Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club
Newsmail # 815

WBCC Newsmail 815,  March 24 , 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. WBCC Public Relations Cliff Anderson died….by Martin Peeters, WBCC Focal Point

The following message I received this week from Nancy Anderson, Cliff’ s wife:
To Cliff’s dear WBCC friends,  I want to let you know the sad but not unexpected news that Cliff died two days ago, March 15, peacefully and at home.  I am attaching a copy of the obituary.   All of you meant so much to Cliff, sharing his passion for coins and especially bi-metallics.  Our son will be the custodian of Cliff’s coins, and at a later time he may be contacting you about dispersal of the coins. Sadly, Nancy


--Remark WBCC Focal Point:
I was very privileged to meet Cliff several times in the ASA and in Europe. I remember Cliff as a very aimable man and he knew much about Bi-metallic coins. Cliff’ s death is a lost for the WBCC. A copy of the obituary is available at:

--Remark Frans Dubois, WBCC DoCu-centre
Although we could expect this sad news, it was a shock for us to hear that Cliff died. As I told you, Cliff was more than just a coin-friend. Member of the WBCC from the beginning and a collector with passion for the coins but more for his friends.
He was a special friend, always there when he could help you or advise. We will remember him and safe the good memories we have about him

--Remark Rod Sell, WBCC Webmaster

I am very sorry to hear of Cliff's passing.
He will be missed. In the past when ever I had a question on tranport or transit tokens I would ask Cliff as he always could find the answer.  In the future I will always think of him when I get these questions.

--Remark Michael Ayrapetov, USA

I know Cliff about 12 years. He was a wonderful person and great collector. Two times he was in our appartment. Last time he gave my mother flowers and she was very happy. He was a great gentleman. He gave me very good adwices not only abou collecting, but about life too. Memory about Cliff I will keep in my heart all my life.

--Remark Fernando Razo, Alamo Coin Club President
Cliff was a fantastic friend, he willl be missed but left his influence with us.

2. New WBCC member….by Martin Peeters, WBCC Focal Point
We have a new WBCC member. Let me introduce him to you:
Name:  Shamik Biswas (WBCC member #541), India
Age 37
Profession  GM in telecom company
Hobby:  Numismatics- World coins especially Bi- and Tri-metallics
Goal: To collect complete sets of all coins issued including bi metallics
Against: Fantasy coins
How did I know about the WBCC: Internet

3. Bi-metallic errors from Portugal….by Frans Dubois, The Netherlands
Two error coins from Portugal you don't see very often....These are two error strikes of the Portuguese Bi-metallic 100 Escudos. The first is a double strike of the 1998 Bi-metallic 100 Escudos. The second is wrong strike of  a Bi-metallic 100 escudos from 1990 

4. Bi-metallic Inlay in Ebay from France….by Martin Peeters, The Netherlands
Saw in Ebay a Bi-metallic Inlay piece from France you don’ t see often;
1996 France 3 Euros Pattern Bimetallic VALENCE en JAZZ

5. Bi-metallic 10 Roubles from Russia…… Martin Peeters, The Netherlands
Saw in Ebay Bi-metallic 10 Roubles piece from France in a book you don’ t see often;
Complete set bi-metallic 15 coins "Red Book" in album

6. Bi-metallic Quiz Game #815…by Jack Hepler, USA
Finland issued a Bi-metallic coin to commemorate its independence.  In which year was independence gained from Russia and what value is shown on the coin? See this coin and others at the WBCC website: Please send your answer to:

Answer to Bi-metallic Quiz Game question #814

In 1995, Finland issued a Bi-metallic coin to commemorate what event?
The answer to this question is entry of Finland into the European Economic Union.

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 #813 prize winner was Bertie van Haag, WBCC member #261.

7. Super Quiz #28…………by Jack Hepler, USA
Argentina issued a series of 5 Bi-metallic coins, commemorating 200 years of independence.  All of these coins illustrate selected sites in Argentina  Put these five locations in geographic order from north to south.

Answer to Super Quiz #27

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.

The coin is the issued for circulation Bi-metallic 20 Rupees of Mauritius. 
The tall building is the Bank of Mauritius and stands 98 m (321 ft) when measured to the roof, and 124 m (407 ft) to the pinnacle. 
The coin commemorates 40 years of the bank.

The winner of Super Quiz #27 is James Ballard, WBCC member # 523.

8.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 Research Centre: Paul Baker, UK,
WBCC Developement Centre: Jack Hepler, USA,
WBCC Focal Point ANA Conventions: Ray Lockwood, USA,
WBCC Focal Point of the Numismata Vienna, 14/15 April 2012, Wolfgang Schuster, Austria,
WBCC Focal Point: Martin Peeters, The Netherlands,
WBCC Website:
The WBCC will attend the following future International events:
* Numismata Vienna, 14 and 15 april 2012, Vienna, Austria
* Open day of the Royal Dutch Mint, June, 2012, Utrecht, The Netherlands
* 42nd World Money Fair, February 1 till 3, 2013, Berlin, Germany