Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club
Newsmail #404

 

WBCC Newsmail 404, Volume 9, May 08, 2004
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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. The WBCC at 'The Day Of The Mint'.....by Martin Peeters, WBCC Focal Point
This week I received the official invitation that the WBCC will attend the Day Of The Mint (June 12th. 2004) at the Royal Dutch Mint with an own booth. The Day Of The Mint is a big event organized by the Royal Dutch Mint and most of the Dutch collectors will visit this one day event.

2. Bi-metallics in Ebay...by Frans Woons, Canada
Here are some interesting Bi-metallics items in Ebay:
* $2 Mistruck Canadian Coin - Minting Error - Canada
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3910854671

* 2001 Homestake 125 Yrs. Mining 1/10oz. Gold & .999 Silv
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3910414264
 
--Remark WBCC Focal Point: Never saw this before: Medal is cast in both Gold (inner section) and .999 Silver, proof finish. Total weight is approx. 12.20g, of which 1/10oz. (approx. 3.11g) is gold, the remainder being approx. 9.09g of .999 silver. Approx. 1.25" in diameter
 
3. Bi-metallic in Ebay...by Jose Luis Ramirez, Spain
Here is an interesting Bi-metallic item in Ebay:
* Morocco 10 dirhams Bi-metallic 2002 "new king!"
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=533&item=3910804075

4. The WBCC Bi-metallic Quiz Game #404...by Jack Hepler, USA
The Caesalpiniaceae are mostly tropical and subtropical trees and shrubs  comprising about 150 genera and 2,200 species. Caesalpinia can be found on all continents. Which of the following issued a Bi-metallic coin showing one Caesalpinia species; the Bauhinia x blakeana, sometimes called an orchid tree?
a. Hong Kong.
b. Iran.
c. Cape Verde Islands.
d. Ghana.
Please send your answer to me: heplerj@juno.com
Note: The image of this coin may be seen on the WBCC Website at http://wbcc-online.com

Answer to Bi-metallic Quiz Game question #403.
Thorwald's Cross is stylized on a Bi-metallic coin. The design is based on an ancient slab of stone. The artist shows a missionary figure holding a cross in one hand and a copy of the Bible in the other. The fish in front is a well-known Christian symbol. The serpents show the triumph of Christ over the Devil by bruising the serpent's head.  Thorwald's Cross is found on the Bi-metallic coin of which country?
a. Albania.
b. Gibraltar.
c. Isle of Man.
d. Georgia.
Answer to Question #403 is "c"; Isle of Man.
Summary of Quiz Game Question #402: 14 players.

5. WBCC Quiz Game Prize...by Jack Hepler, USA
A Bi-metallic Argentine One Peso, 1995A (Korean Mint) will be awarded to a member who correctly answers the WBCC Quiz Game this week (#404). If more than one member gets the correct answer, a random drawing will be conducted to select a winner. The winner of the Bi-metallic Prize (WBCC Newsmail #402) is Claudio Revello, (WBCC member #207, Spain).
 
6. New Bi- or Tri-metallic images....by Rod Sell, Australia
The new Bi- and Tri-metallic images shown at: http://wbcc-online.com/new-releases/new-images.html
New listed is:
* Germany. Merry Christmas 1992 medal
* France 1990 10 franc error
* Somalia 2001 250 shillings Mozart
 
7. WBCC Auction 66 last day...by Rod Sell, WBCC Auction Provider
Auction 66 is in it's last day.
The 141 lots listed can be seen at: http://wbcc-online.com/auction/auction66.html
Please email your bids to me now at  Rod.Sell@elderwyn.com
The auction closes at 11.30 pm on the 8th May Sydney time , which is early
morning in the USA and late morning in Europe

"See you" in next week,
Martin Peeters, Focal Point of the Worldwide Bi-metallic Collectors Club
WBCC@kabelfoon.nl

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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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