Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club
Newsmail #427

 

WBCC Newsmail 427, Volume 9, October 16, 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 hope you enjoy reading the WBCC
Newsmail this week.

1. The WBCC at the "Day Of The Mint" 2005...by Martin Peeters, WBCC Focal Point
Next year the "Dag van de Munt" (Day of the Mint) of the Royal Dutch Mint will take place on saturday June 11th, 2005. As always this special event will take place in the building of the Royal Dutch Mint in Utrecht, Netherlands. As last 2 years the WBCC will be present with its own booth. So if you are in The Netherlands on June 11th. 2005, please visit the WBCC booth.
For more information about the Royal Dutch Mint look at: http://en.knm.nl an click your mouse on the English language button. You can read very much about the RDM.
 
2. Bi-metallic from Iran...by Kazem Aghapour, Iran
Iran new Bi-metallic 500 Rial 2004 Coin issued! Wil be issued on October 30th.
Backside flower & bird.
Centre: yellow: CuNiAl
Ring: white: AlNI
Weight: 9.28 Gr.
If anybody want this Bi-metallic contact with me:
kaacollector@yahoo.com
More information in:http://www.cbi.ir/currency/c500.asp
(Info provided by Paul Baker, UK
 
3. Bi-metallic news from Gibraltar......Paul Baker, UK
The other day I found the page....
http://www.gibraltar.gov.gi/latest_news/official_notices/2004/48-2004.htm
It is an official notice, from the Gibraltan government, dated 11th August 2004, on the subject of the "Issue of Tercentenary Currency Notes and Coins" for Gibraltar. Included in the notice is the design theme for each of the new series of circulation coins (1p to the Bi-metallic 2 Pounds) about to be introduced as commemoration of the tercentenary of Gibraltar. The theme for the Bi-metallic 2 Pound coin is said to be "The capture of Gibraltar - 1704", more recent events from Gibraltar history are remembered on some of the other denominations of this new series, all reverse designs are changed. Starting this year a new mint is producing all of Gibraltar's coins, Tower Mint has taken over this task from the Pobjoy Mint. The Gibraltan crowns as yet issued this year and made by Tower Mint have (as far as I know) all included a reletively new portrait of the Queen Elizabeth II as designed by Raphael David Maklouf. (This portrait was used on some Golden Jubilee medallions etc of 2002 that Tower Mint produced). So it is quite possible that there will be a change of portrait on the circulation coins. Gibraltar's circulation coins just might see other changes (size materials) with the start of this new minting contract but I would not think it too likely.
This reminds me - I have a Bi-metallic Gibraltan 2 Pounds coins of 2002 and I have Gibraltan 1 Pound of 2003. But can anyone confirm the existence of a 2003 dated Gibraltan Bi-metallic 2 Pounds coin and the design on it. Perhaps someone has a 2003 dated mint set - if those exist. Any comments ?
Whilst Pobjoy Mint were making the coins of Gibrlatar, the circulation coins (almost) all included both a mint mark "PM" and dieletters e.g. "AA". These will no doubt disappear but I wonder if Tower Mint will use any form of mint mark ? Who can find these new coins ? If they are not out already - they are sure to start appearing in the next few weeks.
 
4. Bi-metallic medal in 2004 Dutch Mint Special Christmas set ..by Frans Dubois, Netherlands
It's still more than two months to go but there is already a special Christmas BU - set with the 2004 Dutch Euro's. The Bi-metallic medal in the set is showing the Christmastree. The sets are all numbered and only 1500 sets are available. Price of the set is 29 euro and can be ordered from Theo Peeters in Amsterdam.

5. Bi-metallics in Ebay.......by Jose Luis Ramirez Monleon, Spain
Looking for new bimetallics on Ebay I found this Euro test set from:
Cabo Verde:
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=3934544942&ssPageName=STRK:MEWA:IT
Russia:
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=3934544238&ssPageName=STRK:MEWA:IT
Only we can see the folders but I think that this set contains the 1 and 2 Bi-metallic coins.
My question is: Who will be the next country to issue this "coins"?
You can see several images and data about the others Euro fantasies test coin in my webpage.
http://ret001qm.eresmas.net/eu-ingle.htm
 
6. Bi-metallics in Ebay...by Paul Baker, UK
The first one of the Mozambique Bi-metallic 10000 Meticais 2004, I have seen on eBay......
http://cgi.ebay.de/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3934840481

7. The WBCC Bi-metallic Quiz Game #427...by Jack Hepler, USA
The French Bi-metallic one and two Euro incorporate a design titled, "The Tree". What is the name of the artist who created this engraving?
a. Joaquin Jimenez.
b. Fabienne Courtiade.
c. Laurent Jorio.
d. Hubert Lariviere.
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 #426. Many of the Bi-metallic coins of Russia feature designs of animals. In which year might you see the image of a gazelle on a Russian Bi-metallic 50 Roubles?
a. 1991.
b. 1992.
c. 1993.
d. 1994.
Answer to Question #426 is "d"; 1994

8. WBCC Quiz Game Prize...by Jack Hepler, USA
A Bi-metallic prize will be awarded to a member who correctly answers the WBCC Quiz Game this week (#427). If more than one member gets the correct answer, a random drawing will be conducted to select a winner.

9. New Bi- or Tri-metallic images.......by Rod Sell, WBCC Webmaster
The new Bi- and Tri-metallic images shown at:
http://wbcc-online.com/new-releases/new-images.html
New listed are:
* Iran  2004 500 Rials
* Korea Democratic Republic, 10 Won 2002, Silver ring and jewel centre. 
* Micronesia  2004 $1
 
10. WBCC Auction 69 last day......by Rod Sell, WBCC Auction Provider
I am accepting lots for Auction 70. The lots listed so far can be seen at:
http://wbcc-online.com/auction/auction70.html
Please email your lots to me at  Rod.Sell@elderwyn.com

See you 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
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Bi-metallic Forum Page
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http://www.worldmoneyfair.ch/home_engl.html , by:
Schuler Presses, Germany, http://www.schulergroup.com and
The Portuguese Mint (INCM), http://www.incm.pt

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