Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club
Newsmail # 779

WBCC Newsmail 779,  July 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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1. Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2011 from France….by Pabitra Saha, UK
France has announced the topic for a Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2012, commemorate 100th anniversary of the birth of Abbé Pierre, volume: 1 million coins

2. Bi-metallic 1 Balboa 2011 from Pabitra Saha, UK
In the following press release one can read:
New one Balboa currency circulates this month Jul 9th, 2011
by The Bulletin.
By Juan Rafael Cortés Dean
The production of 40 million coins of 1 Panamanian Balboa ($1.00) will cost the State about $10 million, so it will get a utility of $30 million for this coinage to be used in projects of social interest being developed by the government.The new currency will be in circulation in July through the National Bank of Panama (BNP) and will circulate naturally through any commercial transaction that is conducted nationwide.As part of the strategy of introducing the new currency, a calibration process has been carried out on automatic vending machines and slot machines to accept it.
These coins will be used without restriction throughout the country in the same way coins have been used since 1904. All these coins will be accepted in all banks and businesses operating in Panama and are fully interchangeable with one US paper dollar and vice versa, without affecting in any way the dollar economy of the country.
The coinage project is part of the strategy of the Government through the Ministry of Finance to generate savings to the state.
The Royal Canadian Mint has coined the new Balboa, and has done so for at least the past 21 years (the last four presidential terms) offering high standards of safety, quality and satisfaction in the deliveries of the earlier coinage.
The one Balboa coin is light in weight and slightly larger than a 25 cent piece

3. Bi-metallic MTT’ s from Poland…… Stanislaw Bulawski, Poland

New Bi-metallic MTT’s from Poland
a. Czestochowa, 1 Medalik 2011, Bi-metallic, ring brass, center KN diameter 27 mm, issued 1200 pieces
b. Ozarowice, token 2011, Bi-metallic, ring brass, center KN, diameter 27 mm, issued 500 pieces

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

I found this encased 1918 German 5 Pfenning on Ebay:

5. Encased medal from the USA in Ebay (2)…… James Ballard, USA

Here is unique encasement from Ebay. However, I don’t believe it qualifies as a bi-metal. It appears the case is the same metal as the coin. It’s so unique I wanted to pass it on to you.
1900 encased Indian head cent in an Eagle and Capital Building encasement which appears to be done in copper

6. Bi-metallic Quiz Game #779…by Jack Hepler, USA
A main street in Mexico City is named after this writer who was a native of the state of Tabasco. He started the publication, El Peninsular but was forced to shut it down because it was too critical of the government. However, his views coincided with those of Francisco Madero who soon rose to political power with commitment to decency and honor. As Vice President under Madero, opposing forces coerced them into resigning. As he was preparing to go into exile in 1913, he was assassinated. His legacy is reflected in the image on a 2010 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 #778

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?
The answer to this question
is Francisco Xavier Mina.

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 #777 prize winner is WBCC Member Leandro Del Vecchio #336. There were seven players

7. Super Quiz #75…………by Jack Hepler, USA

Jersey issued a Bi-metallic Two Pounds coin in 1996 that shows the Coat of Arms of the 12 Parishes. The word “Saint” is not included in the name of two of the Parishes. Give the names of these two Parishes and state the location of the CoA's using the clock position. The 1 O’clock position will be the first location clockwise from the top of the coin.

Answer to Super Quiz Jack Hepler

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?


A. Georgia
B. "Strength is in Unity"

The winner of Super Quiz #24 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