WBCC Newsmail 493 Volume
11, January 21, 2006
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Worldwide Bi-metallic Collectors
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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 at the WMF 2006 in Berlin (Part 1)......by Martin
Peeters, WBCC Focal Point
In less that 2 weeks time the World Money Fair in Berlin will start. It is
one of my favorite International events regarding (Bi-metallic) coins and
collecting and meeting people. It will be held February 3-5th, 2006. The
World Money Fair was held for many years in Basel, Switzerland and now for
the first time in Berlin. The Worldwide Bi-metallic Collectors Club (WBCC)
has attented for 9 years the WMF at Basel, and we are really looking forward
how it will be in Berlin. Location is the Estrel Hotel and Convention Centre.
For a totall programm you can look at:
For a list of all exhibitors look at:
More than 20 Minthouses from all over the world will be present.
Next week in WBCC Newsmail more details.
2. WBCC Encased World Project...by Rod Sell, Australia
Three years ago in 2003 I started a WBCC project to encase one coin from
every issuing country.
So far coins from 70 different countries have been encased.
The coins encased can be seen at: http://wbcc-online.com/enceuro/encworld.html
The Countries encased so far are
Afghanistan; Albania; Argentina; Australia; Austria
Bahrain; Barbados; Bermuda; Bhutan; Bosnia; Botswana;
Brazil; Bulgaria; Burma (Myanma)
Cambodia; Canada; Cayman Islands; Central African States;
Colombia; Comores; Congo; Costa Rica; Croatia;
Cyprus; Czech Republic
Denmark; Dominican Republic
Falkland Islands; Finland
Ghana; Guine Portuguese
Honduras; Hong Kong British; Hong Kong China; Hungary
India; Indonesia; Israel
Macedonia; Madagaska; Malaysia; Mexico
Netherlands; New Zealand; Nicaragua; Nigeria; Norway
Philippines; Poland; Portugal
Serbia; Sierra Leone; Singapore; Slovenia; Somalia
South Africa; Spain; Sweden
Other encasing Projects are the US State Quarters in both P & D mint
So far 70 of the 100 have been encased and can be seen at:
Our initial Project was to encase the Euros. This
project continues with
the commemorative euros. The encased euros can be seen at:
Out last encasing Project was the Thailand 10 baht Bi-metallics.
These can be seen at:
3. Bi-metallic Error Library...by Benjamin Muñiz Garcia,
New Link for WBCC Errors Library:
4. Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2006 from Belgium........by Frans Dubois,
Below a picture of the new Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2006 from Belgium, commemorate
the Atonium, for info about the building look at: http://www.atonium.be/
5. Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2006 from Spain.......by Michael Ayrapetov,
I found inthe Website of "The Eurocoin Pages" informatiom that SPAIN will
issue in May 2006 Bi-metallic 2 Euro coin "125th Anniversary of Birth of
pablo Picasso (1881-1973). No picture. The URL is:
6. Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2006 from France...by Frans Dubois, Netherlands
The first commemorative Bi-metallic 2 euro from France will probably be issued
to commemorate the abolishing of capital punishment. It will be issued in
a very low mintage of 50.000 pieces in BU. That is the lowest mintage till
now for the commemorative 2 euro's. Issue -date unknown probably October.
7. Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2006 from Belgium and Luxemburg...by Frans
Belgium and Luxembourg published the design for their new comm. Bi-metallic
2 euro coins 2006.
Issue-date for the Belgium 2 euro will be in April, mintage 5 million pieces.
The first day that the Luxembourg 2 euro will be issued is at the World Money
Fair in Berlin, February 3rd.
8. Bi-metallic 2 Ero 2006 from San Marino...by Frans Dubois, Netherlands
The design of the comm. Bi-metallic 2 euro 2006 of San Marino probably will
be the fact that 500 years ago Columbus died. No further news yet.
9. Bi-metallic 2 Dollar from Canada..by Frans woons, Canada
Today I bought two Canadian uncirculated coin sets dated 2006
The first uncirculated set is in plio film and the 2 Dollars
piece in that set bears the double date (1996-2006). The plio film
sets have been issued since 1961. Initially they were called “proof-like
sets”; since 1981 “uncirculated sets”. From 1961-1996 these sets contained
six coins (1 cent to 1 Dollar). As of 1997 a seventh coin was added:
the bi-metallic 2 Dollars piece. The sets measure 13.5 cm x 8.5 cm. It seems
that the uncirculated set in plio film with single dated (2006) 2 Dollars
coin will NOT be issued. However, 2006 in not over yet.
The second uncirculated set is made of thin cardboard with windows
for the coins. This set is like a folder and when closed measures 15
cm x 15 cm. These folders were introduced in 2004. The 2 Dollars coin
in this set is of the single date variety (2006). See scans. There
is also a difference in the finish between the 2 Dollars coins in the sets.
