Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club
Newsmail #516

WBCC Newsmail 516 Volume 11, July 1, 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. Next edition WBCC Jack Hepler, Development Center
Martin Peeters, Focal Point for the WBCC has been traveling to China for
3 weeks.  The next issues of the WBCC Newsmail will once again be
Martin's responsibility.  Please send all of your "News and Views" about
Bi-metallic coins to Martin starting now.

2. Bi-metallic Focal Point Trip Martin Peeters, Netherlands
Nihao Folks,
If you click on the link, you can see "some" pictures of my vacation in China.
Greetz, Martin
Note:  I think Martin just might have had some problems with the Great Wall.

3. New bimetallic from Fran Pascual, WBCC
Distrito Federal $100 2006 Series II has been released.

4.  Bi-metallic 100 Pesos from Jack Hepler, USA
Tlaxcala, Mexico Coat of Arms found on the Mexican Series I Bi-metallic coin.
The arms consist of a "French style" green-bordered red shield. It bears
a yellow castle resembling Castile (Spain) with a flag over the main
tower showing a black eagle.  Over the border, at the top corners there
are two golden initials "I" and "F" for the Catholic Monarchs of Spain,
Isabel (Elizabeth) and Fernando (Ferdinand) respectively; between them
the letter "K", also golden, for Karolus (Charles I of Spain and V of
Germany) who granted to Tlaxcala such arms; in both side two leaves, and
in the bottom two skulls and two crossed bones.
This coin and others of the series may be seen at the WBCC website:
Additional information about Tlaxcala may be found at the FOTW website:

5. The WBCC Bi-metallic Quiz Game Jack Hepler, USA
There are two 10 Yuan Bi-metallic coins commemorating the return of Hong
Kong to China; one showing the skyline, the other a monument stone.  The
following list describes possible ring/center combinations.
A. The skyline type has a copper-nickel center and a brass ring
B. The skyline type has a brass center and a copper-nickel ring
C. The monument type has a copper-nickel center and a brass ring
D. The monument type has a brass center and a copper-nickel ring
Which combination is correct?
a. A+C.
b. B+C.
c. C+D.
d. D+A.
Please send your answer to:
Note: See this Bi-metallic coin and others by visiting the WBCC website;
Answer to Bi-metallic Quiz Game question #514
The National Emblem of the People's Republic of China contains the stars
found on the national flag. 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.
The answer to Question #515 is "b"; Five.

6. 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 #514 and the winner was Claudio Revello, WBCC member #207.

12. New Bi- or Tri-metallic Rod Sell, Australia
Dear Members
The new image listed below can be seen at
*Mexico 2006 $100 Districto Federal

14. WBCC 10th anniversary Commemorative Jack Hepler, USA
Orders have already been received for half of the encased Bi-metallic
coins being produced to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the Worldwide
Bi-metallic Collectors Club.  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart is featured on the
bi-metallic coin to be encased. 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 is now opened.
The 69 interesting lots listed can be seen at
Please read the auction rules.
Please email your bids to me at

"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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