Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club
Newsmail # 620

WBCC Newsmail 620 Volume 13, June 28, 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  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 next week!

(Ed.  Please send reports of errors, omissions or corrections to  During the coming week, please submit news items about
Bi-metallics directly to Martin Peeters)

2. 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.

3. Bi-metallic Paul Baker, UK.
There is new date 2007 for the Botswana 5 Pula.  (this may be seen at

4. Galapagos fantasy set includes Jose L. Ramirez, Spain.
Look at this eBay auction:  The set is from Islas Galapagos (Ecuador),
the coins are non legal tender (fantasy coins)

More info about this islands

5. Bi-metallic Pattern 10 Rupees of P.K. Saha, India.
The Indian Bi-metallic pattern 10 Rupees may be seen at the WBCC Website:

6. Polish City Bi-metallic   by Stanislaw Bulawski, Poland.
I send you scans Bi-metallic coin from Polish city Leba 1Funt 2008
- edition together from error coin 25 000 (total)
- edition error coin 5 000 (Leba Lebski
- fi: 24 mm

7. Polish City Bi-metallic MTT   by Wladek Gebczyk, Poland.
(Here is a) New Polish Municipal Trade Token from city of Jastarnia with
series: "The Polish Lighthouses".
POLAND: 2008, JASTARNIA, 7 MERKOW, CuAlNi/ CuNi, diameter - 27 mm,
mintage - 15,000 pcs., finish – UNC

8. Slovenia Bi-metallic 2008   by Cliff Anderson, USA.
I just found a new 2008 Slovenian 2 euro commemorating Primoz Trubar,
1508-1586.  This is not a copy of Slovenia's 1 euro coin from 2007, which
also featured Primoz Trubar "reformer, Stati Inu Obstat".  This 2008 2
euro coin shows Trubar with a long beard.

9.  Vatican Bi-metallic 500 Rod Sell, WBCC Webmaster
I have finally managed to obtain a Vatican 500 Lire coin for the year
2000.  This is the most difficult bimetallic of the Vatican pre euro
coins.  The obverse shows Pope John Paul II and the reverse shows his
Papal Arms.  The pre euro Vatican series is a interesting in that all the
bimetallics from 1982 to 2002 show a portrait of Pope John Paul II,
except for 2001 which features Pope John Paul I.  Vatican coins also show
the year in Roman Numerals.  The year 2000 is shown as MM.  I do not
collect the Vatican Euro coins as they are just too expensive.  This coin
is shown in our new images page.

10. New Bi-, Tri-, or Tetra-metallic Rod Sell, WBCC Webmaster
The new Bi-, Tri-, or Tetra-metallic images shown at:
Vatican 500L 2000
India 10 Rupee
Polish Municipal Trade Token from city of Leba for 1 Funt
Polish Municipal Trade Token from city of Jastarnia
Meir Sapir at the Rappahannock Area Coin Club
Thailand 2008 10 baht 120th Anniversary Sirirat Hospital

11. WBCC Bi-metallic Quiz Game #620.   by Jack Hepler, USA
San Marino began issuing Bi-metallic coins in 1982 at the same time as
Italy and the Vatican City.  Those first coins were valued at 500 Lire.
In 1997, San Marino began issuing 1000 Lire coins and continued to
release them for the next five years, through 2001.  The following year
is when the Euro was introduced.  In which year did the San Marino
Bi-metallic 1000 Lire coin incorporate a lion in the design?
a. 1997.
b. 1999.
c. 2000.
d. 2001.
See this coin and others at the WBCC website:
Please send your answer to:

Answer to Bi-metallic Quiz Game question #619.
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.

The correct answer for question #619 is c; Russian Oak.

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 #618 and the winner
was Bob Vanoost, WBCC member #341.

NOTE:  I have enjoyed editing the WBCC Newsmail for the past four weeks
and I hope you have enjoyed it too.  I will be starting a Road Trip on
July 6th and will be away from my post as the composer of the weekly Quiz
Game.  However, the game continues; Hans Bucek has already composed the
questions to be used while I am gone.  Please send your answers to Martin
Peeters or Hans.

"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

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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