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WBCC Newsmail 351, Volume 8, May 3, 2003
Dear WBCC Members and Non WBCC Members,
Welcome into the World Of Bi-metallics. I really hope you enjoy reading this weeks WBCC
1. Bi-metallic Euros from Sweden...by Jose Luis Ramirez, Spain
If you look at: you can see an offer for the sweden Euro test coins (like UK and danemark). This man don't sell the coins, is only an order. Maybe in the next month the coins will be issued. The auction is closed and the result was 32 Euro
2. Bi-metallic Car Wash Roken from the USA..by Michael Ayrapetov, USA
Bi-metallic Car Wash Token of USA "Green Lantern Car Wash" now available in
Salina, Kansas The Token is $1.00 and $1.00 for Shipping. The Address is:
3. Bi-metallic news...by Rene Muller, Denmark
I have some several Bi-metallic news (pictures can be seen in the WBCC New Images section ( http://wbcc-online.com/new-releases/new-images.html ):
a. Last month at a coin show in Hamburg, Germany i found a little medal. Itīs issued to celebrate the monetary union in europe. Itīs 30mm in diameter and seems to be a coppernickel ring and and alu-bronce center.
b. This bicycle prize medal was found in Berlin sometime last year. Itīs not a real ringed Bi-metallic but more like the inlay coins. Im not sure about the metal but it seems silverplated and the rim of the front is goldplated. Itīs 50mm in diameter.
c. I found a little swedish coin in a lot i bought at auction last. Itīs a normal swedish 1 öre, km750, 189?. In the coin is a white metal clover inlay with green color (I canīt rember the right name in english but in danish itīs "emaljering")
d. A german encased pfennig. I canīt remember from where or when I made the scan but I think itīs from the German coinmagazine "Münzen & Papeirgeld" sometime last year.
4. Bi-metallic info included in African info Site update..by Paul Baker, UK
This week I updated the African Coins and Tokens info that I have indexed at: HERE The update on the Algeria Coins page includes some useful info on the recent 100 Dinars type.
5. The WBCC Bi-metallic Quiz Game #351...by Jack Hepler, USA
Juan Escutia, Fernando Montes de Oca, Juan de la Barrera,
Francisco Marquez, Agustin Melgar and Vicente Suarez were
honored as heros on a circulating Bi-metallic coin. What
is unique about these heros?
Answer to Bi-metallic Quiz Game question #350.
The 1996 Bi-metallic 50 Schillings of Austria is a beautiful
coin showing Heinrich I mounted on a horse. The other side
of the coin has nine shields or crests. The coin commemorates
Austria. What is the other year shown on the coin?
6. WBCC Quiz Game Prize...by Jack Hepler, USA
The special prize to be awarded to a member who correctly answers the WBCC Quiz Game this week (#351) will be a Bi-metallic Brazil 2002 1 Real Juscelino Kubitschek comm. If more than one member gets the question right, a random drawing will be conducted to select a winner. The winner of the Bi-metallic Swiss 5 Francs (WBCC Newsmail #349) is Jo van Tilborg WBCC member #267.
7. New Bi- or Tri-metallic images....by Rod Sell, Australia
In the new images page I have shown images of several encased coins and some Australian Numismatic Society Bi-metallics.
a. The encased farthings of the UK are difficult to find. The Chelsea Hotel of Jersey is probably the most common. The 1928 encased farthing by New Olympia does not appear very often.
b. The Politically incorrect "White Australia" medal was produced in the early 20th Century. It is a difficult medal to obtain and there is keen competition for these social medals of this period.
c. The Australian Numismatic Society has recently produced several Bi-metallic items. Late last year all members were give a set of 2 Bi-metallic membership medals with their membership number punched in the centre. The medals had a copper ring and aluminium centre, as well as the opposite combination.
d. The ANS has a project for the next 10 years leading to our Centenary in 2013 to issue a medal or encased Australian coin free to members each year. An encased 1938 halfpenny can be seen in the new images page. 1938 was the 25th Anniversary of the ANS. Coins dated 1913, 1938, 1963 and 1988 will be encased and given to members. Also shown is a bi-metallic medal for a Conference the Society is holding in June 2004. Each member attending the conference will be given a medal. It is anticipated that 60 medals will be struck and numbered. We usually have about 35 members who attend the conference in Port Macquarie, mid way between Sydney and Brisbane. The remaining coins will be offered for sale to ANS members.
I also have plans to produce a similar bi-metallic medal, to be given free to ANS members in 2005 which will have a reverse celebrating the 150th Anniversary of the Sydney Mint. The ANS logo obverse with the Emu and Kangaroo will stay the same. The reverse will be in the style of the Sydney Mint Gold Sovereign of 1855.
Other coins to be encased in an aluminium ring are the halfpenny of 1913 and 1963 as well as the 2 cent of 1988. Coins to be encased in a copper ring are the 6d of 1963 and shillings of 1913, 1938 and 1963.
The new Bi and Tri-metallic images shown at: New Images. New listed are:
8. WBCC Auction 55 is open now..by Rod Sell, WBCC Auction Provider
0. My Bi-metallic offer.........by Joel Anderson, USA.
I can offer the following Bi-metallics:
"See you" next week,
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
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