Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club
Newsmail # 800

WBCC Newsmail 800,  December 10, 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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Celebration time !!! WBCC Newsmail send 800 weeks in a row !! I’m sure a Worldwide Internet record !!

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. Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2012 from Luxembourg….. by Pabitra Saha, UK
Here a picture of the Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2012 from Luxembourg

3. Bi-metallic 25 Euro 2012 from Austria…by Martin Peeters, The Netherlands
Here a picture of the Bi-metallic 25 euro 2012 from Austria

4. Bi-metallic 2 Pesos 2010 from Argentina….by Pabitra Saha, UK
Here is a picture of the Bi-metallic 2 Pesos 2010 from Argentina commemorate bicentenary of the May Revolution
More info at:

5. Bi-metallic 100 Lire 1984 Error from Italy…….by Paul Baker, UK
I got one 100 Lire 1984 error the other day... cheap. I did not previously have one and  have not seen any offered on the internet for quite some time.
Unfortunately someone has tested it with cutters... perhaps to check if it  was a fake! The damage is not too bad. I think you will all agree that this piece is real.

6.  Bi-metallics in Ebay…by Martin Peeters, The Netherlands
Saw in Ebay:
St. Eustatius 2.5 dollars Hammerhead fish animal bi-metallic coin
St. Eustatius 5 dollars Mola mola Ocean sunfish animal bi-metallic coin

7. Bi-metallic Quiz Game #800…by Jack Hepler, USA
Leona Vicario is held in esteem as part of the Mexican independence movement and appears on a Bi-metallic 5 Pesos Commemorative.  What is the affectionate or honorable name given to this patriot? See this coin and others at the WBCC website: Please send your answer to:  <>

Answer to Bi-metallic Quiz Game question #799

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?
The answer to question #799 is San Antonio, Texas, USA.

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 #798 prize winner is WBCC Member Gabor Toth, WBCC Member #80.  There were five players.

8. 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.

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