Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club
Newsmail # 611

WBCC Newsmail 611 Volume 13, April 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. Bi-metallic 5 Rand 2008 from South Paul Baker, UK
In,2172,167848,00.html one could read the following:
New R5 coin to honour Madiba Mandela will turn 90 on July 18
April 17, 2008, 13:45

A R5 coin to be issued this year will honour former President Nelson  Mandela's 90th birthday, which is on July 18. Cabinet has announced that it approved the design change for the 2008 R5 coin at its meeting yesterday.
The major international 90th birthday event - the latest 46664 concert - will be held at Hyde Park in London on June 27, while the annual 46664 World Aids Day concert will be held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on 29 November. Will  Smith is tapped to host the celebration, and confirmed performers include Stevie wonder, Annie Lennox, Razorlight and Keane.

U2, the Spice Girls and Sir Paul McCartney could join them as well as Eminem. Should Eminem agree to perform it would be his first major concert appearance since his self-imposed retirement in 2005. However, on his birthday, Madiba will be with his family at his home in Qunu, Eastern Cape, to celebrate privately.

The event is expected to draw a crowd of 45 000 music fans, and special guests will include Princes William and Harry, former US President Bill Clinton and his wife Hillary, who is currently running to become the next President.
The concert will come 20 years after the "Free Mandela" concert at London's Wembley Stadium. - edited by Tanja Bencun
According Sandy de Kock of the South African Mint she wrote me:
It will be a Bi-metallic coin. No picture avalable yet. The dies must still be modelled and made and then the manufacturing of the coins can take place. We had to wait for approval from Cabinet before we could start the process.
2. Bi-metallic 500 Tolarjev from Slovenia in Martin Peeters, Netherlands
In Ebay I saw offer of all the Bi-metallic Slovenia 500 Tolarjev pieces, from 2002 to 2006. The auctions ends on April 26. Nice pictures though.

a. World champion ship in football 2002 in Korea/Japan
b. Stylized whealchair

c. 150th anniversary of birth - mathematision Jurij Vega

d. Commemorate 100 years Slovanian Sokol Assiciation
e. Commemorate 250 years birth Anton Tomaž Linhart
3. Bi-metallic 5 Ecu 1995 from Strassbrourg in Martin Peeters, Netherlands
Also in Ebay the nice 5 Ecu 1995 from Strassbourg, only 3000 pieces made. This auction also ends on April 26.
4. Bi-metallic Quiz Game Jack Hepler, USA
Groups of animals, birds and fish often have peculiar names. A large group of fish is called a School, a group of lions is called a Pride. Often the names are strange; a group of crows is called a Murder but a group of crocodiles is called a float. A group of geese may go by two names; a V if in flight or a gaggle if on the ground. Which country incorporated geese in the design of a Bi-metallic coin?
a. Andorra
b. Argentina
c. Australia
d. Austria
See this coin and others at the WBCC website:
Please send your answer to:

Answer to Bi-metallic Quiz Game question #610.
A cornucopia or Horn of Plenty appears in the design of Bi-metallic coins of Peru and one coin of Russia; 10 Roubles with the Ministry of Economic Development crest or emblem, dated 2002. The Russian coin shows the cornucopia in the talon, or claws of a two-headed eagle. What symbol is held in the other talon of the eagle?
a. Thunderbolt or Lightning
b. Olive Branch
c. Caduceus
d. Wheat
The correct answer for question #610 is c; Caduceus.

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 nine players in game #609 and the winner was Bob Vanoost WBCC member #341.

"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

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