Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club
Newsmail # 814

WBCC Newsmail 814,  March 17 , 2012

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.

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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 .The WBCC at the Vienna Numismata 2012…by Wolfgang Schuster, Austria 
This year the Vienna Numismata coin show  ( will take place on 14-15 april. I will make sure that WBCC leaflets will be on available at the table of the Institute of Numismatics and Monetary History of the University of Vienna. I will be also be present at this coin show and I can be contacted via this table.

2. New WBCC members….by Martin Peeters, WBCC Focal Point

We have a new WBCC member. Let me introduce him to you:
Name:Alessandro Adilardi (WBCC member #540), Italy
Age: 36
Profession: eng.
Hobby:  World coins and tokens including many Bi- and/or Tri-metallics
Goal: swap coins. in my swap page there are all bimetallic italian coins for swap
Against: war, thief and bad collector
How did I know about the WBCC: I knew wbcc already many years ago surfing in the web

3. Bi-metallic Trade Token from the USA….by Martin Peeters, the Netherlands

Saw in Ebay a Bi-metallic Trade token you don’ t see often;
Taos New Mexico - Gerson Gusdorf-Weil Co. 25c Bi-metallic Trade Token 
Obverse: GERSON GUSDORF - WEIL CO. / signature in script on aluminum part / TAOS, NEW MEXICO - cut off at bottom.
Reverse: 25 / IN MERCHANDISE
Measures: 24mm. Brass with aluminum center. Looks like someone trimmed it down at some point.

4. Bi-metallic Quiz Game #814…by Jack Hepler, USA

In 1995, Finland issued a Bi-metallic coin to commemorate what event?
See this coin and others at the WBCC website: Please send your answer to: 

Answer to Bi-metallic Quiz Game question #813.
Identify the Bi-metallic coin and year in which Finland honored the Finnish Academy of Science and Letters
The answer to this question is 5 Euro 2008.

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 #812 prize winner was Leandro DelVecchio, WBCC member #336.

5. Super Quiz #27…………by Jack Hepler, USA
There is a 20 Rupee coin that features a tall building in the design image. 
Name the country that issued this circulation Bi-metallic coin and tell how tall the building is.

Answer to Super Quiz Jack Hepler
Which country issued the first Bi-metallic coin in modern times and which country ranks second? (Give name of countries and dates)
A: The first European country was Italy in 1982
B: Two countries issued Bi-metallic circulation coins in 1988, France and Thailand.  Depending on which map projection is used, a line drawn between the capitols of France and Thailand will pass through Rome.
The winner of Super Quiz #26 is Leandro DelVecchio, WBCC member # 336.

6.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,
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, June, 2012, Utrecht, The Netherlands
* 42nd World Money Fair, February 1 till 3, 2013, Berlin, Germany