Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club
Newsmail # 731

WBCC Newsmail 731 Volume 16, August 14, 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. WBCC Newsmails and E-mail Martin Peeters, WBCC Focal Point.

WBCC Newsmail 731, 732 and 733, August 14, 21 and 28 will be composed and sent out by Jack Hepler, USA.

ED.  Martin just sent a message indicating that he was having some difficulties getting his new mobile home and server to be compatible.  He has asked me to prepare Newsmail 733 in addition to the ones previously announced.

Please notice Martin's new E-mail address starting August 1:

Note: Due to technical difficulties and my own lack of skills, pictures of coins normally shown with the newsmail may be viewed for the next three weeks by going to the WBCC Website:

2. San Marino Commemorative Jack Hepler

(By permission)

On the obverse side, the Bi-metallic 2 Euro coin depicts Voluptas, a detail of one of three dancing Graces, liberally inspired by the painting, La Primavera by Sandro Botticelli, which hangs in the Uffizi Gallery in Florence.

The coin is completed by the caption "SAN MARINO", the year 2010, the symbol, "m" of the artist, Roberto Mauri, and the symbol "R" of the Italian Mint which was responsible for the coinage.  On the reverse of the coin is the common side used for all the European countries.

Issue date: 7 September 2010

Edge:  finely milled with incision (alternate of stars and pairs of the number 2 both upright and upside down)

Maximum mintage: 130,000 sets

ED  The image of this coin may also be viewed at the WBCC Website;

3. Bi-metallic Quiz Game Jack Hepler, USA

This week continues the quiz series called, "Whose Face".

Whose face appears on the 2010 Bi-metallic 10 Dollars of Namibia?

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

Answer to Bi-metallic Quiz Game question #730

Whose face appears on the 2007 Bi-metallic 200 Pesos of Easter Island?  A hammerhead shark appears on the reverse of this coin.

The correct answer to Bi-metallic Quiz Game question #730 is Makemake.

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 #729 prize winner was Barry Murray, WBCC member #411.  There were eight players.

4. WBCC Super Quiz Jack Hepler, USA

Historical events and anniversaries are often displayed on coins. A very important historical event for one country was honored by another country on a Bi-metallic coin.  This event took place over 200 years ago near geographical coordinates 6 degrees, 30 minutes West, 36 degrees, 30 minutes North.  Name the coin, country that issued the coin and event.  (Please read the question and answer completely)

The July Super Quiz winner was John Veltmeyer, WBCC member #87.

5. New Bi-, Tri-, or Tetra-metallic Rod Sell, WBCC Webmaster

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

"See you" next week, Jack Hepler, for:

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 Auction/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, The Netherlands,
WBCC Website:
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,
* 7th Coin Event Numismatica Herentals, December, 2010, Herentals Belgium,
* 40th World Money Fair, January, 2011, Berlin, Germany