Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club
Newsmail #464

WBCC Newsmail 464 Volume 10, July 02, 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 hope you find this week's WBCC Newsmail informative and interesting.

1. Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2005 from Vatican Martin Peeters, Netherlands
This week I recieved the Vatican City 2 Euro 2004 commemorate 75 anniversary of the Vaticane City State;
The price was 11 Euro. In the next WBCC Auction 1 piece will be in.
2. Bi-metallic Vatican Euro set Max Aiello, Italy
I have received from Ufficio Filatelico Numismatico Vaticano:
On 2 April 2005, Holy Father John Paul II passed away; on 19 April 2005, Pope Benedict XVI was elected.
During the vacancy of the See, ordinary administration was assumed by the Apostolic Camera, presided over by the Cardinal Camerlingo of the Holy Roman Church and composed of the Vice-Camerlingo and the Cleric Prelates of the Camera. The issuing of coins during the Vacant See is intended to commemorate the event and to ensure continuity by exercising the State's authority to mint coins.
The series includes 8 different values (2 Euro, 1 Euro, 50, 20, 10, 5, 2 and 1 Eurocent). The reverse side bears the standard technical characteristics, which are the same for all the countries that have adopted the European single currency. The obverse side of all the coins bears the heraldic arms of the Cardinal Camerlingo and of the Apostolic Camera (two keys in saltire  surmounted by a canopy), and the words "CITTA' DEL VATICANO", "SEDE VACANTE MMV" together with twelve stars.
Only Bu version, mintage 60.000 series.
--Remark WBCC Focal Point: In WBCC Newsmail 459 we could see already the scans of the 1 and 2 Euro 2005, Sede Vacante;
3. Bi-metallic 2 Euros from wolfgang Schuster, Austria
Germany is considering to issue 2 Euro Bi-metallic coins starting 2006 over the next 16 years (because of 16 german provinces), commemorating the following:
* Heidelberger Schloss
* Frankfurter Römer
* Liebfrauenkirche München
* Reichstag Berlin
* Sansoussi Potsdam
* Bremen Rathaus
* Landungsbrücken Hamburg
* Schweriner Schloss MeVoPo
* Niedersachsen Rathaus Hannover
* Kölner Dom
* Porta Nigra Trier
* Ludwigskirche Saarbrücken
* Dresdner Zwinger
* Magdeburger Dom
* Holstentor Lübeck
* Wartburg Thüringen
--Remark WBCC Focal Point: A picture is from Zoran Vidakovic is shown below;
 (Germany 2 Euro 2006, commemorate Holstentor Lübeck)
--Remark Gerhard Schon: The sequence of the provinces (Bundeslaender) commemorated is given in the Euro Muenzkatalog (4th ed. 2005) on page 40.
4. Bi-metallic 2 Euro from Gerhard Schon, Germany
Did you already know the new Finnish Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2005 commemorative coin. Reportedly 1.5 million mintage, October 2005.
 (An illustration of the Finland 2 Euro 2005)
5. Bi-metallics from Benjamin Muñiz Garcia, Spain
New Mexico 100$ Silver Bi-metallic conmemorating 'Don Quijote'
Mexico will issue a new 100 pesos Bi-metallic with silver center and bronze/aluminium on the external ring. The 100 pesos coins with silver center are Circulating conmemoratives like the silver 10 euro coins from Germany or 12 Euro silver coins from Spain. This new Mexican Bimetallic will conmemorate the 400th anniversary of the book 'El quijote de la Mancha' by Cervantes. The obverse will show 'The skull of Cervantes' by the artits J.P. Posada (see picture) Coin will be dated 2005, but will not be available until December 2006. Also 3 new 100 pesos Bimetallics are on it's way. It's unknown yet the date of issue. The will have silver center like the Mexican states Bi-metallics too.
