Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club
Newsmail # 631

WBCC Newsmail 631 Volume 14, September 13, 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
Next week, September 20th, the WBCC wil be present at the 8th Northern Coin Event 2008 in the Dutch city Assen.
The Northern Coin Event took place for the first time in September 2001 in the Mercure Hotel in Haren, in the province of Groningen. This event was on the initiative of Wouter Beerekamp (collector of worldcoins) and originated out of lack of a major numismatic event in the north of the Netherlands.
Event objective
The Northern Coin Event's objective is wide ranging, with the full numismatic field being representend. Items at the event, among others, are coins through the ages and of all countries, bank notes, tokens, necessity money and imitation money. As far as the participants are concerned, the organization not only caters for professional coin dealers and businesses, but especially for your average collectors. Among the regular participants are different numismatic societies at home and abroad as well as organisations engaged in numismatic activities. When requested, the latter of the participants are prepared to identify or determine the value of items brought along, free of charge. When the event took place for the third time in 2003, there appeared to be a growing interest from German participants and visitors.
Time and place of the event
This annual event is deliberately planned on a fixed saturday in September. The moment is carefully picked so as not to coincide with other major coin fairs in the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany. A fixed date enables participants en visitors to bear the date in mind.
The huge positive participant and visitor response forms the drive for the event's continuation. Reason for existance of such a major numismatic event in the North is the fact that the event attracts so many visitors each year. The Northern Coin Event has full long term potential of becoming the third major coin event in the Netherlands, along side the "Holland Coin Fair" and the "Dag van de Munt".
For more info look at:
2. Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2008 from Vatican Jacel Stacel, Poland
Vatican city will issue on October 16, 2008 a Bi-metallic 2 Euro commemorate the year of Paulus. Here is a picture of the Bi-metallic.
there will be 85.000 pieces struck in a Blister and 15.0000 pieces in a sp-called Numis-letter.

3. Bi-metallic error from Antonio Barrena Mateo, Spain
I got last week this Bi-metallic error 2 Euro 2002 from Spain
4. Bi-metallic error 50 Pesos from' Frans Dubois, Netherlands
In Ebay:
One can bid on a Bi-metallic error 50 Pesos from Mexico
5. Bi-metallic 25 Zloty 2007 from Jacel. Stacel, Poland
Here a scan of a Polish Bi-metalic 25 Zlotych 2007 issued by Polish War - Navy.
6. Bi-metallic from Gerhard Schon, Germany
Here a picture of a Bhutanese 2002 silver/gold Bi-metallic with the Pyramids of Egypt? It is listed as S#147 (Schoen cataloque). They call it legal tender but it is obviously not intended for general circulation.
7. Bi-metallic for the Virginia Numismatic Jack Hepler, USA
Here is a picture of what will be presented to the Virginia Numismatic Association President at the Banquet tonight.

8. Bi-metallic from the Isle Of Manuel Gonzalez, Spain
A special Bi-metallic from Isle of Man - 2008 - 1 Crown - Tutanchamon Throne (silver-gold bimetal) (quality: PROOF) 1oz (18.89 grams.9999gold, 12.12grams.999silver), 56.2mm base, 31.1 grams, 1500 pieces.
Throne – Buried beneath Tutankhamun’s hippopotamus couch, Howard Carter discovered the most dazzling Gold Throne depicting an image of the boy king and his queen. This pyramid-shaped coin reveals that very scene in which the queen appears anointing her young husband with perfume and is available in Proof Sterling Silver, 1/5oz Proof Fine Gold and a magnificent 1oz Proof Fine Silver/Proof Fine Gold Bi-Metal version.
Most of Tutankhamun’s popularity stems from the fact that his tomb was discovered in 1922 in the Valley of the Kings in Luxor almost completely intact by English archaeologist and Egyptologist Howard Carter. It is therefore most fitting that the Isle of Man Treasury should issue this spectacular series of coins since the Great Nephew of this illustrious excavator is a current resident of the island! The coins in this fascinating series depict some of the most splendid treasures extracted from Tutankhamun’s tomb and some important symbols of Ancient Egypt.
9. Bi-metallic Quiz Game Jack Hepler, USA
The 51st Commemorative Bi-metallic 10 Baht of Thailand incorporated a stylized cat into the design. The coin is dated 2550 (BE 2007). Which occasion or event did this coin commemorate?
a. SEA Games
b. Boy Scout Jamboree
c. Court Association Meeting
d. Medical Technology Council
See this coin and others at the WBCC website:
Please send your answer to:

Answer to Bi-metallic Quiz Game question #630
The Region of Sverdlovsk or Sverdlovsk Oblast is a Federal Subject of Russia. Its location places it on the border between Europe and Asia, mostly in Asia. Its administrative center is the city of Yekaterinburg. Former Russian president Boris Yeltsin was born in the village of Butka of Sverdlovsk Oblast. In 2008, a Bi-metallic 10 Roubles was issued that highlighted Sverdlovsk. The design incorporates the image of what animal?
a. Lion
b. Sable
c. Horse
d. Bison
The correct answer for Quiz #630 is Sable.

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 #629 Quiz Game winner was Barry Murray, WBCC Member #411.

10. New Bi-, Tri-, or Tetra-metallic Rod Sell, WBCC Webmaster
The new Bi-, Tri-, or Tetra-metallic images shown at:
* Liberia 10 dollar bi material
* South Georgia 2 pound bi material
* Spain 2002 2euro error
* Bhutan 2002 gold & silver
* Poland 2007 25 Zlotych  Polish Navy
* Vatican 2008 2 euro
* Isle of Man crown gold & silver
11. My Bi-metallic offers in Antonio Mateo, Spain
Refering to WBCC Newsmail 604, item 6, I offer in Ebay these Bi-metallics from Hong Kong:
If you have interest pleae 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

* 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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