Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club
Newsmail #445


WBCC Newsmail 445, Volume 10, February 19, 2005

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

Assisted this week by Cliff Anderson, USA


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. WMF and behind the scene' Martin Peeters, Netherlands
In WBCC Newsflash 104 send February 14th you could read about the news from the WMF at Basel. Now some news behind the scene's.
* At the booth of the Finland Mint one could vote the metall composition of the 2005 new 2 Euro commemorate the Atlethics Championship. One could vote the coloring, ring/centre yellow colored/nickel colored OR the oposite coloring.
* In the WBCC webpages you can find of pictures of the new 20 H of Ukraine. Mr. Andriy Chernyak of the National Bank Of Ukraine booth had very much interest in these, because the pieces are NOT issued by the Ukraine Mint !! Now I wonder who struck and issued them?
* At Basel a new mint was introducing themself: The Africa Mint www, the booth was in African sphere and one could the smell of incense. They showed there programm of african Bi-metallic "coins" of Benin, and with the domination 600 Francs.
* The World Money Fair is held for 34 years now in Basel, Zwitserland. Next year the WMF will move to Berlin, Germany.
* The Worldwide Bi-metallic Collectors Club (WBCC) was for 8 years present at the WMD in Basel and for 8 years we where invited to WBCC member Hans Bucek and his misses house for a cosy diner. I want to thank Hans and his wife, on behalf of all the WBCC members who joined me, for all those nice conversations and lovely food we had. I will miss it!!
2. Bi-metallic from Michael Ayrapetov, USA
Our member and my friend Gevorg Mugalian from Armenia sent me information about new bimetallic coin of Azerbaijan according to Edict of President of Azerbaijan. There wiil be demonitization of money, 5,000 old manat will be 1 new manat - about $1 US. Accordind to speech on press-conferation of chairman of the board of directors of Nationa Bank of Azerbaijan Elman Rustamov, the bimetallic coin will be 50 new gyapik (half manat). There also will be coins from base metals - 1, 5, 10 and 20 gyapik. The coins will go to circulation from January 1, 2006. Design of new coins wiil be make by Euro Trend in 2005.
3. Bi-metallic Fantasy Jose Luis Ramirez, Spain
I have seen on Ebay new Euro test with bimetallic one and two euro coins.
San Marino 25th F1 Grand Prix
BU folder, eight coins
Proof set, nine coins
Sain Martin
BU folder, eight coins, from the mint that have issued the Martinique set.
BU folder, eight coins, from the mint that have issued the Martinique set.
BU folder, eight coins, Maybe from INA.
Montenegro, 7000 sets
Danzica, 7000 sets
Searching in Google for this "country", I have understand that is Gdansk region in Poland.
Vatican City,
There are several sets dated 2005, I don't have seen good images from these sets, so I don't know if they have the same coins.
4. Bi-metallic from Jose Luis Ramirez, Spain
I have seen this coin in the webpage of the Royal Australian Mint
5. The WBCC Bi-metallic Quiz Game Jack Hepler, USA
Simorgh is a bird from a poem by Farid od-Din Attar (born around 1136). The Bird Parliament is a mystical allegory in which the birds all set off in search of the mythical Simorgh, whom they wish to make their king. This story symbolizes the quest of the soul for union with God, and ends with their discovery that they have no existence separate from the object of their search. This theme is found on a recently released Bi-metallic coin of which country? 
a.  Iran.
b.  Iraq.
c.  Saudi Arabia.
d.  Syria.
Please send your answer to me:
Note: See this coin and many others by visiting the WBCC website;
Answer to Bi-metallic Quiz Game question #444:
Which bird will you find in the design of the 1993 Bi-metallic 50 Roubles of Russia? 
a.  Owl.
b.  Kazarka.
c.  Falcon.
d.  Grouse.
Answer to Question #444 is Grouse.

6. WBCC Quiz Game 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 11 players in game #443 and the winner was Oded Paz (WBCC member #305).

7. New Bi- or Tri-metallic Rod Sell, WBCC Webmaster
The new Bi- and Tri-metallic images shown at:
* WMF 2005 Basel Set
* Turkey 2005 set
* Poland 2005
* Switzerland 2005 Jungfrau 10 Francs

"See you" next week, Martin Peeters, Focal Point of the Worldwide Bi-metallic Collectors

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