Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club
Newsmail # 700

WBCC Newsmail 700 Volume 16, January 9, 2010

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 notice with this WBCC Newsmail 700 weeks in a row news about Bi-, Tri- and Tetra-metallics !!
1. A new WBCC Martin Peeters, WBCC Focal Point
We have a new WBCC member. Let me introduce him to you:
Name: Jesús Eduardo Sánchez Gómez (WBCC member #508), Spain
Age: 35
Profession: Businessman of a company of motor-coaches
Hobby: World coins and tokens especially Bi- and/or Tri-metallics
Goal: All have the Bi-metallic possible ones
How did I know about the WBCC: The conoci across this page http://

2. 39th World Money Fair in Berlin (Part-1) Martin Peeters, WBCC Focal Point

The coin fair of superlatives – from January 29 to 31, 2010

Over 50 mints and national banks, almost as many supplier companies, eleven national and international associations, and, as a matter of course, 170 coin dealers; all these, presented in five exhibition halls with a total space of about 7,000 sq m – what the World Money Fair offers to the public is a coin fair of superlatives!

Last year, the event attracted about 13,000 visitors from Germany and abroad. Despite the financial crisis the organizers are expecting attendance to increase in 2010, as coin collecting has become more substantially more popular, given the instability of the investment market. Cautious investors prefer rare numismatic gold and silver coins to stocks and shares.

A varied program of numismatic attractions awaits the fair visitor: Impressive booths of mints from all over the world, interesting presentations, sweepstakes and raffles, a stand of the Berlin coin cabinet, not to forget the vendor tables of the numismatic dealers where a wide choice of coins and medals from all times and countries are offered; you can strike a medal yourself on a medal press of the Berlin Mint or fill your coin passport, available for 10 euro, by collecting 30 different coins from 29 mints. Nowhere else in the world can visitors experience such a comprehensive impression of numismatics.

South Africa, the home of the Krugerrand and host nation of the upcoming soccer world championship, is the guest of honor at the fair. South Africa – “A world in one country” – will present the most recent creations of its national mint at the World Money Fair. Visitors can look forward to a spectacular booth and some numismatic surprises.

Professionals from mints, industry and trade have also marked the date of the fair in their agendas, as numerous additional events are scheduled for the fair days: The meeting of the Mint Directors’ Conference and its subcommittees, the conferences of FENAP, representing the numismatic trade associations of Europe, the Media Forum that provides a platform for mints and journalists, the Technical­Forum where the mints’ representatives discuss technical issues, not to forget the Coin of the Year (COTY) Award, sponsored by Krause Publications from the United States to honor the most beautiful coins of the year.

As an overture to the 39th edition of the World Money Fair, Coin Trading Company Künker will hold two auctions on January 28, 2010, where about 1,200 lots estimated at over 2.8 million euro will be auctioned off. Künker’s auction catalog 163 contains gold and silver coins from the Middle Ages and the modern era; catalog 164 lists 439 Russian coins and medals.

The official opening of the fair takes place on Friday morning. Everybody interested in 2010 new coin ­issues should attend the Media Forum. This press event at which the most important mints of the world showcase their coin novelties is also open to collectors.

At the same time, a delegation from the World Money Fair will present the new 2-euro commem­orative coin “Bremen” to the German chancellor, thus voicing the concerns of German numismatists at the highest level.

On Saturday and Sunday, thousands of collectors will flock to the exhibition halls. Join them to discover the world of numismatics. Do not miss the 39th World Money Fair in Berlin.

Take also a look at:

(The history of the World Money Fair: )
Next week Part 2 about the 39th World Money Fair in Berlin
3. Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2009 from Vaticane Martin Peeters, The Netherlands
Received this week the Vaticane City 2 Euro 2009 Commemorate International Year of Astronomy
4. Bi-metallic in Martin Peeters, The Netherlands
Saw the following Bi-metallic in Ebay:
According the seller: China/Taiwan 2006 Bi-Metallic Rocupex'06 Ag-Au Metal PF
Who knows more about this Bi-metallic? Please E-mail me at:

5. Bi-metallic Quiz Game Jack Hepler, USA
This week continues the quiz series called, "Whose Face".
Whose face appears on the 1993 Bi-metallic 500 Lira of The Vatican?

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

Answer to Bi-metallic Quiz Game question #698
Whose face appears on the 2002 Bi-metallic 5 Dirhams of Morocco?
The correct answer to Bi-metallic Quiz Game question #699 is Mohammed VI

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 Quiz Game #698 winner is Tom Galway, WBCC member #68. There were seven players in this game.
6. The Super Quiz Question 11..... by Jack Hepler, USA
Name at least six Bi-metallic issuing countries through which the Tropic of Capricorn passes.

The winner WBCC Super Quiz #10 is Mike Hill from the USA
7. New Bi-, Tri-, or Tetra-metallic Rod Sell, WBCC Webmaster
The new Bi-, Tri-, or Tetra-metallic images shown at:
* Euro sets in Coin Covers by Benhams

* Bi-metallic ROCUPEX 2006 Stamp Exhibition

* Guernsey 2006 House of Windsor King George VI
* Vatican 2009 2 euro.

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:

* 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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