Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club
Newsmail #466

WBCC Newsmail 466 Volume 10, July 16, 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 Martin Peeters, WBCC Focal Point
From this week on, you will find every week in the beginning of the WBCC Newsmail a picture of the different 2 Euro pieces.
2. Meeting a WBCC Martin Peeters, Netherlands
Last thursday I met WBCC member Cliff Anderson from the US. At WBCC member Home Frans Dubois we met. Together with Frans and his wife we had a cosy dinner in the Dutch city Gouda. Very enjoiable to meet WBCC members !!
3. Bi-metallic from Zdravko Bosnjak, Croatia
The new Bi-metallic 25 kuna 2005 coin from Croatia will be issued next month (August). No details and picture yet
Croatia expected to begin negotiations in EU this spring, but because of problems with that, instead 'Croatia EU Membership Negotiations' they change subject.
"RH kandidat za clanstvo u EU" in 'Croatia EU Member Candidate'
4. Bi-metallic 2005 Euros from Rui Paulo, Portugal
Imprensa Nacional-Casa da Moeda presents a collection of euro coins issued in Portugal in 2005 with special “Fleur-de-Coin” (FDC), brilliant uncirculated (BU) and proof finish. The coins are adequately packaged and duly certified with mintage limits. The annual series of euro coins for circulation struck at INCM are objects of preference of national and international numismatists and collectors. Look at:
5. Bi-metallic medal from Fabio Guerrieri, Italy
A new Bi-metallic medal from  China has been issued. The medal " Qi Six Characters Knife " is one piece in the Medallion of the Currency Treasures of China. This is the second medal issue  of the series of 15 pieces .
6. The WBCC Bi-metallic Quiz Game Jack Hepler, USA
Russia issued five very pretty Bi-metallic coins in 1994 that featured animals and birds.  One of the birds featured on this series of coins was a Flamingo.  What was the other bird?
a. Falcon.
b. Condor.
c. Dove.
d. Kazarka.
Please send your answer to:
Note: See this coin and many others by visiting the WBCC website;
Answer to Bi-metallic Quiz Game question #465
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?
a. Argentina.
b. Brazil.
c. Mexico.
d. Peru.
Answer to Question #465 is answer "c,  Mexico".

7. 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 #464 and the winner was Cristhian Lopez.
8. New Bi- or Tri-metallic Rod Sell, WBCC Webmaster
The new Bi- and Tri-metallic images shown at:
*   Finland 2005 2 Euro

9. 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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