Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club
Newsmail #560

WBCC Newsmail 560 Volume 12, May 5, 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 introcude him to you:
Name: Walter A. Bradford (WBCC member #430), USA
Age: 47
Profession: Construction Management - Part Time Coin & Currency Dealer
Hobby: Numismatics, History. The Bi-metalics do offer a wholely different field of collecting.
Goal: Learn about Bi-metalic coinage as I deal in world coinage and want to be able to offer accurate information and inventory to my customers
Against: War
How did you know about the WBCC: I buy from Joel Anderson and he had information on his site about your organization, I visited your site, was interested asked to join
2. Future WBCC Martin Peeters, WBCC Focal Point
Because of my vacation the following WBCC Newsmail will be composed and send of the following:
WBCC Newsmail 563 (May 26) composed by Cliff Anderson.
WBCC Newsmail 564( June 2) composed by Jack Hepler,
WBCC Newsmail 565 (June 9) Composed by Cliff Anderson,
WBCC Newsmail 566 (June 16) Composed by Martin Peeters,
3. Bi-metallic from Francisco Pascual, Spain
Tthe next July, the Bank of Ghana will put in circulation a new family of New Ghanain Cedis (10.000 Cedis = 1 New Ghanian Cedis) Here is an image of the Bi-metallic coin of 1 New Cedi.
4. Bi-metallic pattern from Michael Kaplan, USA
I found in an article amoung various Azerbaidjan patterns a 50 qapik 1993 in Bi-metallic version. it is rare.

5. Bi-metallic 10 Bhat from Frans Dubois, Netherlands
There is again a new 10 bath from Thailand, for the World Health Organization "In Honour of Her Majesty Queen Sirikit's Outstanding Contribution to Promoting Human Health through Food Safety. August 9,2005."
6. Bi-metallic Fake Gunpowder Plot 2 Pound Paul Baker, UK
For many years now a small percentage of the Nickel-Brass 1 Pound coins in circulation in Great Britain have been counterfeit ones. Once in a while, perhaps as often as once every two months, I get one in my change.
Sometimes they have the wrong reverse design and/or edge inscription for the date shown on the obverse. Often they have an odd die rotation instead of the correct zero degrees. The other day, for the first time, I got a fake Bi-metallic 2  Pound coin in my change.
A quite good cast copy of the Gunpowder Plot  commemorative type of 2005. There are not many fake 2 Pound coins about and I had never before even heard of a fake of this particular type. Design details on both sides and on the edge were all correct as was the die  rotation, though details were not too sharp and the faces not entirely flat. The piece had a diameter of 28.7mm, a bit bigger than the correct 28.4mm diameter. The mass was very close to the required 12.00 grams and likely within the allowed tolerance, whatever that may be. The piece had been made throughout from some sort of alloy that is brighter/whiter than  Copper-Nickel. The "ring" section of the piece was covered with some sort of Gold coloured coating. If more of the coating had been worn off the piece then perhaps it would have been capable of arousing the suspicions of the general public, but being as most of the coating was intact they would not notice anything. The public here do not seem bothered about the fake 1 Pound coins nor do they seem capable of noticing them.
7. Bi-metallic Fantasy Euro' Jose Luis Ramirez, Spain
I have found a new one set of these fantasy coins.
The Vatican set is in a folder made by a german company named BTN

8. Bi-metallic tokens from Jose Luis Ramirez, Spain
I have bought these Schuler Bi-metallic tokens.
* Number 1
Diameter: 25,5 mm
Weight: 9,6 gr.
Edge: plain
* Number 2
Diameter: 26,0 mm
Weight: 9,9 gr.
Edge: plain
Both tokens conmemorates the last World Football Championship.
9. Jamestown Encased Jack Hepler, USA
WBCC members may now order the Jamestown Celebration Encased Quarters produced by the Alexandria Coin Club and the Rappahannock Area Coin Club For ACC specimens send your check or  money for $5.75 (includes postage in the USA) along with your mailing address information  to George Watson, P.O. Box 1146, Springfield, VA 22151.
Discussion and questions  about this purchasing arrangement can be forwarded to this address or his email
RACC specimens' cost will be $5.50 each which includes shipping and handling in the U.S.  For foreign deliveries,  please contact Steve Holt,
He can accept PayPal. His Paypal account is _SBStores@aol.com_ .
10. Interesting Martin Peeters, WBCC Focal Point
Paul Baker did send me an interesting link:
Unfortunally in Francj Language

11. The WBCC Bi-metallic Quiz Game Jack Hepler, USA
The Bi-metallic 20 Kwachas of Sudan in 2006 incorporates what kind of animal into the design?
a.  Lion
b.  Horse
c.  Unicorn
d.  Bovid ruminant
Please send your answer to:
Note: See this coin and many others by visiting the WBCC website; 
Answer to Bi-metallic Quiz Game question #559
Two Bi-metallic coins were issued by Malawi in 2006.  The Ten Kwacha coin shows men performing what task?
a.  Farming
b.  Fishing
c.  Fighting
d.  Football
The correct answer for question #559 is a; Farming.

12. 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 eight players in game #558 and the winner was Hans Bucek WBCC member #66.
13. WBCC Auction Rod Sell, WBCC Auction Provider
After the end of Auction 84 in July, I will start a  "FOR SALE" page  This  page will replace the Auctions. Members will each be allowed to list up to 20 lots. The page format will be very similar the the Auctions. Members Name with an email link will be at the top of their items for sale. Each item will be numbered 1 to 20 and a thumbnail image will be shown.  A click on the thumbnail will show a larger image.
10 items can be changed every month, plus sold items can be replaced.  Sold  items will be removed from the page as soon as I am advised of their sale.
I can accept items for this page from now, however I would suggest you list them first in Auction 84.
I hope this will be more useful to members than the Auctions. It will mean members can buy the coins at any time and ellers will also have more time to sell their items. I also hope more members will take this opportunity to sell their spares.
No doubt the operations of this page will develop after we have had a chance to see how it can be improved. If you have any suggestions please email them to me at


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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