WBCC Newsmail 477 Volume
10, October 1, 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. WBCC Webpages provider off air..by Rod Sell, WBCC
I will not be available to update the WBCC site over the next 8 days. I will
be going into hospital tomorrow (thursday) at 11.30 for bladder surgery.
Speak with you all again in a couple of weeks.
I will not be available to update the WBCC site over the next 8 days.
-- Remark WBCC Focal Point: of course we wish Rod all the best. The WBCC
Auction 75 start is now October 22nd and closes October 29th.
2. My new E-mail adress...by Michael Doran, USA
Please read my new E-mail adress Michael Doran, WBCC member #74,
3. My new E-mail adress...by Max Aiello, Italy
Please read my new E-mail adress Max Aiello, WBCC member #73,
4. Bi-metallic 1 Real 2005 from Brasil......by Antonio da Silva,
Issued in September 23th 2005 new Bi-metallic 1 Real commemorate 40th anniversary
of The Central Bank 1965 - 2005, Mintage 40,000,000
5. Bi-metallics from Camaroon and Guinea Bissau...by Jacek
Here are some picture of Bi-metallics from Camaroon and Guinea Bissau:
Cameroon 2005 750 CFA
Guinea Bissau 2004 6000 CFA
6. Bi-metallic 10 roubles from Russia...by Michael Ayrapetov, USA
From the webpage:
On October 4, 2005 the Central Bank of the Russian Federation puts into circulation
commemorative coins of 10 Rubles denomination from the series "Ancient Russian
Towns" minted from non-ferrous metals and dedicated to Borovsk and Mcensk
(mintage 5 Mln pcs.of each kind).
The coins have a form of round pieces 27,0 mm in diameter. They are combined
and consist of two parts: a disc made of white metal and an external ring
made of yellow one. The rim is raised on both sides of the coins. The edge
of the coins is corrugated and bears the inscription "ДЕСЯТЬ РУБЛЕЙ" (TEN
RUBLES) repeated twice and divided by asterisks.
The obverse of the coins: at the top - the inscription on the
ring along the rim "БАНК РОССИИ" (BANK OF RUSSIA), in the lower
part of the ring - the date "2005" indicating the year of issue, to
the left and to the right on the external ring - pictures of a laurel
and an oak twig correspondingly going over to the disc. In the centre of
the disc - the figure "10" and the inscription under it "РУБЛЕЙ" (RUBLES)
indicating the denomination of the coins. Inside of the figure "0" - a security
element in the form of the figure "0" and the inscription "РУБ" (RUB
- the abbreviation for Rubles) visible at different angles of vision relatively
to the plane of the coin. In the lower part of the disc - the mint mark.
The reverse: - Borovsk: at the top of the ring
- the inscription along the rim "ДРЕВНИЕ ГОРОДА РОССИИ" (ANCIENT RUSSIAN
TOWNS), in the lower part of the ring - the inscription "БОРОВСК" (BOROVSK).
On the disc - the image of the town’s panorama and the coat of arms of Borovsk.
Mcensk: at the top on the ring - the inscription along the rim
"ДРЕВНИЕ ГОРОДА РОССИИ" (ANCIENT RUSSIAN TOWNS), in the lower part of the
ring - the inscription "МЦЕНСК" (MCENSK). On the disc - the image of the
town’s panorama and the coat of arms of Mcensk.
The coins are legal tender of the Russian Federation. They are obligatory
for acceptance at their denomination for every kind of payments without any
7. Bi-metallic MTT from Canada...by Serge Pelletier, Canada
The Bytown Museum has issued a 15-Dollar municipal trade token to commemorate
the 150th anniversary of the City of Ottawa, Canada's Capital. "We felt it
was very important to mark the city's 150th anniversary in a special way"
said Christina Tessier, Director of the Bytown Museum. The token will have
currency value, at participating merchants, until 30 September 2005.
This is the first 15-Dollar token ever issued in Canada. The obverse shows
the Byward Market as it was in the 1800s with the following legend: 15 DOLLARS
/ MARCHÉ / BYWARD / MARKET / (market scene) / VALIDE CHEZ LES MARCHANTS
PARTICIPANTS JUSQU'AU / VALID AT PARTICIPATING MERCHANTS UNTIL / 30 SEPT
2005 , while the reverse depicts Ottawa's anniversary with LA CAPITALE CANADIENNE
/ CANADA'S CAPITAL / (Eligi mintmark) in the exergue. The stylized maple
leaf found at the left of the Ottawa wordmark is enamelled in orange, green
and red while "150" is also red.
The 39 millimetre token was struck as follows: 250 on Bi-metallic blanks
with a heart of aluminium-bronze and a ring of cupronickel, 36 on commercial
bronze blanks, 46 on nickel-silver blanks and 42 gold plated pieces. "This
is one of the smallest mintages ever" said Ray Desjardins, of Bonavita the
exclusive distributor, "and with the beautiful design, they're bound to go
extremely quickly." Bonavita can reached at: Box 11447, Station H, Nepean,
ON K2H 7V1 CANADA, tel: +1-613-823-3844, fax: +1-613-825-3092, Email:
8. Bi-metallic in Ebay...by Jose Luis Ramirez, Spain
Another time this coin is listed on Ebay
The last week I have seen another two auctions ( I have won one of them)
of these coins.
9. The WBCC Bi-metallic Quiz Game #477..by Jack Hepler, USA
Russia issued a series of Bi-metallic 10 Rouble coins in 2002. The theme
of this series was the seven original Ministries established by the Czar,
Peter the Great. Five of the ministry sysmbols show the Empire two-headed
eagle. One has snakes and a winged staff. Which Ministry is shown with neither
snakes nor eagles?
a. Internal Affairs
b. Foreign Trade
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 #476
This African country recently issued a Five Dollar Bi-metallic coin honoring
the Pope.The national coat of arms shows a ship and a palm tree. Which English
country issued this Bi-metallic coin?
Answer to Question #476 is answer "b"; Liberia.
10. 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 10 players
in game #475 and the winner was John Beckman, WBCC member #134.
12. New Bi- or Tri-metallic images.......by Rod Sell, WBCC Webmaster
The new Bi- and Tri-metallic images shown at:
* Brazil 2005 1 real
* Canada Bytown Museum MTT
13. WBCC Auction 75 start october 22nd......by Rod Sell, WBCC Auction
The WBCC Auction 75 will start on October 22nd.
"See you" next week
Martin Peeters, Focal Point of the Worldwide Bi-metallic
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