Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club
Newsmail # 636

WBCC Newsmail 636 Volume 14, October 18, 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. Bi-metallic from Austria in Martin Peeters, Netherlands
According information by the Austrian Mint, in 2009 there will be issued 2 Bi-metallics. January 2009 a Bi-metallic 2 Euro commemorating the WWU. 4.910.000 will be isued in UNC. On March 11th, the Austrian Mint will issue a Bi-metallic 25 Euro in Niob and Ag. 65.000 pieces will be struck and it commemorates the "Year of Astronomy". No pictures available
2. Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2009 from Jacek Stacel, Poland
This is a design of 2009 2 euro coin from Luxemburg. All 16 countries of euro zone except Monaco , San Marino and Vatican will participate in the European program commemorating 10 years of Euro by issuing 2 euro coin with common design . Luxemburg as a principality has the obligation to put an image of The Great Prince on all coins. It is used a latent technic to have the prince image under the official design.

3. Bi-metallic 200 Euro from Hungary (1) Gabor Toth, Hungary
In the near future Hungary will be issue new bimetallic coin 200 Forint. Nowadays is a voting about the design.
Here are the alternatives
4. Bi-metallic 200 Euro from Hungary (2) Jacek Stacel, Poland
Hungary's Monetary Council has decided  to introduce a HUF 200 coin to replace the HUF 200 banknote, central bank (NBH) Governor András Simor announced at a press conference. The bank plans to put the HUF 200 coins into circulation in the first half of 2009, Declared competition, You can vote for 6 coins

5. Bi-metallic medals in Ebay (1) Martin Peeters, Netherlands
Saw in Ebay:
6. Bi-metallic medals in Ebay (2) Martin Peeters, Netherlands
Saw in Ebay:
7. Bi-metallic from Galapagos Michael Ayrapetov, USA
I found on eBay Second Galapagos Islands Set 2008 with 2 Bi-metallic coins:
Rectangular 25 Pieze Iguana and 10 Pieze Tortoise. Item number on eBay is:
8. Bi-metallic Quiz Game Jack Hepler, USA
The Rwanda coat of arms is featured on the Bi-metallic 100 Francs dated 2007. In the center is a basket imposed on a gear or cog wheel. A sun shines above the basket and a square knotted rope surrounds the design elements. Flanking the basket are two plants. One is sorghum. The other is coffee. What is the most important use of Sorghum in Rwanda
a. Building Homes
b. Food for people
c. Rope
d. Fuel
See this coin and others at the WBCC website:
Please send your answer to:

Answer to Bi-metallic Quiz Game question #635
As seen above, The Galapagos Islands issue of the Bi-metallic Cinco Dolares has incorporated into the design, a tortoise. The tortoise belongs to the scientific class of Reptilia, Order of Testudinata. To which family of creatures does the tortoise belong?
a. Batrachoididae
b. Bufonidae
c. Liliaceae
d. Testudinidae
The correct answer for Quiz #635 is Testudinidae.

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 #634 Quiz Game winner was Michael Ayrapetov, WBCC Member #8.

"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,
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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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