WBCC Newsmail 598 Volume
January 26, 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 (#3)...by Martin Peeters, WBCC
Every year the WMF has a convention catalog. It can be loaded (22 Mb) at:
At the World Money Fair I will try to compose a "Live" report of the Fair.
Maybe with picures.
The WBCC WMF Team at the WBCC Booth P26-26 will be:
* Frans Dubois, Netherlands
* Max Aiello, Italy
* Cliff Anderson, USA
* Martin Peeters, Netherlands
The following WBCC members will come to Berlin:
* Wouter Beerekamp, Netherlands
* Jose Lopez, Spain
* Jacek Stącel, Poland
* Andrzej Kasprzycki, Poland
* Gerhard Schon, Germany
Because I'm in Berlin at the WMF, next week's WBCC Newsmail 599 will
be composed by Jack Hepler, USA, so if you have news please E-mail Jack
During the the fair there is a Liva cam from the Fair Floor. Take a look
2. February 9th, 2008 historical for the WBCC..by Martin Peeters,
WBCC Focal Point
What began on September 14th, 1996, with the first WBCC Newsmail, has reached
the milestone of its 600th Newsmail on February 9th 2008. This means 600 weeks
in a row publishing information about Bi- and Tri-metallic coins, medals and
tokens, unique in the Internet.
I want to ask the WBCC members to compose some nice articles for
WBCC Newsmail 600 !! Please E-mail me at: firstname.lastname@example.org
3. A new WBCC member.......by Martin Peeters, WBCC Focal Point
We have a new member. Let me introduce him to you:
Name: Daniel Raby (WBCC member #451), Canada
Profession: I work at a steel mill here, i'm a millwight
Hobby is of course coin collection World coins and tokens including many
Bi- and/or Tri-metallics, Circulating Bi- and/or Tri-metallic coins of the
world, Encased Coins, Bi- and/or Tri-metallic Gaming Tokens, Other Bi- and/or
4. Bi-metallic 25 Euro 2008 from Austria...by Martin Peeters, Netherlands
Here is a picture of the Bi-metallic 25 Euro 2008 commemorate Fascination
Light from Austria
5. Bi-metallic 2 Dollar 2008 from Canada, by Frans Woons, Canada
Here images of the 2008 sterling silver (SS) with gold-plated centre Canadian
Bi-metallic $ 2 coin (“toony” or “twoony”). I’m sorry that the images
are of poor quality. Maybe in the future better ones!
6. Bi-metallic 10 Roubles 2008 from Russia...by Jacek Stacel, Poland
Here are pictures of the Bi-metallic 10 Roules 2008 from Russia, the old
towns of Russia and Republics and regions of Russia Emision date 01.02 2008
7. Bi-metallic from Albania...by Micheal Kaplan, USA
This information is from the Albanian Central Bank web site:
It commemorates 85th Anniv. Of Tirana as a capital of Albania. Coin is dated
2005, but was only issued in 2007.
Denomination: 10 Leke
Weight: 3,6 gr.
Diameter: 21,25 mm
Mintage: 10.000 pcs
This piece of information is probably about the edge. But since it's
given only in Albania, I can only guess what it means. Ngjyra: e verdhe"
8. Bi-metallic medal from Germany (1)....by Jose Luis Ramirez,
I have obtained these five Bi-metallic medals from Bavaria (Germany). All
the medals have a common side.
9. Bi-metallic medal from Germay (2)....by Jose Luis Ramirez, Spain
I have obtaines these 2 Bi-metallic medals. The common side is an eagle.
I think that the buildings showed are in Germany.
10. Bi-metallic medals from France...by Jose Luis Ramirez, Spain
This time this Bi-metallic medal show the "Arc de Triomph" in Paris. The
reverse have a web address www.coinnet.de, but don't works
11. Bi-metallic Fantasy Euro's Belgiun and the Netherlands....by
Jose Luis Ramirez, Spain
I have obtained two set of Bi-metallic Fantasy Euro's from Belgium and Netherlands
(several dates). The Bi-metallic 1 Euro test coin that have each set are dated
12. Bi-metallic commemorative from Spain further detailed.....Cliff
Anderson corrected by Jose Luis Ramirez Monleon
WBCC Newsmail #592, item 7, presented the Spanish Bi-metallic silver and
gold proof commemorative piece that was issued by "Het Nederlandsche Muntenhuis".
Cliff Anderson's initial comments (CA) about that piece can be supplemented
by Jose Ramirez (JR) as follows.
(CA) The Spanish piece similarly shows famous buildings and icons, the Escorial
(JR) El Escorial is a building near Madrid (see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Escorial).
(CA) spires of the Barcelona cathedral,
(JR) The cathedral in the center is not the Barcelona cathedral (http://www.catedralbcn.org),
it is the Sagrada Familia, designed by Antonio Gaudi in Barcelona (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sagrada_familia).
(CA) and Don Quixote and Sancha Panza tilting windmills.
(JR) Don Quijote is correct.
(CA) The 6 new Spanish euro coin images surround the 2002 400 euro golden
coin (I cannot read the name of the person honored).
(JR) The man shown in the 400 Euro coin Antonio Gaudi (see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gaudi).
And the building is the Casa Batllo (Batllo House) in Barcelona (see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Casa_Batll%C3%B3).
Also see the Spanish Mint’s explanation about this series of coins dated 2002
(CA) And the bottom tier shows an archway,
(JR) The archway maybe La Alhambra in Granada http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alhambra
(CA) river scene.
(JR) The river scene is not too clear to see
(CA) and a bull (maybe in a bullring?)
(JR) Yes, is a bull (a symbol of Spain) in a bullring http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fighting_Cattle
13. Encased Farthing.......by Paul Baker, UK
At the moment someone has a old British encased Farthing for auction on
ebay - it can be seen at...http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=160199455871
and it closes soon.
On the obverse of the Aluminium ring, above and around the portrait the
legend reads "TRUE WEIGHT SYSTEM", below and around "BROADHEATH. ALTRINCHAM.
CHESHIRE". On the reverse of the ring, above and around the Britannia the
legend reads "10 YEARS WEIGHING PEACE", below and around "AN EMBLEM OF THRIFT".
The particular example shown has a Farthing of George the Fifth dated 1918.
A nicer encased piece of this type can be seen at http://www.aboutfarthings.co.uk/Ringed-True%20Weight%20System.html
which is a page of a site that includes many other encased Farthings
14. Bi-metallic Quiz Game #598.......by Jack Hepler, USA
The Principality of Andorra, situated on the southern slopes of the Pyrenees
Mountains between France and Spain, has an area of 453 square kilometers and
a population of approximately 80,000. Tourism is the principle source of
income. In 1984, Andorra issued three Bi-metallic Two Diner coins. There are
three animal images on these coins including the Ibex and Squirrel. What was
the third animal?
b. Mountain Lion
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 #597.
What country issued in 2003 a Bi-metallic coin that incorporates a Fleur
de Lis in the design?
The correct answer for question #597 is d; Thailand.
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 nine players
in game #596 and the winner was Barry Murray WBCC member #411.
15. New Bi-, Tri-, or Tetra-metallic images...by Rod Sell, WBCC
The new Bi-, Tri-, or Tetra-metallic images shown at:
* Austria 25e 2008
* Belgium 2e 2008
* Europe Medals from San marino and Monaco
* Belgium and Netherland 1 euro specimens
* Paris souvenir medal
* 2 German Medals with common eagle reverse
* 5 Bavarian Medals with common reverse
* Canada 2008 silver $2
"See you" in 2 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
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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