Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club
Newsmail #448

WBCC Newsmail 448 Volume 10, March 12, 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.  A new WBCC Martin Peeters, WBCC Focal Point
We have a new WBCC member. Let me introduce him to you:
Name: Piran Broadbelt Member 365
Male/Female: Male
Country: England
Age: 26
Profession: Computer Technician
Hobby ): 'Commonwealth' Coins, especially Bi-Metallics
How did I know about the WBCC: Found site whilst searching for information about Gibraltar's Labours Of Hercules BM's
2. New Image Library Austrian Rod Sell, Australia, WBCC webpages provider
I wish to thank member Filomeno Koch for creating and looking after our Image Library Austrian Pages.
The new pages can be viewed at:
The Image Library Austrian link is now directed to this page. If any other members would like to create and look after the images for their Country or region, please email me at:
Currently several members are creating pages for the Image Library.
3. Bi-metallic Car Wash Token in Michael Ayrapetov, USA
I found on eBay bimetallic Generic Car Wash token of USA: Obverse - "CARWASH TOKEN    NO CASH VALUE   $1.00". Reverse - "CARWASH $1.00 VALUE". The Url is:
4. Bi-metallic from Vatican by Michael Ayrapetov, USA
In the site of The Eurocoin Pages I found the picture of the bimetallic coin of Vatican City 2005 "20 Years World Youth Cologne". The URL is:

5. The WBCC Bi-metallic Quiz Game Jack Hepler, USA
Gibraltar issued 12 Bi-metallic coins from 1997 to 2000. The designs of these coins show the 12 trials of Hercules. Hercules' task shown on one of the  coins is to bring back the belt of Hyppolyte. This was not an ordinary belt and not an ordinary warrior. Hyppolyte was queen of the Amazons, a tribe of women warriors. In which trial, is Hercules shown with Hyppolyte? 
a. Trial Three.
b. Trial Five.
c. Trial Seven.
d. Trial Nine.
Please send your answer to:
Note: See this coin and many others by visiting the WBCC website;

Answer to Bi-metallic Quiz Game question #447:
The European bison (Bison bonasus), also called the wisent, and zubr, once roamed the great temperate, deciduous forest that stretched from the British Isles, through most of Europe and into Siberia. After nearly becoming extinct the bison today consists of about 1,000 animals, with 69% free ranging in Poland, Belarus, Russia, Lithuania, Romania, and Ukraine. Which country features the bison on a 1994 Bi-metallic coin? 
a.  Poland.
b.  Russia.
c.  Lithuania.
d.  Ukraine.
Answer to Question #447 is Russia.

6. 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 nine players in game #446 and the winner was Claudio Revello (WBCC member #207).
7. New Bi- or Tri-metallic Rod Sell, WBCC Webmaster
The new Bi- and Tri-metallic images shown at:
* Mexico 2005 100 Pesos Guerrero
* Austria 2005 2 Euro
* Canada Four Corners Coin and Currency medal
* Andorra 2003 fantasy euros
* Vatican 2005 Fantasy euros
* Vatican Medal
* Poland 2003 Fantasy 1 Euro
* Mexico Hidalgo $100 gold and silver centers
8. WBCC Auction 72 accepting Rod Sell, WBCC Auction Provider
I am now accepting lots for Auction 72 which will open in April.
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

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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