Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club
Newsmail #517

WBCC Newsmail 517 Volume 11, July 8, 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.

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

1. Past 3 editions WBCC Martin Peeters, WBCC Focal Point
Past 3 weeks, Jack Hepler in the US composed and issued 3 editions of the WBCC Newsmail. I want to thank Jack for his excellent work. Thanks Jack!
2. New WBCC Martin Peeters, WBCC Focal Point
We have 2 new WBCC members. Let me introduce them to you:
Name: William R. (Ray) Johnson (WBCC member #401), USA
Homepage: Non
Age: 57
Profession: Retired Police Officer
Hobby: Collecting Bi- and Tri-metallic coins
Goal: Fill my collection with all Unc. Bi- and Tri-metallic coins
Against: Euro coins
How did I know about the WBCC: From a Fellow collector
Name: Helder Jorge Figueiredo Tome (WBCC member #402), Portugal
Age: 30
Profession: head warehouse (DHL)
Hobby: Especially Bi- and/or Tri-metallics
Goal: to help other collectors with my knowledge in numismatics
How did I know about the WBCC; Friend Jorge Cunha  (WBCC member#173)
3. My new E-mail Zdravko Bošnjak, Croatia
Please notice, I changed my E-mail address
4. Meeting WBCC members in Martin Peeters, Netherlands
As you know I started my trip to China june 12th. When I arrived in the Novotel in Beijing there was a note for me at the frontdesk. The note was from WBCC member Li Tiesheng from China who lives in Beijing. The note say: "please contact me on my mobile and we will meet this evening". And indeed that evening I had indeed a meeting with Li and WBCC member Ms. Xiao Tong and 2 of Li's friends; Introducing them:
Mr. Li Tiesheng, not a collector, not a dealer, a so- called enthusiastist for advocating and introduing of foreign numismatics after retiring from Mechanical profession. As a visiting scholar in UK and a traveler in Europe, speak bad English.
Ms. Xiao Tong, an avid collector of Bi-metallics, we visited her home and enjoyed her collection.
Mr. Chu Xia, an famous dealer of foreign coins in Beijing, also Bi-metallics.
Mr. Li Zhidong, deputy general secretary of the Beijing Numismatic Society, an officer. His speciality is Chinese historical coinage, but also knows some about Bi-metallics
We had a very nice Chinese dinner with roasted Duck, very tastefull
After dinner we visted Ms. Xiao Tong home and enjoyed her collections of Bi-metallics and a very nice cup of Chinese tea.
I really want to thank all you Chinese folks for the wonderfull evening !!
One off the many the trips I did do in China was climbing the Big Wall.
5. Bi-metallic from Martin Peeters, Netherlands
From our Chinese member Ms Xiao Dong I received a scan of Bi-metallics 2 Pounds 2006 commemorate "House of Plantagenet" and depicting several Kings. The scans shows 8 different pieces.
In WBCC Newmail 505, item 4 was the first message about these Bi-metallics.
These 2 Pounds are NTL and are not issued by The Royal Mint, who normally issies the Guernsey coins.
Till now I don't know who struck and issued them. Do you know?
6. Bi-metallics Euros in Martin Peeters, Netherlands
During one of my trips in China I had to wait for a flight on the airport. I just walk around and saw in a bookshop some Chinese coins. Between the coins I saw a very special Euro set. It shows Euros in a showmap.
One of the Chinese Euro sets explains in Chinese languge about the Euro.
7. Bi-metallic Fantasy Euro (1) Martin Peeters, Netherlands
In the serie of Bi-metallic Fantasy Euros about the World Soccer Championship here are Angola, Japan and Mexico
8. World Money Fair Martin Peeters, WBCC Focal Point
Next year World Money Fair in Berlin, Germany will be held from february 2 till 4. The Worldwide Bi-metallic Collectors Club will attend this event with an own table.
9. Bi-metallic 2 Euro from the Netherlands? Martin Peeters, Netherlands
According a Dutch coinmagazine the Royal Dutch Mint could struck a 2 Euro 2006 commemorate 400 years Rembrandt van Rijn.
In the webpages of the Dutch Royal Mint one can read that they will not issue such Bi-metallic
10. Bi-metallic 500 Pesos from Michael Reissner, Germany
I found the Bi-metallic 500 Pesos from Colombia coin with the new issue date of 2005.
It's the latest version I know since my last 500 Pesos coin is dating back to 1996.

11. The WBCC Bi-metallic Quiz Game Jack Hepler, USA
Libya issued a Bi-metallic ½ Dinar coin in 2004.  What animal is seen in the design of this coin?
a. Lion
b. Elephant.
c. Rhinoceros
d. Horse
Please send your answer to:
Note: See this coin and others by visiting the WBCC website;
Answer to Bi-metallic Quiz Game question #516
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
The correct answer is d; "D+A.

12. 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 #515 and the winner was Keith Beaumont, WBCC member #190.

13. New Bi- or Tri-metallic Rod Sell, Australia
The new Bi- and Tri-metallic images shown at:
* Germany 2 Euro for 2007 to 2009
* 2006 Rejected Rembrandt 2 Euro
* 2006 Guernsey 2 Pounds Plantagenets Kings
* 2002 Austrian Euro Set with Chinese packaging
* 2006 World Cup Angola, Japan & Mexico
14. WBCC Auction 79 in last Rod Sell, WBCC Auction Provider
The 69 interesting lots listed can be seen at:
Please note new bids will not be accepted in the last hour, so make sure you bid earlier. You can rebid on lots that you have been out bid on at any time.
The Auction will close at 11PM Sydney time.  All e-mails received after 11PM will not be actioned, so again bid early, as delays on the delivery of the e-mail will result in you bid not being processed.
Please e-mail your bids to me NOW 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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