Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club
Newsmail # 617

WBCC Newsmail 617 Volume 13, June 7, 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
This week and for the next three weeks, the WBCC Newsmail will be edited
by Jack Hepler;

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 through 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
sent 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 from Wolfgang Shuster, Austria.
“’Neue Serie: Die 47 Präfekturen Japans
Start im Juli mit der Ausgabe der
500 Yen Tri-Metall-Münze "Hokkaido"’

New series: The 47 districts of Japan
Starting in July with the issue 500 Yen tri-metallic coin "Hokkaido" 
(translation; Hans Bucek)

Ed:  The reference to Tri-metal indicates that there is a ring around a
plated core.  In the accepted definition of WBCC this is a Bi-metallic
coin.  (Images shown at: )

This item was seen on eBay:


4. Bi-metallic Amusement Michael Ayrapetov, USA
I have in my collection 7 numbered varieties of (Bi-metallic) USA
Amusement tokens EXEC. NOV. DISTR. CO.  I think that many of our members
have this token listed as Unidentified in book:
  "Amusement Tokens of the United States and Canada" by Stephen P. Alpert
and Kenneth E. Smith.  I found on eBay this token with number 27 listed
as Columbus, Ohio. Item number on eBay:  350064505797. Dealer wrote that
he found this information in Internet's Website.  (Images shown at: )

5. 2009 Swiss Hans Bucek, Switzerland
According to an information from the Swiss Mint, the 10 FR bi-metal 2009
(National Park Series) will show the red deer (Rothirsch) Cervus elaphus.
 Date of issue probably at the occasion of the Basel Coin Fair in
February 2009.  No picture available yet.

6. Bi-metallic Amusement Bob Spender, USA
It is 25mm in diameter, nickel brass outside and brass inside.  Million
Leisure System (around outer edge, 5 stars) M (large double M inside)
(Image shown at: )

7. New Bi-, Tri-, or Tetra-metallic Rod Sell, WBCC Webmaster
The new Bi-, Tri-, or Tetra-metallic images shown at:
**Japan 500 yen Hokkaido Prefecture token
**Russia 2008 10 Roubles
**Costa Rican Parking Meter Token
**Casino Tokens
**Malta 2008 medal
**Poland 2008 2 Zlote with dots on either side of the year
**Finland 2008 5E
**USA Handy & Harmon Centennial medal

8. WBCC Bi-metallic Quiz Game #617.   by Jack Hepler, USA
Which bird appears on the 2002 Bi-metallic Greek Euro?
a. Dove.
b. Eagle.
c. Goose.
d. Owl.
See this coin and others at the WBCC website:
Please send your answer to:

Answer to Bi-metallic Quiz Game question #616.
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.
The correct answer for question #616 is d; Palm.

WBCC Quiz Game Jack Hepler, USA
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 #615 and the winner was
Bertie van Haag, WBCC member #261.


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 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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