Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club
Newsmail #439

 

WBCC Newsmail 439, Volume 10, January 08, 2005
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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 2004 WBCC Awards voting till January 12th......by Benjamin Muñiz Garcia, Spain
For the first time in the history of the Worldwide Bi-metallic Collectors Club (WBCC) you can vote for the 2004 WBCC Award.
Vote by e-mail until Wednesday 12th January.
Result will be published in the WBCC Newsmail 440, January 15, 2004
To see the Bi-metallic coin images visit:
http://www.bencoins.com/bimetallics/2004-wbcc-awards.htm
You have one vote for each category.
Send your votes to benjaminmuniz@telefonica.net
Category 1: Best Circulating coin 2004
1.1 - Cuba, 'Che Guevara', 5 Pesos, minted 1999 / released 2004
1.2 - Greece, 'Olympics', 2 Euro, 2004
1.3 - South Africa, 'Gnu', 5 Rand, 2004
Category 2: Best Non Circulating coin 2004
2.1 Austria, 25 Euro, 150 yeras of Alpine Railway, Green Niobium Center.
2.2 - Latvia, 1 Lats, 2004, Blue Niobium Center
2.3 - Spain, 'Dali' , 50 Euro, 2004. (Small gold piece can be removed )
Category 3: Best Bimetallic Country 2004
3.1 - Mexico for the 'Mexican States Program'
3.2 - Russia for the 'Ancient Towns' serie
3.3 - Thailand for 5 bimetallic coins minted in 2004
To see the Bi-metallic coin images visit:
http://www.bencoins.com/bimetallics/2004-wbcc-awards.htm
 
2. Bi-metallic 2005 2 Pounds second edition for Great Britain..by Paul Baker,UK
If you have got a British circulation coins set for 2005 - I am sure some of you will have them - then it might be a set but it is not the whole set. For whatever reason there is a late arrival - a further British 2 Pound coin will be introduced later this year. Looking at the Royal Mint's site at http://www.royalmint.com go to the "New Releases" section and see. "End of World War II £2, Gold Proof to be launched on 15th March, Silver Proof to be launched on 15th March, Base Metal to be launched on 15th March, Piedforte to be launched 13th June, Design to be revealed later in year." For every design of the 2 Pounds coin some are always put into circulation - this one will be no exception.

3. Bi-metallic fantasy Euros update....by Jose Luis Ramirez Monleon, Spain
Here you find an update of new Bi-metallic fantasy Euros:
* Karthago 2005
Folders with eight coins dated 2005. Mintage 7.000 sets. The eight coins have the same reverse designs that the Mongolia Euro coins. The Bi-metallic coins have the same reverse designs that the Euros from Balearic Islands.
* Greenland 2004
Europ Mint (http://www.europ-mint.ch) have issued the Europs from Greenland.
BU sets with 8 coins. Mintage: 12.500 sets.
Proof sets with 9 coins, inculed the trimetallic 5 Europ. 5.000 sets.
The 5 Europ have the same blank used in the swiss coin that conmemorate the visit of the Pope.
* Hungary INA 2004
Another euro test set issued by INA. The coins shows the heads of king Stephen and king Matyas Hunyadi (1458-1490) and queen Beatrix
The coins will be issued in three types of sets:
BU sets with 8 coins. Mintage:12.500 sets.
Proof sets with 9 coins. Mintage: 3.000 sets.
Proof sets with 9 coins made with silver. Mintage: 250 sets.
* Martinica 2005
The set from this caribean french deparment were issued by European Pattern Collection.
The 1 Euro coin have a diameter of 24,25 millimeters and the 2 Euros measure 26,75 millimeters.
* Monaco 2004
These coins were issued in november 2004. Conmemorating Formula One Grand Prix, 75th anniversary.
BU sets with 8 coins. Mintage: 3.999 sets.
Proof sets with 9 coins. Mintage: 999 sets.
* Mongolia 2005
Euros from an asian country.
Folders with eight coins dated 2005. Mintage 7.000 sets. The eight coins have the same reverse designs that the Karthago Euro coins. The bimetallic coins have the same reverse designs that the Euros from Balearic Islands.
* Norway 2004, second edition
This coins are named Europs but doesn't were issued by Europ Mint (http://www.europ-mint.ch)
* Russia 2004, second edition
Only were minted 1000 sets with a diferent design in the 1 and 2 Euro obverses.
* Saint Helena 2004
This island was used like a jail for Napoleon Bonaparte. The reverse of the coins are the same that the issued for Alderney, Guernsey, Man Island, Jersey and Gibraltar. The 1 Euro coin have a diameter of 23,0 millimeters and the 2 Euros measure 25,3 millimeters.
BU sets with 8 coins. Mintage: 10.000 sets.
Proof sets with 9 coins. Mintage: 4.000 sets.
Proof sets with 9 coins made with silver. Mintage: 250 sets.
* Netherlands antilles
I have obtained the images of the obverse of this coins. Minted by INA
BU sets with 8 coins. Mintage: 10.000 sets.
Proof sets with 9 coins. Mintage: I don't know it
Proof sets with 9 coins made with silver. Mintage: 275 sets.
* Poland 2003
A friend (named Jaume Boada) of the spanish numismatic forum (www.anversoyreverso.com) send to my the images of these test Euros from Poland dated 2003.
I have updated my webpage about this type of coins.
http://ret001qm.eresmas.net/eu-ingle.htm
 
