Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club
Newsmail # 771

WBCC Newsmail 771,  May 21, 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 2001 from Monaco….by Pabitra Saha, UK
Here a picture of the bi-metallic 2 Euro 2011 from San Marino. 148 000 coins are proposed to be issued on 2nd of July

2. Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2011 from Vatican City….by Pabitra Saha, UK
Here a picture of the 2 Euro 2011 from Vatican City. The mintage is proposed to be 115 000 coins. Date of issue is shifted to October 2011

3. Bi-metallic medal from Bolivia… Vadim Naumov Russia

Here a new image of Bi-metallic coin-medal from Bolivia.
This is Bolivia Central bank official issue - the third commemorative coin without denomination,"Bicentenario de Potosi".
Mintage - 7 000 pieces (ONLY, in capsule_BU, buklet), Amera Internaciona Mint (Swiss)...
Date of issue - April, 20 2011
Coin weight: 15.00 gr
Diameter: 29.00 mm
Thickness: 2,00 mm
Edge: - Metals (alloys): сentre - Nordic (an alloy of copper, aluminum and zinc), the ring - silver (Ag / 900)

4. Encased piece in Ebay (1)………by James Ballard, USA

Saw in Ebay the following Encased piece.
1896 Wm Jennings Bryan Money Token Bi-Metal
This token is from one of William Jennings Bryan's campaigns, most likely 1896. It is a 22mm white metal with a golden or gilt insert in the middle. "Free Silver Coinage" in blue enamel around, "16" below and One on the bi-metal gold insert. Blank reverse, may have been a campaign button or stud.
William Jennings Bryan (March 19, 1860 – July 26, 1925) was an American politician in the late-19th and early-20th centuries. He was a dominant force in the liberal wing of the Democratic Party, standing three times as its candidate for President of the United States (1896, 1900 and 1908).

5. Encased piece in Ebay (2)….by Martin Peeters, the Netherlands

Saw in Ebay the following encased piece
1901 Pan-American Exposition Encased Coin, 1901 IH Cent
The sellar writes:
An Original, and Fine, 1901 Pan-American Exposition, Buffalo, NY, Encased Coin, 1901 Indian Head Cent, Token! The Original piece, I believe, is the first of a series of encased coins that were produced for the next 50 or 60 years for commemorating some event! Nowadays, everyone drops .51 cents to get an elongated penny at a local visitor's spot! The 1901 encased token has an Original 1901 Indian Head Penny mounted into an Aluminum holder, the piece being 1-1/2" in diameter. The token has been circulated and would probably grade about VG as most of the details are visible, but the sharpness is not there! The IH Tokens are very collectible and desirable, and this piece will not disappoint! The piece is nicely made, nicely struck and in VG Condition. Winning Bidder to add $3.00 postage and handling.

6. Encased piece in Ebay (3)….by Martin Peeters, the Netherlands
Saw in Ebay the following encased piece
Encased Foreign Coin - 1994 Belize 25 Cents

7. Bi-metallic Quiz Game #771…by Jack Hepler, USA

An airport is named for this General. There is a statue of him in Morelia City in the state of Michoacán, the state where he was born. And on February 7, 2100, it was reported that a dam was dedicated in his name. His image appears on a Bi-metallic 5 Pesos. What is the name of this patriot?
See this coin and others at the WBCC website: Please send your answer to: <>
Answer to Bi-metallic Quiz Game question #770

After the liberation of Mexico from Spain, he was proclaimed President of the Regency in 1821 and Constitutional Emperor of the new nation, reigning as Emperor from 19 May 1822 to 19 March 1823, and he is credited as the original designer of the first Mexican flag.
The answer to this question is Agustin de Iturbide.

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 #769 prize winner will be named in Newsmail 774.

8. 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.

9.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