Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club
Newsmail #596

WBCC Newsmail 596 Volume 13, January 12, 2008

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. The WBCC and WMF 2008 in Berlin (#1) Martin Peeters, WBCC Focal Point
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 Money Fair.
Offcourse the WBCC will attend the WMF with it's own booth, as we did last10 years.
More info about the World Money Fair 2008 you can read at:
2. Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2008 from Frans Dubois, Netherlands
Here is a picture of the new Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2008 from Belgium
3. Bi-metallic 10 Franken 2008 from Martin Peeters, Netherlands
Here is a picture of the Switzerland Bi-metallic 10 Franken 2008 depicting a capricorn
4. Bi-metallic 500 Tenge 2007 from Francisco Pascual, Spain
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, USA
The last 6 weeks have shown 12 images of Bi-metallic silver and gold proof commemorative pieces.
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":, 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 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?
a. Lions
b. Camels
c. Eagles
d. Foxes
Please send your answer to:
Note: See this coin and many others by visiting the WBCC website;  (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?
a. Albatross
b. Dove
c. Eagle
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 Rod Sell, WBCC Webmaster
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 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:

* 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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