Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club
Newsmail #463

WBCC Newsmail 463 Volume 10, June 25, 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.

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

1. New WBCC Martin Peeters, WBCC Focal Point
We have a new WBCC member. Let me introduce him to you:
Name: Luciano Fischer Maia (WBCC member #374), Brazil
Age: 34
Profession: Seller
Hobby: World coins especially Bi- and/or Tri-metallics
Goal: I want know much more about this especial coins.
How did I know about the WBCC: Internet.
2. Bi-metallic coin of 500 Escudos from Portugal (Correction) Joaquim Sabino, Portugal
About last week WBCC Newsmail article about a "new" ringed bimetallic from Portugal. I checked the Krause catalogue (last edition, the 32th). There is an error. KM705a is in fact a 1998 500 escudos bimetallic made with gold and silver, but is lamelar,
not ringed, although the description on Krause catalogue refers it as ringed. There is no doubt about this.
3. Bi-metallic 1 Tl from Wolfgang Schuster, Austria
As the new bim. 1 TL with face value of only some 60 Eurocent found their
way into euroland coin machines because of their 2 Euro specificaitons,
turkey has now minted a second strike, which is 0.2 or 0.1g lighter in
weight, so the machines will not accept them again. I just got a few of
them, so I can confirm that they are released.
4. Bi-metallic Hong Kong $10 1997 Lantau Bridge in a Joaquim Sabino, Portugal
I found at a coin dealer in Portugal several BU Hong Kong $10 1997 (Lantau Bridge) in a nice presentation folder inside a stamped cover. An image of this folder can be seen at the image library of our wbcc page. I think price is very interesting: 4.00 EUR ($5.00). I’m available to supply any wbcc member in a non-profit basis. But consider postage (air mail) : Europe 1.20 EUR ($1.50), Rest of the World 1.80 EUR ($2.30). Contact me at if you are interested.

5. 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 very tame, domesticated animal. Which animal is shown on this 2003 Bi-metallic 100 Tenge of Kazakstan? 
a.  Horse.
b.  Sheep.
c.  Cow.
d.  Dog.
Please send your answer to:
Note: See this coin and many others by visiting the WBCC website;
Answer to Bi-metallic Quiz Game question #462:
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.
Answer to Question #462 is Horse, answer "d".

6. 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 12 players in game #461 and the winner was Keith Beaumont (WBCC member #190)
7. WBCC Auction 74 accepting Rod Sell, WBCC Auction Provider
I am accepting lots for WBCC Auction 74, which will start on 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.

"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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