Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club
Newsmail #467
 

WBCC Newsmail 467 Volume 10, July 23, 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 hope you find this week's WBCC Newsmail informative and interesting.

1. Bi-metallic fantasy Euros...by Jose Luis Ramirez, Spain
I have updated the Bi-metallic fantasy Euro test page on my web. Last images from:
* Azores
* Bretagne
* Czech republic
* Dutch Indias
* Latvia
* Normandy
* Suriname
* Several Vatican sets
* Monaco, San Marino and Vatican City 2 Euro coins.
http://ret001qm.eresmas.net/eu-ingle.htm
 
2. Bi-metallic from the US........by (lost who send it to me !!)
I have bought this medal with the portrait of Ronald reagan.
Diameter: 44 mm
Weigth: 36 gr.
Edge: Smoth
The observe have a portrait of Ronald Reagan and the reverse a view of some mountains of the Yosemite National Park.
The medal have this text:
"Ronald Reagan presidential commemorative
The United States Mint has issued this magnificent commemorative tribute to Ronald Reagan. Minted out of solid bronze, and lavishky layered with over 6 mils of pure silver by the American Historic Society, this historic keepsake is the perfect way to honor, remember and treasure our beloved former 40th President. To enhance its collectibilityeven further, The American Historic Society has beautifully encased this coin in a commemorative ring of wich has been layered with over 6 mils of 24 kt gold."
 
3. Bi-metallic from Slovenia and the US........by Wolfgang Schuster, Austria
I've got the Slovenia 500 Tolar 2005 and a Bi-metallic carwash  token from the US, it reads 'ISTOBAL' above a large 2 - identical on both sides

4. Bi-metallic errors from Syria.......by Mahdi Bseiso, USA
I actually just came across these two Bi-metallic coins, also Syria errors. Both coins are the 25 pounds 2003 coin. Both are for sale. Do you know anyone who is interested? Do you know how much they are wroth, as an expert in this field? E-mail me at: mwbseiso@yahoo.com
 
5. Bi-metallics medals from Turkey........by Tolga Taner, Turkey
There are two new images of Bi-metallics from Turkey
They are nickel and brass (brass: 6.20 gr, nickel: 5.80 gr), Diameter is 32 mm, Maximum mintage is 10000, They were minted by the Turkish Mint to celebrate the 23rd University Games which will be held in Izmir in August 2005.
 
6. The WBCC Bi-metallic Quiz Game #467.......by Jack Hepler, USA
The Italian issued Bi-metallic 500 Lira commemorative of 1998 honors the International organization, IFAD. The coin shows a hand beneath a stylized number 20. In the hand are two plants, one of which is a form of corn or sorgum. What is the other plant?
a. Olive.
b. Banana.
c. Palm.
d. Wheat.
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 #466
Russia issued five very pretty Bi-metallic coins in 1994 that featured animals and birds. One of the birds featured in this series of coins was a Flamingo. What was the other bird?
a. Falcon.
b. Condor.
c. Dove.
d. Kazarka.
Answer to Question #466 is answer "a" Falcon.
 
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 11 players in game #465 and the winner was Leandro Delvecchio, WBCC member #336.
 
8. Bi-metallic offer from Iran...........by Kazem Aghapour, Iran
Iran issued  500 Rls Bi-metallics new date :"1384" (2004).
If you intrested to this coin in high quality, welcome with E-mail.
5 coins = 12.5 Euro + 5 Euro registerd service
10 coins = 15 Euro + 5 euro registerd service.
20 coins = 20 Euro + 10 Euro registerd service
E-mail me at: kaacollector@yahoo.com

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
*   23rd University Games 2005, Izmir Turkey
* Canada 2005 $5 MTT from Butte Alberta
* Another 1 & 2 Euro 2005 fantasy from Vatican
* 1 & 2 Euro 2005 fantasy from Vatican
* 2005 fantasy Euros from Monaco, San marino and Vatican
* Ronald Reagan medal
* Vatican Pope Benedict XVI

10. WBCC Auction 74 2 weeks to go......by Rod Sell, WBCC Auction Provider
You have just 2 weeks to list your lots for WBCC Auction 74, which will  start on the 6th August.
The  lots listed so far can be seen at
http://wbcc-online.com/auction/auction74.html
Please email your lots to me at rod.sell@elderwyn.com
Members can list up to 20 lots in each auction. The members will be listed in the sequence their first lot is received. So list early and be near the start of the page.
Please note no NEW bids will be accepted in the last hour of the auction. There is no restrictions on rebidding on lots you have been out bid on.

"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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