Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club
Newsmail # 618

WBCC Newsmail 618 Volume 13, June 14, 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 two 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 3 weeks time!

(Ed.  Please send reports of errors, omissions or corrections to  This address may also be used for the next two weeks to
submit news items about Bi-metallics)

2. Bi-metallic Game Rod Sell, Australia.
Item 4 in last weeks Newsmail was of interest to me, as I have a
selection of these tokens.

I think the name on the token is for the Novelty Distribution Company,
not sure what the full name of the EXEC. should be.

I was led to believe these items were used by the repair men when fixing
the amusement token operated machines.  Each repair man had his number
and the tokens would be returned to the company and then to the repair

3. Australian Numismatic Society; Rod Sell, Australia.
The Australian Numismatic Society held its two yearly meeting on the 7th
& 8th of June at Port Macquarie, a resort town half way between Sydney
and Brisbane.

As is the tradition all participants have been given a Conference medal.
This year besides the normal bimetallic medal a special bimetallic medal
was produced with a brockage reverse.

Images of both these medals can be seen on the new images page.

The Society also gives all financial members a medal or encased coin each
year.  This year to celebrate the Society's 95th Anniversary we encased a
1913 halfpenny in a copper sheath with the Society's logo (Kangaroo and
Emus around a grass tree).  This was then encased in an aluminium ring.
So it is really Trimetallics as the halfpenny is bronze.  The image can
also be seen on the new image page.

Other Australian Numismatic Society medals, including Bimetallics can be
seen at

The Society has a Centenary Project in which we give a medal or encased
to all financial members each year and a special Centenary medal with
encased 1913 shilling in 2013.  The medals have already been produced.
Images of the medals can be seen at

The 1913 shilling is a scarce coin and the Society is only purchasing
lower grade coins for encasing.  Members who wanted a better coin encased
could supply their own 1913 shilling or purchase a better one that the
Society has for sale.  Many members have already supplied their coin and
their medal is on display at

I am not sure what we will do after 2013, however I am sure many more
bimetallic medals and encased coins will be given to members.

4. Encased US Jack Hepler, USA
The Rappahannock Area Coin Club has started a series of encased
Presidential Dollars honoring the eight US Presidents who were born in
Virginia.  The first four have been encased; Washington, Jefferson,
Madison and Monroe.  (Images shown at: )  Additional
Presidents will be honored as the new issues are released.

5. New Bi-, Tri-, or Tetra-metallic Rod Sell, WBCC Webmaster
The new Bi-, Tri-, or Tetra-metallic images shown at:
* Rappahannock Area Coin Club, encased first 4 Presidential dollars
* Australian Numismatic Society 2008 Conference Medal given to participants
* Australian Numismatic Society 2008 Medal given to all Members

6. WBCC Bi-metallic Quiz Game #618.   by Jack Hepler, USA
In 2005, a Bi-metallic coin was issued with bones incorporated into the
design.  This is an interesting coin because the bones of men and a horse
were included.  Which country issued this coin?
a. Malaysia.
b. Mexico.
c. Monaco.
d. Niger.
See this coin and others at the WBCC website:
Please send your answer to:

Answer to Bi-metallic Quiz Game question #617.
Which bird appears on the 2002 Bi-metallic Greek Euro?
a. Dove.
b. Eagle.
c. Goose.
d. Owl.
The correct answer for question #617 is d; Owl.

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 eight players in game #616 and the winner
was Michael Ayrapetov, WBCC member #8

"See you" in 3 weeks time,
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 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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