Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club
Newsmail #450

WBCC Newsmail 450 Volume 10, March 26, 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. New WBCC library pages with Bi-metallics.....By Rod Sell, WBCC Webpages Provider
My thanks go to Zdravko Bosnjak for creating and maintaining pages for
Albania, Bosnia&Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Greece, Hungary, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia and Yugoslavia
The links is or to these new pages can be seen in our WBCC Image Library index page at
If you would like to host and maintain pages for your Country or Countries in your region. Please email me at
2. Bi-metallic 2 Pound from Great Manuel Diez Gonzalez, Spain
I saw in one internet foro from Spain next image about new Bi-metallic 2 Pound 2005 from G. Britain commemorating end second World War.
3. Bi-metallic from Manuel Diez Gonzalez, Spain
In numismatic forum of Spain I saw next information. Jose Luis Ramirez and me are members.
The Governor of the Bank of Algeria,
The fifty 50 dinar detail(room) is of type bimétallique.
It is constituted by a bronze outside crown of yellow colour and by a rustproof steel heart set inside this crown and inside colour grey steel.
Outside diameter: 28,50 ± 0,05 mm
Diameter of the heart: 19,55 ± 0,05 mm
Weight of the crown: 5,10 ± 0,14 g
Weight of the heart: 4,17 ± 0,14 g
Total weight: 9,27 ± 0,28 g
Thickness in the cordon: 2,26 ± 0,06 mm.
Heart: steel Aisi 430
Crown: copper 92 %
Aluminium 6 %
Nickel 2 %
- on the heart:
- Main motive: official logo held(retained) for this remembrance and symbolized by the profiles of a moudjahid and a moudjahida, a weapon in the hand, directed to the right-hand side;
- The croissant(crescent) and the star of the Algerian flag, hatched in 90 ° (heraldic symbolization of the red colour);
- The left(awkward) zone, limited by the moudjahid, hatched in 135 ° (heraldic symbolization of the green colour);
- On the straight(right) part(party), the figure 5.
B-Sur crowns her(it):
Mentions unambiguously and in national language:
- On the straight(right) top in half moon:
- On the part(party) superior left(awkward) in half moon:
- On the bottom two superimposed dates: 1954 and 2004;
- Continuation of the hatchings in 135 ° (heraldic symbolization of the green colour);
- Continuation of the head and the lower limbs of both persons;
- On the straight(right) part(party), the figure 0.
- inside the heart:
Main motive: figure 50, stylized and inspired by an architectural decoration of Ottoman time.
Sur crowns her(it):
Mentions unambiguously and in national language:
- On the top:
- On the bottom:
- A star on both sides of the figure 50.
the number of details(rooms) concerned by this broadcast(emission,issue) is limited to three millions ( 3.000.000 )

4. Bi-metallic 500 Lire Dave Camire, USA
Here is an 1993 Vatacan 500 Lire error:
5. Bi-metallic Car Wash  Michael Ayrapetov, USA
I found on eBay one new bimetallic Car Wash token of Redding, California, USA:  Obverse - "SHASTA CARWASH WESTWOOD VILLAGE, REDDING $1.00"; Reverse: "SELF SERVICE CAR WASH NO CASH VALUE (picture of car being washed)". Item Number is: 3964410166

6. Bi-metallic Fantasy Jose Luis Ramirez, Spain
The next week I will send to you more images from other euro test coins that I have obtained.
I have updated my webpage with this last coins.
Vaticane City, Sweden, Serbia, Montenegro, Madeira Island, Kamberra, Hungary, Gdansk

7. Bi-metallic Euros Walter Guiliani, Italy
Found some strange Bi-metallic Euros in Ebay;
* Bi-metallic - 1 euro with inside 1 cent coin - ebay N. 3965599258
* Bi-metallic - 2 euro with inside 2 cent coin - ebay N. 3965599990
8. The WBCC Bi-metallic Quiz Game Jack Hepler, USA
Kazakstan issued four Bi-metallic coins in 2003 with stylized pictures. One of the designs had a bird. Which bird is shown on the 2003 Bi-metallic 100 Tenge of Kazakstan?
a. Dove.
b. Eagle.
c. Flamingo.
d. Chicken.
Please send your answer to:
Note: See this coin and many others by visiting the WBCC website;

Answer to Bi-metallic Quiz Game question #449:
Italy issued Bi-metallic 500 Lira coins for standard circulation starting in 1982. Which animal will you find in the design of these coins? 
a. Lion.
b. Horse.
c. Bear.
d. No animal is on these coins.
Answer to Question #449 is Horse, answer "b".  A close look at the coin is required to see this animal.

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 nine players in game #448 and the winner was Gabor Toth (WBCC member #80).
Correction:  The correct answer for Quiz Question #448 was Nine.

10. TWOB-50 almost ready for Martin Peeters, Netherlands
The next issue of TWOB (The World Of Bi-metallics catalog) will be ready on April 1st. It will be send as an attached Excel file
11. New Bi- or Tri-metallic Rod Sell, WBCC Webmaster
The new Bi- and Tri-metallic images shown at:
* GB 2005 2 pound 60th Anniversary of end of WW II
* Vatican error 500L
12. WBCC Auction 72 accepting Rod Sell, WBCC Auction Provider
I am still 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
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