Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club
Newsmail #499

WBCC Newsmail 499 Volume 11, March 4, 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. March 11th a Big day for the Martin Peeters, WBCC Focal Point
Please notice: Next week, March 11th. 2006 WBCC Newsmail 500 will be composed and send out. I hope to receive many nice and good articles about Bi- and Tri-metallics.
2. A new WBCC Martin Peeters, WBCC Focal Point
We have a new WBCC member. Let me introduce him to you:
Name: Toby Weaver (WBCC member #394). USA
Age: 49   
Profession: Computer Systems programmer
Hobby: I collect Bi-metallic Gaming Tokens and any other Bi-metallics I can afford.
Goal: To have fun collecting.
Against: Beauraucracy
How did I know about the WBCC: Coin World Article this past issue.
3. Bi-metallic 2 Euro from Vatcan Tom Passon, Netherlands
Here is the official design by Orietta Rossi for the Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2006 which will be released at the end of the year.
It commemorate 500 Year Swiss Gards

4. Bi-metallic50 Qapik 2006 from Michael Ayrapetov, USA
I found on eBay information about new bimetallic 50 Qapik coin of Azerbaijan (2006). There are 4 Errors on this coin:
a. The coin has TWO nominals on obverse and reverse.
b. The coin has NO DATE.
c. The coin has the SOVIET STAR instead of Islamic Star.
d. The coin is magnetic - which was not supposed to be.
This info is supplied by the seller, look at:
5. Bi-metallics Frantasy Euros Jose Luis Ramirez, Spain
I have found on Ebay last thursday these auctions of Fantasy Euros.
* Australia
* Togo
* and Ecuador, this is a new one for the WBCC
6. The WBCC Bi-metallic Quiz Game Jack Hepler, USA
The twentieth (XX) World Youth Day was commemorated on the Bi-metallic 2005 Liberian Five Dollar coin. The coin features the Liberian coat of arms with a ship, palm tree and bird with a scroll in its beak. The other side of the coin shows a picture of Pope John Paul II and a cathedral. In which city was this celebration held?
a. Rome, Italy
b. Cologne, Germany
c. Vatican City
d. Warsaw, Poland
Please send your answer to:
Note: See this coin and many others by visiting the WBCC website;
Answer to Bi-metallic Quiz Game question #498
Edelweiss (Leontopodium alpinum) is one of the best known European mountain flowers A picture of Edelweiss is used on the Austrian Bi-metallic Two Euro coins and on the Bi-metallic 2001 Commemorative 50 Schilling. What is the meaning of the botanical name?
a. Queen's Flower
b. Mountain Lamb
c. Lion's Paw
d. Leon's Alp (for the botanist who classified the plant).
The answer to Question #498 is "c"; Lion's Paw.

7. 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 11 players in game #497 and the winner was Max Aiello WBCC member #73.
8. New Bi- or Tri-metallic Rod Sell, WBCC Webmaster
The new Bi- and Tri-metallic images shown at:
* Azerbaijan 2006 50 Qapik
* Vatican 2006 2 euro
9. WBCC Auction 77 Rod Sell, WBCC Auction Provider
WBCC Auction 77 will open on the 11th March 2006 with WBCC Newsmail 500.
I am now accepting lots for this auction.  Each members is permitted to enter 20 lots.
You only have only 6 days to list your lots, email details to me at  I need the details 24 hours before the auction opens.
The lots listed so far can be seen at:
10. Bi-metallic offer from Ben Chiew, Malaysia
I like to let the other WBCC members know, I would be willing to supply the Malaysia 1Ringgitt 2005 at $3.00 each. It is issued at $2.20. Shipping will be $5 for registered mail and $3.50 for normal airmail. Payments via Paypal add $1. If you are interested you can E-mail me 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
The WBCC was sponsored at the World Money Fair 2006, , by:
Schuler Presses, Germany, and
The Portuguese Mint (INCM),


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