Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club
Newsmail #407


WBCC Newsmail 407, Volume 9, May 29, 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. My new E-mail Jorge Del Vecchio, Italy
Please read my new E-mail address Jorge Del Vecchio, (WBCC member #297),

2. Bi-metallic 2 Euro 199 from Martin Peeters, Netherlands
In an auction catalog of CGF (Comptoir General Financier) in France I saw a France 2 Euro 1999 error:
For putting a bid you can go to:
Also in the same catalog I saw some 20 France Essai pieces:
* Essai 20 francs Mont Saint-Michel - 1992
* 20 francs Mont Saint-Michel, 4 cannelures, V ouvert - 1992
* 20 francs Mont Saint-Michel BU (Brillant Universel) - 1992
* Essai de 20 francs Jeux méditerranéens - 1993
* Essai de 20 francs Pierre de Coubertin - 1994
3. The WBCC Bi-metallic Quiz Game Jack Hepler, USA
D/Nella parte centrale della moneta, stemma stilizzato della Repubblica; nella corona circolare la leggenda REPUBBLICA/DI/SAN MARINO, in basso: LIBERTAS R/La scena, composta da figure animali che incombono su due figure umane, sta a rappresentare l'apocalisse che travolge l'umanita intera; nella corona circolare, in basso: A FABBRI/L. 500/R, in alto: 1983
Translation by Martin Purdy, New Zealand
Obverse: The central part of the coin shows the stylised arms of the Republic; on the outer ring, the legend REPUBBLICA/DI/SAN MARINO, and, below, LIBERTAS. Reverse: A scene composed of animal figures happening upon two human figures, representing the apocalypse that is overwhelming mankind as a whole; the outer ring contains the date 1983 at top, with A.FABBRI / L.500 at the bottom. How many animals are shown on this Bi-metallic coin?
a. Two.
b. Three.
c. Four.
d. Five.
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 #406.
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
Answer to Question #406 is "b"; Mountain.
Summary of Quiz Game Question #405: 13 players.

4. WBCC Quiz Game Jack Hepler, USA
A Bi-metallic Argentine One Peso, 1996 UNICEF will be awarded to a member who correctly answers the WBCC Quiz Game this week (#407). 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 #405) is Diego Aliberti, (WBCC member #334, Argentina).

5. 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
6. New Bi- or Tri-metallic Rod Sell, Australia
The new Bi- and Tri-metallic images shown at:
New listed are:
* France 2 Euro error
* Slovenia  2004 error 500 tolar
* San Marino 2004 set
* Australia 2004 $1 1 ounce gold plated Kangaroo
* Australia 2004 $50 Tri-metallic Athen Olympic
* Ukraine UNESCO Bi-metallic

"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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