Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club
Newsmail #527

WBCC Newsmail 527 Volume 11, September 16, 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. My new E-mail Reijo Saine, Finland
Please notice, I changed my E-mail address
2. Bi-metallics from Michael Reissner, Germany
On the site you can find extremely enlarged pictures of all 8 Euro coins. Especially the Bi-mwetallic 1and 2 Euro coins are very interesting.
Bi-metallic 1 Euro  Bi-metallic 2 Euro
3. Bi-metallic dime? Cliff Anderson, USA
Here is a curious piece. This is a 1967 US dime with a fairly large plug crudely inserted and off center. There is no other marking or indication as to why it was inserted, so it is anyone's guess as to why this was done.
Here it is compared to a replica of the famous 1792 cent with the silver plug.
Any thoughts from the members?

4. Bi-metallic Model Frans Woons, Canada
Saw In Ebay a special Bi-metallic Model Penney. Penney has two e's instead of the usual one (penny). Look at:
If you look at:
one can see another PennEy piece.

5. Bi-metallic Martin Peeters, Netherlands
Saw in Ebay a special offer of Bi-metallic Blanks. Look at:
6. Bi-metallic Fantasy Euros  from Vatican Jose Luis Ramirez, Spain
I have found this Bi-metallic Euro fantasy coin from Vatican City. It is from the Specimen series.
7. Bi-metallic Fantasy Euro  from Jose Luis Ramirez, Spain
I have found this Bi-metallic Euro fantasy coin from Germany. The coins made a "joke" with the words 10 Euro or 10 Jahre (year).
I don't know if some WBCC have send news about this coin.
8. The WBCC Bi-metallic Quiz Game Jack Hepler, USA
The South African Coat of Arms is found on the Bi-metallic Five Rand coin, dated 2004. The first element of the COA is the motto, in a green semicircle. Completing the semicircle are two symmetrically placed pairs of elephant tusks pointing upwards. Within the oval shape formed by the tusks are two symmetrical ears of wheat that in turn frame a centrally placed gold shield. The shield contains two human figures from Khoisan rock art. The figures are depicted facing one another in greeting and inunity. Above the shield are a spear and a knobkerrie, crossed in a single unit. The visual centre of the Coat of Arms is a protea.  A bird is placed above the protea and the flower forms the chest of the bird. The bird stands with its wings uplifted in a regal and uprising gesture. What kind of bird is found on this coin?
a. Golden Eagle
b. Dove
c. Secretary Bird
d. African Condor
Please send your answer to:
Note: See this coin and others by visiting the WBCC website;
Answer to Bi-metallic Quiz Game question #526
For ten years the Worldwide Bi-metallic Collector Club Newsmail has been a source for news and comments, as well as coin descriptions and early announcements of new Bi-metallic issues. Bi-metallic coins from which country were the first to be reported in the WBCC Newsmail?
The correct answer is Argentina. Three members selected Syria as the answer.  This mistake was probably due to poor wording of the question but 19 players got the correct answer, so the wording may not have been too bad. The winner (of the 2006 Euro UNC set) will be announced next week.

9. WBCC Quiz Game Jack Hepler, USA
A Bi-metallic prize to 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 11 players in game #525 and the winner was Keith Beaumont, WBCC member #190.
10. WBCC Auction 81 accepting Rod Sell, WBCC Auction Provider
I am accepting lots for Auction 81 which starts on the 4th November with WBCC Newsmail 534
The lots listed so far can be seen at:
Please email your lots to me at
Members are allowed to list up to 20 lots in each auction.

"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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