Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club
Newsmail #493

WBCC Newsmail 493 Volume 11, January 21, 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. The WBCC at the WMF 2006 in Berlin (Part 1) 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 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:
The Countries encased so far are
Afghanistan;  Albania;  Argentina;  Australia;  Austria ;  Azerbayjan
Bahrain;  Barbados;  Bermuda;  Bhutan;  Bosnia; Botswana;
Brazil;  Bulgaria;  Burma (Myanma)
Cambodia;  Canada; Cayman Islands;  Central African States;  Chile;  China;
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
Latvia;  Lithuania
Macedonia;  Madagaska;  Malaysia;  Mexico
Netherlands;  New Zealand;  Nicaragua;  Nigeria;  Norway
Philippines;  Poland;  Portugal
Serbia;  Sierra Leone;  Singapore;  Slovenia;  Somalia
South Africa;  Spain;  Sweden
Tanzania;  Turkmenistan
Other encasing Projects are the US State Quarters in both P & D mint marks.
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 Benjamin Muñiz Garcia, Portugal
New Link for WBCC Errors Library:
4. Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2006 from Frans Dubois, Netherlands
Below a picture of the new Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2006 from Belgium, commemorate the Atonium, for info about the building look at:
5. Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2006 from Michael Ayrapetov, USA
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 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 Frans Dubois, Netherlands
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 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 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 site:
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 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 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) / 1905-2005. 
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 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:
13. The WBCC Bi-metallic Quiz Game 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?
a. Oak
b. Olive
c. Laurel
d. Wheat
Please send your answer to:
Note: See this coin and many others by visiting the WBCC website;
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?
a. Dove
b. Eagle
c. Goose
d. Swan
The answer to Question #492 is "a"; Dove.

14. 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 nine players in game #491 and the winner was Tom Galway WBCC member #68.
15. The 2005 WBCC Bi-metallic Quiz Game Jack Hepler, USA
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 Bi-metallic coins.
--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 Rod Sell, WBCC Webmaster
The new Bi- and Tri-metallic images shown at:
* Canada 2006 $2 varieties
* WBCC encased US 2005 State Quarters
* Canada Midale 2006 Centenary MTT
* Bosnia 2005 5KM
13. WBCC Auction 76 almost closing Rod Sell, WBCC Auction Provider
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
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

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
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WBCC Research Centre: Paul Baker, UK.
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WBCC ANA Focal Point: Ray Lockwood, USA.
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