WBCC Newsmail 497 Volume
11, February 18, 2006
Composed with help from
members of the
Collectors Club (WBCC),
and weekly published by:
Netherlands, Focal Point
of the WBCC
this week assisted by Cliff Anderson
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 WMF Berlin Movie...by Eelco Soeteman, Netherlands
Below the URL to see a little movie made at the WMF in Berlin.
2. Bi-metallic from Canada..by Frans Woons, Canada
This week I handled my first 2006 Canadian Bi-metallic $ 2 coin (toony) struck
for circulation. It bears the single 2006 date. Thus far six different 2006
toonies can be collected. Four with the double date (1996-2006) and two with
the single date (2006).
3. Bi-metallic Ringgitt from Malaysia (1) ...by Paul Baker, UK
The following I could read in the RCC Newsgroup:
February 14, 2006 20:24 PM
BNM Issues Songket Commemorative Coins
KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 14 (Bernama) -- Bank Negara Malaysia has issued three types
of coins to commemorate the "Songket-The Regal Heritage," inspired by the
songket promotional works started by the late Datin Seri Endon Mahmood.
These commemorative coins were launched Tuesday by the Prime Minister, Datuk
Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi at Sri Pentas Sistem Televisyen Malaysia Bhd.
The commemorative coins are legal tenders, said BNM in a statement.
Of the coins, the Gold Commemorative Coin is made of gold with 999.9 purity
and weighs 8.6 grams. It has a face value of RM100 and will be sold at RM1,028
per piece. The mintage quantity is limited to 150 pieces only.
The Silver Commemorative Coin has a face value of RM10 and is made of silver
with 925 purity and weighs 21.7 grams. It is priced at RM138 per piece. The
mintage quantity is limited to 200 pieces.
The Bi-Metal Commemorative Coin has a face value of RM1 and is sold at RM8
each. Mintage quantity is 20,000 pieces.
The central bank said the coins were also available in a set of three and
a set of two. The set of three consists of the gold, silver and bi-metal
proof coins and will be sold at RM1,268.
The set of two consists of the silver and bi-metal proof coins and will be
sold at RM188.
BNM said the same design was used for all the three commemorative coins.
The Songket coins will have a common observe design, which depicts Songket
pattern with the words, "Songket Seni Warisan Agung," and "Songket the Regal
The reverse side of the coin features the face value and one of the three
most popular motifs which are commonly used on Songket. The gold coin depicts
the Tampuk Kesemak motif while the silver coin depicts the Bunga Bintang
motif and the bi-metal coin depicts the Bunga Ketola motif, it said.
4. Bi-metallic Ringgitt from Malaysia (2) ...by Antonio Barrena
The Issuance of "Songket - The Regal Heritage" Commemorative Coins
Bi-Metal Commemorative Coin (brilliant uncirculated)
The bi-metal coin has a face value of RM1 and is sold at RM8 each. Mintage
quantity is 20,000 pieces.
5. Bi-metallic coins from Dominican Republic...by Francisco Pascual,
one can read:
The next Febrary 27 (National Day), the BCRD will put in circulation a new
Bi-metallic coin of 10 pesos dominicanos (RD$10) with the portarit of the
prócer Matías Ramón Mella. A new RD$25 will be put in
circulation too with the portrait of General Gregorio Luperón.
No more characteristics confirmed about this coins yet but, surely, will
be a Bi-metallic coin too.
6. Bi-metallic tokens for the 400th birthday of the most famous
Dutch painter, Rembrandt van Rijn..by Frans Dubois, Netherlands
On February the 15th, the City of Leiden issued the first Bi-metallic tokens
to commemorate the 400 birthday of Rembrandt van Rijn. Rembrandt was born
in Leiden in 1606. There wil be a 1 "Rembrandt" and 3 different 2 "Rembrandt"
The first 2 "Rembrandt" is issued now as an MTT and will be used as
an official coin in Leiden till October 31 2006.
The second and third 2 "Rembrandt" will be issued in March and April.
There will also be a blister with all different tokens which will be available
in the paticipating shops and the VVV in Leiden.
7. Bi-metallic token 2006 from Charlotte, USA....... by Cliff Anderson,
The City of Charlotte has once again issued a Bi-metallic transit token.
This one for 2006, the eighth in a series started in 1999, features the "Charlotte
Bobcats Arena Grand Opening October 2006". The token is enclosed, but
not permanently, in a plastic sleeve.
And like the previous ones, this token is a $1 token, good for onstreet parking,
trolley and transit in Charlotte, NC. And like the others, it was minted
by our old friend, "RWM", the Rogers Williams Mint (see the mintmark just
above "ONSTREET PARKING").
The scans are self explanatory, but in case he text is to small or hard to
download, the rear view reads "A 'Gold Piece' of History / The Charlotte
Coin commemorates Charlotte's history of minting gold coins. On Wednesday,
March 28, 1838, the Charlotte U. S. Branch Mint commenced coinage of $1,
$2.50, $5 gold pieces at the corner of Mint and Trade Streets. Charlotte
Mint coins were produced from gold mined near Charlotte and bear a C to identify
their origin. Coins were minted in Charlotte until North Carolina seceded
from the Union on May 21, 1861, and the Confederacy seized the Mint."
Though this text appears in the card bearing the Bi-metallic transit token,
it refers to a separate non-bimetallic commemorative coin. Both the Bi-metallic
token and the non-bi-metallic commemorative piece can be ordered through
the Charlotte "Park It!" office, 704 375-3177, as shown in the text.
8. The WBCC Bi-metallic Quiz Game #497 by Jack Hepler, USA
Socotra Island is very rich in plant and bird life, 300 rare species
of trees grow here, many of which are medically proved useful to cure irremediable
diseases. One of these rare species is the Dragon's Blood Tree or Dragon
Tree; a palm like evergreen slowly growing to a height of up to 20 meters.
The name comes from the red sap of this tree that was sold as Dragon's Blood
and was said to be used by the ancient Egyptians during the embalmment process.
It was considered part of any witchcraft toolkit. he Dragon's Blood
Tree is seen 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 #496
The Bi-metallic 1989 Vatican City 500 Lire issue shows what kind of edible
The answer to Question #496 is "a"; Grapes.
9. 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 #495 and the winner was Andres Rossi WBCC member #370.
10. 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
* Malaysia 2005 1 Ringgit
* Mexico 2006 Baja California Sur State 100P
* Charlotte 2006 token
* Moscow Mint medal
* Estonia 2006 10 Krooni gold plated
11. WBCC Auction 77 accepting lots.....by Rod Sell, WBCC Auction
WBCC Auction 77 will open on the 11th March 2006 with Newsmail 500. I am
now accepting lots for this auction. Each members is permitted to enter
You only have 3 weeks to send your lots to me at email@example.com
The lots listed so far can be seen at: http://wbcc-online.com/auction/auction77.html
"See you" next week,
Martin Peeters, Focal Point of the Worldwide
Bi-metallic Collectors ClubWBCC@kabelfoon.nl
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