Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club
Newsmail # 963

WBCC Newsmail 963,  January  24 , 2015

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 at the World Money Fair in Martin Peeters, WBCC Focal Point
The WBCC will attend the World Money Fair in Berlin. The WBCC Booth H77/78 directly at the entrance of the fair

General Floorplan of the World Money Fair

Location WBCC Booth H-77/78
Representives of the WBCC will be Frans Dubois,  Martin Peeters of The Netherlands and Jack Hepler of the USA

(Picture of the WMF 2014)
If you are in Berlin visit the WBCC booth. Please let me know if you will visit us:
Next weeks WBCC Newsmail will be live from the World Money Fair !!
List of Exhibitors
Exhibition Map
Fair Catalog
More Fair information:
World Money Fair – a Heavyweight Among Coin Fairs
World Money Fair in Berlin from January 30 till February 1, 2015

The Most Important Dates And Facts At A Glance
The 44th World Money Fair will open on Friday, January 30th, 2015. A numismatic weekend in a class of its own awaits you up to Sunday, February 1st, 2015 – with highlights that include the first issue of special and commemorative coins, numerous prize draws and attractive special activities.
Enjoy the diversity of unique fair offerings and the interaction with many experts and fellow collectors. It goes without saying that you will receive the Fair Catalog of the World Money Fair 2015 free when you purchase your ticket.
With the current Coin Passport (available at the ticket office for a nominal charge of 10.00 euro) you can also put together an interesting collection of international coins.
In the coming months we will provide you with all current information about the World Money Fair 2015. Visit our website regularly – it will be continually updated.
Opening Hours
January 30th, 2015
 10.00 a.m. to 6 p.m.
January 31st, 2015
 10.00 a.m. to 6 p.m.
February 1st, 2015
 10.00 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Admission Prices
Day ticket
9.00 euro
 incl. sales tax
Reduced day ticket
(Teenagers 16–18 years, Students & Disabled Persons)
6.00 euro
 incl. sales tax
Full event ticket
16.00 euro
 incl. sales tax
Dealer ticket for the pre-exchange
60.00 euro
 incl. sales tax
Guest Ticket
(Children under 16 years, Accompanying Person)
General Information
Estrel Convention Center,
Sonnenallee 225, 12057 Berlin
Tel.: +49 (0)30 6831-0
Guest of honor
Royal Australian Mint
Technical Forum
January 29th, 2015, 1.30 p.m. to approx. 6 p.m.
For registered trade visitors
Media Forum
January 30th, 2015, 10.30 a.m. to approx. 2 p.m.
Open to the public (in English)
10th Berlin-Auktion
Fritz Rudolf Künker Auction House,
Preview: January 28th, 2015, 12 – 6 p.m., Estrel Hall
Auction: January 29th, 2015, as of 10 p.m., Estrel Hall
For further information call
+49 (0)541 96 20 20

The Supporting Program Of The 44th World Money Fair
One day before the official fair opening, i.e. on January 29th, 2015, the Fritz Rudolf Künker Auction House will be holding the 10th Berlin Auction. For full details of the schedule and the current auction catalogs please see in the fourth quarter of 2015.
The Technical Forum trade conference will also be taking place on January 29th, 2015. This is where engineers, suppliers and production partners discuss the latest solutions and techniques for making coins. This event is open to registered participants only.
On the opening day of the fair, i.e. on January 30th, 2015, the leading international mints will present their current coin programs at our  Media Forum, an event that you should definitely make a note of (Please note that presentations will be held in English).
 10th Berlin Auction
Fritz Rudolf Künker Auction House,
Preview: 28/1/2015, 12 -6 p.m., Estrel Hall
Auction: 29/1/2015, as of 10 a.m., Estrel Hall C/D
For further information call:
+49 (0)541 96 20 20
Technical Forum
29/1/2015, 1.30 p.m. to approx. 6 p.m.
For registered trade visitors, Estrel Hall A/B
Media Forum
30/1/2015, 10.30 a.m. to approx. 2 p.m.
Open to the public (in English) Estrel Hall A/B

