Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club
Newsmail # 781

WBCC Newsmail 781,  July 30, 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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Dear WBCC members and non WBCC members,

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1. The WBCC attending the World’ s biggest coinshow….by Martin Peeters, WBCC Focal Point
For many years now the WBCC is attending with an own booth the biggest coinshow worldwide. The World Money Fair first for many years in Basel and now for the 5th time in Berlin. Last week I received an invitation for the WBCC to attend the coin show with an own booth. The WMF 2011 will be held from February 3 till 5 2012 at the Estrel Convention Centre.

About the WMF:
The World Money Fair is a marketplace where customers, intermediary and wholesale trade, and the supplying industry meet. Here they all find exactly the contact they have been searching for. Does a mint need a new press? All manufacturers of minting presses are there. Is a coin dealer looking for a reliable provider for a specific field? At the World Money Fair he/she can choose one from a wide range of wholesalers. An aficionado finally wants to get the long-sought piece that is missing in his collection: Here he can buy it from the source. No wonder that those who have been to the World Money Fair will always come back. The world's biggest coin fair has something to offer for everyone. And that is the first secret of its success.

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2. Bi-metallic 2 Pound 2011 from Isle Of Man….by Pabitra Saha, UK
In September this year, the Isle of Man will host more than 70 nations when the fourth Commonwealth Youth Games is held on the Island. To commemorate this sporting event, it is issuing a new Bi-metallic £2 circulating coin. The first Commonwealth Youth Games were held in Scotland in 2000 and have since been held in Australia and India. In 2005 the Commonwealth Games Federation made a decision to move the Youth Games so they did not fall in the same year as the Olympic Games and then awarded the 2011 Youth Games to the Isle of Man, an amazing achievement for such a small nation.

A maximum number of 1,000 competitors between the ages of 14 and 18 from every Commonwealth Games Association are invited to take part and will this year participate in 7 sports.

The new £2 coin features the official Commonwealth Youth Games Mascot, Tosha the Cat along with the official logo of the games. The name Tosha has the appropriate Manx Gaelic meaning of ‘First’

3. Bi-metallic 3 Euro 2012 from Slonenia…………by Pabitra Saha, UK

A new Bi-metallic 3 Euro to be issued by Slovenia in 2012 will commem 100 Years since 1st Slovenian won Olympic Medal

4. Bi-metallic Medal from Martin Peeters, The Netherlands
Saw in Ebay a Bi-metallic from Cabinda
Cabinda Large Bimetal Coin,UNC

5. Bi-metallic 1848 Medal from France….by Paul Beker, UK

Here is nice Bi-metallic medal commemorating the 1848 French revolution and the "French citizens who died for liberty".
Notice the terrific detail of the tricolor and the street barricade of cobblestones.  

6. Bi-metallic Medals from Vatican City…by Martin Peeters, The Netherlands
Vatican City Medal Pope John Paul I 1978 Bimetal
Vatican City Medal Pope Paul VI 1963-1978 Bimetal
Vatican City Medal Pope John XXIII 1958-1963 Bimetal
Vatican City Medal Pope John Paul II AN. XXVI Bimetal
Vatican City Medal Pope Pius XII 1939-1958 Bimetal
Vatican City Medal S. Petrus Romanus 30-67 Bimetal
Vatican City Medal Pope Pius XI 1922-1939 Bimetal
Vatican City Medal Pope Pius X 1903-1914 Bimetal
Vatican City Medal Pope Benedikt XV 1914-1922 Bimetal

7. Bi-metallic Gaming Token from South-Africa…… Stanislaw Bulawski, Poland

Here a scan token  25 Rand from Wild Coast Sun casino from South Africa .
Diameter 29 mm, ring brass, center K-N

8. Bi-metallic Quiz Game #781…by Jack Hepler, USA

This patriot of the Mexican Revolution is featured on a 2010 Bi-metallic Mexican 5 Pesos.  He is quoted as saying. "¡Prefiero morir de pie que vivir siempre arrodillado!"  "I would rather die on my feet than live on my knees."  Who was this Mexican patriot?
See this coin and others at the WBCC website: Please send your answer to:

Answer to Bi-metallic Quiz Game question #780

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?
The answer to this question is Carlos Maria de Bustamante.

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 #779 prize winner is WBCC Member James Ballard, #523.  There were seven players.

9. 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.

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:
* 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