WBCC Newsmail 490 Volume
10, December 31, 2005
Composed with help from
members of the
Worldwide Bi-metallic Collectors
and weekly published by:
Netherlands, Focal Point of
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.
Dear WBCC members and non WBCC members,
Welcome into the World Of Bi-metallics, I really hope you enjoy reading this
weeks WBCC Newsmail with news about Bi- and Tri-metallics !!
Let me start with: A Happy (Bi-metallic) New Year (US, UK, Canada, etc.),
Een Gelukkig Nieuwjaar (Netherlands), Kodt nytt år (Norway), Head Uut
Aastat (Estland), Onnellista Uuta Vuottai (Finland), Shana Tova (Israel),
Ein gutes Neues Jahr (Germany), Felice anno nuovo (Italy), Feliz Año
Nuevo (Spain), Saehae Bok Mani Baduseyo (Korea), Boldog Uj Evet (Hungary),
chastlivogo Novogo Goda (Russia), Bonne et heureuse nouvelle année
(France), Godt nytår (Danmark), Statstny Novy rok (Slovakia), Szczesliwego
Nowego Roku (Poland), Um próspero Ano novo (Portugugal), Sretna Nova
Godina (Croatia), Stastny ovy Rok (Czech Republic), Lyckligt Nytt År
(Sweden), Laimingu Naujuju Metu (Lithuania), Laimingu jauno gadu (Latvia),
Xing nian kuai le (China), SinNiKuaiLo (Taiwan), Manigong Bagong Taon (Philippines),
Naya Saal Mubarak (Hindi), Sun Lin Fi Lok (Hong Kong), Nava Valsara Subhasamsakal
(India), Próspero Año Nuevo (Spain), šťastnў Novў rok (Czech
Republic), kutlu olsun (Turkey), Godt Nyttår (Norway) to ALL and from
ALL WBCC members.
1. Bi-metallic 50 New gyapik from Azerbaijan...by Francisco Pascual,
Here is the new Bi-metallic 50 New gyapik from Azerbaijan dated 2006
2. Bi-metallic 2 Dollar 2004 Off-Centre from Canada...by Frans Woons,
Today I received another “off-centre” (“error”) toony I had bought on eBay.
This coin is dated 2004. The first 2004 off-centre toony I’ve seen. I was
told the coin was lifted from a set. Probably a specimen set.
3. Bi-metallic Fantasy Euros (1)..... by Jose Luis Ramirez, Spain
These are the images of this new 1 and 2 Fantasy Euros set from United Kingdom
2006. The reverses are not the design that Martin send to my some days ago.
The BU folder contains nine coins 1 Cent to 5 Euro. Mintage 14.000. The Proof
box contains 9 coins. Mintage 7.000.
4. Bi-metallic Fantasy Euros (2)..... by Jose Luis Ramirez, Spain
These Bi-metallic 1 and 2 Fantasy Euros are from a test folder dated 2006.
The design of the coins are similar to the new euro test from Vaticano 2006
5. Bi-metallic Fantasy Euros (3)..... by Jose Luis Ramirez, Spain
These are the new Bi-metallic 1 and 2 Fantasy Euros from Monaco. These designs
were used in other set dated 2005.
6. Bi-metallic Fantasy Euro (4)...by Martin Peeters, Netrherlands
In the serie of Bi-metallic Fantasy Euros about the World Soccer Championship
next year in Germany, This time Argentina and Iran.
7. The WBCC Bi-metallic Quiz Game #490..........by Jack Hepler,
Captain William KEELING discovered the Cocos Islands in 1609, but they remained
uninhabited until the 19th century. Annexed by the UK in 1857, they were
transferred to the Australian Government in 1955. A bi-metallic Five Dollars
coin was issued by the Cocos (Keeling) Islands Territory with the date of
2004. The fruit of a native plant that is included in the design of the coin
constitutes a major source of income for this coral island group of 27 islands.
What kind of plant is this?
b. Date Palm
c. Coconut Palm
Please send your answer to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Note: See this coin and many others by visiting the WBCC website; http://www.wbcc-online.com
Answer to Bi-metallic Quiz Game question #489
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
The answer to Question #489 is "a"; Bull.
8. WBCC Quiz Game Prize...by 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 12 players
in game #488 and the winner was Keith Beaumont WBCC member #190.
9. New Bi- or Tri-metallic images.......by Rod Sell, WBCC Webmaster
The new Bi- and Tri-metallic images shown at: http://wbcc-online.com/new-releases/new-images.html
* Canada 2004 off centre $2
* Germany 2006 World Cup Argentina & Iran
* Monaco 2006 fantasy euros
* Vatican 2006 fantasy euros
* UK 2006 fantasy euros
* Mexico 2005 100 Peso Baja California
10. WBCC Auction 76 .....by Rod Sell, WBCC Auction Provider
I am accepting lots for WBCC Auction 76. You only have 2 weeks to list them.
The lots listed so far can be seen at: http://wbcc-online.com/auction/auction76.html
11. TWOB-53 will be send January 1st, 2006...by Martin Peeters,
WBCC Focal Point
The World Of Bi-metallics (TWOB-53) Catalogue is updated, it will be send
by E-mail as an Excel file to the registrated WBCC members on January 1st,
"See you" next week
Martin Peeters, Focal Point of the Worldwide
Bi-metallic Collectors ClubWBCC@kabelfoon.nl
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