Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club
Newsmail #528

WBCC Newsmail 528 Volume 11, September 23, 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 Cecil Starcher (ECI webmaster), USA
Please notice, I changed my E-mail address.
2. My new E-mail Robert Brokl, Czech republic
Please notice, I changed my E-mail address

3. WBCC's 10th Max Aiello, Italy
How many times in Basel or in Berlin, we talked about our 10th Anniversary? A lot.
Time passed so quickly and today is really the Day !
Our big family, 411 members from all over the world (55 countries), continues to grow up, in the same way the Bi-metallic family continues to become so big (and specially for our joy). I have written "family" because it's really what I feel for the WBCC.
I started my Bi-metallic collection in 1982 when I was 16 years old with the three Bi-metallic Lit. 500 from Italy, Vaticano and San Marino. Every year new coins and a lot of joy.
Like Frans Dubois, even if I had a big collection, I wanted to create a Bi-metallic club, but in Italy.
One day, reading a coin magazine, I found an announcement from Martin Peeters and I immediately wrote a letter to him to associate me to WBCC.
After few days I received the WBCC token, the first token, a WBCC icon. I did not have PC, but I could use it at work, so I could visit the web-site, so interesting. After a moment, we are at 10th Anniversary, we met four times in Basel and one in Berlin at World Money Fair and we will continue to do it. Frans calls it "the WBCC gang" and I am so proud to be a little part of it. HAPPY 10th ANNIVERSARY MY GREAT FRIENDS !
4. The WBCC and by Max Aiello, Italy
This week I wrote something to the Italian magazine "Cronaca Numismatica" to commemorate our 10th Anniversary. This is the text (I have translated from Italian into English):
Dear Dr. Ganganelli,
Today, 14.09.2006, the Worldwide Bimetallic Collectors Club completes its 10th year of life.
It's a reason of great pride for us to see that our "creature" grows up continuosly (we arrive to 411 members coming from 55 countries) and all this thanking exclusively our passion.
After so many years, every time we admire one new bimetallic coin in our hands, appreciating every particular, every detail, every shading, and obviously its history, the joy and the happiness we feel it's more and more great.
Sure we will be present to the next World Money Fair 2007 in Berlin where we will officially celebrate this our great anniversary, hoping to catch up other goals very soon.
With all my esteem, I wish you all the best.
Massimiliano Aiello
--Remark WBCC Focal Point: Well done Max !!
5. The WBCC At the Coin Show in Assen, Martin Peeters, Netherlands
With more than 1000 visitors and about 100 coindealers, the Coin Show last saterday in the Dutch City Assen is for the Netherlands a big show. The WBCC had it's own table and here you can see Frans Dubois at our table.
6. Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2007 from Rob Kooy, Netherlands
This week I learnt that the Slovenian Bi-metallic 2 €uro 2007 will have an edge-inscription unseen before. It reads SLOVENIJA (see picture).
(The Slovenian Bi-metallic 2 €uro 2007 will be included within the starterkits provided tot the Slovenian public from mid-december 2006, and will be legal tender in all euro-using countries from january 1, 2007.)
7. Bi-metallic from Frans Woons, Canada
The 2007 toony is out already (only in sets): single date, mint mark, and old bear...
8. Bi-metallics from Fran Pascual, Spain
There are new coins from Andorra dedicated to Pope Benedict XVI. The coins are in value of 1 and 2 Diners in a blister with coins of 50, 20, 10, 5, 2 and 1 Céntime. Have a mintage of 15.000 pieces
9. Bi-metallic Fantasy Euro 2007 from Jose Luis Ramirez, Spain
Here are a new images from Fantasy Bi-metallic 1 and 2 Euro's from Monaco dated 2007.
10. Bi-metallic golf token from Cliff Anderson, USA
This bimetallic token is issued by the Achensee Golf Club in Tyrol, Austria, in a very scenic tourist area. See
This appears to be a token, possibly meant to be a ball spot, to retrieve personal or club equipment, or maybe as a small prize.  It is also labeled as a "gettone", an Italian word for token – all of western Austria is easily accessible to Italian tourists and sports enthusiasts. 
The piece has the look of the many Italian gaming, carwash, municipal and commemorative tokens and medals.

11. The WBCC Bi-metallic Quiz Game Jack Hepler, USA
The coat of arms that appears on the Cuban Bi-metallic 5 Convertible Pesos was conceived in 1849 by Miguel Terbe Tolón; a Cuban patriot born in the west providence of Cuba known as Matanzas. The Provincial Government of Cuba adopted the coat of arms to seal bonds and communications formed during the years of 1850 and 1851. The coat of arms has been modified over the years.  Some of the remaining symbols include an ocean with a key placed at the center. The key represents Cuba's geographical position at the entrance of the Gulf of Mexico. In the background, the sun appears partially sunk on the horizon, detonating its tropical heat.  In the lower right quadrant there is a plant symbolizing Cuba's health and fertility. What is that plant?
a.  Bauhinia Flower
b.  Oak Tree
c.  Palm Tree
d.  Gingko
Please send your answer to:
Note: See these coins and others by visiting the WBCC website; Visit the Newsmail archives;
Answer to Bi-metallic Quiz Game question #527
The South African Coat of Arms is found on the Bi-metallic Five Rand coin, dated 2004. What kind of bird is found on this coin?
a.  Golden Eagle
b.  Dove
c.  Secretary Bird
d.  African Condor
The correct answer for question #527 is c, Secretary Bird.

12. 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 25 players in game #526 and the winner was Ray Ficht, WBCC member #397. He has won the special WBCC's 10th Anniversary price: The 2006 Vatican City Euro set.
13. New Bi- or Tri-metallic Rod Sell, Australia
The new Bi- and Tri-metallic image shown at:
*  Achensee Golf Club token, in Tyrol, Austria
* Andorra 2006 1 & 2 diners
* Monaco 2007 fantasy bimetallics
* Canada 2007 $2

14. 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.
15. My Bi-metallic Joel Anderson, USA
Here is my Bi-metallic offer:
* 2 Euros 2006 Atomium KM241 bimetal $6.00
* 10 Escudos 2006 Bimetal 55mm!  Unc. $29.95
* 5 of the above coin $99.95
Dominican Republic
10 Pesos New 2005 Bimetal Unc $3.00
* 2 Euros 2005 UN-FINLAND KM119 Unc. $7.00
* 2 Euros 2006-D Schleswig-Holstein $6.00
Great Britain
* 10 Sh. NEW 2005 Kenyetta Bimetal Unc.$5.00
North Korea
7 Won 2004   2003.10.6 bimetal PF $25.00
* 2 Euros 2006 Guillaume's B-day KM88 Unc $7.00
Saudi Arabia
* 100 Halala 1999 KM66 bimetal regular Unc. $5
* 100 Halala 1999 KM67 bimetal Centennial Unc.$5
* 1 Lira 2006 KM1169 Bimetal Unc. $3.50
United States
* NEVADA $10 ANGEL'S LADIES RANCH, Beatty, Bimetal silver strike Proof  $21.00
* NEVADA $10 PUSSYCAT RANCH, Winnemucca, Bimetal silver strike Proof  $21.00
* 20 Rials KM29 2004 Unc. Bimetal  $5.00
If you have interest E-mail 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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