Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club
Newsmail # 692

WBCC Newsmail 692 Volume 15, November 14, 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. Please read the Super Quiz Question.

1. WBCC T-Shirt (1) Osama Altaib, Libia
I have received the WBCC T-shirt. Here is the picture
2. WBCC T-Shirt (2) Martin Peeters, WBCC Focal Point
A special offer for WBCC members is still avalable, a white shirt with the WBCC logo.
I have shirts in sizes M, L and XL
Price for 1 shirt is 12 Euro, postage NOT included.
Postage costs:
The Netherlands 2 Euro
Inside Europe 3 Euro
Outside Europe 6 Euro
Registrated costs more, please ask me.
3. Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2009 from Jacek Stącel, Poland
Here is a picture of the Bi-metallic € 2 coin from Slovakia commemorate 17th November, Day of the Fight for Freedom and Democracy, 20th anniversary

4. Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2009 from Wolfgang Schuster, Austria
Here more news about the Bi-metallic 2 Eurp 2009 from Slovakia, a press release from Slovakia National Bank:

NBS puts into circulation a commemorative 2 euro coin

06. 11. 2009 | Information for Public

Národná banka Slovenska (NBS) announces that on 10 November 2009 (Tuesday) it will start to exchange the commemorative 2 euro coin issued with  the inscription „17th November - Day of the Fight for Freedom and Democracy - 20th anniversary

The national side of the euro coin - as a symbol of democracy - shows a stylized bell composed of a bunch of keys. The designer of the national side of the euro coin is Pavol Károly, and the Kremnica Mint, š.p. has minted one million of these coins.

In the event of interest the NBS will exchange valid euro banknotes and coins for the comemorative 2 euro coins, but to a limited extent, no more than 50 coins per one  person. NBS will exchange the coins in the Head Office cash desks in Bratislava and in sub-branches in Nové Zámky, Trenčín, Banská Bystrica, Žilina, Poprad, Košice and Bratislava during working hours.

Each country of the euro area can also issue -in addition to coins in current circulation- collectors´ coins and commemorative coins in the nominal value of EUR 2. (two euros). Commemorative coins are valid tender in all countries of the euro area, while collectors´ coins are  valid tender only in the territory of the member state which issued the coins.

The commemorative euro coin has the status of valid tender in the whole euro area, i.e. it can be used in a common payment system and has to be accepted like other euro coins.

Národná banka Slovenska placed its first commemorative 2 euro coin in circulation in January 2009 on the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the  Economic and Monetary Union. The design of this commemorative coin was common to all countries of the euro area and was issued by all countries of the euro area


5. Bi-metallic Medal from Jacek Stącel, Poland
Slovakia Mint has released a set of euro coins with a Bi-metallic Token. Historical Regions of Slovakia – Orava, Kysuce, Považie, Issue set to 5000 pieces
6. Bi-metallic medal from the Jack Hepler, USA
The Penny Press Mint has just minted Bi-metallic metallions for the Dogwood Village Senior Living facility in Orange, Virginia. These medallions commemorate the expansion of the facility to accommodate a growing population of our aging population.
7. Bi-metallic tiken from Paul Baker, UK
I have never seen this before...
Hotel Metropole London New Year 1914 Token. Not ringed - but interesting. Construction - uncertain.
8. Bi-metallic Quiz Game Jack Hepler, USA
This week continues the quiz series called, "Whose Face".
Whose face appears on the Hungarian Bi-metallic 100 Forint dated 2002?

See this coin and others at the WBCC website:
Please send your answer to:

Answer to Bi-metallic Quiz Game question #691
There are three faces on an Austrian Bi-metallic 50 Schilling dated 2000. Two of the faces are unknown. Whose known face appears on this coin? The correct answer to Bi-metallic Quiz Game question #691 is Sigmund Freud.

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 #690 Quiz Game winner is Bertie van Haag, WBCC member #261. There were nine players in this game; all had the correct answer.
9. The WBCC Bi-metallic Super Quiz Jack Hepler, USA
WBCC Super Quiz #8.

The Super Quiz Game #8 Prize winner is Bertie van Haag, WBCC member #261. There were seven players, three of whom had the correct answer. Bertie had the correct answer plus he correctly answered all of the questions during October.

Note: Super Quiz #9 question has been slightly modified for clarification. Please see the new version.
(Rewritten) Peru issued two Bi-metallic coins, showing lines in the Nazca desert plain. (birds)
What bird is on which coin and in which directions on the Nazca desert are the birds flying.
The answer must use the eight point compass directions.
10. New Bi-, Tri-, or Tetra-metallic Rod Sell, WBCC Webmaster

The new Bi-, Tri-, or Tetra-metallic images shown at:

* Slovakia set with bimetallic medal
* USA Dogwood Retirement Village medals

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:

* 6th Coin Event Numismatica Herentals, Sunday December 13, 2009, Herentals Belgium,
* 39th World Money Fair, January 29 to 31, 2010 in Berlin, Germany
* Open Day of the Royal Dutch Mint, Saterday June , 2010, Utrecht, The Netherlands
* 10th Northern Coin Event 2010, Saturday September 18, 2010, Assen, The Netherlands,

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