Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club
Newsmail #415


WBCC Newsmail 415, Volume 9, July 24, 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: Angel Araque (WBCC member #343), Spain
Age: 15
Profession: studient
Hobby: World coins especially Bi- and/or Tri-metallics
How did I know about the WBCC: Antonio Barrena Mateo WBCC# 316

2. Bi-metallic 10 Bath Henri Biermans, Netherlands
There is a new 10 Bath 2004 from Thailand. It commemorates Thailands Thamasat Uni, 70th anniversaty.Look at:

3. Bi-metallics from Pabitra Saha, India
India has decided to redesign its entire circulation coinage. The new designs have been prepared by National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad which is a premier design institute of the nation. As per terms of contract, these coins belong to the same family in terms of having similar visual and tactical clues bearing conceptual coherence rather than being completely individual. The designs are more contemporary and disabled-friendly. The design cover various points which include how the visually-handicapped and arthritic as well as automatic vending and coin-operated machines use the coins. The set has 5 coins which are of denomination of 50 paise, 1 Rupee, 2 Rupees, 5 Rupees and 10 Rupees. The 10 Rupees denomination is being coined for the first time since modern times. The lowest three denomination will be ferratic stainless steel whereas the two highest denominations will be Bi-metallic mix of ferratic stainless steel and nickel bronze.
4. Bi-metallic test Jose Luis Ramirez, Spain
I have made a page on my webpage about the coins named Euro Test. The text are in spanish but the images are so good. I want to write more data about this "coins" and translate it to english for the WBCC. Note that there are some designs that not are from INA or Europ Mint. I see at least 8 diferent types of set: INA, Europ Mint, other coins named Europ, Gibraltar type, Malta type (bigger than INA sets), there are set with the same colors in the core of the 1 and 2 Euro coins, and two diferent set from Vatican city. Only the sets from INA and Europ Mint have the name of the mint in the folders.
--Remark WBCC Focal Point: A realy wonderful page on the Test Euro coins.

5. Bi-metallic token Rich Hartzog , USA
I keep a list of all known manufacturers of tokens and medals at:
I just found: which says they make Bi-metallics.

6. The WBCC Bi-metallic Quiz Game Jack Hepler, USA
Which plant would you find on the Vatican City 500 Lira issued in 1989
a. Grape Vine
b. Olive Tree
c. Rose of Sharon
d. Date Palm
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 #414.
The Royal Australian Mint produced their first Bi-metallic Test Tokens in 1991. Where is the Royal Australian Mint Located?
a. Sydney
b. Melbourne
c. Perth
d. Canberra.
Answer to Question #414 is "d"; Canberra
Summary of Quiz Game Question #413: 15 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 (#415). 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 #413) is Tom Galway (WBCC member #68).

8. New Bi- or Tri-metallic Rod Sell, WBCC Webmaster
The new Bi- and Tri-metallic image shown at:
New listed is:
* Thailand 2004 10 Baht 70th Anniv. Thammasart University.
9. WBCC Auction 68 accepting Rod Sell, WBCC Auction Provider
I am accepting lots for WBCC Auction 68. Auction 68 will open on the 7th August, so you have 2 weeks to list your lots.
The lots listed can be seen at:
Please email your bids to me at
It closes at 11.00 PM, Sat 14th August 2004 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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