WBCC Newsmail 593 Volume
December 22, 2007
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. World Money Fair 2008 in Berlin...by Martin Peeters, WBCC
I'm already looking forward to the World Money Fair 2008 and the WBCC participation
in this major numismatic event scheduled to take place from February 1st
to 3rd, 2008.
Now I wonder which WBCC members will visit this event too. Till now the following
WBCC members will be there and will be at the WBCC Booth: Frans Dubois, Max
Aiello, Cliff Anderson and myself. We will stay at the Park-Hotel-Blub. So
if you will come to Berlin and visit the WBCC Booth, please let me know.
This message I posted also in WBCC Newsmail #590, till now no reactions.
2. Bi-metallic from Mauritius...by Frans Dubois, Netherlands
In the first week of December the Government of Mauritius issued a new Bi-metallic
coin of 20 rupees, dated 2007. The mintage was very low and only 5 pieces
were given to each person
3. Bi-metallic from Bulgaria...by Francisco Pascual, Spain
New Bi-metallic 10 Leva 2007 from Bulgaria. National Treasure series:
4. Bi-metallics 10 bath 2007 from Thailand........by Frans Dubois,
Thailand issued again 2 Bi-metallic 10 bath coins dated 2007.
The first is for the 80th birthday of the King
the second is for the 24th SEA (South East Asia)-Games.
5. Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2008 from Italy.........by Gerhard Schoen,
Italy will dedicate their Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2008 commemorative coin to the
60th Anniversary of the Declaration of the Human Rights
6. Bi-metallic restrikes from Italy...by Gerhard Schoen, Germany
Do you already know the silver and gold replica pieces of the Italian Bi-metallic
500 Lire 1982 and 1000 Lire 1997 coins?
--Remark WBCC member Max Aiello form Italy:
This collection (Storia della Lira - Lira History) started five years ago
with the 1st serie of Italian Lira coins since 1946. There is the silver
collection and the gold collection. All the coins have written on the word
COPIA (SAMPLE), because they are only medals. Now, they are going to issue
the 5th serie, with the Lit. 500 and Lit. 1000 Bi-metallic coins. The price
of the series is very very high.
7. Bi-metallic Euro nations series #4..... by Cliff Anderson, USA
The last 3 weeks have shown 6 of several images of Bi-metallic silver and
gold proof commemorative pieces, issued by "Het Nederlandsche Muntenhuis":
to be confused with the Royal Dutch Mint). The following 2 pieces are for
Note that the right piece, like the others previously shown, is a silver
core surrounded by a gold ring. But, unlike the other previously shown,
the left one is the reverse, that is with a gold center with a silver ring.
The right one shows the famous landmark Hindenburg Gate and a victory statue.
In the middle band, six German euro coin images surround the larger 002 euro
medal. The bottom layer shows the Reichstadt building. The left one shows
other views of the Hindenburg Gate and the Reichstadt, plus the World Cup
Soccer trophy, emblematic of those 2006 soccer championship games played
all over Germany. The middle tier again depicts German euro coins surround
the images of the 2001 German gold 200 euro piece. And the bottom tier shows
an ancient coin press (?), a scene of the Rhine (?) River, a portrait (Bach?),
a musical score, and Einstein's great mathematical equation: E=mc2.
cannot explain why the German pieces are designed the way they are.
8. Bi-metallic offer in Ebay...by Martin Peeters, Netherlands
The following offer I saw in Ebay:
9. Bi-metallic Quiz Game #593.......by Jack Hepler, USA
The latest Bi-metallic 10 Baht released by Thailand, commemorates the 24th
running of the Southeast Asia Games (SEA). Included in the design of this
coin is a cartoon character or stylized image of an animal. What animal is
c. Water Buffalo
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 #592.
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?
The correct answer for question #592 is b; Elephant.
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 10 players
in game #591 and the winner was Keith Beaumont WBCC member #190.
10. New Bi-, Tri-, or Tetra-metallic images...by Rod Sell, WBCC
The new Bi-, Tri-, or Tetra-metallic image shown at:
* Bulgarian bimetallic
* Italian 1000 Lire restrikes
* Europa Medals from Germany
* Encased Netherland Antilles 5c
* Mauritius 2007 20 Rupees
"See you" next week,
Martin Peeters, Focal Point of the Worldwide Bi-metallic Collectors Club
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 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:
* International Coin Event 2007, Sunday, December 9th 2007, Herentals,
* 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 http://www.muntmanifestatie.nl