Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club
Newsmail #393


WBCC Newsmail 393, Volume 9, February 21, 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.

New WBCC Martin Peeters, WBCC Focal Point
We have 3 new WBCC members. Let me introduce them to you:

Name: Carletto Folgoni (WBCC member #326), Italy
Age: 59
Profession: Mechanical planner
Hobby: Reading and garden
Goal: To collect all the Bi-metallic coins
Against: Terrorism and violence to the children
Name: Sebastian Mercado (WBCC member #327), Argentina
Age: 23
Profession: Student/Teacher Trainee
Hobby: World coins especially Bi- and/or Tri-metallics and World coins and tokens especially Bi- and/or Tri-metallics
Goal: To meet and establis a good relationship with people from different parts of the world to swap coins
Against: Rudeness
How did I know about the WBCC:
Name:  Poujardieu  Patrick (WBCC member #328), France
Age: 37
Profession: Craftsman
Hobby: World coins especially Bi- and/or Tri-metallics, Bi- and/or Tri-metallic especially Ecu and Euro coins, Encased Coins and  European Coins especially Bi- and/or Tri-metallics
Goal: To be able to acquire trés trés beautiful currencies rare and mainly the Bi-metallic and Tri-metallic and to have contact more précissur parts.
How did I know about the WBCC: I have bought for a few years, of the parts rare abroad causes (nothing in France).
 WBCC T-shirt Martin Peeters, WBCC Focal Point
 The WBCC T-shirt is available now for WBCC member (look at and you can see the WBCC T-shirt wearing by some WBCC members at the WMF in Basel). The unique WBCC shirt costs 20 US$ (16 Euro), postage cost is not included and available in size S, M, L only. So if you interest having one, please E-mail me at:
This offer will end february 22, 2004.
Bi-metallic tokens from USA.. by Michael Ayrapetov, USA
In The Fare Box issue of January 2004 of American Vecturist Association I found 2 Bimetallic tokens of USA (by Joseph Pernicano and Harold Ford):
a. Bi-metallic Papking token South Carolina Clemson-3250. CITY OF CLEMSON (logo) Shop Clemson 1 hour. 20 mm Aluminum ring, 8 mm Brass center. Catalog Value $1.
b. Bi-metallic multitransportation token North Carolina Charlotte 160. McCOLL CENTER FOR VISUAL ART. 2004.  23 mm Brass Ring, 8 mm Steel center. Catalog Value $1.
This Bi-metallic token now available at:
PARK IT!  229 South Brevard Street, Suite 102  Charlotte, NC 28202.
The cost of token is $1. For shipping cost call : 704-375-3177. URL of PARK IT! site is:
Bi-metallic pieces from the World Money Cliff Anderson, USA
Check out this week's new images  for the following three Bi-metallics found at the WMF in Basel.
a. The first piece is the official 1989 French medal commemorating the French Revolution.  I think it's interesting that two features of this piece are reminescent of early U. S. coinage.
Note how the "flowing hair" on this piece seems to replicate that same feature shown on U.S. dollars, half dollars,  cents and half cents dated 1793-97.  And the Phyrgian cap and pole are also seen in the cents and half cents and half dimes of that era.  I know that the original U. S. coinage adopted the French Phrygian cap, but I think that this French bimetallic 1989 piece copied the flowing hair from U. S. coinage, since I cannot see the flowing hair in any of the revolutionary French coinage.  This commemorative piece appears in Martin's TWOB section on "Ringed Bi-metallic Tokens, Bi-Metallic Medals", and is number 36 under France.
b. The second piece is another commemorative medal, this one from Hungary.  The interior golden core is marked "Szt. Istvan, 969-1038", and the reverse bears a hologram double image of "1999" and "2000".  This piece does not appear to be included in Martin's TWOB.
c. And the third piece is brand new, and was created as a fantasy addition to the newly issued Swiss "essai-pattern-probe" pieces (see the third from the bottom pictures in  This trimetal (note the three different colors of the metal rings) depicts the legendary representatives of the three Swiss tribes banding together.  It is a "5 euorp" which matches the designs of the 1 and 2 Swiss euro fantasies (William Tell and the Matterhorn).  Also note the outline of Switzerland on the reverse.  Even though this is a brand new piece, it is listed in Martin's TWOB in the "Ringed Bi- and Tri-metallic Ecus and Bi- and Tri-metallic Euros" section, number 3 under Switzerland
Bi-metallic 50 Euro from Hasse Wiersma, Netherlands
Spain will issue a 5 coin set this year with the theme “Dali Centennial Year”. There are three coins of 10 euro which are 100% silver.There is one of 400 euro which is gold and the one of 50 euro which is an interesting coin. The main part is 50 euro and there is a little gold medal in it which can be removed! Very unique.
Bi-metallics in Oded Paz, USA
Here are some interesting Bi-metallic items in Ebay:
* 4 Payola Bi-Met 1st Transnational Rep Fantasy
* Seborga - Piazza San Martino, Fantasy Coin
* Rrare Pair of Sassello (Liguria) Euro's !!!
The WBCC Bi-metallic Quiz Game Jack Hepler, USA
The 1998 Commemorative Bi-metallic 200 Escudos of Portugal celebrates the International Year of the Oceans Expo.  One interesting feature of the coin is the use of fish in the decorations.  Where many coins use olive leaves in the wreath design, this coin uses fish. There are 37 fish on one side and 44 on the other, but arranged to look just like leaves on a wreath.  What is the other sea creature incorporated into the design?
a. Coral.
b. Octopus.
c. Clam.
d. Shrimp.
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 #392.
Diomedes, King of Thrace, was a son of Ares and Cyrene. He lived
on the shores of the Black Sea. The eighth labour of Heracles was
to steal from Diomedes four animals kept tethered in a bronze manger.
These animals were wild, man-eating and uncontrollable. When Heracles
arrived, he threw Diomedes into the bronze manger, where he was eaten.
This made the animals calmer, and Heracles easily captured them. What
kind of beasts are these that are featured on a 1996 Bi-metallic coin
of Gibraltar?
a. Eagles.
b. Dogs.
c. Lions.
d. Horses.
Answer to Question #392 is "d"; Horses.
Summary of Quiz Game Question #391: 9 players.

WBCC Quiz Game Jack Hepler, USA
The special prize to be awarded to a member who correctly answers the WBCC Quiz Game this week (#393) will be a Bi-metallic $5 Zimbabwe, 2001. 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 Prize, a Russian 10 Roubles, Murom, (WBCC Newsmail #391) is Keith Beaumont, (WBCC member #190).
WBCC Quiz Prize Jack Hepler, USA
Anyone wishing to support the WBCC by donating a Bi-metallic prize may do so by contacting Jack Hepler.
--Remark WBCC Focal Point: The WBCC Quiz prizes can only continue in the future if Bi-metallics are donated. So please help Jack with donations of Bi-metallics

New Bi- or Tri-metallic Rod Sell, Australia
The new Bi- and Tri-metallic image shown at:
New listed are:
* San Marino 2004 1 & 2 euro without year.
* Spain 2004 50 euro "Salvador Dali
* Swiss "essai-pattern-probe" 2003 5 euro
* Hungarian "Szt. Istvan, 969-1038" medal
* 1989 French medal commemorating the French Revolution

WBCC Auction 65 accepting Rod Sell, WBCC Auction Provider
Auction 65 opens on the 6th March. You have just 2 weeks to list your lots. The lots listed can be seen at:
Please email your lots to me at
This auction will close at 11.30 pm on Saturday 13th March, Sydney time
"See you" in 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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