WBCC Newsmail 596 Volume
13, January 12, 2008
with help from
members of the
Worldwide Bi-metallic Collectors
and weekly published
Focal 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
1. The WBCC and WMF 2008 in Berlin (#1)...by Martin Peeters, WBCC
With more than 120 Intenational Coindealers and more than 50 Minthouses
and National Banks, the World Money Fair is one of world's biggest coin
fair. The WMF is held from Februari 1 to 3, in the Estrel Convention Hotel,
Berlin, Germany. In 2007 there were 11,000 visitors !
The WMF is open for the public:
Friday, Feb 1, 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saterday, Feb 2, 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sunday, Feb 3, 10:00 am - 4:99 pm
The People's Republic of China will be the Guest of Honour at the World
Offcourse the WBCC will attend the WMF with it's own booth, as we did
More info about the World Money Fair 2008 you can read at: http://www.worldmoneyfair.ch/wmf/english/index.html
2. Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2008 from Belgium...by Frans Dubois, Netherlands
Here is a picture of the new Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2008 from Belgium
3. Bi-metallic 10 Franken 2008 from Switzerland...by Martin Peeters,
Here is a picture of the Switzerland Bi-metallic 10 Franken 2008 depicting
4. Bi-metallic 500 Tenge 2007 from Kazakhstan..by Francisco Pascual,
Here is a new issue of 'Coins of ancient stamp series' 500 Tenge from
Kazakhstan: 'Coin of Otrar'
For all the 5 pieces 500 Tenge look at:
5. Bi-metallic Euro nations series #7..... by Cliff Anderson,
The last 6 weeks have shown 12 images of Bi-metallic silver and gold proof
This is the last of the 13 images that I have -- it is that of Portugal.
I am not familiar with Portugal, so I would ask our Portuguese members to
comment on the images on this piece, such as the buildings and statue on
the upper tier. The Portuguese versions of the euro coins are clear, as is
the beautiful 2003 golden 5 euro piece commemorating 150 years of the first
Portuguese stamp. The lower tier shows a rooster standing in a grapevine,
probably representing the great wine from Portugal, but the cathedral (?)
in the middle is unknown to me. The right hand image of a figure standing
on what looks like the prow of a ship could be Prince Henry the Navigator
or one of the early Portuguese explorers. I would again welcome observations
to better identify and correctly interpret these descriptions. I mentioned
in the first of these newsmail images that I did not find any piece for Belgium.
I also notice that the website for the producer of these pieces, "Het
Nederlandsche Muntenhuis": http://www.muntenhuis.nl,
now shows a new offering, the one for the Netherlands. The first one
we saw was for Monaco, which Martin Peeters added in an earlier newsmail.
This may mean that the Muntenhuis is issuing these pieces one at a time.
One added note: the image of the Dutch piece is also serialized on
the medal's edge. However, the pieces I found in a Viennese coin shop
last summer do n ot have serial numbers, which makes me think they are trial
specimens. They were certainly not as expensive as advertised by Muntenhuis.
6. Bi-metallic Quiz Game #596.......by Jack Hepler, USA
The Saharawi Arab Democratic Republic issued Bi-metallic 500 Pesetas coins
in 2004. On one side is the national coat of arms. What animals appear on
the other side?
Please send your answer to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Note: See this coin and many others by visiting the WBCC website; http://www.wbcc-online.com (New
Images July 2004)
Answer to Bi-metallic Quiz Game question #595.
"The Love of Liberty Brought Us Here". This is the motto of the Liberian
Coat of Arms. The 2005 Liberian issued Bi-metallic 5 Dollars shows
the Liberian Coat of Arms. Some of the elements of that design include a ship,
plow, palm and a bird. What kind of bird is shown on this Liberian coin?
d. Secretary Bird
The correct answer for question #595 is b; Dove.
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
ten players in game #594 and the winner was Tom Galway WBCC member #68.
7. New Bi-, Tri-, or Tetra-metallic images...by Rod Sell, WBCC
The new Bi-, Tri-, or Tetra-metallic images shown at:
* Europa Medal from Portugal
* Mauritius 2007 20 Rupees
"See you" next week,
Martin Peeters, Focal Point of the Worldwide Bi-metallic Collectors
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
WBCC Webmaster: Rod Sell, Australia, email@example.com
WBCC Sales Pages Provider: Rod Sell, firstname.lastname@example.org
WBCC DoCu-Centre: Frans Dubois, Netherlands, email@example.com
WBCC Public Relations: Cliff Anderson, USA, firstname.lastname@example.org
WBCC Research Centre: Paul Baker, UK, email@example.com
WBCC Developement Centre: Jack Hepler, USA, firstname.lastname@example.org
WBCC Focal Point ANA Conventions: Ray Lockwood, USA,
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:
* 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