Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club
Newsmail #558

WBCC Newsmail 558 Volume 12, April 21, 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
Name: Nick Edelstein (WBCC member #429), USA
Age: 24
Profession: Musician (Performing, Recording & Composition)
Hobby: European Coins including Bi- and/or Tri-metallics, World coins including many Bi- and/or Tri-metallics, Circulating Bi- and/or Tri-metallic coins of the world
Goal: To collect a coin from every country, including those no longer in existence. So far I have coins from over 200 countries and multiple specimens from common nations (like UK and France).
Against: Racism, lude comments, and unfair prices on the bourse floor...
How did you know about the WBCC: I read a wonderful article in "Coin World" newspaper.
2. Bi-metallic from British Virgin Jose Luis Ramirez, Spain
You can read about a new Bi-metallic coin from the British Virgin Islands in the Pobjoy Mint webpage , 75$ gold and titanium.

3. Encased Coin to Mark 400 Year Jack Hepler, USA
The Rappahannock Area Coin Club (R.A.C.C.) has produced an encased coin to commemorate the 400th Anniversary of Jamestown, Virginia, the first permanent English Settlement in North America. Jamestown was first settled in 1607. The encasement features a Virginia Quarter Dollar in a copper ring. This encased coin will become part of an Independance Day display on July 4th, 2007. Only 120 of these pieces will be produced. Another Virginia coin club, Alexandria Coin Club (A.C.C.) has produced a similar encased coin as part of their celebration.

4. The WBCC Bi-metallic Quiz Game Jack Hepler, USA
The Coat of Arms for the Mexican State of Baja California Sud, includes images of a shell fish, the scallop and fish with fins and scales. This Coat of Arms appears on the Bi-metallic 2005 Mexican 100 Pesos. How many fish are shown on this coin?
a.  One
b.  Two
c.  Three
d.  Four
Please send your answer to:
Note: See this coin and many others by visiting the WBCC website; 
Answer to Bi-metallic Quiz Game question #557
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.
The correct answer for question #557 is b; Fishing. Many folks missed this one. The Bi-metallic TEN Kwacha coin has Farming.

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 #556 and the winner was Gabor Toth WBCC member #80.
6. WBCC Auction 83 a few hours to Rod Sell, WBCC Auction Provider
Auction 83  now has a few hours to the close, so bid now.
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 is 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 not be actioned, so don't leave your bids to the last minute

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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