The History Of The World Money Fair
It All Started With The Silver Crisis In The 1960s
With the historic boom in the price of precious metals in the mid-sixties, coin collecting attracted greater interest worldwide. True to the motto of the English economist Sir Thomas Gresham (1519-1579), “Bad money drives out good money”, coin clubs were founded worldwide and invited their members to collectors’ meetings and recommended hoarding coins whose metal value was above the market value, as a stable form of investment.
A. M. Beck, at the time the editor in chief of the international magazine Münzen-Revue, founded the Organization Europäische Münzenbörsen (OEMB) in Munich together with the organizers of seven European coin exchanges. Set dates and conditions of admission, reciprocal support services, a marketing alliance and joint measures to ward off forgeries or imitations in the fair’s offerings formed the association’s principal goals and rules.
From A Coin Exchange To The World Money Fair
The first international event that took place using the guidelines of the OEMB was in Basel on January 22nd, 1972. This and the events in the following ten years, with the Basel Coin Fair establishing itself as the fair attracting the most visitors, adopted the concept of classic coin exchanges. While the general interest in numismatics and the number of affluent coin collectors grew from year to year, the limitations of a pure coin exchange became evident. What was lacking was the direct contact between the international mints and the strong European collectors’ market. The time was ripe for an integrated fair concept, as a professional presentation and marketing forum, as a platform for international dialog, as a high-class market place and also as a venue where experts from production and supplier firms could talk to each other.
The Royal Canadian Mint Ventured The First Step
To mark the anniversary ’10 years of the coin exchange in Switzerland’, the Royal Canadian Mint took part in an international coin exchange, the first national mint to do so, on January 31st / February 1st, 1981. Apart from presenting their own coin collection, the Canadians provided information about their country and its people, presented the work at the mints and showed fascinated trade visitors how a coin was minted. The success was resounding and further mints and distribution companies soon joined the numbers of exhibitors at the first numismatic world trade fair. Following the USA and Portugal, the German Democratic Republic was the guest of honor at the World Money Fair in 1984; then came China, Mexico and other countries. Today, well over 50 countries take part in the world’s largest coin fair.
The Presentation Of New Coins
The annual press conferences to present coins, new coins and technical innovations has met with great interest every year and today around 500 exhibitors take part. The Media Forum, which is an integral part of the World Money Fair, has developed into the most important marketing platform for coin makers and the supplier trade. And since 2005 the international coins technicians and the Technical Forum have their own part of the congress exclusively reserved for trade visitors.
From Basel To Berlin
From 1972 to 1998, on the way from being transformed from a classic coin exchange, the Basel event was entirely family run. The formation of an incorporated company in 1999, paved the way for further development. The World Money Fair established itself as a neutral numismatic world trade show for collectors, dealers and coin producers.
With its relocation from Basel to Berlin, the coin fair positioned itself in the heart of Europe’s strongest coin market. The Berlin Estrel Convention Center is ideal for the international public to take advantage of the ambitious combination of presentations, symposia, conferences and trade in spacious areas in a highly professional environment. Well over 300 international exhibitors and around 13,000 visitors make use of the Fair’s offerings – unique worldwide – annually to share experience, trade with each other or simply be impressed by the magic of the world of numismatics.

2. WBCC For Sale Rod Sell, WBCC Webmaster
We have some new items in our For Sale Page at
They are items 2 & 15 from Alexei Malykh

3. Bi-metallic 100 Yen 2015 from Pabitra Saha, UK
Japan- 100 Yen 2015 prefecture series- Saitama, Ishikawa & Kagawa- will be issued on 21st January, 2015

4. Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2015, 2016 and 2017 from Martin Peeters, The Netherlands
The Bank of Lithuania announced last Friday that its future plans Numismatic emissions at least Bi-metallic 2 Euro commemorative coin for the years 2015, 2016 and 2017. One of the coins will be dedicated to "Lithuanian Language", another to the "Culture Lithuanian "and the third in recognition of" Vilnius - Cultural and Artistic Capital of the State

5. Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2015 from Jacek Stacel, Poland
In this weeks Mint of Finland has released the first of two commemorative Bi-metallic 2 Euro coins to be issued a minimum in this 2015. This first coin commemorates the "150 years of the birth of Jean Sibelius" famous Finnish composer symphonic music

Issuing volume: 1,000,000 (989,000 and 11,000 Proof UNC)
Issue date: February 18

6. Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2015 from Martin Peeters, The Netherlands

7. Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2015 from Martin Peeters, The Netherlands
Two commemorative Bi-metallic 2 Euro coins announced by Portugal for the year 2015, the first dedicated to commemorate the "150 Years of the Portuguese Red Cross" and the second allusion to the "500 Years of the First Contacts with Timor ". También conoceremos sus volúmenes de emisión. Also know its issuance volumes

8. Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2015 from The Martin Peeters, The Netherlands
The Royal Dutch Mint will issue 2 Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2015 commemorate
* 200th Anniversary of the Corronation of King William 1
* 30th Anniversary European Flag

9. Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2015 from Pabitra Saha, UK
Latvia 2015 Bi-metallic 2 Euro Presidency of the Council of the European Union-to be issued on 5th Feb

10. Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2015 from Pabitra Saha, UK
France Bi-metallic 2 Euro  2015-Europe building peace and security since 1945- to be issued Feb 2, 2015

11. Tri-metallic 200 Zloty Jacek Stacel, Poland
New Polish coin 200 zł  2015  Trimetal -   100 Years of Warsaw University of Technology  Proof
diameter 27 mm  ,  ring Au900 Ag60 Cu40  , center upper part : Au750 Pd130 Ag120  , center bottom part Au900 Cu100  , mintage 2 500  , 15.5g

12. Bi-metallic MTT from Jacek Stacel, Poland
New Bi-metallic MTT token from Jura Mint
Szczecin  -  2014  25 Anv. Szczecin - Pilot     diameter 32 mm  , ring Brass  ,  center K-N , mintage  200

13. Bi-metallic Quiz Game #963….…by Jack Hepler, USA
Yucatan is featured on a Mexican Bi-metallic 100 Pesos coin issue in 2003.  Officially an independent state, some of the fauna located there are the Yucatan wren, white tail deer, hawksbill turtle, flamingo, Muscovy duck, jaguar, rattlesnake and howler monkey.  On which major body of water is the Yucatan?
See this coin and others at the WBCC website: Please send your answer to:

WBCC Quiz Game Prize
A Bi-metallic prize will be awarded each month. The player who has the most correct answers in a month will be the winner.  If there is a tie, a random drawing will be conducted to select a winner.  The January prize is a circulated Bi-metallic 20 Pesos of Mexico or other suitable coin.

Bi-metallic Quiz question #962
A Russian Bi-metallic 10 Roubles coin issue in 2012 honors the town of Belozersk in Vologda Oblast.  Name the lake where this town is located.
Answer: Lake Beloye

14. Super Quiz #36…………by Jack Hepler, USA
There are at least seven countries with Bi-metallic coins incorporating the image of a bridge. 
Name four and the body of water under the bridge.

Answer to Super Quiz #35
There are countries with monarchs as head of the state.  They do not have bimetallic coins as yet.  They are completely surrounded by countries having bimetallic coins.  Name at least 2 of these non-bimetallic countries.
Swaziland and Liechtenstein.  There were other non Bi-metallic countries with kings but were partially surrounded by water.
There were two players in this game.  The winner is Gabor Toth, WBCC member #80

15. 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 DoCu-Centre: Frans Dubois, Netherlands,
WBCC Research Centre: Paul Baker, UK,
WBCC Developement Centre: Jack Hepler, USA,

WBCC Public Relations Centre: Max Aiello, Italy,
WBCC Focal Point ANA Conventions: Ray Lockwood, USA,
WBCC Focal Point: Martin Peeters, The Netherlands,
The WBCC will attend the following future International events:
* 44th World Money Fair, January 30 - February 1 1915, Berlin, Germany
* Open Day, Royal Dutch Mint, June 13, 2015, Utrecht, The Netherlands