Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club
Newsmail #503

WBCC Newsmail 503 Volume 11, April 1, 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. A new WBCC Martin Peeters, WBCC Focal Point
We have a new WBCC member. Let me introduce him to you:
Name: Ray Ficht (WBCC mermber #397), USA
Age: 63
Profession: Retired Railroader///ARS N9IGM
Hobby: Euros; Bi-metallics; Errors; unusual items
Goal: To collect, study, and learn more about these items
How did I know about the WBCC: Coin World article
2. Bi-metallic from Central African Francisco Pascual, Spain
Here is the new Bi-metallic coin from Central African States, the Central Bank will put in circulation a new serie of coins: 1, 2, 5, 10, 25, 50, 100 and 500 FCFA 2006, and the 100 FCFA coin will be bimetallic. The coins will be put in circulation March 29.
You can see the rest of the new coins and obtain more information here:
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3. Bi-metallic 100 Peses 2006 from Frans Dubois, Netherlands
This month Mexico issued again a Bi-metallic 100 pesos coin dated 2006 commemorate 200 years of the birth of Benito Juarez Garcia"
Disc composition: Silver 0.925
Ring composition: Aluminium-Bronze
Weight: 33.967 g
Diameter: 39.00 mm
Edge: rifling
4. Bi-metallic 1 Pound 2005 from Egypt...Rod Sell, Australia
The following message I recieved from Michael Reissner
I'm visiting your site frequently and today I like to support  your great and very informative page by news from Egypt. In a 2 week time, the new 50 Piasters and 1 pound coins (with 2005 issue date) should be ready for circulation. The new 1 Pound coin is a bimetall coin with Tut Ankh Amun. Similar to the 5 Piaster coin, they were struck in a limited quantity and therefore hard to find in circulation, because Egyptians really do prefer small banknotes for every day transactions. Attached, please find the first pictures which were provided by my Egyptian friend.
5. Bi-metallic 30 YLT from Tolga Taner, Turkey
Here is a picture of a new Bi-metallic 30 YTL (Sun Eclipse) 2006 from Tyrkey
6. Bi-metallic token from Martin Peeters, Netherlands
In Zurch, Switzerland there is the MonyMuseum ( and the issued a Bi-metallic token in 2004 in a creditcard.
7. Bi-metallic Error 2 Dollar from Frans Woons, Canada
Recently I was able to buy on eBay an slightly off-centre 2006 toony lifted from a specimen set.  The core overlaps a bit on the ring near D. G.
8. The WBCC Bi-metallic Quiz Game Jack Hepler, USA
The fruit of the Punicaceae plant is called a pomegranate. The plant is native to countries in western Asia and northwest India. A stylized image of the blossom of this plant may be found on the Bi-metallic coin of which country?
a. Iran
b. Israel
c. Syria
d. Turkey
Please send your answer to:
Note: See this coin and many others by visiting the WBCC website;
Answer to Bi-metallic Quiz Game question #502.
Portugal honored Garcia da Orta on the circulating Bimetallic 200 Escudos from 1991 to 2001. These coins show Garcia da Orta holding a plant, the species I have not been able to discover. Based on his enduring works, what kind of plant is most likely shown?
a. Fruit
b. Spice
c. Ornamental
d. Medicinal
The answer to Question #502 is "d"; Medicinal.  According to WBCC member Hans Bucek, the plant shown appears to be nutmeg, primarily a spice but sometimes also used for medicinal purposes.

9. 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 #501 and the winner was Oded Paz WBCC member #305.
10. New Bi- or Tri-metallic Rod Sell, WBCC Webmaster
The new Bi- and Tri-metallic images shown at:
*  Egypt 2005 1 Pound Tut Ankh Amun
* Canada 2006 off centre $2
* Netherlands Het Arsenaal Gaming Token
* Turkey Solar Eclipse 2006
* Money Museum Token Zurich Switzerland
* Mexico 2006 100 Peso Coahuila
* Central African States 2006 100 Francs
* Mexico 2006 100 Peso Campeche
11. WBCC Rod Sell, Australia
I would like to pass the running of the WBCC Auctions to another member. If you have a website and feel you would like to run the Auctions, please let me know. My email is

"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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