Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club
Newsmail # 651

WBCC Newsmail 651 Volume 15, January 31, 2009

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. The WBCC and WMF 2009 in Berlin (Part-3) Martin Peeters, WBCC Focal Point

Every year the WMF has a convention catalog. It can be loaded at:

At the World Money Fair I will try to compose a "Live" report of the Fair on friday evening. Maybe with picures.
The WBCC WMF Team at the WBCC Booth K-4 will be:
* Frans Dubois, Netherlands
* Max and Carlo Aiello, Italy
* Jack Hepler, USA
* Alexei Malykh, Russia
* Martin Peeters, Netherlands

The following WBCC members did let me know they will come to Berlin:
* Jacek Stącel, Poland
* Darek Matyja, Poland
* Gerhard Schon, Germany
* Wolfgang Schuster, Austria
* Bruce Tupholme, Portugal

Because I'm in Berlin at the WMF, next week's
WBCC Newsmail 652 will be composed by Cliff Anderson, USA, so if you have Bi-metallic news please E-mail Cliff at:
During the the fair there is a Liva cam from the Fair Floor. Take a look at:
2. Bi-metallic 2 Dollar 2009 in WMF Mint Martin Peeters, Netherlands
The Royal Canadian Mint will issue a Mint Set 2009 with a Bi-metallic 2 Dollar 2009 in a WMF Mint Set. Offcourse Mint Set is available at the World Money Fair in Berlin.

3. Bi-metallic 2 Euro's 2009 from Martin Peeters, Netherlands
The Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2009 from Germany commemorate Saarland will be available with all the 5 mintmarks at the World Money Fair in Berlin
4. Bi-metallic 500 Yen 2008 from Martin Peeters, Netherlands
The first 3 Bi-metallic 500 Yen 2008 of Japan "47 Prefectures coin progam" will be available at the WMF in Berlin
5. Bi-metallic 25 Euro 2009 from the Swiss Martin Peeters. Netherlands
A many years the Swiss issues a 25 Euro. The 2009 dated Bi-metallic 25 Euro will be available at the World Money Fair in Berlin
6. Bi-metallic 10 Franken 2009 from the Swiss Martin Peeters, Netherlands
Also available at the WMF Berlin, the 2009 issue of the Swiss Mint Bi-metallic 10 Franken
7. Bi-metallic MTT from Jacek Stącel, Poland
I send you scan new bimetalic tokens from city Zakopane 2 x  10 Dutkow  ( 10 zloty ) 2009.
dim 27 mm
8. Bi-metallic from Roman Tom Passon, Editor Muntkoerier, Netherlands

Romans had Bi-metallic coins too! In Auction 43-44 of Teutoburger Münzauktion, Borgholzhausen, Germany as lot 17 an Bronze medallion created with a sestertius of emperor Antonius Pius (138-161) minted in 139. On the reverse Securitas?, condition Fine, diameter 56 mm, weight 137.18 grams, estimate € 3.000.

9. Bi-metallic Quiz Game Jack Hepler, USA

The Jamaican Tourist Bureau extols the virtues of this island nation. There are beautiful beaches, waterfalls, exotic music, and warm sunshine. However, there is a creature shown on the Jamaican Bi-metallic 20 Dollars one would not like to meet in the wild.  What is it?
a. Snake
b. Shark
c. Alligator
d. Lion
See this coin and others at the WBCC website:
Please send your answer to:

Answer to Bi-metallic Quiz Game question #650
Neither Petroglyph nor Bioglyph seems to satisfy the definition of art work using stones to outline a figure. A "mosaic" of sorts may be a better description of what is be found on a Bi-metallic coin. What may be seen is the design of a hummingbird or colibri. This actual, real-life artwork may be seen as a very large image (over 100 meters long) on the desert of which country?
a. Peru
b. Australia
c. Saudi Arabia
d. Mexico
The correct answer for Quiz #650 is a Peru.

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 #649 Quiz Game winner is Leandro Delvecchio WBCC member #336. There were eight players in this game.
10. New Bi-, Tri-, or Tetra-metallic Rod Sell, WBCC Webmaster
The new Bi-, Tri-, or Tetra-metallic images shown at:
* Poland City of Zakopane tokens
* Germany 10 year specimen 2 Euro from issuing cities
* Ireland 2007 Treaty of Rome specimen 2 euro

"See you" in two weeks,
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 World Money Fair, February 6 to 8, 2009 in Berlin, Germany
* Open Day of the Royal Dutch Mint, Saterday June 13, 2009, Utrecht, The Netherlands
* 6th Coin Event Numismatica Herentals, December 13, 2009, Herentals Belgium,

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