WBCC Newsmail 471 Volume
10, August 20, 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. A New WBCC member.......by Martin Peeters, WBCC Focal Point
We have a new WBCC members. Let me introduce him to you:
Name: Deng YongChun (WBCC member #381), People's Republic of China
Profession: Export and Import
Hobby: Circulation coins, Bi-and/or Tri-metallics coins, Paper Money, Plastic
How did I know about the WBCC: Easy, Search "Bi-metallic coins" from the
2. My new E-mail adress (1)....by Denis Buric, Croatia
Let me inform you that I have changed my homepage address to: http://www.denis.pregrada.hr/ and
my email is: so please change old information at your websites and address
3. My new E-mail adress (2)...by Arnaud Buathier, France
Please note that my new email address is and my web site is www.arnapou.net. So you could send me
newsletters at this address and not the old.
4. WBCC member in ANA's "Numismatist"...by Cliff Anderson, USA
The August 2005 issue of the magazine of the American Numismatic Association,
the "Numismatist", carried an article (on page 79) "Nine Recognized as 'Collectors'
Collectors'", describing nine ANA members who have been awarded the Glenn
Smedley Memorial Award for outstanding service and devotion to the ANA and
the coin hobby.
"Robert W. Fritsch of Nashua, New Hampshire, is coordinator of Region
18 in the ANA's vital Representative Program. An enthusiastic supporter
of the ANA, he works hard to promote the Association and its services.
He regularly attends local club meetings, where he gives informative talks
and distributes numismatic 'freebies'. Fritsch also serves as an ANA
exhibit judge, working with new recruits to help them understand the intricacies
of evaluating convention exhibits."
This is only the latest ANA honor for Bob, who is a long time WBCC member.
5. WBCC-members meet in Budapest...by Wouter Beerekamp, Netherlands
This year I was staying with my family in Hungary for my holidays. As usual
I always try to collect circulation and commerative coins from the country
I visit. Normally by visiting coindealers or the National Bank or State Mint.
For not loosing to much time for searching them, I contacted WBCC-member
Gabor Toth before leaving to Hungary. Thanks to him we had a nice meeting
at the Hungarian State Mint in Budapest. There we visited a nice exposition
of Hungarian numismatic history through all ages. I succeeded to buy many
commeratives and thanks to Gabor even got some discount on the price I had
to pay for them. Apart from that we had the opportunity to talk to eachother
about our mutual interest for coins. Thanks to Martin I could give him a
WBCC-shirt + key-cord. For his help to me I gave him a WBCC-Certificate of
Appreciation (see Photo with Gabor on the left, Budapest August 2005). It
was nice to meet a coincollector in another country thanks to the WBCC.
6. Bi-metallic 5 Km from Croatia...byMichael Ayrapetov, USA
Central Bank of Bosnia and Herzegovina will issue 5 Km coin, which is Bi-metallic.
The image of the coin and text can be seen at: http://www.cbbh.gov.ba/en/kovanice_juli2005.html
7. Bi-metallic Fantasy Euros...by Jose Luis Ramirez, Spain
There a new Bi-metallic Fantasy Euros issued:
Another one test coin from Vatican City. This time is a 2 Euro test coin
minted for the World Youth Day (open tomorrow in Colonia, Germany)
The coin show the Colonia Cathedral. The coin were minted or packed by Dirk
INA have minted this coin.
Helgoland is a small german island on the Norh Sea.
There were minted 10000 Bu sets with eight coins and 2000 proof set with
The bimetallic coins shos the portrait of Winston Churchill. I don't know
who minted the coins.
The were minted 5000 sets.
The reverses of the coins are the same that have the euro test coins from
Vatican City Sede Vacante Test Set.
8. Bi-metallic Control Tokens...by Martin Peeters, Netherlands
Could obtain via Ebay 3 new C(ontrol) T(okens). Now I have the following
* Control Token, CT 01, VB, Ring/centre: silver colored/yellow copper colored
* Control Token, CT 04, VB, Ring/centre: silver colored/yellow copper colored
* Control Token, CT 06, VB, Ring/centre: yellow copper colored/silver colored
* Control Token, CT 08, VB, Ring/centre: yellow copper colored/silver colored
* Control Token, CT 10, VB, Ring/centre: silver colored/yellow copper colored
* Control Token, CT 38, VB, Ring/centre: silver colored/yellow copper colored
* Control Token, CT 39, VB, Ring/centre: silver colored/silver colored
* Control Token, CT 60, CT VB, Ring/centre: silver colored/yellow cupper
* Control Token, CT 68, CT VB, Ring/centre: silver colored/yellow cupper
* Control Token, CT 95, Van Brook of Lexington, Kentucky, USA, Ring/centre:
silver colored/yellow copper colored
* Control Token, CT 95, no text, Ring/centre: silver colored/yellow copper
* Control Token, CT 121, Ring/centre: silver colered/yellow cupper colored
The following I have obtain recently:
I wonder how many different are made. Do you know?
10. Bi-metallic Canadian Toony ??...by Frans Woons, Canada
In Ebay I saw an offer ("only" starting bid at 75,000 Cn$) Very Very RARE
Canadian Toony...Two dollar coin WOW !
The seller says:
This is a coin that was in circulation and I received it for change! I have
checked with local authorities and bank institutions and they have no knowledge
of such a coin! This tooney seems to be made of aluminum. Looks just like
a 2002 original, except slightly brighter, a slightly thicker. A magnet will
not pick it up! If anyone has any information about this coin...please contact
me. I will sell it without any more study, for a modest price.
11. New Bi- or Tri-metallic images.......by Rod Sell, WBCC Webmaster
The new Bi- and Tri-metallic images shown at:
* CT control tokens
* Vatican 2 Euro 2005 fantasy
* Benelux 1 & 2 Euro 2005 fantasy
* Helgoland 1 & 2 Euro 2005 fantasy
12. WBCC Auction 75 accepting lots......by Rod Sell, WBCC Auction
I am accepting lots for WBCC Auction 75, which will start on the 1st October
with newsmail 477. The lots listed so far can be seen at
There is a change in procedure with maximum bids now allowed.
The maximum bid. What you enter in your email will be listed or adjusted
one bid above the highest bid received and will be adjusted upwards as
required, until your maximum is reached. Please make your maximum bids fit
the increments listed below.
Bids shown with an asterisk * indicate there is a higher maximum bid.
The minimum bid remains as the reserve listed.
Bidding increments are.
For lots at $1 to $10, bid increments are 50 cents.
For lots at $10 to $20 , increments are $1.
For lots at $20 to $50 increments are $2.
For lots at $50 to $100 increments are $5.
For lots over $100 increments are $10.
For lots over $500 increments are $50.
Bids which do not fit the above increments will be lowered to the nearest
correct bid. For example a bid of $27.50 will be adjusted to $26.00
Please email your lots to me at firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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