Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club
Newsmail #330


WBCC Newsmail 330, Volume 7, December 7, 2002 --------------------------------------------------------------------
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

Dear WBCC Members and Non WBCC Members,

I really hope you enjoy reading this weeks WBCC Newsmail !!

1. New WBCC Members ... by Martin Peeters, WBCC Focal Point

We have 2 new WBCC members. Let me introduce them to you.

Name: Luis Alberto Manzano Eddy (WBCC member #282), Mexico
E-mail: No Longer Provided Online
Age: 35
Profession: Public Accountant
Hobby: World coins especially Bi- and/or Tri-metallics
Goal: To invest my free time in a total passion for the numismatist
How did I know about the WBCC: Navigating for internet

Name: Fred De Schrevel (WBCC member #283), the Netherlands
E-mail: No Longer Provided Online
Age: 51 (Already 21 years coinminded)
Profession: Environmental & Quality Engineer
Hobby: World coin collector by type, with two interests: Bi-metallic's and rare silver coins
Goal: self designed (Bi-metallic) token for the company I work for in 2000
Against: internet cheaters!
How did I know about the WBCC: Since my first contact with Frans Dubois

2. We have lost a WBCC Member ... by Martin Peeters, WBCC Focal Point

I'm sorry to report that we have lost a WBCC member John Fox, WBCC member #180, age 83. He past away in July this year. I have met John at the ANA in Chicago 2000, and I enjoyed the meeting.

3. Bi-metallic Euros 2003 Ireland ... by Massimiliano Aiello, Italy

If you take a look in the WBCC New Images site you can find soon a scan of the 2002 Ireland Euro set with the 2003 1 and 2 Euro. The set was issued on 25th of November 2002, only 30,000 sets, and after 2 days it was sold out.

4. Bi-metallic from Germany ... by Martin Blau, Germany

I have found in an auction catalog (Leipziger Münzhandlung und Auktion Nr. 31 / 13. and 14.12.2002) 2 new Bi-metallic coins. The 1st is a 10 Pfennig coin (1995 mintmark A) from Germany struck on a blanc bimetallic (weight 5,20 g, diameter 21,5 mm, thickness 2 mm). It´s a extreme rare minting - till now unknown! The least bid is 1200 Euro (page 64, item 929).

The 2nd is a 10 Mark coin from the GDR. This coin is a production test (weight 13,59 g) from 1974! (original halve by establish fastening from centre at ring) The original minting "700 Jahre Münzprägung Berlin - Goldgulden" is a CuNi-coin from 1981. The least bid for the production test is 650 Euro (page 68, item 976).

5. Bi-metallics with Erotic Subjects ... by Frans Woons, Canada

I stumbled upon six different Bi-metallic 6 Eros (not Euros) "coins". The word coins in quotation marks as these are not real coins. These pieces seem to make fun of the bi-metallic 1 and 2 Euro pieces and are based on "spintrias" (small Roman copper pieces depicting sex scenes; a "spintria" is also a male prostitute). On the Eros pieces the map of Europe has been modified so that Norway, Sweden, and Finland resemble an erect penis with a scrotum. I think the "face value" of 6 Eros was chosen because the German word for 6 ("sechs") resembles the English word "sex" and the Dutch word "seks" (sex) in pronunciation. The "denomination" Eros was chosen because Eros is the "God of Love" in Greek mythology. While the obverse is the same for all six "coins", there are six different reverses all showing sex scenes. These "coins" are available in Switzerland, German, Japan, and on eBay. The price of these "coins" is 6 Euros each or 36 Euros for a complete set in a holder. The "coins" are struck by the Gravure GmbH Mint in Horw (near Luzern) in Switzerland. For more information see:

--Remark WBCC Focal Point: To keep the WBCC Website childfriendly the pictures of these Bi-metallics are not shown in our Website.

6. Bi-metallic 1 and 2 Euro in Dutch Set ... by Fred De Schrevel, Netherlands

The Dutch Royal mint has made a special euro giftset 2002 for the Dutch VVV (Tourist Information). In the set you find the Dutch euro coins 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, 50 cent and 1 + 2 euro 2002. The mintage is limited: only 2.500 sets. Including this set you find a gift check for the amount of EURO 5,00. Set and check have the same registraton number! The release date was November 29th, one day later, almost all sets were sold out!!!

7. Bi-metallics in Martin Peeters, Netherlands

The following you will not see often Bi-metallics one can bid in Ebay:
* Finland 5 Euro Bimetal Lion Test Strike BU
* JENNY LIND MEDAL Bimetallic planchet 34mm

8. The WBCC Bi-metallic Quiz Game Jack Hepler, USA

Eugenio Espejo came from a humble background. He was born in 1747. His father was a valet of a Spanish Priest, Jose del Rosario. Eugenio took great joy when he learned to read and write. He further self-educated to obtain titles of Doctor of Medicine, Lawyer, Journalist and Writer. His rise in status irritated many Government authorities who jailed him several times but this didn’t stop him from helping others. He founded a school and now a hospital has been named for him. He died in jail in 1795. He has been honored on two Bi-metallic coin designs by what country?
a. Argentina.
b. Brazil.
c. Chile.
d. Ecuador.
Please send your answer to me: Jack Hepler. Note: See this coin and many others by visiting the WBCC website.
Answer to Bi-metallic Quiz Game question #329
Over 1000 years ago followers of John of Rila (the patron saint of Bulgaria) founded Rila Monastery, the largest monastery in Bulgaria, located near Sofia. Who is the man honored on the first circulating Bi-metallic coin of Bulgaria?
a. St. John.
b. St. Stephen.
c. St. Ivan Rilski.
d. St. Peter.
Answer to Question #328 is "c". St. Ivan Rilski.
Summary of answers to Quiz Game Question #328: 100% correct, five players

9. New Bi- or Tri-metallic Images ... by Rod Sell, Australia

The new Bi and Tri-metallic images shown at: New Images. Newly listed are:
* French West African 6.00 CFA bi-metallics from Burkina Faso & Togo
* Ireland 2003 Pack
* Slovakia 2002 Pack Medal
* Falkland Island 2 Pound 2000 gold & silver
* Haiti 500 Gourdes 2000
* Bermuda 2 Dollar 2000
* Bermuda 2 Dollar 2000

10. WBCC Auction 50 is Open Now ... by Rod Sell, WBCC Auction Provider

Auction 50 is now opened. To check on the 91 lots listed go to: Auction 50. I am sure there is an item here to tempt each member. Please email me: Rod Sell.

11. Bi-metallics from San Marino ... by Beverly (Non WBCC member), San Marino

Would you be interested in coins from San Marino? I just finished reading your Bi-metallic collectors club report, and it was written that people wanted to buy San Marino's coins but they weren't selling them. I have some so if you're interested send me an e-mail. Price is 100 Euro.

"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-metallics and exchange knowledge about Bi-metallics
WBCC Organisation:
WBCC Websmaster, JD White, USA.
WBCC Auction Provider, Rod Sell, Australia.
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 ANA Focal Point: Ray Lockwood, USA.
WBCC Focal Point: Martin Peeters, Netherlands
WBCC Website
Bi-metallic Forum Page
The WBCC is officially sponsored for the Basel World Money Fair by:
* Imprensa Nacional - Casa da Moeda, S.A (The Portuguese Mint) and Schuler Presses, Germany.

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