Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club
Newsmail #387


WBCC Newsmail 387, Volume 9, January 10, 2004

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. Bi-metallic from Paul Baker, UK
Over about the last 6 months new 10 and 20 Santimat, 1/2, 1 and 2 Dirham coins have been issued in Morocco. Now, at last, a new Bi-metallic 5 Dirham dated 2002 / 1423, (featuring Mohamed VI on the obverse and a slightly revised design to the previous 5 Dirhams type on the reverse) has been released and can/could be seen for sale on eBay at . Perhaps next we can expect a 10 Dirhams new type similar to that of 1995 / 1415.
2. Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2004 from Jose Luis Ramirez, Spain
In the link is an image of a new Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2004commemorate the Olympics.
3. Bi-metallic from wolfgang Schuster, Austria
As per the present director of the khartoum mint, Eng. Usama Ahmed Othman, they are now working on a Bi-metallic coin of 50 dinars and a Bi-metallic coin of 100 dinars. Of the latter a trial strike can be confirmed. For the first time, it will be a bilingual sudanese coin, with english inscription as well
4. World Money Fair Basel Pre-report (1) ... by Martin Peeters, WBCC Focal Point
In 3 weeks time the WBCC will attend, like last year, the World Money Fair 2004 in Basel, held from January 30 to February 1. This is the report about this event. The World Money Fair in Basel is the biggest of its kind in the world. At least 30 Minthouses will be present, and this year Germany is the Guest of Honors with a special booth. The WBCC will attend for 3 days the WMF with 7 persons; Frans Dubois, Eelco Soeteman, Massimiliano Aiello, Hans Bucek, Cliff Anderson and Martin Peeters. The WBCC will have its own booth (number 540) which is sponsored by The Portuguese Mint and Schuler Presses. Besides the Minthouses about 200 international dealers from all over the World wll be present. Several coinpapers, like World Coin News (KM), Muenzen-Revue have their own booth. The WMF organisation has its own hompage and there is much to read. Look at:
Please notice: The weekend I'm at the Basel event, Jack Hepler (WBCC Developement Centre) will compose WBCC Newsmail 390. In next weeks WBCC Newsmail, you can read another report of the World Money Fair 2004. At last I invite all WBCC members in Europe (and outside Europe) to visit the WBCC booth 540 and shake hands and offcourse talk about Bi-metallics !!

5. The WBCC Bi-metallic Quiz Game Jack Hepler, USA
The 1994 Bi-metallic 50 Roubles of Russia features a flamingo in its design.  It has been reported that the diet of the flamingo must contain a certain food in order for the bird to have the pink color so well known. What is that food?
a. Sea Oats.
b. Krill.
c. Shrimp.
d. Sardines.
Please send your answer to me:
Note: The image of this coin may be seen on the WBCC Website at

Answer to Bi-metallic Quiz Game question #386.
A snake is incorporated in the design of Bi-metallic coins of at least three countries.  In two of those countries; Russia and Thailand, the snake is associated with what profession?
a. Law.
b. Education.
c. Biology.
d. Medicine.
Answer to Question #386 is "d"; Medicine.
Summary of Quiz Game Question #385: 10 players.

6. WBCC Quiz Game Jack Hepler, USA
The special prize to be awarded to a member who correctly answers the WBCC Quiz Game this week (#387) will be a Bi-metallic 1 Lev of Bulgaria. 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 1000 Sucres of Ecuador (WBCC Newsmail #385) is Jose Luis Ramirez (WBCC member #118).

7. New Bi- or Tri-metallic Rod Sell, Australia
The new Bi- and Tri-metallic image shown at:
New listed are:
* Greece 2004 2 euro.
* Russia 5 Rouble error
8. WBCC Auction 63 last Rod Sell, WBCC Auction Provider
 Auction 63 is now in it's last day. By the time your receive this WBCC Newsmail 387 there will be less than 1 days to the close.
The 127 lots listed can be seen at:
Please email your bids to me NOW at
This auction will close on the 10th January at 11.30 PM Sydney time, which is early morning in the USA and mid day in europe

"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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