Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club
Newsmail # 753

WBCC Newsmail 753,  January 15, 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,

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1. Bi-metallic 2 euro 2011 from Slovakia…by Martin Peeters, The Netherlands
Here a picture of the Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2011 from Slovakia commemorate Visegrand, issued January 10, 1.000.000 pieces struck

2. Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2011 from The Netherlands…by Martin Peeters, Netherlands

Here is a picture of the Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2011 from The Netherlands commemorate Erasnus (please notice this NOT the official design!)
Ring: CuNi
Center: 3 layers, Ni-Brass, Ni, Ni-brass
Diameter: 25.75 mm
Width: 2.20 mm
Weight: 8.50 gr

3. Bi-metallic 1 and 2 Balboa(s) 2011 from Panama….by Antonio Mateo, Spain
New Bi-metallic 1 and 2 Balboa(2) 2011 from Panama.
You can see in: or

4. Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2011 from France…by Martin Peeters, The Netherlands
Here a picture of the news Bi-metallic 2 euro 2011 from France commemorate music Festival.
Issue date June 21, volume 10.000.000 pieces

5. Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2011-2015 from Malta….by Martin Peeters, The Netherlands

Recently the news has come to our office, totally official, chop the link , about the opening of a special series of commemorative € 2 which runs from 2011-2015 on the History of the Maltese Constitution. The first coin in the series will air this year 2011 under the theme: "Election in 1849 of the first representatives of Malta, the Governing Council." € 2 coin that will have an issue volume of 430,000 copies and whose official design we show below

6. Bi-metallic Medal from Vatican City….by Jose Luis Ramirez, Spain

I have obtained this Bi-metallic medal from Vatican City. You can see a lot of these medal in my webpage (in spanish),

7. Bi-metallic Fantasy Euro from Germany….by Jose Luis Ramirez, Spain

I have obtained this Bi-metallics. The coin is dated 2015, but was minted in 2006. The coin was struck with silver 999 with golden ring. The coin commemorates the german lander of Hesse

8. Bi-metallic Fantasy Euro’s from Luxemburg….by Jose Luis Ramirez, Spain

I have found this set of Bi-metallic Fantasy Euro’ s (mintage 50000 sets).
The Fantasy Bi-metallic 2 Euro coin is dated 1999, shows Jean of Luxemburg

The Bi-metallic Fantasy 10 euro is dated 2009. The set commemorates the 10th aniversary of the Euro

9. Bi-metallic Fantasy Euro’ s Medal from Vatican City….by Jose Luis Ramirez, Spain

I have found this Bi-metallics Fantasy Euro’s dated 2010 from Vatican City

10. Bi-metallic MTT from Poland….by Stanislaw Bulawski, Poland

New Bi-metallic MTT from Poland
Czestochowa, 10 Finalkow 2011, ring - brass, center KN, diamert 27 mm, issued 2.000

11. Tri-metallic in Ebay….by Jose Luis Ramirez, Spain

Look at this Ebay auction:
Is a Tri-metallic medal commemorates the nex European Fottbal Championship.

12. Bi-metallic 20 Roubles 2006 from Belarus… Antonio Mateo, Spain

New Bi-metallic 20 Roubles 2006 from Belarus. Silver gold lated
Put into circulation on August 15, 2006 esign: S.Nekrasova (Belarus) and Minted Polish Mint
Probaly not ringed

13. Bi-metallic 2 Pound mistake….by Pabitra Shaha, UK

In this
one can read about an error
£2 coin has spelling mistake on it
Friday, January 7th, 2011
Red-faced bosses at the Royal Mint today admitted producing a £2 – with a SPELLING MISTAKE.
The coin – made to mark the 400th anniversary of the Gunpowder plot – has the words ‘Pemember the fifth of November’ engraved around the outer rim.
Eagle-eyed collector Albi Pinnion, 46, noticed the mistake after being handed a £2 coin in change at his local pub in Ousden, Suffolk.
Remarkably, the coin was produced in 2005 and the mistake has gone un-noticed for five years.
The misprinted currency has now become hot property among coin collectors and are selling for over £10 on eBay.
Mr Pinnion said: ”When looking at the coin I just happened to notice the incorrect spelling.
”It is not the sort of thing most people would go out of their way to check so that may be why it has taken so long for one to come to light.
”I originally emailed and wrote letters to the Royal Mint but they did not want to acknowledge the coin for some reason.
”I noticed on eBay that a few more of them have now been found.”
The Royal Mint has admitted the mistake but refused to disclose how many might be in circulation.
A spokesman said: ”It’s likely to be a consequence of the production process.
”It’s very, very infrequent that we issue coins with an error. We have quality control to detect any defects.”
Coin mint error coins are commonly the result of deterioration of the minting equipment, accidents or malfunctions.
In 2008 a batch of undated 20p appeared in circulation in the UK, some of which were sold for thousands of pounds each on internet auction sites.
£2 coin has spelling mistake on it
Mr Pinnion discovered his first faulty £2 at The Fox pub in Ousden, Suffolk in June and has now amassed 20 of the coins.
He said: ”The Royal Mint issues around a coin a year with a fault. It’s common to have between 50,000 and 20,000 with a mistake.

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

The following Bi-metallic I saw in Ebay, one doesn’ t this kind often.<>I.dll?ViewItem&item=250756753411&ssPageName=ADME:B:SS:US:1123

15. Bi-metallic Quiz Game #753…by Jack Hepler, USA

Mexico issued a series of commemorative Bi-metallic Five Pesos in 2008 through 2010. These coins will be the focus of questions in the WBCC Quiz Game in 2011.

José loved to fight. His fighting career began early against a man who assaulted a family member. Later, he fought against farmers and cattlemen. He often stole from landowners and gave to the peasants and his soldier comrades. He was a train robber and even had his own money printed. He fought against Mexicans and the US Army. But he was loved by the citizens of his state, and in 1913 was a provisional Governor. When he turned to politics later, he was assassinated. 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 #752.

“The Father of His Country” was born in 1753. 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?

The correct answer to Bi-metallic Quiz Game question #752 is Father Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla.

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 #751 prize winner was Bertie van Haag, WBCC Member #261. There were four players.

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

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

17.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,
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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