Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club
Newsmail # 778

WBCC Newsmail 778,  July 8, 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 5 Rand 2011 from South-Africa….by James Ballard, USA
Here is a picture of the Bi-metallic 5 Rand 2011 from South-Africa, commemorate 90th anniversary of reserve bank and here the Bi-metallic 5 Rand 2011 depicting Black Wildebeest

2. Bi-metallic 1 and 2 Euro from Pabitra Saha, UK
The head of the Andorran Government, Antoni Martí, and the European Commissioner for Economic and Monetary Affairs, Olli Rehn, on the 30th June signed an agreement allowing Andorra to issue its own euro coins as from 2013 - something similar like with Vatican, San Marino and Monaco.
This was the final step in the long process of negotiations, thus, made the Andorran euro coins a reality. Andorra will issue 2.3 million in Andorran euro coins per year. The coins are not yet designed.

3. Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2011 from Slovenia….by Martin Peeters, The Netherlands
The definitive design is ready of the 3 Euro 2011 from Slovenia commemorate 20th anniversary of the independence of the Republic of Slovenia
Composition: disc 75Cu25Ni / ring 78Cu20Zn2Ni
Weight: 15.00 g
Diameter: 32.00 mm
Mintage: 300 000

4. Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2011 from Malta……… Pabitra Saha, UK
Here are pictures of the 5 future Bi-metallic 2 Euros from Malta

5. Bi-metallic encased pieces in Ebay….by James Ballard, USA
Here is the picture of an Australian encased six pence that I had not seen before. I don’t know if you already have the picture. The picture is from Ebay Australia encased three pence from Ebay:
Remark WBCC Webpage Provider: similar items are available in our for sale at:

6. Bi-metallic medal from the USA in Ebay by James Ballard, USA
I found this Bi-metallic token listed on Ebay:
1901 Louisville, (KY) Knights Of Templar Bi-Metal Token
This is a Masonic token commemorating the 28th Triennial Conclave held in Louisville, (Kentucky), August, 1901. The token is in almost uncirculated condition, 37mm in diameter with a 6mm attached loop, and made of a bronze collar surrounding an aluminum core.

7. Bi-metallic medal from France in Ebay….by James Ballard, USA
Here is another possible new token from Ebay:

8. Tri-metallic medal from Germany in Ebay….by Martin Peeters, The Netherlands
Saw in Ebay a Tri-metallic medal from Germany
Frauenfussball WM 2011 - Gedenkprägung - Trimetall

9. Bi-metallic Quiz Game #778…by Jack Hepler, USA
He was a Mexican revolutionary but born in Spain. When the French marched into Spain in early 1808, this 19 year old fled to the hills where he soon recruited a guerrilla force. He launched raids on the French and captured arms, ammunition and horses. He was captured in March 1810 and sent to a French prison. When the Napoleon government collapsed, he returned to Spain but objected to the policies of the King and sailed to Mexico to support the independence movement there. He was captured by Spanish loyalists and executed at the age of 27.
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 #777

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?
The answer to this question is Jose Vasconcelos

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 #776 prize winner is WBCC Member Mike Hill #487. There were six players.

10. 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.

11.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