Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club
Newsmail #374

 

WBCC Newsmail 374, Volume 8, October 11, 2003
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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

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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 address..by Chris Burton, UK

1. My new E-mail address..by Ton van den Heuvel, Netherlands
Please notice my new E-mail address, Ton van den Heuvel (WBCC member #257): (no longer provided online)

2. Bi-metallic from Russia.......by Michael Ayrapetov, USA

On October 6, 2003 the Central Bank of Russia issued 3 new Bimetallic 10-Rubles coins in series "Ancient Russian Towns" : Murom, Dorogobush and Kassimov. The URL of Website of the Russian Bank English Version (in English)

3. Encased gold coin almost equals Bi-metallic..by Cliff Anderson, USA

This week's new images includes an encased French 20 franc gold coin (very fine, KM 55) from 1878. It has been encased in a very loose fitting silver colored ring stamped "International Numismatic Society" and "Gold Coins of the Great Powers of Europe". The two pieces themselves are also encased in a plastic case. The Franklin Mint mark seems to indicate that this was one of a series issued by that Mint. Joel Anderson and I both wonder if it can be considered as "Bi-metallic".

4. Bimetallic Schuler Press medal...by Cliff Anderson, USA

Also in this week's New Releases is a Bi-metallic medal from Schuler Press. Unlike the many smaller medals that have come from Schuler, this is much bigger, about 39mm, and more finely executed. It bears the portrait of Louis Schuler and describes him as "Der Firmengrunder" or founder of that firm. The reverse shows what looks like a screw press, surrounded by "150 Jahre Schuler - 1839-1989". I don't know its mintage, but I suspect it is quite low.

5. Bi-metallic 10$ from Australia..by Rod Sell, Australia

In the new images page there is an image from the Royal Australian Mint of the $10 50mm silver coin with gold (plated) centre of the Sydney Mint 1853 pattern sovereign.
This coin was released in September with a limit of 10,000. It has now been sold out. Last year the RAM issued a similar 50mm $10 Bi-metallics with the rare Adelaide Pound type 1 in the centre.
If this trend continues we will have all the rare Australian coins in bi-metallics. This for me is perfect. There was no way that I would ever have these coins in my collection, however to have them in Bi-metallic form is even better.

6. Bi-metallic Dutch 10 Guilder..by Martin Peeters, Netherlands

>From the chief editor of the Dutch coin magazine (Muntkoerier) Tom Passon, I received a picture of a Dutch Encased silver 10 Guilder of 1973, commemorate the 85th birthday of former Queen Juliana. In the WBCC New Images section you can see the picture and if you have more information about the Bi-metallic please E-mail Ton Passon: muntkoerier@hotmail.com

7. Bi-metallic Argentina 1 Peso Error...by David Márquez Lanzas, Spain

If you take a look into the WBCC New Images section you can see a picture of an off centre 1 Peso 1995 of Argentina.

8. Bi-metallic inlay from Andorra..by Jose Luis Ramirez, Spain

If you go to the Euro Collections webpage, you can see a new inlay coin from Andorra. The coin conmemorate the 10th anniversary of the Andorra Constitution. Is made with silver and gold inlay.

9. The WBCC Bi-metallic Quiz Game #374...by Jack Hepler, USA

The Aeonium Gorgoneum is featured on a Bi-metallic 100 Escudos of Cape Verde. It was first reported in WBCC Newsmail issue #21. What is another name for this item?
a. Palm.
b. Lotus.
c. Saiao.
d. Greek Rose.
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 #373.
The crest or shield of Chile features an endangered species of gazelle or deer that is native to Chile and Argentina. This animal has the biological name of Hippocamelus Bisulcus. What is the common name for this animal found in the design of the Bi-metallic Chilean 100 Pesos?
a. Andean Camel.
b. Alpaca.
c. Mountain Bison.
d. Huemul.
Answer to Question #373 is "d"; Huemul. This gazelle is also known as a Red Deer.
Summary of Quiz Game Question #372: 8 players.

10. 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 (#374) will be a Bi-metallic 500 Reils from Cambodia. 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 10 Shekels from Israel (WBCC Newsmail #372) is Maximilliano Aiello (WBCC member #73).

11. New Bi- or Tri-metallic images....by Rod Sell, Australia

New Releases. New listed are:
* International Numismatic Society encased French 20 franc gold coin
* Louis Schuler Bi-metallic medal
* Encased Netherlands 10 Gulden

12. WBCC Auction 60 almost ending...by Rod Sell, WBCC Auction Provider

By the time you read this, WBCC Auction 60 will be in it's last half day. The 83 interesting lots listed 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. Email your bids to me: Rod Sell

"See you" next weeks"
Martin Peeters, Focal Point of the Worldwide Bi-metallic Collectors Club
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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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