Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club
Newsmail #485
 

WBCC Newsmail 485 Volume 10, November 26, 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 future Euos from Slovakia...by Paul Baker, UK
In: http://www.slovakspectator.sk/clanok.asp?cl=21672 one can read:
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Public decide on motif for euro coins
IN A PUBLIC vote organized by the National Bank of Slovakia (NBS), Slovaks expressed their wish that the rear side of euro coins should carry the motif of the Slovak Lorraine cross with a three-hill foreground. The motif gained over 33,000 votes, which people could send via the Internet, text messages or via telephone, the daily SME wrote.
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2. Bi-metallic Fantasy Euros..by Jose Ramirez, Spain
Enclosed with this mail are the images of the euro test coins from Aland. The reverses are the same that were used in the euro test coins from Gibraltar.
 
3. Bi-metallic from Israel..by Martin Peeters, Netherlands
This week I received information from Isreal Government Coins & Medals Corporation about the 2005 (5766) Hanukka set with the Bi-metallic 10 Shekel.
It commemorates "Dutch Jewry". Available in a Presentation set and Plastic Pack. More info at:
Israel Government Coins and Medals Corporation
P.O.B. 7900, Jerusalem 91078
Tel. 02-5600147/148 Fax 02-5634496
Dealers, please email to: rivkat@coins.co.il
Visit our Web Site: www.isragift.co.il
 
4. Encased from Germany...by Tom Passon, Netherlands
Saw in an German Action a German Encased piece:
Monasterium Numismatische Auktionsgesellschaft, Münster, Germany
Auktion 19 - december 5, 2005 - lot 1740:
Aachen. Aluminiummarke mit eingelegtem Reichspfennig 1928A, 23,3 mm,
Av.  KREISSPARKASSE AACHEN
Rv.  WER DEN PFENNIG NICHT EHRT IST DES TALERS NICHT WERT
Aluminium token of the Kreissparkasse Aachen with 1 Reichspfennig 1928A
 
5. The WBCC Bi-metallic Quiz Game #485..........by Jack Hepler, USA
Croatia began issuing Bi-metallic 25 Kuna commemorative coins in 1997. The design of these coins includes a stylized image of a marten, the state crest and a wreath. One side of the wreath is a oak branch. What is the other branch?
a. Laurel
b. Olive
c. Palm
d. Wheat
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 #484
The Italian 500 Lire of 1997 commemorates the 50th anniversary of the National Police Code. A mythological figure appears in the design above the coat of arms. This figure includes the torso of a man and a winged animal. What is the animal with wings?
a. Lion
b. Dove
c. Horse
d. Eagle
The answer to Question #484 is "c"; Horse. 
Actually, the composite beast is called a Centaur. (Info provided by Hans Bucek. Thank you Hans!)

6. 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 five players in game #483 and the winner was Bertie van Haag, WBCC member #.261.

7. 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
*  Aland 2005 fantasy 1 & 2 euros
 
8. 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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