Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club
Newsmail #513

WBCC Newsmail 513 Volume 11, June 10, 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


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. Future 3 editions WBCC Martin Peeters, WBCC Focal Point
Next week June 12th I will travel to China for 3 weeks. This means WBCC Newsmail 514, 515 and 516 will be composed and issued by Jack Hepler in the USA. So if intesting news about Bi- and Tri-metallics send it the next 3 weeks to Jack, E-mail:
2. Open Day of the Royal Dutch Martin Peeters, WBCC Focal Point
Today Saturday June 10th the WBCC team with Jean Verleg, Eelco Soeterman, Frans Dubois and Martin Peeters will be at the Open Day of the Dutch Mint. Those WBCC members who vist the Dutch Mint are welcome at the WBCC booth !
3. WBCC 10th anniversary Commemorative Jack Hepler, USA
The votes are in. An encased Bi-metallic coin will be produced to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the Worldwide Bi-metallic Collectors Club. The coin selected will be the Austrian Euro.  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart is featured on this coin. The WBCC will reach a milestone at the same time the world celebrates the 250th anniversary of Mozart's birth. The encasing ring will recognize the 10 years of the WBCC and introduce the Club Motto. Only 100 of these encased coins will be produced, minted by the Penny Press Mint. These commemoratives  will be officially released on 14 September 2006. Orders are being accepted now.
4. Bi-metallic Euros from Malta...António Rui Marques, Portugal
I dont' know if the club already know it or not, but i'm sending the image of the designs for the 1 euro coin from Malta. In the webpage of the Central Bank of Malta
( they are inviting the public to choose the final designs of Malta´s euro coin. There is also an explanation of the designs.
5. Bi-metallic Italian Tom Passon, Netherlands
In the Italian numismatic magazine Cronaca Numismatica nr. 186 june 2006 was a picture of an Italian token send in by professor Gianni Graziosi from Vignola. This Bi-metalic token looks as a 2 eurocoin. Specifications: diameter 27 mm, thick 2.2 mm, weight 8,79 grams (2 eurocoin 25.75 mm, weight 8.50 grams).
It has on both sides a map of Italy with the islands Sicily and Sardinia. Corsica is missing. There is no indication of the north border. On the edge there are seven five pointed stars. Who issued this token? If you know E-mail me at:
6. Bi-metallics patterns from Dave Camire, USA
I was wondering if WBCC members could assist me in authenticating these six Bi-metallic coins. They were submitted to me as Patterns. The obverse of these coins also show the edge view (since some are lettered). If you know more please E-mail me at:
7. The WBCC Bi-metallic Quiz Game Jack Hepler, USA
The Great King of PALENQUE is known as Pacal Votan, Pacal the Great, "Shield", or Pakal (originally spelled Pacal, then Hanab-Pakal and now K'inich Janahb' Pakal). Pakal the Great ruled Palenque apparently in power by the age of 12 1/2, he ruled for almost 70 years. His was a dominant influence at Palenque and he was probably the man responsible for its sudden rise to prominence. The head of Pakal, King of Palenque, is featured on the Bi-metallic 100 Pesos Series II for the State of Chiapas.  Which is Pakal?
a. Aztec
b. Inca
c. Mayan
d. Nascan
Please send your answer to:
Note: See this coin and others by visiting the WBCC website;
Answer to Bi-metallic Quiz Game question #512
The main feature of the Austrian coat of arms, the eagle, appears in one form or another on four of the nine state coats of arms. What is the eagle holding in its talons?  (The Austrian bi-metallic coins issued for circulation do not show this detail)
a. Hammer and Sickle
b. Wheat and Laurel branches
c. Arrows and Lightning Bolts
d. Nothing
The answer to Question #512 is "a"; Hammer and Sickle.

8. 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 9 players in game #511 and the winner was Hans Bucek, WBCC member #66.
9. New Bi- or Tri-metallic Rod Sell, Australia
The new Bi- and Tri-metallic images shown at:
* Italian bimetallic
* Chile Patterns
* San Marino 2006 Euros
10. WBCC Auction Rod Sell, WBCC Auction Provider
WBCC Auction 79 will open on the 1st July 2006.
I am now accepting lots for this auction.  Each members is permitted to enter 20 lots.
You only have 3 weeks to send your lots to me at
The lots listed so far can be seen at:
11. My Bi-metallic Rich Hartzog, USA
I can offer WBCC members the standard book on bi-metal tokens, either on eBay at or via my web site at
BIMETALLIC TRADE TOKENS of the UNITED STATES, Schenkman. Over 1600 bi-metal listings by merchant. About 1600 listings by merchant, with cross-reference to city and state. With price guide by rarity. Hard-Bound 1990, 163p.
$39.95 plus postage.
And, see my one bi-metal token lot on eBay:  Iowa Falls, IA IOWA Bi-Metal Set of 6!

"See you" in 3 weeks time,
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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