WBCC Newsmail 491 Volume
11, January 7, 2006
Composed with help from
members of the
Worldwide Bi-metallic Collectors
and weekly published by:
Netherlands, Focal Point of
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. A new WBCC member.......by Martin Peeters, WBCC Focal Point
We have a new WBCC member. Let me introduce him to you:
Name: Andrey Pugin (WBCC member #391), Russia
Profession: the engineer on automation
Hobby: World bimetallic coins
Goal: I want to collect all bimetallic coins.
How did I know about the WBCC: Internet.
2. WBCC at The Basel Coin Fair...by Hans Bucek, Switzerland
I can inform you about the Basel Coin Fair (28/29-2-2006, a week after the
WMF Berlin) and I
(Hans Bucek WBCC member #66) will be present.
Anyhow, if WBCC members like to come to Basel, they are invited to
contact me to fix an appointment.
Phone: +41.79.3115311, Fax: +141.61.7013900 or at email@example.com
3. Bi-metallic 25 Euro 2006 from Austria...by Martin Peeters, Netherlands
Below a scan of the new Austria 25 Euro 2006 (Silver/Nobium) commemorate
European Satelite programm
4. Bi-metallic 10 Franken 2006 from Switzerland...by Hans Bucek,
The new Swiss 10 Fr. 2006 Bi-metallic Piz Bernina will be released by the
Swiss Mint on January 20.
Swiss Mint will be at the Basel Coin Fair (selling theses coins) but not
at the Wolrd Money Fair in Berlin.
5. Bi-metallic 1 Euro new design...by Martin Peeters, Netherlands
In a Geman coinmagazine was a report about the new design of the Bi-metallic
1 Euro, common side.
Below the pictites of the 'old' and 'new' design.
The article suggest when in 2007 Estland, Lithauen and Slovenia join the
Euro, the new countries will use the new design.
6. Observation of the new Euro design (1).... by Cliff Anderson,
We have all seen the new design for the Bi-metallic 1 euro coin (and maybe
the 2 euro, also?) which
appeared in a recent German coin magazine. However, on closer inspection,
one has to wonder what
the three blobs that look like islands are there south of Spain?
On an actual map, those blobs would be in the middle of Morocco, but of course
the diagram is not
meant to represent an actual map. Since the same blobs are there in
the old design since 2000, they were
deliberate. Do, what are they? Surely, not a design or die flaw.
And they don't look like definable mintmarks
or initials. The blobs don't represent Malta, since Malta does appear
in the new design.
Could the blobs represent the other three euro issuing countries, Monaco,
San Marino and Vatican City,
even though they are not members of the EU?
Maybe this question, if it is worth consideration at all, should be directed
to the coin's designer,
the Belgian, Luc Luyckx.
7. Observation of the new Euro design (2)...by ZdravkoBosnjak, Hungary
This new look euro coins are not all new members on. I think they will corect
it. Cyprus is missed.
That cold be new question for News. Which country of EU is not on new look
of euro coins.
8. Bi-metallic counterfeits..........by Martin Peeters, Netherlands
In Counterfeit Coin Newsletter buplished by Robert Matthews on December 5th.
one can read: Focus on Israeli Counterfeit Coins written by WBCC member Meir
9. Bi-metallic in Ebay...byJose Luis Ramirez, Spain
Look at these ebay auctions, new designs. Too expensives.
Other knowed designs
10. Bi-metallic medal from Vatican City...by Jose Luis Ramirez,
I have obtained this new Vatican Medal. The coin measures 35 milimeters and
weight 19,9 gramms.
I have obtained this new coin dated 2006. The reverse is the same that use
this kind of coins.
11. The WBCC Bi-metallic Quiz Game #491......by Jack Hepler, USA
The Tree of Life is an important symbol in many cultures. Its branches reach
into the sky, and roots go deep into the earth; it dwells in three worlds
and becomes a link between heaven and the earth. Many trees take on the appearance
of death in the winter by losing their leaves, only to sprout new growth
with the return of spring. A tree also bears seeds or fruits which contain
the future of the species. The Tree of Life is symbolized on the Bi-metallic
coin of which country?
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 #490
Captain William KEELING discovered the Cocos Islands in 1609, but they remained
uninhabited until the 19th century. Annexed by the UK in 1857, they were
transferred to the Australian Government in 1955. A Bi-metallic Five Dollars
coin was issued by the Cocos (Keeling) Islands Territory with the date of
2004. The fruit of a native plant that is included in the design of the coin
constitutes a major source of income for this coral island group of 27 islands.
What kind of plant is this?
b. Date Palm
c. Coconut Palm
The answer to Question #491 is "c"; Coconut Palm.
12. 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 #489 and the winner was Gabor Toth WBCC member #80.
13. 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
* Austria 2006 25 euro
* Vatican fantasy 2006 euro
* Vatican Benedict XVI Medal
13. WBCC Auction 76 .....by Rod Sell, WBCC Auction Provider
I am accepting lots for WBCC Auction 76. You only have 1 week to list them.
The lots listed so far can be seen at: http://wbcc-online.com/auction/auction76.html
"See you" next week
Martin Peeters, Focal Point of the Worldwide
Bi-metallic Collectors ClubWBCC@kabelfoon.nl
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