Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club
Newsmail # 774

WBCC Newsmail 774,  June 11, 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.
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1. WBCC at the Open Day of the Royal Dutch Mint….by WBCC Focal Point
Next week, Saterday 18th, the Royal Dutch Mint will held as every year the Open Day. The WBCC will be present with it’ s own booth. You can meet Frans Dubois and Martin Peeters if you want to talk about Bi-metallics. So maybe: See You Next Week.
The Open Day of the Royal Dutch Mint will be held in the city Utrecht in the building of the Dutch Mint. For more info look at: (only in Dutch language)

2. Bi-metallic 10 Kronen 2011 from Norway……by Jacek Stacel, Poland
Norway has released a classic set of coins for circulation with the Bi-metallic 10 kronen 2011
The set Includes the Bi-metallic 10 Kronen 2011 "200 years of the University of Oslo and higher education"
Circulation 25,000 pieces
Issue: June 1

3. Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2011 San Marino… Pabitra Saha, UK
Here a picture of the Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2011, issued June 4th.

4. Bi-metallic 2 Euro’s 2012…… Pabitra Saha, UK
Here are the 5 finalists of the Commemorative Bi-metallic Design Competition: "10 Years of the Euro”
It is reported that the European Commission had slightly changed the design of Honeycomb. In the morning when the competition was lanched 16 filled honeycombs where shown as you can see from the Before picture above. Later on another honeycombed was filled to make it 17 (= number of euro area countries)

5. Bi-metallic Fantasy in Ebay (1)………by Jose Luis Ramirez, Spain
Saw in Ebay several Fantasy Bi-metallics in Ebay

Wallis et Futuna. 200 and 500 Francs

Clipperton Island. 200 and 500 Francs

Kerguelen Island. 500 Francs

6. Bi-metallic Fantasy (2) in Ebay…… James Ballard, USA

Saw in Ebay several Fantasy Bi-metallics in Ebay

Saba 2 ½ Dollars and 5 Dollars

Bonaire 2 ½ Dollars and 5 Dollars

Sint Eustatius 2 ½ Dollars and 5 Dollars

Note: Bonaire, Sint Eustatius en Saba (BES-islands) have changed over January 1st 2011 from the Guilder to the US Dollar as Legal Tender)

7. Bi-metallic MTT from Poland……… by Stanislaw Bulawski, Poland
New Bi-metallic MTT from Poland
City Kietrz - 9 Dukatow , dametr 27 mm,
ring brass , center K-N , issued 1.250
ring K-N , center brass , issued 1.250

8. Bi-metallic Quiz Game #774…by Jack Hepler, USA
Some call him "Benemérito de la Patria". There is a well-known city named for him. He was a priest and a revolutionary in the War for Independence from Spain. His military prowess was recognized by the revolution leaders and he attained the rank of Lieutenant General. He was captured by Spanish forces and executed 4 February 1814. His image may be seen on a Bi-metallic 5 Pesos dated 2008. Name this Mexican patriot.

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

Answer to Bi-metallic Quiz Game question #773

He was an anarchist and found himself being put in prison several times for his inflammatory writings including Tierra y Libertad. His final sentence placed him in the US Federal Prison at Leavenworth due to his writings against World War I. He was charged with sedition and imprisoned under the US Espionage Act. He died in the Penitentiary four years later of natural causes. His image may be seen on a Bi-metallic 5 Pesos dated 2008. Name this Mexican patriot.

The answer to this question is Ricardo Flores Magón.

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.

9. 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.

10.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:
* Open day of the Royal Dutch Mint, June 2011, Utrecht, The Netherlands
* 41st World Money Fair, February 3-5, 2012, Berlin, German