Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club
Newsmail #489

WBCC Newsmail 489 Volume 10, December 24, 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. A new WBCC Martin Peeters, WBCC Focal Point
We have a new WBCC member. Let me introduce him to you:
Name: Daniel V. Petrov (WBCC member #390), Russia
Age: 31
Profession: Finance Director
Hobby: World coins and tokens especially Bi- and/or Tri-metallics
Goal: all Bi- and Tri-metallics coins
Against: Nature's pollution
How did I know about the WBCC: Russian Internet Forum (
2. Bi-metallic Essai from Jose Luis Ramirez, Spain
Look at this ebay auction.
A Bi-metallic 100 Escudos 1989 Essai from Portugal
3. Bi-metallic Euros from Francisco Pascual, Spain
Slovakia will join Euro in 2009 and the Central Bank choose the last month  the design of Bi-metallic 1 and 2 Euro coins.
4. Bi-metallic 10 Franken 2006 from Martin Peeters, Netherlands
The Switzerland 10 Franken 2006 depicts Mountain Bernina
(Source Muenzen Und Papiergeld, Coinmagazine in Germany)
5. Bi-metallic Fantasy Euros (1) Jose Luis Ramirez, Spain
I have found these Bi-metallic Fantasy Euros on Ebay.
I know theses coins dated 2003, but now I have seen the same design with different year: 2004.
The set that I habe bought have 9 coins, the 5 Euro test coin have the face of John Paul II.
6. Bi-metallic Fantasy Euros (2) Jose Luis Ramirez, Spain
I have bought theses Bi-metallic Fantasy Euros from Switzerland.
One and two Euro Specimen. The reverse is the same that were used in these type of coins
7. Bi-metallic Fantasy Euros (3) Jose Luis Ramirez, Spain
In the beginning of year 2005 I have found a euro fantasy coin from Greenland, the coin are without any folder.
In the 2 last months I have seen the same coin/same year on Ebay but this time with folder. I have bought it again and I have seen closely the two coins. The new one have in the reverse (7 o'clock position) two little mark that are not in the first one coin.
8. Bi-metallic Fantasy Euros (4) Jose Luis Ramirez, Spain
A new euro fantasy coin from Vatican city.
This time the reverse of the coin have the same design that the last coin that I have send to the WBCC from Germany World Champinoship of Football 2006.
9. Bi-metallic MMT from Serge Pelletier, Canada
Colonel By's Hat Marks the Second Strike of Ottawa Token
Earlier in 2005, the Bytown Museum issued a 15-Dollar municipal trade token to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the City of Ottawa, Canada's Capital.  The token had currency value, at participating merchants, until September 30, 2005. It was such as success, that a second strike was ordered.
"It is our policy to identify subsequent strikes with a mark, especially when it comes to small issues" said Serge Pelletier, President of Eligi Consultants Inc., entrusted with the production, "and it only seemed befitting to use Colonel By's cocked hat as the mark." The strike identifying mark can be found on the reverse, at 6 o'clock, above the Eligi mintmark. Following this second strike, both dies were defaced.  We're sure they will have a prominent place in the museum" concluded Pelletier.
The obverse shows the Byward Market as it was in the 1800s with the    following legend: 15 DOLLARS / MARCHÉ / BYWARD / MARKET / (market scene) / VALIDE CHEZ LES MARCHANTS PARTICIPANTS JUSQU'AU / VALID AT PARTICIPATING MERCHANTS UNTIL / 30 SEPT 2005 , while the reverse depicts Ottawa's anniversary with LA CAPITALE CANADIENNE / CANADA'S CAPITAL / (Colonel By's cocked hat) / (Eligi mintmark) in the exergue. The stylized maple leaf found at the left of the Ottawa wordmark is enamelled in orange, green and red while "150" is also red.
The 39 millimetre token was struck as follows: 100 on Bi-metallic blanks with a heart of aluminium-bronze and a ring of cupronickel ($25.00), 25 on commercial bronze blanks ($40.00), 25 on nickel-silver blanks ($40.00) and 25 gold plated pieces ($47.50). The tokens are available at the prices indicated in parentheses from Bonavita, the exclusive distributor, which can be reached at: Box 11447, Station H, Nepean, ON  K2H 7V1 CANADA, tel: +1-613-823-3844, fax: +1-613-825-3092, Email: S&H is extra. Canadian resident must add the applicable taxes

10. The WBCC Bi-metallic Quiz Game Jack Hepler, USA
Italy issued a special Bi-metallic Two Euro coin in 2005 to commemorate the European Constitution. What animal is incorporated into the design of this coin?
a. Bull
b. Dog
c. Horse
d. Lion
Please send your answer to:
Note: See this coin and many others by visiting the WBCC website;
Answer to Bi-metallic Quiz Game question #488
Finland has issued a new Commemorative Bi-metallic coin for 2005. This coin was issued to commemorate the United Nations. What bird is incorporated into the design of this coin?
a. Eagle
b. Dove
c. Swan
d. Sparrow
The answer to Question #488 is "b"; Dove.

11.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 8 players in game #487 and the winner was Bob Vanoost WBCC member #341.

10. New Bi- or Tri-metallic Rod Sell, WBCC Webmaster
The new Bi- and Tri-metallic images shown at:
* Switzerland 2006 10 francs Mt Bernina
* Slovakia 2009 euros
* Greenland 2005 fantasy 2euro varieties. The centre image has 2 extra stars at the 7 o'clock position on the ring
* Poland 2004 fantasy euros
* Vatican 2005 fantasy 2euro
* Switzerland 2005 fantasy euros
* Japan 2005 token
* Russia 2005 Federation 10 Roubles
* South Africa 2005 5 rand
* Canada, Morton MTT
* Canada, Boissevain $5 MTT
12. WBCC Auction 76 Rod Sell, WBCC Auction Provider
I am accepting lots for WBCC Auction 76. You only have 3 weeks to list them. 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
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