Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club
Newsmail #471

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 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
Age: 32
Profession: Export and Import
Hobby: Circulation coins, Bi-and/or Tri-metallics coins, Paper Money, Plastic Money
How did I know about the WBCC: Easy, Search "Bi-metallic coins" from the  "GOOGLE".
2. My new E-mail adress (1) Denis Buric, Croatia
Let me inform you that I have changed my homepage address to: and my email is: so please change old information at your websites and address books.
3. My new E-mail adress (2) Arnaud Buathier, France
Please note that my new email address is and my web site is So you could send me newsletters at this address and not the old.
4. WBCC member in ANA's "Numismatist" 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 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:
7. Bi-metallic Fantasy Jose Luis Ramirez, Spain
There a new Bi-metallic Fantasy Euros issued:
* Vatican
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 Thiemann (
* Helgoland
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 nine coins.
* Benelux
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 Martin Peeters, Netherlands
Could obtain via Ebay 3 new C(ontrol) T(okens). Now I have the following CT tokens:
* 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 colored
* Control Token, CT 68, CT VB, Ring/centre: silver colored/yellow cupper colored
* 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 colored
* 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 ?? 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 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 Rod Sell, WBCC Auction Provider
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 to
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
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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