Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club
Newsmail #529

WBCC Newsmail 529 Volume 11, September 30, 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 member. Let me introduce him to you:
Name: Hamid Yektaei (WBCC member #412), Iran
Hobby: Collecting Bi- and Tri-metallic coins
How did I know about the WBCC: Iran coin club
2. WBCC Anniversary  "Souvenir" 5 Eurocent Jack Hepler
Samples of the 5 Eurocent encasements (Souvenir variety) have been prepared. These will be two of the options for members and non-members alike. The other  two options are for the encased US 5 Cents. Of course, the actual Souvenir 5 Eurocent encasements will be Dutch, not German unless coins are sent with the order.  The "Souvenir" encasement will cost about US$3.00 plus postage.
3. Bi-metallics 10 Roubles 2006 from Jacek Stacel, Poland
There are pictures of Bi-metallic 10 Roubles 2006 emision date 02.10 2006, Continuation series of 'Wooden towns of Russia'
4. Bi-metallic from Max Wehr, Germany
Cabinda issued 10 Escudos 2006 large Bi-metallic coin. This is the largest Bi-metallic coin I have ever seen. It's 50mm in diameter. 
6. Bi-metallic Oberammergau Encased Cliff Anderson, USA
We WBCC members seem to have accepted encased coins as one of the unofficial categories of Bi-metallics. This is the first of several historical encased pieces that seem fascinating.
This encased item is a 1930 German 1 reichspfennig, encased in an aluminum collar. The inscriptions on the encasing collar read "Oberammergau Passion 1930" and "Gott gib Gluck!" The German coin dealer who sold it stated that there is a high demand for any historical Oberammergau souvenir. This particular one from 1930 was produced during the Great Depression, when small towns in Europe had little time for anything but sheer survival. The Oberammergau Passion Play has been performed every decade since 1634, by only the villagers in this small town in the Bavarian Alps.
The tradition began when the prayers of the townspeople spared them from the bubonic plague, and to give thanks, the entire town vowed to perform the Passion Play, or the "Play of the Suffering, Death and Resurrection of Our Lord Jesus Christ", every decade in perpetuity. The play is now performed at the beginning of each decade, the latest one, the 40th Passion Play Year, being in 2000. Oberammergau is also famous for its woodcarving.
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Note how the reverse of the encased piece also shows the three crosses on Calvary.

7. Bi-metallic medal with 13 coins on from Zdravko Bosnjak, Croatia

Croatia mint issued Bi-metallic medal with it logo on HNZ (Hrvatski novcarski zavod). Mintage is only 3000, 12-sided as 25 kuna with same material Ring Cu-Ni/Center Brasss, but bigger and heavier, 43 mm and 30 grams. (25 kuna was 32 mm and 13 grams). Medal is in special box with certificate. On Obverse of medal are: -center text HNZ with animal marten (Kuna on Croatia language)
* Ring text up HRVATSKI NOVCARSKI ZAVOD (Croatia Money Department or Croatia Mint) and down KOVNICA NOVCA ZAGREB (Money Mint Zagreb or Zagreb Mint), and chess fields as on Croatia coat of arms.
On Reverse of Medal are: -center leafs of lime-tree or linden (Lipa on Croatia language)
* Ring 13 pictures of Croatia coins (1 Lipa Obv & Rev, 2 Lipe Obv, 5 Lipa Obv & Rev, 10 Lipa Rev, 20 Lipa Rev, 50 Lipa Rev, 1 Kuna Obv & Rev, 2 Kune Rev, 5 Kuna Obv & Rev.
I have few if someone is intersted.
Some explanation: Name of Croatia curency is Kuna (animal marten) and Lipa (lime-tree or linden)

8. The WBCC Bi-metallic Quiz Game Jack Hepler, USA
The Bi-metallic 2006 Russian 10 Roubles featuring Primorski Krai has the image of which animal?
a.  Tiger
b.  Horse
c.  Bear
d.  Dog
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 #528
The coat of arms appears on the Cuban Bi-metallic 5 Convertible Pesos.  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
The correct answer for question #528 is c, Palm Tree.

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 nine players in game #527 and the winner was Bertie van Haag, WBCC member #261.
10. New Bi- or Tri-metallic Rod Sell, Australia
The new Bi- and Tri-metallic image shown at:
*  Russia 2006, 3 and 25 Rouble Bimetall for Tretjakov-Gallery in Moscow. 
* Russia 2006 10 rouble
* Germany Oberammergau 1930 encased 1 pfennig
* Cabinda 2006 10 escudos, large 50mm coin
* Croatia HNZ Medal

11. 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.
12. My Bi-metallic Brad Isbister, Canada
I can offer Bi-metallic $2.00 Nunavuut Twoonies. The coins are all choice BU, I'd like to get $4.50 CDN ea, plus whatever actual shipping costs to where the coins may be going. Pics would be available to any member upon request, and a refund is offered should the coin not be to one's liking. I have 16 of these coins available, plus one 1996 BU and one 1997 BU for the same price. The coins are business strikes as well. 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
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WBCC Webmaster & Auction Provider, Rod Sell, Australia.
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