Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club
Newsmail # 868

WBCC Newsmail 868,  March 30 , 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

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. WBCC For Sale Page… Rod Sell, WBCC Webmaster, Australia
I have added some new items to the WBCC For Sale Page at
The new items are at the start of the page for Alexei Malykh items 1 to 5 and 16.

2. Bi-metallic 25 Dirham 2012 from Morocco…… by Wolfgang Schuster, Austria
Morocco will issue a new Bi-metallic 25 Dirham 2012/1433 commemorate the inauguration of Dar As-Sikkah
No picture available

3. Bi-metallics, how are they made? Martin Peeters, The Netherlands

Interesting page how Bi-metallics are made:

4. Bi-metallic Token from Italy….by Paul Baker, UK 
On today I saw a group of tokens at...  
One piece in the group is a ringed Bi-metallic and of a design I do not re-call seeing previously.
On the token there is a ring of large dots to the ring part and on the core there is the number "3" with the logo for a  company named "ISTOBAL" above.
Elsewhere I found a similar piece with encircled "II" instead of the "3" - see here...
Then on this page...
a piece with "2" and the company logo on the core. It would seems that on each of these pieces the obverse and reverse are identical to one another.
These tokens would seen to be for a car wash (or similar) - likely to do with this company .
The tokens - it would seem - are used in the UK and other parts of Europe.

5. Bi-metallic Medal from Poland… Stanislaw Bulawski, Poland
A New Polish Bi-metalic medal :
Poland - 2013 Pope J.P.II
diameter 40 mm ,
ring Copper plated Au -
center silver 999.9 ,
mintage 15000
Best wishes

6. Bi-metallic Inlay from Bulgaria…… Pabitra Saha, UK
On March 25, 2013, the Bulgarian National Bank released a Bi-metallic Inlay commemorative coin featuring Tsar Samuil,
who was the Emperor of the First Bulgarian Empire from 997 to October 6, 1014. This is the latest release in the Bulgarian Medieval Rulers coin series.
The obverse contains an interpretation of the medieval miniature - the death of Tsar Samuil. Beneath is the logo of the Bulgarian National Bank,
with the face value of the coin ‘10 ЛЕВА’ (BGN 10) and the year of issue ‘2013’.
An inscription above reads ‘БЪЛГАРСКА НАРОДНА БАНКА’ (Bulgarian National Bank).

7. Bi-metallic Quiz Game #868….…by Jack Hepler, USA
Thailand issued a Bi-metallic 10 Baht coin in 1998 that commemorated the 100th Anniversary of the Central Hospital. 
One of the design features of this coin is an elephant with rider.  Two additional creature images appear on this coin, right and left of the elephant. 
What are they? 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 #867
Thailand issued a Bi-metallic 10 Baht coin in 2007 that recognized what international meeting in Bangkok?
The answer to Quiz Question #867:  International Alliance for Advanced Judicial Studies or IAAJS.  KM number Y437.

The Quiz Game #866 prize winner will be announced in a future Newsmail.

8. 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.

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 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,