Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club
Newsmail #461

WBCC Newsmail 461 Volume 10, June 11, 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
Edited this week by Jack Hepler, WBCC Member #47.


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. Bi-metallics from the Martin Peeters, Netherlands
This week (actually last week) I recieved my 2005 Euroset (1st edition) with the Bi-metallic 1 and 2 Euro from the Vatican. The set depicts ofcourse still the former Pope.  A scan can be seen in the WBCC images section:

2  WBCC Official Martin Peeters, Netherlands

The WBCC had made for the second time an official posstamp. They only  can be used in the Netherlands (sorry!). If you have still interest in those stamp, just let me know.
They are together with 10 pieces.

3. Mexican States Jack Hepler, USA
Yucatán, Mexico; from (FOTW) Flags Of The World website
The Yucatán coat of arms found on the Mexican States 100 Pesos series, consists of an "Iberian" shield (round bottom with parallel sides and flat top), a deer leaping in the center over an unidentified plant on a mound, all under a sun placed in the upper right corner.  The border contains two churches, right and left, and two castle towers, top and bottom. Below the shield is a scroll with the inscription "YUCATÁN" in black capital letters.
This coin and others of the series may be seen at the WBCC website:
Additional information about Yucatán may be found at the FOTW website:

4. The WBCC Bi-metallic Quiz Game Jack Hepler, USA
Botswana issued a nice Bi-metallic coin in 2000.  The face value of this coin is 5 Pula.  On one side is the coat of arms showing a shield flanked left and right by zebras.  The shield shows the head of which animal?
a.  Cow.
b.  Lion.
c.  Elephant.
d.  Zebra.
Please send your answer to:
Note: See this coin and many others by visiting the WBCC website;
Answer to Bi-metallic Quiz Game question #460:
The mole-rat is a solitary, subterranean rodent that excavates and inhabits its own tunnel system.  The mole-rat produces its 'head-drumming' (vibrational) communication in order to announce its presence and defend its territory.  Studies are underway to better understand this animal and
how it survives in such confined space.  The image of a mole rat is found on a Russian Bi-metallic coin.  What is the other name for this animal?
a.  Kazarka.
b.  Spalax.
c.  Egret.
d.  Capercallie.
Answer to Question #460 is eight, answer "b" Spalax.

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 eight players in game #459 and the winner was  Tom Galway (WBCC member #68).

6.  WBCC Auction Rod Sell, Australia
WBCC Auction 73 is now in it's last day.  The 162 interesting lots can be
seen at
Please email your bids to me at
Please note no NEW bids will be accepted in the last hour of the auction.
There is no restrictions on rebidding on lots you have been out bid on.
The Auction will close at 11PM on Saturday 11th June, Sydney time.  All
emails received after 11 will be ignored.  So make sure you bid early.

"See you" next week  Jack Hepler for:
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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