Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club
Newsmail #434


WBCC Newsmail 434, Volume 9, December 4, 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. Bi-metallic from Antonio Barrena Mateo, Spain
This is the Bi-metallic 10 Baht 2004 World Conservation Meeting in Bangkok, Nov 17-25. coin came out on Wefbnesday. It has both English and Thai on the back with a new picture of the King
2. Irish bi-metallic piece with Christmas set - by Paul Baker
This week I saw a new Republic of Ireland set on ebay. It was at:
and the same seller had at least one other similar lot. The set is a 2004 B.U. set of 1 Eurocent toBi-metallic 1and 2 Euro with an additional medallic piece with a Christmas theme and with all packaging on a Christmas theme. I had not heard of any similar Irish sets before - it does definitely appear to be an official set. The medallic piece could be seen to be a ringed Bi-metallic. A day or two later I saw mention in December "Coin News" of a new G.B. 8-coin Brilliant Uncirculated set from the Royal Mint following the same idea but the medallic piece included is not bi-metallic. This is a first for Great Britain too. I wonder who thought of it first !
3. Bi-metallic Euros from Paul Baker, UK
Launch of 2005 Irish Euro set;
Issue price 22 Euro. The theme will not be on the coins - just on the colourful card packaging. The contents must be the 1c to the Bi-metallic 1 and 2 Euro.
4. Bi-metallic from Andorra...Jose Luis Ramirez Monleon, Spain
I have obtained this image from a coin minted in Andorra that is shown below:
The coin are an inlay coin, only have the obverse.
Value: 50 Diners
Diameter: 65 mm
Weight: 177,51 g. Silver 925 3,6 g gold 917
The coin is dated 1993, but the World Coins says 1994 (24th and 32th edition)
The coin conmemorates the first anniversary of the Andorran Constitution.
5. Bi-metallic off-centre 2 Dollar from Frans Woons, Canada
In WBCC Newsmail 432 (dated November 20, 2004), item 3, appeared an article of mine concerning off centre twoonies (Bi-metallic Canadian $ 2 pieces). In this article I mentioned pre-assembled German planchets used to strike some coins dated 1996. When I wrote the article I did not know how many German planchets were used. Recently I discovered that this number is 60,000,000. The remaining 315,483,000 toonies dated 1996 were struck on "Canadian" planchets; planchets were the centre was attached to the ring during the striking process. When the centre is either partially on top or partially below the ring when the coin is struck, it results in an off centre coin.
I also wrote that these German planchets can never give rise to off centre toonies as the planchets are pre-assembled. That is, the core is already attached to the ring before the coin is struck. However, after thinking about this some more, I changed my mind...It is possible that a German planchet is faulty and struck in the Winnipeg Mint thus resulting in an off-centre toony.
6. Bi-metallic fantasy Jose Luis Ramirez, Spain
I have updated my webpage with the images of the new euro fantasy coins (with Bi-metallics) that I have obtained.
New Bi-metallic Euro images from:
Belarus, Slovakia, Georgia, Isle of Man, Czech Republic, Turkey 2 Euro off-centre, Cyprus 1 Euro silver, Poland 1 Euro silver
Some data about new sets from Albania, Croacia, Moldavia, Monaco 75º Formula One Grand Prix, Canary Islands (Spain), Balearic Islands (Spain)
New pictures can be seen at the WBCC New Images page:
I have seen this euro fantasy test sets on Ebay
* Greenland
This set is made by Europ Mint. They don't have updated his webpage.
* Cartago.
Is the first time that somebody issued one of this set from this old state in the north of Africa. There are a city on Spain (near 200 Km from my home) that was founded with the name of Cartagonova (New Cartago). Actually is named Cartagena.
7. Bi-metallic Euros for Martin Peeters, Netherlands
Quite important for Estonia - design decision for their REAL future (Bi-metallic) Euro coins.
Look at:
That pages does not have any images.
But I did find images at:
It seems the people of Estonia can choose which one of the 10 whole sets they want to see put into use.
One can see other info on other pages of the bank's site and can click on any of the many images for a bigger image - but I think all are in black and white.
Now some questions you for Estonia members:
Have you heard about the vote?
Has it been in the news - on TV and newspapers?
Will you be voting?
Which set might you vote for ?
8. Bi-metallec medals from Jose Luis Ramirez, Spain
The privy spanish mint Numisma have issued this bimetallics medals.
The set of the medals conmemorate the 400 aniversary of the first edition of the novel "Don Quijote de la Mancha", the writer was Miguel de Cervantes, one of the most famous writers of the world. The other writer was William Shakespeare. The both writers were died the same day april 22, 1616. Actually this day is the books day.
The novel tells the story of a man that enjoy reading knights novels. This man drove crazy and think that himself is a medieval knight. He make a trip around Spain like a medieval knight. The novel tells this trip.
The set of medals have 4 medals with the same design but with diferent metals, only two are bimetallics.
Golden bronze medal.
Composition: Ring: golden bronze, Inner: silver
Diameter: 45 mm
Mintage: 1500 pieces
Price: 49,00 €
Silver ring medal.
Composition: Ring: silver, Inner: silver, gold palted
Diameter: 45 mm
Mintage: 500 pieces
Price: 115,00€
The other 2 medals are made with silver (1000 pieces) and gold 24 Kt (100 pieces). The four medals are minted in proof condition.
Available at:
O'donell , nº 56
Madrid 28007
Tel +34 915749964; Fax +34 914092552
9. Bi-metallic from Tom Passon, Netherlands
Saw is a auction catalog number 22 of Teutoburger Münzauktion und Handel GmbH, Volker Wolframm, Brinkstraße 9, D-33829 Borgholzhause, Postfach 1257, Duitsland, tel. (05425) 930050 fax (05425) 930051
pice number 1773:
* Große Goldmedaille (2 Unzen Feingold) 1988 mit eingelegter Mark 1987 D (versilbert) auf 40 Jahre deutsche Mark. In Originalschatulle mit Zertifikat, Pollierte Platte, schatting € 550.
--Remark WBCC Focal Point: Tom Passon is senior editor of the Dutch magazine "Muntkoerier", they have also a webside:
10. Bi-metallic Parking Michael Ayrapetov, USA
I have information from Joseph V. Pernicano, Parking Token Cataloguer, about new Bi-metallic Parking token of USA:
*IL 3025-E. Aurora, Illinois. CITY OF AURORA. Motor Vehicle Parking System. AURORA. The City of Lights. Parking Meter Token. One Hour. Mint Mark: RWM (Roger Williams Mint). 25 mm Brass ring, 8 mm Steel center. Valued at 50 cents.

