Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club
Newsmail #476

WBCC Newsmail 476 Volume 10, September 24, 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: Emmett Mc Donald (WBCC member #384), USA.
Agë: 67 year
Profession: Retired but worked as a industrial chemist, for 42 years.
Hobby: I collect World coins , which include Bi Metallics. My primary interest is in circulating coins,  Not NCLT.
How did I know about the WBCC:I saw a write up in World Coin News  about WBCC.
--Remark WBCC Focal Point: The WBCC memership starts on october 9th.
2. WBCC at the Dutch Muntmanifestatie Martin Peeters, WBCC Focal Point
Last saterday september 17th. the biggest Dutch Coin show will was held. About 1500 collectors visited the show. At the WBCC table (Frans Dubois, Eelco Soeteman and Martin Peeters, las 2 on the picture represented the WBCC) the following WBCC members visited us: Fred de Schrevel, Jan van der Vis, Rob Kooy and Wouter Beerenkamp (he was the organisator of this show)
3. Bi-metallic from 5 Hryven 2006 Michael Ayrapetov, USA
In Plan of Issue Commemorative coins for 2006 of National Bank of Ukraine I found 2 Bi-metallic coins:
* Five Hryven, "10 Years of Monetary Reform in Ukraine", Date of Issue: August, 2006;
* Five Hryven, Series "Folk Musical Instruments" : "Bugay", Date of Issue: November, 2006. Diameter of each coin is 28 mm, Mintage: 100,000, Condition: Brilliant Uncirculated. URL of Plan on Ukrainian Language is:
4. Bi-metallic 10 Roubles from Jacek Stacel, Poland
Please see 2 new Bi-metallic 10 Roubles from Russia:
5. Bi-metallic 10 Piso 2004 from the Rene Gracia, Philippines
I would like to inform the WBCC that the Philippine Central Bank finally released the much-awaited 2004 10 Piso Bi-metallic coins. The design is the same depicting Andres Bonifacio and Apolinario Mabini.
6. Bi-metallic 5 and 10 Rupees from Fran Pascual, Spain
I found this week this article about 5 and 10 Rupees Bi-metallic coins of India that will be available for next year:,008700010013.htm
One can read here:
10-rupee coins from next year HTC
New Delhi, September 19, 2005
COME 2006, and you could be using 10-rupee coins. What’s more, like the Euro, the new coin will be bi-metallic — two-colour  coins with a golden-yellow centre ringed by a silver circumference. The design, courtesy the National Institute of Design (Ahmedabad), has three themes – Unity in Diversity, Bharatnatyam Mudras and Information Technology.
A few months after the introduction of the coin, the government will also begin introducing the two-toned five-rupee coins.
The government decided to go in for new themes and design in coins as there has been a plan for some years now to introduce a 10-rupee coin. “Since we were designing a new coin, it made sense to come up with a series for all coins,” an official said.
“Even smaller denomination coins like 10 paise, 25 paise, 50 paise, one rupee and two rupees, will bear the new themes though these will not be bi-metallic coins,” he said.
7. Bi-metallic 5 Lira from Hand Bucek, Switzerland
The new 5 Lire Bi-metallic from Turkey showns on one side a bird and on the other a large bold letter "U" with something in it. That "somethin in it" is a map of the Izmir harbour bay (laying east-west). You can check that with google earth. (

8. Bi-metallic 50 Qapik from Fran Pascual, Spain
And this about the new Bi-metallic 50 Qapik in Azerbaijan for next year too:
One can reade here:
BAKU. 7 SEPTEMBER. AZER-PRESS. The National Bank of Azerbaijan expects delivery of new consignment of denominated banknotes, ordered in connection with denomination of AzM since 1 January 2006. As the first Deputy chair of NBA Alim Guliev said, the first consignment of new money will be brought in December. The Azerbaijan manat will be denominated in 5 thou times in compliances with the Presidential Decree "On Changing Nominal Value of Banknotes and Denomination" dated 7 February of the current year, since 1 January 2006. Issue of banknotes by par value of 100, 50, 20, 10, 5 and 1 denominated manta as well coins by par value of 1, 3, 5, 10, 20 and 50 gepik (one hundredth part of manat) is supposed. Moreover, coin of 50 gepik will be Bi-metallic – yellow and white colour. NBA signed the main contract with the cost of 16 mn EUR for production of banknotes and coins with the Austrian Osterreicheichische Banknoten und Sicherheitsduck (OBS). Delivery of new banknotes is expected by December. It would be necessary to make 250 mn banknotes of new sample and 155 mln coins taking into account 4-year demands

9. Bi-metallic 5 Rand from Michael Ayrapetov, USA
I found on eBay very interesting bimetallic coin: South Africa, 5 Rand, 2005. Obverse of the coin have inscription "SOUTH AFRICA", wich does not have the coin of 2004, and Reverse have inscription "COIN WORLD" on African Language. Item number on eBay is:

10. Bi-metallic 1 Riyal 200 from Fran Pascual, Spain
 Martin, I found this images of this pattern coin set Qatar 1 Riyal 2000.

11. Bi-metallic Medal from the Martin Peeters, Netherlands
At the Dutch Coinshow last saterday I discovered a new Bi-metallic medal dated 2005 commemorate 650 year cityrights of the Dutch City Monnickendam

12. The WBCC Bi-metallic Quiz Game Jack Hepler, USA
This African country recently issued a Five Dollar Bi-metallic coin honoring the Pope. The country was settled in the early 18th Century by immigrants from the USA but was not colonized by the USA. The national coat of arms shows a ship and a palm tree. Which English speaking country issued this Bi-metallic coin?
a. Algeria
b. Liberia
c. Libya
d. Morocco
Please send your answer to:
Note: See this coin and many others by visiting the WBCC website;
Answer to Bi-metallic Quiz Game question #475
Croatia began issuing Bi-metallic 25 Kuna commemorative coins in 1997. The design of these coins includes a stylized image of a martin, 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
Answer to Question #475 is answer "a"; Oak.  Information assistance provided by WBCC Member, Denis Buric.

13. 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 #474 and the winner was John Magruder, WBCC Member #24.

14. New Bi- or Tri-metallic Rod Sell, WBCC Webmaster
The new Bi- and Tri-metallic images shown at:
* Rusia 2005 10 Roubles
* Finland 2005 2 euro
* Netherlands 2005 Monnickendam
* Cameroon 2005 750 CFA
* Guinea Bissau 2004 6000 CFA
15. WBCC Auction 75 accepting Rod Sell, WBCC Auction Provider
You have only 1 week to list lots for WBCC Auction 75, which will start on  the 1st October with newsmail 477. The  lots listed so far can be seen at
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.

"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
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WBCC Webmaster & Auction Provider, Rod Sell, Australia.
WBCC DoCu-Centre: Frans Dubois, Netherlands.
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