Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club
Newsmail # 787

WBCC Newsmail 787,  September 10, 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 15th Anniversary…… Martin Peeters, WBCC Focal Point
Next week, September 14th. the Worldwide Bi-metallic Collectors Club (WBCC) will celebrate it’s 15th Anniversary. The WBCC is the very first coinclub on the Internet. And after 15 years we still have an active webpage, a weekly send WBCC Newsmail, an updated World Of Bi-metallics Catalog, and attending National and International Coinshows.
So the WBCC is still young and active even after 15 years !!!

2. WBCC 15th Anniversary Token…by Jack Hepler, WBCC Development Centre
The Worldwide Bi-metallic Collector Club will be 15 years old on 14-9-2011. To honor this event, the Penny Press Mint in conjunction with the WBCC has produced a ringed Bi-metallic token. Actually the token is a Tri-metallic using a Penny Press Mint exclusive production process that has a brass core on one side and a copper core on the other side. These tokens will soon be available for purchase. The cost is Three Euro plus postage or for US members, Four Dollars plus postage.  If PayPal is used to pay for these pieces, please add 20 percent.  Requests for this token may be made to Jack Hepler via E-mail: 

3. Bi-metallic Token Commemorate 9-11…by Jack Hepler, WBCC Development Centre
The Penny Press Mint has produced a token to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the infamous 9-11 attack on America.  Members wishing to obtain one of these medallions should contact the Penny Press Mint at 

4. WBCC attending (Inter)National Coinshow….by Martin Peeters, WBCC Focal Point
The WBCC will attend the biggest Coinshow from The Netherlands next Saterday September 17th in the Dutch City Assen. For more info please read in:
(Sorry only in Dutch)

5. A new WBCC member….by Martin Peeters, WBCC Focal Point
We have a new WBCC member. Let me introduce him to you:
Name: Henry Ernesto Arévalo Fernández  (WBCC member #531), Colombia
Age: 27
Profession: psychologist 
Hobby: Bi-metallic coins and tokens in the world 
How did I know about the WBCC: Internet

6. Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2011 from Portugal…… by Pabitra Saha, UK
Portugal launched the Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2011 today:
The mintage is 5,00,000.
see also:

7. Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2011 from Finland….by Pabitra Saha, UK

Here are the issue dates of the Bi-metallic 5 Euro’ s 2011 from Finland:

5 Euro 2011 Ostrobothnia (issue 3rd of October 2011)
5 Euro 2011 Lapland (issue 02nd November2011)
5 Euro 2011 Aland (issue 1st December 2011)

8. Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2011 from Spain……… by Pabitra Saha, UK
Spain has released the design that will appear on the Bi-metallic 2 Euro commemorative coin 2012.
The Bi-metallic will feature the Burgos Cathedral. 8 million Bi-metallics will be minted and will be issued in March (01/03)

9. Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2011 from Vatican City……… by Pabitra Saha, UK
Vatican City Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2011 will be released on 18th October 2011

10. Bi-metallic 10 Shilling from Kenia….by Wolfgang Schuster, Austria
Kenya Bi-metallic 10 Shilling 2010 is a new type. the denomination numeral is much larger than on the previous issues of 2005 and 2010 

11. Bi-metallic Quiz Game #787…by Jack Hepler, USA
He was found dead in his prison cell on 4 October 1808.  Some say it was suicide, some say MURDER but it is not disputed that he died.  He was a certified New Spain lawyer but pictures of this man are very limited. The most frequently seen picture is reproduced on a Bi-metallic 2008 Five Pesos. Who is this Mexican Patriot?

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

Answer to Bi-metallic Quiz Game question #786
He addressed a joint session of the American Academy of Political and Social Science on Friday evening, November 10, 1916.  He was the Minister of Finance of Mexico and Chairman of the Mexican section of the American and Mexican Joint Commission. He was in the USA to petition President Wilson to cease an arms embargo that was badly affecting the Mexican Revolution.  He was successful and soon became a favorite of Mexican Leaders.  Who is this Mexican Patriot who appears on the 2009 Bi-metallic Five Pesos?
The answer to this question is Luis Cabrera.

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 #785 prize winner is WBCC Member Bertie van Haag #261. There were five players.

. 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.

13.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