Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club
Newsmail #502
 

WBCC Newsmail 502 Volume 11, March 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. Bi-metallic error 5 Zloty 1994 from Poland...by Jacek Stacel, Poland
There is a picture of an error Bi-metallic 5 Zloty 1994 from Poland
 
2. Bi-metallic error 2 Euro 2002 from Spain..by  Benjamin Muniz, Spain
There is a picture of an error Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2002 from Spain:
 
3. Bi-metallic 400 Shillings 2005 from Somalia...by Liu Jian, China
There is a picture of new bi-metallic 400 Shillings 2005 coins from Somaliland
 
4. Bi-metallics Frantasy Euros ......by Jose Luis Ramirez, Spain
I have found on Ebay last thursday these auctions of Fantasy Euros about the World Soccer Championship in Germany this year.
* Serbia and Montenegro
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=8396834464
* Italy
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=8396831981
* Sweden
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=8396833243
 
5. The WBCC Bi-metallic Quiz Game #502.....by Jack Hepler, USA
Garcia da Orta, 1499? - 1568 must have had extensive curiosity because his resume would have included Physician, Logic, spice trader, geology, botanist, scientist and philosopher. His passion for knowledge of the real world ensured his success as a respected professor. Garcia da Orta taught his students the importance of studying the natural world, the value of observation, the value of using all the senses to delve into the new and the uncommon and, together with the intellect, to discover things that had never before been examined thoroughly or accurately. Portugal honored Garcia da Orta on the circulating Bi-metallic 200 Escudos from 1991 to 2001. These coins show Garcia da Orta holding a plant, the species I have not been able to discover. Based on his enduring works, what kind of plant is most likely shown?
a. Fruit
b. Spice
c. Ornamental
d. Medicinal
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 #500.
There are at least 18 countries that have issued a Bi-metallic coin valued at 500. Dram, Schillings, Fils, Riels, Pesos, Yuan, Sucres, Rial, Lire, Lei, Pesetas, Leones, Tolar and Francs are the denominations used for these coins. Which country issued a Bi-metallic coin valued at 500
Francs?
a. Belgium
b. Cambodia
c. France
d. West African States
The answer to Question #500 is "d"; West African States.

Answer to Bi-metallic Quiz Game question #501.

The Olympic Games symbol recently appears on the Bi-metallic Two Euro issued by Italy to commemorate the Olympic Winter Games in Torino. Each ring in the symbol is colored. Which of the following colors does NOT appear in the official Olympic rings?
a. Red
b. White
c. Blue
d. Yellow
e. Green
The answer to Question #501 is "b"; White.

6. 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 #499 and the winner was Bob Vanoost WBCC member #341. There were 10 players in game #500 and the winner was Gabor Toth WBCC member #80.
 
7. 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
*  Poland 1994 5Zl error
* Somalia 2005 400 shillings
* Spain 2002 error 2 euro

"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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