Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club
Newsmail # 670

WBCC Newsmail 670 Volume 15, June 13, 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 Tetra-metallics. I hope you enjoy
reading this week's issue of the WBCC Newsmail, edited this week and for
the next two weeks by Jack Hepler. Please read the June Super Quiz

1. WBCC Newsmail 669 to Martin Peeters, WBCC Focal Point
Please notice: because of my vacation from May 31 until June 27 WBCC
Newsmail 669 to 672 will be composed and sent by Jack Hepler in the
USA. E-mail: . So if you have nice news about Bi-, Tri-
and Tetra-metallics please E-mail Jack for the next 2 issues of the WBCC

2. WBCC at the Open Day Royal Dutch Martin Peeters, WBCC Focal Point
The WBCC will be represented with its own booth at the 'Open Day' of the
Royal Dutch Mint by Frans Dubois and Jean Verleg. The Open Day is on
Saturday June 13 in Utrecht, The Netherlands . So if
you want to meet Frans or Jean, please E-mail Frans at:

3. Russian Bi-metallic Jose Ramirez, Spain
The Central Bank of Russia has updated the planning for the next year.
They have added a new coin from "The Russian Federation" series
The new one is for the Chechen Republic.
You can see the planning in the web of the Central Bank of Russia.

4.  Bimetallic medal from Cliff Anderson, USA
In researching some notgeld pieces from the 1920s from the Germany city of
Nurnberg, I was interested in one of that city's famous sons, the 15th
century engraver Albrecht Durer.  Durer had drawn the well known "Praying
Hands" and other finely etched wildlife images, and I was surprised to learn
that he was also the court artist for Emperor Maximilian of Austria, whose
picture Durer drew several times.
Those (non-bimetallic) Nurnberg notgeld pieces were 10 pfennig aluminum
streetcar tokens which bore about 45 images included other Nurnberg artists
and landmarks from the post WWI period.
So I was gratified to find this 1971 bimetallic medal which featured not
only Durer but 5 other of his artistic contemporaries from Nurnberg.  You
can see them surrounding the golden colored Durer in the center:  Martin
Behaim, Adam Kraft, Hans Sachs, Peter Vischer and Peter Henlein.  The
medal  is huge -- 3 inches or 76 mm in diameter.

5. Encased Lincoln Jack Hepler, USA
The Virginia Numismatic Association has produced an encased 2009 Lincoln Cent to
commemorate the 200 year anniversary of Mr. Lincoln's birthday.  The ring reverse
incorporates the names of all 15 VNA member Coin Clubs.  The program will continue
to have additional Cents encased as the subsequent three designs are released.
A scan of the first edition may be seen on the WBCC Website:

6. Bi-metallic Quiz Game Jack Hepler, USA
The week continues the quiz series called, "Whose Face". Whose
face appears on the 2008 Bi-metallic Five Rand of South Africa?
See this coin and others at the WBCC website:
Please send your answer to:

Answer to Bi-metallic Quiz Game question #669.
Whose face appears on the 1997 Bi-metallic One Peso of Argentina?
The correct answer to Bi-metallic Quiz Game question #669 is
Eva Duarte de Peron. Abbreviations of the name were accepted.

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 #668 Quiz Game winner is Rony Ghose, WBCC
member #484. There were nine players in this game, all of whom had the
correct answer.

7. The Super Quiz Question 4... by Jack Hepler, USA
One of the most beautiful Bi-metallic coins consists of a copper plated
steel ring around a brass plated steel center.  It was introduced in
Europe as a circulation issue in 1993.  What architectural feature is
incorporated on this coin?  Where is this located and what is Nepomuk?

8. New Bi-, Tri-, or Tetra-metallic Rod Sell, WBCC Webmaster
The new Bi-, Tri-, or Tetra-metallic images shown at:
* VNA Encased Lincoln Cent.
* German Nurnberg Durer medal

See You in 2 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:

* Open Day of the Royal Dutch Mint, Saterday June 13, 2009, Utrecht, The Netherlands

* 9th Northern Coin Event 2009, Saturday September 19, 2009, Assen, The Netherlands, 

* 6th Coin Event Numismatica Herentals, Sunday December 13, 2009, Herentals Belgium, http://

* 39th World Money Fair, January 29 to 31, 2010 in Berlin, Germany

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