Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club
Newsmail #479
 

WBCC Newsmail 479 Volume 10, October 15, 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. We have lost a WBCC member.....by Martin Peeters, WBCC Focal Point
From Marion Sprunken I recieved the following massage:
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Maybe you heard, maybe not but Erik Muehlenkamp, WBCC member 169 died this summer, on August 13.
His obituary can be found on
http://obit.golden-funeralservice.com/obit_display.cgi?id=246127&clientid=golden-funeralservice&listing=Found
--Unquote
 
2. Bi-metallic 25 Euro 2006 from Austria.....by Wolfgang Schuster, Austria
The next Bi-metallic 25 euro 2006 made of Niob/Silver from Austria will be released March 1, 2006, commemorating
"European Sattelite Naviagation". 9g, 24mm niob/.900silver as usual - mintage 65000.
 
3. Bi-metallic future Euros from Slovenia....by Francisco Pascual, Spain
Here're the official design presented by the slovenian central  bank to the new Eurocoins for 2007, we can read the article here:
http://www.uvi.si/eng/slovenia/news/id/?&i1=STA-UVI&i2=ang&i3=1&i4=sptj&i5=ter_lst_021&i10=artic&i12=7F1622EAF22559F3C125709600340AF8
And we can see al designs here:
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/d/d4/Slo_evro_kovanci.jpg
Slovenia Bi-metallic 1 and 2 Euro 2007
 
4. Bi-metallic 2 Dollar 2006 from Canada.....by Jaime Flamenbaum, Canada
Next year Canadian Bi-metallic 2 dollars coin commemorates 10 years The Royal Canadian Mint is already announcing
a gold proof
Specs:
Face Value: 2 dollars
Mintage: 3,000
Composition: 22 karat gold outer ring with a 4.1 karat gold core
Weight (g): 14.02
Diameter (mm): 28
Edge: Interrupted serrations
Finish: Proof
Certificate: Numbered
Artist: Brent Townsend
Price: Can$ 399.95
Available for now only to members of the Master's Club
 
5. Bi-metallic off-centre in Ebay..by Martin Peeters, Netherlands
The following I saw in Ebay: Colombia 500 Pesos Bi-metallic coin, 31 pieces: 1993 (2), 1994 (1), 1995 (4), 1996 (3),
2002(2), 2003 (1) and 2004 (18). All with different OFF CENTER error variations. Condition VG+ (1994) to UNC (2004).
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=8343060767
 
6. The WBCC Bi-metallic Quiz Game #479..........by Jack Hepler, USA
There were three Bi-metallic 10 Yuan issues in 1999, two of which honored the return of Macao. One of the designs featured
a temple, sail ships and the Great Wall of China. How many birds are shown on this coin flying over the Great Wall?
a. Two
b. Three
c. Five
d. Eight
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 #478 The Greek 2002 Bi-metallic Two Euro coin shows which animal in the design?
a. Bull
b. Horse
c. Lion
d. Sheep
Answer to Question #478 is answer "a"; Bull.
Correction for Question #477.  The ministries of Russia were established by Czar Alexander, not Czar Peter.

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 10 players in game #477 and the winner was Tom Galway, WBCC member #68.
 
8. 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
* Germany 2006 fantasy 2euro
* Canada 2006 $2
* Slovenia 2007 euro coins
* Finland 2005 IAAF championships
* Netherlands encased 1908 1/2c from Grand Hotel Coomans Rotterdam
* Mexico 2005 Baja Califorina Sur $100
* Germany encased 1950 1 pfennig Konen
* 6 x Micronesia 2004 $1
 
11. WBCC Auction 75 starts in 6 days......by Rod Sell, WBCC Auction Provider
You have only 6 days to list lots for WBCC Auction 75, which will start on the 22nd October with newsmail 480. 
The  lots listed so far can be seen at: http://wbcc-online.com/auction/auction75.html

"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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