Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club
Newsmail #412

 

WBCC Newsmail 412, Volume 9, July 03, 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. WBCC membership entry tempory closed..by Martin Peeters, WBCC Focal Point
Because offering the Vatican Euro sets in the WBCC Auction 67, the WBCC membership entry is closed from July 3rd till July 10th. Reason: the offer should only for WBCC members only and to avoid new WBCC members who want only to bid on the sets.
 
2. Bi-metallic warning........by Frans Woons, Canada
Warning! Once in awhile you’ll find on eBay (and probably elsewhere) false “bi-metallic error coins”  for sale. See, e.g., the following eBay item.http://cgi.ebay.ca/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=3382&item=3918616367&rd=1
This item was created, outside the Royal Canadian Mint, by pushing the centre out of the coin and reinserting it incorrectly. It is impossible that such an error was created by the Mint as the coin was struck in a single blow between the dies. It would have been possible if such a coin was struck during two striking operations: first the centre and then the ring (or the other way around) but that is not the case

3. Bi-metallic first Gold/Titanium coin........by Jose Luis Ramirez, Spain
The Pobjoy Mint have made a new Bi-mtallic coin for the British Virgin Islands. The coin is made with gold and red titanium. The first time that is used this colour in a bimetallic. In the spanish forum several person think that the new 25 Euros dated 2005 from Austria will use this colour.
I knows this coin reading the spanish coin magazine "Cronica Numismatica".
In the Pobjoy webpage, I have search the word "bi-metal" only 5 coins are showed.
The images are very little. Text from the Pobjoy Mint
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The Government of the British Virgin Islands has approved the release of the World’s first red Titanium and Gold & red Titanium Bi-Metal coin which depicts the World’s rarest stamp and also commemorates the 125th Anniversary of the Life of Sir Rowland Hill. Regarded as the rarest stamp in the world and also one of the most expensive, the stamp was issued in limited numbers in British Guiana in 1856. The stamp is not perforated, printed in black on magenta paper and features a sailing ship with the colony’s motto. The issue of this stamp happened through chance when an anticipated arrive of local stamps never arrived. The local postmaster therefore authorised the printer who published the local paper to print an emergency issue of three stamps. However, the postmaster was not pleased with the end result and to protect against forgery, all the stamps had to be autographed by the post office clerks. Only one copy of the stamp is known to exist and this was bought in 1980 for $935,000, making it one of the most expensive stamps ever. Proof $75 1/2oz Bi-Metal Fine 999.9 Gold (9 grams) coin in a box 295 Pound
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4. The WBCC Bi-metallic Quiz Game #412...by Jack Hepler, USA
What would you find as the distintictive image on the Bi-metallic Two Euro introduced by Finland in 2002?
a. Flower
b. Tree
c. Swan
d. Eagle
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 #411.
In the year 2000, the country of Georgia issued two Bi-metallic 10 Lari commemorative coins, one of which shows the image of a  bird. Which bird appears on this coin?
a. Swan
b. Owl
c. Hummingbird
d. Eagle
Answer to Question #411 is "d"; Eagle.
Summary of Quiz Game Question #410: 10 players.

5. WBCC Quiz Game Prize...by Jack Hepler, USA
A Bi-metallic Argentine One Peso, 1995C will be awarded to a member who correctly answers the WBCC Quiz Game this week (#412). 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 #410) is Jo Tilborg, (WBCC member #267).
 
6. New Bi- or Tri-metallic images....by Rod Sell, WBCC Webmaster
The new Bi- and Tri-metallic image shown at:
http://wbcc-online.com/new-releases/new-images.html
New listed is:
* Mexico $100 Peso Gold,  Sinaloa
 
7. WBCC Auction 67 open now......by Rod Sell, WBCC Auction Provider
WBCC auction 67 is now opened. The 110 very interesting lots listed can be seen at. http://wbcc-online.com/auction/auction67.html
Please email your bids to me at  Rod.Sell@elderwyn.com  The reserve is the minimum bid.
This auction will close at 11.30 pm on Saturday 10th July, Sydney time.

"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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