Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club
Newsmail #592

WBCC Newsmail 592 Volume 12, December 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 2 new members. Let me introduce them to you
Name: Santi Ponglertsakul (WBCC member #447), Thailand
Age: 49
Hobby: World coins and tokens including many Bi- and/or Tri-metallics
How did I know about the WBCC: Frans Dubois
Name: Jerry Adams (WBCC member #448), USA
Age: 60
Profession: Architecture
Hobby: Trade tokens, Bi-metallic and otherwise
Against: Clad coinage
How did I know about the WBCC: from Graeme Petterwood of Tasmania, Australia
--Remark WBCC  Jack Hepler: Jerry was the minter was the Penny Press Mint, operated by WBCC Member #329, Kelly Finnegan.
2. Bi-metallic commemoratives 2 Euro' Alex Zlotin, Canada
In the latest WBCC Newsmail #591 included a link to a page which lists Bi-metallic 2 Euro commemorative issues. I have two more links to 2 euro pages:
The second link is the best one as it contains most detailed information including mintages and upcoming issues. An excellent resource.
-- Remark WBCC Focal Point: Wikipedia gives also information about the Euro and the Euro Countries:
3. My Personal Bi-metallic Jerry Adams, USA
The Bi-metallic token I had struck in Utah, USA by “Penny Press Mint” about a year ago.
I had about 200 struck and have just ordered another 200 struck from the same dies. They make good “calling cards” when I attend a bourse for tokens, or coins, when I meet a dealer I want to remember me.  I also have cardboard business cards to hand out, and I have had about 4 encased cents struck, and one encased 5 cent coin (USA). The five cent (nickel) encasement is a brass encasement. The others are all aluminum and have CUSTOM obverse and CUSTOM reverse dies both.
My main collecting interest is “trade tokens” of the USA and in particular western trade tokens, such as Texas, New Mexico, Colorado, Oklahoma, Kansas. I also collect coins. I am just now starting to learn how to collect ancient coins, i.e. Roman coins. Since I am 60 years old, some may consider that too late to learn a new collecting area, but not me. I try to broaden my interests each year and try new things each year, in the matter of my collection. One year I participated in my first “live floor auction” and have done so again each year. One year I wrote my first article for a magazine on tokens. I try to do two or three new things each year to make life interesting. 
4. Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2007 from Jacek Stacel, Poland
New 2 €  Finland Commemorate 90 years independence

5. Bi-metallic Euro's 2008 from Vatican Martin Peeters, Netherlands
According a folder of UFN (Ufficio Filatelico E Numismatico) of the Vatican city in 2008 the following Bi-metallic Euro's will be struck:
* UNC Euro set 2008
* Proof Euro set 2008
* 2 Euro 2008 commemorate Saint Paul
Issue date not known yet
6. Bi-metallic from Claudio Revello, Argentina
Here are images of reverses of Bi-metallic 1$ 2006 and 2007 (the obverse is the same)
and 1995 ¿error?:
little part of external ring on center on reverse, obverse  normal. No data about mintage on 2006/2007 1$, and was minted by Sociedad del Estado Casa de Moneda (Argentina) with similar characteristic that another years.
7. Bi-metallic Euro nations series #3..... by Cliff Anderson, USA
The last 2 weeks have shown 4 of several images of bi-metallic silver and gold proof commemorative pieces, issued by "Het Nederlandsche Muntenhuis": (not to be confused with the Royal Dutch Mint).
The pieces for the two nations shown this week are for Netherlands and Spain.
The images in the Dutch piece show (from the top down) the famous buildings and statues in Holland, 6 images of the Netherlands' new euro coins plus a new golden piece, and then on the bottom, other dutch images, which of course would alwasy include the windmill.
The Spanish piece similarly shows famous buldings and icons, the Escorial (?), spires of the Barcelona cathedral, and Don Quixote and Sancha Panza tilting windmills. 
The 6 new Spanish euro coin images surround the 2002 400 euro golden coin (I cannot read the name of the person honored).
And the bottom tier shows an archway, river scene and a bull (maybe in a bullring?)
8. Encased Jack Hepler, USA
Here is an advertisement found in the local newspaper. If anyone would like to order one of these medallions, they can contact me and I'll fill their orders. E-mail me at:
9. Bi-metallic Quiz Game Jack Hepler, USA
A Bi-metallic coin dated 2006 was produced by a clever Belgian coin dealer, and appears to be an official issue by the government of Senegal but is not legal tender. Senegal is one of several countries that comprise a Western African Monetary Union. One side of the coin shows a map of the region of Africa which includes Senegal. What animal is superimposed on that map?
a.  Lion
b.  Elephant
c.  Wildebeest
d.  Giraffe
Please send your answer to:
Note: See this coin and many others by visiting the WBCC website;  .
Answer to Bi-metallic Quiz Game question #591.
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
The correct answer for question #591 is c; Lion (or Snow Leopard according to some sources)

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 11 players in game #590 and the winner was Tom Galway WBCC member #68.
10. New Bi-, Tri-, or Tetra-metallic Rod Sell, WBCC Webmaster
The new Bi-, Tri-, or Tetra-metallic image shown at:
* Argentine off centre 1 peso coins
* Private token of new member Jerry Adams
* Finland 2007 2E
* Europa Medals from Netherlands & Spain
* Mexico 2007 Zacatecas 100 Peso
* Senegal 2006 6000 CFA private issue
* Europa Medals from Austria & Finland 
* Finland Nurmi Medal
* Canada 2008 gold inlay $15 Year of the Rat

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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