Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club
Newsmail # 761

WBCC Newsmail 761,  March 12, 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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1. Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2011 from Italy….by by Jacek Stacel, Poland
The official draft of commemorative Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2011 from Italy
Will be delivered on the occasion of 150 anniversary of the unification of Italy, Issue 1,000,000 pieces

2. Bi-metallic from Belgium mintmark change….by Pabitra Saha, UK

Belgium Mint has a new Mint Master since 2009, Serge Lesens, so circulating coins from 2010 on, have a new Privy Mark, a "quill" (feather user for writing). Previous Romain Coenen's mark was a pair of "scales".

3. Bi-metallic 1 Angel 2011 from Isle of Man….by James N Ballard, USA

I Found the above image of a 1 Angel 2011 from the Isle Of Man on ebay. I had not seen this coin before so I thought
According to the description it is from the Isle of Man, 1 oz platinum and almost ½ oz gold. I know the Pobjoy Mint usually makes the Isle of Man coins but I couldn’t find this coin on the Pobjoy website. I’m unable to find any additional information on the above coin.  

4. Bi-metallic Medals from Poland….by Stanislaw Bulawski, Poland

New Bi/Tri-metallics medals from Poland with Pope J.P.II Awers, Bi-metallic ring brass, center Ag 925 Rewers, Tri-metallic,first ring brass, second ring Cu, center brassAwers, Bi-metallic, brass, center Cu Rewers , Tri-metallic, first ring brass, second ring Cu, center Ag 925 Diameter 37 mm, issued only 50 private edition each

5. Bi-metallic klippe………by Cliff Anderson, USA

Here is another interesting item, called a “klippe”.
This commemorates (in German) the 9th German Federal Shooting Festival, July 3-8, 1887, in Frankfort. I don’t think that this was a prize or award during this shooting contest, but it may have been given to all the participants.
The obverse shows a gorgeous imperial emblematic eagle in the copper center. But the reverse is more intriguing. The standard round shooting target in the center is surrounded by oak leaves and crossed muzzle-loading rifles, topped by the feathered Jaeger (hunter’s) hat. Notice the odd triggers and the suspended powderbag. The circled wording might be translated as “Eye and hand for the Fatherland”, emphasizing the marksman’s skill.
This is the 7th piece in this design that I’ve seen. There are many klippes but very few of these that are bimetallic or bi-colored. They all are German and all combine the eye-catching elements of being square or actually diamond-shaped (which characterizes it as a “klippe”), bimetallic and historic. I have not yet confirmed the manufacturer of these items, but one supposition is that the Lauer firm (in Nuremberg?) medal generated these.

6. Bi-metallic in Martin Peeters

Was in Ebay a Bi-metallic never saw before
Wallis et Futuna 500 francs 2011 bimetal
If you want to know about Wallis et Futuna, look at:

7. Encased in Ebay (1)….by Martin Peeters, the Netherlands

Saw an Encased piece, never saw before
Encased 1977 France 1 Franc

8. Encased in Ebay (2)…by Martin Peeters, The Netherlands

Saw in Ebay an unusual Encased piece

9. Quiz Game #761…by Jack Hepler, USA

Los Grandes Problemas Nacionales was published in 1909 and for this and other revolutionary writings; this Mexican patriot was imprisoned for two years. He was a lawyer and journalist whose agrarian ideas were reflected in Mexican Law and in the Mexican Constitution. His image may be seen on a 2009 Bi-metallic Mexican 5 Pesos. What is his name?
See this coin below and others at the WBCC website: Please send your answer to:

Answer to Bi-metallic Quiz Game question #760.

This Mexican patriot distinguished himself at the Battle of Izucar and the Siege of Oaxaca. He was a member of the New York Lodge and became Mexico’s President in 1829. His image is featured on a Bi-metallic, 2010 Five Pesos coin of Mexico. What is his name?
The correct answer to Bi-metallic Quiz Game question #760 is Vicente Guerrero.

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 #759 prize winner was Barry Murray, WBCC member #411.

10. 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

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

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