Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club
Newsmail # 797

WBCC Newsmail 797,  November 19, 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 and PR….by Frans Dubois, Docu Center
In the November issue of the Dutch coinpaper “MuntKoerier” there was an article (written by Frans Dubois) about the 15th Anniversary of the WBCC

2. Tri-metallic 50 Kronur 2011 from Faroe Joel Anderson USA
A privately issued pattern Tri-metallic 50 Kronur  was recently issued for Faroe (Faeroe) Islands.
The 35mm coin has a copper ring, brass middle and nickel center. The coin weighs 14 grams and is 2.3mm thick.  The edge has an alternating reeded and smooth pattern.. Mintage is 13,000 pieces.  The coin was struck by the Osborne mint in Cincinnati, Ohio. The 2011 dated coin features a ram's head on one side and the Faroe arms on the other. It is the high value in a set of eight 2011 dated Faroe Islands coins, ranging in value from 25 Oyru to 50 Kronur. The coin has the same specifications and was was issued by the same firm that did the Greenland 2010 50 Kroner coin. The 50 Kronur is available from Joel Anderson for $14.50 USD + $3 shipping, or the 8 coin set for $29.95 + $4 shipping. Joel may be contacted at or through his website at

3. Bi-metallic from by James Ballard, USA
From San Diego County in California comes this (a union of the Cahuilla and Cupeño Indians), which includes one bi-metal coin:
The copper ONE CENT "Turkey" is slightly smaller in diameter than a US dime. The five cent piece is slightly larger than a US penny. The FIVE CENTS "Rattlesnake", ONE DIME "Bobcat", QUARTER DOLLAR "Muledeer" and the HALF DOLLAR "Bear" are all cupro-nickel. The ONE DOLLAR "Eagle" appears to be manganese brass (like our presidential and Sacagawea dollars). The FIVE DOLLARS "Indian" is a bi-metallic brass center with stainless steel outer ring. Mintage of this 2011 first year of issue is only 10,000 sets made.
This is a true "Micro Nation" with only 288 enrolled members. More information about the Los Coyotes Band of Cahuilla and Cupeño Indians can be found here:

4. Bi-metallic Quiz Game #797…by Jack Hepler, USA
Only one of the Mexican Bi-metallic 5 Pesos coins in the Commemorative series shows the date and denomination in the 12 o’clock position.  Name the date and patriot of this coin! See this coin and others at the WBCC website: Please send your answer to: 

Answer to Bi-metallic Quiz Game question #796.
One patriot of Mexican Independence, whose image appears on a 2010 Bi-metallic 5 Pesos, is shown as mostly bald.  Name this well known patriot!
The answer to question #796 is Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla.

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 #795 prize winner is WBCC Member Meir Sapir, WBCC Member #296.  There were five players.

5. Super Quiz #26…………by Jack Hepler, USA
Which country issued the first Bi-metallic coin in modern times and which country ranks second? (Give name of countries and dates) <>

Answer to Super Quiz Jack Hepler

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.
A: At the 3 o’clock position one finds Grouville.
B: At the 12 o’clock position one finds Trinity.
The winner of Super Quiz #25 was Leandro DelVecchio, Member #336.

6.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:
* 41th World Money Fair, February 3 till 5, 2012, Berlin, Germany
* Open day of the Royal Dutch Mint, June, 2012, Utrecht, The Netherlands