Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club
Newsmail #547

WBCC Newsmail 547 Volume 12, February 3, 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
Assisted this week by Jack Hepler, USA

Past Newsmails can be found at

Dear WBCC members and non WBCC members,
Welcome into the World of Bi- and Tri-metallics. I hope you enjoy reading
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 Martin Peeters, WBCC Focal

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: 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!
New Bi-metallics:
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.
Mint Passport:
There is also a Passport that costs 10 Euro. Coins for the Passport from
the Mint houses are free.

2. Thailand Frans Dubois,   WBCC DoCu Center,

There is a new bimetallic Thai Commemorative 10 baht (43rd) 100th
Anniversary Siam Commercial Bank.

3. Dutch Bi-metallic 2 Euro, Treaty of Rob Kooy, Netherlands
On its website Royal Dutch Mint  ( today has shown the first
image of the Dutch "Treaty of Rome" 2 Euro coin.  It is to be hoped that
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.  It
is a Dutch coin, so it should read "Nederland" only.  As everybody knows,
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 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,

5. Elongated 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 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 of the
country's economy.  Some designs show landmarks or geographical features
of the country.  Come designs include plants or animals that may be found
in that country.  Which African country includes a palm tree in the coat
of arms shown in a Bi-metallic coin?
a.  Libya.
b.  Liberia.
c.  Morocco.
d.  Mozambique.
Please send your answer to:
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 shows
agricultural products of grain.  A second sector shows an oil rig,
fishing boats and a mountain, "Cerro Bernal".  The third sector contains
what animals?
a.  Horses.
b.  Chickens.
c.  Pigs.
d.  Cows or bulls.
The correct answer for question #546 is d; Cows or Bulls.  My references
are unclear about the gender of these animals.  In addition to the Bovine
animals, there is a goat in that sector.

7. 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 10 players in game #545 and the winner was Gabor Toth, WBCC member

8. New Bi- or Tri-metallic 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 Rod Sell, WBCC Auction Provider
Dear Members,
Auction 82 is now opened and the 107 interesting lots listed can be
viewed at
This Auction will close on the 10th February at 11PM Sydney time.  All
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
I suggest you place maximum bids where possible.  I will raise your bid
as required to your maximum.  If you are placing maximum bids make sure
they fit the increments.  For example, between $20 and $50 bids will rise
by $2 per increment, so a maximum of $25 does not fit and will be rounded
down to $24.
Good Luck.


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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