Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club
Newsmail #483

WBCC Newsmail 483 Volume 10, November 12, 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. The Worldwide Bi-metallic Collectors Club (WBCC) General Members Meeting In Berlin Martin Peetrs, WBCC Focal Point
At the World Money Fair 2006 in Berlin, held from February 3 -5, the Worldwide Bi-metallic Collectors Club (WBCC) will organize a General Members Meeting.
The WBCC will celebrate in 2006 it's 10th anniversary (September 14th. 2006) and because of this there will be a General Members Meeting in Berlin. The meeting will be held in a cosy Berlin Restaurant (Going Dutch !!) on February 4, 2006, we talk about ideas for 10th anniversay. Till know WBCC members from Austria (1), Germany (1), Italy (1), Netherlands (3), Russia (1) and Switzerland (1) will come to Berlin.
The WBCC has now 385 members worldwide in 54 countries. For those WBCC members who will come to the WMF in 2006 at Berlin Germany, please contact WBCC Focal Point: Martin Peeters, E-mail:
For more information about the WBCC look at WBCC Webpages:
2. The Worldwide Bi-metallic Collectors Club WEB-LOG open Martin Peeters, WBCC Focal Point
The Worldwide Bi-metallic Collectors Club has opened now a Web-log. Please check:
and you can leave you messages here.
It is a Dutch language Web-log but I'm sure you can left your messages, Go To: Logs, My first message
3. Bi-metallic future Euro coins... by Paul Baker, UK
The report at:
includes some important dates. The text includes....
The target dates for the euro's introduction are as follows:
* 1 January 2007: Estonia, Lithuania and Slovenia
* 1 January 2008: Cyprus, Latvia and Malta
* 1 January 2009: Slovakia
* 2010: Czech Republic and Hungary
* Poland has yet to set a target date.
4. Bi-metallic off-centre 2 Dollar from Canada by Frans Woons, Canada
This week I received an Bi-metallic off-centre twoony I had bought on eBay.  It is of a type I had not seen before.  Most off-centre twoonies are created by the yellow plug either partially on top or partially below the ring while the coin is struck (Type 1; see a previous article I wrote on off-centre twoonies OR look at: ). Type 2 off-centre twoonies are coins whereby the central hole in not perfectly centered but the plug is perfectly in the hole. Type 2 seems to be scarcer than Type 1.
The coin I received this week is Type 3. That is, the planchet was perfectly alright but it was not perfectly between the dies when the coin was struck. This is the case with the coin of which I attached pictures. This coin is dated 2001. Type 3 is scarcer than Type 2, I think. Because the coin was not aligned perfectly between the dies, the collar was forced down when the coin was struck.  As a result the coin was greatly struck outside the collar and only a few of the usual serrations were transferred to the planchet.  The coin shows and upward lip, when viewed from the reverse (near ADA in CANADA).  There the coin is the thickest. The coin is thinnest near 2 DOL. In other words, the coin is somewhat wedge shaped due to unequal pressure on the planchet when the coin was struck.

5. Bi-metallic 1 and 2 Euro Sede Vacante from Vatican Martin Peeters
Received today from the Pope the Sede Vacante Euro set 2005. If I receive one set more I will put it in the next WBCC Auction. The price for the set was 30 Euro.

6. Bi-metallic clipped 2 Dollar from Frans Woons, Canada
If you look at:
A clipped Bi-metallic twoony is being offered for sale. I’m always leery about buying a clipped coin as I often think, in the back of my mind, that such a coin might have been produced outside the mint with a cutting device of the correct diameter.  Experts can probably tell whether the clip was made first and then the clipped planchet was struck or vice versa.  Any thoughts from other WBCC members about this?  Thanks!

7. The WBCC Bi-metallic Quiz Game Jack Hepler, USA
The Federated States of Micronesia issued a Bi-metallic One Dollar coin dated 2004. On one side is the protrait of Joseph J. Urusemal. The other side shows four stars representing the four major island or island groups of the nation. What is the plant in the center of the design?
a. Date Palm
b. Fig
c. Laurel
d. Coconut Palm
Please send your answer to:
Note: See this coin and many others by visiting the WBCC website;
Answer to Bi-metallic Quiz Game question #482
The Morocco coat of arms appears in the design of the Bi-metallic Five Dirhams that was issued for circulation in 1987. The design includes a crown, a five-pointed star and a sunrise in the design. The same design is on coins issued in 1995 and 2002. What animal or bird appears on this coin?
a. Eagle
b. Lion
c. Dove
d. Horse
The answer to Question #482 is "b"; Lion.

8. 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 eight players in game #481 and the winner was Gabor Toth, WBCC member #.80.

9. New Bi- or Tri-metallic Rod Sell, WBCC Webmaster
The new Bi- and Tri-metallic images shown at:
* Canada 2001 $2 error
* GB Joseph Moore model crown variety without Pub by H. Hyams
* GB Joseph Moore model crown variety with 16cm Pub by H. Hyams
* GB Joseph Moore two model "penney" error spelling
* GB Joseph Moore model penny 1844, only 3 known
* GB Joseph Moore model penny nose points to T
10. WBCC Auction 76 Rod Sell, WBCC Auction Provider
I an accepting lots for WBCC Auction 76. The lots listed so far can be seen at
Please email your lots to me 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
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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