Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club
Newsmail #509

WBCC Newsmail 509 Volume 11, May 13, 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: Ejaz Ahmed (WBCC member #400), Pakistan
Age: 26
Profession: Research scholer of Bi-metallics synthesis at Quaid-e-Azam University Pakistan
Hobby: World Bi-metallics coins and tokens and espatialy the manufacturing and processing of the materials that are used for making the Bi-metallic tokens and coins
Goal: Get expertise in Bi-metallics
How did i know about WBCC: From the WBCC Webpages
--Remark WBCC Focal Point: Ajaz is the 400th WBCC member and the first from Pakistan
2. WBCC 10th. Anniversary Bi-metallic Encasement Jack Hepler, USA
The WBCC Development Center would like to design and produce an encased Bi-metallic coin for the 10th WBCC Anniversary September 2006. Please tell me if you are interested in obtaining such a commemorative. It is expected that the encased coin will cost about $5 USD. Please send comments to:
3. WBCC Jack Hepler, USA
The WBCC Development Center would like to create a motto or slogan for the Worldwide Bi-metallic Collectors Club. Please send your idea for a motto to Jack Hepler,  Some suggested ideas may be:
* WBCC; First in Bi-metallics
* WBCC; Bi-metallic News and Views
* Bi-metallics: It's more than just coin collecting.
4. Bi-metallic 2 Euro commemorate 50 Annv. Treaty of Francisco Pascual, Spain
The following I could read in:
The article says in German language
Gemeinsame 2 Euro Gedenkmünze aller Staaten in 2007
Passend zum Tag des Europarates veröffentlichte EU-Präsident Juncker und EU-Kommissar Almunia heute die Planungen einer 2 Euro Gemeinschaftsausgabe im nächsten Jahr. Demnach werden 2007 alle 12 Haupt-Eurostaaten, sowie unter Umständen auch Slowenien, die Münze mit einer gemeinsamen Rückseite ausgeben. Gewidmet ist sie dem "50-jährigen Jubiläum der Römischen Verträge", welche im März 1957 feierlich unterschrieben wurden. Das Motiv der Gedenkmünze zeigt neben dem Vertrag der 6 Begründer auch den Campidoglio-Platz in Rom, welcher der Ort der Unterzeichnung war. Die Münze soll in einer Auflage von mehreren Millionen Stück erscheinen. Weitere Informationen liegen uns derzeit nicht vor. Wir werden jedoch weiterhin für Sie recherchieren
Translated (by WBCC member Gerhard Schon) into English language;
Common design for 2 euro coin in 2007
On May 5th, 2006, the Europe Day of the Council of Europe, Jean Claude Juncker, President of the Eurogroupe, the informal meeting of Finance ministers of the Euro area, and Joaquín Almunia, member of the European  Commission, unveiled a proposal for a common design for a 2 euro coin in 2007 which could be issued by all 12 euro member countries, and possibly Slovenia as well. The common design is dedicated to the 50th anniversary of the Treaty of Rome, signed on March 25th, 1957, which established the European Economic Community in 1958, and shows the signatures on the treaty document upon the pavement pattern of the Piazza del Campidoglio in Rome (The text "issuing country" on the design would of course have to be replaced by the respective member country name). Total mintage would be several million pieces. No additional information was available at this time on the project.
5. Bi-metallic from Wolfgang Schuster, Austria
As per a reliable source in Ecuador, according central bank info, the "jefferson perez" Bi-metallic coins have not been realeased yet because of a Technical problem.
6. The WBCC Bi-metallic Quiz Game Jack Hepler, USA
The Caduceus was a staff used by an ancient herald. This was a winged staff with two serpents coiled about it, carried by Mercury, an ancient god. This symbol has been adopted as emblematic of the medical profession. It may be seen with either one or two snakes coiled about a winged staff. Which country produced a Bi-metallic coin with a Caduceus?
a. Syria
b. Tajikistan
c. Thailand
d. Turkey
Please send your answer to:
Note: See this coin and others by visiting the WBCC website;
Answer to Bi-metallic Quiz Game question #508
Which country issued a Bi-metallic coin with the picture of a Calhandra Do Ilheu Raso?
a. Canada
b. Cape Verde Islands
c. Chile
d. China
The answer to Question #508 is "b"; Cape Verde Islands.

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 #507 and the winner was Meir Sapir, WBCC Member #296.

8. New Bi- or Tri-metallic Rod Sell, Australia
The new Bi- and Tri-metallic image shown at:
* Belgium & Germany 2006 2 euro
* Italy 2007 2 euro
* 1930 Long Jump Medal ?
* Kenya 2005 Ten Shillings

9. WBCC Auction 78 last Rod Sell, WBCC Auction Provider
WBCC Auction 78 is now in it's last day.
You can see the 122 interesting lots at
Please email your bids to me at
I have been experiencing server problems with some emails taking up to 4 hours to reach me. So don't wait until the last minute to bid, or you could miss out.
This Auction will close at 11PM Sydney time on the 13th May. Please note I will not accept new bids after 10PM on the 13th, so get your bids in early. You can bid again after 10pm if you have been outbid. I will try to email you in time for you to bid again.
Please note you can place maximum bids. Maximum bids will be shown with ***** next to the high bidders name. If  you do bid on the lots so marked, make sure you bid higher than one increment. Maximum bids will be registered at one bid higher than the current high bid and raised as required. Please make sure maximum bids conform to the bidding increment. Lots between $20 and $50 have an increment of $2, so a $37 bid will be lowered to $36.  So if you want an item, place a Maximum bid.
10. My Bi-metallic Joel Anderson, USA
I can offer the following Bi-metallics:
* 100 Fils 2004 Grand Prix Bi-metallic Unc. $12.50
* 2 K. Markka 2003 KM119 Bi-metallic Unc. $6.50
* 5 K. Markka 2005 Bi-metallic Unc.$12.50
* 1 Escudo 2003 Unc. fish Bi-metallic $6.50
* 2 1/2 Escudos Unc. fish Bi-metallic $7.50
* 5 Escudos Unc. fish Bi-metallic $9.00
* Estevan $3 2004-05 B-metallic UNC.$5.00
* 10 Francs 1988 KM964.1a  Gold/Palladium & silver Bi-metallic Proof  $250.00
* 1 Ringgit 2005 Sonket, Bi-metallic $7.50
Micronesia (Unofficial issues)
* $1 2004 George Washington, Bi-metallic Unc.$19
* $1 2004 Thomas Jefferson, Bi-metallic Unc.$19
* $1 2004 James Madison, Bi-metallic Unc. $19
* 500 Tolar 2006 Linhart Bi-metallic  Unc.$8.75
If you have interest please contact me at:
Joel Anderson
Interesting World Coins & Paper Money
PO Box 365
Grover Beach, CA 93483-0365  USA
phone/fax: 1 805 489 8045

"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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