Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club
Newsmail # 789

WBCC Newsmail 789,  September 24, 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,

Welcome into the World of Bi-, Tri- and Tetra-metallics.
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1. WBCC at the Muntmanifestatie… Martin Peeters, The Netherlands
Last Saturday Frans Dubois and myself were at the Coinshow in Assen. Here a picture

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 2 Euro 2011 from Belgium….by Pabitra Saha, UK
Belgium has just announced that next year will issue a national 2 euro commemorative coin. The coin will be dedicated to the 75 years of the Queen Elisabeth Music Competition. The Queen Elisabeth Music Competition, a founding member of the World Federation of International Music Competitions (1957) has been, since its foundation, considered the world over to be one of the most prestigious and most difficult. It is devoted to violin (since 1951), piano (since 1952), to composition (since 1953) and to singing (since 1988). Held in Brussels, the Competition is named after Queen Elisabeth of Belgium

4. Bi-metallic 5 Euro 2011 from Finland…by Martin Peeters, The Netherlands
New Bi-metallic commemorative  from Finland 5 Euros 2011, "Historical provinces: Ostrobothnia"
Core composition: CuNi
Ring composition: Nordic Gold
Diameter: 27.25 mm
Weight: 9.80 g
Designer: Nora Tapper
Mintage: 100,000 (plus 20,000 proof)
ssue date: 3oct2011

Coins of this collection released or planned so far:
2010 - Finland Proper
2010 - Satakunta
2011 - Tavastia
2011 - Savonia
2011 - Uusimaa
2011 - Karelia
2011 - Ostrobothnia

5. Bi-metallic 2 Dollar from Canada… Pabitra Saha, UK

Canada to change metal composition of 1 & Bi-metallic 2 Dollars
If all goes according to plan, Canada $1 and $2 coins will receive a makeover, with a switch to plated-steel blanks, laser etching, latent images, and edge lettering.
The details issued in the Canada Gazette, specify the composition of Canadian coins. Amendments to the act are reviewed and approved by the Governor General in Council. It is a requirement that the amendment's sponsor also submit an impact analysis statement, typically presented by Marguerite Nadeau, vice-president, general counsel, and corporate secretary for the Royal Canadian Mint.
The first request is to switch the coins to multi-plated steel cores. The current $2 has an aluminum bronze core with a nickel outer ring.
The new $2 would have a core of brass-plated aluminum bronze and a multi-plated steel outer ring.
The new formulation would reduce the weight of the $1 from seven grams to 6.27 grams, and the weight of the $2 would be reduced from 7.3 grams to 6.92 grams.
The new $2 coin would have a similar laser mark, and virtual, or latent, image on the reverse. The interrupted reeding on the edge of the coin would be modified to accommodate the use of edge lettering.
"Starting in the last quarter of 2011, the Mint would like to produce the $1 and $2 circulation coins using multi-ply plated alloy compositions," the report says. "The new $1 and $2 coins would be produced along with other circulating coins at the RCM's Winnipeg plating facility.
When the steel-cored lower denomination coins were issued, the Mint used existing coin designs with a P mint mark. It remains to be seen if the higher denomnations wil also have a new mint mark.

6. Tri-metallic medal from korea….by KwonAllen viaWolfgang Schuster, Austria
Here a scan of the Tri-metallic medal to commemorate 2th Korea Money Fair
Tri-metallic Korea medal 2011. 2th Korea Money Fair had been held Daejeon last week. Korea Mint issued tri-metallic medal to commemorate this Fair. The obverse is same with 1th medal last year.
Obverse : Emblem of Korea Money Fair and number 2
Reverse : Old Korean coin and Coin-making machine
Diameter : 28.2mm
Core : Cu(65%), Zn(35%)
Inner Ring : Cu(75%), Ni (25%)
Outer Ring : Cu(75%), Ni(4%), Zn(21%)
Mintage : 1,000

7. Tri-metallics from the Arctic in Ebay….by Martin Peeters, The Netherlands
MARIE BYRD LAND 10 Dollars 2011 UNC Tri-Metallic Pope John Paul II & Penguin
ANTARCTIC TERRITORIES 10 Dollars 2011 UNC Tri-Metallic Pope John Paul II
ARCTIC TERRITORIES 10 Dollars 2011 UNC Tri-Metallic Polar Bear

8. Bi-metallic 3 Dollar 2011 from Los Coyotes Peoples Nation,Pabitra Saha, UK
Here a picture of the 3 Dollar 2011, Los Coyotes Peoples nation
and Lambis Islands have issued Bi-metallic coins but they are tokens. 

9. Bi-metallic Cuba 2011 Island of Youth fantasy Pabitra Saha, UK
Island of Youth, Cuba has issued tokens where three pesos is bimetallic

10. Bi-metallic MTT from Poland…………by  Stanislaw Bulawski, Poland
Here a picture of the Bi-metallic MTT from Poland Brzeg, 5 Piastow 2011, Bi-metallic, ring brass, center Cupper, diameter 40 x 40 

11. Bi-metallic penney from the UK….by Martin Peeters, The Netherlands

Found in Ebay:

--Remark Rod Sell, WBCC Webpage Provider: I think most were only silver plate.  This one looks like the plating has been worn off, which would make it even less valuable.

12. Bi-metallic Quiz Game #789…by Jack Hepler, USA
Bi-metallic 5 Pesos of the Revolution and Independence Commemorative series show images of four women: Leona Vicario, Josefa Dominguez, Carmen Serdan and Soldadera.  Which of these also appears on a 1950 Mexican non-Bi-metallic 5 Centavos?
See these coins and others at the WBCC website: Please send your answer to:

  Answer to Bi-metallic Quiz Game question #788
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?
The answer to question #788 is Miguel Ramos Arizpe. 
Due to the detail of the images on these coins, it is very hard to see which of these images had mustaches, so all players who submitted an answer will be included in the drawing for the prize.

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 #787 prize winner is WBCC Member Charley Nash, WBCC Member #503.  There were eight players.

13. 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.

14.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