Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club
Newsmail # 640

WBCC Newsmail 640 Volume 14, November 15, 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 2 new members. Let me introduce them to you:
Name: Allan Baird (WBCC member #467), South Africa
Age: 60
Profession: Pastor
Hobby: World coins and tokens including many Bi- and/or Tri-metallic’s and Bi- and/or Tri-metallic especially Ecu and Euro coins
How did you I about the WBCC: Internet search engine for Bi-metallic coins
Name: David Velarde (WBCC member #468), Peru
Age: 41
Profession: Ingenier
Hobby:  World coins especially Bi- and/or Tri-metallics
Goal: Expand my collection
How did I know about the WBCC: I find in the internet last years and yesterday Frederico Pereira tell me again
2. Bi-metallic 2 Pound 2009 David Rivera Alonso, Spain
Here is a picture of the 2 Pound 2009 John Burns from Great Britain
--Remark Frans Dubois, WBCC DucoCentre: Beside this Bi-metallic 2 Pounds 2009 John Burns, there will be also a Bi-metallic 2 Pound 2009 Charles Darwin

3. Bi-metallic 2 Kina 2008 from Papua New Alex Zlotin, Canada
In of the Bank of Papua New Guinea in item, Media Release one can read:
Media Release by the Governor Mr.L.Wilson Kamit CBE, on the Release of Commemorative Notes and Coins
Press Release
On the occasion of the Bank of Papua New Guinea New Guinea 35th anniversary the Governor is pleased to announce the release of commemorative banknotes and coins. For the first time in its history, the Bank has issued a special K2 circulation coin to commemorate the event.
The K2 coin and K2 banknote will circulate concurrently as legal tender. The new K2 coin bears the National Crest on the obverse, and the logo of Bank of Papua New Guinea on the reverse. It is a dual alloy coin with a nickel outer ring and abronze insert.
Coin Specification
Diameter: 33.3mm
Weight: 12.20 gram
Material Ring - RCM Multi-ply Nickel
Insert – Multi-ply Bronze
Shape: Round
Edge Type: Milled
Thickness 2mm

4. Bi-metallic token from Stanislav Suslov, Russia
Here is a pucture of a Bi-metallic token from Moscow numismatic forum, 27mm/2mm
5. Bi-metallic Fantasy Euro' Jose Ramirez, Spain
I have obtained these coins.
Norway 1 and 2 E specimen coin, Henrik Ibsen.
Greece, 1 E Specimen coin dated 1998. The coin is from a set with Euro legal tenders coins several dates (2002, 2004 and 2007)
Germany, 2 E Specimen coin dated 2006, The coin is minted with silver 999 (25 grams, 40 millimeters)
You can see more of these kind of coins in my webpage about Bi-metallic Euro test coins. in english in spanish
6. Bi-metallic medals from Costa Rica and Jose Ramirez, Spain
I have obtained these Bb-imetallics medals from Costa Rica and Paraguay.
This serie of medals were minted in 2006, and showed the maps of the countries that played the World Football Championship. You can see more of these medals in my webpage about bi-metallics from Germany 2006.  in spanish.
7. Bi-metallic Football Championship (1) Jose Ramirez, Spain
I have obtained these Bi-metallic medals from the last European Football Championship Austria-Swizertland 2008. There are medals from some countries that plays the championship: Sweden,Netherland, Poland and France.
Medals from the venues: Basel and Bern.
A Tri-metallic from Wien Stadium.
The Bi-metallics have a common design for the reverse.
You can see the images of the medals that I can obtained from this Championship in my webpage. in spanish.

8. Bi-metallic Football Championship (2) Jose Ramirez, Spain
I have obtained these two Bi-metallic medals from South Africa 2010 World Football Championship. The design are similar to the medals from the European Championship. One of the medal are from Johannesburg and the other one from Pretoria.
9. Bi-metallic Tuning Jose Ramirez and Cliff Anderson
WBCC member Jose L. Ramirez has just obtained a new token issued by Tuning Electronic Entertainment, a gaming machine manufacturer in Munich, Germany.
The name marked on the token is "Venus".
Ramirez also indicated that this "Venus" token is one of a series of these Tuning tokens, all 24mm wide.  The others are described as:
Crown, with central hole
Indian head
and another one that is 29mm wide, a Greek head.
Cliff Anderson noticed that the image on that Tuning token, named "Venus", is actually the image of the US Morgan silver dollar which was minted between 1878 and 1921. The manufacturer of the Tuning token must have liked the image well enough to have used it and renamed it "Venus". The story behind that Morgan dollar design is interesting. If you look  closely, you can see the word "Liberty" in her headband and cotton balls and leaves in back of her ear and above the headband. The designer, George Morgan, wanted the dollar coin to represent US agricultural products.
10. Bi-metallic Quiz Game Jack Hepler, USA
Only one country has the word, EURO designed into both sides of the Bi-metallic 2002 One Euro. Which country?
a. Austria
b. Belgium
c. Finland
d. France
See this coin and others at the WBCC website:
Please send your answer to:

Answer to Bi-metallic Quiz Game question #639
The Bi-metallic Two Pounds of the United Kingdom honors the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, China. One of the design elements includes a part of which member of the animal kingdom?
a. Columbiformes
b. Felidae
c. Equus Caballus
d. Homo Sapiens
The correct answer for Quiz #639 is d.  Homo Sapiens.

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 #638 Quiz Game winner was Keith Beaumont, WBCC member #168.
11. New Bi-, Tri-, or Tetra-metallic Rod Sell, WBCC Webmaster
The new Bi-, Tri-, or Tetra-metallic images shown at:
* Germany Tuning Venus
* Austria 2008 trimetallic
* Europe 2008 football 
* South Africa 2010 football 
* Norway Henrik Ibsen fantasies 
* Germany 2006 2e fantasy 
* Greece 1e fantasy. 
* Papua New Guinea 2Kina 2008
* Tajikistan 2008 5 somoni

"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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