Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club


WBCC Newsmail 1068  28 January , 2017
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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. A new WBCC member.....by Martin Peeters, WBCC Focal Point
We have a new WBCC member. Let me introduce him to you:
Name: Waleed Montasser (WBCC member #586), Egypt
E-mail: waleedmontasser@yahoo.com
Age: 37
Profession: Chemical Engineer 
Hobby: World coins specialist in Egypt coins from 1916 to date , Bi-metallic and other metals
Goal : to share information and to learn
How did you know about the WBCC: from Paul Baker and Wolfgang Schuster

2. WBCC at the World Money Fair in Berlin.......by Martin Peeters, WBCC Focal Point

The WBCC will attend the 46th. World Money Fair in Berlin as every year, held from February 3-5.
The WBCC Booth H28/29 is directly at the end of the entrance of the fair, floorplan see below

Represenatives at the WMF of the WBCC are
John Veltmeyer from Australia
Gary McCormack from Canada
Joaquim Sabino from Portugal
Frans Dubois from The Netherlands
and Martin Peeters from The Nederlands
If you will come to Berlin at the WBCC Booth there will be a nice present for you.
Please let me know if you will visit the WBCC Booth.

Next WBCC Newsmail 1069 will be live from the World Money Fair.
The Guest Of Honor 2017: South Africa. More information at:
http://www.worldmoneyfair.de/wmf/en/
Fair Exibitor list at:
http://www.worldmoneyfair.de/wmf/en/list-of-exhibitors/
Fair Cataloque:
http://www.worldmoneyfair.de/wmf/en/fair-catalog/
Fair Supporting Programm:
http://www.worldmoneyfair.de/wmf/en/supporting-program/

The following new Bi-metallics are available at the official Mints:
- Monnaie De Paris:
Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2017 commemorate Death of Rodin


- The Royal Mint
The New Bi-metallic 1 Pound 2017


-- The German Mints (5) will present the new Bi-metallic 5 Euro 2017

-- And the German Mints will sell the Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2017 depicting Porta Negra Trier


-  The Swiss Mint will sell the Bi-metallic 10 Franken 2017


-- The Royal Dutch Mint has the newv serie "I love Holland" set, Tulips with the Bi-metallic 1 and 2 Euro 2017


- The Spanish Mint offers 2 special WMF sets 2017 with the Bi-metallic 1 and 2 Euro only 2000 sets available at the WMF


Also a Mint set dated 2016 with the B-metallic 1 and 2 Euro 2017 and the Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2017 commemorateWorld Heritage UNESCO included the Church of Santa Maria del Naranco, representing Monuments of Oviedo and the Kingdom of Asturias. Also limited to 2000 sets

Price each set is 30 Euro at the WMF Berlin.
These Bi-metallics are a small selection what is available at the World Money Fair

3. Bi-metallic program 2 Euro 2017, 2018 and 2019.....by by Pabitra Saha, UK
Lithuania commemorative Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2017 programm
a. Coin dedicated to Vilnius
Denomination 2 Euro

Composition: Exterior part — copper and nickel alloy; three-layered centre — nickel with brass, nickel, nickel with brass
Diameter (mm): 25.75
Weight (g): 8.50
Mintage: 1 million , of which 1 percent of BU-quality coins in numismatic package
To be issued in the third quarter of 2017

Commemorative Bi-metallic 2 Euro, with Lithuanian national side, to be issued in 2018
a. Dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the Statehood of Lithuania
Denomination 2 Euro
Composition: Exterior part — copper and nickel alloy; three-layered centre — nickel with brass, nickel, nickel with brass
Diameter (mm): 25.75
Weight (g): 8.50
Mintage: 1 million , of which 1 percent of BU-quality coins in numismatic package
To be issued in the first quarter of 2018

b. Dedicated to Lithuanian Song and Dance celebration (inscribed on the UNESCO Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity)
Denomination 2 Euro
Composition: Exterior part — copper and nickel alloy; three-layered centre — nickel with brass, nickel, nickel with brass
Diameter (mm): 25.75
Weight (g): 8.50
Mintage: 0.5 million , of which 1 percent of BU-quality coins in numismatic package
To be issued in the second quarter of 2018

Commemorative Bi-metallic 2 Euro, with Lithuanian national side, to be issued in 2019
a. Dedicated to sutartinės, Lithuanian multipart songs (inscribed on the UNESCO Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity)
Denomination 2 Euro
Composition: Exterior part — copper and nickel alloy; three-layered centre — nickel with brass, nickel, nickel with brass
Diameter (mm): 25.75
Weight (g): 8.50
Mintage: 0.5 million , of which 1 percent of BU-quality coins in numismatic package
To be issued in the third quarter of 2019
Collector coins list can be seen at
https://www.lb.lt/programmes_of_issue

4. Bi-metallic Puntland fantasy issues - Cats of the World........by Paul Baker, UK
The other day I saw this group of Bi-metallic pieces offered on Ebay.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/282063671638


It is a set of 10 Bi-metallic pieces, with legends detailing each piece to be of 25 Shillings from Puntland. Each piece is dated 2015
and includes the series title "CATS OF THE WORLD". Also on each piece is a coat of arms for Puntland, the depiction of a type of cat
and the relevant one of the following titles to suit the image:- MARGAY, GEOFFROY'S CAT, AFRICAN GOLDEN, SIAMESE,
BOBCAT, SAND CAT, SERVAL, OCELOT, IBERIAN LYNX, FISHING CAT. The imagery on these pieces is not particular impressive.
I would consider these to be fantasy issues bi-metallic pieces until someone could offer some particularly convincing evidence to prove otherwise.
Puntland is all within the country of Somalia

5. Bi-metallic machine tokens from Finland...by Paul Baker, UK
Recently I came across two different Bi-metallic from Finland. The first is diameter 27mm, plain edge and rims, inner/core apparently stainless steel
and outer/ring apparently nickel-brass. The obverse has the legends: centrally “PELIMERKKI”, a “2” AND THE Euro symbol (so denomination 2 Euro)
then on the ring “BONAMER.FI Y-0467433-8” above-around and “EI VAIHTOA RAHAKSI” between two 5-pointed star spacers below-around.
The reverse has centrally: a depiction of a club (from playing cards) then on the ring the same legends etc.. as seen on the ring of the obverse.

The second piece seems to be the same size and material (Bi-metallic) as the piece detailed above except, additionally it has a central hole. This type has
the legends on the ring on each side exactly as seen on both side of the piece detailed above. Further to this, the inner/core has on the obverse the word
“PELIMERKKI” above-around the whole and the number “2” below the whole (no Euro symbol).
Then on the reverse there is a club symbol that almost fills the ring, the hole goes through this.

It would rather seem that these tokens are from Finland. The word Pelimerkki seems to mean something like “gaming token”.
Bonamer is an amusement equipment company from Finland

6. Encased Medal from ANS.....by Rod Sell, Australia
The Canning Mint who produces medals for the ANS, is also involved with the Australian Light Horse.  
To commemorate the last Cavalry Charge in History at Beersheba on the 31st October 2017
The Canning Mint has produced this encased 1917 Australian 3d medal for ANS members.
 
It is actually a Tri-metallic, as the coin in the centre is a silver 1917 Australian 3d, inserted in a copper ring, surrounded by an aluminium ring.
They were only produced against orders taken and only 30 were produced.

7. 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 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
WBCC Website: http://wbcc-online.com

The WBCC will attend the following future International events:
* 46th World Money Fair, 3-5 February 2017, Berlin, Germany
http://www.worldmoneyfair.de/wmf/en/