Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club
Newsmail #548

WBCC Newsmail 548 Volume 12, February 10, 2007

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- and Tri-metallics. I hope you enjoy reading
this week's issue of the WBCC Newsmail. 
While I was in Berlin, last week's WBCC Newsmail 547 was composed and send by Jack Hepler in the US, well done Jack !
1. A new WBCC Martin Peeters, WBCC Focal Point
We have a new WBCC member. Let me introduce him to you:
Name: Ezio Bianco (WBCC member #422), Italy
Age: 66
Profession: President of International Mint Srl
Hobby:  To coin particular and special (Bi-metallic) coins.
Goal: To always improve, more and more and more
Against: Ignorant counterfeiters of coins.
How did I know about the WBCC: Through the member Fabio Guerrieri.
2. Bi-metallic change in Francisco Pascual, Spain
The Central Bank is changing the composition of the coins. A new Bi-metallic coin of 50 centavos will be available in September, smallest than the actual "monometallic" coin and the actual Bi-metalic 1 Peso coin, the new piece of 50 Centavos will have a yellow ring with a silvered center.
Pero los cambios más drásticos están previstos para setiembre, cuando se lanzarán nuevas monedas de 50 centavos, más pequeñas y con un doble
anillo -como las de un peso- pero con los colores invertidos: plateada con el borde dorado, lo que la hará más segura y más difícil de falsificar. Y las de 25 centavos serán más pequeñas
Complete article in spanish here:
3. Bi-metallics in Ebay (1) Jose Ramirez, Spain
The following unusual Bi-metallics I saw in Ebay:
Cape of Dakhla 5 and 10 Pesos 2006
--Remark WBCC Focal Point: Cape of Dakhla is a part of Morocco. According the seller he bought these coins from a seller in USA and sure it struck in USA.

4. Bi-metallic in Ebay (2) Jose Ramirez, Spain
Look at this Auction:
The metals are inverted than the original coin.
5. Bi-metallic in Ebay (3) Martin Peeters, Netherlands
Never saw before these 5 Bi-metallic Testtokens 2001 in a promotionset from the German firm Krupp VDM.
Here is a picture of one of the Bi-metallic 5 testtokens
6. Bi-metallic Fantasy Euro's from Vatican Jose Ramirez, Spain
I have obtained these two Bi-metallic medals from Vatican City.
7. Bi-metallic Fantasy Euro's. from Jose Ramirez, Spain
I have obtained this Bi-metallic token minted by International Mint. The center is made with copper.
8. Bi-metallic Europia and So Called Dollars from Martin Peeters, Netherlands
* A very interesting link to Bi-metallic Eutopia Dollar:
* A very interesting link to Bi-metallic So Called (Brickford) Dollars
a. HK-833 - Aluminum, Brass center. (Previously listed as bronze center or plug; known both holed and unholed).
b. HK-834 - Same, but dashes on obverse are replaced by mound bearing Gold / and / Silver, Bronze center
c. HK-835 - Same as last, but Brass center
d. HK-836 - Aluminum, Brass center
e. HK-837 - Same as last, but Bronze center
9. Bi-metallic medal from Martin Peeters, Netherlands
In the German coinpaper "Muenzen Und Papirgeld" I saw a picture of a Bi-metallic meddal dated 2006 of the Numismatic Society StollBerg, it commomorates 40 years Numismatic Society.
10. The WBCC Bi-metallic Quiz Jack Hepler, USA
In next week's WBCC Newsmail again a nice question to answer
11. New Bi- or Tri-metallic Rod Sell, WBCC Webmaster
The new Bi- and Tri-metallic image shown at:
* Germany  Stollberg Numismatic Soc
* Vatican Medals
* Italy VIP Games token
* Cabo Dakhla ? set
* Australia 2007 1 Dollar, One Johanna, silver with gold plated centre
12. WBCC Auction 82 last Rod Sell, WBCC Auction Provider
Auction 82 is now in it's last day. The 107 interesting lots listed can be viewed at:
This Auction will close on the 10th February at 11PM Sydney time. All NEW bids will have to be received before 10 PM, rebids where you have been out bid will be accepted up to 11PM.
Please email your bids to me at
I suggest you place maximum bids where possible. I will raise your bid as required to your maximum. If you are placing maximum bids make sure they fit the increments. For example, between $20 and $50 bids will rise by $2 per increment, so a maximum of $25 does not fit and will be rounded down to $24.
13. Request from an Editor of Coin Martin Peeters, WBCC Focal Point
The following request I received from Jeff Starck of Coin World, United States of America

I have a request for you.
Could you please ask WBCC readers in the next newsmail (Friday Feb. 9?) to respond to me for a story in Coin World about the euro currency.
Jan. 1, 2007 was the fifth anniversary of the changeover in the-then 12 eurozone nations.
A recent poll finds that many people in the eurozone still yearn for or miss the legacy currencies.
We'd love to have collector/citizen reaction from those who live in the eurozone. Do they prefer the euro or miss the legacy currency? Or are their thoughts in between.
I want to hear whatever people think, good, bad or indifferent.
All I ask is those who respond understand their thoughts could appear in a story, and I would like to ask which country they are in.
They may reply to my Coin World e-mail address:
I'd gladly answer any questions they have about the story.

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 2008, February1 to 3, 2008 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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