a) 80th anniversary of the the Bank of Mexico that will show the 'Angel of Independency' as the main design. Have a look at KM462, 2 Pesos, 1921.
b) 470th anniversary of Mexico Mint, will show a 'Screw Press' as the main design.
c) 100th anniversary of the 1905's monetary reform, will show a Liberty Cap. Have a look at KM455, 1 Peso, 1918-1945.
Thanks to Daniel Colombres (Mexico) for this information and the coin picture.
Translated by Benjamin Muñiz (Spain)
6. Bi-metallic coins in the 2005 coinset of Frans Dubois, Netherlands
Referring to WBCC Newsmail 432 and 4333, item 5 about the Bi-metallics from Kamberra the following:
In September/October 2005 the kingdom of Kamberra will issue a coinset with four Bi-metallic coins and one silvered coin. The price of the set will be $113 or € 85 included shipping by regulair airmail (reg. mail $5 extra) Description of the four Bi-metallic coins in the set:
a) "1 Numisma" Bi-metallic coin.
Front side: King Franck I, Back side: Coat of arms
Ring:Cu Sn Ni, pink, Centre: Cu Zi Ni, silvered
Edge: reeded   26,75 mm
b) "2 Numisma" Bi-metallic coin
Front side: King Franck I, Back side: Coat of arms
Ring: CuZi, golden, Centre:CuSnNi, pink
Edge: Smooth  26,75 mm
c) commemorative 2 numisma Bi-metallic coin
Frontside: Albert Einstein (1879-1955), Backside:Coat of arms
Ring: CuZi, golden, Centre:CuSnNi, pink
Edge: Smooth, 26,75 mm
d) commemorative 2 numisma Bi-metallic coin
Front side:Elvis Presley (1935-1977), Ring: CuZi, golden
Centre:CuSnNi, pink, Edge: Smooth,  26,75 mm
This set can be ordered at:
F. Medina
18, Rue Dr Albert Robin
F- 21000 Dijon
7. Bi-metallic 5 Euro 2005 from Fran Pascual, Spain
"Increased Mintage for World Championships 5 euros Collector Coin The max mintage for the coin that will be launched August 8th, has been increased to 175 000.
The Finish Ministry of Finance has decided that the max mintage for the "10th IAAF World Championships in Athletics" 5 euros collector coin will be increased. The max mintage will be increased with 25 000 pieces which makes a final max mintage of 175 000 pieces. The decision was made due to a higher estimate of demand than earlier planned. The new collector coin will be launched on August 4th. On the adverse of the coin, three running feet and a part of the stadium has been portrayed. On the reverse a women javelin thrower is portrayed. The coin has been designed  by sculptor Mr Tapio Kettunen."
And I found a Image of the coin.
8. The WBCC Bi-metallic Quiz Game Jack Hepler, USA
The San Marino Bi-metallic 1000 Lira of 2001 shows doves in the design. Doves have been a symbol for peace for many years. How many doves appear on this San Marino coin?
a.  3.
b.  5.
c.  7.
d.  9.
Please send your answer to:
Note: See this coin and many others by visiting the WBCC website;
Answer to Bi-metallic Quiz Game question #463:
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.
Answer to Question #463 is Sheep, answer "b".

9. 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 10 players in game #462 and the winner was Bob Vanoost

10. New Bi- or Tri-metallic Rod Sell, WBCC Webmaster
The new Bi- and Tri-metallic images shown at:
* Germany 2006 2 Euro
* Finland 2005 2 Euro design
* Vatican 2004 2 Euro
* Mexico 2005 100 peso CHIAPAS
* Mexico 2005 100 peso Don Quixote
* San Marino 2005 mint set
* Martinique game token
11. WBCC Auction 74 excepting 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.

12. TWOB-51 will be send Junly Martin Peeters, WBCC Focal Point
The World Of Bi-metallics (TWOB-51) Catalogue is updated, it will be send by E-mail July 3rd.

"See you" next week  
Martin Peeters, Focal Point of the Worldwide Bi-metallic Collectors

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