Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club
Newsmail # 788

WBCC Newsmail 788,  September 17, 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. A new WBCC member….by Martin Peeters, WBCC Focal Point
We have a new WBCC member. Let me introduce him to you:
Name: Saša Stojmenović (WBCC member #532),  Serbia
Age:  39
Profession:  Engineer of electronics and telecommunications
Hobby:  World coins especially Bi- and/or Tri-metallics
How did I know about the WBCC:  I've found it on Internet

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. Bi-metallic from the Cook Islands……by James Ballard, USA
Saw in Ebay: Great white shark from the Cook Island
Minted by the mint with a mintage of 500 pieces 

5. Bi-metallics from Cyprus (Turkey North)……… by Martin Peeters, The Netherlands
Saw in Ebay:
Turkish North Cyprus This set includes 4 bi-metallic coins: 50 Kurus and 1, 2.5, 5 Lira

6. Several pieces in Ebay….by James Ballard, USA
The following encased coins were found on ebay. I’m not sure if they are new.
Encased 2004 Louisiana Purchase Nickel – Encased Collectors International
The description in the Ebay listings indicates that less than 100 were made. I couldn’t find any verification of the quantity made.

Unusual 4 Leaf Clover Encased

The encasement is aluminum with a copper cent insert.

3 diff. New Mexico Bi-metallic trade tokens,5,10, & $1.00

7. Bi-metallic Quiz Game #788…by Jack Hepler, USA
Which of the following patriots appears without a mustache on a Mexican Bi-metallic 5 Pesos: Miguel Ramos Arizpe, Mariano Matamoros, or Jose Maria Morelos Y Pavon?
See these coins and others at the WBCC website: 
Please send your answer to:

Answer to Bi-metallic Quiz Game question #787

He was found dead in his prison cell on 4 October 1808.  Some say it was suicide, others 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?

The answer to question #787 is Francisco Primo de Verdad y Ramos.

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 #786 prize winner is WBCC Member Leandro Del Vecchio, WBCC Member #336. 
There were six players.

8. 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.

9.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