Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club
Newsmail # 887

WBCC Newsmail 887,  August 10 , 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: Jose Luis Castro (WBCC member 564), Venezuela
Age : 63
Profession :retired military
Hobby:   World coin collecting bimetalicas
Goal : interact with collectors the world, share with them, to know what the new existing bimetalicas. and collaborate with
the spread of collecting bimetalicas
How did I know about the WBCC:I found looking for information online by Google bimetalicas

2. Bi-metallic Coal Scrip from the USA…by Jack Hepler, USA
The King Harlan Co. Inc. of Kildav, Kentucky issued scrip for merchandise purchase.  Such issues were usually only
accepted at company stores.  The King Harland mine operated from 1918 until 1936 but general usage of scrip was
discontinued about 1930.  David Schenkman’s definitive “Bi-metallic Trade Tokens of the United States“ catalogs only
denominations of 5, 10, 25, and 100 for the King-Harlan company whereas this specimen had a denomination of 50. 
I sent a message to Dave asking about this and he said that since the catalog was published in 1990, this denomination
from King Harland in addition to numerous other Bi-metallic tokens and scrip used by other merchants had been identified.

3. Bi-metallic Fantasies from Aztec Pabitra Saha, UK
Aztec America central fantasy set with two Bi-metallic coins

4. Bi-metallic coins from Saharwi arab Pabitra Saha, UK
Saharwi Arab Republic fantasy set with two bimetallic coins

5. Bi-metallic Quiz Game #887….…by Jack Hepler, USA
Mongkut, was also called Phrachomklao, posthumous name Rama IV   (born Oct. 18, 1804, Bangkok—died Oct. 15,
1868, Bangkok), king of Siam (1851–68) opened his country to Western influence and initiated reforms and modern
development.  A Bi-metallic 10 Baht coin, issued in 2004 commemorates the 200th anniversary of his birth.
Mongkut was the 43rd child of King Rama II, but as the first son to be born of a queen and was favored to succeed to the
throne. When his father died in 1824, however, Mongkut was barely 20, and the royal accession council instead chose his
older and more experienced half brother to reign as King Phranangklao (Rama III).  When Rama III died, Mongkut
ascended to the throne. His shrewd foreign policy during a period of European colonialism balanced Britain and France
against each other to ensure Siam’s autonomy. His tolerance and open-mindedness proved far more effective in dealing
with Western imperialists than the xenophobia and isolationism of some of his neighboring rulers. For a time the royal
household employed Anna Leonowens..  What was Anna’s role?
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 #886

King Rama V also known as Chulalongkorn, was a major reformer of the governmental structure of Thailand.  Many think
of him as the “most beloved king of Thailand”.  Part of his efforts to improve his country included a trip to Europe in 1897. 
This visit was commemorated with a Bi-metallic 10 Baht coin in 1997.  But this was not his only trip to Europe. 
In which other year did Rama V visit Europe.

Answer:  1907.  Some sources give the date as 1906.  Both answers were accepted.

The Quiz Game #885 prize winner was James Ballard, WBCC Member #523.  There were six players.

6. 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.

7.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,