Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club
Newsmail #459

WBCC Newsmail 459 Volume 10, May 28, 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. WBCC Focal Point on Martin Peeters, WBCC Focal Point
Please notice that I will be on vacation now till June 18th. This means WBCC Newsmail 460, 461 and 462 will be composed by Jack Hepler in the US. Please send your nice articles about Bi- and Tri-metallics to Jack, E-mail:
2. Bi-metallic Euros 2005 from Vatican Jose Luis Ramirez, Spain
Look at this webpage the new BU set from the Vatican City: "Sede Vacante"
This time these are real Euro set:
3. Bi-metallics from Bosnia and Zdravko Bosnjak, Hungary
Bosnia and Hercegovina will soon issue new Bi-metallic coin 5KM (Konvertbilnih Maraka/Convertible Mark).Here are characteristics: Dated 2005. Mintage 5 Millions, Weight 9 grams, Diameter 28 mm, Edge -Reeded, Material Ring Cooper-Nickel , Center 5,5% Nickel-Brass (as 1 euro). Face value is about 2.5 Euro.

4. Bi-metallics from Kenya? Fran Pascual, Spain
I lose this article in google (, speak for some new coins in Kenya of  5, 10,  50 cents, 5 and 20 Shillings with a new portrait of founding father of the nation, Jomo Kenyatta.
The coins of 5, and 20 shillings are actually bimetallics, then I think that  will be new Bi-metallic coins designs.
--Remark WBCC Focal Point: It is not sufficiently clear and definite about new bi-metallic coins types
5. Bi-metallic Car Wash Michael Ayrapetov, USA
I found on eBay 2 new Bi-metallic tokens of USA (both auctions have ended):
a.Splish Splash Car Wash. Item number:
b. Scherer Carwashes. St Boni, Rockford, Watertown, Delano (Minnesota). Item number:

6. WBCC Bi-metallic Quiz Game Jack Hepler, USA
The People's Republic of China issued a Bi-metallic 10 Yuan in 1999 commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Republic. The design features birds that appear to be doves flying over the number 50. How many doves are shown?
a.  Eight.
b.  Six.
c.  Four.
d.  Three.
Please send your answer to:
Note: See this coin and many others by visiting the WBCC website;
Answer to Bi-metallic Quiz Game question #458:
The Dominican Republic issued a Bi-metallic 5 Pesos in 1997. The national Coat of Arms is included in the design of this coin. The design shows a bible, a cross, 4 Dominican flags and two spears. There are branches of two trees around the shield, and above on a ribbon is the motto "Dios, Patria, Libertad" meaning "God, Fatherland, Liberty". Below the shield is another ribbon bearing the name of the country "República Dominicana". One of the branches in the design is a palm. What kind of tree is the other branch?
a.  Cedar.
b.  Pine.
c.  Oak.
d.  Olive.
The correct answer is "d", Olive.

7. 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 #457 and the winner was Gabor Toth (WBCC member #80).

8.  WBCC Auction 73 only 6 days to list your Rod Sell, WBCC Auction Provider
You have only 6 days to list 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 now with any lots you wish to list. Members can list up to 20 lots in each auction.  My email is

"See you" next month, 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
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WBCC Webmaster & Auction Provider, Rod Sell, Australia.
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WBCC Focal Point: Martin Peeters, Netherlands
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