Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club
Newsmail #437


WBCC Newsmail 437, Volume 9, December 25, 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 Fran Pascual, Spain
Here is a new Bi-metallic coin of Libya, a 1/2 Dinar dated 2004.
I found this information in the bank of Lybia:
2. Bi-metallic Euros 2005 (!!) from Ireland Frans Dubois, Netherlands
Just like last years Ireland already issued the new (Bi-metallic) euros before the end of "the old year". A dealer informed me that the 2005 BU set is already available.
3. Bi-metallic from Stanislaw Buwalski, Poland
Please take a look for the new Bi-metallic 5 Grina - Lira 2004 from Ukraine.
4. Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2004 from Stanislaw Buwalski, Poland
Please take a look for the new Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2004 from Italy
5. Bi-metallic from Michael Ayrapetov, USA
In Website of National Bank of Ukraine I found new bi-metallic 5 Hryven coin 2004 Musical Instrument "Lyre". The URL of text only on Ukrainian Language is:
6. Bi-metallic fantasy (Bi-metallic) Jose Luis Ramirez, Spain
I have seen on Ebay these new fantasy (Bi-metallic) Eurosets:
* Cecenia (chechenia)
* Kosovo
* Lapponia (Lapland)
* Siberia
* Macedonia
7. Bi-metallic Carwash Michael Ayrapetov, USA
In The Fare Box November 2004 of American Vecturist Association I found 3 new Bi-metallic tokens of USA (by Harold V. Ford):
* Unidentified 613. MADI'S CARWASH (Jeep) (17 Stars). Ashlegh's Automatic. $1.00. 27 mm Brass ring, 16 mm Aluminum center. Reeded Edge.
* Unidentified 614. THE CAR WASH. $1.00. 27 mm White Metal ring, 16 mm Brass center. Reeded Edge.
* Token Manufactureres Stock Tokens. Group 12. CARWASH TOKEN. NO CASH VALUE. NO REFUNDS (Antique Car). Control Token (VB on heraldic shield inside wreath). 27 mm Brass ring, 16 mm Steel center. Reeded Edge

8. The WBCC Bi-metallic Quiz Game Jack Hepler, USA
In 1992 Russia issued a 100 Roubles Bi-metallic coin. What animal is featured on this coin? 
a. Kazarka.
b.  Eagle.
c.  Tiger.
d.  Snake.
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 #436
The most dangerous labor of Hercules was the twelfth and final one. Eurystheus ordered Hercules to go to the Underworld and kidnap the beast called Cerberus. Cerberus was a vicious beast that guarded the entrance to Hades and kept the living from entering the world of the dead. Cerberus was a strange mixture of creatures. The Gibraltar Bi-metallic 2 Pounds shows the Cerberus to have the heads of which animal? 
a.  Bull.
b.  Dog.
c.  Lion.
d.  Snake.
Answer to Question #436 is Dog.

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. If more than one member gets the correct answer, a random drawing will be conducted to select a winner. There  were 14 players in game #435 and the winner was Cees  v. d. Hulst (WBCC member #64).

10. New Bi- or Tri-metallic Rod Sell, WBCC Webmaster
The new Bi- and Tri-metallic images shown at:
* Libya 2004 half dinar
* San Marino 2004 2 Euros
* Italy 2004 2 EurosAlderney Fantasy Euros
* Moldova Fantasy Euros
* Canary Islands Fantasy Euros
* Croatia Fantasy Euros
* Albania Fantasy Euros
* German amusement tokens
* Domenican Republic bi-metallics
* Mexico 100 Peso Michoacan de Ocampo
* Greece, Thessaloniki Regency Casino Token

11. WBCC Auction 71 accepting Rod Sell, WBCC Auction Provider
In future auction, i will only accept 5 NEW BIDS per member in the last hour.  This restriction does not apply to rebids on lots where members have been out bid.
Auction 71 is now open for listing lots.
The auction starts on the 5th February 2005 with WBCC Newsmail 443.
The lots listed so far can be seen at:
Please email me with any lots you wish to list.  There is a maximum of 20 per member.
My email is

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 is sponsored at the Basel World Money Fair 2005, , by:
Schuler Presses, Germany, and
The Portuguese Mint (INCM),


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