Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club
Newsmail #498
 

WBCC Newsmail 498 Volume 11, February 25, 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. March 11th a Big day for the WBCC...by Martin Peeters, WBCC Focal Point
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, Spain
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 Pascual, Spain
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 Ramón Mella
 
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)".
Item http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=6254572439
 
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 Bi-metallics.
 
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: 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 #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?
a. Bahrain
b. Israel
c. Syria
d. Yemen
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 Provider
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  rod.sell@elderwyn.com I need the details 24 hours before the auction opens.
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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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 was 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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