Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club
Newsmail # 701

WBCC Newsmail 701 Volume 16, January 16, 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.

1. A new WBCC Martin Peeters, WBCC Focal Point
We have a new WBCC member. Let me introduce him to you:
Name: Vitaly Barabash (WBCC member #509), Russia
Age: 31
Profession: Manager
Hobby: Just Bi- and/or Tri-metallic coins and tokens of the world
Goal: Collect all Bi- and/or Tri-metallic and information on these coins
How did I know about the WBCC: Internet

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

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

The Supporting Program of the World Money Fair

During the world’s biggest coin fair that will take place January 29 to 31, 2010 in Berlin, exhibitors and visitors will be offered a top-class supporting program of events.

Already one day before the official opening of the fair, i.e. on January 28, 2010, you are invited to the 4th Berlin auction held by the renowned auctioneers Fritz Rudolf Künker in the room Estrel, where first-class numismatic objects and collections will be on offer. For detailed information about the schedule of this special event, please see our “fair schedule” section or visit

Also on January 28, 2010 the specialist conference of the Technical Forum will take place. At this forum, reserved for international experts, engineers, suppliers and production partners exchange experiences and ideas on advanced technical solutions and coin production processes. Registration is open now for interested experts from mints or the industry.

On the opening day of the World Money Fair, leading international mints present their current coin programs at the Media Forum. Collectors and interested visitors are welcome to this event. Lectures will be held in English.

Further attractions, such as the launch of the fifth German two-euro commemorative coin as well as numerous special promotions and lotteries organized by exhibitors, will round off the program of events. In addition, the Berlin Coin Cabinet will again invite visitors to browse through their interactive coin catalog.

Take also a look at:

(The history of the World Money Fair: )
Next week Part 3 about the 39th World Money Fair in Berlin
3. Bi-metallic 1 and 2 Manat 2010 from Wolfgang Schuster (via Alexei Malykh), Austria
Refering to WBCC Newsmail 691 about the Bi-metallic 1 and 2 Manat 2010 from Turkmenistan, here are some pictures
4. Tri-metallics 2010 from Martin Peeters, The Netherlands
Saw in Ebay offers of 2 Tri-metallics 2010 from Mexico.
5. Encased  2009 US Territorial Jack Hepler, USA
The Penny Press Mint will be encasing the 2009 US Territorial quarters. There are six designs in the series and two mintmarks, P (Philidelphia) and D (Denver). The ring will be of copper and the ring design will be the same as the one used for the WBCC 10th Anniversary. A complete set would be comprised of 12 pieces. A price for these has not been established. Anyone interested in obtaining a set should contact Jack Hepler; prior to 15 February.
6. Bi-metallic Quiz Game Jack Hepler, USA
This week continues the quiz series called, "Whose Face".
Whose face appears on the 2001 Bi-metallic Peso of Argentina?

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

Answer to Bi-metallic Quiz Game question #700
Whose face appears on the 1993 Bi-metallic 500 Lira of The Vatican?
The correct answer to Bi-metallic Quiz Game question #700 is Pope John Paul II.

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 #699 winner is Keith Beaumont, WBCC member #68.  There were ten players in this game.

7.The Super Quiz Question 11..... by Jack Hepler, USA

Name at least six Bi-metallic issuing countries through which the Tropic of Capricorn passes.

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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