Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club
Newsmail #457

WBCC Newsmail 457 Volume 10, May 14, 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 Martin Peeters, WBCC Focal Point
We have 2 new WBCC members. Let me introduce them to you:
Name: Adress Rossi (WBCC member #370), Argentina
Age: 57
Profession: Graduate in Edafology
Hobby: World coins especially Bi- and/or Tri-metallics
Goal: Obtain the biggest quantity of bimetallic coins
How did I know about the WBCC: Internet forums
Name: Kenji Natseme (WBCC member #371), France
Age: 47
Profession: Employee (Kuoni Travel)
Hobby: World coins and tokens including many Bi- and/or Tri-metallics
Goal: 1000 new entries to my collection per year
Against: Plastic cards driving out metallic tokens as method of payment
How did I know about the WBCC: Internet
2. Bi-metallic from Massimiliano (Max) Aiello, Italy
Commemorative the 100th anniversary of Slovenska Sokolska Zveza (the Slovenian "Falcon" sports association) bi-metallic coin with a nominal value of 500 Tolars, made of an inner core (alloy: 75% copper, 25% nickel) and outer ring (alloy: 78% copper, 20% zinc, 2% nickel), with a weight of 9g and a diameter of 28mm, with a mintage of 200,000. Features determined in the Decree on the Mintage, Components, Denominations and Main Features of Commemorative Coins (Official Gazette of the Republic of Slovenia, no. 13/05).
3. Bi-metallics from Jacek Stacel, Poland
2 Russian Bi-metallic 10 Roubles 2005 emission 19 may.
4. The WBCC Bi-metallic Quiz Game Jack Hepler, USA
Armenia issued its first circulation Bi-metallic coins in 2003. One of the features of this is the national crest or coat of arms. Which bird is shown on the 2003 Bi-metallic 500 Dram of Armenia?
a.  Eagle.
b.  Pigeon.
c.  Falcon.
d.  Ibis.
Please send your answer to:
Note: See this coin and many others by visiting the WBCC website;
Answer to Bi-metallic Quiz Game question #456:
Kazakstan issued four Bi-metallic coins in 2003 with stylized pictures. One of the designs had a wild and elusive animal. Which animal is shown on the 2003 Bi-metallic 100 Tenge of Kazakstan? 
a.  Wild Horse.
b.  Panther.
c.  Bison.
d.  Kazarka.
Answer to Question #456 is Panther (or Snow Leopard), answer "b".

5. 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 8 players in game #455 and the winner was Bertie van Haag (WBCC member #261).

6. New Bi- or Tri-metallic Rod Sell, WBCC Webmaster
The new Bi- and Tri-metallic images shown at:
* Niger 2005 6000 CFA
* Benin 2005 5000 CFA
* Finland 2003 5 Euro
* Kazakhstan 2004 500 Tehre (Coins of old design)
7.  WBCC Auction 73 accepting Rod Sell, WBCC Auction Provider
You have just 3 weeks to lots for Auction 73. This auction opens on the 4th June 2005 with the sending of WBCC Newsmail 460 and closes one week later at 11PM 11th June 2005 Sydney time.
The lots listed so far can be seen at:
Please note there has been a rule change.  No bids on NEW LOTS will be accepted in the last hour of the auction. So make sure you bid early for those lots you want.
You can REBID on any lot at any time.  Emails received after the close time of 11PM will not be actioned, so don't wait until the last minute to bid.

Please email me with any lots you wish to list. Members can list up to 20 lots in each auction. 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 World Money Fair 2005, , by:
Schuler Presses, Germany, and
The Portuguese Mint (INCM),


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