Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club
Newsmail #593

WBCC Newsmail 593 Volume 12, December 22, 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. World Money Fair 2008 in Martin Peeters, WBCC Focal Point
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 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 Francisco  Pascual, Spain
New Bi-metallic 10 Leva 2007 from Bulgaria. National Treasure series:
4. Bi-metallics 10 bath 2007 from Frans Dubois, Netherlands
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 Gerhard Schoen, Germany
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 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": (not to be confused with the Royal Dutch Mint). The following 2 pieces are for Germany.
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 Martin Peeters, Netherlands
The following offer I saw in Ebay:
9. Bi-metallic Quiz Game 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 this?
a.  Snake
b.  Elephant
c.  Water Buffalo
d.  Cat
Please send your answer to:
Note: See this coin and many others by visiting the WBCC website;  .

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?
a.  Lion
b.  Elephant
c.  Wildebeest
d.  Giraffe
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 Rod Sell, WBCC Webmaster
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 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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