Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club
Newsmail #408


WBCC Newsmail 408, Volume 9, June 5, 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 WBCC member. Let me introduce him to you:
Name: Bob Vanoost (WBCC member #341), Canada
Age: 42
Profession: Mechanical Maintanance Welder AA
Hobby: Other Bi- and/or Tri-metallics (Canadian only), Encased Coins
How did I know about the WBCC: Link from

2. My new E-mail Johan van Tilborg, Netherlands
Please read my new E-mail address Johan van Tilborg, (WBCC member #267),

3, Bi-metallic 2 Euro from 2004 Martin Peeters, Netherlands
Several WBCC members (Antonio Mateo, Jose Luis Ramirez and Frans Dubois)  came with the news about the new 2 Euro 2004 commemorate .

4. Bi-metallic 10.000 Krone 2004 from Frans Woons, Canada
Please take a look at for the new Bi-metallic 10.000 Krone 2004 from Slovakia
--Remark WBCC Focal Point:
If you look at: one can read:
10,000 Sk Commemorative Gold and Palladium Bi-metal Coin
Commemorating the Entry of the Slovak Republic to the European Union
The European Union is the result of the European integration process, which began after World War II. The European Community for Coal and Steel (1951), The European Community for Nuclear Energy and the European Economic Community (1957) were the forerunners of the EU. The founding countries – Belgium, France, the Netherlands, Luxembourg, Germany and Italy were gradually joined by Denmark, Ireland, Great Britain, Spain and Portugal. Finland, Austria and Sweden joined the EU after its establishment. The title European Union was adopted in February 1992, when the Treaty on the European Union was signed in Maastricht and which became effective in November 1993. The European Union is based on the principles of freedom, democracy and the respect for human rights. Its elementary goal is to support sustainable and balanced economic and social progress, especially through the establishment of a zone free of internal borders through the strengthening of economic and social cohesion and through the introduction of an economic and monetary union with a single currency.
On May 1st 2004, the largest expansion of the European Union in its history took place and the 15 member countries were joined by ten new ones – Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Lithuania, Latvia, Hungary, Malta, Poland, Slovakia and Slovenia.
Description of the coin
The state shield of Slovak Republic, the year 2004, together with the circle of twelve stars – the symbol of the European Union – are depicted on a round golden blank located in the middle of the obverse of the coin On the division of metals the is another circle of ten stars representing the accession countries. The name of the state SLOVENSKA REPUBLIKA is inscribed near the top edge of the coin on the palladium blank. The nominal value of Sk 10,000 is located near the bottom edge. The initial of the name of the designer Stefan Novotny, and the Kremnica Mint mark are located on the line with the year of issue on the right near the division of metals.
The map of Europe with the accession date of the Slovak Republic to the European Union - May 1, 2004 - is depicted on a round golden blank in the middle of the reverse of the coin. Twelve stars encircle the map. The text VSTUP SLOVENSKEJ REPUBLIKY DO EUROPSKEJ UNIE (The Accession of THE Slovak Republic to the European Union) is inscribed on the outer palladium blank. The stylized initials of Jan Cernaj, the designer of the reverse of the coin, are located near the bottom edge. 
Coin’s data 
Designer: obverse: Stefan Novotny
reverse: Jan Cernaj
Material: Au 999/1000
Pd 999/1000
Weight: 24,8828 g
Au 12,4414 g (2/5 OZ
Pd 12,4414 g (2/5 OZ)
Shape: pentagon
Diameter: 40 mm (circumcircle
23 mm – gold blank
Edge: smooth
Producer: Kremnica mint (Slovak Republic)
Engraver: Dalibor Schmidt
Number of
pieces minted: 7,200 proof
Date of issue: 3 May 2004

5. Bi-metallic 1000 Yen from Wolfgang Schuster, Austria
A friend of mine from Japan just sent me this..-it has 1000 Yen as denomination on it!
Also I already purchased first Japanese Bi-metallic coin for you at the face value 1000 yen. It is not a legal tender but to be able to spent as 1000 yen > at the Shimoda City Area from the 1st of April until the 30th of September. It was issued to commemorate the 150th years for the opening of Shimoda Port, see attached photo.
6. Bi-metallic 1000 Yen from Japan in Jose Luis Ramirez
Look at this Ebay auction, is a mon legal tender coin from Japan
7. Bi-metallic 1000 Yen from Japan in Hideo kiyota, Japan
I sell Shimoda Port coin. Hideo kiyota
8. The WBCC Bi-metallic Quiz Game Jack Hepler, USA
A Bbi-metallic 10 Rouble of Russia, issued in 1992 shows the image of  a Kazarka.  Which of the following best describes this design?
a. An evergreen tree.
b. A furry beast.
c. Fins and scales.
d. A fine feathered friend.
Please send your answer to me:
Note: The image of this coin may be seen on the WBCC Website
Answer to Bi-metallic Quiz Game question #407.
The central part of this Bi-metallic coin shows the stylised arms of the Republic; on the outer ring, the legend REPUBBLICA/DI/SAN MARINO, and, below, LIBERTAS. 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.
Answer to Question #407 is "b"; Three.
Summary of Quiz Game Question #406: 13 players.

9. WBCC Quiz Game Jack Hepler, USA
A Bi-metallic Argentine One Peso, 1997 Peron will be awarded to a member who correctly answers the WBCC Quiz Game this week (#408). 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 #406) is Leandro Del Vecchio, (WBCC member #336).

10. 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

"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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