Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club
Newsmail #531

WBCC Newsmail 531 Volume 11, October 14, 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

Past Newsmails can be found at

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. Bi-metallic 10 Baht 2006 from Frans Dubois, Netherlands
Here is the new pictures of the leatest 10 Baht from Thailand, commemorate The Centenary of The Judge Advocate General's Department and it the 43e Bi-metallic 10 Baht from Thailand

2. Bi-metallics from Austria in Martin Peeters, Netherlands
The Austra Mint announced the new Bi-metallics for 2007:
* 25 Euro 2007, Nobium/Silver, commemorate the Austrian Aviation, issue date February 28, 2007
* 2007 Annual set with a 2 Euro commemorate the Rome Treaty, issue date October 10, 2007

3. Bi-metallic 100 pesos from Frans Dubois, Netherlands
The last Bi-metallic 100 pesos from Mexico that was mentioned in the Newsmail was the 100 pesos 2006 - Guerrero. But there was one issued before this one that was not in the Newsmail. It is the 100 pesos of : "Guanajuato". Here is a pictures:
4. Bi-metallic Swiss encased Cliff Anderson, USA
Here is another interesting historical encased coin from Switzerland.
It is a 1948 1 rappen coin, encased in an aluminum ring.  Its "good luck" nature is shown in its inscription:
"Dein Talisman bin Ich KH Fürwahr Ich bring dir gluck durchs ganze jahr", or roughly, "I am your talisman, bringing you luck the whole year."
But the rest of the inscriptions relate to the devaluation of the original Swiss franc.
"Wer den rappen nicht ehrt ist des frankens nicht wert /
Zum Andenken an die Abwertung des schweizerfrankens /
Dem goldfranken zum abschied /
Der Franken ist tot; es lebe der Franken /
1848-26 IX 1936"
I have not attempted to translate these inscriptions verbatim, and I invite other WBCC members to do so. But the above dates, "1848-26 IX 1936", do refer to the Swiss federal monetary system. It was authorized and began in 1848 and survived through the following decades until the Swiss franc was devalued on 27 September 1936, during the Great Depression. The currency was devalued by 30%, following the devaluations of the other international currencies, the British pound, U.S. dollar and the French franc.
This encased piece commemorates that event and the original Swiss franc.

5. Bi-metallic Fantasy Euro' Jose Luis Ramirez, Spain
The below images are from an Euro Fantasy coin from Germany, Estland and Slovenia. Maybe the Bi-metallics were minted by, the authenticity certificate have the logo of Gavia (an image of a bird).
The Bi-metallic Fantasy Euro is a part of the Bundeslander Series
Bi-metallic Fantasy Euro commemorates the travel of Benedict XVI to Bayern
Bi-metallics Fantasy Euro'sare from Estland.
Bi-metallics Fantasy Euro are from from Slovenia.

6. Bi-metallic Pat Clay, USA
I was at the mint in Denver a few weeks ago and saw they had a encased Colorado quarter celebrating their centennial. I bought one and would like to donate it to the WBCC. It can be used for the WBCC Quiz Game.
Here is a scan of it:
7. The WBCC Bi-metallic Quiz Game Jack Hepler, USA
Which country issued a Bi-metallic coin featuring El Arbol de Guacari?
a.  Argentina
b.  Chile
c.  Colombia
d.  Ecuador
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 #530
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
The correct answer for question #530 is d, Buffalo.

8. 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 #529 and the winner was Leandro Del Vecchio, WBCC member #336.
9. New Bi- or Tri-metallic Rod Sell, Australia
The new Bi- and Tri-metallic image shown at:
*  Euro Fantasy coins from Slovenia
* A Euro Fantasy coin from Estland
* The coin commemorates the travel of Benedict XVI to Bayern
* Euro Fantasy coin from Germany
* WBCC 10th Anniversary encased coins
* USA 2006 encased Colorado Quarter
* Thailand 2006 "The Centenary of The Judge Advocate General's Department"
* Switzerland 1948 encased 1 rappen coin

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.
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WBCC Research Centre: Paul Baker, UK.
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WBCC ANA Focal Point: Ray Lockwood, USA.
WBCC Focal Point: Martin Peeters, Netherlands
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