Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club
Newsmail #563

WBCC Newsmail 563 Volume 12, May 26, 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
this week, in Martin’s absence, by Cliff Anderson

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.Future WBCC Martin Peeters, WBCC Focal Point
Starting this week, Martin will be in Ecuador and will also be visiting the Galapagos. 
(It will interesting to see Martin’s photos this time.)
The following WBCC Newsmails will be composed by:
WBCC Newsmail 563 (May 26 – today) 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,
So for NEXT week's WBCC Newsmail items, contact Jack Hepler,

2. Possible new bimetallic from Hungary . . . by Jack Hepler, Gabor Toth, Frans Dubois & Hans Bucek
The attached image was sent to me by Gabor Toth, WBCC #80.  I am trying now to ascertain if it is a true ringed Bi-metallic or a plated coin.  I see that most 5000 Forint coins of Hungary are silver so this one may be silver with a plated rim. 
I have browsed the latest issue of TWOB57, and I not find the following Hungarian Commemorative Coin of the 1956 Hungarian Revolution.
I am not sure if it's a bimetallic or plated coin. To me it seems ringed but from the picture I can't see it. I also never saw this coin before.... I think the only one who can tell you is Gabor.
There is no 5000 Forint Bimetallic issue to commemorate the 1956 revolution.
There is a special set for  that event containing:
50 Ft Copper nickel
500 Ft banknote
5000 Ft silver 925 with gold coloured rim (not bimetallic) ... the one in question
100000 FT gold 986
The price of the set is about 550 Euro, koeszoenni (regards in hungary)
See the images of this new piece at

3.   Russia 2007 3 new 10 roubles  …… by Alexei Malykh
See for images of the newly issued Russian bimetallics for Regions of The Federation.

4. The WBCC Bi-metallic Quiz Game Jack Hepler, USA
The Bi-metallic 20 Kwacha of Malawi was the subject of WBCC Quiz #559.
In that question the subject was identified as farming.  In this week's question, what is the crop being harvested by the farmer?
a.  Cotton.
b.  Peanuts.
c.  Potatoes.
d.  Tea.
Please send your answer to:
Note: See this coin and many others by visiting the WBCC website;
Answer to Bi-metallic Quiz Game question #562
The Bi-metallic 10 Baht of Thailand dated BE2545 (2002) was issued to
commemorate the 20th Boy Scout Jamboree.  What world famous symbol is
shown on this coin?
a.  Dove of Peace.
b.  Flower of the Lily
c.  Cross of St. Stephen.
d.  Flag of Thailand.
The correct answer for question #562 is b; Flower of the Lily or Fleur de Lis.

5. 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 11 players in game #561 and the winner was Ron LaSpisa WBCC member #235.

6.  New Bi-metallic images
These new Bi-metallic images are shown at:
*Russia 2007 3 new 10 roubles  Regions of The Federation.
*Hungary 2006 5000 forint.
*Germany 20th Century Popes
*Sudan 2006 1 piastre
*Vatican 80th Birthday of Pope Benedict XVI and San Marino 2005 medal with
common reverse
*Vatican 80th Birthday of Pope Benedict XVI

7. WBCC Sales Rod Sell, WBCC Sales Pages Provider
Our new WBCC Sales page is now opened. 
The items listed so far can be seen at:
Members are allowed to list up to 20 items for sale. 10 items can be changed each month. Sold items can also be replaced, at the same as the changed items. If sellers will let me know when items are sold, I will place a SOLD next to the items on the page.  Members will be able to change up to 10 items, plus any sold items, from the 1st to 8th of June.

8. WBCC Auction Rod Sell, WBCC Auction Provider
The items listed so far can be seen at:
I am accepting lots for Auction 84, which starts on the 7th July.
This will be the last Auction that I will run.
Members can list up to twenty lots in the auction.
I would suggest members do not list the same lots they have in the For Sale page.

9.  Administrative note and apology --- Cliff Anderson
In preparing today’s newsmail, I’ve discovered that my newly installed software (Microsoft Vista) will not allow pictures to be attached or sent by email.  And I didn’t have enough time to have this corrected before the newsmail’s deadline.  I apologize in not being able show those images.  I hope to have it corrected soon. 
So, for this time, as Rod Sell indicates, please use the link to see the various images:

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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