WBCC Newsmail 517 Volume
11, July 8, 2006
Composed with help from
Bi-metallic Collectors Club (WBCC),
published by: Martin Peeters,
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 Newsmails.......by Martin Peeters, WBCC
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 members.......by 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
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
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 adress...by Zdravko Bošnjak, Croatia
Please notice, I changed my E-mail address
4. Meeting WBCC members in China...by 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 Guernsy...by 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 China...by 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)........by 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 2007...by 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?...by Martin Peeters,
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
10. Bi-metallic 500 Pesos from Colombia...by Michael Reissner, Germany
I found the Bi-metallic 500 Pesos from Colombia coin with the new issue date
It's the latest version I know since my last 500 Pesos coin is dating back
11. The WBCC Bi-metallic Quiz Game #517.........by Jack Hepler,
Libya issued a Bi-metallic ½ Dinar coin in 2004. What animal
is seen in the design of this coin?
Please send your answer to: email@example.com
Note: See this coin and others by visiting the WBCC website; http://www.wbcc-online.com
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
Which combination is correct?
The correct answer is d; "D+A.
12. 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 9 players
in game #515 and the winner was Keith Beaumont, WBCC member #190.
13. New Bi- or Tri-metallic images........by 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 day.............by Rod Sell, WBCC Auction
The 69 interesting lots listed can be seen at: http://wbcc-online.com/auction/auction79.html
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
"See you next 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.
Focal Point: Ray Lockwood,
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