Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club
Newsmail #406


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 Martin Peeters, WBCC Focal Point
We have a new member. Let me introduce him to you:
Name: Néstor Omar Helms (WBCC member #340), Argentina
Age: 27
Profession: Sofware developer
Hobby: Circulating Bi- and/or Tri-metallic coins of the world
Goal: Collect all the circulating bimetallic and trimetalic coins, initialy by kind
How did I know about the WBCC: In a Internet forum and in the local numismatic center

2. Bi-metallics from 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:

3. Bi-metallic 10 Franken 2005 from Hans Bucek, Switzerland
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 Jose Luis Ramirez, Spain
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 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) 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) Georgios Stamatopoulos, Greece
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:

8. Bi-metalic 10 Dirham Morocco 2002 (1) 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 Netherlands
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,
10. The WBCC Bi-metallic Quiz Game 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?
a. Swamp.
b. Mountain.
c. Forest.
d. Cave.
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 #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?
a. Chile.
b. Dominican Republic.
c. Iran.
d. Algeria.
Answer to Question #405 is "d"; Algeria.
Summary of Quiz Game Question #404: 10 players.

11. WBCC Quiz Game 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 Rod Sell, WBCC Auction Provider
Auction 67 will open on the 3rd July. I am accepting lots now.
The lots listed so far can be seen at:
Please email your lot to me at
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 Rod Sell, Australia
The new Bi- and Tri-metallic images shown at:
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 Fred de Schrevel, Netherlands
Since May, 13th 2004 the Dutch worldcoinsite 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

"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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