Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club
Newsmail # 835

WBCC Newsmail 835,  August 10 , 2012

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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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.

1. Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2012 from Luxemburg… Pabitra Saha, UK
Luxembourg may become the first Euro country to issue a third Bi-metallic 2 Euro commemorative coin under revised guidelines, on the occasion of the marriage of the Crown Prince on the 20th October.

2. Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2013 from Belgium… Pabitra Saha, UK

In 2013, Belgium may issue a Bi-metallic 2 Euro commemorate 100 Years of Tour of Flanders

3. Bi-metallic 500 Tenge from Kazakhstan……by James Ballard, USA
Here is an overview of all 8 Bi-metallic 500 Tenge from Kazakhstan.
Coin Specifications:
Weight: 41.4 gr. (ring is made of 925/1000 silver – 14.6 gr., disk is made of tantalum – 26.8 gr.) Diameter: 38.61 mm., proof production quality
1st Coin is Space Series – Year of issue 2006
Obverse: The composition symbolizes the unity of human being with the world and the connection between the past and the present.
Reverse: The image of the universe and an astronaut.
2nd Coin in the Series – Year of issue 2007
Reverse: The first space satellite of the earth
3rd Coin in the Series – Date of Issue 18 October 2008
Reverse: Image of the spaceship “Vostok” and the Image of the moon; “1961” means year of first flight of a man to space
4th Coin in the Series – Year of issue 2009
Reverse: the image of the Soviet spaceship “Soyuz – 19” and American spaceship “Apollo”
5th Coin of the Series – Year of Issue 2010
Reverse: image of Lunokhod-1 – the first self-moving moon device (planetokhod) in the process of program implementation to study the feature of moon surface on the sky and the planet of Earth. The low part depicts the numbers "1970-2010" meaning the year of planetokhod delivery to the Moon surface and the year of coinage.
6th Coin in the Series – Year of issue 2011
Reverse: image U.A. Gagarin, the first cosmonaut, 2011 is 50th anniversary of his space flight, image of orbital spacecraft on near-earth
orbit, numbers "1961-2011" meaning the year of first man space flight and the year of coinage.
7th Coin of the Series – Date of Issue 28 April, 2012
Reverse: The Image of the space station “Mir”
8th Coin in the Series – Date of Issue 27 July 2012
Obverse: Composition of starry sky and two human figures as symbol of unity of man and the Universe
Reverse: Images of orbits of satellites with compounds outline of shanyrak, which is interpreted in nomads world as the window to the space opened for all mankind be Baikonur space centre.

4. Bi-metallics from Pabitra Saha, UK
Here are pictures of several Bi-metallics from Poland
Who knows more about the Bi-metallics? E-mail me at:

5. Bi-metallic Token from the USA….by Joel Anderson, USA
Here is the latest in the ongoing series of bi-metallic Nevada Brothel tokens: Chicken Ranch Brothel, Pahrump NV
The token is Good for $10 in trade 
43.5mm in diameter, center is .999 fine silver, ring is gold electroplated

The Chicken Ranch was made famous by the Broadway Musical and movie "The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas".  It operated openly as in illegal brothel in Texas for many years, before being closed down by the state in the 1970's. It then moved to Nevada where brothels are legal in some counties. After opening in Nevada was burned down by an arsonist, then rebuilt. The token celebrates the  30th anniversary of the new ownership.  Price is $39.95 + $4 shipping worldwide.

For the full series of Nevada brothel tokens see on my website: 

Hi-res image of the token is attached
Joel Anderson
Interesting World Coins & Paper Money
PO Box 365
Grover Beach, CA 93483-0365 USA 
Uphone 1-805-489-8045
fax 1-805-299-1818

6. Bi-metallic Quiz Game #835…….…by Jack Hepler, USA
Finland issued a Bi-metallic commemorative 2 Euro in 2004.  What was commemorated with this coin? See this coin and others at the WBCC website:
Please send your answer to: 

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.

Answer to Bi-metallic Quiz Game question #834.
Major Economic Union nations of Europe, including Finland issued a Bi-metallic 2 Euro coin in 2010 to commemorate ten years of the Euro transition.  Coins issued soon came to be known with the same name as a flightless bird.  What were these coins called?

The answer to Quiz Question #834 is the EMU.

The Quiz Game #833 prize winner will be announced in Newsmail 836

7. Super Quiz #29…………by Jack Hepler, USA
The “Queen Fights” image may be seen on a 2012 Bi-metallic coin.  Name the coin and give the longitude and latitude of the last championship event.

8.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 DoCu-Centre: Frans Dubois, Netherlands,
WBCC Research Centre: Paul Baker, UK,
WBCC Developement Centre: Jack Hepler, USA,

WBCC Public Relations Centre: Max Aiello, Italy,
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:
* Internationale Muntmenifestatie, September 15, 2012, Assen, The Netherlands
* 42nd World Money Fair, February 1 till 3, 2013, Berlin, Germany