WBCC Newsmail 473 Volume
10, September 3, 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 member. Let me introduce him to you:
Name: Patrick Young (WBCC member #382), USA
Profession: Accounts receivables management
Hobby: World coins especially Bi- and/or Tri-metallics
Goal: To acquire as many bi/tri-metallic coins as I reasonably can, and to
promote their development and cirrculation.
How did I know about the WBCC: Link from internet coin seller's website
2. Bi-metallic 2 Zlote 2005 from Poland.........by Stanisław Buławski,
Here is a picture of the new Bi-metallic 2 Zlote from 2005 from Poland.
3. Bi-metallics from Kenia,,,by Fran Pascual, Spain
Here are the images of the new deisgn Bi-metallic 10 and 20 Shilling 2005
(I cautch this images form the royal mint web: http://www.royalmint.gov.uk/RoyalMint/web/FILES/ar200405.pdf)
4. Bi-metallic Fantasy Euros....by Jose Luis Ramirez Monleon, Spain
I have obtained these Fantasy Euro coins from a set of nine coins named "Specimen"
from Poland. I have on my collection the Bi-metallic 1 euro coin made of
silver, so there are two version of this fantasy Bi-metallic.
5. Bi-metallic Fantasy Euro from Germany.......by by Jose Luis Ramirez
I have obtained this Fantasy Eoro on Ebay. The Bi-metallic Fantasy Euro has
a diameter of 30 mm and a weigt of 11,5 grams. The silver ring is made with
Cu-Ni and the core is made with brass. These are selled on Ebay as 2 Euro
coins (the reverse is similar to the 2 Euro coins)
6. Tri-metallic French Token.......by Paul Baker, UK
In a finished Simmons Gallery sale I saw a French Tri-metallic token
Look at Lot 442.
In French it says:
France, Tri-metallic token brass/copper/silver; Boche r. des Vinaigriers,
19 (bis) a Paris around portrait of Louis Philippe; rev. Fab. De Poires a
Poudre (gunpowder pouches) Arts de Chasse et de Fan(tai)sie. Curious and
rare jeton produced for the 1839 Exposition des Produits de l'Industrie
Translated (thanks to Gerhard Schon from Germany) in English language:
France, Tri-metallic token brass/copper/silver, produced for the 1839 Exposition
of Industrial Products. "R(ue) des Vinaigriers, 19 (bis)" (Street of the
Vinegar manufacturers, 19a).
Louis Philippe, King of the French People. "Fab. De Poires a Poudre" (Factory
of gunpowder pouches [these are made of brass like the ring of the piece],
Patronenhülsenfabrik). "Art(icle) de Chasse et de Fan(tai)sie" (this
item is for hunting and for fun). value stated as "A BOCHE" (i.e. tête
de bois, "Pinhead", "Holzkopf" in German).
7. Another G.B. encased........Paul Baker, UK
Refering to WBCC Newsmail 470 about another old British encased Farthing,
here is the picture
8. Bi-metallic inlay from Singapore...by Wolfgang Mehlhausen, Germany
I saw a Bi-metallic inlay from Singapore, 10 Dollar 2005, commemorate 40
years independence, in Silver with Gold inlay.
9. Bi-metallic Ukraine medal..........by David Lloyd, USA
Hope you don't mind me informing you about special coins I come across with
my dealer network.
A dealer friend of mine has a contact in the Ukraine who can get his hands
on a coin or medal that is very hard to get because it was a very limited
edition...it is not known how many exactly were made, but it is known for
sure that the only way to get this coin is if you are a Ukrainian citizen
and work in the Ukrainian National Bank. This coin represents a new symbol
of Ukrainian currency which was accepted in May 20, 2004.
If you are interested in this (see photo attached), please let me know.
My price will be $40.00. I don't know if this is a good price or not
as I don't collect medals or tokens. Multiple coins are available but
limited. Just add a 10% finders fee for me since I am not sure about
the pricing being good or not. Maybe you know a lot about this coin
already. If so, please inform me.
10. The WBCC Bi-metallic Quiz Game #473...by Jack Hepler, USA
The Eurasian wolf has a huge range with diverse habitats - from
the steppes of China to the newly reclaimed areas around Brandenburg,Germany,
east of Berlin. The Eurasian Wolf population is roughly estimated at one
hundred thousand, computed by countries that keep count for research. The
current wide distribution is the result of human activities pushing wolves
into the more remote regions of Russia, Kazakhstan, and Mongolia. The Eurasian
Wolf is almost identical in size and behavior to that of the Plains Wolf
of North America. Males are 75 cm (30 inches) at the shoulder, weighing between
35 and 62 kg (70 and 130 pounds). The heaviest known Eurasian Wolf weighed
75 kg (158 pounds) when it was killed in Romania. Coat color varies widely,
with combinations of white, cream, red, gray, and black. Wolves prey on moose
and reindeer. Other prey include chamois, hare, saiga antelope, and livestock.
A stylized image of a wolf appears on the 2003 Bi-metallic coins of which
Please send your answer to: email@example.com
Note: See this coin and many others by visiting the WBCC website; http://www.wbcc-online.com
Answer to Bi-metallic Quiz Game question #472
Russia issued a series of Bi-metallic coins in 1994 that featured birds and
animals. One of the birds featured on this series was the Flamingo. The Phoenicopterus,
Phoeniconaias, or Phoenicopparrus is easily recognized by its bright pink
or red color. The color is highly dependant upon what the bird eats. Which
of the following is most influential in the flamingo's color?
Answer to Question #472 is answer "d" shrimp.
11. 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 8 players
in game #470 and the winner was Claudio Revello, WBCC member #207.
11. New Bi- or Tri-metallic images.......by Rod Sell, WBCC Webmaster
The new Bi- and Tri-metallic images shown at:
* Kenya 2005 10 & 20 Shillings
* GB encased 1920 farthing for Ambassador Super Cinema
* Poland 2003 Fantasy 1 & 2 euro
* Germany 2005 2 euro World Championship
* Poland 2005 2 Zlote
* Ukraine 2004 medal
* Singapore 2005 40th Anniversary $10
* British Virgin Islands 2005 $75
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 WBCC 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
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 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
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