WBCC Newsmail 579 Volume
with help from
members of the
Bi-metallic Collectors Club
and weekly published by:
Point of the WBCC
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, Tri
and Quad-metallics. I hope you enjoy reading
this week's issue of the WBCC Newsmail.
1. New WBCC member.......by Martin Peeters, WBCC Focal Point
We have a new member. Let me introduce him to you:
Name: Hao Zhang (WBCC member #440, China
Profession: Office Clerk
Hoppy: Bi-metallic or Tri-metallic coins
How did I know about the WBCC: Searched the Internet to find out this club.
2. WBCC and the 7th Northern Coin Event 2007, by Martin Peeters,
WBCC Focal Point
This 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 and myself will be happy to meet you at the WBCC booth. For
more information look at: www.muntmanifestatie.nl
The Coin Event is the bigest event in The Netherlands, more than 100 participants
from more than 15 countries !!
3. Bi-metallic 5 pesos coins from Mexico...by Frans Dubois, Netherlands
This news I received from WBCC member Luis Wulschner, Mexico
It has not yet been published in the Official Government Publication the
decree of the new Bi-metallic 5 Peso circulating coins which commemorate
the Bicentenary of the Independence of Mexico(1810-2010) and the Centenary
of the Mexican Revolution (1910-2010). It will be a very extensive program
of new coins. Soon more information regarding the designs wil be available,
but each coin will bear the portrait of some of the national heroes of Mexico.
Additional from Jack Hepler, USA: Information from my source
I asked Banco de Mexico during the coin show last week in Mexico City. They
are not sure about what the coins will have. I was told before that the coins
will have the portraits of the Mexican heroes of the war for the indepence
and the revolution. Last week I was told the coins will have the Mexican
Presidents. In February they said the coins would be released this month
and now they said it will be December. I was also told a new $100 pesos series
will be released by January. I will let you know as soon as I find out more
information. Regards, Eduardo Garcia
4. Bi-metallic Bavarian souvenir token....by Cliff Anderson, USA
This well designed and struck Bi-metallic medal was found in the
gift shop at Kehlsteinhaus, on top of Kehlstein mountain, near the village
of Berchtesgaden, in the parrot's beak of most southeastern part of Bavaria
in Germany Since it sits at the pinnacle of this somewhat isolated
mountain, the panoramic view is spectacular, which includes Salzburg, just
across the Austrian border. In fact, the mountain is also called Obersalzburg.
Just by itself, Kehlsteinhaus is fascinating enough to be worth the trip.
But because it was originally built for Hitler, and called "Eagles' Nest",
the place has an added fascination. What is not well known is that Hitler
was acrophobic, which was also apparently unknown by Martin Borman who built
it for Hitler's birthday present. Thus, Hitler rarely visited the Eagle's
Nest, except to impress imortant visitors. Instead, it became the home-away-from-home
for Eva Braun, while Hitler himself stayed in his own house down the mountain
when he came to Birchtesgaden.
Anyway, because of Hitler taint, after WWII, the German and Bavarian governments
demolished all traces of Hitler, including his own house, but kept this scenic
place as a tourist attraction and changed its name to Kehlsteinhaus.
5. Bi-metallic from the Netherlands Antilles...by Martin Peeters,
I saw a very nice and clear picture of the Bi-metallic 75 Guilders 1999 from
The Netherlands Antilles.
6. Bi-metallic offer in Ebay...by Martin Peeters, Netherlands
I saw an offer of a Bi-metallic 10 Euro 1998 from The Netherlands. It is
non legal tender and commemorate M.C. Escher
7. The WBCC Bi-metallic Quiz Game #579.......by Jack Hepler, USA
The Bi-metallic 2 Zlote of Poland has been in circulation since 1994. On
one side is the Eagle, the other shows the denomination. Surrounding the
numeral, 2 are two incuse leaves. From which species of tree do these leaves
most likely come?
Please send your answer to: email@example.com
Note: See this coin and many others by visiting the WBCC website; http://www.wbcc-online.com
Answer to Bi-metallic Quiz Game question #578.
The Bi-metallic 100 Pesos of the Mexican State of Sonora features which animal
in the coat of arms? (Question suggested by Hans Bucek)
The correct answer for question #578 is d; Cow. There were guesses
of all four choices on this one. Hans did a good job.
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 12 players
in game #577 and the winner was Chris Hoffman, WBCC member #431.
8. New Bi-, Tri-, or Tetra-metallic images...by Rod Sell, WBCC Webmaster
The new Bi-, Tri-, or Tetra-metallic image shown at:
* Bavaria Kehlsteinhaus medal
* Netherlands Antilles 1999 75g
9. WBCC For Sale Pages...by Rod Sell, WBCC Sales Pages Provider
I have listed new item in our WBCC Sales page.
Items listed can be seen at: http://wbcc-online.com/sales/sales.html
Members are allowed to list up to 20 items for sale. 10 items can be changed
each month. Sold items can also be replaced, at the same as the changed
If sellers will let me know when items are sold. I will place a SOLD next
to the items on the page.
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 Webmaster: Rod Sell, Australia, firstname.lastname@example.org
WBCC Auction/Sales Pages Provider: Rod Sell, email@example.com
WBCC DoCu-Centre: Frans Dubois, Netherlands, firstname.lastname@example.org
WBCC Public Relations: Cliff Anderson, USA, email@example.com
WBCC Research Centre: Paul Baker, UK, firstname.lastname@example.org
WBCC Developement Centre: Jack Hepler, USA, email@example.com
WBCC Focal Point ANA Conventions: Ray Lockwood, USA, firstname.lastname@example.org
WBCC Focal Point: Martin Peeters, Netherlands, email@example.com
WBCC Website: http://wbcc-online.com
WBCC Web-Log: http://wbcc.web-log.nl/
The WBCC will attend the following future International events:
* 7th Northern Coin Event 2007, Saturday, September 15th 2007, Assen,
The Netherlands http://www.muntmanifestatie.nl
* International Coin Event 2007, Sunday, December 9th 2007, Herentals,
* The World Money Fair, February 1 to 3, 2008 in Berlin, Germany