Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club
Newsmail #397


WBCC Newsmail 397, Volume 9, March 20, 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 Michael Ayrapetov, USA
Bank of Slovenia issued new Bi-metallic 500 tolars commemorative coin to mark the 250th Anniversary of the birth of Jurij Vega.The coin have a Nickel-Brass Ring and Copper Nickel center. Diameter of coin is 28 mm, Weight is 9 g. Mintage is 200,000. The URL of Site of Slovenian Bank is:

2. Bi-metallic from Uruquay Andres Ono, Uruguay
There was a plan here in Uruguay to issue a new 10 Peso Bi-metallic coin. I heard from dealers that the date of issue is uncertain, and even the issue of the coin is now uncertain, due to the fact that the minting company that had the contract on the coins went broke. Did anybody heard about a minting company going broke lately? Or is it just a mis-heard rumour? If you know more, please Email me at:

3. The WBCC Bi-metallic Quiz Game Jack Hepler, USA
In 1995, an eagle with two stars on its breast appeared on a Bi-metallic coin. Which country issued this coin?
a. Poland.
b. Russia.
c. Austria.
d. Syria.
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 #396.
The trials or labors of Hercules are commemorated on Bi-metallic coins of Gibraltar. The first trial was to bring to King rystheus the skin of an invulnerable animal which terrorized the hills around Nemea. What kind of animal was this?
a. Lion.
b. Bull.
c. Horse.
d. Deer.
Answer to Question #396 is "a"; Lion.
Summary of Quiz Game Question #395: 9 players.

4. WBCC Quiz Game Jack Hepler, USA
The special prize to be awarded to a member who correctly answers the WBCC Quiz Game this week (#397) will be 10 Roubles 2002 Russia, Derbent. This coin was donated by Alexei Malykh.  If more than one member gets the correct answer, a random drawing will be conducted to select a winner. The winner of the Bi-metallic Prize, a 10 Roubles 2002 Russia (WBCC Newsmail #395) is Claudio Revello, (WBCC member #207).

5. New Bi- or Tri-metallic Rod Sell, Australia
The new Bi- and Tri-metallic images shown at:
New listed is:
* Slovenia 500 Tolars 2004
6. WBCC Auction 66 will be Rod Sell, WBCC Auction Provider
The next Auction 66, won't be run until the first week in May. I am working over the next 2 weeks and won't have the time to prepare the auction. I am again busy in June, so Auction 67 won't be until July. Lets see how the auctions go 2 months apart.
So Auction 66 will start on the 1st May 2004. and I am accepting lots for this auction. Send your lots to:

"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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