Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club
Newsmail #372


WBCC Newsmail 372, Volume 8, September 27, 2003

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


Dear WBCC Members and Non WBCC Members,

Welcome into the World Of Bi-metallics. I really hope you enjoy reading this weeks WBCC Newsmail.

1. My new E-mail Chris Burton, UK

Please notice my new E-mail address, Chris Burton (WBCC#163): (Email addresses are no longer available online), and my web site.

2. WBCC at the WMF Martin Peeters, WBCC Focal Point

This week I received the invitation from the World Money Fair (WMF) organisation for attending the WMF next year which will be held in Basel, Zwitserland, from January 30th till February 1st 2004. For more information about Europe's biggest coin show look at: (German language) or (English language).

3. Bi-metallics from António Marques, Portugal

The link to the Russian Central Bank is Central Bank. The link to the page were i saw mentioned the 3 coins.
be issued next month 3 new Bi-metallic coins "Old Cities".
* Murom (Vladimir Region, IXth century)
* Dorogobush (Smolensk Region, XIIth century)
* Kassimov (Ryazan Region, XIIth century)
5000 peaces of each.

4. Bi-metallic Mistery Cliff Anderson, USA

This week's new image page shows an Bi-metallic that I cannot find in any logical source. Its size is indicated in comparison to a British penny. It seems to be an advertising or promotional piece, possibly for gambling.

Both sides of this piece are exactly the same. The only writing that is not readily apparent is in two places. Very small to the right of the head, still inside the gold colored center, are the capital letters "BBBR-T-DJB1", and then in the same small letters below the "E" in Extra in the aluminum ring are the letters "BBBR-T-EAG1". This is really tin, no much more than 10mm, and of course no milling or other marking on the rim. Maybe hard to see in the scan, but the head is allegorical, but not Liberty, since that word is not shown. And there is a small 5 pointed star above the head, and below the "15,000".

The core is actually loose, and looks like it was kept in with a drop of glue or paste. Clearly it isn't fashioned like other Bi-metallic strikes. And it is too thin to accommodate the "V" shaped insert. It must be British because of the pound sign being used. It is very thin and light and not of sturdy construction. Can any member further identify this? E-mail me: Cliff Anderson

5. Bi-metallic Pattern from Michael Ayrapetov, USA

I found in Internet 2 types of Bi-metallic Pattern 50 copecks coin of Ukraine 1996. Images is not so good, but it is all what I find. View it HERE.

6. Bi-metallics from Martin Peeters, Netherlands

From WBCC member Wolfgang Schuster I received information: Baldwin's Auction Ltd offers in an auction october 14 2003, 2 Pattern Bi-metallic 1 Riyal 2000, one with a animal and one with a bank building. WBCC member Paul Baker provided me the URL of the auction: See lots 533 and 534.

7. The WBCC Bi-metallic Quiz Game Jack Hepler, USA

A palm tree is incorporated in the design of the 10 Shekel Bi-metallic coin of Israel. It has been reported to me that the tree has the biological name of Arecaceae Phoenix. Of the many trees in the Palm family, which is this?
a. Date Palm
b. Coconut Palm
c. Oil Palm
d. Royal Palm
Please send your answer to me: Jack Hepler. Note: See this coin and many others by visiting the WBCC website.
Answer to Bi-metallic Quiz Game question #371.
The elephant belongs to the order, Proboscidea, and family Elephantidae. An elephant is in the design of the 1996 Thailand Bi-metallic 10 Baht that commemorates the 50 year reign of King Rama IX. Which species of elephant is larger?
a. Loxodonta, Africana (African elephant)
b. Elephas maximus (Indian elephant)
c. Indian and African elephants are the same size.
d. Mammutidae angustidens
Answer to Question #371 is "a"; African elephant.
Answer d refers to the Mastodon, an ancient animal much larger than the elephant. My references state this animal did not belong to the order Proboscidea and therefore was not an elephant.
Summary of Quiz Game Question #370: 13 players.

8. WBCC Quiz Game Jack Hepler, USA

The special prize to be awarded to a member who correctly answers the WBCC Quiz Game this week (#372) will be a Bi-metallic 10 Shekels from Israel. 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 Australian $5 Sundra Straits (WBCC Newsmail #370) is Oded Paz (WBCC member #305).

9. New Bi- or Tri-metallic Rod Sell, Australia

The new Bi- and Tri-metallic image shown at:New Releases
* WBCC encased Finland 2001 1 Markkaa.
* WBCC encased Estonia 1994 5 Kroon.
* WBCC encased Lithuania 1999 1 Litas.
* WBCC table at the Dutch Coin Show
* Benin, Cameroun, Ivory Coast and Niger 150.000 CFA 2003

10. WBCC Auction 60 Rod Sell, WBCC Auction Provider

I am accepting lots for WBCC Auction 60. You only have 6 days left to list your lots. Please list them NOW. The lots listed so far can be seen at: Auction 60. Please note this Auction will close at 11.30 PM Sydney time on Saturday 11th October. This is early Saturday morning in the USA and mid afternoon in Europe.

"See you" next weeks"
Martin Peeters, Focal Point of the Worldwide Bi-metallic Collectors Club
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-metallics and exchange knowledge about Bi-metallics
WBCC Organisation:
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
WBCC Website
Bi-metallic Forum Page
The WBCC is officially sponsored for the Basel World Money Fair by:
* Imprensa Nacional - Casa da Moeda, S.A (The Portuguese Mint) and Schuler Presses, Germany.


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