Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club
Newsmail #487

WBCC Newsmail 487 Volume 10, December 10, 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 WBCC and Martin Peeters, WBCC Focal Point
Very good News ! This week I received a payment from the Portugal Mint to be a sponsor the WBCC for attenting to the World Money Fair in february 2006 in Berlin. Thanks got to Imprensa Nacional - Casa da Moeda (Portugal Mint)
2. A New WBCC Martin Peeters, WBCC Focal Point
We have a new WBCC member. Let me introduce him to you:
Name: Pat Gibson, Australia
Hobby: Circulating world coins+circulating Bi- and Trimetallics.
Goal: Interested in swap-buy.
How did I know about the WBCC:: Found WBCC while "surfing" the net
3. Bi-metallic 10 Zloty 2006 from Wolfgang Mehlhausen, Germany
There are pictures of a Bi-metallic 10 Zloty 2006 from Poland commemorate the World Championship Soccer 2006 in Germany.
4. Bi-metallic 10 Lev 2005 from Antonio Mateo, Spain
A new Bi-metallic coin from Bulgaria
Obverse: the BNB logo with the year 1879 and the following inscriptions: "Bulgarian National Bank", "10 levs", and "2005"
Reverse: gold mask of a Thracian ruler from the Svetitsata tumulus dated back to the 5th c. B.C., an inscription "Sakrovishtata na Bulgaria" (Treasures of Bulgaria) in circumference, in the outer ring of the coin.
Year of issue: 2005
Nominal value: 10 lev
Weight: 20 g
Type of metal: silver 999/1000, partially gold plated
Diameter: 40 mm
Mintage: 10 000
Edge: flat
5. Bi-metallics 1 and 2 Diners from Manuel Gonzalez, Spain
Andorra has issued two new sets year 2005 with Bi-metallic 1 and 2 diners.
6. Bi-metallic from China (Germany) Martin Peeters, Netherlands
There is a scan of China 50, 100, 200 and 500 Yuan 2005. Please notice the inner part is struck in China and the ring is added in Germany !!
--Remark Liu Jian: The central gold is legal tender. The outer silver circle was made by someone else--not official issue
7. Bi-metallics from the Vatican Martin Peeters, Netherlands
Please read news about the (Bi-metallic) Euros from the Vatican City at:
--Remark WBCC Focal Point: This week I received an orderform for the Bi-metallic  celebrating World Youth Day, displaying Cologne Cathedral, which saw Pope Benedict XVI journey to his native Germany in August on his first foreign trip abroad as pontiff

8. The WBCC Bi-metallic Quiz Game Jack Hepler, USA
The Edelweiss is a rare plant that grows in mountainous regions of Europe, Asia and South America. It goes by the botanical name of Compositae of the genus Leontopodium and species, L. alpinum.  Edel in German means noble and Weiss is translated as white.  The star-like Edelweiss flower is incorporated in the design of a Bi-metallic coin of Austria. In what year did Austria issue this coin?
a. 1999
b. 2000
c. 2001
d. 2002
Please send your answer to:
Note: See this coin and many others by visiting the WBCC website;
Answer to Bi-metallic Quiz Game question #486
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
The answer to Question #486 is "a"; Laurel. 

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 nine players in game #485 and the winner was John Beckman WBCC member #134.

10. New Bi- or Tri-metallic Rod Sell, WBCC Webmaster
The new Bi- and Tri-metallic images shown at:
* China 50, 100, 200 and 500 Yuan 2005 encased in silver ring
* Poland 10 Zlote 2006 World Cup
* Bulgaria 10 Lewa 2005
* Slovak Republic 2005 mint set medal
* Fantasy  GB 1 & 2 Euro
* Fantasy 2 Euro  Germany 2006 World Cup
11. WBCC Auction 76 Rod Sell, WBCC Auction Provider
I am 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 2006, , by:
Schuler Presses, Germany, and
The Portuguese Mint (INCM),


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