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WBCC Newsmail 352, Volume 8, May 10, 2003
Dear WBCC Members and Non WBCC Members,
Welcome into the World Of Bi-metallics. Much new about Bi- and Tri-metallics this week. I really hope you enjoy reading this weeks WBCC
1. Meeting WBCC members at the ANA 2003..by Ray Lockwood
The WBCC will be present at this year ANA in Baltimore. We have a WBCC meeting will be held on Friday, August 1, 10 A.M. in Room 313 of the Baltimore Convention Center. Looking forward to a good attendance as our meeting is open to the public and will be advertised on the ANA website convention schedule.
2. Bi-metallic 10 Sheqalim 2003 from Israel..by Yossi Barzelay, Israel
In circulation in Israel is now the Israel k-270 Bi-metallic 10 Sheqalim 2002
3. Bi-metallics in Italy Euro set... by Massimiliano Aiello, Italy
About the Italy 2002 original Euro BU set the following:
4. Bi-metallic Car Wash Roken from the USA..by Michael Ayrapetov, USA
In "The Fare Box" April 2003 of American Vecturist Association I found one Bi-metallic Car Wash Token (by Harold V. Ford): Hondo, Texas, TX 443 A (ex inidentified 494), PUMPHOUSEr CAR WASHES (PUMP)r, Car Wash Token, No Cash Value $1.00. 25 mm White Metal Ring, 15 mm Brass Center. Reeded Edge.
5. Bi-metallic mistrike by the Dutch Mint..by Egbert van Keulen, Ebay
As mentioned in WBCC Newsmail 245, item 2 about the Bi-metallic collection from Ebay, you can find a picture in the WBCC New Images section, of a mistrike of a Bi-metallic designed by Ebay Netherlands. Unfortunally the Dutch Mint made an error. They did forget the date. Now all 5000 pieces are distroyed, and new pieces with date will be made.
6. Bi-metallic gaming token. New?......by Paul Baker, UK
About a week ago a new Gaming Token image was added to the new images page on the WBCC site. The image is of a piece I got a few weeks ago from a nearby coin shop. The centre of the first side features what looks a little like the Islamic falcon to be found on some Egyptian & Syrian coins, but featuring just a single star on the central shield. The centre of the second side features just a large dollar symbol ("S" with two vertical line through it). The legends appear just on the ring and are the same on each side - they are "ONE DOLLAR GAMING TOKEN" above and "NO CASH VALUE" below. Two five-pointed stars separate the legend's two parts, one at each side of the coin. The piece has a diameter of 26mm. Which country this piece is from is a bit of a mystery - but remember that the U.S. Dollar is used in casinos in a number of different parts of the world, especially where they are just for the use of tourists/visitors. Has anyone seen one of these pieces before ? Please let me know is you have.
7. Bi-metallic token of 1,75 euro named "Profijtwinner"..by Frans Dubois
The Dutch Electricity Company "Eneco" started an action in which they offer different services for 1,75 euro in a month. To their customers they sent a Bi-metallic token with a value of 1,75 euro which has a similair design as the regular coin of 2 euro. The reverse of the token shows the name of the company "Eneco". An image of the token will be shown on the WBCC New Images section
8. Bi-metallic Plastic Euro coins in UK....by Paul Baker, UK
Added to the WBCC images this week were images of a couple of new play money pieces I have acquired. They can currently be bought from Early Learning Centres (big chain of shops selling play things and toys for younger children). The set includes play versions of both Sterling and Euro coins and papermoney. So of course there are several full sets of the 8 Euro coins. They are all a little larger than the real thing, the 1 Euro has the colours of the respective alloys the wrong way around (i.e. both the 1 Euro and 2 Euro have yellow/brown centre and grey ring), the 1, 2 and 5 Eurocent are the same yellow/brown as the 10, 20 and 50 Eurocent instead of being red/brown. Notably the 1 Euro and the 2 Euro are the first play versions of bi-metallic coins I have seen that have been made from two pieces of plastic - previously I have just seen pieces made from one continuous piece of plastic with colouring added to either the centre or ring as appropriate. Unfortunately these sets do not include a play version of the British 2 Pound coin.
9. Tri-metallics from London Mint Limited offer...by Martin Peeters
From Patrick Deane of the James Hughes of the London Mint Limited in the UK,
I received the following message:
These pieces are all extremely rare and are priced at £25.00 each (or the
complete collection of 21 pieces for £500.00). As we expect to sell these
very quickly, we ask you to place your orders early
10. The WBCC Bi-metallic Quiz Game #352...by Jack Hepler, USA
Austria has honored several national heroes on Bi-metallic
issues. Which of the following was sometimes known as
Answer to Bi-metallic Quiz Game question #351.
11. 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 (#352) will be a Bi-metallic Australia $5 Sundra Straits 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 2003 Spanish Euro (WBCC Newsmail #350) is Jorge Cunha WBCC member #173.
12. New Bi- or Tri-metallic images....by Rod Sell, Australia
The new Bi and Tri-metallic images shown at: New Images. New listed are:
13. WBCC Auction 55 last day..by Rod Sell, WBCC Auction Provider
"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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