Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club
Newsmail #490

WBCC Newsmail 490 Volume 10, December 31, 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.

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 Francisco Pascual, Spain
Here is the new Bi-metallic 50 New gyapik from Azerbaijan dated 2006
2. Bi-metallic 2 Dollar 2004 Off-Centre from Frans Woons, Canada
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) 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 Jack Hepler, USA
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?
a. Pineapple
b. Date Palm
c. Coconut Palm
d. Banana
Please send your answer to:
Note: See this coin and many others by visiting the WBCC website;
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 coin?
a. Bull
b. Dog
c. Horse
d. Lion
The answer to Question #489 is "a"; Bull.

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 12 players in game #488 and the winner was Keith Beaumont WBCC member #190.
9. New Bi- or Tri-metallic Rod Sell, WBCC Webmaster
The new Bi- and Tri-metallic images shown at:
* 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 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:

11. TWOB-53 will be send January 1st, 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, 2006

"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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