|Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club|
WBCC Newsmail 376, Volume 8, October 25, 2003
Composed with help from members of the
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. A new WBCC member.....by Martin Peeters, WBCC Focal Point
We have a WBCC member. Let me introduce him to you:
2. Bi-metallic 25 Euro 2004 from Austria...by Wolfgang Schuster, Austria
According the Austrian Mint another Bi-metallic 25 Euro coin commemorating 150 years Semmering-railway will issued February 18, 2004: diameter 34mm, metall composition Ring .900 Silver, Centre Niobium, mintage 50000. Unfortunally no picture available.
3. Bi-metallic 10 Frank from Zwitserland..by Hans Bucek, Zwitserland
The Swiss Mint informed me this week, that the new 10 Franc Bi-metallic coin
will be released on 30.1.2004
4. Bi-metallic 10 bath 2003 from Thailand....by Frans Dubois, Netherlands
Thailand issued again a new Bi-metallic coin of 10 Bath to commemorate APEC on 16 October. APEC means Asia Pacific Economy Corporation. So till now Thailand already issued 5 new Bi-metallic commemorative Bi-metallics of 10 Bath in 2003 and also the regular Bi-metallic 10 bath of 2003 which makes Thailand one of the countries that frequently issues new Bi-metallics which makes it an interesting "Bi-metallic country"! Unfortunally no picture available yet
5. Bi-metallics of Kazakhstan by Michael Kaplan, USA
Kazakhstan has, in the last few days, issued four 100 Tenge Bi-metallics on occasion of the 10th Anniversary of National Currency. The designs have been taken from the first Kazakh coins, 1993 1, 3, 5 and 10 Tenge. The four coins are of the same size and alloys as the Bi-metallic 100 Tenge coins of 2002. Also to mark this occasion there are two silver 1000 Tenge coin types. They are 50 mm in diameter (2 ounce size), with selective gold-plating and coloured enamel. A picture of the 4 Bi-metallic 100 Tenge is available in the WBCC New Images Section and the picture of the Bi-metallics depicts an arkhar, a wolf, a snow leopard and a bird.
6. Bi-metallics from Mexico...by Cristhian López, Mexico
Commemorative Bi-metallic coins of the Union of the States of the Mexican
Republic into one Federation.
To celebrate the Union of the States of the Mexican Republic in one
Federation, the Bank of Mexico will put into circulation starting this year
and up to 2005 in descending alphabetical order, starting with Zacatecas and
ending with Aguascalientes, a series of 32 commemorative one hundred peso
Bi-metallic coins, one for each federate entity. They will have a silver
middle and a bronze aluminum ring, on the obverse the National Shield and on
the reverse side coat of arms of the corresponding federative entity. During
the next four months the coins corresponding to Zacatecas, Yucatán ,
Veracruz and Tlaxcala will be put in circulation. These Bi-metallics will be
incorporated to the ones that are already in circulation. It is convenient
to point out that these coins will not substitute the actual one hundred
peso bank note and with them you will be able to make payments and everyday
7. The WBCC Bi-metallic Quiz Game #376...by Jack Hepler, USA
The kola tree grows about 12 meters (40 feet) high, has yellow flowers,
spotted with purple; leaves 15-20 cm (6-8 inches) long, pointed at both
ends. The seeds are extensively used as a condiment by the natives of
Western and Central tropical Africa, also by the blacks of the West Indies
and Brazil, who introduced the trees to these countries. The nut pod from
the kola tree is featured on a circulating bi-metallic coin of Colombia. On
the coin is the inscription, Arbol de Guacari. Arbol is the Spanish word for
tree. What is Guacari?
8. 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 (#376) will be a Bi-metallic 10 Francs from France. 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 2 Dollars from Canada (WBCC Newsmail #374) is Claudio Revello (WBCC member #207).
9. New Bi- or Tri-metallic images....by Rod Sell, Australia
The new Bi- and Tri-metallic image shown at:New Images Section.
10. WBCC Auction 61 accepting ...by Rod Sell, WBCC Auction Provider
You have just 6 days to submit lots for WBCC Auction 61. Lots will be
accepted up to 10PM on the 31st October, Sydney time. The Auction will open
with Newsmail 377.
"See you" next weeks"