WBCC Newsmail 465 Volume
10, July 09, 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. New WBCC members.......by Martin Peeters, WBCC Focal Point
We have 2 new WBCC members. Let me introduce them to you:
Name: Alexander Krotov (WBCC member #375), Russia
(the main page of My Web-site), http://coins.numizmat.net/bimetall.php
(The section of my Web-site, devoted to bimetallic coins )
Profession: The expert on information technologies
Hobby: Just Bi- and/or Tri-metallic coins and tokens of the world
Goal: Collecting, studying, information interchange. Development of an interactive
database on Bi-metallic coins.
How did I know about the WBCC: From colleagues on hobby
Name: Igor Lotoszynski (WBCC member #376), Chile
Profession: Translator/Hotel Clerk
Hobby: World coins especially Bi-metallics
How did I know about the WBCC: I know some collectors who belong to the WBCC
2. My new E-mail adress...by António Rui Martins Marques,
Please read my new E-mail adress António Rui Martins Marques, WBCC
3. Bi-metallic 100 Pesos from Mexico...by Jack Hepler, USA
The Zacatecas coat of arms shows the scene of the founding of mining, which
occurred on the 8th of October of 1546. Also it has the image of the
hill of La Bufa with a cross. Over it is a ribbon with the Latin phrase "LABOR
VINCIT OMNA", motto of the city that in Castilian means "Through Labor all
will advance". In the center appears the Virgin protector of the city, and
at the feet of the Virgin is the monogram of King Felip II. The panel shows
the principal founders of the mines at Zacatecas; Juan de Tolosa, Diego de
Ibarra, Baltasar Temino de Banuelos and Capitan Cristobal Omate. In the upper
part, the moon and sun are shown.
This coin and others of the series may be seen at the WBCC website: http://wbcc-online.com
Additional information about Zacatecas may be found at the FOTW website:
4. Bi-metallics unusual.........by Cliff Anderson, USA
One of many fascinating aspects of bimetallics is that we can always find
new groupings or categories of bimetallic pieces. One category of tokens
that is not so well known is that of the bimetals that appear in the London
or English market or commercial trade tokens between about 1890 and 1920.
One commercial and historical area that particularly featured many and varied
trade tokens, some of which were bimetallic, is that of the Spitalfields
for the Market's history and a listing of its tokens. The listing of
tokens in this comprehensive website unfortunately does not designate which
of these numerous tokens are bimetallic. There are also similar tokens
from other nearby areas in London, such as Covent Garden and Billingsgate.
Here are the images of some of those bimetallic tokens. Note how they
have an initial or odd-sized plug inserted, instead of the round or concentric
inner core. The manufacturer (an outfit named R. Neal in London) seemed
deliberate in making them in so many different shapes and sizes. That's
what makes them much more interesting and eye-catching than other trade tokens.
5. Bi-metallic Fantasy Euros........by Jose Luis Ramirez, Spain
There are a new Fantasy Euros from La Padania (Italia) dated 2005.
The design of the reverses of the coins are from the International Mint of
The one Fantasy Euro coin obverse have the same design of the coin dated
The two Fantasy Euro coin obverse have a portrait of Umberto Bossi.
The set dated 2003
6. Bi-metallic from British Virgin Islands..by Jose Luis Ramirez,
Look this new coin in the Pobjoy Mint webpage.
Search in: http://www.pobjoy.com/
Home Page - Coins - New Issues - British Virgin Islands Turquoise Inverted
Swan 2005 Coin
You can see a Bi-metallic coin with a green titanium core and a gold ring.
7. The WBCC Bi-metallic Quiz Game #465...by Jack Hepler, USA
A plant of the Opuntia or Nopalea family sometimes goes by the common name
of Nopal or Prickly Pear. What country features this plant in its official
coat of arms and shows it on the Bi-metallic coins issued for circulation?
Please send your answer to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Note: See this coin and many others by visiting the WBCC website; http://www.wbcc-online.com
Answer to Bi-metallic Quiz Game question #464
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?
Answer to Question #464 is answer "b, 5".
WBCC Quiz Game Prize...by 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 seven players
in game #463 and the winner was Meir Sapir.
8. New Bi- or Tri-metallic images.......by Rod Sell, WBCC Webmaster
The new Bi- and Tri-metallic images shown at:
* London Market Tokens
9. WBCC Auction 74 accepting items......by Rod Sell, WBCC Auction
I am accepting lots for WBCC Auction 74, which will start on the 6th August.
The lots listed so far can be seen at: http://wbcc-online.com/auction/auction74.html
Please email your lots to me at email@example.com
Members can list up to 20 lots in each auction. The members will be
in the sequence their first lot is received. So list early and be near
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
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 Webmaster & Auction Provider, Rod Sell, Australia.
WBCC DoCu-Centre: Frans
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
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