Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club
Newsmail # 629

WBCC Newsmail 629 Volume 14, August 30, 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. WBCC at the 8th Northern Coin Event Martin Peeters, WBCC Focal Point
The WBCC will be present with an own booth on Saturday, September 20, 2008, Assen, The Netherlands at the  8th Northern Coin Event 2008. The Northern Coin Event is the biggest coin show in the Netherlands. More information at:
Please visit the WBCC booth when you come to this coinshow.
2. WBCC at the 5th Coin Event Numismatica Herentals 2008 Martin Peeters, WBCC Focal Point
Also present with a booth at the 5th Coin Event Numismatica Herentals, Sunday december 14, 2008, Herentals Belgium,
3. WBCC at the World Money Fair Berlin Martin Peeters, WBCC Focal Point
The 2009 edition of the World Money Fair in Berlin will be held from Friday February 6th till Sunday 8th. Offcourse the WBCC will be present with its own booth, at the biggest coin fair of Europe. Till now the following WBCC member will be at the WBCC booth: Jack Hepler, Frans Dubois and Martin Peeters.
We will stay at the Parkhotel Blub in Berlin. If you will visit the 2009 edition of the WMF please let me know:

4. Bi-metallic 2 Pound 2008 from the UK... by Pat Clay, USA
The Royal Mint has just issued a series of 2 pound Bi-metallic coins marking the changeover from the Beijing to London Olympics. There is a base metal coin, silver (with gold plating), and gold. I am not sure if the base metal coin will be released into circulation.
More details can be seen at:

5. Bi-metallic token from Gerhard Schon, Germany
Do you already know the Slovak Bi-metallic token? Look at the picture

6. Bi-metallic Fantasy Euro' Jose Luis Ramirez, Spain
I have obtained this Fantasy Euro's. The obverse have the design of the german Fantasy Euro coins. The Bi-metallic is dated 2002-2007, 5th anniversary of the Euro coins. The reverse was used in other coins like this one
 7. Bi-metallic Fantasy Euro's from Vatican Jose Luis Ramirez, Spain
I have obtained these two Fantasy Euro's. The coin dated 2007 conmemorates 50th Treaty of Rome. The coin dated 2008 show Saint Paul, 2008 will be the year of Saint Paul.

8. Tri-metallic from India in Jose Luis Ramirez, Spain
Saw the following Tri-metallic in Ebay:
A Tr-metallic One Dollar piece from India
Seems the same as the earlier made Tri-metallics by ICB, like:
The Tri-metallic Cuba 10 Pesos 1995
Who know more about theTri-metallic One Dollar piece from India? Please E-mail me at:
9. Coin World Article August 11th. Martin Peeters, Netherlands
Here, an article published in the USA coin paper Coin World of August 11th. 2008, written by WBCC member Jeff Starck, and it is about the South Africa 5 Rand 2008 commemorate Nelson Mandela:
10. Bi-metallic Quiz Game Jack Hepler, USA
Animals, birds and fish are favorites among coin designers. Of the many animals on coins, horses are among the most plentiful subjects. Which country incorporated the image of three horse heads in the design of its 1993 Bi-metallic coin?
a. Albania
b. Algeria
c. Australia
d. Austria
See this coin and others at the WBCC website:
Please send your answer to:

Answer to Bi-metallic Quiz Game question #628
The Republic of Bashkortostan or Bashkiria is located in the southern area of Russia and is a Federal Subject. It is located between the Ural Mountains and the Volga River. The capitol of Bash is Ufa. This area is very rich in natural resources including oil, natural gas and coal. In 2007, a Bi-metallic 10 Roubles was issued that highlighted Bashkortostan. The design incorporates the image of what animal?
a. Lion
b. Sable
c. Horse
d. Bison
The correct answer for Quiz #628 is Horse.

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. The #627 Quiz Game winner was Bob Vanoost, WBCC Member #341. The prize was donated by a very generous WBCC member.
11. New Bi-, Tri-, or Tetra-metallic Rod Sell, WBCC Webmaster
The new Bi-, Tri-, or Tetra-metallic images shown at:
* GB 2008 2 Pound Olympics
* Vatican 2E fantasy medals 
* Germany 2007 2E
* Slovakia 2008 token
12. Martin Peeters, WBCC Focal Point
The World Of Bi-metallics (TWOB) catalog issue #61 will be ready on September 1st 2008, and will be send by E-mail as an attached Excel file

"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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