Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club
Newsmail # 626

WBCC Newsmail 626 Volume 13, August 9, 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 a new member. Let me introduce him to you:
Name: Heikki Hemmilä (WBCC member #461), Finland
Age: 53
Profession: medical doctor
Hobby: World coins including Bi- and Tri-metallics
Goal: slowly expand the collection to as many countries as possible and as complete as possible. Special interest different metals of  circulating and commemorative coins.
Against: bad swappers, greedy mints (including Finland)
How did I know about the WBCC: from meeting Wolfgang in Vienna
2. Bi-metallic 5 Pesos 2008 from Dominican Paul Baker, UK
From a holiday maker - today I got this piece Bi-metallic 5 Pesos 2008. The design is different to 2007 on both sides (easiest way to tell is the larger portrait, on the coat of arms has slight differences in shading etc... ) Also..  the 2008 piece is not attracted to a magnet, the earlier pieces are all attracted to a magnet. So for 2008 perhaps the centre is a different steel or perhaps it is a Copper-Nickel compostion.
3. Bi-metallic 5 Ecu 1995 from Martin Peeters, Netherlands
I saw in Ebay 2 Bi-metallics 5 Ecu 1995 St. Patrick from Ireland. I dind't know there were 2 different pieces. I don't know if it means anything, but the seller is from China.
Received some reactions about these Bi-metallics:
Frans Woons, Canada
According to the seller the pieces are listed in Krause-Mishler (KM; I don’t have this catalogue) under number 35.
Gerhard Schoen, Germany
This piece is listed as S#X301 listing is from "ECU Katalog Muenzen und Medaillen".
It should be Ring: Cu 65 / Zn 22 / Ni 13, Center: Cu 85 / Zn 15.
Mint was Valcambi SA in Switzerland,
Issued by Coin Invest Trust, Liechtenstein.
Andrzej Kasprzycki, Poland
I have 3 different types of Ireland Bi-metallic 5 Ecu 1995:
a. Brass center in copper ring  -same like on  e-Bay
b. Brass center in copper -nickel ring  -same like on e-Bay
c. Copper -nickel center in brass ring !-in next few days
I will try to send you a scan. I thing it is full set Ireland 5 Ecu 1995.
4. Bi-metallic from Jose Luis Ramirez Monleon, Spain
Saw in Ebay again some Alderney Bi-metallic 1 Pound pieces:
5. Bi-metallic Quiz Game #626........temporary by Hans Bucek, Switzerland
The Bi-metallic 25 Syrian pounds dated 1996 depicts a large building. Which building is it?
a. Parliament
b. Central Bank or State Bank
c. National Museum
d. Presidential Palace
Please send your answer to:
Answer to Bi-metallic Quiz Game question #625
The Bi-metallic 200 Escudo 1994 of Portugal shows a building in Lisbon. What is its name?
a. Torre de Belem
b. Castello Sao Jorge
c. Torre Santa Justa
d. Torre Nossa Senhora do Monte
The correct answer is: a. Torre de Belem
WBCC Quiz Game Prize
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 2 players in game #625 and the winner was WBCC member Chris Hoffman.
Prize is a blanc Bi-metallic

6. New Bi-, Tri-, or Tetra-metallic Rod Sell, WBCC Webmaster
The new Bi-, Tri-, or Tetra-metallic images shown at:
*  Australia, Canning Mint 25th Anniversary quad medal, silver, copper, aluminium & brass.
* Australia, Rockhampton Coin Club 30th Anniversary medal
* Dominican Republic 2008 5 Pesos
* UAE 1993 National Day Medal
* Fantasy Alderney 1 pound, Governors of Hong Kong

"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

* 5th Coin Event Numismatica Herentals, December 14, 2008, Herentals Belgium,

* The World Money Fair, February 6 to 8, 2009 in Berlin, Germany

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