4. Bi-metallic 25 Euro 2005 from Austria...byAntonio Barrena Mateo, Spain
If you take a look at: http://home.wanadoo.nl/llinde/WMF2005-2.jpg you an see a picture of the 25 Euro 2005 from Austria
 
5. Bi-metallic NYC tansit Token...by Michael Ayrapetov, USA
According to the seller on eBay Auction (item number: 2268517901), the bi-metallic New York City transit tokens with letters SJD were ordered by Sylvester J. Dubosz who then was Assistat Controller of the New York City Transit Authority in 1986. The earlies tokens were struck with his initials: SJD. When the Transit Authority discovered this, he was fired, and the later tokens come without his initials.

6. Bi-metallic in Ebay...by Antonio Barrena Mateo, Spain
Saw in Ebay a new token:
http://cgi.es.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=3458&item=3950664991&rd=1

7. The WBCC Bi-metallic Quiz Game #439...by Jack Hepler, USA
The Mexican Bi-metallic series of circulating coins features a common reverse design with an eagle holding a snake in its beak. The design continues on the new Bi-metallic series of 100 Pesos coins honoring the 32 Estatos of Mexico. Originally nomads from the north or west of Mexico, the Aztecs were led to the Valley of Mexico by their priests. They settled on the islands in the series of lakes which then filled much of the valley because it was there that they happened to spy an eagle - the prophesied sign that this was the place to stop their wanderings. The eagle was perched on what kind of plant? 
a.  Arbol de Pan.
b.  Cactus.
c.  Guacari Tree.
d.  Palm Tree
Please send your answer to me: heplerj@juno.com
Note: See this coin and many others by visiting the WBCC website; http://www.wbcc-online.com
Answer to Bi-metallic Quiz Game question #438:
San Marino issued a Bi-metallic 1000 Lire in 2000 and incorporated a bird in the design. This bird is common to Europe, and various species may be seen in other parts of the world. What kind of bird is featured on this coin? 
a.  Dove
b.  Eagle.
c.  Goose
d.  Swallow.
Answer to Question #438 is Swallow or Swift.

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. If more than one member gets the correct answer, a random drawing will be conducted to select a winner. There were 13 players in game #437 and the winner was Bob Vanoost (WBCC member #341).


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
* WBCC encased USA 2004 quarters
* WBCC encased 5 rand South Africa
* WBCC encased 10c New Zealand
* WBCC encased 5c Dominican Republic 
* St. Helena Fantasy
* EurosRussia Fantasy Euros
* Poland Fantasy Euros
* Norway Fantasy Euros
* Mongolia Fantasy Euros
* Monaco Fantasy Euros
* Martinique Fantasy Euros 
* Hungary Fantasy Euros
* Greenland Fantasy Euros
* Carthage Fantasy Euros
* Netherland Antillies Fantasy Euros
* Mexico 100 Pesos, Jalisco and Mexico
* North Korea 2004 1 Won
* North Korea 2004 7 won

10. WBCC Auction 71 excepting items......by Rod Sell, WBCC Auction Provider
Auction 71 is now open for listing lots. The auction starts on the 5th February 2005 with newsmail 443. The lots listed so far can be seen at: http://wbcc-online.com/auction/auction71.html
Please email me with any lots you wish to list.  There is a maximum of 20
per member. My email is Rod.Sell@elderwyn.com
 
11. My Bi-metallic offer...by Liu Jian, China
Please add the new North Korea 1 Won bi-metallic picture on WBCC website.
New Bi-metallic 1 Won and 7 Won coins from North Korea
I have two new North Korea bi-metallic coins in stock, one is 40mm crown size proof coin, central was made of silver (20g .999) and outer circle was made of brass. face value is 7 won, issue date 2004 commemorate a Gymnasium. Low mintage of 500 pcs, price for it is $50.
The other is the same design but in Aluminum/brass,face value is 1 won, 40mm crown size proof coin and packed in original case. price for it is $30.
Send me e-mail at postmaster@ebaybus.com if you are interested in any of them

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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http://www.worldmoneyfair.ch/home_engl.html , by:
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