Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club
Newsmail #579

WBCC Newsmail 579 Volume 12, Sepetmber 15, 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 a new member. Let me introduce him to you:
Name: Hao Zhang (WBCC member #440, China
Age: 31
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:
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 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 in Mexico.
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 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 Martin Peeters, Netherlands
I saw a very nice and clear picture of the Bi-metallic 75 Guilders 1999 from The Netherlands Antilles.
6. Bi-metallic offer in Martin Peeters, Netherlands
In Ebay:
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 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?
a.  Acer
b.  Ilex
c.  Juglans
d.  Quercus
Please send your answer to:
Note: See this coin and many others by visiting the WBCC website; 
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)
a.  Deer
b.  Bull
c.  Ox
d.  Cow
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 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 Rod Sell, WBCC Sales Pages Provider
I have listed new item in our WBCC Sales page.
Items listed can be seen at:
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 items.
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 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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