Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club
Newsmail #482
 

WBCC Newsmail 482 Volume 10, November 5, 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 2 Euro 2005 from Italy...by Massimiliano Aiello, Italy
The new Italian Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2005 commemorate the future "EUROPEAN CONSTITUTION".
 
2. Bi-metallics from Mexico...by Antonio Barrena Mateo, Spain
In 2006 (expected first months of 2006) Mexico will issue 3 more 100 Pesos Bi-metallics:
* $100 Bi-metallic coin commemorating 80th ann. of the Bank of Mexico. Design: reproduction of the 1925 $100 banknote cutted into its lateral parts with the figure of the Independence Angel.
* $100 Bi-metallic coin commemorating 470th ann. of Mexico's Mint. Design: old Screw Press
* $100 Bi-metallic coin commemorating  the "Centenary of the 1905 Monetary Reform". Design: cap with the word liberty (as the old "cap and rays" coins).
 
3. Bi-metallic from Mexico...by Massimiliano Aiello, Italy
The Mint of Mexico has released two new Bi-metallic coins, both $100 Pesos and both commemorating the State of Aguascalientes.
But if the first coin is the 32th and last of the Mexican State Serie coins (from letter Z to letter A), the second one is the 1st of 32 bi-metallic coins of a new Mexican Serie depicting on each coin architectural icons or monuments of each of the 31 States and the Distrito Federal.
So we will have 32 new coins with the same technical features and characteristic of the first States Serie, but now starting from letter A (Aguascalientes) to letter Z (Zacatecas).

4. The WBCC Bi-metallic Quiz Game #482..........by Jack Hepler, USA
The Morocco coat of arms appears in the design of the Bi-metallic Five Dirhams that was issued for circulation in 1987. The design includes a crown, a five-pointed star and a sunrise in the design. The same design is on coins issued in 1995 and 2002. What animal or bird appears on this coin?
a. Eagle
b. Lion
c. Dove
d. Horse
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 #481
The Bi-metallic 50 Schilling of Austria, issued from 1996 to 2001, featured a common reverse showing the national and provincial coats of arms. How many lion images may be found on these nine crests or coats of arms?
a. One
b. Three
c. Five
d. None
The answer to Question #480 is "c"; Five.

5. 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 #480 and the winner was Igor Lotoszynski, WBCC member #376.

6. 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
* Thailand 2005 72nd Anniversary of Treasury
* Mexico 100Peso 2005 Aguascalientec and gold center
* Mexico 100Peso 2005 Aguascalientec Buildings. 2nd series
* San Marino  2005 2 Euro
* Poland 2004 10 Zl Basketball
* Italy 2 euro 2005 European Constitution
* Bi-metallic tokens made by the Dutch Mint for the Dutch electricity company Eneco
 
7. WBCC Auction 76 .....by Rod Sell, WBCC Auction Provider
I an accepting lots for WBCC Auction 76. The lots listed so far can be seen at http://wbcc-online.com/auction/auction76.html
Please email your lots to me now at rod.sell@elderwyn.com

"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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