Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club
Newsmail #495
 

WBCC Newsmail 495 Volume 11, February 4, 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

this week assisted by Cliff Anderson

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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. The WBCC at the WMF 2006 in Berlin ......by Martin Peeters, WBCC Focal Point
The WBCC would like to thank Schuler Presses and the Portuguese Mint for their sponsorship attending the WBCC the Berlin World Money Fair, on the 3rd to 5th February 2006.
So this will arrive in your inboxes as the WMF is underway in Berlin.  Hopefully, those members who are within driving range can attend. 
As Martin said last week, the following members will be at the WBCC booth (WBCC Booth number EMP 1-3) for all three days:  Max Allieo (Italy), Frans Dubois, Eelc Soeteman, Martin Peeters (Netherlands) and Alexei Malykh (Russia).  And they are expecting visits from Gerhard Schon (Germany), Wolfgang Schuster (Austria) and Wouter Beerenkamp (Netherlands).
The highlight will be February 4th, Saturday evening, we will have a "WBCC meeting" with a cozy dinner (Going Dutch !)
The WBCC booth can be located in a link to the WMF and the booth floor (in Acrobat Reader)
http://www.worldmoneyfair.ch/Dokumentordner/WorldMoneyFair06_Exhibition_map.pdf
The WBCC Booth in the left upper part and it is at the entrance of the WMF.

2. The WBCC at the ANA 2006 in Denver, USA...by Ray Lockwood, WBCC Focal Point ANA Conventions
Also worthy of rementioning, the WBCC will again be represented at this year’s ANA.  ALL our members attending that ANA convention will meet at 10:30 A.M. on Friday, August 18, 2006, in the Colorado Convention Center in Denver, Colorado, USA.  Check out:
http://www.money.org/Content/NavigationMenu/NumismaticEvents/ANAConventions/Worlds_Fair_of_Money1.htm

3.  Official Euro coins from Slovakia                  Jose L. Ramirez
Jose alerted us to these coins, included in a folder with 2004 Slovakian legal tender coins.
This eBay auction shows the 2004 folder: 
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=8377537995&fromMakeTrack=true
The Kremnica Mint at http://www.mint.sk/kat_mince_obehove_2004_uk.htm will lead you to "Slovak coins and euromedals 2004".  The site says that 15,000 pieces were issued. 
The 2 euro is the bust of Prince Pribina, and the 1 euro is that of General M. R. Štefánik.

4.  300 Euro from Spain.                                         Fran Pascual
Fran notes that there is a new official design for this 300 euro Spanish coin, commemorating the World Cup of FIFA this year in Germany.  The website showing this, http://www.euronumis.com/?p=123, states that the coin has been delayed by some problems with the design.  Seeing that it is 12 sided, one can imagine!

5.  Unusual bimetallic token                                 Cliff Anderson
This unusual oval shaped bimetallic token came from the Antrim Iron Company in Mancelona, Michigan.  Other tokens like this one are dated 1898.  That Michigan town still exists.  Its population is only 1,400.  Notice that its value is “good for 3 in merchandise”, which probably means three cents.

6.  Two more bimetallic car wash tokens            Cliff Anderson
Here are the obverse and reverse of two bimetallic car wash tokens, Pumphouse and Wonder Wash.  Note that the “Wonder Wash” token bears the “RWM” mintmark, for the Roger Williams Mint, that has made more than a few of the bimetallic tokens we have seen.

7.  Luxembourg 2006 10 euro                                Frans Dubois
As advertised by the Luxembourg Bank, this beautiful bimetallic piece will commemorate 150 years of that Bank when it is released on February 27, 2006, in Berlin.  It is 26 mm in diameter, 2.3 mm thick, and weighs 8 grams.  The outer ring is .925 silver, surrounding the central core of .999 titanium.  Minted by the Austrian Mint, its mintage is only 7,500.  Its price is 50 euros.
Gerhard Schon, WBCC #60, further advised us that later this year, November 27, to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Liechtenstein Council of State, another 20 euro coin will be issued.  It will have the same specifications as the Austrian old 100 schilling coin.

8. The WBCC Bi-metallic Quiz Game #495, by Jack Hepler
Don Quixote de la Mancha (spelled Don Quijote in modern Spanish) is a novel by the Spanish author Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra. The English word, quixotic, at present means "idealistic and impractical". The expressions "tilting at windmills" and "fighting windmills" come from this story.  Two windmills may be seen in the design of the 2005 Spanish Bi-metallic Two Euro.  What did Don Quixote think the windmills to be?
a. Dragons.
b. Lions.
c. Eagles.
d. Giants.
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 #494
The second series Bi-metallic 100 Pesos of Mexico that was issued for the State of Baja California has the image of an endangered species of animal.  Which animal is shown on this coin?
a. Wild Burro.
b. Cimarron Ram.
c. Mountain Lion.
d. Sun Bear.
The answer to Question #494 is "b"; Cimarron Ram.

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 #493 and the winner was Bertie van Haag WBCC member #261.

9. New Bi- or Tri-metallic images.......by Rod Sell, WBCC Webmaster
The new Bi- and Tri-metallic images this week are shown at: http://wbcc-online.com/new-releases/new-images.html.  They are:
*Antrim Iron Company 3 cent token
*Luxembourg 150th Anniversary of State Bank
*SLOVAKIA 2004 Fantasy Euros
*Spain 300E 2006
*WBCC encased Thailand 2005 10 baht Scout Jamboree
*WBCC encased Thailand 2005 10 baht Secretariat of Cabinet
*WBCC encased  2005 Finland 2E
*WBCC encased  2005 Italy 2E

10. WBCC Auction 77 accepting lots.....by Rod Sell, WBCC Auction Provider
WBCC Auction 77 will open on the 11th of March 2006 with Newsmail 500.
I am now accepting lots for this auction.  Each member is permitted to enter 20 lots.  Each member is allowed to list 20 lots in each auction.  If possible please send an image along with the details of the lots and a reserve (starting) price.
Please send your lots to me at rod.sell@elderwyn.com
The lots listed so far can be seen at http://wbcc-online.com/auction/auction77.html

As Martin says, "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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