Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club
Newsmail #537

WBCC Newsmail 537 Volume 11, November 25, 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 from Francisco Pascual, Spain
Here is the new Bi-metallic 2 Lari coin from Georgia minted by the national bank: It is Diameter: 27 mm, Weight: 8 g
--Remark WBCC Research Centre Paul Baker: More info in:,%201-2-larianebi.pdf
2. Bi-metallic 2 Pounds from United Kingdom Martin Peeters, Netherlands
The British Royal Mint issues 2 new Bi-metallic 2 Pounds dated 2007
* Celebrating The Abolition of the Slave Trade
* Commemorating the Act of Union that brought together the nations of Scotland and England under one Parliament.
For more info look at:
3. Bi-metallics from Mikola Bogdanov, Switzerland
There are two new Bi-metallic coins from Tajikistan. There are 5 Somoni (15 year of Independent) and 3 Somoni (2700 yars of Kuljab)
4. Bi-metallic from Finland Reijo Saine, Finland
I got two extra Collector Coin: "Finland's EU Presidency 2006", 5 Euro from Moneta Finland.
Finland took over the EU Presidency on 1 July 2006. It will chair Countil meetings and represent the Union through the latter part of 2006. The Mint of Finland Ltd celebrates Finland's EU Presidency with a 5 euro Bi-metallic collector coin.
Face value 5 Euro
Diameter 27,25 mm
Metall CuNi25
Weight 9,81 g
Quality BU
Mintage 100'000
Design Reijo Paavilainen (This guy is living here on the same village where I live!!!)
5. Bi-metallic 10 Sheqel 2006 from Martin Peeters, Netherlands
Israel has issued the annual Hannukka set 2006/5767 named "Greek Jewry". The set (Blisterpack) costs 39 US$.
The 5767-2006 Hanukka Coin Set celebrates the Jewish Community of Greece, the roots of which goes back more than 2,000 years. The colorful presentation folder relates in brief the history of the community and its culture. The set includes each of the circulation coins of Israel minted in the year 5767, with the word Hanukka and a tiny Menorah mint mark. In addition, the set included a special Half Sheqel coin engraved with a Hanukka Lamp from Corfu, a community that was almost completely destroyed in the Holocaust. The Greek Jewry Hanukka Mint Set continues the tradition of sets of Hanukka coins dedicated to different Jewish communities in the Diaspora. These sets make excellent “Hanukka Gelt” gifts
You can order the set at:
6. Bi-metallic from Eelco Soeteman, Netherlands
The following E-mail I recieved from Banque centrale du Luxembourg;
Luxembuorg, Novemner 2006
Dear Madam, Dear Sir,
The “Banque centrale du Luxembourg” has the honour to announce the issue of a silver-titanium coin, which is dedicated to the 150th anniversary of the Council of State. The coin is protected in a capsule and is contained in a blister presenting some information on the Council of State. The edition of the coin is limited to 4 000.
The coin will be available at the price of 60 € as from  November 27, 2006 at the counters of the BCL, 2, Boulevard Royal, L-2983 Luxembourg, opening hours : 8.30 a.m.-12.15 p.m. and 1.30 p.m.- 4.00 p.m. Exceptionally the counters will remain opened during the lunch break on Monday 27th November. Payments can only be performed in cash.
For further information on the issued coin, please visit the web pages “Numismatic products” of the BCL’s web site:
7. Bi-metallic MTT from the Frans Dubois, Netherlands
Saturday December 17 there will be a mobile Mintpress in the Dutch city Hardinxveld-Giessendam and there will be issued 250 pieces of a Bi-metallic MTT in coin alignement and 250 in medal alignement. These numbers are strictly limited.
The special Bi-metallic MTT is issued for the 50 anniversery of the cooperation between Hardinxveld and Giessendam.
It is called '2 Hoepje"and has a value of 2 Euro and people can pay with it in 2007 in the Dutch city Hardinxveld-Giessendam
8. Bi-metallics and Benjamin Muniz, Spain
During the joining of the kernel/ring: The kernel is bigger so when it's joined to the ring, the metal flows inwards, and produces a kind of rim, like when the upsetting mill creates the rim pressing the edge of the planchet. In the other hand the ring metal in the joining flows outwards so the hole looks off-center.
It's just an hypothesis, maybe the joining fails at all if the kernel is very big. If anyone knows how this error is produced contact me at
Bigger in diameter kernel
Thanks to 'MOSKI'
Bigger in diameter kernel (Joined Planchet prior to strike)
Thanks to 'VARIANTES'
More error at WBCC error library
9. The WBCC Bi-metallic Quiz Game Jack Hepler, USA
The Coat of Arms of the Bi-metallic 100 Pesos States First Series from the state of Baja California Sur shows what kind of living creature?
a.  Condor
b.  Fish
c.  Deer
d.  Turtle
Please send your answer to:
Note: See this coin and many others by visiting the WBCC website;
Answer to Bi-metallic Quiz Game question #536
The seventh coin in the Bi-metallic 100 Pesos States Second Series is from the state of Coahuila de Zaragoza. This coin shows several items of importance or interest.  What animal can be found on this coin?
a.  Condor
b.  Horse
c.  Deer
d.  Turtle
The correct answer for question #536 is d; Turtle. Many players had a problem with this question. I think some were looking at the Series I coin instead of the Series II.

10. 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 18 players in game #535 and the winner was Andres Rossi, WBCC member #370.
11. New Bi- or Tri-metallic Rod Sell, Australia
The new Bi- and Tri-metallic image shown at:
* Finland 2006 5 Euro
* UK 2007 coins
* Georgia 2006 2 Lari
* Nigeria 2006 bimetallics.

"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 will attend the following future International events:

* International Coinfair 2006, December 10th 2006,
Numismatica Herentals, Belgium,

* World Money Fair 2007, February 2 till 4, 2007 at Berlin in the Estrel Convention Center, Germany,

* Open Day of The Royal Dutch Mint 2007, June 9th. 2007, Utrecht, The Netherlands

* 7th Northern Coin Event 2007, Saturday, September 15th 2007, Assen, The Netherlands


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