Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club
Newsmail #553

WBCC Newsmail 553 Volume 12, March 17, 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, Tri and Quad-metallics. I hope you enjoy reading
this week's issue of the WBCC Newsmail. 

1. A new WBCC Martin Peeters, WBCC Focal Point
We have a new WBCC member. Let me introduce him to you:
Name: Milton John Kleim, Jr. (WBCC member #425), USA
Age: 36
Profession: Social Worker
Hobby: World Coins, with emphasis on Bullion Bi-metallic Coins
Goal: Find every interesting bullion multi-metallic on Earth!
Against: I try to stay positive!
How did I know about the WBCC: During an intensive Google search for anything & everything Bi-metallic
2. Message from your WBCC Focal Point, Martin Peeters, Netherlands
This weekend, on sunday, I change my provider and my new E-mail adress will changed then in
All the messages to will be send for 1 year to my new E-mail adress.
3. Bi-metallic from Fran Pascual, Spain
The next January 2008, new coins will be put into circulation in Venezuela: 1.000 Bolívares = 1 Bolívar Fuerte.
The coins will be in facial values of:
1 Bolívar Fuerte (Bi-metallic, with nickel/brass ring and copper/nickel
50 Céntimos
25 Céntimos
12,5 Céntimos
10 Céntimos
5 Céntimos
1 Céntimo
"Bolivar Fuerte will have the same bimetallic design like Euro and Brasilian
"Coins of one and twelve and a half cents will be put in circulation"

4. Bi-metallic Euro's 2007 from Martrin Peeters, Netherlands
By European Law of June 2005 the Euro countries are allowed to put their initials on the Euro coins Finland will have in the future the FI on their 2007 Euro's. Here is the picture:
5. Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2006 Rob Kooy, Netherlands
In a press release of the Finland Mint ( ) one can read the following:
During the last days of the year 2006, a batch of faulty two euro coins has been delivered through the production process of Mint of Finland Ltd. These coins have the national side of year 2006. The common or reverse side of the coin contains the expanded euromap taken officially into use in the beginning of 2007.
The deviation in the production has been traced by studying the bookkeeping for raw materials and tools, as well as with the help of batch follow-ups conducted by the laboratory. The occurred was discovered to be a human error in the changing of dies during the production process. The size of the deviating coin batch has been defined to 55 000 pieces, with a countervalue of 110 000 euros. The share of the deviating batch of all the two euro coins in circulation is minor.
Mint of Finland regrets this deviation in the production of two euro coins, cross-checks the production process and has taken action to regain the faulty production batch. However, according to the Bank of Finland, the fault in the coins does not affect their use as means of payment.

6. Bi-metallics from Jose Luis Ramirez, Spain
Some words about this Italian region Padania taken from Wikipedia.
“Padania is an alternative name for Northern Italy, which was sparingly used until the beginning of the 1990s, when the Northern League political party (in Italian, Lega Nord) proposed it as the denomination of a common homeland for northern Italians dissatisfied with the Italian state government. Therefore, since the 1990s the term carries strong political implications in the Italian context.”
There are too many bank notes, stamps and coins, of course bimetallic too.
You can see these collectibles coins in  with images and mintages of each coin. There are some Bi-metallic 1 and 2 Fantasy Euro's, and the last coin added is a 3 Leghe trimetallic coin. As. Col. Pa. is an association of collectors of Padania (“Associazione Collezionisti Padani”) that have minted these coins from some years ago. Some of these coins were minted by International Mint ( ).

7. Bi-metallic 2 Euro's commemorate 50 years Rome Martin Peeters, Netherlands
Refering to WBCC Newsmail 552 item 2 about the 2 Euro's commemorate 50 years Rome Treaty is here a better picture of Luxembourg 2 Euro 2007, commemorate 50 years Rome Treaty with the latent  picture of Duke Henri.
and WBCC member Rob Kooy send me the pictures of the Dutch and Belgium pieces:
9. The WBCC Bi-metallic Quiz Game Jack Hepler, USA
The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) is a regional group of countries, founded on May 28, 1975 when 16 West African countries signed the Treaty of Lagos. Its mission is to promote economic integration. The current 15 member states of ECOWAS are Benin, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Ivory Coast, The Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, and Togo. Bi-metallic coins of the West African States have agricultural produces incorporated into the design. Which of the following may be found on the Bi-metallic 500 Francs (FCFA) of the West African States?
a.  Apples
b.  Bananas
c.  Cacao
d.  Olives
Please send your answer to:
Note: See this coin and many others by visiting the WBCC website; 
Answer to Bi-metallic Quiz Game question #552
Sudan recently released a new Bi-metallic coin, 50 Piastres. What bird is featured on this coin?
a.  Eagle of Saladin
b.  Hawk of Qureish
c.  Swan
d.  Dove
The correct answer for question #552 is d; Dove.

10. WBCC Quiz Game Jack Hepler, USA
A Bi-metallic prize will 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 14 players in game #551 and the winner was Leandro Del Vecchio, WBCC member #336.

11. New Bi-, Tri-, or Tetra-metallic Rod Sell, WBCC Webmaster
The new Bi-, Tri-, or Tetra-metallic image shown at:
*  MTTs from Padania
12. WBCC Auction 83 acceptong Rod Sell, WBCC Auction Provider
I am accepting lots for Auction 83 which starts on the 7th April 2007 with WBCC Newsmail 555. The lots listed so far can be seen at:
Please email your lots to me at Members are allowed to list up to 20 lots in each auction.


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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