Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club
Newsmail # 798

WBCC Newsmail 798,  November 26, 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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1. Bi-metallic 2 Pound 2011 from the UK, Max Aiello, Italy
Received from UK Mint the following information about the new Bi-metallic 2 Pounds 2012 commemorating Charles Dickens:
The Bi-metallic £2 coin marks the 200th anniversary of the birth of Charles Dickens and boasts a remarkable and inventive reverse design by Matthew Dent.
A profile outline, immediately recognisable as Dickens has been painstakingly created from the titles of Dickens’ famous works – from his early writings,
Sketches by Boz, to his final and unfinished novel the Mystery of Edwin Drood. Taken from Dickens’ own favourite story, David Copperfield, the words chosen for the edge inscription are those of the lovable and always hopeful Mr Micawber: SOMETHING WILL TURN UP. The obverse features the familiar portrait of
The Queen by Ian Rank-Broadley FRBS.
Also a picture of the regular Bi-metallic 2 Pound 2011

2. Bi-metallic 5 Euro 2011 from Finland… Antonio Mateo, Spain
Here a picture of the Bi-metallic 5 Euro 2011 from Finland Conmemorate Aland Province
The Coin of the Archipelago Province and Fishermen. The series of provincial coins culminates at the beginning of December to the issuing of the Provincial Coin of Åland that ends this magnificent series. The coin of Åland dwellers will please fishermen as the graphics depict the knitting of fishing nets.
The Åland Coin tells a story of a small archipelago province with a mosaic-like nature that enchants its visitors. The archipelago province is situated east of the Sea of Åland and south of the Bothnian Sea. East of Åland is the Archipelago of Turku in the Province of Varsinais-Suomi. Åland consists of over 6,700 islands and islets, 6,400 of which have an area exceeding 3,000 m2.

3. Bi-metallic Tokens and MTT’ s from Poland……by  Stanislaw Bulawski, Poland
Here are pictures of new Bi-metallic tokens and MTT’ s from Poland
a. Wroclaw, token from International Oktoberfest 2010, Bi-metallic, ring Cuppe, center Brass, diameter 27 mm, issued  100 pieces
b. Blonie, 1 Dukat 2010, Bi-metallic, ring Cupper, center Brass, diameter 27 mm, issued 180 pieces
c. Elektrolux , Privat token 2010, Bi-metallic, ring Cupper, center Brass, diameter 27 mm, issued 150 pieces
d. Grojec, token 2010, Bi-metallic, ring Cupper, center Brass, diameter 27 mm, issued 200 pieces
e. Grunwald, 600 grunwaldow 2010, Bi-metallic, ring Cupper, center Brass, diameter 27 mm , issued 500 pieces
f.. Sluzewiec, token 2010, Bi-metallic, ring Cupper, center Brass, diameter 27 mm, issued 250 pieces
g. Suszec, Privat token 2010, Bi-metallic, ring Cupper, center Brass, diameter 27 mm, issued pieces

4. Bi-metallic Quiz Game #798…by Jack Hepler, USA
Eulalio Gutierrez Ortiz is shown as a patriot on a 2009 Mexican Bi-metallic 5 Pesos Commemorative. 
What was his job on 6 November 1914?
See this coin and others at the WBCC website: Please send your answer to:

Answer to Bi-metallic Quiz Game question #797.

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!
The answer to question #797 is 2008, Francisco Villa.

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 #796 prize winner is WBCC Member Charley Nash, WBCC Member #503.  There were six 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,
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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