Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club
Newsmail #468

WBCC Newsmail 468 Volume 10, July 30, 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 Martin Peeters, WBCC Focal Point
We have 2 new WBCC members. Let me introduce them to you:
Name: R.Selvaraj (WBCC member #377), India
Age: 41
Profession: Distributor for Stainless steel water tanks unique in international and Solar water heaters. Refer to home page
Hobby:  Specific collection: Euro coins and all Bi- and Tri-metallic coins
Goal: Collect atleast one coin and one currency from all the world countries
Against: Swaping India coins, currencies, Mint stamps or miniature sheets, Phone or Post cards
How did know about the WBCC: Memeber in Yahoo Bi-metallic coin club lists all link sites and from that I found WBCC
Name: Mikola Bogdanov (WBCC member #378), Switzerland
Age: 35
Profession: scientist
Hobby:World coins especially Bi- and/or Tri-metallics
How did I know about the WBCC: Worldmoneyfair, Basel
2. Missing Bi-metallics Roy Roper, USA
I wanted to let you know I purchased some Bi-metallic coins for Slovenija from one of our members in Argentina (Roberto Frody.Riotmar/Riofman?) on WBCC auctions in 2003.  I sent the money, but did not receive the package after a month, so I e-mailed him.  He promised he sent the package, but was willing to send another. I thanked him, but decided that was not necessary. The package was mailed from Argentina 19 August 2003. I finally received  the package 20 June 2005!  I no longer have his e-mail, but would like to thank him. Also to remind the other club members - it never hurts to be patient!  :)
--Remark WBCC Focal Point:
The nice WBCC member was Fredy Rietman from Argentina
3. New side about Alexander Krotov, Russia
I wish to invite You and other members of WBCC to visit the new english-language section of my web-site devoted to Bi-metallic coins. For today in this section 467 coins from 99 countries are presented:
I shall be grateful for any remarks or responses! If any information or pictures will be useful for WBCC I am ready to present them with pleasure.
--Remark WBCC Webside Provider Rod Sell: It is already linked in the WBCC members page.

4. Bi-metallics error side Benjamin Muñiz Garcia, Spain
I added some Error Bi-metallic pics at:
--Remark WBCC Webside Provider Rod Sell: It is already linked in the WBCC Image Library index
5. Bi-metallic from Wolfgang Mehlhausen, Germany
There is a new Bi-metallic 5 Dollars Liberia 2005 Pope World Youth Day.
-- Remark WBCC Focal Point:
WBCC member Benjamin Muñiz from Spain send the following info and picture about this Bi-metallic. Here is a new Bimetallic coin of the "XX world youth day" , this time, from Liberia, will be a mintage max. of 20.000 coins, with 25,7 mm of diameter, brass center and copper-nickel ring.
Another picture was send by WBCC member Fran Pascual
6. Bi-metallics Euros from Paul Baker UK
Cyprus Central Bank calls competition for euro coins
CNA - Nicosia-Cyprus - 27/7/2005 09:09
Cyprus Central Bank calls competition for euro coins
Nicosia, Jul 27 (CNA) -- The Cyprus Central Bank has called a competition for the selection of the national sides of euro circulation coins, which will be issued with the introduction of the euro in Cyprus. A Central Bank press release said proposals for the three thematic designs should be submitted, each of which will constitute the national side of each group of denominations of euro coins, small denominations: 1 cent, 2 cent, 5 cent, middle denominations: 10 cent, 20 cent, 50 cent and high denominations: €1, €2.
Three design themes have been chosen to reflect the special character of Cyprus in the sphere of culture, nature and the sea. The three design themes are: Culture: “Idle from Pomos” Nature: The “Mouflon” and Sea: The “Ship of Kyrenia”.
7. Bi-metallic Fantasy Euros from Padania (Italy) Walter Guiliani, Italy
Here scans about the new Bi-metallic Fantasy 1 and 2 Euro from Padania.  Euroconversion 1 euro = 1936,27 italian lira This coin issued for Pontida meeting, dedicated to Alberto von Giussano    Bimetal coins, euroconversion 2 euro = 3872,54 italian lira This coin dedicated to the return of Lega Nord Leader Umberto Bossi File
8. The WBCC Bi-metallic Quiz Game Jack Hepler, USA
Geryon lived on an island called Erythia, which was near the boundary of Europe and Libya. On this island, Geryon kept a herd of red cattle guarded by Cerberus's brother, Orthus, a two-headed hound, and the herdsman Eurytion. Hercules set off on for Erythia, encountering and promptly killing many wild beasts along the way, and he came to the place where Libya met Europe. Here, Apollodorus tells us; Hercules built two massive mountains, one in Europe and one in Libya, to commemorate his extensive journey. Other accounts say that Hercules split one mountain into two. Either way, these mountains became known as the Gates or Pillars of Hercules. The strait Hercules made when he broke the mountain apart is now called the Strait of Gibraltar, between Spain and Morocco, the gateway from the Mediterranean Sea to the Atlantic Ocean  Sailing in a goblet which the Sun gave him in admiration, Hercules reached the island of Erythia. Not long after he arrived, Orthus, the two-headed dog, attacked Hercules, so Hercules bashed him with his club. Eurytion followed, with the same result. Another herdsman in the area reported these events to Geryon. Just as Hercules was escaping with the cattle, Geryon attacked him. Hercules fought with him and shot him dead with his arrows.  Which trial of Hercules was this commemorated on a Bi-metallic Two Pounds coin of Gibraltar?
a. First.
b. Fifth.
c. Seventh.
d. Tenth.
Please send your answer to:
Note: See this coin and many others by visiting the WBCC website;
Answer to Bi-metallic Quiz Game question #467
The Italian issued Bi-metallic 500 Lira commemorative of 1998 honors the International organization, IFAD.  The coin shows a hand beneath a stylized number 20. In the hand are two plants, one of which is a form of corn or sorghum. What is the other plant?
a. Olive.
b. Banana.
c. Palm.
d. Wheat.
Answer to Question #467 is answer "d" Wheat

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 13 players in game #466 and the winner was Bertie van der Haag, WBCC member #261.

10. WBCC Bi-metallic Quiz Prize Jack Hepler, USA
The prize awarded for Quiz Game #465 was donated by Dave Lloyd, WBCC member #320. Dave often has extra Bi-metallics. You may contact him at:

11. New Bi- or Tri-metallic Rod Sell, WBCC Webmaster
The new Bi- and Tri-metallic images shown at:
*  Liberia 2005 $5
* British Virgin Islands $75, Gold & Titanium
* Mexico 100 Peso 2005 Colima State

12. WBCC Auction 74 one weeks to Rod Sell, WBCC Auction Provider
You have just 6days to list your 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. 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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