Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club
Newsmail #599

WBCC Newsmail 599 Volume 13, February 2, 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

Editing this week while Martin is at the World Money Fair in Berlin is
Jack Hepler, USA.

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

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 Stacel, Poland
* Andrzej Kasprzycki, Poland
* Gerhard Schon, Germany

During the the fair there is a Live Cam from the Fair Floor. Take a look

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. New Albanian Gerhard Schoen, Germany
This coin is listed as S#92 but it is not bimetallic.
 "Ngjyra: e verdhe" means "Color: yellow".
 Best regards, Gerhard
(Editor's Note: Last week, a new Bi-metallic coin was reported in
Newsmail #598, Item 7.  Mr. Schoen is reporting that this information is
in error)

4. Egyptian Bi-metallic Paul Baker, UK
The 1 Pound (bi-metallic) and the 50 Piastres (not bi-metallic) were
previous known with dating 2005/1426. The lot here clearly offers both
with NEW dating 2007/1428.  Not many
circulation types for Egypt have more then one date (dating combination) per type.

5. Bi-metallics from Gerhard Schoen, Germany
Finland is going to issue a ringed bimetallic 5 Euro 2008 coin on the
100th Anniversary of the Finnish Academy of Science and Letters.

6. Bi-metallics from San Martin Peeters, Netherlands
Last week I received a letter from Azienda Autonoma Di Stato Filatelica E
Numismatica of San Marino. The offered the annual sets and the
Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2008 commemorate European Year Of The Interculture
Dialoque. The change from other year is that one can only order the UNC,
Proof and the 2 Euro all in one, and not loose.  They offer the package
for 157.50 Euro (231 US$).  Issue date for the 2 Euro and Annual Proof
set is April/May 2008 Issue date for the Annual UNC set is July 2008 The
URl is

7. Bi-metallic from Jacek, Poland
A new Bi-metallic coin from Venezuela.  This may be seen by visiting the
WBCC website, New Images,

8. WBCC Bi-metallic Newsmail Richard Giedroyc, USA
I thought you might like to know I will be mentioning the upcoming WBCC
anniversary in the "Around the World" column of the upcoming March issue
of World Coin News.  This may increase interest in the club.
 Best regards,
 Richard Giedroyc
 P.O. Box 4154
 Sidney, Ohio 45365 USA
 (937) 409-1872 Home
 (419) 704-5495 Cell

9. Special Euro Martin Peeters, Netherlands
The information below is provided from the European Commission website:
"To celebrate the 10-year anniversary of the launch of EMU and of the
creation of the euro, all euro-area countries will issue a commemorative
2-euro coin with a common design at the beginning of 2009.
"On the basis of a design competition between the Mints of the euro area
followed by a pre-selection of designs by the Mint Directors, the winning
design will be chosen exclusively by EU citizens and residents by voting
on the specific web site set up for this purpose.
"The design that receives the highest number of votes will be selected as
the winner. One winner will be chosen among those having voted for the
winning design. The prize will be a set of high-value euro collector
coins. Voting will start on 31 January and finish on 22 February 2008.
The winning design will be announced on 25 February 2008.
"Source (available in many languages) :
"Each interested country (excepted the 3 micro-states, and probably the
newcomming countries) will submit their project."

10. Canadian Specimen Bi-metallic 2008 Frans Woons, Canada
At the WBCC website, New Images Pages, images of the 2008 Canadian
bi-metallic $2 coin ("toony") in specimen quality may be found.  The
specimen coins don't let themselves scan very well.  I'm not sure why.
Better images might be obtained by first photographing the coin and then
scan the photographs.  However, I did not bother to go through those
steps.  I don't have any film anyway for my old 35 mm camera...  And I
don't think my digital camera will produce good results...

11. WBCC Bi-metallic Quiz Game #599.   by Jack Hepler, USA
The image of Vanda Miss Joaquim appeared on the Bi-metallic 5 Dollars of
Singapore in 1992.  What or who is Vanda Miss Joaquim?
a. Celebrity Model.
b. Flower.
c. Beauty Queen.
d. A Cruise Ship.
Please send your answer to:
Note: See this coin and many others by visiting the WBCC website;

Answer to Bi-metallic Quiz Game question #598.
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.
The correct answer for question #598 is c; Bear.

WBCC Quiz Game Jack Hepler, USA
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 #597 and the winner was Meir Sapir WBCC member

12. New Bi-, Tri-, or Tetra-metallic Rod Sell, WBCC Webmaster
The new Bi-, Tri-, or Tetra-metallic images shown at:
GB encased 1909 farthing Alexandra Theatre
Canada 2008 silver $2 specimen
Egypt 2007 1 pound
Albania 10 leke
Russia 2008 10 rubles

"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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