Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club
Newsmail # 777

WBCC Newsmail 777,  July 2, 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.
I hope you enjoy reading this week's issue of the WBCC Newsmail.

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1. WBCC at the Open Day of the Royal Dutch Mint….by WBCC Focal Point
At the Open Day of the Royal Dutch Mint we met WBCC member Antony Lee from Hong Kong. Here the picture Anthony received a WBCC T-shirt and a WBCC Certificate: Here is the picture.

2. A new WBCC member…by Martin Peeters, WBCC Focal Point

We have a new member, let me introduce him to you
Name: Filipe Alves (WBCC member #530), Portugal
Age: 38
Profession: Technical Consultant
Hobby: World coins, mainly bimettalic (Canada, México, Russia)
Goal: Complete CA Bi-mettalic coins till the end of the year. Next year - Russia (10 Rublos).
Against: Essay of coins. They are a absolute waste of time to collect
How did I know about the WBCC: Search through bi-mettalic coins.

3. Bi-metallic 2 Euro design……… Pabitra Saha, UK

Normally each euro-area Member State issues euro coins with a national design on one side. But at the beginning of 2012 all euro-area countries will issue a single commemorative Bi-metallic 2-euro circulation coin with a common design on the national side to celebrate 10 years of euro banknotes and coins. It is estimated that some 90 million of these coins will be put into circulation.

Close to 35,000 people voted in an online competition to select the winning design from a choice of five, which had been pre-selected by a professional jury following a design competition among citizens from the whole euro area.

The winning design (see left) symbolises the way in which the euro has become a true global player in the last ten years and its importance in ordinary people's lives (represented by the people in the design), trade (the ship), industry (the factory) and energy (wind power stations).

The design was created by Mr Helmut Andexlinger who is a professional designer at the Austrian Mint.

4. Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2011 from France……… Pabitra Saha, UK

Here a picture of the Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2011 from France.

5. Bi-metallic 10 Rouble 2011 from Russia….by Martin Peeters, The Netherlands
Here a picture of the Bi-metallic 10 Rouble 2011 commemorate Russian Region: Voronezh Oblast

6. Bi-metallic Quiz Game #777…by Jack Hepler, USA

He was born Feb. 28, 1882, in Oaxaca, Mexico and died June 30, 1959, in Mexico City. He was a Mexican educator, politician, essayist, and philosopher, whose book, La flama (1959; The Flame), is one of the finest sociocultural studies of 20th-century Mexico. As a lawyer, he campaigned for the revolutionary presidential candidates Madero and Villa. After serving as rector of the National University of Mexico, he was appointed as minister of public education. Who was this patriot, whose image is found on a Bi-metallic 5 Pesos, dated 2008?

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

Answer to Bi-metallic Quiz Game question #776
There are cities in the states of Chihuahua, Guerrero, Nuevo Leon and Puebla named after this man. Two vessels of the Mexican Navy are named after him. According to all accounts, he was descended from an English sailor who shipwrecked south of Acapulco. When Jose Maria Morelos hears about his death in 1813, he exclaims: “I have lost both my arms: now I am nothing!” His image may be seen on a Bi-metallic 5 Pesos dated 2008. Name this Mexican patriot.
The answer to this question is Hermenegildo Galeana.

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 #775 prize winner is WBCC Member James Ballard #523.
There were six players.

7. 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.

8.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