Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club
Newsmail #539

WBCC Newsmail 539 Volume 11, December 9, 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. The WBCC at a International Martin Peeters, Netherlands
Tomorrow, december 10,  the WBCC will attend the  International Coinfair in the Belgium city Herentals. Together with Frans Dubois I will go to Belgium and present the WBCC there with our own booth. The coinfair opens at 9. If you want to know more please take a look at:
2. Bi-metallic from Ghana a Paul Baker, UK
The Bank of Ghana recently annouced that in July 2007 new coins will be introduced. They will be denominated in Ghana Cedis. With 10000 Cedis to one Ghana Cedi. The new currency unit, the Ghana Cedi, will dived into 100 Ghana Pesewas. The coins will be of 1, 5, 10, 20 and 50 Ghana Pesewas. No other details of the coins were given, however it would seem quite possible that the coins of 50 Ghana Pesewas will be Bi-metallic.
3. Bi-metallic 1000 Bolivar from Martin Peeters, Netherlands
In the R.C.C. Newsgroup was a message dated december 4, 2006, about  the new Bi-metallic 1000 Bolivar from Venuzuela:
it says:
Venezuela launches new coin
The Venuzuelan Central Bank on Monday began circulating nine million new 1,000-bolivar (46.5 U.S. cents) coins, which will gradually replace the existing banknote, the bank said. The center of the new coin is made from a copper-nickel alloy and the outer ring from an alloy of tin, copper and aluminum, bearing the inscription BCV 1000. Its size is smaller than the existing 500-bolivar (23.5-cent) coin. The bank didn't explain why the coin with a larger face value would be smaller but observers said it was likely a step to reduce the introduction price of the new money.
Source: Xinhua
4. Bi-metallic Euros from Gerhard Schon, Germany
Here are  pictures of the 2006 Bi-metallic 1 and 2 Euro coins from Monaco.
These coins are one year types (next years will have the new map of  Europe), Proof only, Mintage is 11,000 pcs.
5. Bi-metallic pattern from Francisco Pascual, Spain
Here is a picture of the Mexico 2000 Pesos 1991 pattern, that was destined to enter in circulation but with the introduction of the New Peso was destroyed. KM#Pn250

6. Bi-metallic advertising Cliff Anderson, USA
Though this item is made from "vulcanized truck fiber", it is bimetallic in having two different colored halves. The obverse shows a Native American bust, ringed with the words "Genuine National Vulcanized Trunk Fiber". And as shown on the reverse, this token was issued by the National Vulcanized Fiber Company of Wilmington, DE.
So this advertising piece served to demonstrate the strength of this material, while calling attention to its manufacturer.
The history of the National Vulcanized Fiber (originally spelled Fibre) Company is traced to 1795 in Yorklyn, NJ.  Though this piece appears to be at least 50 years old (possibly pre-WWII), the company is still functioning today, continuing to produce fiber products used in furniture production, batteries, circuit breakers and other industrial items.
As stated by the company itself, "vulcanized fiber is manufactured using 100% recycled cotton waste from the garment industry.  The vulcanization process produces a homogenous plastic like product that has literally thousands of uses from the end caps on 9 volt batteries to fuse tubes in nearly every circuit breaker design worldwide.  Vulcanized fiber is produced in roll form, and can then be laminated into thick sheet, rolled into tubes, or molded into rods.  It has been used for paper clips, trash and utility cans, silent gears, fireman's helmets . . . Over the years, NVF has expanded its product line and facilities to address the changing marketplace for engineered plastics and electrical/electronic insulations."
7. Bi-metallic in Martin Peeters
If you take a look at:
This auction is for a Bi-metallic Bickford token
8. The WBCC Bi-metallic Quiz Game Jack Hepler, USA
Wheat is often incorporated into the design of coins. Corn is found in the design of a few coins and rice is also sometimes used. Which country incorporated all three grains into the design of a Bi-metallic coin that honored the World Food Program?
a.  Thailand
b.  China
c.  Italy
d.  Colombia
Please send your answer to:
Note: See this coin and many others by visiting the WBCC website;
Answer to Bi-metallic Quiz Game question #538
Some experts call this eagle the Eagle of Saladin. Others call the symbol the Hawk of Qureish. What country has this symbol in a slightly modified form on a Bi-metallic coin issued in 1995?
a.  Iran
b.  Syria
c.  Jordan
d.  Libya
The correct answer for question #538 is b; Syria.

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 ten players in game #537 and the winner was Jose Lopez, WBCC member #281.
10. New Bi- or Tri-metallic Rod Sell, Australia
The new Bi- and Tri-metallic image shown at:
* Monaco 1 and 2 Euro 2006
* Bogus 2006 Guernsey 2 Pounds. Kings of England
* National Vulcanized Fibre Token
* Canada Toronto Transit Token

"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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