Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club
Newsmail #545

WBCC Newsmail 545 Volume 12, January 20, 2007

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-metallics. I really hope you enjoy reading the WBCC Newsmail this week.

1. A new WBCC Martin Peeters, WBCC Focal Point
We have a new WBCC members. Let me introduce him to you:
Name:Darek Matyja (WBCC member #420), Poland
Age: 44
Profession: seaman (Electrician on ships)
Hobby: World coins especially Bi- and Tri-metallics 
Goal: I collect all Bi- and Tri-metallics coin from all countries. I have a few medals and fantasy coins, but this is only tittle-tattle for me.
How did I know about the WBCC: I found in the Internet ( I looked for world  "bimetallic").
2. The WBCC at the WMF Berlin (part 2) Martin Peeters, WBCC Focal Point
World Money Fair Berlin is The world's biggest numismatic fair
From February 2nd to 4th, the 36th edition of the World Money Fair will take place. After having moved from Basel to Berlin in February 2006, once a year the whole world of numismatics meets at the Estrel Convention Center - international mints, top-class vendors from Germany and all over Europe and naturally, the huge community of coin collectors. The World Money Fair is the place where international numismatic novelties are presented for the first time in front of an expert audience. Moreover, the World Money Fair is considered to be the coin trading place with the best sales worldwide.
Opening hours
Friday, 02/02/2007 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday, 03/02/2007 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sunday, 04/02/2007 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Mint of Kazakhstan - Guest of honour of the World Money Fair 2007

Kazakhstan, situated in the centre of Eurasia, is the ninth-largest country in the world covering an area of 2.7 million square kilometres. Thanks to abundant natural resources it is one of the most important producers of natural gas and petroleum worldwide. The Republic of Kazakhstan declared its independence from the Soviet Union on December 16th, 1991 under the presidency of Nursultan Nazarbayev. It is an ethnically mixed and multicultural state with over 50 nationalities living together peacefully. Kazakhstan's currency is the Tenge. The circulation coins issued in 1997 bear the values of 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, 50 and (Bi-metallic) 100 Tenge and are manufactured exclusively by the Kazakhstan Mint.
For a complete WMF programm look at:

3. Bi-metallics from Wolfgang Schuster, Austria
The new 5-coin set 2007 of Sudan will contain 2 denominations in Bi-metallic: 20 and 50 ghirsh
Technical details see attachment, scans will be available shortly.

4. Bi-metallic 10 Franken 2007 from Martin Peeters, Netherlands
Refering to WBCC Newsmail 544 item 4 about the new Bi-metallic 10 Franken 2007 depicting a Ibex, here is a picture:
--Remark Hans Bucek: The swiss mountain series is completed and replaced by a series of 4 issues "Swiss National Parks"
5. Bi-metallic Token form Luciano Fischer Maia, Brasil
Here is a scan of a Bi-metallic Token from Argentina.
6. Bi-metallic Fantasy Euros from Jose Luis Ramirez, Spain
I have bought these Bi-metallic Fantay Eurros.
7. Bi-metallic in Fran Pascual, Spain
Saw in Ebay, Malawi 2006, Kwacha 10 and Kwacha 5Bi-metallics. Now available in eBay.

8. Bi-metallic in Martin Peeters, Netherlands
Saw in Ebay, Malawi Bi-metallic 50 Kwacha 2004

9. The WBCC Bi-metallic Quiz Game Jack Hepler, USA
A lepidopteran is included in the design of a Bi-metallic coin issued in 2006 from which country
a.  Austria
b.  Bahrain
c.  Mexico
d.  South Africa
Please send your answer to:
Note: See this coin and many others by visiting the WBCC website;
Answer to Bi-metallic Quiz Game question #544
The Kenyan Coat of Arms appears on the Bi-metallic coins of Kenya. The CoA consists of a shield and spears used by the Masai tribe. What kind of bird is in the center of the shield?
a.  Chicken
b.  Condor
c.  Dove
d.  Eagle
The correct answer for question #544 is a; Chicken or Rooster.

10. WBCC Quiz Game Jack Hepler, USA
A Bi-metallic prize will be awarded to a member who correctly answers the WBCC Quiz Game this week. If more than one member gets the correct answer, a random drawing will be conducted to select a winner. There were 14 players in game #543 and the winner was Oded Paz, WBCC member #305.

11. New Bi- or Tri-metallic Rod Sell, Australia
The new Bi- and Tri-metallic image shown at:
* Germany 2007 2 Euro
* Switzerland 10Fr 2007 Ibex
* Argentina Token
* Switzerland 2004 5 E fantasy euro
* Australia 2007 Perth Mint Lunar Dollar
* Liechtenstein 2005 Fantasy Euros
* Finland 2007 new 2 euro design

12. WBCC Auction 82 accepting Rod Sell, WBCC Auction Provider
I am accepting lots for Auction 82 which starts on the 3rd February 2007 with WBCC Newsmail 547. You have 2 weeks left to list your lots.
The lots listed so far can be seen at:
Please email your lots to me at
Members are allowed to list up to 20 lots in each auction.


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-metallics and exchange knowledge about Bi-metallics
WBCC Organisation:
WBCC Webmaster & Auction Provider, Rod Sell, Australia.
WBCC DoCu-Centre: Frans Dubois, Netherlands.
WBCC Public Relations: Cliff Anderson,USA.
WBCC Research Centre: Paul Baker, UK.
WBCC Developement Centre: Jack Hepler, USA.
WBCC ANA Focal Point: Ray Lockwood, USA.
WBCC Focal Point: Martin Peeters, Netherlands
WBCC Website
Bi-metallic Forum Page

The WBCC will attend the following future International events:

* World Money Fair 2007, February 2 till 4, 2007 at Berlin in the Estrel Convention Center, Germany,

* Open Day of The Royal Dutch Mint 2007, June 9th. 2007, Utrecht, The Netherlands

* 7th Northern Coin Event 2007, Saturday, September 15th 2007, Assen, The Netherlands


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