Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club
Newsmail #525

WBCC Newsmail 525 Volume 11, September 2, 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. New WBCC Martin Peeters, WBCC Focal Point
We have a new WBCC member. Let me introduce him to you:
Name: Konstatine Bakajutov (WBCC member #410) , Russia
Age: 29
Profession: Manager
Hobby: World coins and tokens including many Bi- and/or Tri-metallics
Goal: Interested in history of coins and want to know more about them + want to find People to change - buy coins
How did I know about the WBCC: From the member of WBCC Mikola

2. Bi- metallic from India... Francisco Pascual, Spain
I found this article in the post on-line today about the new coins in India:
New Delhi, August 26, 2006
New-look money in cold can.
It was globalised India's answer to a new, international-look coin in the changing money market.
But plans to circulate the bi-metal sikka have come a cropper. The proposal for the new-look coins was approved by the finance ministry last year: it was time to give Indian coins a make-over on more international lines.
The rest of the article can be read at:,0002.htm
3. Bi-metallic 10 baht coin from Frans Dubois, Netherlands
There is again a new 10 baht Bi-metalicl coin from Thailand commemorate "150th Birthday of Prince Jaturon Ratsamee" (He is first Minister of Ministry of Finance)
This information I received from Santi Ponglertsakul
4. Tri-metallic Ecu from Jack Hepler, USA
I just received a pattern Tri-metallic piece. It is a Danish coin, 10 ECU commemorating the Danish Presidency of the EU Economic Council. I have been informed that only 10 were minted. There is no date on the coin but should have been issued for the year in which the EU Presidency was Danish. The Danes had presidency in 1973, 1978, 1982, 1987 and 1993. Most likely this coin was produced in 1993.  In 1994 the fantasy coins were still being called ECU whereas in 1996, Euro as a denomination is seen. I have attached a scan of this uniface coin. It is 39mm in diameter, core is about 18.3mm. The composition is reported as gold, silver, gold; Tri-metallic.

5. Bi-metallic Euros from Martin Peeters, Netherlands
The Bank of Latvia recently unveiled the designs for the nation's Euro coinage, which is expected to debut in 2008. A portrait of a Latvian folk maiden, the nation's freedom Monument  will be depicted the Bi-metallic 1 and 2 Euro.
6. Bi-metallic Encased from Paul Baker, UK
The other day I got a new encased piece for my collection. It is German and seems to be an exhibition souvenir from 1928. The central piece is not a 1 Pfenning but a specially made token similar to a 1 Pfennig.
Here is the obverse of the central piece. An image of the whole piece can be seen on the WBCC website.
I looked on the internet for information on this encased piece, there is one in what seems to be a current German auction at...
The description given is...
Lot 1322 Köln - Glückspfennig 1928 Andenken a.d. Int. Presse-Ausstellung, kupferner Mittelteil in der Art eines Pfennigs mit Domansicht, von einem Alu-Ring umgeben, 39 mm, Weiler 3827. vz 25,00
Most of that description is the legends, "vz" is the grade and it translates as "Extremely Fine".
7. Bi-metallic Medal from Vatican António Marques, Portugal
I was on Italy and Vaticano in the last week and i bought in a store on the top of the St. Peters basilica (near Michaelangelo's dome) a new Bi-metallic medal commemorating the 5th Centenary settle of the first stone for the construction of the new Basilica of St. Peter in Vatican (18/April/1506), despicting one side Jesus giving the keys of His home to Saint Peter with the new basilica, and in the other side the image of Pope Benedictus XVI.
8. Bi-metallic Test Token from Frans Woons, Canada
Canada, heptagonal Test Token from the Canadian Mint, English and French sides (Green and blue hues on the English side created by my scanner).
9. Bi-metallic token from Mehmet Tolga Taner, Turkey
Please find attached the bimetallic underground token used in the Turkish city of Konya
10 The WBCC Bi-metallic Quiz Game Jack Hepler, USA
The Indonesian coat of arms consists of a golden eagle, called "GARUDA",that is a figure from ancient Indonesian mythology. The eagle is a symbol of creative energy. Its principal color, gold, suggests the greatness of the nation. The black color represents nature. There are 17 feathers on each wing, 8 on the tail, 19 on the base of the tail (below the shield) and 45 on the neck.  These figures stand for the date of Indonesia's independence proclamation: 17 August, 1945. The five symbols on the shield centered on the breast of the Eagle represent the state philosophy of Pancasila, the foundation of the Indonesian state. The Indonesian coat of arms appears on the Bi-metallic 1000 Rupiah.  What animal appears on the shield?
a. Asian Lion
b. Wild Bull
c. Tiger
d. Elephant
Please send your answer to:
Note: See this coin and others by visiting the WBCC website;

Answer to Bi-metallic Quiz Game question #524
The breadfruit tree is handsome, fast growing, and may reach 26 m (85 ft) in height.  The breadfruit tree may be found in the bi-metallic coin design of which country?
a. Bolivia
b. Ghana
c. Micronesia
d. Peru
The correct answer is a; Bolivia. Many players selected Micronesia as the answer. The tree on the Bi-metallic coin of Micronesia is a coconut. The Breadfruit tree is included in the Coat of Arms of Bolivia. The image is very small. Research into the Bolivian national coat of arms will reveal the details.

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 17 players in game #523 and the winner was Andres Rossi, WBCC member #370.
12. New Bi- or Tri-metallic Rod Sell, Australia
The new Bi- and Tri-metallic image shown at:
*  WBCC 10th Anniversary encased 5 cent with members number
* Vatican 2006 Medal
* Thailand 150th Birthday of Prince Jaturon Ratsamee
* Turkish underground Token for the City of Konya
* ICB trimetallic for Danish Presidency of E C
* Jamaican coin with Bob Marley gold plate
* Canada 2006 Test Token in mint sets
13. WBCC Auction 80 last Rod Sell, WBCC Auction Provider
Auction 80 is now in it's last day. The 51 interesting lots listed can be seen at:
The Auction will close at 11pm 2nd September 2006 Sydney time.
Please email your bids to me at
Bids received after 11pm will not be actioned, so bid early to make sure your bid is registered.
Lots shown with an asterisk **** indicate there is a higher maximum bid.
Bidding increments are.
For lots at $1 to $10, bid increments are 50 cents.
For lots at $10 to $20 , increments are $1.
For lots at $20 to $50 increments are $2.
For lots at $50 to $100 increments are $5.
For lots over $100 increments are $10.
For lots over $500 increments are $50.
Bids which do not fit the above increments will be lowered to the nearest correct bid.
For example a bid of $27.50 will be adjusted to $26.00

"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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