Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club
Newsmail #478

WBCC Newsmail 478 Volume 10, October 8, 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. My new E-mail Steve Andrews, USA
Please read my new E-mail adress Steve Andrews, WBCC member #45
2. Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2005 from Martin Peeters, Netherlands
A Commemorative coin ”Finland member of the UN for 50 years” to be published in the autumn
The Finish Ministry of Finance has decided that the Bi-metallic 2 euro commemorative coin for 2005 will be minted in honour the United Nation’s 60th birthday and Finland’s 50 years of membership in the UN. An issue of 1.500.000 pieces will be published in the midst of October.
3. Bi-metallics from Liu Lian, PRC
There are six new Bi-metallic (brass and copper-nickel)coins from Micronesia, Face value $1, dated 2004, featured six different American presidents from George Washington (1st president) to John Adams (6th president). This is the first issue of this series and I am sure there are about forty similar coins featured different American presidents will be issued one by one in the next few years. Please contact with me at if you are interested in this set.
4. Bi-metallic from Christian Lopez, Mexico
Here you fing a scan of the Mexico 100 Peso 2005 commemorate Baja California state.
5. Encased coin from Tom Passon, Netherlands
The following two Lucky Coins were part Auction 37 of Münzenhandlung Harald Möller GmbH, Espenau, Germany. Lot 1820 two pieces of Kaufhaus Konen, Munich. Aluminium Lucky Coin with 1 pfennig BDL 1948, the second with 1 pfennig 1950D, 32 mm, 5.03 g and 5.20 g, EF, estimate € 40,-. Obv. GLŰCKSPFENNIG * KONEN * Rev. GEH ZU KONEN ES WIRD SICH LOHNEN o MŰNCHEN SENDLINGERSTR o. Twelve signs of the Zodiac round inner-circle
6. Encased from the Tom Passon, Netherlands
Netherlands,Aluminium Lucky Coin Grand Hotel Coomans, Rotterdam with ½ cent 1903. Obv. GRAND HOTEL COOMANS * ROTTERDAM * Rev. Horse Shoe and Four Leaves Clover. Text: UW.TALISMAN.BEN.IK.VOORWAAR.IK.BRENG.UW.GELUK.DOOR’T.GANSCHE.JAAR diam. 35 mm, 3.9 gr
7. Bi-metallic Parking Michael Ayrapetov, USA
I found on eBay bimetallic Commemorative Parking token "MIAMI PARKING AUTHORITY-1955" (50th Anniversary of Authority). The token have the letter "P" on the obverse. Size: 28 mm. Metallic Contenet: White Metal / Brass. Item number on eBay: 8339466000. Who know how to order this token, please Email me:
8. The WBCC Bi-metallic Quiz Game Jack Hepler, USA
The Greek 2002 Bi-metallic Two Euro coin shows which animal in the design?
a. Bull
b. Horse
c. Lion
d. Sheep
Please send your answer to:
Note: See this coin and many others by visiting the WBCC website;
Answer to Bi-metallic Quiz Game question #477
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. Which Ministry is shown  with neither snakes nor eagles?
a. Internal Affairs
b. Foreign Trade
c. Education
d. Finance
Answer to Question #477 is answer "c"; Education.

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 10 players in game #476 and the winner was Andres Rossi, WBCC Member #370. 

10. 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
* Finland 2005 IAAF championships
* Netherlands encased 1908 1/2c from Grand Hotel Coomans Rotterdam
* Mexico 2005 Baja Califorina Sur $100
* Germany encased 1950 1 pfennig Konen
* 6 x Micronesia 2004 $1
11. WBCC Auction 75 starts in 2 weeks Rod Sell, WBCC Auction Provider
You have only 2 weeks to list lots for WBCC Auction 75, which will start on the 22nd October with WBCC Newsmail 480. The  lots listed so far can be seen at

"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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