Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club
Newsmail #530

WBCC Newsmail 530 Volume 11, October 7, 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 2 new WBCC members. Let me introduce them to you:
Name: Luis Fornell (WBCC member 413), Spain
Age: 29
Profession: Electrician
Hobby: Bimetallics, noncirculate coins, boats coins, hole coins
How did I know about the WBCC: through the page of J.L. Ramirez, member of the club
Name: Nattwut Ekapirat (WBCC member #414), Thailand
Age: 26
Profession: Student
Hobby: Circulating Bi- and/or Tri-metallic coins of the world Encased Coins
Goal: collected it until 1000 coins of bi- and tri- metallic
How did I know about the WBCC: search in the internet then i found this site.
2. Bi- and Tri-metallics from British Virgin Manuel Consalez, Portugal
Here are some new Bi- and Tri-metallic from the Britsh Virgin Islands issued by PobJoy Mint
* Bi-metallic 5 Dollar 2006, commemorate 80th Birthday of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, Nobium/Silver
* Bi-metallic 75 Dollar 2006, commemorate 250th Anniversary of the Birth of Mozart, Nobium/Silver,
* Tri-metallic 200 Dollar 2006, commemorate 250th Anniversary of the Birth of Mozart,
Nobium/Silver, Red Gold/White Gold/Red Gold
3. Bi-metallic historical encased piece...... by Cliff Anderson, USA
Since we are considering encased pieces to be an unofficial form of Bi-metallics, here is another historic encased item.
It is an encased 1914 Austrian 1 heller "good luck" token. The surrounding horseshoe inscriptions read: 
“Dein talisman bin ich furwahr ich bring dir gluck durch’s ganze jahr / Wien /
Internat. Kaufmannstag Warenmusterausstellung / I. Wiener – Messe / Andenken”
This "good luck" and souvenir ("Andenken") piece bears various symbols of good fortune, including the head of Mercury,
horseshoe, mushrooms and clover.
But the coin's date, 1914, was of course at the beginning of WWI, which makes one think that the "good luck"
being wished included the wish for victory. Here is another encased 1914 piece, not a coin, showing the same "good luck"
and solidarity wishes between Germany and Austria.

4. Bi-metallic from Martin Peeters, Netherlands
In a French auction catalog of Inumis ( I saw an offer of a Bi-metallic 25 Franc 1935 Bazor.
You can bid on it at (starting bid 1000 Euro !):
In the same auction I saw a very error 1 Euro 1999:

5. The WBCC Bi-metallic Quiz Game Jack Hepler, USA
A Bi-metallic 2006 Russian 10 Roubles features Chitinskaya Oblast, a region in the far eastern reaches of the country.
In the past, this region has been a place where political prisoners were sent in exile, many were put to work in the silver mines
there. The coat of arms for this region may be seen on the coin. Which animal is included in that design?
a.  Tiger
b.  Horse
c.  Bear
d.  Buffalo
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 #529
The Bi-metallic 2006 Russian 10 Roubles featuring Primorski Krai has the image of which animal?
a.  Tiger
b.  Horse
c.  Bear
d.  Dog
The correct answer for question #529 is a, Tiger.

6. 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 12 players in game #528 and the winner was Gabor Toth, WBCC member #80.
7. New Bi- or Tri-metallic Rod Sell, Australia
The new Bi- and Tri-metallic image shown at:
*  France 25 Franc 1935, Bazor.  Image from Martin Peeters
* France 1 Euro 1999, Error.  Image from Martin Peeters
* Encased 1914 piece, not a coin, showing "good luck" token
* Encased 1914 Austrian 1 heller "good luck" token
* British Virgin Islands 2006 $75 Mozart
* British Virgin Islands 2006 $200 Mozart
* British Virgin Islands 2006 $5 Queen's 80th Birthday 
* Russia 2006, 3 and 25 Rouble Mimetall for Tretjakov-Gallery in Moscow

8. 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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