Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club
Newsmail #477

WBCC Newsmail 477 Volume 10, October 1, 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 Webpages provider off Rod Sell, WBCC Webpages Provider
I will not be available to update the WBCC site over the next 8 days. I will be going into hospital tomorrow (thursday) at 11.30 for bladder surgery.
Speak with you all again in a couple of weeks.
I will not be available to update the WBCC site over the next 8 days.
-- Remark WBCC Focal Point: of course we wish Rod all the best. The WBCC Auction 75 start is now October 22nd and closes October 29th.
2. My new E-mail Michael Doran, USA
Please read my new E-mail adress Michael Doran, WBCC member #74,
3. My new E-mail Max Aiello, Italy
Please read my new E-mail adress Max Aiello, WBCC member #73,
4. Bi-metallic 1 Real 2005 from Antonio da Silva, Brasil
Issued in September 23th 2005 new Bi-metallic 1 Real commemorate 40th anniversary of The Central Bank 1965 - 2005, Mintage 40,000,000
5. Bi-metallics from Camaroon and Guinea Jacek  Stacel, Poland
Here are some picture of Bi-metallics from Camaroon and Guinea Bissau:
Cameroon 2005 750 CFA
Guinea Bissau 2004 6000 CFA
6. Bi-metallic 10 roubles from Michael Ayrapetov, USA
From the webpage:
On October 4, 2005 the Central Bank of the Russian Federation puts into circulation commemorative coins of 10 Rubles denomination from the series "Ancient Russian Towns" minted from non-ferrous metals and dedicated to Borovsk and Mcensk (mintage 5 Mln pcs.of each kind).
The coins have a form of round pieces 27,0 mm in diameter. They are combined and consist of two parts: a disc made of white metal and an external ring made of yellow one. The rim is raised on both sides of the coins. The edge of the coins is corrugated and bears the inscription "ДЕСЯТЬ РУБЛЕЙ" (TEN RUBLES) repeated twice and divided by asterisks.
The obverse of the coins: at the top - the inscription on the ring along the rim   "БАНК РОССИИ" (BANK OF RUSSIA), in the lower part of the ring - the date  "2005" indicating the year of issue, to the left and to the right on the external ring  - pictures of a laurel and an oak twig correspondingly going over to the disc. In the centre of the disc - the figure "10" and the inscription under it "РУБЛЕЙ" (RUBLES) indicating the denomination of the coins. Inside of the figure "0" - a security element in the form of the figure "0" and the inscription "РУБ"  (RUB - the abbreviation for Rubles) visible at different angles of vision relatively to the plane of the coin. In the lower part of the disc - the mint mark.
The reverse:  - Borovsk: at the top of the ring - the inscription along the rim  "ДРЕВНИЕ ГОРОДА РОССИИ" (ANCIENT RUSSIAN TOWNS), in the lower part of the ring - the inscription "БОРОВСК" (BOROVSK). On the disc - the image of the town’s panorama and the coat of arms of Borovsk.
Mcensk: at the top on the ring - the inscription along the rim "ДРЕВНИЕ ГОРОДА РОССИИ" (ANCIENT RUSSIAN TOWNS), in the lower part of the ring - the inscription "МЦЕНСК" (MCENSK). On the disc - the image of the town’s panorama and the coat of arms of Mcensk.
The coins are legal tender of the Russian Federation. They are obligatory for acceptance at their denomination for every kind of payments without any restrictions.
7. Bi-metallic MTT from Serge Pelletier, Canada
The Bytown Museum has issued a 15-Dollar municipal trade token to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the City of Ottawa, Canada's Capital. "We felt it was very important to mark the city's 150th anniversary in a special way" said Christina Tessier, Director of the Bytown Museum. The token will have currency value, at participating merchants, until 30 September 2005.
This is the first 15-Dollar token ever issued in Canada. The obverse shows the Byward Market as it was in the 1800s with the following legend: 15 DOLLARS / MARCHÉ / BYWARD / MARKET / (market scene) / VALIDE CHEZ LES MARCHANTS PARTICIPANTS JUSQU'AU / VALID AT PARTICIPATING MERCHANTS UNTIL / 30 SEPT 2005 , while the reverse depicts Ottawa's anniversary with LA CAPITALE CANADIENNE / CANADA'S CAPITAL / (Eligi mintmark) in the exergue. The stylized maple leaf found at the left of the Ottawa wordmark is enamelled in orange, green and red while "150" is also red.
The 39 millimetre token was struck as follows: 250 on Bi-metallic blanks with  a heart of aluminium-bronze and a ring of cupronickel, 36 on commercial bronze blanks, 46 on nickel-silver blanks and 42 gold plated pieces. "This is one of the smallest mintages ever" said Ray Desjardins, of Bonavita the exclusive distributor, "and with the beautiful design, they're bound to go extremely quickly." Bonavita can reached at: Box 11447, Station H, Nepean, ON  K2H 7V1 CANADA, tel: +1-613-823-3844, fax: +1-613-825-3092, Email:

8. Bi-metallic in Jose Luis Ramirez, Spain
Another time this coin is listed on Ebay
The last week I have seen another two auctions ( I have won one of them) of these coins.

9. The WBCC Bi-metallic Quiz Game Jack Hepler, USA
Russia issued a series of Bi-metallic 10 Rouble coins in 2002. The theme of this series was the seven original Ministries established by the Czar, Peter the Great. Five of the ministry sysmbols show the Empire two-headed eagle. One has snakes and a winged staff. Which Ministry is shown with neither snakes nor eagles?
a. Internal Affairs
b. Foreign Trade
c. Education
d. Finance
Please send your answer to:
Note: See this coin and many others by visiting the WBCC website;
Answer to Bi-metallic Quiz Game question #476
This African country recently issued a Five Dollar Bi-metallic coin honoring the Pope.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
Answer to Question #476 is answer "b"; Liberia.

10. 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 10 players in game #475 and the winner was John Beckman, WBCC member #134.

12. New Bi- or Tri-metallic Rod Sell, WBCC Webmaster
The new Bi- and Tri-metallic images shown at:
* Brazil 2005 1 real
* Canada Bytown Museum  MTT
13. WBCC Auction 75 start october Rod Sell, WBCC Auction Provider
The WBCC Auction 75 will start on October 22nd.

"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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