Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club
Newsmail #492
 

WBCC Newsmail 492 Volume 11, January 14, 2006
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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. WBCC at The Basel Coin Fair (correction)...by Hans Bucek, Switzerland
I can inform you about the Basel Coin Fair (28/29-1-2006, a week before the WMF Berlin) and I (Hans Bucek WBCC member #66) will be present.
http://www.messebasel.ch/ca/ew/hor/?syear=2006
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 coins@bucek.ch
 
2. Bi-metallic 2 Dollar 2006 from Canada..by Frans Woons, Canada
It seems that the Canadian Bi-metallic $ 2 coin dated 2006 (struck in base metals) will be available with two date formats: 1996-2006. The double date format possibly only in certain sets (e.g., certain uncirculated sets; other uncirculated sets have the single date toony). There is money in coins!!! Maybe the Royal Canadian Mint is also going to fiddle around with mint marks to raise profits even higher!!! The golden "toonie" (ring 22 karat gold; centre (karat gold) has been struck with the double date format. An image of this coin can be seen on the WBCC web site. Thus far I have not seen any images of the double date 2006 coin struck in base metals.

3. Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2006 from Luxemburg...by Francisco Pascual, Spain
Here is a picture of the new Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2006 form Luxemburg, It commemorates 25th birthday of Grand-Duke Guillaume.
--Remark WBCC member Jose Luis Ramirez from Spain:
The mintage is showed in http://www.zwei-euro.com/zwei-euro/luxemburg/2006/gedenk.htm
Total Mintage 1.052.000
15.000 in coincard
20.000 in BeNeLux folder (Unc)
15.000 in BU folder
2.000 in Proof folder
--Remark WBCC Focal Point: Altough they are available in February it is already offered in Ebay ! Look at: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=8371891404
 
4. Bi-metallic 5 Marrkka 2005 from Bosnia and Herzegovina...by  Zdravko Bosnjak, Croatia
Here are picture of new Bi-metallic 5 KM 2005 Bosnia and Herzegovina
 
5. Bi-metallics 10 Baht from Thailand...by Jeff Starck (Staff Writer Coin World), USA
I Found these pictures of new Bi-metallic 10 Baht from Thailand
 
6. Bi-metallics from Andorra...by Francisco Pascual, Spain
Here are the new and official bimetallic coins from Andorra.
* 1 Diner:
Composition: Cu-Ni/Brass
Mass: 8.5 g
Diameter: 24,50 mm
Edge: Reeded
* 2 Diners:
Composition: Brass/Cu-Ni
Mass: 11,25 g
Diameter: 28,40 mm
Edge: Reeded
 
7. Bi-metallic medals from Poland...by Stanislaw Buwalski, Poland
I saw these in a Polish Auction site:
2 Polish Bi-metallic medals /Au and Ag / . 
* http://aukcje.wosp.org.pl/show_item.php?item=65082
EYE - early detection blindness by infant (baby)
* http://aukcje.wosp.org.pl/show_item.php?item=65101
EAR - early detection lack hearing by infant
 
8. Bi-metallic medal in Dutch Christmas Set...by Martin Peeters, Netherlands
The Royal Dutch Mint has made a Christmas set 2005 with the Dutch Eurocoins 2005 and a christmas medal in Bi-metallic. Mintage: 1,000 numbered sets

9. The WBCC Bi-metallic Quiz Game #492.by Jack Hepler, USA
Bosnia-Herzegovina issued a Bi-metallic coin in 2000. The Two Convertible Marka coin incorporates a bird of the Columbidae family in the design.  Columbids are found in almost all terrestrial habitats from temperate areas to the tropics including: lowland rainforest, highland forest, tropical deciduous forest, riparian forest, boreal forest, savanna, desert, cliff, chaparral, coral atolls, mangroves, swamp forest, woodland edge, agricultural areas, suburban and urban areas. The highest diversity of this family of birds occurs in tropical rainforests. They can be found from sea level to 5000 m and their excellent flying abilities have allowed them to colonize oceanic islands. What is the common name for this bird?
a. Dove
b. Eagle
c. Goose
d. Swan
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 #491
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?
a. Colombia
b. France
c. Iran
d. Liberia
The answer to Question #491 is "b"; France.

10. 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 nine players in game #490 and the winner was John Magruder WBCC member #24.
 
11. 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 bimetallics
* Royal Dutch Mint 2005 Mint Set medal
* Andorra 2005 1 & 2 diners
* Luxembourg 2006 2 Euro
* Azerbaijan 50 Qapik
 
12. WBCC Auction 76 .....by Rod Sell, WBCC Auction Provider
WBCC Auction 76 is now opened. 
The 135 interesting lots can be seen at: http://wbcc-online.com/auction/auction76.html
Please send your bids to me 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 2006,
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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