WBCC Newsmail 515 Volume
11, June 24, 2006
Composed with help from
Bi-metallic Collectors Club (WBCC),
published by: Martin Peeters,
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.
Welcome into the World Of Bi-metallics. I really hope you enjoy reading
the WBCC Newsmail this week.
1. Future edition WBCC Newsmail...by Martin Peeters, WBCC Focal
I am travelling to China for 3 weeks. This means WBCC Newsmails will
be composed and issued by Jack Hepler in the USA. So if you have
intesting news about Bi- and Tri-metallics send it to Jack, E-mail: email@example.com
2. Bi-metallic Focal Point Trip Report...by Martin Peeters, Netherlands
Nihao (how are you) Folks,
Greetings from China, what a lot of people here!! The trip is going
great, many wellknow places visited and still moving.
The food is different butgreat.
Note: I think Martin is counting the population of China.
It may take
some time to finish counting.
3. New bimetalic commemorative 2 euro from Finland...by Frans Dubois,
There will be again a bimetallic comm 2 euro from Finland.
The theme will be the formation of the Finnish parliament in 1906.
Mintage will be 2,5 million coins
4. Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2006 Finland on eBay by
Michael Ayrapetov, USA
I found on eBay image of new bimetallic 2 Euro coin of Finland 2006
"Reform of Parliament". Item number on eBay is: 8436911016. Attention:
available coin for sending in October.
5. New Date Bi-metallic from West African States...by Yossi Barzelay,
West African States just issued new date bi-metallic 200 Francs 2005 coin.
6. Fake Bi-metallic Euro...by Jose Luis Ramirez Monleon, Spain
Look at this Ebay auction, really is a fake Euro. EBay item number 8436646583.
7. New Bi-metallic from Mozambique...by Michael Doran, USA
I found out that Mozambique will be revaluing their currency on
July 1st (1,000 Meticais to 1 New Metical), and found that a new bi-metal
in thedenomination of 10 Meticais will be issued. It is of interest
that the Bank of Mozambique issued a 10,000 Meticais bi-metal coin not too
long ago, so this coinwill replce that one. I am enclosing a close
up of the new coin and also the informational folder I received from the
Bank of Mozambique website, which includes other coins and banknotes of the
new series. The folder is in a .pdf format.
8. New Bi-metallic from Mozambique...Carlos Pinto, Mozambique
There's a new 10 Meticais bimetalic coin. Here the link to see
the new coins to be released on 1st of July.
9. Bi-metallic of Somalia...by Hans Bucek, Switzerland
Somalia Bi-metallic 400 Shilling Peace Set Technical Data:
Size: square 40 x 40 mm with crude cut plain edges
Centre diameter: 30 mm
Outside: Chromium plated copper
Inner disk: Aluminumbronze
Weight: 39,41 gram
The coin set was sold for US$ 22.00 at Lauren Benson, Ref, Nr. NS 67
Note: The set consists of two coins which when placed
together show the
handshake between Mr. Rabin of Israel and Mr. Arafat of Palestine.
10. The WBCC Bi-metallic Quiz Game #515....by Jack Hepler, USA
The National Emblem of the People's Republic of China contains
a representation of Tiananmen Gate, the entrance gate of the Forbidden City
from the Tiananmen Square in Beijing, in a red circle. Above this representation
are the stars found on the national flag. The circle has a border that contains
sheaves of wheat reflecting the Maoist philosophy of an agricultural revolution.
At the center of the bottom portion of the border is a cog-wheel that represents
the industrial workers. These elements together were designed to symbolise
the revolutionary struggles of the Chinese people since the May Fourth Movement,
and the coalition of the proletariats which succeeded in founding the People's
Republic of China. The emblem was designed by Liang Sicheng, a famous
architect, in a competition held at the founding of the People's Republic.
determined as the National Emblem on the 20th of September, 1950 by the Central
This symbol may be seen on the Bi-metallic 10 Yuan issued in 1997 commemorating
Hong Kong Constitution. How many stars appear in the National Emblem
and on the coin? (Information from Wikipedia)
Please send your answer to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Note: See this coin and others by visiting the WBCC website;
Answer to Bi-metallic Quiz Game question #514
The first Chinese Bi-metallic coin listed in The World Of Bi-metallics (TWOB)
is a 10 Yuan dated 1992, catalog number; Y 391. It is composed of a
silver ring with a center of gold.
Which animal is featured on this beautiful coin?
a. Lesser Panda.
b. Giant Panda.
c. Red Panda.
The answer to Question #514 is "b"; Giant Panda.
11. WBCC Quiz Game Prize...by 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 #513 and the winner was Ray Ficht, WBCC member
12. New Bi- or Tri-metallic images........by Rod Sell, Australia
The new image listed below can be seen at
*British Virgin Islands 2006 $10 Mona Lisa
*Mozambique 2006 10 Meticais
*Germany 1925 encased 1 pfennig
*Martin & Frans at the 2006 Netherlands Mint open day
*Thailand 2006 10 baht 60th Anniversary of the King's Reign
13. Duplicate Bi-metallic coins...by Yossi Barzelay, Israel
I have duplicates of the following coins :
West African States 200 Francs 2005 Unc $2.50=0D
West African States 500 Francs 2005 Unc $5.00=0D
Drop me a line to email@example.com If you are interested.
Thanks Yossi Barzelay (#72)
14. WBCC 10th anniversary Commemorative Encasement...by Jack Hepler,
Orders are still being accepted for an encased Bi-metallic coin 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 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.
15. WBCC Auction 79.............by 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 6 days to send your list to me at firstname.lastname@example.org
The lots listed so far can be seen at http://wbcc-online.com/auction/auction79.html
"See you" in 1 week,
Martin Peeters, Focal Point of the Worldwide Bi-metallic
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
& Auction Provider, Rod Sell, Australia.
Relations: Cliff Anderson,USA.
WBCC ANA Focal
The WBCC was sponsored
at the World Money Fair 2006,
Schuler Presses, Germany, http://www.schulergroup.com
The Portuguese Mint (INCM), http://www.incm.pt