WBCC Newsmail 458 Volume
10, May 21, 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
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
We have 2 new WBCC members. Let me introduce them to you:
Name: Paul Zippel (WBCC member #372), USA
Hobby: Circulating Bi- and/or Tri-metallic coins of the world
Goal: I am particularly interested in only brilliant uncirculated or
Against: I have little interest in commemoratives or tokens
How did I know about the WBCC: Internet search
Name: Sergey Plitarak (WBCC member #373)
Hobby Circulating Bi- and/or Tri-metallic coins of the world
Goal: Collect ALL Circulating Bi- and/or Tri-metallic coins
How did I know about the WBCC: From Site yours member Alexei Malykh, RUSSIA
2. WBCC Focal Point on vacation...by Martin Peeters, WBCC Focal
Please notice that I will be on vacation from June 3 till June 18th. This
means WBCC Newsmail 460, 461 and 462 will be composed by Jack Hepler in
3. Bi-metallic 50 Korun 2004 issued again......by Frans Dubois,
In 1993 the first Bi-metallic 50 Korun Czech was issued for circulation.
Since that year it was only issued in the BU-sets that were issued every
year. But now, after 12 years, it was issued again seperate from the set
and for circulation, dated 2004
4. Bi-metallic 1 and 2 Euro 2004 from Greece...by Rob Kooy, Netherlands
As everybody knows Greece in 2004 has issued a special bimetallic 2€ (relating
to the Olympic Games). So far, it was quite uncertain whether the normal
2€ 2004 with Zeus -the bull- and Europe) would appear too. By now it is certain
that this normal 2€ 2004 will appear, in the 2004 BU-set at least. See picture.
The number of sets was upgraded from 20.000 to 35.000 and another upgrade
to 50.000 sets is possible.
5. Bi-metallic Fantasy Euros...by Jose Luis Ramirez, Spain
Images from the fantasy euro set from Madeira were issued by INA can be seen
at: my webpage http://ret001qm.eresmas.net/eu-ingle.htm
Also you can see thi image is from Serbia, Surimane, Aruba and the Dutch
6. Bi-metallic on a stamp..by Jack Hepler, USA
There is an image of a stamp issued by San Marino featuring the Euro coinage
including the Bi-metallics. I'll be including an item about the coinage
of San Marino on WBCC Newsmail 460.
7. The WBCC Bi-metallic Quiz Game #458...by Jack Hepler, USA
The Dominican Republic issued a Bi-metallic 5 Pesos in 1997. The national
Coat of Arms is included in the design of this coin. The design shows a bible,
a cross, 4 Dominican flags and two spears. There are branches of two
trees around the shield, and above on a ribbon is the motto "Dios, Patria,
Libertad" meaning "God, Fatherland, Liberty". Below the shield is another
ribbon bearing the name of the country "República Dominicana". One
of the branches in the design is a palm. What kind of tree is the other branch?
Please send your answer to: email@example.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 #457:
Armenia issued its first circulation Bi-metallic coins in 2003. One of the
features of this is the national crest or coat of arms. Which bird is shown
on the 2003 Bi-metallic 500 Dram of Armenia?
The correct answer is "b"; Eagle.
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 8
players in game #456 and the winner was Claudio Revello (WBCC member #207).
9. New Bi- or Tri-metallic images.......by Rod Sell, WBCC Webmaster
The new Bi- and Tri-metallic images shown at:
* Australian Numismatic Society 2005 medal. Sydney Mint's 150th Anniversary
* Australia 2005 $1 subscription coin
* Vatican 2005 2Euro
* Canada 2005 $2Greece 2004 set
* San Marino Stamp
* Serbia 1 fantasy euro
* Surinam 1 & 2 fantasy euros
* Madiera 1 & 2 fantasy euros
* Russia 2005 10 Roubles
10. WBCC Auction 73 accepting lots......by Rod Sell, WBCC
You have only 2 weeks to list lots for Auction 73. This auction opens on
the 4th June 2005 with the sending of newsmail 460 and closes one week later
at 11PM 11th June 2005 Sydney time.
The lots listed so far can be seen at: http://wbcc-online.com/auction/auction73.html
Please note there has been a rule change. No bids on NEW LOTS will
be accepted in the last hour of the auction. So make sure you bid early
for those lots you want. You can REBID on any lot at any time.
Emails received after the close time of 11PM will not be actioned, so don't
wait until the last minute to bid.
Please email me with any lots you wish to list. Members can list up
to 20 lots in each auction. My email is Rod.Sell@elderwyn.com
"See you" next week, Martin Peeters, Focal Point of the Worldwide
Bi-metallic Collectors ClubWBCC@kabelfoon.nl
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 Webmaster & Auction Provider, Rod Sell, Australia.
WBCC DoCu-Centre: Frans
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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