Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club
Newsmail #505

WBCC Newsmail 505 Volume 11, April 15, 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: Michael Reissner (WBCC member #398), Germany
Age: 27
Profession: Currently student
Hobby: World coins especially Bi- and/or Tri-metallics
Goal: Let me answer by a wisdom of Confusius - the path is the goal.
Against: All bad things
How did I know about the WBCC: web page, always looking for news
2. Bi-metallic 10 Pesos 2006 from Domican Antonio Barrena Mateo, Spain
Here is a picture of the new Bi-metallic 10 Pesos 2006 coin from Republica Dominicana.
3. Bi-metallic from Cabinda.......Lui Juan, China
There is a new Republic Of Cabinda Bi-metallic 5 Escudos 2005 Fish coin commemorating the 30th anniversary of Independence.
4. Bi-metallics from Guernsey... by Xiao Dong, China
There are 2006 Guernsey "the house of Normandy" Bi-metallic Coins. I bought  them several days ago. I am Chinese and my name is Xiao Dong.
--Remark Rod Sell from Australia: The Kings on the Portraits are William I (The Conqueror)and his heirs. The Norman Dynasty. William II, Henry I and Stephen.
The Channel Islands off the coast of Normandy are also known as the Anglo Norman Isles.  William I (The conqueror) was also Duke of Normandy and the Channel Islands.
5. Bi-metallic 10 bath from Frans Dubois, Netherlands
Thailand issued again a new bi-metallic 10 bath coin dated 2006. This coin is issued for the "130th Anniversary of The Auditor of Thailand"

6. Bi-metallic proposal 2 US$ Daniel Carr, USA
I have just released a Bi-metallic prototype for a proposed circulating USA Bi-metallic $2 coin.
Proof-like and satin finish pieces are available.
Read more about the Proof-like issue:
Read more about the Satin issue:
7. Bi-metallic Car Wash Token by .......Bob Spender, USA
This is a local car wash token from High Sports, Inc. High Car Wash (token) 727 Furnace Hills Pike Route 501 Lititz PA 17543 717 626 8318
The token is nickel brass 25mm in diameter with a brass center of 11 mm.
Outside obverse: High Car Wash Trade Token (around) H ® (center)
Outside Reverse: (circle of dots over rings) Carwash $100 (zeros underlined double) Value (inside)

9. Bi-metallic in Jose Luis Ramirez Monleon, Spain
Look at his Ebay auction. 10 Euro fantasy coin.

10. Encased piece from Paul Baker, UK
Here is a scan of an Italian 20 Centesmi encased in 5 Centesimi.
11. The WBCC at the Manitoba Coin Club String Kyle Mutcher, Canada
The Manitoba Coin Club would like to invite the members of the Worldwide Bi-metallic Collectors Club to our 2006 Spring Show being held at the Royal Canadian Mint in Winnipeg Manitoba on May 13th and 14th 2006. Special attraction for coin club members is an Inside Tour of the Royal Canadian Mint on Friday May 12th. Other special attractions are, Ancient style coin striking demonstration, Coin Photography seminar held by Michael Walsh, A display of the famous and infamous people of history on coins with pieces that include Ancient Lydia, Greece, and Rome with famous names such as Alexander the great, Julius Caesar, Henry the 8th and many more in gold and silver, and a display of my collection of world bimetallic coins. Plus in the Coin striking demonstration I will be producing a new design bimetallic token for my shop.
Anyone interested can contact Kyle Mutcher at or call 204-942-5953. the Inside Tour of the Mint has limited space and requires sign up by May 4th. The show is open for dealer sign up as well. Hotel package rates are C$59 first night and C$89 for the second night.
Kyle Mutcher will represent the WBCC at the show.

12. The WBCC Bi-metallic Quiz Game Jack Hepler, USA
Symbols appears on many coins including bi-metallic coins. One Bi-metallic coin has 10 symbols around the outer ring. The upper segment in the center is a flower. The next symbols looking clockwise are: flint stone (to make fire), movement, eagle, jaguar, sugar cane, water, death, snake and house. Which country has a coin with these symbols?
a. Armenia
b. Bahrain
c. China
d. Mexico
(Information provided by Hans Bucek.)
Please send your answer to:
Note: See this coin by visiting the WBCC website;
Answer to Bi-metallic Quiz Game question #504.
Algeria produced Bi-metallic 100 Dinar coins featuring a horse. The reverse of the coin shows the value using an unusual technique with a plant representing the number "1" and small round symbols containing a horse head for each of the two zeros in the number. What kind of plant is the number "1"?
a. Cactus
b. Palm
c. Cedar
d. Dragon Blood Tree
The answer to Question #504 is "b"; Palm.

13. 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 #503 and the winner was Michael Ayrapetov WBCC member #8.

14. New Bi- or Tri-metallic Rod Sell, Australia
The new Bi- and Tri-metallic image shown at:
New listed are:
* Fantasy Bi-metallic from Cabinda
* Italian 20 centesmi encased in 5 centesimi
* World Cup 2006 Brazil, England & Italy
* Dominican Republic 2006 10 Pesos
* Guernsey 2006 Two Pound Norman Kings
* Thailand 2006 10 baht 130th Anniversary of Auditor
* USA High Car wash token from Lititz PA.
15. WBCC Auction Rod Sell, WBCC Auction Provider
You have only 3 weeks to list lots for WBCC Auction 78. The  lots listed so far can be seen at:
Opens Sat 6th May 2006 with Newsmail 508 Sidney Time, Closes 11.00 PM, Sat 13th May 2006.
If you would like to run the auctions please emails me
16. My Bi-metallic Rich Hartzog, USA
I have several Bi-metallic token lots up on eBay:
Bi-metallic Trade Tokens of the United States,
"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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