Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club
Newsmail #519

WBCC Newsmail 519 Volume 11, July 22, 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 really hope you enjoy reading the WBCC Newsmail this week.

1. A new WBCC Martin Peeters, WBCC Focal Point
We have a new WBCC members. Let me introduce him to you:
Name: Pat Clay (WBCC member #403), USA
Country: New Zealander living in the US
Age: 33
Profession: Accountant
Hobby: Circulating world coins including many Bi- and/or Tri-metallics
How did I know about the WBCC: Random web surfing
2. Meeting with WBCC nember Jack Hepler, USA
After exchanging eMail and ideas all spring and summer, we finally got to meet John Magruder, WBCC member #24. He said he discovered the club through the Internet and I could see that he still has a passion for Bi-metallics after all these years. John conceived and developed a project over the past few months to encase US Quarters of Virginia as momentos of his Boy Scout Troop #304 in Tappahannock, Virginia. With the help of Penny Press Mint and a member of the WBCC, he was able to finish the project in June. We traded stories of how we started collecting coins. I hope to see John again and hear of more encasing or Bi-metallic projects. Here are two pictures of John and a scan of the Boy Scout encased coin.
-- Remark WBCC Focal Point: This is really the spirit of the Worldwide Bi-metallic Collectors Club. Members who meet and have passion for Bi-metallics. I wonder if this would happen without the WBCC?
3. Bi-metallic 2 Euro from San Frans Dubois, Netherlands
Here is a drawing of the future Bi-metallic 2 Euro from San Marino commemorate Columbus, issue date 21 september 2006
4. Bi-metallic from Euros from Rainer Specht, Germany
Here are two Bi-metallic euro-coins, which I produced in 2003, when Sweden voted about the €uro. I found an announcement on the web-side of the Swedish Central Bank, how the Swedish side of the coin could be seen, when voting should be succsessful. So I prepared all eight coins after this Central Bank advise. Perhaps you are inetressed by this images. I needed six hours at the computer to produce them.
5. Bi-metallic Euros from by Rainer Specht, Germany
Here you are: the Latvian Bi-metallic 1 and 2 Euro. They shows the monument of liberty and freedom in the capitol Riga/
6. Bi-metallic error Euros from Jacek Stacel, Poland
Here are some pictures of error Bi-metallic 2 Euro from Germany
7. Bi-metallic Fantasy Euro from Frans Dobois, Netherlands
Here is a picture of a Bi-metallic Fantasy Euro, commemorate World Championship of Italy.
8. Bi-metallic from by Jacek Stacel, Poland
Here is a picture of a Bi-metallic 1/2 Shekel  from Israel
-- Remark WBCC Focal Point: This Bi-metallic 1/2 Shekel is not an official issue. Who know who struck and issued this one?
9. The WBCC Bi-metallic Quiz Game Jack Hepler, USA
A Petroglyph or Bioglyph may be found in the design of Peru's circulating Bi-metallic 2 Soles.The design is symbolic of a hummingbird or colibri, and may be seen in real life as a very large image on the plains of Nazca.  What is the distance between the beak and the tail of this image on the plains of Nazca?
a.  45 Meters
b.  75 Meters
c.  115 Meters
d.  163 Meters
Please send your answer to:
Note: See this coin and others by visiting the WBCC website;
Answer to Bi-metallic Quiz Game question #518
The Angel of Liberty image is found on the Bi-metallic 100 Pesos of which Mexican State?
a.  Chiapas
b.  Colima
c.  Coahuila
d.  Chihuahua
The correct answer is d; Chihuahua.

10. 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 12 players in game #517 and the winner was Keith Beaumont, WBCC member #190.

11. New Bi- or Tri-metallic Rod Sell, Australia
The new Bi- and Tri-metallic images shown at:
* Sweden Euro designs
* Latvia Euros
* Bogus 2006 Guernsey 2 Pounds Lancastrian Kings
* Bogus 2006 Guernsey 2 Pounds Yorkist King
* Bogus 2006 Guernsey 2 Pounds Tudor Monarchs
* Israel half new sheqel
* Leiden 2006 MTTs. 
* San Marino 2006 2 Euro
* Italy Fantasy 2006 World Cup coin
* Germany error 2 Euro
* John Magruder and his encased Virginia Quarter
* Mexico 2006 Chihuahua 100 Pesos
12. WBCC Auction Rod Sell, WBCC Auction Provider
Auction 80 will start on the 26th August.
You have just 5 weeks to list up to 20 lots per member in this Auction.
The Auction will close at 11PM 2nd September 2006 Sydney time.
Please email your lots 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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