WBCC Newsmail 547 Volume
12, February 3, 2007
Composed with help from
members of the
Worldwide Bi-metallic Collectors
and weekly published by:
Netherlands, Focal Point of the
Assisted this week by Jack Hepler, USA
Past Newsmails can be found at http://www.wbcc-online.com/newsmail/wbccnews.html
Dear WBCC members and non WBCC members,
Welcome into the World of Bi- and Tri-metallics. I hope you enjoy
this week's issue of the WBCC Newsmail. While Martin is enjoying himself
at the World Money Fair in Berlin, I'll be helping out in the preparation
of the Newsmail this week.
1. Special report from the WMF at Berlin...by Martin Peeters, WBCC
At this moment the WBCC representatives (Frans D., Frans W., Max A.,
Alexei M. and Martin P.) having great fun at the World Money Fair in
Berlin. We have met several WBCC members already, and seen some new
Bi-metallic coins. In next week's WBCC Newsmail I'll provide a complete
report of this great event. 'Till next week.
The WBCC booth is number A6 and the floor plan (entrance at the show) can
be seen at: http://www.worldmoneyfair.ch/wmf/english/index.html
Go to: >
Visitors Service, go to: > Floor Plan , and load WMF_07 Exhibition Map.
The WBCC team would like to invite you to visit the WBCC booth and talk
about Bi-metallics and you will receive a present!
The new Bi-metallic from Germany 2 Euro 2007 (in 5 Mintmarks)
commemorates Schweriner Schloss, and The new Bi-metallic 1 and 2 Euro
from Slovenia are available at the WMF.
There is also a Passport that costs 10 Euro. Coins for the Passport from
the Mint houses are free.
2. Thailand Bi-metallic...by Frans Dubois, WBCC DoCu
There is a new bimetallic Thai Commemorative 10 baht (43rd) 100th
Anniversary Siam Commercial Bank.
3. Dutch Bi-metallic 2 Euro, Treaty of Rome...by Rob Kooy, Netherlands
On its website Royal Dutch Mint (www.knm.nl) today has shown the first
image of the Dutch "Treaty of Rome" 2 Euro coin. It is to be hoped
this is not the final design. For, if so, it may well cause a huge
political uproar. The image reads "Koninkrijk der Nederlanden" (Kingdom
of the Netherlands). This is rather sloppy, and political incorrect.
is a Dutch coin, so it should read "Nederland" only. As everybody
the Kingdom of the Netherlands consists of three parts. Apart from the
Netherlands, these parts are Aruba and the Netherlands Antilles. And the
latter two have nothing to do with this issue. (Source:
4. Bi-metallic 2 Euro, Treaty of Rome...by Jack Hepler
You may see images of the Treaty of Rome Bi-metallic 2 Euro by going to
the New Images section of the WBCC Website, http://www.wbcc-online.com/new-releases/new-images2006june.html
5. Elongated Bi-metallics...by Martin Peeters, Netherlands
EBay items with the following numbers are unique. They are Bi-metallic
Ecuador 1000 Sucres, elongated at various sites in Washington, DC, USA:
6. The WBCC Bi-metallic Quiz Game #547...by Jack Hepler, USA
The coat of arms of many countries is designed to show characteristics of
that country. Some designs include products that are a major part
country's economy. Some designs show landmarks or geographical features
of the country. Come designs include plants or animals that may be
in that country. Which African country includes a palm tree in the
of arms shown in a Bi-metallic coin?
Please send your answer to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Note: See this coin and many others by visiting the WBCC website;
Answer to Bi-metallic Quiz Game question #546
The coat of arms for Tamaulipas appears on a 2004 Bi-metallic 100 Pesos
from Mexico. The field is divided into three sectors. One sector
agricultural products of grain. A second sector shows an oil rig,
fishing boats and a mountain, "Cerro Bernal". The third sector contains
d. Cows or bulls.
The correct answer for question #546 is d; Cows or Bulls.
are unclear about the gender of these animals. In addition to the
animals, there is a goat in that sector.
7. WBCC Quiz Game Prize.........by 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 10 players in game #545 and the winner was Gabor Toth, WBCC member
8. New Bi- or Tri-metallic images...by Rod Sell, WBCC Webmaster
The new Bi- and Tri-metallic image shown at:
USA Eutopia so called dollar
Thailand 10 baht Centenary of Siam Commercial Bank
Alderney 2007 - Governors of Hong Kong
4 elongated bi-metallics on eBay
Argentine 1 Peso error
9. WBCC Auction 82.............by Rod Sell, WBCC Auction Provider
Auction 82 is now opened and the 107 interesting lots listed can be
viewed at http://wbcc-online.com/auction/auction82.html
This Auction will close on the 10th February at 11PM Sydney time.
NEW bids will have to be received before 10 PM, rebids where you have
been out bid will be accepted up to 11PM.
Please email your bids to me at email@example.com
I suggest you place maximum bids where possible. I will raise your
as required to your maximum. If you are placing maximum bids make
they fit the increments. For example, between $20 and $50 bids will
by $2 per increment, so a maximum of $25 does not fit and will be rounded
down to $24.
The Worldwide Bi-metallic Collectors Club (WBCC)
was established September 14, 1996 and is the very first
Collectors Club using the Internet.
Goal of the WBCC is exchange Bi-metallics
and exchange knowledge about Bi-metallics
WBCC Webmaster & Auction
Provider, Rod Sell, Australia.
WBCC DoCu-Centre: Frans Dubois,
WBCC Public Relations:
WBCC Research Centre:
WBCC Developement Centre:
WBCC ANA Focal Point:
WBCC Focal Point: Martin Peeters,
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, http://www.worldmoneyfair.ch/wmf/english/index.html
* Open Day of The Royal Dutch Mint 2007, June 9th. 2007, Utrecht,
* 7th Northern Coin Event 2007, Saturday, September 15th 2007, Assen,
The Netherlands http://www.muntmanifestatie.nl