Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club
Newsmail #452
 

WBCC Newsmail 452 Volume 10, April 9, 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.  New WBCC members.......by Martin Peeters, WBCC Focal Point
We have 2 new WBCC members. Let me introduce them to you:
Name: Cory Downey (WBCC memnber #368), USA
Age: 41
Profession: Fire Fighter
Hobby: Encased Coins
Goal: To have a good time looking for those interesting pieces.
Against: Any thing that causes inconveniences to me, mine or others
How did I know about the WBCC: Encased Collectors International and searching the web. 
 
Name: Mike Eurchuk (WBCC member #369), Canada
Homepage: http://www.greatcanadianmint.com
Age: 65+
Profession: Own a private mint.
Hobby: Municipal trade tokens
Goal: To increase the volume of sales of my company.
Against: Not much in this world.
How did I know about the WBCC: Accidentally stumbled across it while browsing the internet attempting to locate manufacturers of bimetal blanks for me to strike.
 
2. Bi-metallic set from Canning Mint...by Rod Sell, Australia
In the 1850s gold was found in New South Wales, Australia. The local government quickly obtained approval for a local branch of the Royal Mint to be set up in Sydney.
The Sydney Mint started striking gold Sovereigns and Half Sovereigns on the 14th May 1855.  To celebrate the 150th Anniversary of the start of the Sydney Mint. The Canning Mint has produced 50 Bi-metallic sets which include a Bi-metallic reproduction of the Sovereign and Half Sovereign and a dedication medal.
The image of this set can be seen in the new images page at: http://www.wbcc-online.com/new-releases/new-images.html
The Canning Mint is retaining number 1 and 50, so there are 48 sets available for collectors. So far 25 set have already been reserved by collctors. If any members would like a set, which costs US$50 please email me at rod.sell@elderwyn.com.
 
3. Bi-metallic Car Wash Token...by Michael Ayrapetov, USA
I found on eBay very interesting Bi-metallic Car Wash token of Georgia, USA: SALEM SUDS   CONYERS, GA    QUICK WASH   COVINGTON, GA   $1.00  NO REFUNDS (the picture of car being washed). Yellow ring, White center. It is very interesting, that 2 different Car Washes from 2 different locations in Georgia used one token. Item number: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3968284253
 
4. Bi-metallic Medal from Vatican...by Cory Downey, USA
I found this new release on the web and thought I would send it to you it may have some interest to the WBCC members. The web address I found this for sale is: http://store.jewelrydealcenter.com/pojopaiico.html
 
5. Bi-metallic Euros 2005 from Vatican...by Martin Peeters, Netherlands
You don't believe this: Today 8 April 2005, the day Pope John Paul II is buried, I recieved an order form for the 2005 UNC and Proof Euro sets. The Unc set cost 23 Euro and the Proof set 125 Euro. Below a scan of the picture:
 
6. The WBCC Bi-metallic Quiz Game #452...by Jack Hepler, USA
Two lions appear in the design of this Bi-metallic coin that was issued for circulation in 1987. The lions appear to be reaching for a crown in the design. There is a five-pointed star and a sunrise in the design. The same design appears on coins issued in 1995 and 2002. Which country issued this coin? 
a.  Algeria.
b.  Monaco.
c.  Morocco.
d.  Syria.
Please send your answer to: 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 #451:
Austria issued a Bi-metallic coin in 2001 commemorating the Schilling. Four different designs of the Schilling are shown on this 50 Schilling coin. One of the Schilling designs, dated 1924 includes what animal statue?
a.  Horse.
b.  Lion.
c.  Bear.
d.  Dog.
Answer to Question #451 is Horse.

7. 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 12 players in game #450 and the winner was Meir Sapir (Member #296).

8. 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
* Australia, Canning Mint set to commemorate 150th Anniversary of Sydney Mint.
* Vatican Pope John Paul II medal
* Republic of Togo 2000 Francs
* Italy, Damanhur 20 credits
 
9.  WBCC Auction 72 last day......by Rod Sell, WBCC Auction Provider
Auction 72 has only one day until it finishes.
The 78 lots listed can be seen at: http://wbcc-online.com/auction/auction72.html
Please email me with any bids now, so you don't miss out if the email is delayed. My email is Rod.Sell@elderwyn.com

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