Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club
Newsmail #542

WBCC Newsmail 542 Volume 11, December 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

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.

Let me start with: A Happy (Bi-metallic) New Year (US, UK, Canada, etc.), Een Gelukkig Nieuwjaar (Netherlands), Kodt nytt år (Norway), Head Uut Aastat (Estland), Onnellista Uuta Vuottai (Finland), Shana Tova (Israel), Ein gutes Neues Jahr (Germany), Felice anno nuovo (Italy), Feliz Año Nuevo (Spain), Saehae Bok Mani Baduseyo (Korea), Boldog Uj Evet (Hungary), chastlivogo Novogo Goda (Russia), Bonne et heureuse nouvelle année (France), Godt nytår (Danmark), Statstny Novy rok (Slovakia), Szczesliwego Nowego Roku (Poland), Um próspero Ano novo (Portugugal), Sretna Nova Godina (Croatia), Stastny ovy Rok  (Czech Republic), Lyckligt Nytt År (Sweden), Laimingu Naujuju Metu (Lithuania), Laimingu jauno gadu (Latvia), Xing nian kuai le (China), SinNiKuaiLo (Taiwan), Manigong Bagong Taon (Philippines), Naya Saal Mubarak (Hindi), Sun Lin Fi Lok (Hong Kong), Nava Valsara Subhasamsakal (India), Próspero Año Nuevo (Spain), šťastnў Novў rok (Czech Republic), kutlu olsun (Turkey), Godt Nyttår (Norway) Ai D Miyllad  Saayed (Arabic), Shana Tova (Hebrew) to ALL and from ALL WBCC members.
1. A new WBCC Martin Peeters, WBCC Focal Point
We have a new WBCC member. Let me introduce her to you:
Name: Savannah Pennepacker (WBCC member #417), USA
Age: 23
Profession: Certified Nurses Aide/Rehab Tech
Hobby: World coins and tokens including many Bi- and/or Tri-metallics
Goal: Maintaining collective as well as spendable cash
Against: Disrespect of others
How did I know about the WBCC: I found out about it from Jack Hepler
2. My new E-mail Rod Sell, Austraia
Please notice, I changed my E-mail address and new is:
3. Bi-metallic from Wolfgang Schuster, Austria
In Norway they are talking about a permanent Bi-metallic NOK 50 coin.

4. Bi-metallic 1 Euro 2008 from Martin Peeters, Netherlands
Here is the design for the Cyprus 1 Euro for 2008. Cyprus is mentioned in Greece and Turkisch language.

5. Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2006 from Martin Peeters, Netherlands
From Portugal is this the 2 Euro 2007 Commemorate Portugals presidency of the EU
In Unc 1.000.000 pieces struck
In BU folder 15.000 pieces, price 15 Euro
and in Proof 5.000 pieces.
6. Bi-metallic Euros from Martin Peeters, Netherlands
Monaco has new circulating types since december 2006. The national face of their Euro coinage has changed, including the Bi-metallic 1 and 2 Euro.
(Source: )
7. Bi-metallic Medal from Rod Sell, Australia
Every November the Brisbane Branch of The Australian Numismatic Society has a dinner. This year Bruce Canning of The Canning Mint attended the dinner and presented everyone with a brass medal. ANS medals are keenly collected by many members. The Canning Mint decided to produce a variety with a silver plug for sale to those members who could not attend the dinner. The mintage  with the silver plug was 40.  The Australian Numismatic Society has since 2003 produced many Bi-metallic medals, (my influence). These can be seen at
8. Bi-metallic Gold plated from Wolfgang Mehlhausen, Germany
Find here a picture of this Russia coin silver 100 Rubel with gold plated seak of Cossaks.
9. The WBCC Bi-metallic Quiz Game Jack Hepler, USA
The Indonesian coat of arms consists of an eagle with a shield on its chest. The eagle is a symbol of creative energy. The shield symbolizes self-defense in struggle and protection of oneself. Five symbols on the shield represent the state philosophy. The golden star in the center of the shield represents belief in the One and Only God. The chain symbolizes just and civilized humanity. The tree, symbolizes the unity of Indonesia. The head of the wild bull represents democracy guided by the wisdom of representatives. The paddy and cotton ears symbolize social justice for all Indonesian people. A palm tree is shown on one side if the coin. What kind of tree is shown in the Coat of Arms of the Bi-metallic 1000 Rupiah coin of Indonesia?
a.  Banyan Tree
b.  Oak Tree
c.  Arbol de Guacari
d.  Breadfruit Tree
Please send your answer to:
Note: See this coin and many others by visiting the WBCC website;
Answer to Bi-metallic Quiz Game question #541
Trees are often incorporated into the design of coins. Which country included a palm tree into the design of a Bi-metallic coin?
a.  Bahrain
b.  Cabinda
c.  Saudi Arabia
d.  Yemen
The correct answer for question #541 is c; Saudi Arabia.

10. New Bi- or Tri-metallic Rod Sell, Australia
The new Bi- and Tri-metallic image shown at:
* Monaco 2006 set
* ANS Brisbane Dinner medal with silver inlay
* Transdnister silver 100 roubles with gold plated inlay
* Tokens issued by Kyle Mutcher
* Portugal 2007 2 euro
* Cyprus 2008 1 euro design
* Mexico 2006 100 peso Michoacan State
* Ukraine 5 hryven
* GB 2007 2 pound
* 2006 Fantasy 2 euros from future members
* Vatican 2007 Fantasy 1 & 2 euros
* Brazillian Coca Cola tokens
* Brazil Coca Cola Tokens
11. WBCC Auction 82 accepting Rod Sell, WBCC Auction Provider
You have only 5 weeks to list lots for Auction 82 which starts on the 3rd February 2007 with WBCC Newsmail 547
The lots listed so far can be seen at:
Members are allowed to list up to 20 lots in each auction. To assist me, please list early and where possible include images of the Bimetallics.
12. TWOB-56 will be send January 1st, Martin Peeters, WBCC Focal Point
The World Of Bi-metallics (TWOB-56) Catalogue is updated, it will be send on January 1st, 2007 by E-mail as an Excel file to the registrated WBCC members

"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:

* 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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