Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club
Newsmail # 703
 

WBCC Newsmail 703 Volume 16, February 2, 2010
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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 http://www.wbcc-online.com/newsmail/wbccnews.html
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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. Report WBCC at the WMF Berlin 2010...by Martin Peeters, WBCC Focal Point
 
* Thursday January 28
Earlier in the afternoon Frans Dubois and myself arrived at the Estrel Convention Center in Berlin. Later that day Jack Hepler and Cliff Anderson joined us and we had a nice diner at our Hotel Leonardo
Later that night Alexei Malykh and friend from Russia joined us too and we met WBCC member Wouter Beerekamp from The Netherlands
 
* Friday January 29
Going to the Estrel Convention Centre and we arrived there we build up our WBCC booth.
And here is a picture of the complete WBCC team at the WMF 2010
Frans Dubois from The Netherlands, Max and Carlo Aiello from Italy, Cliff Anderson and Jack Hepler from the USA and Martin Peeters from The Netherlands
Here also a picture with the Poland WBCC members:
Martin Peeters, Max and Carlo Aiello, Andrzej Kasprzycki and Jacek Stacel from Polasd, Alexei Malykh from Russia and Cliff Anderson
 
The following news (or non news) about Bi-metallic we can report today:
* The Luxemburg Bank had NO 2 Euro's for sell !!
* The Dutch Mint had a special WMF Set 500 limited to 500 sets, price 25 Euro
* The Spannish Mint had a special WMF set with the 2 Euro 2010 commmemorate Corduba, price
 
Jack Heppler and Cliff Anderson with chocolates and WBCC leaflets given to the visitors of the WMF
 
* Saterday January 30
The following news (or non news) about Bi-metallic we can report today:
* The Swiss Mint had the new Bi-metallic 10 Fanken 2010 commemorate the Marmot
* The Poland Mint had a Mini-coin mintset dated 2010, price 20 Euro
* The Canadian Royal Mint had a 2010 UNC mintset, price 18 Euro
* The Royal UK Mint had a 2010 set with the Bi-metallic 2 Euro commomorate Florence Nightengal for 25 Euro or the Florence Nightengale in folder for 8 Euro.
 
Carlo and Max Aiello with chocolates and WBCC leaflets given to the visitors of the WMF
 
* Sunday 31 January
The following news (or non news) about Bi-metallic we can report today:
* A coin dealer had a mint set with Bi-metallivc from Palestine (NLT)
* The Hungarian Mint had a BU and Proof set 2010 with the Bi-metallic 100 and 200 Forinf, price 20 and 25 Euro. Also the Bi-metallic 200 Forint in creditcard for 5 Euro
* The Germin Mint had the 2 Euro 2010 commemorate Bremen with Mint letters A, D, G, F and J
* The Austrian Mint showed the Bi-metallic 25 Euro 2010 (available May 2010) dedicated to Renewable Enenergy
* The French Mint had also a special WMF mintset 2010, price 35 Euro.
 
Jeff Starck, Staff writer of Coin World and WBCC member came to our booth.
 
Cliff Anderson, Carlo with chocolates and WBCC leaflets given to the visitors of the WMF
 
In the 3 days of the World Money Fair the following WBCC did also visited the WBCC Booth:
* Wolfgang Schuster WBCC member #50, Austria
* Gerhard Schoen, WBCC member #60, Germany
* Mikola Bogdanov, WBCC member #379, Swiss
 
At about 12 o'clock we all say goodby to the WMF and all went home or other places.....
 
2. Bi-metallic 2 Euro from San Marino....by Gerhard Schön, Germany
Here a picture of the San Marino 2 Euro 2010 coin honouring Sandro Botticelli
 
3. Bi-metallics from Palestine....by Jose Luis Ramirez, Spain
 
As reported above, there is also in Ebay an offer for the Pastine Mint set with 2 Bi-metallics (NLT)

4. Bi-metallic Quiz Game #703...........by Jack Hepler, USA

This week continues the quiz series called, "Whose Face".
Whose face appears on the 1996 Bi-metallic 1000 Sucres of Ecuador?

See this coin and others at the WBCC website:  http://wbcc-online.com
Please send your answer to: heplerj@juno.com

Answer to Bi-metallic Quiz Game question #702
Whose face appears on the 2000 Bi-metallic 500 Pesos of Chile?
The correct answer to Bi-metallic Quiz Game question #702 is Cardinal Raúl Silva Henríquez

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 winners for game #701 and gave #702 will be announced with the next WBCC Newsmail.
 
5. The Super Quiz Question 11..... by Jack Hepler, USA
 
Name at least six Bi-metallic issuing countries through which the Tropic of Capricorn passes.

6. New Bi-, Tri-, or Tetra-metallic images...by Rod Sell, WBCC Webmaster
The new Bi-, Tri-, or Tetra-metallic images shown at:
http://wbcc-online.com/new-releases/new-images.html
* Taiwan Post 2008 Stamp Exhibition Medals
* Palestine fantasy 1 & 2 dinars

* Canada 2010 $2 silver proof with gold plated centre
*San Marino 2010 2E
* South Africa 2010 Football World Cup
* Swiss 2010 10 Franc
* British Virgin Islands 2010 5 pound titanium bimetallics
* Canada 2010 specimen $2

"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, 
rodsell@rodsell.com
WBCC Auction/Sales Pages Provider: Rod Sell, rodsell@rodsell.com
WBCC DoCu-Centre: Frans Dubois, Netherlands, dubois.f@wxs.nl
WBCC Public Relations: Cliff Anderson, USA, cliff38@earthlink.net
WBCC Research Centre: Paul Baker, UK, 85@wbcc.fsnet.co.uk
WBCC Developement Centre: Jack Hepler, USA, heplerj@juno.com
WBCC Focal Point ANA Conventions: Ray Lockwood, USA, sunrayofmarion@aol.com
WBCC Focal Point: Martin Peeters, The Netherlands, wbcc@home.nl
WBCC Website: http://wbcc-online.com
 
The WBCC will attend the following future International events:
* Open Day of the Royal Dutch Mint, 2010, Utrecht, The Netherlands
* 10th Northern Coin Event 2010, September, 2010, Assen, The Netherlands, www.muntmanifestatie.nl
* 7th Coin Event Numismatica Herentals, December, 2010, Herentals Belgium, www.numismatica-herentals.be
* 40th World Money Fair, January, 2011, Berlin, Germany

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