Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club
Newsmail #438


WBCC Newsmail 438, Volume 10, January 01, 2005

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 really hope you enjoy reading this weeks WBCC Newsmail.
Let me start with: A Happy (Bi-metallic) New Year (US, UK, Canada, etc.), Een Gelukkig Nieuwjaar (Netherlands), Kodt nytt år (Norway), Head Uut Aastat (Estland), Onnellista Uuta Vuottai (Finland), Shana Tova (Israel), Ein gutes Neues Jahr (Germany), Felice anno nuovo (Italy), Feliz Año Nuevo (Spain), Saehae Bok Mani Baduseyo (Korea), Boldog Uj Evet (Hungary), chastlivogo Novogo Goda (Russia), Bonne et heureuse nouvelle année (France), Godt nytår (Danmark), Statstny Novy rok (Slovakia), Szczesliwego Nowego Roku (Poland), Um próspero Ano novo (Portugugal), Sretna Nova Godina (Croatia), Stastny ovy Rok  (Czech Republic), Lyckligt Nytt År (Sweden), Laimingu Naujuju Metu (Lithuania), Laimingu jauno gadu (Latvia), Xing nian kuai le (China), SinNiKuaiLo (Taiwan), Manigong Bagong Taon (Philippines), Naya Saal Mubarak (Hindi), Sun Lin Fi Lok (Hong Kong) to ALL and from ALL WBCC members.
1. A new WBCC Martin Peeters, WBCC Focal Point
We have a new WBCC member. Let me introduce him to you:
Name: Pete Morelewicz (WBCC member #361), USA
Age: 31
Profession: graphic designer
Hobby: Just Bi- and/or Tri-metallic coins and tokens of the world
Goal: to learn, to collect, to have fun
Against: quad- and quint-metallics
How did I know about the WBCC: through ANA
2. The 2004 WBCC Benjamin Muñiz Garcia, Spain
For the first time in the history of the Worldwide Bi-metallic Collectors Club (WBCC) you can vote for the 2004 WBCC Award.
Vote by e-mail until Wednesday 5th January.
Result will be published in the WBCC Newsmail 439, January 7, 2004
To see the Bi-metallic coin images visit:
You have one vote for each category.
Send your votes to

Category 1: Best Bi-metallic Circulating coin 2004
1.1 - Cuba, 'Che Guevara', 5 Pesos, minted 1999 / released 2004
1.2 - Greece, 'Olympics', 2 Euro, 2004
1.3 - South Africa, 'Gnu', 5 Rand, 2004

Category 2: Best Bi-metallic Non Circulating coin 2004
2.1 Austria, 25 Euro, 150 yeras of Alpine Railway, Green Niobium Center.
2.2 - Latvia, 1 Lats, 2004, Blue Niobium Center
2.3 - Spain, 'Dali' , 50 Euro, 2004. (Small gold piece can be removed )

Category 3: Best Bi-metallic Country 2004
3.1 - Mexico for the 'Mexican States Program'
3.2 - Russia for the 'Ancient Towns' serie
3.3 - Thailand for 5 bimetallic coins minted in 2004
To see the Bi-metallic coin images visit:
3. Bi-metallics 2004 from Michael Ayrapetov, USA
a. On December 27, 2004 the Central Bank of Russia issued 4 new Bi-metallic Gold/Silver coins in series " Cities and Towns of Golden Ring": 2 coins of 5 Roubles - Rostov and Uglich; 2 coins of 100 Roubles - Rostov and Uglich. The URL of text on Russian Language and images is:
and in English language
b. On January 11, 2005 the Central Bank of Russia will issue Bi-metallic Brass/Copper-Nickel 10 Roubles coin in commemoration of 60th Anniversary of Victory in World War II. The URL of text on Russian Language and images is: and in English language:

4. Saw in Paul Baker, UK
First time I have seen it on ebay.....500 Leones 2004 - only one side inimage.
5. Bi-metallic token from Aurora, Cliff Anderson, USA
Look at to see that a new Bi-metallic parking token has been issued by Aurora, Illinois, in November 2004.
This piece is 25 mm in diameter and was minted by the Roger Williams Mint. 
In response to a telephone inquiry, that office made it clear that the new tokens were not meant for collectors, but only for the Aurora downtown businesses. 
Nevertheless, a letter to the Aurora City Motor Vehicle Parking Systems, 5 East Downer Place, Suite F, Aurora, IL 60506 (address from the website), enclosing $3, did result in that office sending 4 tokens. 
See the image in the "new images" section of the WBCC website. 
The envelope from Aurora showed a slightly different return address:  44 E. Downer Place, Aurora, IL 60507-2067.
Thanks go to member Michael Ayrapetov for the "heads up" notification.
6. Bi-metallic play Paul Baker, UK
First British 2 Pound play money coin I have seen with two colours having been made from two colours of plastic.
7. Fake Bi-metallic Martin Peeters, Netherlands
In the Dutch newspapers are articles published December 27th. to warn people about the "World Euro".
A photografh of the fake Euro coin.
If this fake Euro is really made doesn't say the articles. Please take a look at the hand. If it is made this hand would be hard to strike.

8. The WBCC Bi-metallic Quiz Game Jack Hepler, USA
San Marino issued a Bi-metallic 1000 Lire in 2000 and incorporated a bird in the design. This bird is common to Europe, and various species may be seen in other parts of the world. What kind of bird is featured on this coin? 
a.  Dove
b.  Eagle.
c.  Goose
d.  Swallow.
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 #437:
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
Answer to Question #437 is Eagle or Double Headed Eagle.

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 13 players in game #436 and the winner was Michael Ayrapetov (WBCC member #8).

10. New Bi- or Tri-metallic Rod Sell, WBCC Webmaster
The new Bi- and Tri-metallic images shown at:
* Aurora Il. 2004 token
* Elongated bimetallic
* Fake World Euro
* GB  2 Pound ELC play money
* Ukraine 5 Hryven 2004

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
12. My Bi-metallic Fabio Guerrieri, Italy
I have a new address of my web site , please replace my old address.

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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