Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club
Newsmail # 756

WBCC Newsmail 756,  February 5, 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

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 the WBCC WMF Team

The following WBCC members did visit the WBCC booth at th WMF in Berlin:
Jacek Stacel, Poland
Andrzej Kasprzycki, Poland
Pabitra Saha, UK
Gerhard Schoen, Germany
Wolfgang Schuster, Austria
A special report of the WMF 2011 you can read at:
The next World Money will be in 2012 from 3 till 5 February.

2. Bi-metallic 2000 and 5000 Rial 2011 from Iran…by Martin Peeters, The Netherlands
These coins were mentioned in last WBCC Newsmail 755, but they are NOT Bi-metallic.

3. Bi-metallic 1 Euro 2011 error from Estonia…by Pabitra Saha, UK

First Estonia 1 Euro 2011 with error has been reported

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

Here a picture of the Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2011 from Spain.

5 .Bi-metallic from Finland…by Kari Hurskainen, Finland

Here scans of the Bi-metallic 1 and 2 Euro 2011 of Finland with the new Mintmark.

6. Bi-metallic 2 euro 2011 from Martin Peeters, The Netherlands

Here a picture of the (Fantasy) 2 Euro 2011 from italy, Commemorate 150 th anniversary of Italian unity

7. Bi-metallic 1 and 2 Balboas 2011 from Panama ….by Antonio Mateo, Spain
Here are picture of the Bi-metallic 1 and 2 Balboas 2011 from Panama.

8. Bi-metallic 2 Pound 2011 from Great Britain…….Pabitra Saha, UK

The Royal Mint has announced that it will release six commemorative coins in 2011. This year the commemorative coins will be two GBP2 coin designs as well as two GBP1 coins, a 50p coin and a GBP5 crown.
These new commemorative coins celebrate key events in British history and royal life: the first voyage of the Mary Rose, the 400th anniversary of the King James' Bible translation into English, the 50th anniversary of the WWF and Prince Philip's 90th birthday.

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

Some Mint do this, one doesn’ t untherstand. Like The Royal Dutch Munt with the new Bi-metallic 2 euro 2011 Erasmus.
The distribution program of the Bi-metallic is in several conditions/quality is very strange: Look at this:
500 pieces were sold at the World Money Fair in Berlin
500 rolls (of 50 pieces each) will be sold in coinpakkets at the Open Day of the Mint in June
10.000 pieces in BU quality in coincards
2.000 pieces in Proof quality in capsuls
3.500.000 pieces will be mixed in the normal rolls with other regular 2 Euro pieces.

10. Bi-metallic 100 Euro 2011 from Austria….by Wolfgang Schuster, Austria

Here a picture of the Gold/Silver Bi-metallic 100 Euro 2011 from Austria commemorate the Wiener Philharmoniker. Limited edition of 250 pieces.
If you have some pocketmoney left, you can order a piece for 4290 Euro at:

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

Saw in Ebay a Encased piece, never saw this one before
Encased Coins Token 3/4” 1 3/4” Northern Mint Advertisement

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

13. Bi-metallic Quiz Game #756…by Jack Hepler, USA
At the age of 29, this priest shocked his audience with a sermon questioning the apparitions of the Virgin of Guadalupe. Various circumstances led to his frequent imprisonment from which he escaped seven times. His travels took him to Spain, France, Italy, England and the United states. Though not a career politician or soldier, association with various Independence leaders has earned him a high place in Mexican history. 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 #755.
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?
The correct answer to Bi-metallic Quiz Game question #755 is Eulalio Guitierrez.

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

14. 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 Quia Question 22 is: 50

15.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