Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club
Newsmail # 799

WBCC Newsmail 799,  December 3, 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.
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1. WBCC 15th Anniversary Token…by Jack Hepler, WBCC Development Centre
The Worldwide Bi-metallic Collector Club was 15 years old on 14 September 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: 

2. A new WBCC member….by Martin Peeters, WBCC Focal Point
We have a new WBCC member. Let me introduce her to you:
Name:  Lisa Taylor (WBCC member #534), USA
Age:  42
Profession: Hospitality Management
Hobby: Just Bi- and/or Trimetallic coins and tokens of the world (beginner)
Goal:  Enjoy the intricate beauty of Bi-metallic coins
How did I know about the WBCC:  online references

3. Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2011 from Malta……by Pabitra Saha, UK
Here is a picture of the 2 Euro 2011 from Malta.
The theme for this first coin is ‘First Elected Representatives – 1849’. In that year the Maltese Islands had their first effective experience of political representation, through a process of democratic elections. On the 11 May 1849, Great Britain, by Letters of Patent, granted Malta a Constitution creating a Council of Government empowered to promulgate “laws for the peace, order and good government” of the country
The coin was designed by Ġanni Bonnici and shows a hand placing a vote in a ballot box symbolising the process of democratic elections.
This coin shall be available for sale in circulation quality in rolls of 25 coins each as from Monday 28 November 2011 at the price of €57.75 per roll inclusive of VAT. The point of sale will be the Malta Coin Distribution Centre counter at the main building of the Central Bank of Malta.

A limited amount of this coin in Proof quality is also being made available for sale for the price of €8 per coin including VAT.
Pieces: 5.000
Quality: PROOF
Material: Cu/Ni
Weight: 8,5 gr.
Thickness: 25,75 mm.
Mint: Royal Mint of Holland

4. Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2012 from Luxembourg….. by Pabitra Saha, UK
one can read Luxembourg cataloque for all issues in the past and for 2012
5 Euro 2012 dipcts castle Bourscheid
2 Euro 2012 commemorate 10 year the Euro
2  Euro 2012 depicts flower late-spring orchid

5. Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2012 from 17 EU countries…… Pabitra Saha, UK
one can read:

In January 2012, the seventeen euro-area countries will jointly issue a commemorative euro coin to celebrate ten years of euro cash. Regardless of which country issues the coin, it will bore the same design on the national side, normally reserved for a motif specific to that country. 

This is the third time the euro-area members have decided to collectively issue a commemorative coin. The first was in 2007, when the finance ministers of the then thirteen countries agreed to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Treaty of Rome with a single commemorative coin and the second time was in 2009 when sixteen countries celebrated 10 years of the EMU.

Citizens of all Member States of the euro area were invited to submit designs via a dedicated website during a three-week period in May 2011. A professional jury selected five from among the more than 800 designs submitted. Euro-area citizens and residents thereafter selected the winning design by public web-voting in June 2011. The winning design gathered 34% of the 34 611 total votes.

The Euro-sign in the centre of the coin shows that the Euro has become an element of particular importance in Europe as well as all over the world as the Euro evolved to a global player in the international monetary system in the last 10 years. The design elements around the Euro-symbol on the coin express the importance of the Euro to the people, to the financial world (ECB tower), to trading (ships), to industry (factories), to the energy sector and research and development (wind power stations). It was created by Helmut Andexlinger who is a professional designer at the Austrian Mint.

The artist's initials, AH, appear below the image of the ECB tower. The name of the issuing country in the national language(s) appears at the top, while the years 2002-2012 appear at the bottom.

Issuing volume: 

 Official Journal: The official information notice has not yet been published in the Official Journal of the European Union. 


Belgium and Germany
Ireland and Greece
Spain and Estonia
France and Italy
Cyprus and Luxembourg
Malta and The Netherlands
Austria and Portugal
Slovenia and Slovakia

6. Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2012 from Vaticane City… Pabitra Saha, UK

one can read that the Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2012 from Vaticane City will be on "7th world meeting of families"

7. Bi-metallic 5 Hryven 2011 from … Frans Dubois, The Netherlands

Here is a picture of the new Bi-metallic 5 Hryven 2011 from Ukraine
Central Bank of Ukraine on November 24 issued collector coins commemorating the International Year of Forests.
Denomination: 5 UAH
Stop:  the outer ring - cupronickel, the inner ring - Nordic Gold
Stamp: plain
Weight: 9.4 grams
Diameter: 28.0 mm
Circulation: 30 000 pieces

8. Bi-metallic MTT from Poland……. by  Stanislaw Bulawski, Poland
Here a picture of a new Bi-metallic MTTfrom Poland
a. Lacky coin 2012, Bi-metallic, ring Brass, center K-N, diameter 33 mm  Silesian Mint

9. Tri-metallic from Mexico….by Martin Peeters, The Netherlands
Here a picture of a new Tri-metallic from Mexico piramide  Maya Kukulcan

10. Bi-metallics in Ebay…by Martin Peeters, The Netherlands
Saw several different Crowns in Ebay:

11. Bi-metallic Trade Token from the USA…… Jack Hepler, USA

The Independent and International Order of Owls This Bi-metallic Trade token was issued for use by the Johnson City, Illinois Nest 1238 and Good For Merchandise.  I’m not sure what that merchandise was.  A picture from 1930 shows members in various kinds of uniforms so the merchandise may have been this kind of item. This organization that once had 600.000 members but now has less than 5.000.

If you would like to learn more about this organization, you can log onto this website; 

12. Bi-metallic Quiz Game #799…by Jack Hepler, USA
Carmen Serdan’s image appears on a Mexican Bi-metallic 5 Pesos Revolution Commemorative.  She traveled out of Mexico in October 1910 to bring money to her brother in support of the Revolution.  To which country and city did Carmen travel?
See this coin and others at the WBCC website: Please send your answer to: 

Answer to Bi-metallic Quiz Game question #798.
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?

The answer to question #798 is Provisional President of Mexico.

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

13. 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.

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