Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club
Newsmail #491

WBCC Newsmail 491 Volume 11, January 7, 2006

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: Andrey Pugin (WBCC member #391), Russia
Age: 42
Profession: the engineer on automation
Hobby: World bimetallic coins
Goal: I want to collect all bimetallic coins.
How did I know about the WBCC: Internet.
2. WBCC at The Basel Coin Hans Bucek, Switzerland
I can inform you about the Basel Coin Fair (28/29-2-2006, a week after the WMF Berlin) and I
(Hans Bucek WBCC member #66) will be present.
Anyhow, if  WBCC members like to come to Basel, they are invited to contact me to fix an appointment.
Phone: +41.79.3115311, Fax: +141.61.7013900 or at
3. Bi-metallic 25 Euro 2006 from Martin Peeters, Netherlands
Below a scan of the new Austria 25 Euro 2006 (Silver/Nobium) commemorate European Satelite programm
4. Bi-metallic 10 Franken 2006 from Hans Bucek, Switzerland
The new Swiss 10 Fr. 2006 Bi-metallic Piz Bernina will be released by the Swiss Mint on January 20.
Swiss Mint will be at the Basel Coin Fair (selling theses coins) but not at the Wolrd Money Fair in Berlin.
5. Bi-metallic 1 Euro new Martin Peeters, Netherlands
In a Geman coinmagazine was a report about the new design of the Bi-metallic 1 Euro, common side.
Below the pictites of the 'old' and 'new' design.
The article suggest when in 2007 Estland, Lithauen and Slovenia join the Euro, the new countries will use the new design.
6. Observation of the new Euro design (1).... by Cliff Anderson, USA
We have all seen the new design for the Bi-metallic 1 euro coin (and maybe the 2 euro, also?) which
appeared in a recent German coin magazine.  However, on closer inspection, one has to wonder what
the three blobs that look like islands are there south of Spain? 
On an actual map, those blobs would be in the middle of Morocco, but of course the diagram is not
meant to represent an actual map.  Since the same blobs are there in the old design since 2000, they were
deliberate.  Do, what are they?  Surely, not a design or die flaw.  And they don't look like definable mintmarks
or initials.  The blobs don't represent Malta, since Malta does appear in the new design. 
Could the blobs represent the other three euro issuing countries, Monaco, San Marino and Vatican City,
even though they are not members of the EU?
Maybe this question, if it is worth consideration at all, should be directed to the coin's designer,
the Belgian, Luc Luyckx.
7. Observation of the new Euro design (2) ZdravkoBosnjak, Hungary
This new look euro coins are not all new members on. I think they will corect it. Cyprus is missed.
That cold be new question for News. Which country of EU is not on new look of euro coins.

8. Bi-metallic Martin Peeters, Netherlands
In Counterfeit Coin Newsletter buplished by Robert Matthews on December 5th. 2005
one can read: Focus on Israeli Counterfeit Coins written by WBCC member Meir Sapir
9. Bi-metallic in Ebay...byJose Luis Ramirez, Spain
Look at these ebay auctions, new designs. Too expensives.

Ivory Coast

Other knowed designs
10. Bi-metallic medal from Vatican Jose Luis Ramirez, Spain
I have obtained this new Vatican Medal. The coin measures 35 milimeters and weight 19,9 gramms.
I have obtained this new coin dated 2006. The reverse is the same that use this kind of coins.
11. The WBCC Bi-metallic Quiz Game Jack Hepler, USA
The Tree of Life is an important symbol in many cultures. Its branches reach into the sky, and roots go deep into the earth; it dwells in three worlds and becomes a link between heaven and the earth. Many trees take on the appearance of death in the winter by losing their leaves, only to sprout new growth with the return of spring. A tree also bears seeds or fruits which contain the future of the species. The Tree of Life is symbolized on the Bi-metallic coin of which country?
a. Colombia
b. France
c. Iran
d. Liberia
Please send your answer to:
Note: See this coin and many others by visiting the WBCC website;
Answer to Bi-metallic Quiz Game question #490
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
The answer to Question #491 is "c"; Coconut Palm.

12. 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 10 players in game #489 and the winner was Gabor Toth WBCC member #80.
13. New Bi- or Tri-metallic Rod Sell, WBCC Webmaster
The new Bi- and Tri-metallic images shown at:
* Austria 2006 25 euro
* Vatican fantasy 2006 euro
* Vatican Benedict XVI Medal

13. WBCC Auction 76 Rod Sell, WBCC Auction Provider
I am accepting lots for WBCC Auction 76. You only have 1 week to list them. The lots listed so far can be seen 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
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Schuler Presses, Germany, and
The Portuguese Mint (INCM),


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