Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club
Newsmail #496

WBCC Newsmail 496 Volume 11, February 11, 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

this week assisted by Cliff Anderson


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. World Money Fair - Berlin- Report Martin Peeters, WBCC Focal Point
You can read now a little report about the Worldwide Bi-metallic Collectors Club (WBCC) attending the World Money Fair in Berlin, Germany.
--Thursday, February 2, 2006
While 3 WBCC members (Frans Dubois, Eelco Soeteman and Martin Peeters) went by car from the Netherlands, the same time 1 WBCC member (Max Aiello) did take his flight from Bari, Italy and 1 WBCC member (Alexei Malykh) took his plane from Moscow.
All came together in the evening in the Atlantic Hotel in Berlin.
Max gave us all a "WBCC" cap, named for each person and the WBCC logo and the text "10th Anniversay 1996-2006". Great idea !
--Friday, February 3, 2006
Early in the morning after a good German breakfast we went all 5 to the Estrel Convention Centre to build up the WBCC Booth. It was located directy at the fair entrance. Everybody who came in, saw the WBCC booth.
When the doors opened, most of the people went directy to the Germin Mint, to collect their 5 * 2 Euro pieces commemorate "Holsteiner Tor". Cost 10 Euro.
--Saturday, February 4, 2006
The following WBCC members visted the WBCC booth: Gerhard Schon (Germany), Wolfgang Schuster (Austria), Tomas Serrano (Spain), Juan Correa (Spain) and Kjetil Kvist (Norway)
Max Aiello gave an interview to the Italian Coinpaper Cronica Numismatica.
In the evening we had a cosy dinner at a Mexican resataurant, the foor was very good. In Basel we had always the traditional WBCC diner at Hans Buceks house and we missed it this time !!
Later that evening we had the annual WBCC meeting in our hotel. Present were: Frans Dubois, Eelco Soeteman, Max Aiello and Alexei Malykh. The follwing was discussed:
* WBCC 10th Anniversary and activities, the following is decided:
* Investigate WHEN, WHERE and HOW many WBCC members would come the WBCC meeting to celebrate the 10 Anniversary. Martin will investigate this and reports it to the Club members.
* Investigate to strike a WBCC token for the 10th anniversary. Frans tolks to Mauquoi Mint (Belgium) and Max talks to International Mint (Italy) and the costs and possible designs. They will report it to the Club members.
The meeting was closed with a large cold German Beer.
--Sunday, February 5, 2006
Normally sunday's are quiet at the WMF, but this time in Berlin even on sunday there were many visitors at the WMF. At 12 p.m. Mr. A. Beck, president of the World Money Fair visited the WBCC booth. At 2 p.m. we closed the WBCC booth, and went back to the Netherlands, and say good by to Max and Alexei.
2. Bi-metallic news from the Berlin World Money Fair, by Martin Peeters, Netherlands
The following news we noticed at the WMF:
* The Germany Mint offered the 5 (Minthouses) * 2 Euro commemorate "Holsteiner Tor", costs 10 Euro
* The Royal Dutch Mint offered as earlier years, the Benelux Set, with Euros 2006 sets of Belgium, Netherlands and Luxemburg), cost 60 Euro. The RDM also offered "Good Goal Set" with the 2006 Euros, costs 20 Euro
* The Czech Mint ofered the 2005 and 2006 annual set with the Bi-metallic 50 Korun. With the set of 2005 was also a CD with Czech music.
* The Greece Mint offered the official 2005 annual set with the Bi-metallic 2 Euro, cost 25 Euro
* The Singapore Mint offered the 2006 annual set with the Bi-metallic 5 Dollar 2006
* The Slovakia Mint offered the 2006 annual set with a Bi-metallic token, cost 10 Euro
* The Luxemburg Bank offered the 2 Euro 2006, only in rolls.
* The Finland Mint offered a 2006 Euro set with Bi-metallic 2 Euro, costs 24 Euro
* The French Mint offered a special WMF Euro set with the 2006 Euros, 500 pieces made and the price was 39 Euro. The 2006 annual Euro set costs 31 Euro
