Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club
Newsmail #422


WBCC Newsmail 422, Volume 9, September 11, 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 hope you enjoy reading the WBCC
Newsmail this week.

1. Next WBCC Newsmail 423 and Martin Peeters, WBCC Focal Point
While I'm traveling for the next 3 weeks in Finland, Russia, Belarus, Luthuania, Latvia and Estonia, please notice that the next 2 WBCC Newsmail 423 and 424, dated September 18 and 25, will composed and send by Jack Hepler, Please send your items about Bi- and Tri-metallics to Jack. He needs your input and help !!
2. A new WBCC Martin Peeters, WBCC Focal Point
We have a new WBCC member. Let me introduce him to you:
Name: Riaan Louw (WBCC member #350), South Africa
Age: 29
Profession: Teacher
Hobby: World coins especially Bi- and/or Tri-metallics
Goal: To collect rare and error mint coins.
How did I know about the WBCC: Visiting the WBCC booth at the ANA in Pittsburgh, USA
--Remark WBCC Focal Point: Riaan is the first WBCC member from South Africa !!
3. WBCC members page updated...Martin Peeters, WBCC Focal Point
WBCC member Benjamín Muñiz from Spain has created a Bi-metallic (WBCC) Errror Library
Good work Benjamin !!
4. Bi-metallic from Keeling Cocos Jose Luis Ramirez, Spain
Look at this Ebay auction, is a five dollars coin dated 2004.
A Bi-metallic 5 Dollars 2004 from the Keeling Cocos Islands and It depict coco tree and shark. Brass center and CuNi ring
(Picture from WBCC member Liu Jian)
--Remark WBCC Focal Point: Liu has the set (7 coins set) in stock and price is US$30 for WBCC members. He cannot sell $5 Bi-metallic coin only. Interested? Email Liu:
5. Bi-metallic from Antonio Barrena Mateo, Spain
Look at this Ebay auction
A Bi-metallic medal from Germany, depicting the Reichstag in Berlin.

6. Bi-metallic 10 Pesos from Benjamin Muniz, Spain
According a Webpage of the Central Bank Of Uruguay ( , they will issue on September the 18th the new Bi-metallic 10 pesos.
Obverse: Portrait of Jose Artigas, year of birth and death. Date of minting 2000. Artigas was the 'libertador' of Uruguay defeating the Spanish Crown in 1813 and claiming Independency.
Reverse: Denomination '10 pesos uruguayos' , Artiga's signature, and the legend "Sean los orientales tan ilustrados como valientes / Orientals as much ilustrated as brave". See the atachment for the coin pictures.
7. The WBCC Bi-metallic Quiz Game Jack Hepler, USA
Prior to the introduction of the EURO, Austria honored four national heroes on Bi-metallic coins. One of the men honored, Conrad Lorenz was deeply involved in the study of behavioral sciences. Which of the following birds shares the design of the Austrian Bi-metallic 50 Schillings of 1998 with Dr. Lorenz?
a. Goose.
b. Eagle.
c. Falcon.
d. Condor.
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 #421.
The most recently reported country to produce and release a Bi-metallic coin is South Africa. It has issued the Five Rand.  Included in the design of this coin is the image of which animal?
a. Lion.
b. Wildebeest.
c. Springbok.
d. Zebra.
Answer to Question #421 is "b"; Wildebeest or Gnu.
Summary of Quiz Game Question #420: 13 players.

8. WBCC Quiz Game Jack Hepler, USA
A Bi-metallic prize will be awarded to a member who correctly answers the WBCC Quiz Game this week (#422). If more than one member gets the correct answer, a random drawing will be conducted to select a winner. The winner of a Thai Bi-metallic coin Prize (WBCC Newsmail #420) is Keith Beaumont, (WBCC member #190).
9. New Bi- or Tri-metallic Rod Sell, WBCC Webmaster
The new Bi- and Tri-metallic image shown at:
New listed are:
* Cocos Keeling Islands 2004 $5
* Uruguay 10 Pesos
10. WBCC Auction 69 accepting Rod Sell, WBCC Auction Provider
I am accepting lots for WBCC Auction 69.
Auction 69 will open on the 2nd October, so you  have 3 weeks to list your lots. I need them at least 1 day before the auction stars.
The lots listed so far can be seen at:
Please email your lots to me at
The auction closes at 11.00 PM, Sat 9th October 2004 Sydney Time, which is early morning in the USA and late morning in Europe.

"See you" in 2 weeks,
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 was sponsored at the Basel World Money Fair 2004, , by:
Schuler Presses, Germany, and
The Portuguese Mint (INCM),


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