Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club
Newsmail #443

 

WBCC Newsmail 443, Volume 10, February 5, 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 WBCC at the WMF in Basel...by Martin Peeters, Netherlands
In just a few days the WBCC will attend the World Money Fair at Basel, Switzerland from February 11-13th, 2005. The WBCC will have its own booth (D-540) there, so if you visit the WMF please the WBCC booth and Frans Dubois, Max Aiello and Martin Peeters will shake your hand, besides that you will receive a nice present.
For more information about the WMF, look at: http://www.worldmoneyfair.ch/home_engl.html
Next weeks WBCC Newsmail will be composed and send by Cliff Anderson (WBCC Public Relations) in the USA. So please send your news about Bi- and Tri-metallics to Cliff, E-mail: cliff38@earthlink.net
 
2. My new E-mail adress.........by Ahmed Husain, USA
Please read my new E-mail address Ahmed Husain, USA (WBCC member #265),
 
3. Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2005 from Austria....by Filomeno Koch, Austria
I would like to share with you and all WBCC Members in this Newsmail background information and image of the commemorativ Austrian 2 Euro coin that will be released on May 11th.
This coin commemorates the 50 year jubilee of the Austrian State Treaty "Staatsvertrag", that confimed Austria as independant state. This was the birth of the 2. Republic after Austria has been annexed by the Third Reich and after the occupation by the allies USA,  Russia, Great Britain and France. The contract was signed between representatives of  the allies and the Austrian foreign minister Dr. Leopold Figl. At approximately twelve noon on Sunday, the 15th of May 1955, Dr. Leopold Figl, stepped out on the balcony from the signing room and held aloft the signed treaty. He proclaimed to the huge crowd below, "Österreich ist frei!" Austria is Free!The coin shows on it's obverse the signed treaty. There will be 7.000.000 coins minted 120.000 of them will be BU coins for the Austrian coin sets 2005.
 
4. Bi-metallic fromTajikistan...by Michael Ayrapetov, USA
On November 1, 2004 the National Bank of Tajikistan issued two bimetallic commemorative coins. 5 Somoni coin dedicated to 10th Anniversary of Constitution of Tajikistan. Diameter of coin is 26.50 mm, Weight 7.5 gram. The ring is Copper-Nickel, the center is Brass. Edge is plain with inscription on Tajik Language "Five Somoni". The reverse of the coin depicts the National Flag of Tajikistan and Constitution.    3 Somoni coin dedicated to 80th Anniversary of foundation of the Capital City Dushanbe. Diameter of coin is 25.50 mm, Weight 6.35 gram. The ring is Copper-Nickel, the center is Brass. Edge is plane with inscription on Tajik Language "Three Somoni". The reverse of the coin depicts the monument of Ismoil Somoni, the founder of the Samanid Dynasty who is revered as the father of the Tajik nation. The URL of site of National Bank of Tajikistan on Russian Language is:
http://www.nbtj.org/rus/publications/pr_rel/november_04.htm
 
5. Bi-metallics from Poland...by Jacek Stacel (non WBCC member), Poland
In the Webpages from the Polish States Mint; http://www.mennica.com.pl/english/zakl_mon/index.html I could read:
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In order to commemorate the 10th anniversary of putting into circulation new coinage system , by National Bank of Poland, the Polish State Mint has prepared special edition of klippes with images of all the coins denominations
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It shows also pictures of 2 new Bi-metallics, the 2 and 5 Zloty:
 
6. Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2004 from San Marino...Martin Peeters, Netherlands
This week I received the 2004 2 Euro from San Marino commemorate Bartolomeo Borghesi. I paid 12.50 Euro for it. I had ordered 5 pieces but got only 1 piece
 
7. Bi-metallics tokens from South-Korea...by Stanislav Souslov, Russia
I found two Bi-metallic tokens included in South-Korea coin sets

8. The WBCC Bi-metallic Quiz Game #443...by Jack Hepler, USA
The seventh Trial of Hercules may have been the easiest of them all. Minos, the King of an island promised the sea-god Poseidon that he would sacrifice whatever the god sent him from the sea. Poseidon sent a bull, but Minos thought it was too beautiful to kill, and so he sacrificed another bull. Poseidon was angry with Minos for not keeping his promise so he made the bull rampage all over the island. Minos' wife Pasiphae to fell in love with the bull and gave birth to the Minotaur, a monster with the head of a bull and the body of a man. Minos had to shut up this beast in the Labyrinth, a maze underneath the palace, and every year he fed it prisoners from Athens. Hercules' task was to subdue the bull. The feat of wrestling the bull is portrayed on a 1999 Bimetallic 2 Pounds of Gibraltar. Minos was the king of which island in the Aegean Sea?  (Clue: Look at the coin.)
a.  Crete.
b.  Chios.
c.  Lesbos.
d.  Samos.
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 #442:
The country of Georgia issued two Bi-metallic coins in the year 2000. One coin has the image of an eagle and what other animal? 
a.  Bear.
b.  Horse.
c.  Lion.
d.  Dragon.
Answer to Question #442 is Lion.

9. 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 9 players in game #441 and the winner was David Lloyd (WBCC member #320).

10. 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
* San Marino 2004 pack
* Poland 2 Zl and 5Zl square coins
* Korean tokens
* Tajikistan 2004 5 Somoni
* Tajikistan 2004 3 Somoni
 * Russia 60th Anniversary of end of WW II
* Canadian $8 2005 120th Anniversary of Canadian Pacific Railway. 
* Thailand 2004 10 baht CITES
 
11. WBCC Auction 71 is open now......by Rod Sell, WBCC Auction Provider
The 189 lots listed (actually only 188 as there is no lot 5) can be seen at http://wbcc-online.com/auction/auction71.html
Please email your bid to me at Rod.Sell@elderwyn.com
Please note in the last hour you can only bid on 5 new lots. You can re bid on any lots that you have previously bid on.  So don't leave your bids to the last hour.

"See you" in 2 weeks time,
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 sponsored at the Basel World Money Fair 2005,
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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