11. WMF pages Martin Peeters, WBCC Focal Point
The World Money Fair pages are updated for the upcomming event 11 to 13 feb, 2005. at one can find the show programm and the exhibitors for this event. You can read that the Worldwide Bi-metallic Collectors Club (WBCC) will have booth number D540 at the 2005 WMF. The Guest of Honor will be The Japan Mint.

12. The WBCC Bi-metallic Quiz Game Jack Hepler, USA
Kenya has produced two denominations of Bi-metallic coins for circulation, 5 Shillings and 10 Shillings. On one side is the protrait of the President, Daniel Toroitich Arap Moi. The reverse shows two animals facing each other and branishing spears. What kind of animals are these? 
a.  Lions.
b.  Eagles.
c.  Elephants.
d.  Zebras.
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 #433
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.
Answer to Question #433 is snake.  One member says this is a rattlesnake.

13. 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 9 players in game #432 and the winner was Bertie van Haag (WBCC member #261).

14. New Bi- or Tri-metallic Rod Sell, WBCC Webmaster
The new Bi- and Tri-metallic images shown at:
New listed are:
* France, Essai DE PESSAC
* USA Kirkland parking token
* Mexico, Michoacan de Ocampo, gold 100 peso
* Don Quixote medal
* Italy error
* Turkey error Fantasy Euro
* Cyprus and Poland Fantasy Euros
* Czech Republic Fantasy Euros
* Georgia Fantasy Euros
* Isle of Man Fantasy Euros
* Slovakia Fantasy Euros
* Belarus Fantasy Euros
* Andorra 1993 Gold Silver 50 diners
* GB encased 1924 farthing FRED KITCHEN
* Thailand 2004 World Conservation Meeting 10 baht
15. WBCC Auction 70 is open Rod Sell, WBCC Auction Provider
Auction 70 is now opened
The 123 interesting lots listed so can be seen at:
Auction 70 closes at 11 PM on the 11th December, Sydney time.
Please email your bids to me at

 See you next week.
Martin Peeters, Focal Point of the Worldwide Bi-metallic Collectors Club


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