WBCC Newsmail 548 Volume
12, February 10, 2007
Composed with help from
members of the
Worldwide Bi-metallic Collectors
and weekly published by:
Netherlands, Focal Point of
Past Newsmails can be found at http://www.wbcc-online.com/newsmail/wbccnews.html
Dear WBCC members and non WBCC members,
Welcome into the World of Bi- and Tri-metallics. I hope you enjoy
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 member........by Martin Peeters, WBCC Focal Point
We have a new WBCC member. Let me introduce him to you:
Name: Ezio Bianco (WBCC member #422), Italy
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 Argentina......by 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).......by 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)........by Jose Ramirez, Spain
Look at this Auction:
The metals are inverted than the original coin.
5. Bi-metallic in Ebay (3).......by 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 City......by Jose Ramirez,
I have obtained these two Bi-metallic medals from Vatican City.
7. Bi-metallic Fantasy Euro's. from Italy......by Jose Ramirez,
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 USA......by Martin
* 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 Germany...by 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 Game...by Jack Hepler, USA
In next week's WBCC Newsmail again a nice question to answer
11. New Bi- or Tri-metallic images...by 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 day.............by Rod Sell, WBCC Auction
Auction 82 is now in it's last day. The 107 interesting lots listed can
be viewed at: http://wbcc-online.com/auction/auction82.html
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 World...by Martin Peeters, WBCC
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
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
Collectors Club using the Internet.
Goal of the WBCC is exchange Bi-metallics
and exchange knowledge about Bi-metallics
WBCC Webmaster & Auction
Provider, Rod Sell, Australia.
WBCC DoCu-Centre: Frans Dubois, Netherlands.
WBCC Public Relations:
WBCC Research Centre:
WBCC Developement Centre:
WBCC ANA Focal Point:
WBCC Focal Point: Martin Peeters,
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, http://www.worldmoneyfair.ch/wmf/english/index.html
* Open Day of The Royal Dutch Mint 2007, June 9th. 2007, Utrecht,
* 7th Northern Coin Event 2007, Saturday, September 15th 2007, Assen,
The Netherlands http://www.muntmanifestatie.nl