Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club
Newsmail # 752

WBCC Newsmail 752,  January 8, 2011

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

We have a new member, let me introduce him to you:
Name: James Ballard (WBCC member #523), USA 
Age: 53
Profession: CPA (Certified Public Accountant)
Hobby: I’ve collected world coins and selecting ringed Bi- or Tri- metallic coins for my collection
Goal: I have three Bi-metallic sets that I’m assembling:
(1) a 2 euro set (regular & commemorative);
(2) a Mexico 100 peso set; and
(3) a one coin per nation set of all countries that have issued Bi- or Tri-metallic coins.
Against: Chinese fakes
How did I know about the WBCC: I saw a reference to WBCC in Coin World magazine then used Google to locate the WBCC website.

2. Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2011 from france….by Jacek Stacel, Poland

That is to look commemorative 2Euro 2011 from France, issuedate in June, commemorate 30-year Christmas Music

3. Bi-metallic MTT’ s from Poland and Chech Republic…… Jacek Stacel, Poland

Another Bi-metallic MTT’ s from Poland in a series Fables - Rumcajs Poland, City Świdnica

Two more series Bi-metalic MTT - KRAKOW City
Lajkonik and Wawel Dragon
Issue 5000, diameter 30 mm, minted by the Czech Mint

Czech Republic, City Iczin

4. Bi-metallic 1 and 2 Euro 2011 from Estonia…by Pabitra Saha

Estonia joined Euro on 1st Jan, 2011, It appears that on the coins which show map of Estonia, there is certain dispute between Estonia and Russia on the border. Not known if this might lead to new issue.
Info at:

Even more info at:

5. Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2011 from Luxemburg…by Pabitra Saha
The 2011 Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2011 from Luxembourg with images of 2 kings and a Queen will be released on Feb 1, 2011
--Remark WBCC Focal Point: I assume this Bi-metallic will be available at the World Money Fair in Berlin, January 28 till 30, 2011.

6. Bi-metallic 2 Dollar 2011 from Frans Woons, Canada

Here an image of the obverse of the new 2011 Canadian Bi-metallic 2 Dollar. The reverse is the usual polar bear.

7. Bi-metallic Car Wash Tokens….by Jim Delaney, Car Wash Cataloger, American Vecturist Association

I really enjoy your site but do not collect Bi-metallic tokens unless they are car wash or transportation. I am writing the WBCC because my catalog (Car Wash Tokens of Noth America) has been added to and list hundreds of Bi-metallic tokens with pictures. Was hoping you folks would show some interest since I am in the process of now adding foreign car wash tokens and use your site for gathering some info. More interest in car wash tokens means more listings on your site and hopefully more new tokens show up needing listed in my catalog.

8. Bi-metallic Quiz Games…… Jack Hepler, USA

Mexico issued a series of Bi-metallic Five Pesos in 2008 through 2010 that commemorate the 200th Anniversary of Mexican Independence, and the 100th Anniversary of the Mexican Revolution. The series consists of 37 designs that honor men and women who had significant impact on the history of these events. These coins will be the focus of questions in the WBCC Quiz Game in 2011.

9. Bi-metallic Quiz Game #752…by Jack Hepler, USA

“The Father of His Country” was born in 1753. It was a large family and he was the second born of eleven children. Along with is older brother, he entered the Catholic priesthood. When the Colonial Government of Spain became unbearable, he was swept up in the wave of revolt and became an early leader of rebels who wished to gain independence. Betrayal led to his capture followed by execution in 1811. Who is this Mexican Patriot? See this coin and others at the WBCC website:
Please send your answer to:

Answer to Bi-metallic Quiz Game question #751.
On a Bi-metallic Gibraltar Two Pounds dated 2000; The Apples of Hesperides is portrayed. There are three standing human figures on this coin (not including the bust of Queen Elizabeth II who is portrayed on the other side of the coin). One is the image of Hercules. The second image is a Hesperides nymph who guards the apples. The well known third figure is the father of the nymph, and is delivering the apples to Hercules. Who is this third figure?
The correct answer to Bi-metallic Quiz Game question #751 is Atlas.

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 #750 prize winner was Charley Nash, WBCC Member #503. There were four players.

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. My personal webpage….by Jose Lopez, Spain
Personal Web Page: (Spanish WBCC member #281), for selling selected coins, being one of the main categories Bi-metallic coins. The pages are both in English and Spanish. The coins could be paid both in Euros or US$, and the payment could be done by two ways: Direct Bank Transfer (required inside Spain, and recommended in the Euro Zone to avoid the high Paypal fees), and Paypal for those countries where the bank transfers are quite expensive. Independent of someone doing any purchase, I would appreciate a lot, any suggestions, ideas, doubts or even more important, errors found.

12.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, German
* Open day of the Royal Dutch Mint, June 2011, Utrecht, The Netherlands