Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club
Newsmail #355


WBCC Newsmail 355, Volume 8, May 31, 2003 --------------------------------------------------------------------
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,

Welcome into the World Of Bi-metallics. I really hope you enjoy reading this weeks WBCC Newsmail.

1.New WBCC Martin Peeters, WBCC Focal Point

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

Name: Yuri Kazakov (WBCC member #302), Ukraine
E-mail: (No Longer available online)
Age: 46
Profession: telecommunications, chief engineer
Hobby: Euro coins since 99 Bi-metallic Rare coins Bi-metallic from arabic countries, Bi- and trimetallic coins from Oceania
Goal: all eu-B and -Tri-metalic, animales and nature from over the world How did I know about the WBCC: via internet searching engines

Name: Jesús Gutiérrez Paniagua (WBCC member #303), Mexico
E-mail: (No Longer available online)
Age: 28
Profession: Lic. en Informática
Hobby: World coins especially Bi- and/or Tri-metallics
Goal: To have a representative sample of each country
Against: Injustice and War
How did I know about the WBCC: Collector of coins and finders of the Web

2. My new E-mail Nicholas Cheung, USA

Please read my new E-mail address:Nicholas Cheung (WBCC member #62) (No Longer available online)

3. Bi-metallic from Hans Bucek, Switzerland

According to a recent information from the Swiss Mint, the mint will discontinue to issue the Bi-metallic 5 Francs coins because the coin does not fit into the issuing concept, having two different looking types of coins for the same value. The standard 5 Francs coppernickel type coins will continue.

There will be a new 10 Francs coin of Bi-metallic design instead. Same diameter and weight as the Bi-metallic 5 Francs coins, except the metals are reverse. The center is white (Coppernickel) and the outer ring yellow, made from aluminum-bronze. (Not from nordic gold as for the 5 Francs center). The rim is reeded with smooth sections.
It is not known how the coin will look like but the idea was to start a new 5 Francs series of “Swiss Dream Mountains”, now the design will be used for the new 10 Francs. Of course, the first issue will be for most famous mountain in Switzerland – maybe of all Europe - the Mount Matterhorn. Coin will be available in January 2004 – very likely at the Swiss Money Fair in Basel.
I hope the design of the new 10 Francs is worth to collect the coin because the Swiss commemorative coins are rather poor in design – not to say ugly.

4. Bi-metallic Euros 2003 from San Marino (1) Hans Bucek, Switzerland

The new 2003 1 and 2 Euro Bi-metallic coins from San Marino are now sent to the subscribers, together with the other 6 Euro coins plus the 5 Euro silver issue. I have got my set today

5. Bi-metallic Euros 2003 from San Marino (2) Martin Peeters

I received my 2003 Euro set, with the Bi-metallic 1 and 2 Euro, from San Marino this week. The quality of my set is very bad. The sealing of the front site of the set is done very bad. Do you have the same experience?

6. Bi-metallic from Rui Marques, Portugal

I received today from a friend of mine, worker in a portuguese privet bank, were is the Numismatic Plan for 2003 and 2004 of the Portuguese Mint (INCM). I saw there this (probable) new coin:
Commemorative coin "1650th Birthday Of Santo Agostinho"
Limit of Emission
500.000 coins in Silver 500/1000
15.000 coins in Silver Proof 925/1000
10.000 Bi-metallic Lamellar coins Proof Ag 925/1000, Au 16,6/1000
Technical characteristics
Facial value: 5 Euro
Diameter: 30 mm
Weight: 14 g in Silver
17,1 g Lamellar (Silver 14g, gold 3,1g)
Board: serrated
Coin in Prata Proof: Wood case with warranty certificate numbered Wood case with warranty certificate numbered Lamellar Proof coin: Wood case with warranty certificate numbered
Price of Sale (still not defined)
Author (still not defined)
Foreseen date of the Issue: September 2004
NOTE: It is still awaited the publication of the Legal Diploma that it authorizes the emission.
I dont' now for shore if i translate correctly the word "lamelar" to "Lamellar", but i understand that is a coin with the two metals one of each side of the coin (divided in the middle).
Because the Portuguese Mint is one of the supporters of the Club, maybe you can get more informations about this (probably) new Bi-metallic coin.

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

The first question in the Flora and Fauna (Plants and Animals) on Bi-metallics series is about the 100 Cedis of Ghana. This coin shows four fruit or seed pods. What is this plant?
a. Papaya.
b. Cacao.
c. Coconut.
d. Date.
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 #354. Henry the Strong was the founder of the house of "The Babenberger" and the first ruler of the country which is now Austria. He was the son of Luitpold, Duke of Bavaria and he separated the provice of Ostmark (East-March) which his son then named Ostarrichi . The name Ostarrichi, was first documented in 996. Ostarrichi, because of the 2nd german phonetic shift in the 14 century, became Osterreich. When Hitler occupied Osterreich, he renamed it Ostmark. Henry was honored on a Bimetallic coin of Austria in 1996. By which name is he featured on this coin?
a. Heinrich Bucek.
b. Luitpold von Bayern.
c. Henry Babenberger.
d. Heinrich I.
Answer to Question #354. Heirich I, answer "d".
Summary of answers to Quiz Game Question #353: 94.11% correct, 17 players.

8. WBCC Quiz Game Jack Hepler, USA

The special prize to be awarded to a member who correctly answers the WBCC Quiz Game this week (#355) will be a 100 Pesos from Chile. If more than one member gets the question right, a random drawing will be conducted to select a winner. The winner of the Bi-metallic WBCC commemorative Token (WBCC Newsmail #353) is Michael Ayrapetov (WBCC member #8).

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

The new Bi and Tri-metallic image shown at: New Images section.
New listed are:
* GB Spitalfields Market 1 Shilling token from D & A.C. Edwards
* GB Model pennies with noses pointing to T and R
* Singapore 2003 $5 with 2003/MAS hologram

10. WBCC Auction 56 listing Rod Sell, WBCC Auction Provider

You have just 6 days to list lots for Auction 56.
The many interesting lots listed so far can be seen at. Auction 55. Please email your lots to me now: Rod Sell.

"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 Webmaster & 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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