WBCC Newsmail 408, Volume
9, June 5, 2004
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. New WBCC member.....by Martin Peeters, WBCC Focal Point
We have a new WBCC member. Let me introduce him to you:
Name: Bob Vanoost (WBCC member #341), Canada
Profession: Mechanical Maintanance Welder AA
Hobby: Other Bi- and/or Tri-metallics (Canadian only), Encased Coins
How did I know about the WBCC: Link from www.pobjoy.com
2. My new E-mail address...by Johan van Tilborg, Netherlands
Please read my new E-mail address Johan van Tilborg, (WBCC member
3, Bi-metallic 2 Euro from 2004 Finland....by Martin Peeters, Netherlands
Several WBCC members (Antonio Mateo, Jose Luis Ramirez and Frans Dubois)
came with the news about the new 2 Euro 2004 commemorate http://www.rahapajamoneta.fi/fi/416/t_170
4. Bi-metallic 10.000 Krone 2004 from Slovakia..by Frans Woons,
Please take a look at http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=4941&item=3914687002&rd=1
for the new Bi-metallic 10.000 Krone 2004 from Slovakia
--Remark WBCC Focal Point:
If you look at: http://www.nbs.sk/MENA/PMINCE/PM51A.HTM
one can read:
10,000 Sk Commemorative Gold and Palladium Bi-metal Coin
Commemorating the Entry of the Slovak Republic to the European Union
The European Union is the result of the European integration process, which
began after World War II. The European Community for Coal and Steel (1951),
The European Community for Nuclear Energy and the European Economic Community
(1957) were the forerunners of the EU. The founding countries – Belgium,
France, the Netherlands, Luxembourg, Germany and Italy were gradually joined
by Denmark, Ireland, Great Britain, Spain and Portugal. Finland, Austria
and Sweden joined the EU after its establishment. The title European Union
was adopted in February 1992, when the Treaty on the European Union was signed
in Maastricht and which became effective in November 1993. The European Union
is based on the principles of freedom, democracy and the respect for human
rights. Its elementary goal is to support sustainable and balanced economic
and social progress, especially through the establishment of a zone free
of internal borders through the strengthening of economic and social cohesion
and through the introduction of an economic and monetary union with a single
On May 1st 2004, the largest expansion of the European Union in its history
took place and the 15 member countries were joined by ten new ones – Cyprus,
the Czech Republic, Estonia, Lithuania, Latvia, Hungary, Malta, Poland, Slovakia
Description of the coin
The state shield of Slovak Republic, the year 2004, together with the circle
of twelve stars – the symbol of the European Union – are depicted on a round
golden blank located in the middle of the obverse of the coin On the division
of metals the is another circle of ten stars representing the accession countries.
The name of the state SLOVENSKA REPUBLIKA is inscribed near the top edge
of the coin on the palladium blank. The nominal value of Sk 10,000 is located
near the bottom edge. The initial of the name of the designer Stefan Novotny,
and the Kremnica Mint mark are located on the line with the year of issue
on the right near the division of metals.
The map of Europe with the accession date of the Slovak Republic to the European
Union - May 1, 2004 - is depicted on a round golden blank in the middle of
the reverse of the coin. Twelve stars encircle the map. The text VSTUP SLOVENSKEJ
REPUBLIKY DO EUROPSKEJ UNIE (The Accession of THE Slovak Republic to the
European Union) is inscribed on the outer palladium blank. The stylized initials
of Jan Cernaj, the designer of the reverse of the coin, are located near
the bottom edge.
Designer: obverse: Stefan Novotny
reverse: Jan Cernaj
Material: Au 999/1000
Weight: 24,8828 g
Au 12,4414 g (2/5 OZ
Pd 12,4414 g (2/5 OZ)
Diameter: 40 mm (circumcircle
23 mm – gold blank
Producer: Kremnica mint (Slovak Republic)
Engraver: Dalibor Schmidt
pieces minted: 7,200 proof
Date of issue: 3 May 2004
5. Bi-metallic 1000 Yen from Japan...by Wolfgang Schuster, Austria
A friend of mine from Japan just sent me this..-it has 1000 Yen as denomination
Also I already purchased first Japanese Bi-metallic coin for you at the face
value 1000 yen. It is not a legal tender but to be able to spent as 1000
yen > at the Shimoda City Area from the 1st of April until the 30th of
September. It was issued to commemorate the 150th years for the opening of
Shimoda Port, see attached photo.
6. Bi-metallic 1000 Yen from Japan in Ebay...by Jose Luis Ramirez
Look at this Ebay auction, is a mon legal tender coin from Japan
7. Bi-metallic 1000 Yen from Japan in Ebay...by Hideo kiyota, Japan
I sell Shimoda Port coin. Hideo kiyota
8. The WBCC Bi-metallic Quiz Game #408...by Jack Hepler, USA
A Bbi-metallic 10 Rouble of Russia, issued in 1992 shows the image of
a Kazarka. Which of the following best describes this design?
a. An evergreen tree.
b. A furry beast.
c. Fins and scales.
d. A fine feathered friend.
Please send your answer to me: firstname.lastname@example.org
Note: The image of this coin may be seen on the WBCC Website
Answer to Bi-metallic Quiz Game question #407.
The central part of this Bi-metallic coin shows the stylised arms of the
Republic; on the outer ring, the legend REPUBBLICA/DI/SAN MARINO, and, below,
LIBERTAS. A scene composed of animal figures happening upon two human figures,
representing the apocalypse that is overwhelming mankind as a whole; the
outer ring contains the date 1983 at top, with A.FABBRI / L.500 at the bottom.
How many animals are shown on this Bi-metallic coin?
Answer to Question #407 is "b"; Three.
Summary of Quiz Game Question #406: 13 players.
9. WBCC Quiz Game Prize...by Jack Hepler, USA
A Bi-metallic Argentine One Peso, 1997 Peron will be awarded to a member
who correctly answers the WBCC Quiz Game this week (#408). 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 #406) is
Leandro Del Vecchio, (WBCC member #336).
10. WBCC Auction 67 accepting lots......by Rod Sell, WBCC Auction
Auction 67 will open on the 3rd July. I am accepting lots now.
The lots listed so far can be seen at: http://wbcc-online.com/auction/auction67.html
Please email your lot to me at Rod.Sell@elderwyn.com
The auction closes at 11.30 pm on the 10th July 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
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