Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club
Newsmail # 754

WBCC Newsmail 754,  January 22, 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. WBCC at the World Money Fair in Berlin, Germany…by Martin Peeters, WBCC Focal Point

The WBCC will attent the World Money Fair (World’s biggest Coin event) in Berlin from January 28 till 30 with its own booth. At the WBCC booth you can meet: Frans Dubois, Jack Helper, Max Aiello and Martin Peeters. More information at:
WBCC booth H-17/18 direct at the entrance…
The overall exhibitors’ list on:
If you visit the WMF, please let me know at: and you will receive a present.

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

Here a picture of the new Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2011 of Spain, commemorating Alhambra of Granada
Ring: CuNi
Center: 3 layers, Ni-Brass, Ni, Ni-brass
Diameter: 25.75 mm
Width: 2.20 mm
Weight: 8.50 gr
--Remark Paul Baker, UK: It is a different design as shown in WBCC Newsmail 699

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

Here a picture of the new Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2011 of Germany, commemorating Cologne.
Available at the World Money Fair in Berlin
Ring: CuNi
Center: 3 layers, Ni-Brass, Ni, Ni-brass
Diameter: 25.75 mm
Width: 2.20 mm

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

Here a picture of the new Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2011 commemorating Fernao Mendez Pinto.
Issuedate September 2011 in 500.000 pieces.

5. Bi-metallic 10 Pesos 2011 from Uruguay…… Antonio Mateo, Spain

Here a picture of the new Bi-metallic 10 Pesos 2011, depicting a Puma

6. Bi-metallic 10 Franken 2011 from Swis…by Pat Clay, USA

Switzerland have just released a new Bi-metallic 10 Franken 2011 marking the Bern Onion Market. Details from the Swissmint webpage:
Bern Onion Market 2011
The Onion Market is a traditional public festival held on the fourth Monday of November each year. Farmers from the countryside surrounding Bern bring more than 50 tonnes of onions – in artistically woven plaits – and garlic to the Federal capital. Colourful market stalls offer visitors ceramic pottery, spiced bread, vegetables and mementos. To help resist the winter cold, hot mulled wine is served at many stands.
The bustle starts at 5.00 a.m. when thousands of visitors from Switzerland and abroad begin to stream through the town. This is the day when cheese pie, onion pie and onion soup are on offer in the restaurants, spreading a spicy aroma. Younger visitors liberally scatter confetti in the streets, and have fun at the fairground.
The Onion Market is what remains of a one-time fourteen-day autumn fair (St Martin's market) of which there are records dating back to the 15th century. The onions themselves first appear in mid-19th century documents, at the time when the railway lines were built from the growing areas in the Seeland region to Bern.

7. Bi-metallic 1 and 10 Real 2011 from Cabinda… Jose Luis Ramirez, Spain

Saw in Ebay 2 new Bi-metallics offered from Cabinda

Cabinda 1 Real 2011, commemorating 65 Years of UNICEF
Cabinda 10 Reals 2010, commemorating United Nations
--Remark Paul Baker, UK, these must be fantasy pieces

--Remark WBCC Focal Point: Earlier issues were in Escudos. According the seller the currency has changed from Escudos to Reals.

8. Bi-metallic medal from Germany……… Martin Peeters, The Netherlands

Saw in Ebay:
Depicting Angela Merkel, Erste Deutsche Bundeskanzlerin

9. Bi-metallic Quiz Game #754………by Jack Hepler, USA

Who was “La Corregidora"?
See this coin and others at the WBCC website:
Please send your answer to:

Answer to Bi-metallic Quiz Game question #753.
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?

The correct answer to Bi-metallic Quiz Game question #753 is Francisco “Pancho” Villa.
His name when born was José Doroteo Arango Arámbula. Francisco Villa was a name he assumed.

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 #752 prize winner was Gabor Toth, WBCC Member #80.
There were seven 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.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