Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club
Newsmail #578

WBCC Newsmail 578 Volume 12, Sepetmber 8, 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. WBCC and the 7th Northern Coin Event 2007, by Martin Peeters, WBCC Focal Point
Next week, on Saturday September 15th, the 7th Northern Coin Event 2007 will be held in the Dutch City Assen, The Netherlands. The WBCC will be present with their own booth, at the entrance and next to the botth of the Royal Dutch Mint. Frans Dubois, Eelco Soeteman and myself will be happy to meet you at our booth. For more information look at:
2. Bi-metallic 10 Roubles 2008 from Michael Ayrapetov, USA
In Website of Central Bank of Russia I found Commemorative Coins Issue Plan for 2008. There are 10 Roubles Brass/Copper-Nickel Bi-metallic coins:
* XII.The Series "Ancient Russian Towns" 42-45: Smolensk, Vladimir, Prioziorsk and Azov.
* XIII. The Series "The Russian Federation" 46-50: Astrakhan Region, Sverdlov Region, Udmurt Republic, Republic of Mordovia and Kabardin-Balcar Republic.
* There are also Bi-metallic Gold/Silver coins in this Plan.
The URL is:
3. Bi-metallic 10 Rupees 2007 from Pabitra Saha, UK
The physical specification of proposed Bi-metallic 10 Rupees coin in India was released more than two months back, It is with diameter of 26.75 mm,with centre being 17 mm and total weight 7.71 gms. The centre is CuNi and ring is Al.Br. The thickness is 1.77 mm. The proposed Bipmetallic 5 rupee coin was abandoned and is now to be stainless steel only. Issue date of the Bi-metallic 10 Rs.will be December 2007.
4. Bi-metallics in Paul Baker, UK
I saw some interesting Bi-metallic in Ebay: From Bahrein:
and perhaps this recently closed item:
Locarno Dance Hall 'Lucky Penny' 1929

5. Bi-metallic Fantasy Euro's from Ireland....... by Jose Luis Ramirez, Spain
I have got this set of legal tenders coin from Ireland. The set conatians the eight coins of the Ireland Euros dated 2005. The set contains an Euro fantasy coin dated 1997. Mintage issued: 50.000 sets.
6. Bi-metallic Fantasy Euro's from Vatican City....... by Jose Luis Ramirez, Spain
I have got this set of legal tenders coin from Italy. The set contains the eight coins of Italy Euros dated 2002. The set contains an Euro fantasy coin dated 1998. I have the same coin in my collection but dated 2005, so I think that this coins not were minted in 1998.
Mintage issued: 50.000 sets.
If you wanto to see all the euro fantasy coins that I have know, you can see my webpage about Euro Test Coins.
7. Bi-metallic 200 and 500 Peos from Easter Martin Peeters, Netherlands
In Ebay I saw an offer for a set from the Easter Island (Chile) with a Bi-metallic 200 and 500 Peso 2007.
8. My Bi-metallic Joel Anderson, USA
A set of seven coins, including 2 Bi-metallics, was recently released for Easter Islands. The 2 Bi-metallic coins are 500 Pesos 2007 25mm, brass outer ring, copper-nickel inner core, reeded edge Obverse: Creator God Makemake  Reverse: Moai carved stone statues
200 Pesos 2007 23mm, copper-nickel outer ring, brass inner core,  reeded edge Obverse: Creator God Makemake  Reverse: Hammerhead Shark
They appears to be an unofficial issues.
The 500 Peso is $8.50, the 200 Peso is $7.00, or the entire 7 coin set is $24.95 Postage is $3.00 worldwide for up to 1 set.
If you are interested, please E-mail me at:
9. The WBCC Bi-metallic Quiz Game Jack Hepler, USA
The Bi-metallic 100 Pesos of the Mexican State of Sonora features which animal in the coat of arms? (Question suggested by Hans Bucek)
a.  Deer
b.  Bull
c.  Ox
d.  Cow
Please send your answer to:
Note: See this coin and many others by visiting the WBCC website;
Answer to Bi-metallic Quiz Game question #577.
An image of the European red squirrel appears on the Bi-metallic coin of which country?
a.  Andorra
b.  France
c.  Italy
d.  Russia
The correct answer for question #577 is a; Andorra.

WBCC Quiz Game Prize
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 five players in game #576 and the winner was Barry Murray, WBCC member #411.
10. New Bi-, Tri-, or Tetra-metallic Rod Sell, WBCC Webmaster
The new Bi-, Tri-, or Tetra-metallic image shown at:
* Easter Island 2007 set
* Italy 2002 set with 1998 fantasy piece
* Irish 2005 set with 1997 fantasy piece
11. Martin Peeters, Netherlands
The World Of Bi-metallics (TWOB) catalog issue #58 will be ready on september 9, and will be send by E-mail as an attached Excel file. New is that is only 1 file and the looks is changed.


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-, Tri-, and Tetra-metallics and exchange knowledge about Bi-, Tri-, and Tetra-metallics

WBCC Organisation:
WBCC Webmaster: Rod Sell, Australia,
WBCC Auction/Sales Pages Provider: Rod Sell,
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 Focal Point ANA Conventions: Ray Lockwood, USA,
WBCC Focal Point: Martin Peeters, Netherlands,
WBCC Website:
WBCC Web-Log:

The WBCC will attend the following future International events:

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

* International Coin Event 2007, Sunday, December 9th 2007, Herentals, Belgium

* The World Money Fair, February 1 to 3, 2008 in Berlin, Germany


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