Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club
Newsmail # 780

WBCC Newsmail 780,  July 22, 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 2012 from Luxembourg….by Pabitra Saha, UK
The Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2012 from Luxembourg will be dedicated to 100 years since the death of William IV of Luxembourg

2. Bi-metallic Error 10 Pesos 1995…by Frans Woons, Canada
Here a picture of a Mexico Bi-metallic 10 New Pesos 1995 coin.
This coin was struck without the plug resulting in some parts of the image, which should have been on the plug, struck on the ring While the ring was struck, the hole shrunk from about 18.5 mm to about 16 mm\
This is a ring that was struck without a core. It is manifested by:
The diameter of the hole in the ring is no longer 18 mm but 16 mm, and
Parts of the images that belong on the core are now on the ring.
If one takes a perfect 10 New Pesos coin and punches out the core:
The diameter in the ring will remain 18 mm, and
No parts of the images that belong on the core will be visible on the ring.

3. Bi-metallic Error 2 Dollar from Frans Woons, Canada
Here some images of a Canadian toony struck without the ring. (The core only, in other words).
Part of the images that belong on the ring are now on the core. The core cracked due to the high pressure of the dies. Part of this error coin shows the serrations normally found on the ring and created by the collar.
Unfortunately, this error is not in my collection
For other images of rings struck alone, see , the WBCC Error Image Library by Benjamin Muniz

4. Bi-metallic Half crown 2000 from Gibraltar….by Vadim Naumov, Russia
Gibraltar, half crown, 2000 year issue, titan-gold, "160th Anniversary of the uniform Penny post"
Mintage: 5 000 pieces (Legal issued for Gibraltar Govenment, minted by PobJoy Mint, London)
Date of issue - April, 2000
Coin weight: 11.00 gr
Diameter: 32.25 mm
Thickness: 1,20 mm
Edge - corrudation Metals: сentre - titan (Ti / 990) 2 g, the ring - gold (Ag / 999,9) 9 g

5. Bi-metallic 75 Dollars 2005 from Sierra Leone ….by Vadim Naumov, Russia
Sierra Leone, 75 dollars, 2005 year issue, gold-niobium, "Remembers His Holiness Pope John Paul II", RARE
Mintage: 2 005 pieces (Legal issued for Sierra Leone Govenment, minted by PobJoy Mint, London)
Date of issue - October, 2005
Coin weight: 11.52 gr
Diameter: 32.00 mm
Thickness: 1,20 mm
Edge - corrudation Metals: сentre - gold (Ag / 999,9) 6,22 g, the ring niobium (Nb / 990) 5,30 g

6. Bi-metallic MTT’ s from Poland…… Stanislaw Bulawski, Poland
New Bi-metallic MTT from Poland from Warsaw Mint
City Jurata, 8 Merkow 2011, Bi-metallic, ring KN, center Brass, diameter 27 mm, issued 10.000 pieces

7. Bi-metallic 2 euro from Austria in Ebay….by Martin Peeters, The Netherlands
Saw in Ebay an Bi-metallic 2 Euro blanc from Austria with edge lettering
2 Euro, Austrian Edge-Lettered Bi-metal Blank

8. Bi-metallic Parking Token from Columbia….by Martin Peeters, The Netherlands
Saw in Ebay this Bi-metallic Parking Token from Columbia

9. Bi-metallic Quiz Game #780…by Jack Hepler, USA
Commemorated on a 2008 Bi-metallic Mexican 5 Pesos is an historian. He wrote two major historical series, the first consisting of six volumes that was a Historical Description of the Revolution in Mexican America. He was nearly 74 years old when he died in Mexico City in 1848. Who was this Mexican patriot?

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Answer to Bi-metallic Quiz Game question #779
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?
The answer to this question is Jose Maria Pino Suarez.

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 #778 prize winner is WBCC Member Barry Murray, #411.
There were six players.

10. 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.

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:
* Northern Coin Event, September 17, 2011, Assen, The Netherlands
* 41th World Money Fair, February 3 till 5, 2012, Berlin, Germany
* Open day of the Royal Dutch Mint, June, 2012, Utrecht, The Netherlands