Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club
Newsmail #474

WBCC Newsmail 474 Volume 10, September 10, 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. WBCC member Webpage Martin Peeters, Focal Point
WBCC member Michael Doran (Doran Coins) has updated hiswebpages. The coins section of its price list. Go to and click on the "Price List" link to check it out.
2. WBCC at the Dutch Muntmanifestatie Martin Peeters, WBCC Focal Point
Next saterday, September 17th the biggest Dutch Coin show will be held, there will be 80+ participant, including the Worldwide Bi-metallic Collectors Club (WBCC). We have booth # 13 directly at the intrance. So we will se you there at saterday?
The adress is:
Fifth Northern Coin Event
Van der Valk Hotel Assen
Saturday, September 17, 2005
10.00 - 17.00 Hrs
or look at:
3. Bi-metallic offers in Martin Peeters, Netherlands
The following interesting and special Bi-metallic item I saw in Ebay.:
* Indonesia Double Struck Error Bimetal Coin of 1000 Rupiah Palm Tree, dated 1996
* Interesting Proof Bimetal Coin of 1000 Rupiah Palm Tree
* 2003 Australia 'Sydney Mint Pattern Sovereign' Bi-Metal Proof $10 Coin
* Argentina 1 Peso 1995 error
* Fiji $10 2000 Silver Proof Queen Mother Bi-metallic
* 1897 Dana Bickford "Republican International Dollar"
* 1897 Dana Bickford "Republican International Dollar"
* And for Encased coins:
4. The WBCC Bi-metallic Quiz Game Jack Hepler, USA
The People's Republic of China issued a series of Bi-metallic coins composed of silver and gold, beginning in 1992. An animal unique to nature in China is featured on many of these coins. Once this animal roamed mountain lowlands from Myanmar through northern Viet Nam and much of eastern and southern China; but farming, development and clear-cutting have destroyed the bamboo forests that make up their natural habitat. The zoological name for this animal is Ursidae Ailuropoda Melanoleuca. The Chinese call it Xiomgmao. What is the more common name for this animal?
a. Sun Bear
b. Red Squirrel
c. Mountain Raccoon
d. Giant Panda
Please send your answer to:
Note: See this coin and many others by visiting the WBCC website;
Answer to Bi-metallic Quiz Game question #473
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. A stylized image of a wolf appears on the 2003 Bi-metallic coins of which country?
a. Russia
b. Kazakhstan
c. Mongolia
d. Romania
Answer to Question #473 is answer "b" Kazakhstan.

5. 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 11 players in game #472 and the winner was Djuliani Hertanto, WBCC member #352.
6.  Auction 75 accepting lots... by Rod Sell.
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 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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