Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club
Newsmail #486

WBCC Newsmail 486 Volume 10, December 3, 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-metallic from Jose Luis Ramirez, Spain
There are new Bi-metallic coins from Kamberra:
* 2 Numisma 2005
Diameter 26,75 mm
Thickness 1,75 mm
Weight 7,25 grs
Mintage 200
* 2 Numisma 2005 essai
Diameter 26,75 mm
Thickness 1,75 mm
Weight 7,25 grs
Mintage 25
2. Tri-metallic from Jose Luis Ramirez, Spain
Here are a new Tri-metallic coin from Somalia year 2001, dedicated to Jimi Hendrix, one more of the coin series "The times change-Tempora mutantur".
3. Bi-metallic Fantasy 2 Jose Luis Ramirez, Spain
A new Bi-metallic 2 Euro Fantasy from Germay 2006 Football Championship.
The coin is double dated 2005/2006.
Diameter 25,35
Mintage 50.000
The design shows the brandenburg gate and a football ball.
--Remark WBCC Focal Point: There will be more in the serie of these Bi-metallic Fantasy 2 Euro, like: Germany, Saudi Arabia, Iran, Japan
But there is ANOTHER series:
4. Bi-metallic in Michael Ayrapetov, USA
I found on eBay Lot of 15 different Coca Cola bimetallic Vending tokens of Brazil with information what each two letters on the tokens mean (15 provinces of Brazil). Item
I found on eBay bimetallic Encased 50 Lire coin 2000 of Vatican City. The Ring have inscription: JOHN PAUL II   1920 - 2005. The coin is Steel and the ring is Gold layered. Item
--Remark WBCC Focal Point: I did bid on both items. The CoCa Cola pieces I won.
5. The WBCC Bi-metallic Quiz Game Jack Hepler, USA
Russia began issuing Bi-metallic coins for circulation in 1991. The Ten Rouble coin issued that year includes two plants in the design. One plant appears to be an oak leaf branch. What is the other plant?
a. Laurel
b. Olive
c. Palm
d. Wheat
Please send your answer to:
Note: See this coin and many others by visiting the WBCC website;
Answer to Bi-metallic Quiz Game question #485
Croatia began issuing Bi-metallic 25 Kuna commemorative coins in 1997. The design of these coins includes a stylized image of a marten, the state crest and a wreath. One side of the wreath is a oak branch. What is the other branch?
a. Laurel
b. Olive
c. Palm
d. Wheat
The answer to Question #485 is "a"; Laurel. 

6. 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 #484 and the winner was Claudio Revello, WBCC member #207.

7. New Bi- or Tri-metallic Rod Sell, WBCC Webmaster
The new Bi- and Tri-metallic images shown at:
*  Somalia  2001 Jimi Hendrix 250 shillings
* Kamberra 2 Numisma 2005 Einstein
* Kamberra 2 Numisma 2005
* Kamberra 2 Numisma 2005 essai
* Germany 2005 fantasy football 1 & 2 euros
* Aachen encased Reichspfennig 1928A
* Aland 2005 fantasy 1 & 2 euros
8. 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 now 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
WBCC Website
Bi-metallic Forum Page
The WBCC is sponsored at the World Money Fair 2005, , by:
Schuler Presses, Germany, and
The Portuguese Mint (INCM),


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