WBCC Newsmail 498 Volume
11, February 25, 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. March 11th a Big day for the WBCC...by Martin Peeters, WBCC
Please notice: In 2 weeks time, March 11th. 2006 WBCC Newsmail 500 will be
composed and send out. I hope to receive many nice and good articles about
Bi- and Tri-metallics.
2. Bi-metallic Euro designs from Lithuania...by Francisco Pascual,
Here are the official designs for the Bi-metallic 2 and 1 Euro for 2007.
--Remark WBCC Focal Point: More about the state emblem of the Republic of
Lithuania is the Vytis (the White Knight), you can read at: http://neris.mii.lt/homepage/vytis.html
3. Bi-metallics 10 Pesos 2006 from Dominican Republic...by Francisco
Refering to WBCC Newsmail 497 item 8, is here the first pictures of the Bi-metallic
10 Pesos 2006 from the Dominican Republic depicting Prócer Matías
4. Bi-metallic from the US...by Michael Ayrapetov, USA
I found on eBay very interesting bimetallic Sample Token of Nevada Coin Mart,
Inc., USA "Copy of 1910 $10 Gold Coin (USA)".
5. Bi-metallic medal from Vatican City...by Walter Giuliani, Italy
You can see now a picture about private Vatican Bi-metallic medal, on front
a view of San Pietro square,.on rear the face of Pope Benedetto XV.
6. Bi-metallic Fantasy Euro.....by Martin Peeters, Netrherlands
In the serie of Bi-metallic Fantasy Euros about the World Soccer Championship
this year in Germany, Australia, Spain and Togo
7. Bi-metallic Fantasies from Cabina.......by Jack Hepler, USA
Refering to WBCC Newsmail 493 Item 12, you can find now scans of these Fantasy
8. The WBCC Bi-metallic Quiz Game #498........by Jack Hepler, USA
Edelweiss (Leontopodium alpinum) is one of the best known European mountain
flowers. The leaves appear woolly because of the covering of white hairs.
The flowers are felted and woolly with white hairs, with characteristic bloom
consisting of five to six small yellow flower heads (0.5 cm) surrounded by
leaflets in star form. The flowers are in bloom between July and September.
Edelweiss can be found on rocky lawns, limestone rocks, and meadows (more
rarely). It prefers rocky limestone places at 2000 to 2900 m altitude. Originating
in Asia, Edelweiss can be found on high mountains in Europe, Asia, and South
America, in the Pyrenees, Alps and Carpathian Mountains. It is not toxic.
Edelweiss is a protected plant in many countries, including Switzerland,
Slovenia (since 1898) and Romania (since 1933). Edelweiss is the national
flower of Switzerland and Austria. The Edelweiss is the sign of German and
Austrian alpine troops, granted to them in World War I for their bravery.
The rank insignia of Swiss generals has Edelweiss signs instead of stars.
A Korpskommandant for example (equivalent to a Lieutenant General in other
countries) wears three Edelweiss signs on his collar instead of three stars.
A picture of Edelweiss is used on the Austrian Bi-metallic Two Euro coins
and on the Bi-metallic 2001 Commemorative 50 Schilling. What is the meaning
of the botanical name?
a. Queen's Flower
b. Mountain Lamb
c. Lion's Paw
d. Leon's Alp (for the botanist who classified the plant).
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 #497
Socotra Island is very rich in plant and bird life. One of these rare species
is the Dragon's Blood Tree or Dragon Tree. The Dragon's Blood Tree is seen
on the Bi-metallic coin of which country?
The answer to Question #497 is "d"; Yemen.
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 12 players
in game #496 and the winner was John Beckman WBCC member #134.
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
* Fantasy Bank of Cabinda bimetallics
* Germany World Cup fantasy euros for Australia, Spain & Togo
* Dominican Republic 10 Pesos
* Vatican Piazza San Pietro Medal
* Lithuania 2007 proposed Euro coins
11. WBCC Auction 77 accepting lots.....by Rod Sell, WBCC Auction
WBCC Auction 77 will open on the 11th March 2006 with WBCC Newsmail 500.
I am now accepting lots for this auction. Each members is permitted to enter
20 lots. You only have only 6 days to list your lots, email details to me
at email@example.com I need the details 24 hours before the auction
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
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
WBCC Webmaster & Auction
Provider, Rod Sell, Australia.
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