Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club
Newsmail # 766

WBCC Newsmail 766,  April 16, 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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1. Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2011 from San Marino…….by Jacek Stacel, Poland
Here a picture of the Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2011 of San Marino 2011 release date June 4, 2011

2. Bi-metallic Error 100 Pesos 2008 from Chili ….by Frans Woons, Canada

An unknown yellowish and undersized planchet was struck between the dies intended for a Bi-metallic Chilean 100 Pesos piece dated 2008.
The core of a normal Bi-metallic 100 Pesos piece is whitish. The unknown planchet could originally have been intended for a Chilean 10 Pesos piece or the central plug of the bi-metallic Chilean 500 Pesos piece. Further research might give an answer to this query.

3. Bi-metallic 500 Franc 2011 from Clipperton Island…by James Ballard, USA
Bi-metallic Clipperton Islands 500 Francs 2011- depicting Fish
I assume that this a fantasy coin.
Clipperton Island (French: Île de Clipperton or Île de la Passion, Spanish: Isla de la Pasión) is an uninhabited nine-square-kilometre (approx. 3.5-square-mile) coral atoll in the eastern Pacific Ocean, southwest of Mexico and west of Central America, at 10°18′N 109°13′W / 10.3°N 109.217°WCoordinates: 10°18′N 109°13′W / 10.3°N 109.217°W. It is an overseas possession of France under direct authority of the Minister of Overseas France.
Clipperton Island is low-lying and largely barren, save for scattered grasses and a few clumps of coconut palms. A small volcanic outcrop rising to 29 metres (95 ft) on its southeast side is referred to as "Clipperton Rock". The atoll has been occupied at various times by guano miners, would-be settlers or military personnel, mostly from Mexico, which formerly claimed it until international arbitration awarded it to France in 1931. However, Clipperton has had no permanent inhabitants since 1945. It is still visited on occasion by fishermen, French Navy patrols, scientific researchers, film crews, and shipwreck survivors. It has also proven a popular site for transmissions by ham radio operators.

4. Bi- and Tri-metallics in Ebay….by Martin Peeters, The Netherland
Here several Tri-metallic I saw in Ebay, you don’ t see often.
Mexico Independence Centennial Tri-metallic Medal. COA.
Mexico 100 th Anniversary Revolution Tri-metallic Medal.
Encased Foreign Coin - 1994 Honduras 50 Centavos

5. Bi-metallic Quiz Game #766…by Jack Hepler, USA
He was a teacher in the Mexican State of Morelos, but when the Revolution began he joined the Zapatistas. He died in 1917 at the hands of a Zapatista firing squad, falsely accused of betraying the movement. His image is portrayed on a 2009 Bi-metallic 5 Pesos. What is this patriot’s name?

See this coin and others at the WBCC website: Please send your answer to:

Answer to Bi-metallic Quiz Game question #764

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. 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?

The correct answer to Bi-metallic Quiz Game question #764 is Ignacio Lopez Rayon.

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 #763 prize winner was James Ballard, WBCC member #523.

6. 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.

7.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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* Open day of the Royal Dutch Mint, June 2011, Utrecht, The Netherlands
* 41st World Money Fair, February 3-5, 2012, Berlin, German