Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club
Newsmail # 867

WBCC Newsmail 867,  March 23 , 2013

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

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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.

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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 2013 from Vaticane City…… by Pabitra Saha, UK

The Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2013 from Vaticane City commemorating Sede Vacante will be issued on June 3, 2013

See also:

2. Bi-metallic 10 Shilling 2012 from Somalia…… by Frans Dubois, The Netherlands
Somaliland has issued the Bi-metallic 10 Shillings 2012 Chinese Zodiac
Obviously they are not circulation issues, but are they official? will be listed by Krause as they did with the 2006 set?

3. Bi-metallic Token from Italy….by Rod Sell, Australia

Received the following E-mail  with picture from Patrick Foley
I happened upon your website, which I find quite interesting even though I do not specialize in bi-metallic coins/tokens, and thought I would send the attached photo.
I always ask any family members or friends who travel outside the USA, to please bring me back coins from any countries the visit.
When they would get back home they would give me a handful of coins and I would add them to a container I used for world coins. 
At least 10-15 years ago I was going through the container to determine what countries were represented and I found what, at first, looked like a 500 Lire bi-metallic coin from Italy.
There were a few 500L coins which I stacked up That's when I noticed one was different. Upon closer inspection, I found is was a fake/counterfeit/manipulated coin.
It was a 1940 2L Italian coin with a 50 centimes French coin embedded in the reverse of the 2L. The 50-centimes coin does not show on both sides, just the reverse.
The 50-centimes used was only made for a couple of years during the 1930s. I happen to have a 1932 in my collection.
I've never seen one like it anywhere on the internet. In the past I have searched many websites looking for one, but no luck so far.
I suppose it could have been a one-time endeavor by someone, I guess in Italy.
Just though I would share the photo with your members.
Patrick Foley
Madison Illinois USA

4. Encased pieces in Ebay… Paul Baker, UK 
Saw in Ebay 2 interested Bi-metallic one doesn’ t see often:
A high grade Italian 1904 cent as a token for M JESURUM & CIE PORT BONHEUR.
Bazooka.Advertising 1946 1/4d in Aluminium Ring,Pierced & heavily Stained

5. Bi-metallic from USA… Pabitra Saha, UK
Indian tribe of Santa Ysabel in USA has issued a fantasy Bi-metallic 5 Dollar 

6. Bi-metallic Quiz Game #867….…by Jack Hepler, USA
Thailand issued a Bi-metallic 10 Baht coin in 2007 that recognized what international meeting in Bangkok?
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 #866

HRH Prince Teepangkorn Rasmichoti s of Thailand was honored by the issue of a Bi-metallic 10 Baht coin in 2006. 
What was the event being celebrated?
The answer to Quiz Question #865: Birth rites or the Cradle Ceremony.

The Quiz Game #865 prize winner will be announced in a future Newsmail.

7. Super Quiz #31…………by Jack Hepler, USA
The International Alliance for Advanced Judicial Studies was honored in 2007 on a Bi-metallic coin. 
The IAAJS held its meeting that year in which city and country

Answer to Super Quiz #30

There is a bimetallic 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
The correct answer is High Jumping.  It may be found on the Portuguese 200 Escudos of 1996.

The winner of Super Quiz #30 is Leandro Del Vecchio, WBCC member # 336. 
There were five players in this game.

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:
*Open Day of the Royal Dutch Mint, June 8 2013, Utrecht, The Netherlands
* 43th World Money Fair, February 7 till 9, 2014, Berlin, Germany,