Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club
Newsmail # 750

WBCC Newsmail 750 Volume 12, December 25, 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

This week edited by Jack Hepler, USA, WBCC Development Center,

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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Celebration time !!! WBCC Newsmail send 750 weeks in a row !! I’m sure a Worldwide Internet record !!

1. A new WBCC member…by Martin Peeters, WBCC Focal Point

Name: Gary McCormack (WBCC member #521), Canada 
Age: 60
Profession: Nuclear Engineer, Retired.
Hobby: I collect modern (after 1950) world coins including Bi-metallics and Tri-metallics
Goal: I am more interested in circulating coins rather than special issues.
Against: I am not interested in precious metal issues.
How did I know about the WBCC: through one of the members.

2. Bi-metallic 50 Ouguiya 2010 from Mauritania…… Antonio Mateo, Spain
Here a scan of a new Bi-metallic 50 Ouguiya 2010 coin from Mauritania.

Remark Paul Baker, UK:

New bi-metallic denomination for Mauritania
Having read a little bit about a new Bi-metallic coins from Mauritania I had a look on the website of the Central Bank of Mauritania and found:
which includes the coin design image of the new type, actual coins are used there as illustrations of the older type.
So all of this told me was that the new type was at least soon to be issued. I tried for a while to further find info on the bank's website - but without sucess.then I looked for another image and found...
then I looked for the page that used that image and found...
This is a page on the website of "L’agence Mauritanienne d’information" (Mauritanian Information Agency). Details of the coin are given in French - these translate as...

The BCM issues a new coin of 50 Ouguiya
Nouakchott, 08/12/2010 - The Central Bank of Mauritania (BCM) issued on Wednesday morning a new coin (metal) of 50 UM.
The new coin weighs 8.20 grams and has a diameter of 28 mm.
It also has the following specifications: - Bi-color (nickel-brass) - Composition: Brass-plated-Steel core and Nickel-plated-Steel ring.
The issue of the new coin is to satisfy a domestic market and to facilitate and expedite business transactions between citizens.
I notice that the coin design image shows dating 1430/2010, however the actual coins show dating 1431/2010. The year 1430 actually ended about 2 weeks before 2010 started

Remark Martin Peeters, The Netherlands

And the earlier Bi-metallic 20 Ouguiya dated 2009 look like this:

3. Bi-metallic 500 Yen 2012 from Japan…by Martin Peeters, The Netherlands
Here are picture of 3 new Bi-metallics 500 yen dated 2012 commemorate Kumanarnoto, Tottori and Toyama

4. Bi-metallic 1 and 2 Euro 2011 from the Benelux countries…by Martin Peeters, The Netherlands

Planned by June 2011, dedicated to the three monarchies of Belgium, Netherlands and Luxembourg, the set will consist of the 3 series circulating in 2011 with the Bi-metallic 1 and 2 Euro 2011 of all 3 countries, along with a commemorative medal to the set.. Struck 10.000 sets

5. Bi-metallic error in Ebay….by Martin Peeters, The Netherlands

Saw in Ebay a Bi-metallic error from Colombia

6. Encased Nickel…………by Jack Hepler, USA
Here scans of the 2010 Christmas encased nickel produced for the Rappahannock Area Coin Club.
One member donated 40 nickels dated 1912 for the project, and the minter was Penny Press Mint in Green Bay, Wisconsin. These were all minted with a brass ring. Everyone at the Annual R.A.C.C. Christmas meeting/dinner was presented with a specimen. An encased nickel is presented each year at club meetings.

7. Bi-metallic MTT from Dutch city Schoonhoven… Frans Woons, Canada

Here images of the 1997 SchoonhovenBbi-metallic MTT the Duit. I’m not sure whether images of this piece ever appeared on the WBCC website. They are mentioned in TWOB

8. Bi-metallic MTT from Dutch city Leiden… Frans Woons, Canada

In 2006 it was 400 years ago that Rembrandt van Rijn was born in Leiden. To commemorate this event five different MTT’s were struck that could be used in the City of Leiden:
½ Rembrandt (uni-metallic; yellow; 26 mm in diameter).
1 Rembrandt (bi-metallic; yellow ring and white plug; 26 mm in diameter).
Three different 2 Rembrandt pieces with a common reverse (bi-metallic; white ring with yellow plug; 30 mm in diameter).
I vaguely remember that these pieces were struck in coin alignment and medal alignment. But maybe I’m mixed up with a different series of Durch MTT’s. All they Rembrandt pieces I have were struck in coin alignment.

9. Bi-metallic Quiz Game #750…by Jack Hepler, USA

This week continues the quiz series called, "Whose Face". Two faces are shown on the 2006 commemorative 2 Euro of Finland. What is commemorated by this coin? See this coin and others at the WBCC website: Please send your answer to:

Answer to Bi-metallic Quiz Game question #749. What lady’s face appears on the Bi-metallic 2010 Thailand 10 Baht?
The correct answer to Bi-metallic Quiz Game question #749 is Princess Bejaratana Rajasuda Sirisobhabannavadi.
The shortened version; Princess Bejaratana is accepted.

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 #749 prize winner was Gabor Toth, WBCC Member #80. There were four players. There was no Quiz #748

10. Super Quiz #22…………by Jack Hepler, USA

Taiwan issued a Bi-metallic coin with a legend written in Braille. What do the dots say?

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
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