Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club
Newsmail # 616

WBCC Newsmail 616 Volume 13, May 31, 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. WBCC Newsmail 617 till Martin Peeters, WBCC Focal Point
Because of my vacation (to Austria, Italy, and Switzerland, will visit some WBCC members) WBCC Newsmail 617 till 620 to will be composed and send by Jack Hepler in the US. E-mail: Please send Jack nice articles about Bi- and Tri-metallics! So "see" you in 4 weeks time !
2. Bi-metallic 5 Euro 2008 from Kari Hurskainen, Finland
New Finland Bi-metallic 5 Euro 2008. Mintage is 45000 of which 20000 are minted in proof guality
You can order this Bi-metallic at:
3. Bi-metallic 10 Rouble 2008 from Michael Ayrapetov, USA
On June 2, 2008 Bank of Russia will issue for circulation new Bi-metallic 10 Roubles coin 2008  SVERDLOVSK REGION. Mintage is 10000000 (10 million). The URL of coin's image and Russian text is: emission date 01.06.2008.
4. Bi-metallic from Stanislaw Bulawski, Poland
a. New 2 zloty 2008
b. 2 zloty 2007 without points  after sides of date
5. Bi-metallic from Jose Raminez, Spain
This time the Bi-metallic medal is from Malta, similar design.

6. Bi-metallic medal from Bob Fritsch USA
Got this most unusual medal a while ago. It commemorated the centennial of Handy & Harmon, who are bullion brokers among other things. The medal is 57mm in diameter and weighs 87 grams. It is composed of Bronze with a silver insert that was bonded to the bronze. It was made by Medallic Arts Company of New York City

7. Bi-metallic from Jean Verleg, Netherlands
This is a city-coin of Cologne (Koln Stadt - civit colon) The coin has a diam. of 20.5 mm. = 13/16 inch. The Bi-metallic is made in silver with a red copper center.
8. Bi-metallic in Martin Peeters, Netherlands
This Bi-metallic I saw in Ebay.
New to me !
The sellers says:
Wild Vintage Bi-Metallic Trade Token Heavily Overstruck
Here is an early and very neat bi-metallic merchant token, in quite fine condition overall, measuring app. 13/16" across, with a plain edge. This brass piece has a steel center, with a little brownish discoloration at that area, although I have done nothing to clean this. It shows just light wear, and I cannot make out much of what's going on here, although "Randy's - Bar - 485" is pretty obvious on the obverse. It may be from Waukesha, but much of the lower inscription is garbled. The reverse has a large number "1" at the center, flanked by stars, "Good" and "Free" noted, the rest a little hard to decipher. Unusual! $1.99
Unfortunally the auction was closed May 30.
9. Bi-metallic Quiz Game Jack Hepler, USA
The Bi-metallic 100 Pesos of Mexico, Series I for the state of Chiapas shows the State Coat of Arms. The design includes a river gorge with cliffs facing each other. On one cliff is a lion facing a castle. The other cliff shows a lion facing a tree. What kind of tree does this appear to be?
a. Fig
b. Olive
c. Oak
d. Palm
See this coin and others at the WBCC website:
Please send your answer to:

Answer to Bi-metallic Quiz Game question #615.
A colorized Tri-metallic coin of Somalia shows a bird identified as a Spurfowl. Internet sources identify two entirely different kinds of birds with that name, one in Asia and one in Africa. Which of the following names applies to the Somali Spurfowl?
a. Galloperdix
b. Francolinus
c. Sturnidae
d. Struthio Camelus
The correct answer for question #615 is b; Francolinus.

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 10 players in game #614 and the winner was Chris Hoffman, WBCC member #431.

"See you" in 4 weeks,
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,
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The WBCC will attend the following future International events:

* The 8th Northern Coin Event 2008, Saturday, September 20th, 2008, Assen, The Netherlands

* The World Money Fair, February 6 to 8, 2009 in Berlin, Germany

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