WBCC Newsmail 446 Volume
10, February 26, 2005
Composed with help from
members of the
Bi-metallic Collectors Club (WBCC),
published by: Martin
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. WBCC Webpages...by By Rod Sell, WBCC Webpages provider
Is the WBCC Web Site important to you?
Is the Image Library important to you?
If it is, i need your help in maintaining and developing it. The image library
is currently 2 years out of date. All the new images for the past 2 years
are held in the many New Images pages linked at the bottom of the New
I do not have the time to update the images from the new Images pages to
the Library. I also do not have the budget to host more space on the WBCC
site. So if you want to keep the Image Library, Members will have to host
some of the pages. I would suggest members host pages relating to their
Country, as they have much better information on the items.
The Countries with many images are the ones that it would help if hosted
by Members. The Countries are Austria, Canada, China, France, GB, Germany,
Gibraltar, Italy, Mexico, Netherlands, Portugal, Russia, San Marino, Vatican
and the USA.
The pages hosted by members will be linked from the Image Library. I will
email you the new images when i receive them. If you can help please email
me at email@example.com
2. New WBCC members.......by Martin Peeters, WBCC Focal Point
We have 2 new WBCC members. Let me introduce them to you:
Name: MEHLHAUSEN, Wolfgang Jürgen (WBCC member #363), Germany
Profession: Coindealer and journalist
Hobby: World coins especially Bi- and/or Tri-metallics, * European Coins
especially Bi- and/or Tri-metallics, Circulating Bi- and/or Tri-metallic coins
of the world, Bi- and/or Tri-metallic especially Ecu and Euro coins
How did I know about the WBCC: World Money Fair Basel, magazine MÜNZEN
und PAPIERGELD GERMANY
Name: William (Bill) A. Brown (WBCC member #364), Canada
Profession: sales professional (digital imaging and sport optics)
Hobby Circulating Bi- and/or Tri-metallic coins of the world. I presently
collect Canadian Bi-metallic coins and tokens (a very modest collection) and
am looking for more information regarding world Bi/Trimetal coins.
Goal: To learn more about Bi-metallicse.
How did I know about the WBCC: Article in Canadian Coin News
3. Bi-metallic 10 Franken 2006 from Switzerland.......by Hans Bucek,
I managed to find out, what the next Bi-metallic 10 Fr Switzerland 2006
bimetallic will be: It is number 3 of the Swiss mountain series, depicting
the "Piz Bernina". In the race of famous maintains Piz Bernina won against
the "Eiger" mountain which may be the next then. But this is my personal
4. Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2005 from San Marino.......by Gerhard Schon,
San Marino will issue a Bi-metallic 2 Euro coin in 2005 on the International
Year of Physics as declared by the United Nations (coinciding with the centennial
of publication of the Special Relativity Theory by Albert Einstein). Mintage
will be something between 110.000 and 130.000 pieces.
5. Bi-metallic pictures from Austria........by Michael Ayrapetov,
In the site of "The Euro Coin Pages" I found the picture of Bi-metallic
2 Euro coin of Austria 2005 "50th Anniversary of Statehood" and name of Bi-metallic
2 Euro coin of Vatican 2005: "20 years world youth Cologne". The URL is:
6. Bi-metallic Fantasy Euros.......by Jose Luis Ramirez, Spain
In the WBCC webpages you can see the following images from Bi-metallic fantasy
euros. From these countries or part of some countries:
I have obtained another version of the Euros of Andorra (specimen type)
I will send you the images coming soon.
7. The WBCC Bi-metallic Quiz Game #446...by Jack Hepler, USA
Which of the following countries features a stylized Falcon in the design
of a Bi-metallic coin?
a. The Gambia.
Please send your answer to me: firstname.lastname@example.org
Note: See this coin and many others by visiting the WBCC website; http://www.wbcc-online.com
Answer to Bi-metallic Quiz Game question #445:
Simorgh is a bird from a poem by Farid od-Din Attar (born around 1136) The
Bird Parliament is a mystical allegory in which the birds all set off in search
of the mythical Simorgh, whom they wish to make their king. This story symbolizes
the quest of the soul for union with God, and ends with their discovery that
they have no existence separate from the object of their search. This theme
is found on a recently released Bi-metallic coin of which country?
c. Saudi Arabia.
Answer to Question #445 is Iran.
8. WBCC Quiz Game Prize...by 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 8 players
in game #444 and the winner was Tom Galway (WBCC member #68).
9. New Bi- or Tri-metallic images.......by Rod Sell, WBCC Webmaster
The new Bi- and Tri-metallic images shown at:
* Thailand 10 baht Centenary of The Military Transport Department.
* Siberia 2005 fantasy euros
* Macdonia 2005 fantasy euros
* Lapland 2005 fantasy euros
* Kosovo 2005 fantasy euros
* Chechnia 2005 fantasy euros
* Spain 2005 2 Euro
10. WBCC Auction 72 excepting items......by Rod Sell, WBCC Auction
I am now accepting lots for Auction 72 which will open in April.
The lots listed so far can be seen at: http://wbcc-online.com/auction/auction72.html
Please email me with any lots you wish to list. There is a maximum of 20
lots per member. My email is Rod.Sell@elderwyn.com
11. Bi-metallic from Micronesia.......by Oded Paz, USA
Does anyone need the Micronesia, Bi-metallic One dollar, 2004?
Price would be $32 + $2 S&H = $34
You can see the coin here: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=3944479482
(auction is closed)
"See you" next week, Martin Peeters, Focal Point of the Worldwide Bi-metallic
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
& Auction Provider, Rod Sell, Australia.
Frans Dubois, Netherlands.
Relations: Cliff Anderson,USA.
Centre: Paul Baker,
Centre: Jack Hepler,
Focal Point: Ray Lockwood,
Point: Martin Peeters,
The WBCC is sponsored at the Basel
World Money Fair 2005,
Schuler Presses, Germany, http://www.schulergroup.com
The Portuguese Mint (INCM), http://www.incm.pt