* The Swiss Mint offered the 10 Franc 2006 Unc, price 10 Euro. Also a proof version price 24 Euro, the 2006 annual set, costs 25 Euro and the annual proof set, costs 60 Euro
* The Royal Britsh Mint will issue a proof and Unc set with the 2 speical Bi-metallic 2 Pounds depicting Brunel
3. Bi-metallic from Vatican Rob Kooy, Netherlands
Here are images of the Bi-metallic 1 and 2 Euro 2006 of Vatican City, depicting the new pope Benedict XVI.
4. Bi-metallic 10 bath 2006 from Frans Dubois, Netherlands
Thailand issued again two new commemorative Bi-metallic 10 bath coins.
a. 80th Birthday of HRH Princess Petcharat.(coin 37th)
b. The Blessing and Naming Rites of HRH Prince Teepangkorn Rasmichoti's (coin 38th)
5. Bi-metallics 2006 from San Martin Peeters, Netherlands
This week I received an orderfrom from the Aziende Autonoma Di Stato Filatelica E Numismata (San Marino) for ordering:
* The 2006 Annual Euro set, costs 40 Euro, issue date April 2006
* A Bi-metalic 2 Euro 2006 not know what it commemorates, price 10 Euro, issue date september 2006
Unfortunally only I could only order 1 piece of each !
6. Bi-metallic 2 Pound 2005 from Francisco Pascual, Spain
The picture of the Bi-metallic Pound of Gibraltar to commemorate the 200th Anniversary Battle of Trafalgar is in the new images page.
7. Bi-metallic Fantasy Euro from San Jose Luis Ramirez, Spain
Another fantasy coin from San Marino. Two euro dated 2006.
Diameter 26,75 mm
Weight 7,22 gr.
Mintage 3.000
Issue date 20 January 2006
The animal of the obverse is a fox.
8. Bi-metallic Fantasy Euro J ose Luis Ramirez, Spain
I have seen a new Euro fantasy coin in Ebay, this time the country is Transnistria
I don't have seen the complete set for this country.
9. Bi-metallic Gold Plated from Australia.....byJ ose Luis Ramirez, Spain
There are new bimetallics in the webpage of the Royal Australian Mint.
The two coins are selectively gold plated 50 cents.
You can see the images in the RAM web page
Metal: Ag (99,9), Mass (g) 18.24, Diameter (mm): 31.25, Finish: Selectivety Gold plated Proof, Mintage: 7500
10. Bi-metallic from Zdravko Bosnjak, Croatia
Slovenia issued new Bi-metallic 500 tolara 2006 coin
Commemorative coins at the occasion of 250th anniversary of the birth of the playwright Anton Tomaž Linhart
11. The WBCC Bi-metallic Quiz Game Jack Hepler,USA
The Bi-metallic 1989 Vatican City 500 Lire issue shows what kind of edible plant?
a. Grape
b. Fig
c. Wheat
d. Olive
Please send your answer to:
Note: See this coin and many others by visiting the WBCC website;
Answer to Bi-metallic Quiz Game question #495
Don Quixote is a novel by the Spanish author Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra. Two windmills may be seen in the design of the 2005 Spanish Bi-metallic Two Euro. What did Don Quixote think the windmills to be?
a. Dragons
b. Lions
c. Eagles
d. Giants
The answer to Question #495 is "d"; Giants.

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 #494 and the winner was Daniel Petrov WBCC member #390.
13. New Bi- or Tri-metallic Rod Sell, WBCC Webmaster
The new Bi- and Tri-metallic images shown at:
* South African 5 rand 2005 with special mark near 5
* San Marino 2006 Fantasy 2 Euro
* Gibraltar 2005 2Pound Battle of Trafalgar
* Vatican 2006 1 & 2 Euros
* Thailand 2005 bimetallics for Princess's 80th Birthday and naming of the new Prince
* Australia 2 gold plated silver 50c for Queen's Birthday and Royal Visit
* Slovenia 2006 500 Tolar, Anton Tomaz Linhart
14. WBCC Auction 77 accepting Rod Sell, WBCC Auction Provider
I am now accepting lots for Auction 77.
Auction 77 will open on the 11th March with our WBCC Newsmail 500.
Please send your lots to me at
Each members is allowed to list 20 lots in each auction. If possible please send an image along with the details of the lots and a reserve (starting) price.

"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 was sponsored at the World Money Fair 2006, , by:
Schuler Presses, Germany, and
The Portuguese Mint (INCM),


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