Both these bars still exist and are thriving. The Press Bar is at 502 W. St. Germain, St. Cloud, MN, and the M Bar (now called M C's Dugout Bar and Grill) is close by at 501 W. St. Germain.
Check out which shows that Press Bar is a big music venue and has some significant history to announce. And has information for the M Bar's new entity.

2 . Bi-metallic from Swiss and Rodes Island… Michael Ayrapetov, USA
Here are images of 2 new Bi-metallic pieces.
The Swiss medal is dated 1891 and commemorated the 600th anniversary of the "Rutli Oath". This legendary oath of the "Old Swiss Confederacy" supposedly occurred on a meadow above Lake Lucerne in 1291. These three allegorical figures, representing the 3 early parts of Switzerland, became symbolic of Swiss independence and were later combined into the William Tell legend.

The Bi-metallic transit token is Rhode Island pattern piece, designated in the Atwood catalog as RI 998B, was to be issued by the United Electric Railroad Company, and was marked "Good For One Fare." Best of all, it was signed by "A. E. Potter, President". Because they were designated as "patterns", they may never have been actually issued or actually used. Though we listed this transit token in the WBCC image library, we never had the images until now.

3. Bi-metallic Flamish Euro from Belgium… Marc Willemams, Belgium
There is a new Bi-metallic coin (nickel/messing), the "VLAAMS€URO" (Flemish Euro). This coin has a diameter of 26mm and has the same looks as a 1.00 € or 2.00 € coin. The special launch-price is 5.00 € instead of 10.00 €.
This coin is also available in silver (999/1000) for 100.00 € and in silver with a gold plated (24kt) ring for 125.00 €.
This coin is only available at the coin-meeting in Dendermonde (first saterday from the month from 13 to 15 h.) or at the big coin-meetings in Antwerp (March 2011) en Leuven (01.05.2011). Please let me know if you are interested.E-mail me at:

4. 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

5.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:
* 40th World Money Fair, January 28-30, 2011, Berlin, Germany