WBCC Newsmail 476 Volume
10, September 24, 2005
Composed with help from
members of the
Worldwide Bi-metallic Collectors Club
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 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: Emmett Mc Donald (WBCC member #384), USA.
Agë: 67 year
Profession: Retired but worked as a industrial chemist, for 42 years.
Hobby: I collect World coins , which include Bi Metallics. My primary interest
is in circulating coins, Not NCLT.
How did I know about the WBCC:I saw a write up in World Coin News about
--Remark WBCC Focal Point: The WBCC memership starts on october 9th.
2. WBCC at the Dutch Muntmanifestatie 2006...by Martin Peeters,
WBCC Focal Point
Last saterday september 17th. the biggest Dutch Coin show will was held.
About 1500 collectors visited the show. At the WBCC table (Frans Dubois,
Eelco Soeteman and Martin Peeters, las 2 on the picture represented the WBCC)
the following WBCC members visited us: Fred de Schrevel, Jan van der Vis,
Rob Kooy and Wouter Beerenkamp (he was the organisator of this show)
3. Bi-metallic from 5 Hryven 2006 Ukraine...by Michael Ayrapetov,
In Plan of Issue Commemorative coins for 2006 of National Bank of Ukraine
I found 2 Bi-metallic coins:
* Five Hryven, "10 Years of Monetary Reform in Ukraine", Date of Issue: August,
* Five Hryven, Series "Folk Musical Instruments" : "Bugay", Date of Issue:
November, 2006. Diameter of each coin is 28 mm, Mintage: 100,000, Condition:
Brilliant Uncirculated. URL of Plan on Ukrainian Language is: http://www.bank.gov.ua/Bank_mn/Yuv_m/plan_2006.pdf
4. Bi-metallic 10 Roubles from Russia....by Jacek Stacel, Poland
Please see 2 new Bi-metallic 10 Roubles from Russia:
5. Bi-metallic 10 Piso 2004 from the Philippines...by Rene Gracia,
I would like to inform the WBCC that the Philippine Central Bank finally
released the much-awaited 2004 10 Piso Bi-metallic coins. The design is the
same depicting Andres Bonifacio and Apolinario Mabini.
6. Bi-metallic 5 and 10 Rupees from India.......by Fran Pascual,
I found this week this article about 5 and 10 Rupees Bi-metallic coins of
India that will be available for next year:
One can read here:
10-rupee coins from next year HTC
New Delhi, September 19, 2005
COME 2006, and you could be using 10-rupee coins. What’s more, like the Euro,
the new coin will be bi-metallic — two-colour coins with a golden-yellow
centre ringed by a silver circumference. The design, courtesy the National
Institute of Design (Ahmedabad), has three themes – Unity in Diversity, Bharatnatyam
Mudras and Information Technology.
A few months after the introduction of the coin, the government will also
begin introducing the two-toned five-rupee coins.
The government decided to go in for new themes and design in coins as there
has been a plan for some years now to introduce a 10-rupee coin. “Since we
were designing a new coin, it made sense to come up with a series for all
coins,” an official said.
“Even smaller denomination coins like 10 paise, 25 paise, 50 paise, one rupee
and two rupees, will bear the new themes though these will not be bi-metallic
coins,” he said.
7. Bi-metallic 5 Lira from Turkey......by Hand Bucek, Switzerland
The new 5 Lire Bi-metallic from Turkey showns on one side a bird and on the
other a large bold letter "U" with something in it. That "somethin in it"
is a map of the Izmir harbour bay (laying east-west). You can check that
with google earth. (http://earth.google.com).
8. Bi-metallic 50 Qapik from Azerbaijan........by Fran Pascual,
And this about the new Bi-metallic 50 Qapik in Azerbaijan for next year too:
One can reade here:
NBA LOOKS FORWARD CONSIGNMENT OF DENOMINATED MANATS IN DECEMBER
BAKU. 7 SEPTEMBER. AZER-PRESS. The National Bank of Azerbaijan expects delivery
of new consignment of denominated banknotes, ordered in connection with denomination
of AzM since 1 January 2006. As the first Deputy chair of NBA Alim Guliev
said, the first consignment of new money will be brought in December. The
Azerbaijan manat will be denominated in 5 thou times in compliances with
the Presidential Decree "On Changing Nominal Value of Banknotes and Denomination"
dated 7 February of the current year, since 1 January 2006. Issue of banknotes
by par value of 100, 50, 20, 10, 5 and 1 denominated manta as well coins
by par value of 1, 3, 5, 10, 20 and 50 gepik (one hundredth part of manat)
is supposed. Moreover, coin of 50 gepik will be Bi-metallic – yellow and
white colour. NBA signed the main contract with the cost of 16 mn EUR for
production of banknotes and coins with the Austrian Osterreicheichische Banknoten
und Sicherheitsduck (OBS). Delivery of new banknotes is expected by December.
It would be necessary to make 250 mn banknotes of new sample and 155 mln
coins taking into account 4-year demands
9. Bi-metallic 5 Rand from South-Africa...by Michael Ayrapetov,
I found on eBay very interesting bimetallic coin: South Africa,
5 Rand, 2005. Obverse of the coin have inscription "SOUTH AFRICA", wich does
not have the coin of 2004, and Reverse have inscription "COIN WORLD" on African
Language. Item number on eBay is: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=8335185113
10. Bi-metallic 1 Riyal 200 from Qatar.......by Fran Pascual, Spain
Martin, I found this images of this pattern coin set Qatar 1 Riyal
11. Bi-metallic Medal from the Netherlands...by Martin Peeters,
At the Dutch Coinshow last saterday I discovered a new Bi-metallic medal
dated 2005 commemorate 650 year cityrights of the Dutch City Monnickendam
12. The WBCC Bi-metallic Quiz Game #476..by Jack Hepler, USA
This African country recently issued a Five Dollar Bi-metallic coin honoring
the Pope. The country was settled in the early 18th Century by immigrants
from the USA but was not colonized by the USA. The national coat of arms
shows a ship and a palm tree. Which English speaking country issued this
Please send your answer to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Note: See this coin and many others by visiting the WBCC website; http://www.wbcc-online.com
Answer to Bi-metallic Quiz Game question #475
Croatia began issuing Bi-metallic 25 Kuna commemorative coins in 1997. The
design of these coins includes a stylized image of a martin, the state crest
and a wreath. One side of the wreath is a laurel branch. What
is the other branch?
Answer to Question #475 is answer "a"; Oak. Information
assistance provided by WBCC Member, Denis Buric.
13. 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 #474 and the winner was John Magruder, WBCC Member #24.
14. New Bi- or Tri-metallic images.......by Rod Sell, WBCC Webmaster
The new Bi- and Tri-metallic images shown at:
* Rusia 2005 10 Roubles
* Finland 2005 2 euro
* Netherlands 2005 Monnickendam
* Cameroon 2005 750 CFA
* Guinea Bissau 2004 6000 CFA
15. WBCC Auction 75 accepting lots......by Rod Sell, WBCC Auction
You have only 1 week to list lots for WBCC Auction 75, which will start on
the 1st October with newsmail 477. The lots listed so far can be seen
Please email your lots to me at email@example.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.
"See you" next week
Martin Peeters, Focal Point of the Worldwide Bi-metallic
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