Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club
Newsmail # 621

WBCC Newsmail 621 Volume 13, July 5, 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. New WBCC Martin Peeters, WBCC Focal Point
We have 2 new members. Let me introduce them to you:
Name: Jeffery Davis (WBCC member 459), USA
Age: 43
Profession: Information Systems Specialist
Hobby: Collecting of United States Coins along with World coins especially Bi- and/or Tri-metallics. I also keep saltwater fish.
Goal: My current goal is to increase my knowledge of World Coins including Bi- and Tri-Metallics.
Against: The destruction of our enviroment.
How did I know about the WBCC: Found Web site when I did a Yahoo search for Bi-metallic Coins.
Name: Sermon Smitshuysen (WBCC member #460), Netherlands
Age: 48
Profession: Bookkeeper at a brokers-office
Hobby: World coins and tokens especially Bi- and/or Tri-metallics, also coins and tokens with theme archery
How did I know about the WBCC: By surfing on the web surching for bimetal coins and collectors
2. My Website Paul Baker, UK
I have now finished an update to my website on African Tokens at... .
The update includes the addition to my website of an image and information regarding a Bi-metallic gaming token from South Africa. This can be seen at:-
3. Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2008 from Jacek Stacel, Poland
The following Press Release is from the Finland Mint:
Two-Euro Commemorative Coin to Celebrate the 60th Anniversary Universal Decleration of Human Rights
25.06.2008 | Press release 108/2008
The Ministry of Finance will mint a commemorative coin to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Altogether 1,500,000 coins will be issued. The Collector Coin Committee's proposal still needs to be approved by the EU Commission.
The commemorative coin was designed by sculptor Tapio Kettunen. The coin depicts a human being inside a heart. The text HUMAN RIGHTS is also inscribed on the coin. The reverse of the coin is identical to that of normal two-euro coins. An image of the commemorative coin is provided as an attachment to this press release.
The commemorative coins will be issued in October 2008. At least Portugal, Italy and Austria will also mint a commemorative coin in honour of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Each country will design a coin of its own choosing.
Inquiries: Mr Raine Vairimaa, Counsellor, Ministry of Finance, tel. 358 9 160 33014
4. Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2008 from Martin Peeters, Netherlands
The international designer Philippe Starck designed the second 2 Euro commemorative of France. It commemorates the presidency of France of the European Union in the second half of 2008
If you look at:
you can see a clip from the French Mint (in French language)
5. Bi-metallics in Jose Luis Ramirez, Spain

Look at these Ebay auctions.
Last weeks I have seen the first and second governor coins (look at the images enclosed)
6. Bi-metallic in Martin Peeters, Netherlands
The following Bi-metallic piece from Italy I saw in Ebay:
1860, 20 Centesimi of Italy struck by the Bologna Mint
7. Encased Martin Peeters, Netherlands
The following one could read in Coin World of May 12, 2008:
8. Bi-metallic Quiz Game #621........temporary by Hans Bucek, Switzerland
Put 4 Bi-metallic Euro coins (1 and/or 2 Euro coins) in a row. How much Euro do you have when the row measures 98 mm?
a. 5 Euro
b. 6 Euro
c. 7 Euro
d. 8 Euro
Please send your answer to:
9. New Bi-, Tri-, or Tetra-metallic Rod Sell, WBCC Webmaster
The new Bi-, Tri-, or Tetra-metallic images shown at:
* 26mm  nickel gaming token with 18mm encased brass reverse
* Alderney Hong Kong Governors
* Kurdistan 2006
* Cabinda 2008
* 2008 France 2 euro
* 2008 Finland 5 euro
10. My Bi-metallic Martin Peeters, Netherlands
In can offer the Vatican City UNC Euro set dated 2008
and the  Vatican City Proof Euro set dated 2008
If you have interest please E-mail me at:

"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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