In the plio film set the ring is shiny while the ring in the cardboard set
is dull (on obverses and reverses). There are also small differences in the
finish of the centre.
The 2006 cardboard uncirculated sets are issued with different themes: 1.
Oh! Canada! Set. 2. Birthday Coin Gift Set. 3. Congratulations Coin Gift
Set. 4. Baby Coin Gift Set. 5. Wedding Coin Gift Set. 6. Montreal Canadians.
8. Toronto Maple Leafs.. For more details, see the Royal Canadian Mint web
I still do not know whether the 2 Dollars coins for this year will be issued
with the double date (1996-2006) or the single date (2006).
10. Bi-metallic Fantasy Euro.....by Martin Peeters, Netrherlands
In the serie of Bi-metallic Fantasy Euros about the World Soccer Championship
next year in Germany, USA, Ukraine and Korea
11. Bi-metallic MTT from Canada...by Serge Pelleries, Canada
The Midale Mustangs Alumni Association has issued a Bi-metallic5-Dollar municipal
trade token to commemorate its reunion. The tokens had currency value, at
participating merchants within the municipality, until January 1, 2006.
The obverse shows: MIDALE, SK AND AREA / $5 (Mustang logo) $5 / 1948 / ALUMNI
HOCKEY / 2005 / REUNION / GOOD FOR FIVE DOLLARS / UNTIL JAN. 1, 2006. The
reverse is dedicated to the province's centennial and shows: SASKATCHEWAN
CENTENNIAL / (outline map of Saskatchewan with coat of arms at 9 o'clock,
"100 Years" at 3 o'clock and the province flower emblem at 5 o'clock)
The Great Canadian Mint produced the 39 millimetre token, from designs by
Ken Turner, in the following metals: 400 on Bi-metallic blanks, with a ring
of cupronickel and a heart of aluminium-bronze, 50 copper, 50 nickel-silver
and 50 gold plated.
12. Bi-metallic from Republic of Cabinda...by Liu Jian, China PRC
Please see the picture of new three Bi-metallic coins (1, 2.5 ,5 Escudos)
from REPUBLIC OF CABINDA.
For more information about this African nation, see website at: http://www.cabinda.net
13. The WBCC Bi-metallic Quiz Game #493......by Jack Hepler, USA
The first Bi-metallic coin issued for circulation by San Marino, was a 500
Lire dated 1982. The coin is titled Social Conquests and honors the FAO.
It features two figures apparently planting seeds and a tractor. The steel
ring contains the date, value and two images of a plant. What is the plant?
Please send your answer to: email@example.com
Note: See this coin and many others by visiting the WBCC website; http://www.wbcc-online.com
Answer to Bi-metallic Quiz Game question #492
Bosnia-Herzegovina issued a Bi-metallic coin in 2000. The Two Convertible
Marka coin incorporates a bird of the Columbidae family in the design. What
is the common name for this bird?
The answer to Question #492 is "a"; Dove.
14. 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 nine players
in game #491 and the winner was Tom Galway WBCC member #68.
15. The 2005 WBCC Bi-metallic Quiz Game Summary.......by Jack Hepler,
The tabulation is complete for 2005. There were 38 players this year. Some
participants played only once but others enjoyed the game more often. First
place for playing the most games in 2005 was Meir Sapir from Isreal, WBCC
member #296. He played the game 50 times. Tied for second place at
44 games, were John Beckman (#134) and Gabor Toth (#80). The next two
places were also tied; Keith Beaumont (#190) and Claudio Revello (#207).
Congratulations go to all players. I hope you have enjoyed the game and will
continue in 2006. For those who have not played, join in the fun. It
is educational and hopefully helps to increase the enjoyment of collecting
--Remark WBCC Focal Point: The prizes which can be won in the WBCC Quiz Games
are given freely by several WBCC member. So if you have some freebies (Bi-metallics
offcourse!!) left please let Jack Hepler know.
16. 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 2006 $2 varieties
* WBCC encased US 2005 State Quarters
* Canada Midale 2006 Centenary MTT
* Bosnia 2005 5KM
13. WBCC Auction 76 almost closing .....by Rod Sell, WBCC Auction
WBCC Auction 76 will close at 11 pm Sydney time tonight..The current bids
on the 135 interesting lots can be seen at
Please send your bids to me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Please send your bids early to make sure you do not miss out.
No NEW bids will be accepted in the last hour. This will give those
out bid a chance to bid again.
"See you" next week
Martin Peeters, Focal Point of the Worldwide
Bi-metallic Collectors ClubWBCC@kabelfoon.nl
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