Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club
Newsmail #462

WBCC Newsmail 462 Volume 10, June 18, 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.

Welcome into the World Of Bi-metallics. I hope you find
this week's WBCC Newsmail informative and interesting.

1. WBCC at Dutch Mint Open Day... by Frans Dubois, Netherlands
Last Saturday, June 11, the WBCC was represented at The Open Day of the (Dutch) Mint.  The first people that waited for the opening hour were present at 02.00 and the doors opened at 10.00.  Most of the thousands of people came for the special sets and for the box with the eight rolls of coins of 2005. Only 3000 of the 5000 boxes were available and there was only one box for each visitor.  This means that the 2005 coins will be very scarce.  Many people visited the booth of the WBCC where Jean Verleg and Frans Dubois spoke to many people that were interested in bimetallic coins and tokens. Like before, the Dutch Mintmaster showed his interest for the WBCC and also the former Mintmaster came to visit our table.  I think it was a very succesful day for the WBCC!

2. Bimetallic coin of 500 Escudos from Frans Dubois, Netherlands
Our Belgium member Eddy Maes told me about a bimetallic 500 Escudos, silver ring
with gold center, mintage 15.000   Dated 1998 and is in Proof.  The coin is mentioned
in Krause and has KM nr 705 A Portugal.

3. Mexican States Jack Hepler, USA
Veracruz-Llave, Mexico; from (FOTW) Flags Of The World website
The Veracruz coat of arms found on the Mexican States 100 Pesos series,   features a cross and two colums supporting a fortress.  Ribbons that wrap around the columns read "Plvs Vltra". The text: "Vera" appears on the cross.  These emblems are superimposed on a shield with 13 stars on the border.  The shield is surrounded by a wreath of flowers.
Coat of Arms colors:  The center of the shield is blue, white and green, the fortress is  yellow as is the border surrounding the center of the shield.  The yellow border is in turn surrounded by a lavender border.  The cross is red and the wreath is green with yellow and red flowers.
This coin and others of the series may be seen at the WBCC website:
Additional information about Veracruz may be found at the FOTW website

4. The WBCC Bi-metallic Quiz Game Jack Hepler, USA
The Bi-metallic Italian 500 Lira of 1997 commemorates 50 years of the "Polizia di Stato". 
Incorporated in the design of this beautiful coin is a creature with the head and arms of a man with wings.  What animal is the third part of the creature?
a.  Lion.
b.  Deer.
c.  Porpoise.
d.  Horse.
Please send your answer to:
Note: See this coin and many others by visiting the WBCC website;
Answer to Bi-metallic Quiz Game question #461:
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.
Answer to Question #461 is eight, answer "a"; Cow, but I don't know which species.

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 nine players in game #460 and the winner was John Beckman (WBCC member #134).

6. New Bi- or Tri-metallic Rod Sell, WBCC Webmaster
The new Bi- and Tri-metallic images shown at:
*Slovakai 2004 mint set medal Town of Kremnica.
*Mongolia  500 Togros 2005 snow leopard, silver/niobium.
*Mongolia  500 Togros 2005 equestrian.

7.  WBCC Auction 74 accepting Rod Sell, WBCC Auction Provider
I am accepting lots for WBCC Auction 74, which will start of the 6th August.
The  lots listed so far can be seen at
Please email your lots to me at
Members can list up to 20 lots in each auction.  The members will be listed in the sequence their first lot is received.  So list early and be near the start of the page.
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.
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  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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