Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club
Newsmail #425


WBCC Newsmail 425, Volume 9, October 2, 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. A new WBCC Martin Peeters, WBCC Focal Point
We have a new WBCC member. Let me introduce him to you:
Name: Djuliadi Hertanto (WBCC member #352), USA
Age: 33
Profession: Digital Artist
Hobby: Coin Collecting, World coins especially Bi- and/or Tri-metallics
Goal: spreading the coin collecting hobby
Against: counterfeits
How did I know about the WBCC: from World Coin Publication

2. WBCC member Bob Fritsch Cliff Anderson, USA
The September 2004 issue of the American Numismatic Assn. publication "Numismatist" carried the following item on page 74.
"Fritsch Merits Medal"
[San Diego, CA]  The San Diego County Inter-Club Numismatic Council presented its 1-ounce silver uniface medal to Robert F. Fritsch at its 47th Coinarama held in San Diego, California, June 26-27.  The medal is given to individuals who have contributed greatedly to area clubs, the Council and numismatics in general."
Bob Fritsch is a member of the WBCC, among many other coin clubs and organizations.
--Remark WBCC Focal Point: On the behalf of the members of the WBCC congratulation goes to Bob !!
3. Bi-metallic from Wolfgang Schuster, Austria
Info from a friend who just returned from maputo: Mozambique B-metallic 10.000 meticals new Bi-metallic coin: shortly after the new type was announced to public that it will be released, the government decided to first use all their 10000 M notes. Some pieces came into in circulaiton, but it was not possible in maputo to get them in quantity from the bank
4. Bi-metallics planed in Tolga Taner, Turkey
A Turkish newspaper today stated that the two of the New Turkish Liras (1 YTL and 50 kurus) that will be legal tender in January 2005, will be Bi-metallic. No pictures available.
5. Bi-metallic 10 roubles from Michael Ayrapetov, USA
On September 22, 2004 the Central Bank of the Russian Federation issued 3 Bimetallic commemorative 10 Roubles coins from the series "Ancient Russian Towns" dedicated to Dmitrov, Riyaxhsk and Kemy (Mintage is 5 Mln pcs. of each kind). The URL of text (in English) and images is:
6. Traveling in countries with Martin Peeters, Netherlands
The past 2 weeks I traveled to Finland, Russia, Belarus, Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia.
* In Helsinki I visited the Finland Mint shop. They had several 2004 commemorating Eurosets dated 2004. No loose Bi-metallic 1 and 2 Euro 2004 available. They did sell the 1 and 2 Eurocent dated 2004 in rolls.
* In St Petersburg I visted the St. Petersburg Mint. It is located in the St. Peter and Paul fortress but you cannot enter the mint. There is although a little mintshop and I could obtain 3 sets of 10 Roubles pieces of the St Petersburg Mint, 2 sets commemorate ancient towns and 1 set 200th Ann. Manifesto of Alexander I. (they are offered now in the WBCC Auction #69)
* In Moskou I located the Moskou Mint, and visted the commercial department, altough it is not open for the public. I could see some samples of Bi-metallic medals I had never seen before. Was not allowed to take pictures.
* In Vilnius (Lithuania) I could not visit the Mint, it was saterday and I was only for 2 days in Vilnius.
* Latvia has no own Mint, so Mint to visit in Riga.
7. Meeting a WBCC Martin Peeters, Newtherlands
While I was in Moskow I met on September 22, WBCC member Alexei Malykh. First we had a cosy dinner in a Japanese restaurant we enjoied the meal. After the diner we went to the bar of the Hotel Ukraina. Besides taking about Bi-metallics we talk about our live etc. It was a very enjoiable to meet Alexei
8. Bi-metallic Rod Sell, Australia
Dear WBCC Members in the Euro Zone, Can you please advise me if there are 2004 1euro & 2euro coins circulating in your region.
I already have the 2004 bi-metallic euros from Austria and Netherlands.  So if you know of 2004 euros from the other Countries can you please advise me by email at
9. The WBCC Bi-metallic Quiz Game Jack Hepler, USA
Which kind of plant would you find on the Bi-metallic 1000 Rupiah of Indonesia?
a. Bauhinia
b. Palm
c. Guacari
d. Arbol de Pan
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 #424.
After performing ten superhuman labors, Eurystheus commanded Hercules to bring him golden apples, which belonged to Zeus, king of the gods. Hera had given these apples to Zeus as a wedding gift, so surely this task was impossible. Once again, through trickery, Hercules was able to accomplish the task. In which year did Gibraltar issue a Bi-metalliccoin showing the apples?
a. 1997
b. 1998
c. 1999
d. 2000
Answer to Question #424 is "d"; 2000.

10. 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 (#425). If more than one member gets the correct answer, a random drawing will be conducted to select a winner.
11. New Bi- or Tri-metallic Rod Sell, WBCC Webmaster
The new Bi- and Tri-metallic image shown at:
New listed are:
* Mozambique 10000 meticais 2003
* Russian 10 roubles for Dmitrov, Kemy and Riyaxhsk
* Israel counterfeit 10 shekels
12. WBCC Auction 69 is open Rod Sell, WBCC Auction Provider
Auction 69 is now open. The 101 lots listed can be seen at:
Please email your bids to me at
This Auction will close at 11PM on the 9th October Sydney time. No emails received after that time will be accepted. So send them earlier to avoid missing out.
11PM Sydney time is early morning of the 9th October in the USA, midday in Europe and late evening in Asia.

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


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