Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club
Newsmail #475

WBCC Newsmail 475 Volume 10, September 17, 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 member. Let me introduce him to you:
Name: Xin Tong (WBCC member #383), China
Age: 23
Profession: Student in Germany
Hobby: Nice commemorative coins with low mintage especially Bi- and Tri-metallics.
Goal: All chinese gold/silver coins under 50 Yuan
Against: No goal in puncto collections
How did I know about the WBCC: By searching for infos about swan Bi-metallic coins from Andorra in Google.
2. My new E-mail Hans Bucek, Switzerland
Please read my new E-mail adress Hans Bucek, WBCC member #66
3. Bi-metallic from Mexico(1) Jose Luis Ramirez, Spain
Mexico have issued the coin thay conmemorate te 400º Aniversary of "Don Quijote de la Mancha"
The obverse have an image from a picture of Jose Guadalupe Posada, a mexican painter.
3. Bi-metallic from Mexico(1) Benjamin Muñiz Garcia, Portugal
Already minted Mexico 100 Pesos Bi-metallic 'Quijote Skull' artwork by Posada - 400th anniversay of Don Quijote in two flavours.
* 100 pesos - 'Quijote Skull' circulating issue
0.925 silver center / bronze-aluminium ring
Diameter: 39 mm
Weight: 34 grams
The circulating  100 pesos is available at the banks in Mexico for it's face value.
Mintage: 700,000
* 100 pesos 'Quijote Skull' Proof issue:
0.925 silver center / bronze-aluminium ring
Diameter: 39 mm
Weight: 34 grams
Price for collectors: 150 pesos (USA $14)
4. Bi-metallics from Michael Ayrapetov, USA
In the COMMEMORATIVE AND INVESTMENT COIN'S ISSUE PLAN FOR 2005 of THE CENTRAL BANK OF RUSSIAN FEDERATION I found Additional new 7 bimetallic coins:      XIV. The series: "The Russian Federation" (coins of 10-Rubles denomination, Brass/Cu-Ni):   58. Moscow Region; 59. The City of Moscow; 60. Leningrad Region; 61. Republic of Tatarstan; 62. Krasnodar Area; 63. Oryol Region; 64. Tver Region.   Date of Issue: August-December. Mintage of each coin: 10,000,000 (10 Million). The URL is:
5. Unsual World Martin Peeters, WBCC Focal Point
Refering to WBCC Newsmail 469 item 2 about KP's Unusual World Coins 4th edition
In the section "Acknowledgments" the following WBCC members are listed:
Joel Anderson, Walter Giuliani, Francisco Jovel, Joseph Lang, Oded Paz, Martin Purdy, Gerhard Schon and Dr. Wolfgang Schuster
6. Bi-metallics from Thailand, Turkey and Hans Bucek, Switzerland
I just received the Sept 2005 list from US Coin dealer Benson. There are some new Bi-metallics in it and I list them hereafter for your information
* NT 24 Thailand 10 Baht 2005, Bi-mettalic 72nd anniv. of treasury dept. $ 1,60
* NT 27 Turkey 5 Lira 2005, 23 anniv (...  of what he does not say) , Bi-metallic, AlBr center CN ring $ 16,00
* NT 28 Turkey 5 Lira 2005, same but CN center and AlBr ring $ 16,00
* NL 18 Liberia 5 $ 2005 Bi-metallic World Youth Day with Pope Benedict XVI $ 12,00

7. Vatican City 2005 UNC Euro Martin Peeters, Netherlands
This week I recieved an extra Vatican City 2005 annual euro set 2005 with the 2005 B-metallic 1 and 2 Euro depicting the former Pope John Paul II.
The set will be put in the next WBCC auction 75, so every WBCC member can bid on it.
BTW: Because of this, new potential new WBCC members will be member effective on 9 october 2005. No new members will be let in till that date.
8. The WBCC Bi-metallic Quiz Game Jack Hepler, USA
Croatia began issuing Bi-metallic 25 Kuna commemorative coins in 1997. The design of these coins includes a stylized image of a marten, the state crest and a wreath. One side of the wreath is a laurel branch. What is the other branch?
a. Oak
b. Olive
c. Palm
d. Wheat
Please send your answer to:
Note: See this coin and many others by visiting the WBCC website;
Answer to Bi-metallic Quiz Game question #474
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. The zoological name for this animal is Ursidae Ailuropoda Melanoleuca. The Chinese call it XiongMao. What is the more common name for this animal?
a. Sun Bear
b. Red Squirrel
c. Mountain Raccoon
d. Giant Panda
Answer to Question #474 is answer "d" Giant Panda.
The following additional information was provided by Danny Rox of China:
We call they're name Plus a" Da" means Giant, " Da XiongMao" distingush another animal " Xiao Xiongmao" means Lesser Panda.
My name is Deng Yong Chun, from Peking, China, member #381 of WBCC.

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 11 players in game #473 and the winner was Tom Galway, WBCC member #68.
10. New Bi- or Tri-metallic Rod Sell, WBCC Webmaster
The new Bi- and Tri-metallic images shown at:
*Australia 2006  50 Dollar, Melbourne Commonwealt Games
* Australia 2005  10 Dollar, Sydney Mint 150 years
* Mexico 2005  100 Peso Campeche, plus gold variety
* Poland 2005  10 Zlote silver and gold plated
* Tajikistan 2004 3 & 5 somoni
* San Marino 2005 2 euro
* Vatican 2005 Fantasy 1 & 2 euro
* Mexico 2005  100 Peso Don Quijote
11. WBCC Auction 75 accepting Rod Sell, WBCC Auction Provider
You have only 2 weeks to list 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 WBCC 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
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