WBCC Newsmail 406, Volume
9, May 22, 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. New WBCC member.....by Martin Peeters, WBCC Focal Point
We have a new member. Let me introduce him to you:
Name: Néstor Omar Helms (WBCC member #340), Argentina
Profession: Sofware developer
Hobby: Circulating Bi- and/or Tri-metallic coins of the world
Goal: Collect all the circulating bimetallic and trimetalic coins, initialy
How did I know about the WBCC: In a Internet forum and in the local numismatic
2. Bi-metallics from Canada.......by Frans Woons, Canada
This week I learned that the Royal Canadian Mint has struck a set of 6 Bi-metallic
coins commemorate the 25th Anniversary Gold Maple Leaf Coin. The coins have
a silver ring (fineness .9999) and a golden centre (fineness .9999). The
coins are dated 2004 and have the following face values (weights):
* $ 0.50 (1/25 ounce)
* $ 1 (1/20 ounce)
* $ 5 (1/10 ounce)
* $ 10 (1/4 ounce)
* $ 20 (1/2 ounce)
* $ 50 (1 ounce)
1500 sets are to be produced. Price of issue is "only": $ 2495.95. See: http://www.mint.ca/en/catalogue/products/620204?sblid=02
3. Bi-metallic 10 Franken 2005 from Switzerland.......by Hans Bucek,
I just received the information from the Swiss mint, that there will be a
new 10 Franken bimetallic issue in 1995 at the occasion of the Basel World
Money Fair. Coin will continue with the series of famous mountains. This
time the Jungfrau Mountain Region where the world highest meteorological
station is located. This place is open to visitors and mostly you find Japanese
tourist there. Technical data same as for the 10 Franken Matterhorn Mintage
figures are not published yet.
4. Tri-metallic 50 Dollar from Australia...by Jose Luis Ramirez,
If you go to the Royal Australian Mint, yo can see the new Tri-metallic 50
Australlian dollars dated 2004, commemorate From Sydney to Athens.
5. Bi-metallic 1 and 2 euro of the Netherlands 2004 not for circulation....by
Frans Dubois, Netherlands
According to a message from Royal Dutch Mint there will be no Bi-metallic
1 and 2 euro 2004 for circulation. A limited number of these coins will be
issued at the "Day of the Mint", June 12th 2004, only in rolls. Ofcourse
these coins are also available in the different sets 2004.
6. Bi-metallic 2 euro Greece 2004 for the Olympics (1).....by
Frans Dubois, Netherlands
Finaly, after a lot of delay, the special Bi-metallic 2 euro of Greece for
the 2004 Olympics is issued. Mintage is 5 milion pieces.
7. Bi-metallic 2 euro Greece 2004 for the Olympics (2)...by Georgios
On May 14, 2004 the Bank of Greece issued Bi-metallic coin "ATHENS 2004".
Diameter of coin is 27,75 mm, Weight is 8,5 g (nickel ring and nickel center).
A’ side discobolus (discus thrower). B’ side is the same with all Euro land
2 euro coins. I can offer in the members of club (WBCC) this coin with 5
Euro including the shipping cost.Ge orge Maroussakis (WBCC member #325).
E-mail me at: email@example.com
8. Bi-metalic 10 Dirham Morocco 2002 (1)......by Frans Dubois, Netherlands
After a new Bi-metalic 5 dirham, Morocco also issued a new Bi-metallic 10
Dirham 2002 with the new king's head.
9. Bi-metallic from Morocco 2002 (2).... by Wouter Beerekamp, The
Visiting the Morrocan capitil Rabat, I noticed that the Bi-metallic 5 dirham
2002 is already in circulation. The national bank Al-Magrib is replacing
the old circulation set facing King Hassan II by a new set with the new king
Mohammed VI. All these circulation coins are dated 2002. At the Bank
there was also the announcement about the new Bi-metallic 10 dirham coming
out soon. For other updates see the website of Bank Al-Maghrib, www.bkam.ma
10. The WBCC Bi-metallic Quiz Game #406...by Jack Hepler, USA
The fourth coin in the Bi-metallic Gibraltar Trials of Hercules series incorporates
the Erymanthian boar in the design. Every day the boar would attack men and
animals all over the countryside, gouging them with its tusks, and destroying
everything in its path. Where did the boar live?
Please send your answer to me: firstname.lastname@example.org
Note: The image of this coin may be seen on the WBCC Website at http://wbcc-online.com
Answer to Bi-metallic Quiz Game question #405.
The animal species Equus Caballus, is domesticated and has been used for
work and transportation for over 5000 years. Which country has incorporated
the image of the Equus Caballus in the design of a Bi-metallic coin?
b. Dominican Republic.
Answer to Question #405 is "d"; Algeria.
Summary of Quiz Game Question #404: 10 players.
11. WBCC Quiz Game Prize...by Jack Hepler, USA
A Bi-metallic Argentine One Peso, 1995B (Royal Mint) Provingias (error) will
be awarded to a member who correctly answers the WBCC Quiz Game this week
(#406). 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
(WBCC Newsmail #404) is Dave Lloyd, (WBCC member #320, USA).
12. WBCC Auction 67 accepting lots......by Rod Sell, WBCC Auction
Auction 67 will open on the 3rd July. I am accepting lots now.
The lots listed so far can be seen at: http://wbcc-online.com/auction/auction67.html
Please email your lot to me at Rod.Sell@elderwyn.com
The auction closes at 11.30 pm on the 10th July Sydney time , which is early
morning in the USA and late morning in Europe
13. New Bi- or Tri-metallic images....by Rod Sell, Australia
The new Bi- and Tri-metallic images shown at: http://wbcc-online.com/new-releases/new-images.html
New listed ara:
* Finland encased 50 pennia
* Morocco 2002 5 dirham
* Turkey fantasy euro patterns
* Colombia error 500 pesos
* Canada 1996 $2 error
* Canada 1996 $2 rotated die
* Canada 2004 gold centred $2
* Homestake 2001 gold centred medal
14. Bi-metallic offer...by Fred de Schrevel, Netherlands
Since May, 13th 2004 the Dutch worldcoinsite www.hollandcoinhouse.com has
been updated again. You will find a special button for all available Bi-
and Triimetallic coins, medals and tokens. This button has been made at the
special request of many WBCC members. In the Bi/Tri-metallic part you will
find over 300 different issues. Many rare issues - like coins from Burkina
Faso, France (Monterquieu), Ivory Coast and Niger - are catalogized. Also
two coins with a dark ring memorizing the death of the Queen Mother (Gibraltar
and Isle of Man). Webmaster Fred De Schrevel (Member #283) invites you to
visit this Bi/Tri metallic part of his site www.hollandcoinhouse.com.
"See you" in next week,
Martin Peeters, Focal Point of the Worldwide Bi-metallic Collectors
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 Webmaster & Auction Provider, Rod Sell, Australia.
WBCC DoCu-Centre: Frans
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
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.