Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club
Newsmail # 755

WBCC Newsmail 755,  January 29, 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

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Dear WBCC members and non WBCC members,

Welcome into the World of Bi-, Tri- and Tetra-metallics.
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Live report from the World Money Fair in Berlin !!

1 . WBCC at the World Money Fair in Berlin, Germany…by the WBCC WMF Team
Live from the WMF in Berlin, here a picture of the WBCC booth with: Frans Dubois, Jack Helper, Max Aiello and Martin Peeters

2. Bi-metallic News from the World Money fair….by the WBCC WMF Team

Here some Bi-metallic highlights from the world Money Fair:
Austrian mint:
The new Bi-metallic 25 Euro 2011 Robotik, center made of Nobium
Swiss Mint:
10 Franken 2011 depicting Bern Onion Market (Berner Zibelemarit) available at their booth
Hungary mint:
The 2010 and 2011 Mint set with the Bi-metallic 100 and 200 Forint
German Mint:
They were selling the new Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2011 commemorating Cologne, available in lettering from all 5 Minthouses.
Royal Dutch mint:
They had the special WMF Euro set. Only 500 sets available
Also available the new Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2011 commemorate Erasmus
As usual also the Benelux Euro set with the Bi-metallic 1 and 2 Euro 2011 from Belgiun, The Netherlands and
Czech mint:
The 2011 BU set with the Bi-metallic 50 Korun.
Singapore Mint:
Available the 2011 BU set with the Bi-metallic 10 dollar.
Italian Mint:
Available the 2 Euro 2010 commemorating Camillo Benso Conte of Cavour in blister.
At a Belgium dealer available the Luxembourg 2 Euro 2011 depicting the 3 dukes
The next World Money will be in 2012 from 3 till 5 February.

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

We have a new member, let me introduce him to you:
Name: Mohd Zuljifli Salleh (WBCC member #524), UK
Age: 22
Profession: student
Hobby: I collect gold and silver coins, commemoratives and world banknotes and coins. I am also interested in Bi-metalli and Tri-metallic coins as I have several bi-metallic coins in collection
Goal: I am eager to learn and collect more bi-metallic and tri-metallic coins for my collection from various countries and become one of the specialists in those particular type of coins.
How did I know about the WBCC: From

4. Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2011 from Belgium…by Pabitra Saha, UK

Belgian Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2011 commem celebrates 100th anniversary of International Women's Day, which is celebrated on 8 March as a major day of global celebration of women. The inner part of the coin depicts the effigies of Isala Van Diest, the first female Belgian medical doctor, and of Marie Popelin, a Belgian feminist, educator, and advocate.

5. Bi-metallic 2000 and 5000 Rial 2011 from Iran…by Martin Peeters, The Netherlands

Commemorate 50th Anniversary of the Central Bank

6. Bi-metallic 20 Euro 2011 from Estonia Antonio Mateo, Spain

A new Bi-metallic 20 Euro 2011 from Estonia.
The Bi-metallic €20 gold and silver coin is named Estonia's accession. On the coin the designer has depicted the single currency system as a mechanism of a clock's cogwheels. The reverse of the coin displays the denomination €20. The obverse displays a freely drawn Coat of Arms of the Republic of Estonia, which symbolises Estonia's development. The obverse also shows the words EESTI VABARIIK and the year of issue 2011. The edge lettering shows alloy symbols Ag 999.9 and Au 999.9. The Bi-metallic coin has been designed by Priit Pärn. The coin is of pure silver (Ag 999.9) and gold (Au 999.9) and of Proof finish quality. It weighs 14.6 grams and is 27.25 mm in diameter. The mintage of the coins is 10,000 and one coin costs €350.

7. Bi-metallic from Andaman & Nicobar Islands 2011….by James Ballard, USA

8. Bi-metallic Pattern 1 Euro………… Frans Dubois, the Netherlands

"1794" Euro Pattern Coin Set The Birmingham Mint produced Euro coins for a number of the eurozone countries. As part of its marketing effort to win this minting business, it produced a number of pre-production pattern Euro coin sets. Here a photograph of the 1 Euro from one of these sets.
Trial or pattern sets like this would normally be sent to governments of relevant countries as a commercial sample, possibly with a request that they be returned at some time. Often a small quantity don't get returned, and eventually find their way onto the market, sometimes decades after the original issue. Because the Birmingham Mint went into liquidation in March 2003, it has perhaps accelerated this process, as it appears that a number of very rare coins produced by them have recently appeared.
The obverse of all eight coins shows the badge or logo of The Birmingham Mint, a moneyer about to strike a coin by hand hammering, with a balance scale behind, a cameo head to the right, and a scroll in front reading H 1794 KN
The reverse of all eight coins shows a design superficially the same as that on the regular Euro coins, except for slight differences. The word "specimen" is stamped on each, and the map design is slightly different in a number of places. We do recall that there was considerable debate about the precise designs before the final definitive designs were chosen. The reverse designs on this set are presumably based on an earlier interim version.

9. Bi-metallic MTT from Polam\nd….by Jacek Stacel, Poland

Another series of Bi-metallic MTT’ s from Poland
City of Krakow - Wawel Dragon Circulation is 10,000 + 500 reversed
City of Krakow - Krakow Lajkonik Circulation is 10,000 + 500 reversed
City of Bielsko Biala Circulation is 10,000 + 500 reversed
Bolek and Lolek - the heroes of fairy tales for kids film
30mm diameter

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

New Bi-metallic MTT from Poland
7 Szczesc 2011, ring brass, center KN, diamert 27 mm, open edition

11. Bi-metallic Quiz Game #755…by Jack Hepler, USA

In November 1914, this Mexican politician was designated “Provisional President” by the Supreme Revolutionary Convention of Aguascalientes. Twice he lived in self-imposed exile in the United States. Who was this Mexican patriot? See this coin and others at the WBCC website: Please send your answer to:

Answer to Bi-metallic Quiz Game question #754.
Who was “La Corregidora"?
The correct answer to Bi-metallic Quiz Game question #754 is Josefa Ortiz de Dominguez.

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 #753 prize winner will be announced following my return from the World Money Fair.

12. Super Quiz #23…………by Jack Hepler, USA

Many countries have issued coins to commemorate (and finance) the Olympic Games. There is one modern Bi-metallic issue which commemorates a game over 100 years ago. Name the issuing country, the type of coin, the date and place of these Olympic Games.

Answer to Super Quiz Question 22 is: 50

13.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