Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club
Newsmail # 637

WBCC Newsmail 637 Volume 14, October 25, 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 2 Euro 2009 from Portugal, Frans Dubois, Netherlands
Portugal will issue a second comm Bi-metallic 2 Euro in 2009 for the "Jogos da Lusofonia" which is a sportevent for countries where the Portugese language is spoken. First time was in 2006 in Macao. Mintage of both issues will be 1.285.000. The picture is from
2. Bi-metallic 5 somoni 2008 Frans Dubois, Netherlands
The new Bi-metallic 5 somoni 2008 from Tajikistan is dedicated to the 1150 anniversary of the founder of classic Persian (Tajik) literature Abuabdullo Rudaki.

3. Bi-metallic 2 Zloty 2008 Jacel Stacel, Poland
I found this in the Polish Internet portal. A Bi-metallic 2 Zloty 2008 mistrike
4. Bi-metallic 100 Tenge 2006 from Grzegorz Stateczny, Poland
Browsed the web page WBCC club, I noticed that there is no information about a very rare coin 100 Kazakhstan Tenge from 2006. 
Coin delivered on the occasion of 15 anniversary of the Republic of Kazakhstan. Here is a picture of that coin, so that all can see it

5. Bi-metallic 100 Pesos 2007 from Colombia off Frans Woons, Canada
I was able to buy another off-centre Colombian 500 Pesos piece on eBay. This piece is dated 2007. The yellow “smear” on the ring extends to almost the edge of the coin.  As a result there is a crescent-shaped gap between the coin’s ring and core.
6. Bi-metallic medal from Vatican Stanislaw Bulawski, Poland
Medal - 30 anniversary of beginning of pontificate of J.P.II
Rring - brass , Center cupprum-niciel
Diameter 27 mm
Weight   9  g
Issued: not known
7. Bi-metallic from Zdravko Bošnjak, Croatia
On e-bay I found new Montenegro fantasy Bi-metallic 2 euro coin
8. Bi-metallic Quiz Game Jack Hepler, USA
The Bi-metallic Two Dolares of the Galapagos Islands shows the image of a cormorant, one of the unique varieties of birds and animals living on these islands.  Cormorants are common in other parts of the world. What is the unique feature of Galapagos Island cormorants?
a. It hates water
b. It loves water
c. Flightless
d. It hates fish
See this coin and others at the WBCC website:
Please send your answer to:

Answer to Bi-metallic Quiz Game question #636
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
The correct answer for Quiz #636 is Food for people.

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 #635 Quiz Game winner was Andrzej Kasprzycki, WBCC Member #424.
9. New Bi-, Tri-, or Tetra-metallic Rod Sell, WBCC Webmaster
The new Bi-, Tri-, or Tetra-metallic images shown at:
* Kazakhstan 2006 100 tenge 
* Colombia 500p error
* Poland 2 zlote error
* Poland John Paul II medal
* Montenegro 2e 2008 fantasy
* Isle of Man issued by Pobjoy Mint 

"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:

* 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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