Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club
Newsmail #440


WBCC Newsmail 440, Volume 10, January 15, 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.
1. The 2004 WBCC Awards voting Benjamin Muñiz Garcia, Spain
Here are the results of the 2004 WBCC Awards competion. 47 members have voted. There is a draw in the best circulating coin between Greece 2 Euro and South Africa 5 Rand. Also there is a clear victory of Mexico as the best Bi-metallic country of 2004. 2004 WBCC Awards
* Best Circulating - Votes %
Cuba 9 19,1489%
Greece 19 40,4255%
South Afr. 19 40,4255%
* Best Non Circulating
Austria 10 21,2766%
Latvia 20 42,5532%
Spain 17 36,1702%
* Best Country
Mexico 27 57,4468%
Russia 13 27,6596%
Thailand 7 14,8936%
The results are published at:
--Remark WBCC Focal Point
The WBCC Awards Certificate will be hand over to the winner at the World Money Fair, february 2005
2. My Webpages (with Bi-metallics) Paul Baker, UK
I have just done an update to my website with lots more info and images on African coins. Bi-metallics are included in the Kenya, Mozambique and West African States updates:
* Kenya
Kenya's recent coins - their bi-metallic coins and much more - update and
extension to original text of February 2001
* Mozambique
Started page with - Mozambique's Two Most Recent Circulation Coins
* Namibia
Added image of 2002 coin and generally update rest of the text.
* Somalia
Started page with - Somalia's "Commemorative" Coins
* Swaziland
Swaziland's Coinage - An Introduction and Some Examples - update and
extension to original text of March 2001.
Added a second page - Varieties on Swaziland's 12-scallop Coins
* West African States
Updated with big update regarding 2004 dated issues

3. Bi-metallics from Ukraine Liu jian, China
Here are the pictures of six new Bi-metallic coins from Ukraine Year 2005 20 Hryvnias for 60th anniversary of the United Nations
Common obverse:
Different reverse: six General secretary of the UN
4. Bi-metallic fantasy 1 Stanisław Buławski. Poland
I send you scans Bi-metallic fantasy coin "1 siema".Edition 2 000 pieces.This coins sale in charitable auction "WOSP".
5. Bi-metallics in Ebay (1) Antonio Barrena Mateo, Spain
The following Bi-metallics I saw in Ebay:
* Togo: 2004 2000 Fr Huge 2-OZ Year of Monkey Ag/Au, Proof
* Togo: *New* 2004 1000 Fr Year of Monkey Ag/Au Proof
6. Bi-metallics in Eaby (2) Manuel Diez Gonzalez, Spain
The following Bi-metallic I saw in Ebay:
* St.-Helena, Neu 2 Pds. Wappen 2003, aber Bimetall
--Remark WBCC Focal Point: This is the first time a 2 Pound Bi-metallic from St. Helena was shown.
7. The WBCC Bi-metallic Quiz Game Jack Hepler, USA
Petroglyphs or Bioglyphs may be found in the design of a circulating Bi-metallic coin. The design is symbolic of a hummingbird or colibri, and may be seen as very large images on the plains of Nazca.  The plain of Nazca is located in the country that issued the Bi-metallic coins. Where
is the plain of Nazca?
a.  Argentina.
b.  Australia.
c.  Kenya.
d.  Peru.
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 #439:
The Mexican Bi-metallic series of circulating coins features a common reverse design with an eagle holding a snake in its beak. The design continues on the new Bi-metallic series of 100 Pesos coins honoring the 32 Estatos of Mexico. Originally nomads from the north or west of Mexico, the Aztecs were led to the Valley of Mexico by their priests. They settled on the islands in the series of lakes which then filled much of the valley because it was there that they happened to spy an eagle - the prophesied sign that this was the place to stop their wanderings. The eagle was perched on what kind of plant? 
a.  Arbol de Pan.
b.  Cactus.
c.  Guacari Tree.
d.  Palm Tree
Answer to Question #439 is Cactus.

8. 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 15 players in game #438 and the winner was Meir Sapir (WBCC member #296).

9. New Bi- or Tri-metallic Rod Sell, WBCC Webmaster
The new Bi- and Tri-metallic images shown at:
* 1 siema, fantasy bimetallic
* Ukraine 2005 20 hryvnias for 60th Anniversary of the UN
* Switzerland 2005 Jungfrau 10 Fr.
* St. Helena 2003 2 pound
* Niger 6000 CFA 2005.  Stop Malaria
* Benin 6000 CFA 2005.  Olympics and Pope John Paul II

10. WBCC Auction 71 accepting Rod Sell, WBCC Auction Provider
Auction 71 is now open for listing lots. The auction starts in 3 weeks 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 lots 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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