Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club
Newsmail # 607
 

WBCC Newsmail 607 Volume 13, March 29, 2008
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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 http://www.wbcc-online.com/newsmail/wbccnews.html
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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. Bi-metallic 10 Rubel 2008 from Russia (1)........by Jacek Stacel, Poland
Emision 01.04. 2008, from series of the Republic and Regions of Russia
 
2. Bi-metallic 10 Rubel 2008 from Russia (2)..........by Jose Luis Ramirez, Spain
The Central Bank of  Russia web have the images of the new Bi-metallic coin. Will be issued the first day of April.
http://www.cbr.ru:80/eng/bank-notes_coins/memorable_coins/current_year_coins/print.asp?file=080401_eng.htm
 
3. Bi-metallic 10 Rubel 2008 from Russia (3)..........by Frans Dubois, Netherlands
2 new Bi-metallic circulating commemoratives from Russia:
"Ancient Russian Towns: Vladimir"
"Russian Regions: Udmurt Republic"
 
4. Bi-metallic Swiss Casino Token......by Cliff Anderson, USA
This Biimetallic token is from the Casinos Barriere in Montreux, Switzerland, toward the eastern end of Lake Geneva. It is called a "jeton" and bears the denomination of 10 Swiss francs.
 
5. Bi-metallic Quiz Game #607...by Jack Hepler, USA
The Bi-metallic Chilean 100 Pesos incorporates the country's Coat of Arms. An endangered species appears in the Coat of Arms. What is that species?
a. Chilean Eagle
b. South American Lion
c. Chilean Huemel
d. Banded Macaw
See this coin and others at the WBCC website:  http://wbcc-online.com
Please send your answer to: heplerj@juno.com

Answer to Bi-metallic Quiz Game question #606.
A hippopotamus appears on a colorized Tri-metallic coin of Somalia dated, 1998. Though mild looking, and perhaps even comical, the hippo is not a friendly animal. A bite from this plant eating animal can be fatal. What is another name for a hippopotamus?
a. River Pig.
b. River Lion.
c. River Cow.
d. River Horse.
The correct answer for question #606 is d; River Horse.  Some members referred to a source unknown to me and identified the Hippo as a River Pig. Therefore, both answers were accepted.

WBCC Quiz Game Prize
A Bi-metallic prize will be awarded for the correct answer. If more than one member gets the correct answer, a random drawing will be conducted to select a winner. There were 11 players in game #605 and the winner was Andrzej Kasprzycki WBCC member #424.
 
6. The WBCC "For Sale" page....by Rod Sell, WBCC Webmaster
The WBCC "For Sale" page has been updated with several new lots added or changed.
Members are allowed to list up to 20 lots, so if you have spares Bi-metallics just send the details to me at rodsell@rodsell.com images of the coins help.
The many items listed can be seen at: http://wbcc-online.com/sales/sales.html

7. New Bi-, Tri-, or Tetra-metallic images...by Rod Sell, WBCC Webmaster
The new Bi-, Tri-, or Tetra-metallic images shown at:
http://wbcc-online.com/new-releases/new-images.html
* Casinos Barriere token in Montreux, Switzerland
* Russia 2008 10 Roubles
 
8. TWOB-60..........by Martin Peeters, WBCC Focal Point
The World Of Bi-metallics (TWOB) catalog issue #60 will be ready on April 1st 2008, and will be send by E-mail as an attached Excel file.

"See you"next week,
Martin Peeters, Focal Point of the Worldwide Bi-metallic Collectors Club
wbcc@home.nl
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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, rodsell@rodsell.com
WBCC Sales Pages Provider: Rod Sell, rodsell@rodsell.com
WBCC DoCu-Centre: Frans Dubois, Netherlands, dubois.f@wxs.nl
WBCC Public Relations: Cliff Anderson, USA, cliff38@earthlink.net
WBCC Research Centre: Paul Baker, UK, 85@wbcc.fsnet.co.uk
WBCC Developement Centre: Jack Hepler, USA, heplerj@juno.com
WBCC Focal Point ANA Conventions: Ray Lockwood, USA, sunrayofmarion@aol.com
WBCC Focal Point: Martin Peeters, Netherlands, wbcc@home.nl
WBCC Website: http://wbcc-online.com
WBCC Web-Log: http://wbcc.web-log.nl/

The WBCC will attend the following future International events:

* The 8th Northern Coin Event 2008, Saturday, September 20th, 2008, Assen, The Netherlands http://www.muntmanifestatie.nl

* The World Money Fair, February 6 to 8, 2009 in Berlin, Germany
http://www.worldmoneyfair.ch/wmf/english/index.html

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