Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club
Newsmail #591

WBCC Newsmail 591 Volume 12, December 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. Visiting a Internation Coin Martin Peeters, WBCC Focal Point
Tomorrow, December 9, Frans Dubois and I will attend the International Coin Event 2007 in the Belgium City Herentals. We will have an own Booth. So maybe we can meet.
2. Bi-metallic 2 Pound 2007 from Paul Baker, UK
In: . one can read:
--Quote: The Diamond Wedding First Day Coin Cover In November, The Queen and Prince Philip will celebrate 60 years of marriage, a truly extraordinary feat that has never been achieved by any other British monarch. Commemorate a Royal First! To pay homage to this special milestone, The Diamond Wedding First Day Coin Cover pays tribute with a set of six Royal Mail UK stamps. Postmarked on the First Day of Issue, this new cover also features a unique £2 commemorative coin presented on a cachet of the Royal couple waving from their balcony. Available at a reduced price with a £5.00 saving, this is a fantastic opportunity to own a slice of history that will be ideal to keep as a genuine piece of royal memorabilia. Edition limit just 19,500 worldwide. Product Specifications Size of cover: 190 x 127mm Coin Diameter: 28.4mm Edition Limit: 19,500 Postmarked: 16th October 2007 Coin country of issue: Gibraltar --Unquote

3. Bi-metallic 2 Pound 2006 from Jose Luis Ramirez, Spain
I have seen this coin in Ebay Gibraltar 2 Pounds 2006 Battle of Trafalgar.
I have know the coin dated 2005, but this one dated 2006 is new for me. Its real this coin? I don’t know if is listed in the TWOB, I have received the last version (TWOB-56) in January
4. Bi-metallic 10 Baht 2007 from Jack Hepler (via Santi Audykann), USA
We have new 10 baht Bi-metallic coins, “24th SEA Games 2007”
5. Bi-metallic commemoratives 2 Euro' Martin Peeters, Netherlands
Each member state of the Eurosystem can issue a €2 commemorative coin once a year. These coins have the same features and properties and the same common side as normal €2 coins. What makes them different is their commemorative design on the national side. Only the €2 denomination can be used for commemorative coins. They are legal tender throughout the euro area, that means they can be used – and must be accepted – just like any other euro coin. If you would like to learn more about these special coins, please click on the link below. The list starts with 2004 because the very first euro coin of this kind was issued in 2004 by Greece to commemorate the Olympic Games in Athens.
It is very confusing how many commemoratives Bi-metallic 2 Euro's are made. The ECB (European Central Bank) has a very usefull webpage:
Now it is all clear !
6. Bi-metallic Euro nations series #2..... by Cliff Anderson, USA
Last week appeared the first of several images of an advertised a Bi-metallic silver and gold proof commemorative piece for Monaco.
At that time I said that it appeared that these items may have come from the Dutch Mint, since the advertisement card said "Het Nederlandsche Muntenhuis".

That was wrong. As pointed out by WBCC member Rob Kooy, "the company selling these privately produced items [is] As you can see on the Royal Dutch Mint's official website they have nothing to do with these medals."  Thanks to Kooy for that correction.
The pieces for the two nations shown this week are for Austria and Finland.

The images in the Austrian piece show (from the top down) the famous buildings in Vienna including the Karlkirche, St. Stephen's Cathedral, and the Heldenplatz, and 6 images of Austria's new euro coins plus the new 50 euro piece, and then musical instruments and Alpine hikers and flowers.

The Finnish piece similarly shows famous buldings and statues, the national flag and rampant lion, 6 euro coins amd its 100 euro coin, winter landscape and ice crystals, plus a running figure representing the Helsinki Olympics  in 1952. (The famous "flying Finn", Paavo Nurmi, was also featured on a separate Finnish bimetallic medal in 2003, commemorating Nurmi's marathon victory at the 1920 Antwerp Olympics.)
7. Bi-metallic Inlay from by Jose Luis Ramirez, Spain
There is available in the Royal Canadian Mint web this coin. 5 Dollars 2008, Chinese Calendar: Year of the Rat
The image is taken from this Spanish  website

8. Bi-metallic Quiz Game Jack Hepler, USA
In 2003, Russia issued a series of four Bi-metallic coins to honor Russian cities. Above the skyline design of the city of Pskov appears a coat of arms. What animal appears on this shield or coat of arms?
a.  Horse
b.  Antelope
c.  Lion
d.  Sable
Please send your answer to:
Note: See this coin and many others by visiting the WBCC website;  .

Answer to Bi-metallic Quiz Game question #590.
San Marino issued a Bi-metallic 500 Lire coin in 1982. The coin shows a tractor and two men with one man kneeling and pointing to the ground. What organization was honored on this coin?
a.  FAO
b.  Green Peace
c.  The United Nations
d.  International Boy Scouts
The correct answer for question #590 is a; FAO.

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 eight players in game #589 and the winner was Meir Sapir WBCC member #296.
9. New Bi-, Tri-, or Tetra-metallic Rod Sell, WBCC Webmaster
The new Bi-, Tri-, or Tetra-metallic image shown at:
* Thailand 2007 10 baht South East Asian Games
* Germany 2008 2 Euro. Image from European Central Bank
* Latvia 2007 1 lats

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 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:

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

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

* The 8th Northern Coin Event 2008, Saturday, September 20th, 2008, Assen, The Netherlands


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