Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club
Newsmail # 764

WBCC Newsmail 764,  April 3, 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. The World Of Bi-metallics issue 69 available now…by Martin Peeters, Focal Point WBCC
The World Of Bi-metallics catalog issue 69, April 1st. is available now at the WBCC webpage:

2. Bi-metallic 500 Tenge 2011 from Kazakhstan….by Vadim Naumov, Russia

This week the National bank of Kazakhstan present a new Bi-metalllic coin 500 Tenge 2011
Look at:

Bi-colored (composite) coin has the round form consisted of the concentric situated ring and disk. The internal disk of coin is made of silver, external ring is made of tantalum.

Averse: the composition symbolized the unity of human being with the world and the connection between the past and present; the face value of the coin "500 ТЕҢГЕ"; trade mark of Kazakhstan Mint; the inscription of "Ag 925 16.7 gr. Та 24 gr." defining the metal which the coin is made of, its fineness and weight; two inscriptions "ҚАЗАҚСТАН РЕСПУБЛИКАСЫ" and "REPUBLIC OF KAZAKHSTAN".
Reverse: image U.A. Gagarin, the first cosmonaut, 2011 is 50th anniversary of his space flight, image of orbital spacecraft on near-earth orbit, numbers "1961-2011" meaning the year of first man space flight and the year of coinage, name of the coin in Kazakh «ТҰҢҒЫШ ҒАРЫШКЕР», and in Russian «ПЕРВЫЙ КОСМОНАВТ» divided by signature of U.A. Gagarin.
Lateral surface is grooved.
Weight: 40.7 gr. (ring is made of tantalum – 24 gr., disk is made of 925/1000 silver– 16.7 gr.)
Diameter: 38.61 mm., proof production quality,
mintage – 5,000 pcs.

3. Bi-metallic 10 Roubles 2012 from Russia….by Jose Ramirez, Spain

The central Bank of Russia have published the issuing plan for 2012
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There are only one Bi-metallic ten Roubles coin, #36. Belozersk, Vologda Region from “ancient towns” series

4. Bi-metallic 10 Roubles 2011 from Russia….Antonio Mateo, Spain

Here a picture of a new Bi-metallic 10 Roubles 2011
On the reverse side of the coin disk is an image of the emblem of the Republic of Buryatia, the ring around the circumference there are inscriptions: at the top - "Russian Federation" at the bottom - "Republic of Buryatia.

5. Bi-metallic 20 Pesos 2010 from Mexico…….by Antonio Barrena Mateo, Spain

Here a picture of the Bi-metallic 20 Pesos 2010 Octavio Paz.

6. Bi-metallic Medals from Vaticane City…..….by Jose Ramirez, Spain

Here are pictures of six Bi-metallic medals from Vatican City
The medals showed these topics:
- Madonna Nera: Black Madonna of Częstochowa in Poland, Benedict XVI visit this site in his travel to Poland (May 26, 2006)
- Easter 2009
- La Veronica, part of the Via Crucis stations.
- Benedict XVI and Obama, meeting between the Pope and the President of USA.
- Turkey, Benedict XVI was in Tyrkey from November 28 to December 1 in the year 2006.
- Christmas 2009

7. Bi-metallic Fatasy Euro’ s from New Jersey………by Jose Ramirez, Spain

I have found these coins from Jersey.
The image showed in the coins is the picture named “Death of Major Peirson” by John Singleton Copley, as a part of the Battle of Jersey.

8. Bi-metallic Trade Token from the USA….by James Ballard, USA
I slight correction to the newsletter item #4. The picture is for the Osceola, PA token but the description under it is for the Zenoria, LA token. Both are below. I also added the picture of another Zenoria, LA token for 5 cents that I found on Ebay. Great newsletter. Thanks OSCEOLA, PA. $10.00 BRASS BI-METAL COAL TOKEN
This is a 38 mm bi-metal token that was good for $10.00 at the Leader Supply Co. in Osceola, PA.
Zenoria, Louisiana was a late 1800's - early 1900's sawmill town in Louisiana. It no longer exists except as a dot on the map. This type of town was called a company town because the company owned everything in the town, including the company store. Workers were often paid with company trade tokens good only at the company store. This one caught my eye because it was located about an hour's drive from my home.
Here is another Zenoria token good for 5 cents.

9. Bi-metallic in Ebay….by Paul Baker, UK

I saw in Ebay a Bi-metallic apparently Australian
Tokens Gaming Galaxy World 3 different one bimetallic

10. Bi-metallic Quiz Game #764…by Jack Hepler, USA

He was schooled as a lawyer, but became part of the Rebellion, seeking independence from Spain. He advanced in stature and eventually became Hidalgo's personal secretary. From the beginning of the independence movement, he devoted himself to formalizing insurgent authority. At the same time, he was the co-founder of El Despertador Americano, the premier newspaper of the Independence movement. His image may be seen on a Bi-metallic Mexican 5 Pesos dated 2008. What is this patriot’s name?

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Answer to Bi-metallic Quiz Game question #763.
He defeated Francisco Villa's Northern Division at the Bajío region He was President of Mexico when he brought about national stability, promoted agricultural policies and formed worker organizations. While dining with his friends, he was shot and killed in 1928 by José de León Toral. His image appears on a 2008 Bi-metallic 5 Pesos. What is the name of this Mexican Patriot?

The correct answer to Bi-metallic Quiz Game question #763 is Alvaro Obregon.

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 #762 prize winner was Charley Nash, WBCC member #503.

11. Super Quiz #24…………by Jack Hepler, USA
A knight on its horse fighting against a dragon appears on many coins of Great Britain. The knight represents St. George.
A: Which other country uses this scene in its Coat of Arms on a bimetallic coin?
B: What does the motto below this CoA say?

Answer to Super Quiz Jack Hepler

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.


A. Great Britain
B. Bi-metallic 2 Pounds

C. 2008

D. London, England

The winner of Super Quiz #22 was Gabor Toth, Member #80.

The winner of Super Quiz #23 was James Ballard, Member #523.

12.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,
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The WBCC will attend the following future International events:
* Open day of the Royal Dutch Mint, June 2011, Utrecht, The Netherlands
* 41st World Money Fair, February 3-5, 2012, Berlin, German