Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club
Newsmail # 801

WBCC Newsmail 801,  December 17, 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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1. WBCC 15th Anniversary Token…by Jack Hepler, WBCC Development Centre
The Worldwide Bi-metallic Collector Club became 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 are now 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 two new WBCC members. Let me introduce them to you:

Name: Jose Maria Roncero Azabal (WBCC member #535), Spain 
Age: 39
Profession: Civil Servant
Hobby: Circulating Bi- and/or Tri-metallic coins of the world
Goal. Just having circulating bimetallic or trimetallic coins of the world.
How did I know about the WBCC: by jlramirez website ( 

Name:  Vanni (WBCC member #636), Italy
Age: 56
Profession: Employee
Hobby:  World coins and tokens especially Bi- and/or Tri-metallics
Goal: Complete my collection!
Against: Spending too much
How did I know about the WBCC: Internet

3. Bi-metallic 25 Euro 2012 from Switzerland…by Stanislaw Bulawski, Poland
Here is a picture of the Bi-metallic 10 Franken 2011 from Switzerland.
which will be released in January 2012. A sacred cow is fighting in Valais

4. Bi-metallic 5 and 5 Dirham 2011 from Morocco… Stanislaw Bulawski, Poland
Here are pictures of the 5 and 10 Dirham 2011 from Morocco

5. Bi-metallic MTT form Poland….by Stanislaw Bulawski, Poland

New Bi-metallic MTT from Poland
Krakow, 9 Krakow 2012, Bi-metallic,
ring Brass,
center K-N,
diameter 30.88 mm,
issued 500pieces, from the Silesian Mint

6.  Bi-metallics in Ebay…by Martin Peeters, The Netherlands
Saw in Ebay:

7. Bi-metallic Quiz Game #801…by Jack Hepler, USA
Andres Molina Enriquez is featured as a patriot of the Mexican Revolution and appears on a Commemorative Bi-metallic 5 Pesos.  In 1909 he published a paper that lead to his imprisonment.  What was the title of that inflammatory paper? See this coin and others at the WBCC website: Please send your answer to:

Answer to Bi-metallic Quiz Game question #800.

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?
The answer to question #800 is “Benemerita y Dulcisima Madre de la Patria” or “Sweet Mother of the Fatherland”.

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 #799 prize winner is WBCC Member Barry Murray, WBCC Member #411.  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