Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club
Newsmail #598

WBCC Newsmail 598 Volume 13, January 26, 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 (#3) Martin Peeters, WBCC Focal Point
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 at:
During the the fair there is a Liva cam from the Fair Floor. Take a look at:
2. February 9th, 2008 historical for the 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:
3. A new WBCC Martin Peeters, WBCC Focal Point
We have a new member. Let me introduce him to you:
Name: Daniel Raby (WBCC member #451), Canada
Age: 46
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 Tri-metallics
4. Bi-metallic 25 Euro 2008 from 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 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 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
Metal: CuAl6Ni2
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) Jose Luis Ramirez, Spain
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) 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 Jose Luis Ramirez, Spain
This time this Bi-metallic medal show the "Arc de Triomph" in Paris. The reverse have a web address, but don't works
11. Bi-metallic Fantasy Euro's Belgiun and the 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 1997.
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
(CA) spires of the Barcelona cathedral, 
(JR) The cathedral in the center is not the Barcelona cathedral (, it is the Sagrada Familia, designed by Antonio Gaudi in Barcelona (
(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 And the building is the Casa Batllo (Batllo House) in Barcelona (see 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
(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

13. Encased Paul Baker, UK
At the moment someone has a old British encased Farthing for auction on ebay - it can be seen at...
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 which is  a page of a site that includes many other encased Farthings

14. Bi-metallic Quiz Game 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?
a. Eagle
b. Mountain Lion
c. Bear
d. Hound
Please send your answer to:
Note: See this coin and many others by visiting the WBCC website;
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?
a. Algeria
b. Brazil
c. France
d. Thailand
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 Rod Sell, WBCC Webmaster
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 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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