Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club
Newsmail #515

WBCC Newsmail 515 Volume 11, June 24, 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.

Welcome into the World Of Bi-metallics. I really hope you enjoy reading
the WBCC Newsmail this week.

1. Future edition WBCC Martin Peeters, WBCC Focal Point
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:

2. Bi-metallic Focal Point Trip 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 Frans Dubois,
WBCC DoCu-Centre

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 Yossi Barzelay, Israel
West African States just issued new date bi-metallic 200 Francs 2005 coin.

6. Fake Bi-metallic Jose Luis Ramirez Monleon, Spain
Look at this Ebay auction, really is a fake Euro. EBay item number 8436646583.

7.  New Bi-metallic from 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 all
the new coins to be released on 1st of July.

9.  Bi-metallic of 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
Mintage: unknown
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 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. It was
determined as the National Emblem on the 20th of September, 1950 by the Central People's Government.  
This symbol may be seen on the Bi-metallic 10 Yuan issued in 1997 commemorating the
Hong Kong Constitution.  How many stars appear in the National Emblem and on the coin?  (Information from Wikipedia)

a. Four.
b. Five.
c. Seven.
d. Ten.
Please send your answer to:
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.
d. Lion.
The answer to Question #514 is "b"; Giant Panda.

11. 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 #513 and the winner was Ray Ficht, WBCC member

12. New Bi- or Tri-metallic Rod Sell, Australia
Dear Members
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 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 If you are interested.
Thanks Yossi Barzelay (#72)

14. WBCC 10th anniversary Commemorative Jack Hepler, USA
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 Rod Sell, WBCC Auction Provider
Dear Members,
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
The lots listed so far can be seen at

"See you" in 1 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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