WBCC Newsmail 483 Volume
10, November 12, 2005
Composed with help from
members of the
Worldwide Bi-metallic Collectors
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. The Worldwide Bi-metallic Collectors Club (WBCC) General Members
Meeting In Berlin 2006..by Martin Peetrs, WBCC Focal Point
At the World Money Fair 2006 in Berlin, held from February 3 -5, the Worldwide
Bi-metallic Collectors Club (WBCC) will organize a General Members Meeting.
The WBCC will celebrate in 2006 it's 10th anniversary (September 14th. 2006)
and because of this there will be a General Members Meeting in Berlin. The
meeting will be held in a cosy Berlin Restaurant (Going Dutch !!) on February
4, 2006, we talk about ideas for 10th anniversay. Till know WBCC members
from Austria (1), Germany (1), Italy (1), Netherlands (3), Russia (1) and
Switzerland (1) will come to Berlin.
The WBCC has now 385 members worldwide in 54 countries. For those WBCC members
who will come to the WMF in 2006 at Berlin Germany, please contact WBCC Focal
Point: Martin Peeters, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information about the WBCC look at WBCC Webpages: http://wbcc-online.com/
2. The Worldwide Bi-metallic Collectors Club WEB-LOG open now...by
Martin Peeters, WBCC Focal Point
The Worldwide Bi-metallic Collectors Club has opened now a Web-log. Please
and you can leave you messages here.
It is a Dutch language Web-log but I'm sure you can left your messages, Go
To: Logs, My first message
3. Bi-metallic future Euro coins... by Paul Baker, UK
The report at:
includes some important dates. The text includes....
The target dates for the euro's introduction are as follows:
* 1 January 2007: Estonia, Lithuania and Slovenia
* 1 January 2008: Cyprus, Latvia and Malta
* 1 January 2009: Slovakia
* 2010: Czech Republic and Hungary
* Poland has yet to set a target date.
4. Bi-metallic off-centre 2 Dollar from Canada by Frans Woons, Canada
This week I received an Bi-metallic off-centre twoony I had bought on eBay.
It is of a type I had not seen before. Most off-centre twoonies are
created by the yellow plug either partially on top or partially below the
ring while the coin is struck (Type 1; see a previous article I wrote on
off-centre twoonies OR look at: http://www.bencoins.com/bimetallics/
). Type 2 off-centre twoonies are coins whereby the central hole in not perfectly
centered but the plug is perfectly in the hole. Type 2 seems to be scarcer
than Type 1.
The coin I received this week is Type 3. That is, the planchet was perfectly
alright but it was not perfectly between the dies when the coin was struck.
This is the case with the coin of which I attached pictures. This coin is
dated 2001. Type 3 is scarcer than Type 2, I think. Because the coin was
not aligned perfectly between the dies, the collar was forced down when the
coin was struck. As a result the coin was greatly struck outside the
collar and only a few of the usual serrations were transferred to the planchet.
The coin shows and upward lip, when viewed from the reverse (near ADA in
CANADA). There the coin is the thickest. The coin is thinnest near
2 DOL. In other words, the coin is somewhat wedge shaped due to unequal pressure
on the planchet when the coin was struck.
5. Bi-metallic 1 and 2 Euro Sede Vacante from Vatican City...by
Received today from the Pope the Sede Vacante Euro set 2005. If I receive
one set more I will put it in the next WBCC Auction. The price for the set
was 30 Euro.
6. Bi-metallic clipped 2 Dollar from Canada...by Frans Woons, Canada
If you look at: http://cgi.ebay.ca/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=8351841365&rd=1&sspagename=STRK%3AMEWA%3AIT&rd=1
A clipped Bi-metallic twoony is being offered for sale. I’m always leery
about buying a clipped coin as I often think, in the back of my mind, that
such a coin might have been produced outside the mint with a cutting device
of the correct diameter. Experts can probably tell whether the clip
was made first and then the clipped planchet was struck or vice versa.
Any thoughts from other WBCC members about this? Thanks!
7. The WBCC Bi-metallic Quiz Game #483..........by Jack Hepler,
The Federated States of Micronesia issued a Bi-metallic One Dollar coin dated
2004. On one side is the protrait of Joseph J. Urusemal. The other side shows
four stars representing the four major island or island groups of the nation.
What is the plant in the center of the design?
a. Date Palm
d. Coconut Palm
Please send your answer to: email@example.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 #482
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?
The answer to Question #482 is "b"; Lion.
8. 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 eight players
in game #481 and the winner was Gabor Toth, WBCC member #.80.
9. New Bi- or Tri-metallic images.......by Rod Sell, WBCC Webmaster
The new Bi- and Tri-metallic images shown at:
* Canada 2001 $2 error
* GB Joseph Moore model crown variety without Pub by H. Hyams
* GB Joseph Moore model crown variety with 16cm Pub by H. Hyams
* GB Joseph Moore two model "penney" error spelling
* GB Joseph Moore model penny 1844, only 3 known
* GB Joseph Moore model penny nose points to T
10. 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
Please email your lots to me at firstname.lastname@example.org
"See you" next week
Martin Peeters, Focal Point of the Worldwide Bi-metallic
The Worldwide Bi-metallic Collectors Club (WBCC)
was established September 14, 1996 and is the very first
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Internet. Goal of the WBCC is exchange Bi-metallics
and exchange knowledge about Bi-metallics
WBCC Webmaster & Auction Provider,
WBCC DoCu-Centre: Frans Dubois, Netherlands.
WBCC Public Relations: Cliff Anderson,USA.
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