Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club
Newsmail #433


WBCC Newsmail 433, Volume 9, November 27, 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: Lauro Pollachini (WBCC member #356), Italy
Age: 50
Profession: PhD Engineer
Hobby: Bi/Tri-metallics and commemorative world coins
Goal: To have all Bi-metallics and most world commemoratives
How did I know about the WBCC:   Through Mr. Wolfgang Schuster from Vienna
2. Bi-metallic 2 Pound 2005 António Rui Marques, Portugal
I saw on the on-line shop of the British Royal Mint ( a new Bi-metallic 2 Pound 2005.
3. Bi-metallic Car Wash Michael Ayrapetov, USA
In Fare Box of October of American Vecturist Association I found new Bi-metallic Car Wash token (by Harold Ford):
* WA 720 C. Puyallup, Washington. MR SUDSY CARWASHES (Sadsy Cartoon Character). $1. 25 mm White Metal ring, 15 1/2 mm Brass center. Reeded Edge.
4. Bi-metallic fantasy Jose Luis Ramirez, Spain
New sets from new countries and euro country.
I have noticed about new fantasy euro test (with Bi-metallics) set from Albania, Croazia and Hungary (INA)
There are two set from the spanish islands of Baleares (in Mediterranean sea) and Canary Islands (west coast of Africa)
Looking for in Ebay I have seen these auctions.
* Baleares Is.
* Canary Is.
* Croazia
* Moldavia
* Albania
* Monaco 75º Aniversary Formula one Grand Prix.
I have obtained the new sets from Isle of Man, Czech Rep. and Slovakia. I will make photos tomorrow and will send to you and Rod Sell (his email is ok?). I have a bimetallic error from the sets from Turkey.
5. Bi-metallic from Jose Luis Ramirez, Spain
Referring to WBCC Newsmail 432, item 7, I have some more news:
The design of this coin are in spanish language. The obverse says Franck I REY DE Kamberra. The meaning is Franck king of Kamberra. The reverse says: LIBRE, FUERTE, GRANDE. The meaning is Free, Strong, Great.
6. Bi-metallic from Jose Luis Ramirez, Spain
You can see in the Canadian Mint web this Bi-metallic (inlay) coin: lunar calendar 2005 year of the rooter
Composition: 92.5% silver, 7.5% copper
Weight (g): 34
Diameter (mm): 40 (coin), 17.5 (cameo)
Edge: Serrated
Finish: Proof with gold-plated cameo
Certificate: Serialized
Face Value: 15 dollars
Artists: Harvey Chan
Mintage: 48,888
7. Bi-metallic 500 Franc 2004 from West African Martin Peeters, Netherlands
I could obtain several pieces of the Bi-metallic 500 Franc 2004 of the West African States. The pirce is $2.50 (postage costs not included) a piece, so if you have interest please e-mail me at:
8. The WBCC Bi-metallic Quiz Game Jack Hepler, USA
The national emblem of Mexico includes an eagle standing on a nopal cactus plant. This emblem appears in various forms on the obverse of almost all Mexican coins since 1823.  The emblem is based on an Aztec legend that described the place where the Aztecs had to settle as they migrated from the north. This emblem appears on all modern Bi-metallic coins of Mexico issued since 1982. What is the eagle holding in it's beak? 
a.  Olive branch for peace.
b.  Snake.
c.  Arrows for national defense.
d.  Grapes.
Please send your answer to me:
Note: See this coin and many others by visiting the WBCC website:
Answer to Bi-metallic Quiz Game question #432
Lithuania issued Bi-metallic Two and Five Litai coins in 1998-2000. These are beautiful coins with the image of a horse and rider dressed in battle armor. Is the horse shown on this coin a stallion (male) or mare (female)?
Answer to Question #432 is Stallion (male).

98. 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. If more than one member gets the correct answer, a random drawing will be conducted to select a winner. There were 11 players in game #431 and the winner was Tom Galway (WBCC member #68).
10. TWOB Martin Peeters, WBCC Focal Point
TWOB (The World Of Bi-metallics) catalog will be updated December 1st 2004. Issue #49 will be send by E-mail (as an attached Exelfile) that day to WBCC members who are on the senderslist.
11. New Bi- or Tri-metallic Rod Sell, WBCC Webmaster
The new Bi- and Tri-metallic images shown at:
New listed are:
* Cuba 5 peso
* Halifax Drinking Tokens
* Canada Red Deer Drinking Tokens
* USA Scholfield MTT
* Netherland Antillies 1 & 2 fantasy patterns
* Iran 2004 500 rialsUkraine 1 & 2 Euro fantasy patterns
* Denmark 1 Euro fantasy pattern
* GB 1 Euro fantasy pattern
* Luxembourg 2005 2 Euro
12. WBCC Auction 70 accepting lots Rod Sell, WBCC Auction Provider
You have only 6 days to list your lots for Auction 70.
The lots listed so far can be seen at:
Auction 70 starts on the 4th December and closes at 11 PM on the 11th December, Sydney time.
Please email your lots to me at

 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
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