Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club
Newsmail #473
 

WBCC Newsmail 473 Volume 10, September 3, 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. A New WBCC member.......by Martin Peeters, WBCC Focal Point
We have a new WBCC member. Let me introduce him to you:
Name: Patrick Young (WBCC member #382), USA
Age: 41
Profession: Accounts receivables management
Hobby: World coins especially Bi- and/or Tri-metallics
Goal: To acquire as many bi/tri-metallic coins as I reasonably can, and to promote their development and cirrculation.
How did I know about the WBCC: Link from internet coin seller's website
 
2. Bi-metallic 2 Zlote 2005 from Poland.........by Stanisław Buławski, Poland
Here is a picture of the new Bi-metallic 2 Zlote from 2005 from Poland.
 
3. Bi-metallics from Kenia,,,by Fran Pascual, Spain
Here are the images of the new deisgn Bi-metallic 10 and 20 Shilling 2005 of Kenya.
(I cautch this images form the royal mint web: http://www.royalmint.gov.uk/RoyalMint/web/FILES/ar200405.pdf)
 
4. Bi-metallic Fantasy Euros....by Jose Luis Ramirez Monleon, Spain
I have obtained these Fantasy Euro coins from a set of nine coins named "Specimen" from Poland. I have on my collection the Bi-metallic 1 euro coin made of silver, so there are two version of this fantasy Bi-metallic.
 
5. Bi-metallic Fantasy Euro from Germany.......by by Jose Luis Ramirez Monleon, Spain
I have obtained this Fantasy Eoro on Ebay. The Bi-metallic Fantasy Euro has a diameter of 30 mm and a weigt of 11,5 grams. The silver ring is made with Cu-Ni and the core is made with brass. These are selled on Ebay as 2 Euro coins (the reverse is similar to the 2 Euro coins)
 
6. Tri-metallic French Token.......by Paul Baker, UK
In a finished Simmons Gallery sale I saw a French Tri-metallic token
http://www.simmonsgallery.co.uk/2001site/tokens/MB33/MB33-5.htm
Look at Lot 442.
In French it says:
--Quote:
France, Tri-metallic token brass/copper/silver; Boche r. des Vinaigriers, 19 (bis) a Paris around portrait of Louis Philippe; rev. Fab. De Poires a Poudre (gunpowder pouches) Arts de Chasse et de Fan(tai)sie. Curious and rare jeton produced for the 1839 Exposition des Produits de l'Industrie
--Unquote
Translated (thanks to Gerhard Schon from Germany) in English language:
--Quote:
France, Tri-metallic token brass/copper/silver, produced for the 1839 Exposition of Industrial Products. "R(ue) des Vinaigriers, 19 (bis)" (Street of the Vinegar manufacturers, 19a).
Louis Philippe, King of the French People. "Fab. De Poires a Poudre" (Factory of gunpowder pouches [these are made of brass like the ring of the piece], Patronenhülsenfabrik). "Art(icle) de Chasse et de Fan(tai)sie" (this item is for hunting and for fun). value stated as "A BOCHE" (i.e. tête de bois, "Pinhead", "Holzkopf" in German).
--Unquote
 
7. Another G.B. encased........Paul Baker, UK
Refering to WBCC Newsmail 470 about another old British encased Farthing, here is the picture
 
8. Bi-metallic inlay from Singapore...by Wolfgang Mehlhausen, Germany
I saw a Bi-metallic inlay from Singapore, 10 Dollar 2005, commemorate 40 years independence, in Silver with Gold inlay.
 
9. Bi-metallic Ukraine medal..........by David Lloyd, USA
Hope you don't mind me informing you about special coins I come across with my dealer network.
A dealer friend of mine has a contact in the Ukraine who can get his hands on a coin or medal that is very hard to get because it was a very limited edition...it is not known how many exactly were made, but it is known for sure that the only way to get this coin is if you are a Ukrainian citizen and work in the Ukrainian National Bank. This coin represents a new symbol of Ukrainian currency which was accepted in May 20, 2004.
If you are interested in this (see photo attached), please let me know.  My price will be $40.00.  I don't know if this is a good price or not as I don't collect medals or tokens.  Multiple coins are available but limited.  Just add a 10% finders fee for me since I am not sure about the pricing being good or not.  Maybe you know a lot about this coin already.  If so, please inform me.
 
10. The WBCC Bi-metallic Quiz Game #473...by Jack Hepler, USA
The Eurasian wolf has a huge range with diverse habitats - from the steppes of China to the newly reclaimed areas around Brandenburg,Germany, east of Berlin. The Eurasian Wolf population is roughly estimated at one hundred thousand, computed by countries that keep count for research. The current wide distribution is the result of human activities pushing wolves into the more remote regions of Russia, Kazakhstan, and Mongolia. The Eurasian Wolf is almost identical in size and behavior to that of the Plains Wolf of North America. Males are 75 cm (30 inches) at the shoulder, weighing between 35 and 62 kg (70 and 130 pounds). The heaviest known Eurasian Wolf weighed 75 kg (158 pounds) when it was killed in Romania. Coat color varies widely, with combinations of white, cream, red, gray, and black. Wolves prey on moose and reindeer. Other prey include chamois, hare, saiga antelope, and livestock. A stylized image of a wolf appears on the 2003 Bi-metallic coins of which country?
a. Russia
b. Kazakhstan
c. Mongolia
d. Romania
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 #472
Russia issued a series of Bi-metallic coins in 1994 that featured birds and animals. One of the birds featured on this series was the Flamingo. The Phoenicopterus, Phoeniconaias, or Phoenicopparrus is easily recognized by its bright pink or red color. The color is highly dependant upon what the bird eats. Which of the following is most influential in the flamingo's color?
a. Brine
b. Fish
c. Mud
d. Shrimp
Answer to Question #472 is answer "d" shrimp.

11. 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 #470 and the winner was Claudio Revello, WBCC member #207.
 
11. 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
* Kenya 2005  10 & 20 Shillings
* GB encased 1920 farthing for Ambassador Super Cinema
* Poland 2003 Fantasy 1 & 2 euro
* Germany 2005 2 euro World Championship
* Poland 2005 2 Zlote
* Ukraine 2004 medal
* Singapore 2005 40th Anniversary $10
* British Virgin Islands 2005 $75
 
12. WBCC Auction 75 accepting lots......by Rod Sell, WBCC Auction Provider
I am accepting lots for WBCC Auction 75, which will start on the 1st October with WBCC Newsmail 477. The  lots listed so far can be seen at:
http://wbcc-online.com/auction/auction75.html
There is a change in procedure with maximum bids now allowed. The maximum bid. What you enter in your email will be listed or adjusted to one bid above the highest bid received and will be adjusted upwards as required, until your maximum is reached. Please make your maximum bids fit the increments listed below. Bids shown with an asterisk * indicate there is a higher maximum bid.
The minimum bid remains as the reserve listed.
Bidding increments are.
For lots at $1 to $10, bid increments are 50 cents.
For lots at $10 to $20 , increments are $1.
For lots at $20 to $50 increments are $2.
For lots at $50 to $100 increments are $5.
For lots over $100 increments are $10.
For lots over $500 increments are $50.
Bids which do not fit the above increments will be lowered to the nearest correct bid. For example a bid of $27.50 will be adjusted to $26.00
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
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http://www.worldmoneyfair.ch/home_engl.html , by:
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