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WBCC Newsmail 354, Volume 8, May 24, 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. New WBCC member.....by Martin Peeters, WBCC Focal Point
We have a WBCC member. Let me introduce him to you:
Name: John Zwikstra (WBCC member #301), Canada
2. Bi-metallic 2 Dollar from Canada..by Kyle Mutcher, Canada
Canada is changing the portrait of the queen to be more current looking (probably to match the UK design) this year so it is possible that there will be two types of Bi-metallic $2 coins. There is no word if they will be released for circulation or just in the mint proof-like sets. When visiting the mint the boutique in Winnipeg the staff said that no official announcement has been made and they would not be able to make any comment at this time.
3. Bi-metallic 5 Euro from Finland..by Massimiliano Aiello, Italy
Mint of Finland has issued on 16.05.2003 a new commemorative bimetallic base metal € 5 coin to celebrate the staging of the Ice Hockey World Championships in Finland in 2003.
Designed by Pertti Mäkinen, this beautiful bimetallic (Nk / Ng) coin measures 35 mm in diameter and weighs 20.2 grams. The mintage limit was 150,000 coins. Every Finnish family could order only one piece. For this reason, the coin was sold out and everybody says that it will become a very rare item to collect.
4. Bi-metallic 5$ 2003 from Singapore....by Wolfgang Schuster, Austria
The years before had in the hologram under the year the latent BCCS for Board of Commissioners Currency of Singapore. The new Bi-metallic 5$ 2003 has MAS for Monetary Authority of Singapore From 2003, MAS (Monetary Authority of Singapore) has become the new money issuing authority. In the past it was called the Board of Commissioners Currency of Singapore (BCCS). So the latent image is changed from BCCS logo to MAS logo on the Bi-metallic $5 coin.
5. Bi-metallic Inlay from Australia..by Massimiliano Aiello, Italy
Royal Australian Mint has issued a special $ 5 Proof coin to comemorate the
2003 Rugby World Cup, that it will be played in Australia for the first
6. Tri-metallic of Roman Emperor..by Fabio Maggiore, Italy
On April's issue of "Panorama Numismatico", an Italian coin magazine, I
found an article about a Tri-metallic medallion issued by the Roman Emperor
Commodo. This medallion's type, struck in 187 AD, was already known but all
other pieces were bi-metallic not tri-metallic.
7. Bi-metallic Farthing and Halfpennies... by Rod Sell, Australia
A very interesting item. Last week I obtained a Glendenings 1977 catalogue, as the items listed covered the tin pieces I have been researching. These coins were collected by Dr John Sharp the Archbishop of York. He lived 1645 to 1714.
There were the Bi-metallic tin farthings and Bi-metallic halfpennies that I have been researching, but one other item caught my eye. Lot 134 a farthing of the Cromwell era. It is listed as a brass piece with copper centre, so it is a Bi-metallic. It is illustrated but only in black and white, which doesn't show the bi-metallic difference. I have finally gotten around to scanning my Rose Farthings and I have created a page for the different die varieties. It can be seen at: Rose Farthing.
8. The WBCC Bi-metallic Quiz Game #354...by Jack Hepler, USA
Henry the Strong was the founder of the house of "The
Babenberger" and the first ruler of the country which is now Austria.
He was the son of Luitpold, Duke of Bavaria and he separated the
provice of Ostmark (East-March) which his son then named Ostarrichi .
The name Ostarrichi, was first documented in 996. Ostarrichi, because
of the 2nd german phonetic shift in the 14 century, became Osterreich.
When Hitler occupied Osterreich, the renamed it Ostmark. Henry was
honored on a Bimetallic coin of Austria in 1996. By which name is
he featured on this coin?
Answer to Bi-metallic Quiz Game question #353.
Juscelino Kubitschek was honored on a recently issued
Bi-metallic coin. What country issued the coin?
9. WBCC Quiz Game Prize...by Jack Hepler, USAThe special prize to be awarded to a member who correctly answers the WBCC Quiz Game this week (#354) will be Italian 500 Lire 1993 AND 1000 Lire 1994. 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 Australia $5 Sundra Straits (WBCC Newsmail #352) is Jorge Cunha (WBCC member #173). Correction; Claudio Revello WBCC member #207) was the winner of the Kubitschek coin.
10. New Bi- or Tri-metallic images....by Rod Sell, Australia
The new Bi and Tri-metallic image shown at: New Images section.
11. WBCC Auction 56 accepting..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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