Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club
Newsmail # 855

WBCC Newsmail 855,  December 29 , 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. Best Martin Peeters, WBCC Focal Point
Dear WBCC and non WBCC members let me start this WBCC Newsmail with:
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

2. WBCC For Sale page…….by Rod Sell, WBCC web Provider
I hope you all had a very merry Christmas.
We have a "For Sale" page at where members can list up to 20 Bi-metallics for sale.
The newest listings will be at the top of the page. 
Many of the listings shown have been there for a long time, so they may no longer be available.
If you have any spare Bi-metallics that you would like to list, please send me the scans as well as the details of the items. 
Please use US$ for the price required.

3. Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2012 from Austria.....….by Frans Dubois, The Netherlands
In the last weeks of 2012 Austria decided to issue the regular Bi-metallic 2 Euro for 2012.
This because of the shortage of 2 Euro coins. This 2 Euro coin is not in the BU set for 2012 and as far as I know it's the first time that a regular coin for circulation is not in the BU set.

4. Bi-metallic 10 Dollar 2013 from British Virgin Island….by Antonio Barrena Mateo, Spain
Here is a picture of the new Bi-metallic 10 Dollar 2013 from New coin from British Virgin Island. Year of the Snake

5. Bi-metallics from Dutch Islands…by Martin Peeters, The Netherlands
Here are pictures of the 3 Dutch Islands, Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba, 2.5, 5 and 10 Guilders.
The Islands don’ t belong to the Schengen area so no Euro’ s are used

6. Bi-metallic pictures….by Dennis Vuillot via Rod Sell
Here pictures of several French Bi-metallics
France 1999 Commercial Credit of France . Images from Denis Vuillot
France 1995 Centenary of the Commerce and Industry Exposition. Images from Denis Vuillot
France 1995 4-12 August 15th Choralies. Images from Denis Vuillot
France 1995 9-18 June Conflans Sainte-Honorine. Images from Denis Vuillot
France 1994 20th Anniversary of the Pessac. Images from Denis Vuillot
INNOTOOL token. Images from Denis Vuillot

7. Bi-metallic in Ebay…….. by James Ballard, USA
The following Bi-metallics I saw in Ebay:

POLAND 7 Klemensów Białystok Pałac Branickich 2012

Sovereign Nation of Los Coyote Indians 2011
Five Dollars. Year: 2011.
Weight: 5.79g.
Metal: Bi-metallic; Brass in the center and Copper-Nickel in outer ring.
Diameter: 25.00 mm.
Edge: Reeded.
Alignment: Coin.
Mint: N/A.
"COMMEMORATING OUR CULTURAL HERITAGE" at the top. Indian portrait in the center. "FIVES DOLLARS 2011" at the bottom.
Reverse: "SOVEREIGN NATION OF LOS COYOTES INDIANS" written at the top. Los Coyotos Indians emblem in the center.
"UNITED STATES OF AMERICA" written at the bottom. Mintage: N/A. Minted Years: One year type.

Attu (Aleut: Atan) is the westernmost and largest island in the Near Islands group of the Aleutian Islands of Alaska,
and the westernmost point of land relative to Alaska, the United States, and North America. The island is currently uninhabited.
The island was the site of the only World War II land battle fought on an incorporated territory of the United States (the Battle of Attu),
and its battlefield area is a U.S. National Historic Landmark

Johnston Atoll is a 1.03 sq mi (2.7 km2) atoll in the North Pacific Ocean about 750 nmi (860 mi; 1,390 km) west of Hawaii.
The atoll, which is located on the coral reef platform, comprises four islands. Johnston and Sand islands are both enlarged natural features,
while North (Akau) and East (Hikina) are two artificial islands formed by coral dredging.
Johnston Atoll is grouped as one of the United States Minor Outlying Islands.

I can’t find any information on this coin in my reference books. Any information would be greatly appreciated.

8. Bi-metallic Quiz Game #855….…by Jack Hepler, USA
Finland issued a Bi-metallic commemorative 25 Markkaa coin in 2001 for the Nordic Ski Championships. 
On the reverse side is shown a woman’s torso. The legend contains the date and the city, Lahti.
What is the other part of the legend and what is the English translation?
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 #854

Finland issued a Bi-metallic commemorative 2 Euro coin in 2006 that shows two dates.  The date, 2006 is shown. 
What is the other date?  Please answer with the complete date shown.
The answer to Quiz Question #854 is 1.10.1906.

The Quiz Game #853 prize winner was Meir Sapir, WBCC member #296.  There were two players.

9. Super Quiz #30…………by Jack Hepler, USA
There is a Bi-metallic coin that was issued for circulation where the value is part of the Olympic symbol. 
Which Olympic sport is shown on the other side of the coin?

10.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:
* 42th World Money Fair, February 1 till 3, 2013, Berlin, Germany,