Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club
Newsmail #481

WBCC Newsmail 481 Volume 10, October 22, 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. Bi-metallics 5, 10 and 100 Roubles from Russia in Michael Ayrapetov, USA
In the "Commemorative and Investment Coin's Issue PLAN for 2006" of the Central Bank of Russian Federation I found 12 Bi-metallic coins:
* V. The Series: "The Golden Ring of Russia" Gold/Silver: The City of Bogolyubovo and the City of Yuryev-Polsky: 13-14. 5 Roubles; 15-16. 100 Roubles. All 4 different coins will issue in the 2nd half-year of 2006.
* XIV. The Series: "Ancient Russian Towns", Brass/Cu-Ni: 38. Belgorod; 39. Torzhok; 40. Kargopol. All 3 coins will issue in the 2nd half-year of 2006.
* XV. The Series: "Russian Federation", Brass/Cu-Ni: 41. Primorsky Area; 42. Sakhalin Region; 43. Republic of Sakha (Yakutia); 44. Chita Region; 45. Republic of Altai. All 5 coins will issue within the year 2006.
The URL of plan is:
2. Bi-metallic 300 Euro from Antonio Barrena Mateo, Spain
Referring to WBCC Newsmail 480 about the FNMT Hill mint (Spanish Mint) new Bi-metallic 12 sides 300 Euro coin dedicate to World Cup of Football Germany 2006 is here the picture:
3. Bi-metallic Euros from Martin Peeters, Netherlands
In 1996 Liechtenstein (by Valcambi S.A. Italy) issued a Non Legal Tender Bi-metallic 40 Euro piece, commemorate the 150 year Liechtenstein sovereignty and depicting "The gold wagon of the prince Joseph Wenzel". In the same series they planned to issue a Non Bi-Metallic 20 Euro (silver). But they made a mistake. Instead of using sliver planchet the used a Bi-metallic blank for the 20 Euro piece. Below you seen the pictures of both Bi-metallics. According the "Zertifikat" (Cetificate) the 20 Euro piece is mention as Silver
4. The WBCC Bi-metallic Quiz Game Jack Hepler, USA
The Bi-metallic 50 Schilling of Austria, issued from 1996 to 2001, featured a common reverse showing the national and provincial coats of arms. How many lion images may be found on these nine crests or coats of arms?
a. One
b. Three
c. Five
d. None
Please send your answer to:
Note: See this coin and many others by visiting the WBCC website;
Answer to Bi-metallic Quiz Game question #480
The autumn season is a time for harvest. A symbol often used to represent harvest or prosperity is the Cornucopia or horn of plenty. Which country produced a Bi-metallic coin that includes a Cornucopia in the design?
a. Argentina
b. Brazil
c. Ecuador
d. Peru
The answer to Question #480 is "d"; Peru.
The correct answer to Question #479 is Three.

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 nine players in game #479 and the winner was Michael Ayrapetov, WBCC member #8.
6. New Bi- or Tri-metallic Rod Sell, WBCC Webmaster
The new Bi- and Tri-metallic images shown at:
*  Spain 300 euro for 2006 Soccer World Cup
7. WBCC Auction 75 last Rod Sell, WBCC Auction Provider
WBCC Auction 75 is in it's last day. The 125 interesting lots can be seen at
Please email your bids to me now at
This auction will close at 11 pm Sydney time on the 29th October. Emails received after this time will not be actioned.

"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
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The Portuguese Mint (INCM),


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