Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club
Newsmail #426


WBCC Newsmail 426, Volume 9, October 9, 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: Zoran Vidakovic (WBCC member #353), Switzerland
Age: 38
Profession: Electricien
Hobby: Coin collecting (Bi- and/or Tri-metallics and euro coins)
Goal: Spreading the coin collecting hobby
Against: Intolerance
How did I know about the WBCC: Surfing the WWW
2. WBCC member's page Jose Luis Ramirez, Spain
I have updated my webpage about Euro Fantasy Coins:
I have added notice of the issue from Alderney, no photos yet.
* Bulgaria, new set. Coming soon the new set from INA.
* Estonia, new set from INA.
* Latvia, two sets, one from INA
* Liechtenstein, an image of trimetallic 5 Europ coin.
* Lithuania, two sets, one from INA
* Norway, some new data about proof version (trimetallic 5 Europ coin, and mintage)
* Poland, 1 Euro from INA with the face of Copernico.
* Switzerland, better image of trimetallic 5 Europ dated 2003.
I wish that you enjoy the webpage.
3. Bi-metallic from Wolfgang Schuster, Austria
Syria has a new Bi-metallic 25 pounds 2003 with hologram cbs (central bank of syria)
4. Bi-metallic in Antonio Barrena Mateo, Spain
Micronesia Bi-metallic in Ebay, I think that is ae colletors coin.
5. Bi-metallic in Michael Ayrapetov, USA
In eBay Auction I found Bi-metallic $1 coin of Micronesia 2004. URL is:
6. Bi-metallic from Carlos Suarez, Uruquay
As informed in WBCC Newsmail #422, Uruguay 10 pesos year 2000 Bi-metallic has been September 2004!
I would like to offer it to the WBCC community for swap on a 1 to 1 basis. I prefer Bi- and Tri-metallics issued on and after year 2000.
Please contact me through (please note that this will be my new 'official' email address, replacing the current one) to discuss details.
7. Bi-metallic Europ coins Jose Luis Ramirez Monleon, Spain
The Europ Mint ( had issued the proof set of the Norway Europ coins.
The 5 Europ coins have the same shape of the swiss 5 Europ dated 2004 (The pope visit to Switzerland)
You can see an image in the link listed below from an Ebay auction.
8. The WBCC Bi-metallic Quiz Game Jack Hepler, USA
Many of the Bi-metallic coins of Russia feature designs of animals. In which year might you see the image of a gazelle on a Russian Bi-metallic 50 Roubles?
a. 1991.
b. 1992.
c. 1993.
d. 1994.
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 #425.
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
Answer to Question #425 is "b"; Palm.

9. 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 (#426). If more than one member gets the correct answer, a random drawing will be conducted to select a winner.

10. New Bi- or Tri-metallic Rod Sell, WBCC Webmaster
The new Bi- and Tri-metallic image shown at:
New listed is:
* Syria, 25 pounds 2003 with hologram cbs (central bank of syria)
11. WBCC Auction 69 last Rod Sell, WBCC Auction Provider
Auction 69 is now in its last day. The 101 lots listed can be seen at:
Please email your bids to me as soon as possible 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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