Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club
Newsmail #557

WBCC Newsmail 557 Volume 12, April 14, 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, Tri and Quad-metallics. I hope you enjoy reading
this week's issue of the WBCC Newsmail. 

1. New WBCC Martin Peeters, WBCC Focal Point
We have 2 new WBCC members. Let me introduce them to you:
Name: Michael White (WBCC member #427), Australia
Age: 23
Profession: Student
Hobbys: Bi- and/or Tri-metallics
Goal: A large hobby
How did you know about the WBCC:ANS/Rod Sell
Name: Jose Luis Gil Marroquin Lencioni (WBCC member #428), Mexico
Age: 18
Profession: Student
Hobby: World coins and tokens including many Bi- and/or Tri-metallics, Encased Coins.
Goal: Have a big collection and all my collection in order and perfect state.
Against: High prices on the new releases from the mints and over-production of coins by mints.
How did you know about the WBCC: From the italian numismatic magazine Cronaca Numismatica.
2. WBCC and Martin Peeters, Netherlands
From WBCC member (and member of the WBCC Team at The World Money Fair in Berlin 2007) I received an article in the Italian Italian magazine CRONACA NUMISMATICA ( ) of April 2007, about 2007 World Money Fair in Berlin and WBCC

3. Bi-metallic MTT's in the "De Michiel de Ruyter set" Frans Dubois, Netherlands
Referring to WBCC Newsmail 556, item 2 about the special set for the 400 birthday of Rembrandt in Leiden, there is again a special set issued, this time in Vlissingen, for the 400th birthday of the famous Dutch admiral Michiel de Ruyter. Here the correct information:
The set contains 4 Bi-metallic MTT's:
* 3 Bi-metallic pieces of "2 Ruyter" and
* 1 Bi-metallic piece of "1 Ruyter".
The MTT's in the blister are medal alignement, the same MTT's issued for circulation are coin alignement. The set will be available near the end of April. The first 2 circulation coins start to come in circulation at the same time (1 and 2 "Ruyter") The 3rd and 4th piece of 2"Ruyter" will be issued after some weeks, half May.
There was also a special Bi-metalic MTT, minted by the Mayor of Vlissingen, to start the festivities around the 400 birthday of Michiel de Ruyter. Mintage only 500 pieces and sold out the same day.
4. The WBCC Bi-metallic Quiz Game Jack Hepler, USA
Two Bi-metallic coins were issued by Malawi in 2006. The Five Kwacha coin shows men performing what task?
a.  Farming
b.  Fishing
c.  Fighting
d.  Football
Please send your answer to:
Note: See this coin and many others by visiting the WBCC website; 
Answer to Bi-metallic Quiz Game question #556
The Novosibirsk Region is featured on the Bi-metallic 10 Roubles coin of the Russian Federation 2007 series. What animal is featured on this coin?
a.  Lion
b.  Horse
c.  Bear
d.  Sable
The correct answer for question #556 is d; Sable.

5. 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 eight players in game #555 and the winner was Tom Galway, WBCC member #68.
6. WBCC Auction 83 is open Rod Sell, WBCC Auction Provider
Auction 83 is now opened.
The 133 interesting lots listed can be seen at
Please email your bids to me at
You have the opportunity to make a maximum bid.  With maximum bids, your bids will only be one bid above the next high bid and will be raised to your maximum as required.
Since this is a manual auction I will not accept new bids in the last hour, as there not sufficient time to list the bids and advise the members who have been out bid. You can rebid if you have bid on that lot before, so  make sure you bid on lots you are interesed in, at least one hour before the close.
This Auction will close at 11 PM on the 21st April Sydney time.  Bids received after that time will be actioned, so don't leave your bids to the last minute.
Good Luck to all.


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 2008, February1 to 3, 2008 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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