Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club
Newsmail # 619

WBCC Newsmail 619 Volume 13, June 21, 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  week, 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 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 2 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 trip report…by Martin Peeters.
Hi, folks,
At this moment I'm at Max's (Aiello) home (In Bari) looking to the
Italian team against Romanie (Romania)
Traveling by mobile home is great!!

3. Bi-metallic trip report #2…by Martin Peeters.
Wed, 18 Jun 2008 Subject: Rome
Dear Folks, visited the Pope today!!
Will be tomorrow in Florence, then Como Lake, Liechtenstein and Basel.

4. Bi-metallic Jack Hepler, USA.

El 16 de junio fue puesta en circulación
500 pesos con fecha 2008
Con iguales características a la del 2007:
DIÁMETRO: 23,5 mm
2006 y anteriores:
DIÁMETRO: 23,5 mm
Medellín, 17 de junio de 2008
Bernardo González White

5. San Marino set includes Jack Hepler, USA.
The Azienda Autonoma di Stato Filatelica e Numismatica of the Republic of
San Marino is pleased to present to collectors a set of euro coins of the
Republic of San Marino in a proof version for the year 2008.
Here are the (Bimetallic) 2 and 1 euro coins, and then the 50, 20, 10, 5,
2 and 1 eurocent coins. The reverse is common to all countries and has
been used for some years already, and the San Marino obverse shows images
that are closely linked to its reality and culture and that were masterly
performed by German artist, Frantisek Chochola.
This issue is available in an elegant box with the relevant coin
certificate. Since this is the first divisional coins set in proof since
the coming in use of Euro in 2002, it will become a unique collection
piece not to be missed.

6. Bi-metallic comm. 2 euro 2008 of France Frans Dubois, Netherlands
In July France will issue the second comm. 2 euro coin after the Roman
Treatment 2 euro.  Mintage will be rather high; 20 million coins will be
struck by the French Mint and also in BU and Proof quality.

7. Bi-metallic comm. 2 euro 2008 of Europe,   by Frans Dubois, Netherlands
The comm.2 euro from Belgium is issued now and also the new comm. 2 euro
from Slovenia is available.  That means 3 new comm. issues of the
bimetallic 2 euro coin. San Marino will also come with the 2 euro in
July.  Next pieces will be from Portugal and Italy in September, later
this year Malta, Vatican and Finland will also issue their special 2 euro.

8. New Bi-, Tri-, or Tetra-metallic Rod Sell, WBCC Webmaster
The new Bi-, Tri-, or Tetra-metallic images shown at:
** 2008 France 2 euro
** Martin Peeters and Max Aiello in Bari Italy

9. WBCC Bi-metallic Quiz Game #619.   by Jack Hepler, USA
In 2000, Russia began issuing Bi-metallic coins with a common 10 Roubles
reverse.  This design consists of the numeral 10 in which a hologram is
included.  A wreath surrounds the number, consisting of what appears to
be an olive branch and another plant.  What is the second branch in this
a. Siberian Chestnut.
b. Ural Maple.
c. Russian Oak.
d. Desert Palm.
See this coin and others at the WBCC website:
Please send your answer to:

Answer to Bi-metallic Quiz Game question #618.
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.
The correct answer for question #618 is b; Mexico.

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 #617 and the winner was
Gabor Toth, WBCC member #80.

"See you" in 2 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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