Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club
Newsmail #414


WBCC Newsmail 414, Volume 9, July 17, 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. WBCC Keycord Martin Peeters, WBCC Focal Point
Available now the WBCC Keycords, blue colored with the text "Worldwide Bi-metallic Collectors Club,"
You can get it for 5$ postage not included. So if you a have interest getting it, just let me know at:
2. WBCC at the ANA Ray Lockwood, WBCC ANA Conventions Focal Point
The Worldwide Bi-metallic Collectors Club (WBCC) will be present with their own booth at the ANA's World's Fair of Money® in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA held from August 18-22, 2004. If you want to more about the ANA, please contact the WBCC Focal Point ANA Conventions: Ray Lockwood, USA,
I have arranged a WBCC meeting and it is scheduled for Friday, August 20, 10 A.M. in Room 323 of the David L. Lawrence Convention Center in downtown Pittsburgh, PA.
I'm pleased to announce that the WBCC booth will be Number 11 and is very near the front excellent location. The other news is that we will be sharing the booth space with Central States Numismatic Society. P.S click on the ANA website and navigate to the Pittsburgh convention for a map ( of the bourse will see the WBCC booth location.
3. Saharaui Arab Democratic Republic, 500 Pesetas Joaquim Sabino, Portugal
I recently acquired 2 Bi-metallic coins from Western Sahara, a territory officially ruled by Morocco. Polisario Front claimed independence since 1976, under the name of Saharaui Arab Democratic Republic. It is a non-UN "state".
Both Bi-metallic coins have the denomination 500 Pesetas and year is 2004. They have common observe with SADR coat of arms and reverses shows (#1) Territory map with inscription 27 Febrero 1976 and 27-02-2004 (#2) Two animals from the Sahara desert (seems wild cats). Centre is probably cupro-niquel and ring is brass. Outside diameter is 26mm. Unfortunately, no more information is available.
4. Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2004 from Antonio Barrena Mateo, Spain
For the new special Bi-metallic 2 euro 2004 from Luxembuorg, please open the Url. in French language or in English language it says:
First commemorative issue of a 2 Euro coin for Luxembourg This commemorative issue is dedicated to the dynasty of the grand ducal family. On this occasion, a "coin card", providing further information on the different monograms of the grand ducal dynasty, will accompany the commemorative coin. 10 000 coins will be edited and numbered individually. The coin presents the following characteristics:
The obverse of the coin bears the effigy of His Royal Highness the Grand Duke Henri and his monogram "H", topped by the grand ducal crown.
A circular inscription "Henri - Grand-duc de Luxembourg" surrounds the effigy and the monogram, with an indication of the editing state "Lëtzebuerg" and the year 2004.
The reverse of the coin shows the common side of all the euro coins. The coin has legal tender and status (nominal value of 2 EUR) in the euro zone.
The purchase price of the "coin card" is set at 8 EUR a piece.
Retail outlet: at the counters of the BCL, 2, Boulevard Royal, L-2983 Luxembourg. Opening hours: 8.30 a.m.-12.15 p.m. and 1.30 p.m.- 4.00 p.m.
The first 2-eurocommemorative coins having legal tender and status will be available at the counters of the Banque Centrale du Luxembourg on the 26.07.2004.

5. Bi-metallic 2 Euro - Special Frans Dubois, Netherlands
Since Greece issued the first special Bi-metallic 2 Euro, for the Olympic Games, other countries follow with special issues of the 2 euro in 2004 and 2005.
* Greece – Athens 2004 – May 14th 2004 - 50.000.000 coins. Available as single coin and as Prooflike coin in a folder
The following Bi-metallic 2 Euros will be issued tto:
* Finland – EU-Enlargement – June 28th 2004 – 500.000 coins. Available as single coin in a small plastic pocket and in an official
* Luxemburg – Signature (Monogramm) of the Duke – July 2004 - 2.500.000 coins Available as single coin in a blister and in the official Euroset
* San Marino – Borghesi – October 2004 - 80.000 - 160.000 coins. Only available as single coin in a blister
* Italiy – FAO ("World Food Program") – Dezember 16th 2004 – 14.000.000 -17.000.000 coins Available as single coin and in the official Euroset
* Vatican – St.Peter's / Vatican Basilica – autumn 2004 – 80.000 coins Only available in a folder
* Austria – "50 Jahre Staatsvertrag" – May 11th 2005, no further information
* Germany – German States / famous Germans – 2005, no further information
6. The WBCC Bi-metallic Quiz Game Jack Hepler, USA
The Royal Australian Mint produced their first Bi-metallic Test Tokens in 1991. Where is the Royal Australian Mint Located? (Suggested question submitted by Rod Sell)
a. Sydney
b. Melbourne
c. Perth
d. Canberra
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 #413.
The Bolivian Bi-metallic 5 Bolivianos of 2001 incorporates a domesticated animal in the design. This animal is quite well known in South America.
What animal is this?
a. Horse
b. LLama
c. Dog
d. Bison
Answer to Question #413 is "b"; Llama.  For this question, the actual animal incorporated in the design of the Bolivian Crest is an Alpaca, a close relative to the llama. (Better known in South America than North) Summary of Quiz Game Question #412: 7 players.

7. WBCC Quiz Game Jack Hepler, USA
An Australian Bi-metallic token will be awarded to a member who correctly answers the WBCC Quiz Game this week (#414). 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 #412) is Claudio Revello (WBCC member #207).
8. New Bi- or Tri-metallic Rod Sell, WBCC Webmaster
The new Bi- and Tri-metallic image shown at:
New listed is:
* Saharaui Arab Democratic Republic 2004 500 Pesetas

"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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