Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club
Newsmail # 1000

 

WBCC Newsmail 1000,  October 10 , 2015
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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 http://www.wbcc-online.com/newsmail/wbccnews.html
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Dear WBCC members and non WBCC members,

Welcome into the World of Bi-, Tri- and Tetra-metallics. I hope you enjoy reading this week's issue of the WBCC Newsmail.

1. Worldwide Bi-metallic Collectors Club reaches milestone....by Martin Peeters, WBCC Focal Point
Today, October 10, 2015, the Worldwide Bi-metallic Collectors Club reaches an unique milestone and a Worldrecord in the Internet by publishing WBCC Newsmail 1000.
This means 1000 weeks IN A ROW news about Bi-, Tri-, and Tetra-metallics and this with help of many WBCC members all over the World
To make it more unique there is a special Bi-metallic made by Penny Mint in the USA, read the following

2. Worldwide Bi-metallic Collectors Club Bi-metallic medallion.... by Jack Helper, WBCC Development Centre
A Bi-metallic medallion has been designed and produced to honor the publication of the Worldwide Bi-metallic Collectors Club Newsmail 1000th Edition.

One hundred of these medallions will be minted by the Penny Press Mint, the President of which is also a member of the WBCC. 
The medallion will feature a brass center showing the WBCC logo on one side and a newly designed legend on the other side that acknowledges the 1000
continuously issued Newsmails.  Specimens of this medallion will be available directly from the minter at a cost of 7.50 US$ plus shipping. 
Please send orders or inquiries to Penny Press Mint, P.O. Box 633, Spanish Fork, Utah 84660 or pennypressmint@yahoo.com or kelly@regencymint.com
Also paypall possible:  encasedcoins@yahoo.com

3. Worldwide Bi-metallic Collectors Club, 1000th WBCC Newsmail....by Rod Sell, WBCC Webmaster
Thinking back over the past 19 years, I could not imagine then, that we would still be going strong 1000 WBCC Newsmails later.  Hind sight always  suggests
better ways of doing things.  I think the website would be a little different from what it is today.  The image library would definitely be more country orientated.
However the tools and speed of connectivity today, makes it much easier than it was in the early days.  When we started, we were all on landlines and it took
quite a time, for just one small image to appear.  Also the disk and memory space in computers, were very small in comparison to today.
When I first joined, I had a goal of trying to get every known Bi-metallic.  I am sure most members then, had the same goal.  Today none of us has that goal,
or even the ability to get a large percentage of the Bi-metallics produced.  Not that most of us would want to collect them all.
The fact that we have archived all the newsmails, means that members can go back and read every WBCC Newsmail from the the start up one which is
WBCC Newsmail 0.  Reading through them, gives one a good idea of collecting Bi-metallics at that time.
Where to from here.  For me it is time to slowly start disposing of some of my collection.  So if members are looking for any specific bimetallic, email me
at rodsell@rodsell.com and if I have it and we can reach a fair price I will sell it. 
The WBCC has always been an information sharing club and I am sure this will continue.The more information that is passed to Martin, the more that can be
shared with the members.  So members keep on sending the information and images.
Our next next milestone will be WBCC 20th Anniversary, in 11 months.  So members happy hunting and I hope you can find that missing piece for your collection.

4. Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2016 from Latvia.....by Martin Peeters, The Netherlands
Latvia will issue Bi-metallic 2 Euro's dedicated to their regions
As is clear from a contract published on the website of the Bank of Latvia, for the design and modeling in plaster of the new Bi-metallic 2 Euro coins memorial,
to be issued in the coming years, in total five, four will be dedicated to each of regions that make up the country and what will be their last Counties

Following the order announced, given that we already have two coins to be issued Latvia in 2016. The first serious already known, in which a cow is shown,
in recognition of the dairy industry in the country and the second is dedicated to the Vidzeme region.


5. Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2015 from Luxembourg........by Martin Peeters, The Netherlands
Here a picture of the Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2015 from Luxembourg commemorate 125 anniversary Nassau-Weilburg dynasty


6. Bi-metallic nominees for the 2016 Coin of the Year awards................by Bob Fritsch, USA
Krause Publications, a leading producer of coin and paper money books, magazines, events and online products, has announced the 100 nominees
for the 2016 Coin of the Year awards (COTY).
Each year, the awards honor the best in coin design from around the world. The awards will be presented during a ceremony Feb. 6, 2016, at the
World Money Fair in Berlin, Germany.
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Bi-Metallic of the Year awards (BOTY).
Austria - KM# 3227, 25 Euro, Silver and Niobium, Evolution
Canada - KM# 1768, 5 Dollars, Silver and Niobium, Rose
Falkland Islands - KM# 171, 2 Pounds, Bi-Metallic, 100th anniversary of the Battle of the Falkland Islands
Finland - KM# 208, 5 Euro, Bi-Metallic, Loon
Germany - KM# 334, 2 Euro, Bi-Metallic, Lower Saxony - St. Michael's Church
Greece - KM# 260, 2 Euro, Bi-Metallic, 150th anniversary of the Ionian Islands Transfer
Malta - KM# 150, 2 Euro, Bi-Metallic, 50th anniversary of Independence
Poland - Y# 904, 5 Zlotych, Bi-Metallic, 25 years of freedom
Singapore - KM# 317, 5 Dollars, Bi-Metallic, Latent image of 2014
Slovakia - KM# 134, 2 Euro, Bi-Metallic, 10th anniversary of entry to the European Union
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7. Bi-metallic Quiz Game #1000….…by Jack Hepler, USA
The very first WBCC Newsmail issue was on 14 September 1996. In this issue, Martin Peeters, Focal Point, named how many people who expressed
interest in starting a Bi-metallic Collectors Club? Do not include Martin or Frans Dubois in this answer. 
See this coin and others at the WBCC website:  http://wbcc-online.com  Please send your answer to: heplerj@juno.com.

WBCC Quiz Game Prize
A special certificate will be awarded for correct answers to this Quiz Question.
Bi-metallic Quiz question #999
The State of Hidalgo Coat of Arms is shown on a Bi-metallic 100 Pesos of Mexico in 2005.  The official CoA shown below pictures something that looks like two black cannon balls flanking a yellow drum in the design.  However, the coin image is different.  What is shown on the coin?
Answer:  Three ellipses

8. Super Quiz #37…………by Jack Hepler, USA
There is an architectural structure in the southern hemisphere that is featured on a circulating Bi-metallic coin of a country in the northern hemisphere. 
Name the structure and the coin on which it is featured.

Answer to Super Quiz #36
There are at least seven countries with Bi-metallic coins incorporating the image of a bridge.  Name four and the body of water under the bridge.
China: Macau Bridge: Pearl River
Czech: Charles Bridge: Vitava River
Finland: Lumberjack: Kemijok River
Hong Kong: Tsing Ma: Ma Wan Channel
Hungary: Chain Bridge: Danube River
Japan: Hakata Bridge: Sea of Japan
Russia: Several bridges and waters
Turkey: Bosporus Bridge: Bosporus Strait
There were five players in this game.
The winner is John Veltmeyer, WBCC member #87

9. New Bi-, Tri-, or Tetra-metallic images...by Rod Sell, WBCC Webmaster
The new Bi-, Tri-, or Tetra-metallic images are shown at:
http://wbcc-online.com/new-releases/new-images.html

"See you" next week,
Martin Peeters, Focal Point of the Worldwide Bi-metallic Collectors Club wbcc@hotmail.nl

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-, Tri-, and Tetra-metallics and
exchange knowledge about Bi-, Tri-, and Tetra-metallics

WBCC Organisation:
WBCC Webmaster: Rod Sell, Australia, 
rodsell@rodsell.com
WBCC DoCu-Centre: Frans Dubois, Netherlands, dubois.f@wxs.nl
WBCC Research Centre: Paul Baker, UK, 85@wbcc.fsnet.co.uk
WBCC Developement Centre: Jack Hepler, USA, heplerj@juno.com

WBCC Public Relations Centre: Max Aiello, Italy,  wbcc73@gmail.com
WBCC Focal Point ANA Conventions: Ray Lockwood, USA, sunrayofmarion@aol.com
WBCC Focal Point: Martin Peeters, The Netherlands, wbcc@hotmail.nl
 
The WBCC will attend the following future International events:
* 45th World Money Fair, 5 till 7 February 2016, Berlin, Germany
http://www.worldmoneyfair.de/wmf/en/
* Open Day, Royal Dutch Mint, June 2016, Utrecht, The Netherlands