Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club
Newsmail #376


WBCC Newsmail 376, Volume 8, October 25, 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. A new WBCC Martin Peeters, WBCC Focal Point

We have a WBCC member. Let me introduce him to you:

Name: Cristhian López (WBCC member #308), Mexico
E-mail: (no longer provided online)
Age: 23
Profession: Telecommunications Enginner
Hobby: World coins especially Bi- and/or Tri-metallics
How did I know about the WBCC: I saw this web page.

2. Bi-metallic 25 Euro 2004 from 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 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
Theme: Swiss mountains, Matterhorn
Sculptor: Stephan Bundi
Metals: Ring, 89%CU 5%Al 5%Zn 1%Sn and the Center 75%Cu 25%Ni
Diameter 33 mm
Weight 15 grams
Legal tender for 10 Swiss Franks
Coinage: Unc 98000 and Proof 13'000 pieces
Issue price: 10 Franks for unc, 30 Franks for the proof version
The Bi-metallic 10 Frank replaces the Bi-metallic 5 Frank which is not minted any longer

4. Bi-metallic 10 bath 2003 from 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 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 purchases.

--Remark WBCC Focal Point: In the earlier WBCC Newsmail 339, item 2, we could already reported about these Bi-metallic 100 pesos, but now we have some pictures, look at the WBCC New Images Section

7. The WBCC Bi-metallic Quiz Game 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?
a. Town in the Cauca valley.
b. The Spanish word for Kola.
c. Aboriginal word for pleasure.
d. A drink made from the kola fruit.
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 #375. Which animal may be found on the 20 Dinars 1993 Bi-metallic of Algeria?
a. Falcon.
b. Lion.
c. Antelope.
d. Horse.
Answer to Question #375 is "b"; Lion.
Summary of Quiz Game Question #374: 10 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 (#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 Rod Sell, Australia

The new Bi- and Tri-metallic image shown at:New Images Section.
New listed are:
* Kazakstan 4 100-tenge Bi-metallics for the 10th Anniversary of National Currency.
* The first of 32 Mexican 100 Peso silver centred coins

10. WBCC Auction 61 accepting 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.
The lots listed can be seen at. Auction 61. Please note this Auction will close at 11.30 PM Sydney time on Saturday 8th November. 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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