Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club
Newsmail # 883

WBCC Newsmail 883,  July 13 , 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. New WBCC Martin Peeters, WBCC Focal Point
We have a new WBCC member. Let me introduce him to you:
Name:   Miguel Angel Vasquez Bertini (WBCC member #563), Peru
Age  47
Profession: Degree in Industrial Relations. Public Employee, Chancellery of the Republic of Peru, and college (university) professor
Hobby:  World coins and tokens including many Bi- and/or Tri-metallics
Goal: Learn more about this hobby, meet people and to exchange experiences.
How did I know about the WBCC: I entered and there I saw the name Zdravko Bosnjak repeated many times,
I looked in Google and I took WBCC page

2. Bi-metallic 5 Hryvnias 2013 from Jacek Stacel, Poland
New Bi-metallic 5 Hryvnias 2013 from Ukraine commemorate 100 Years of Kiev Research Institute of Forensic Expertise
circulation: 3 July 2013
Dedicated to one of the oldest state expert institutions in Ukraine, which started its operations in 1913 as the Cabinet R & forensics
at the Kyiv Prosecutor of the Chamber - Kiev Research Institute of Forensic Expertise. After a difficult path, the Institute has become
one of the leading institutions of forensic software, where highly skilled forensic experts.

Obverse: above the small State Emblem of Ukraine, circular inscription: NATIONAL BANK OF UKRAINE (above), five rubles (below),
right - the year of issue - 2013 left - Mint logo of the National Bank of Ukraine, in the center - logo Institute.

The reverse of the coin depicts the building of the Institute, under which inscription - 100 / years and circular inscription
Kiev Research Institute of forensics.

Disk composition: CuAlSnZn
Ring composition: CuNi
Weight: 9.40 g
Diameter: 28.00 mm
Mintage: 15,000
Designers: Volodymyr Taran, Oleksandr Kharuk and Serhii Kharuk
Sculptors: Volodymyr Demianenko and Anatolii Demianenko

3. Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2013 from Pabitra Saha, UK
Greece 2 Euro 2013 "100 Years since the Union of Crete with Greece" design is announced

4. Bi-metallic 1 Bolivar variant from Juan Ochoa, Spain
I am writing to you because changing coins with a friend I found a variant of the coin 1 bolivar in Venezuela.

5. Bi-metallic 5 Dinatra from Pabitra Saha, UK
Here a fantasy Bi-metallic 5 Dinatra from Bophuthatswana

6. Bi-metallic Gaming Tokens from Norwegian James Ballard, USA
Here picture of 4 Bi-metallic Gaming Tokens from a  Norwegian Cruise Lines
Originally use in the ship's casino. No longer available from Norwegian.
The above images and descriptions are from ebay.
This is the only other information that I found on th  tokens from another website:
This token was of two piece construction. The outer ring weighed 12.077 DWT and contained no silver.
The center insert weighed 13.110 DWT and contained less than 1% silver by weight or .0065 Oz Troy.

7. Bi-metallic 1 Monte 2013 from Jose L. Ramirez, Spain
WBCC Newsmail 881, Item 6, about this coin from Montes Claros

8. Encased piece in Ebay...... by James Ballard, USA
1901 Pan American Expo Buffalo NY Lucky Coin
1901 Pan American Exposition in Buffalo New York Encased Lucky Coin. Size is 38mm or the Size of an Old Silver Dollar.
Center is Copper and Cent Size, While the Outside is Aluminum.
From Ebay. Auction number is 400521787796. The pictures are not copying and pasting as clear as in the auction listing.

9. Bi-metallic Quiz Game #883….…by Jack Hepler, USA
The 120th anniversary of the Thailand Comptroller is commemorated on a Bi-metallic 10 Baht coin. 
What is the primary function of the Comptroller?
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.
Bi-metallic Quiz question #881
There are at least five Bi-metallic 10 Baht coins issued by Thailand which contain the image of an elephant or an elephant
head in the design.  One such coin has a three headed elephant which has a special name. 
What is the name for the three headed elephant shown on the 1998 coin?
Answer:  The three headed elephant is called Airavata.

The Quiz Game #880 prize winner will be announced in a future Newsmail.

10. Super Quiz #33 (revised)…………by Jack Hepler, USA
Eight “Bundesländer Series” Bi-metallic 2 Euro coin designs have been issued by Germany thus far. 
Each coin features a landmark.  Which two landmarks (of the eight) are the closest to each other?
To help players this suggestion is offered:

First, name the landmarks and locations, then look at a map to see which two landmarks are the closest.
For example: in Rheinland-Palatinate, the landmark is Porta Nigra located in Trier.

Answer to Super Quiz #32

A multinational Bi-metallic 2 Euro coin of 2007 commemorates the 50th anniversary of the Treaty of Rome;
the “birth certificate” of the European Union.  Where is the original of this document stored?
The correct answer is Rome, Italy.

The winner of Super Quiz #32 is Thierry Defaix, WBCC member #555.
There were eight players in this game.

11.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:
* 13th Muntmanifestatie 2013, September 21,  2013, Houten, The Netherlands.
* 43th World Money Fair, February 7 till 9, 2014, Berlin, Germany,