Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club
Newsmail #512
 

WBCC Newsmail 512 Volume 11, June 3, 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

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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. Future 3 editions WBCC Newsmails.......by Martin Peeters, WBCC Focal Point
In 2 weeks time I will have my vacation in China. This means WBCC Newsmail 514, 515 and 516 will be
composed by Jack Hepler in the USA.
 
2. Open Day of the Royal Dutch Mint.........by Martin Peeters, WBCC Focal Point
Next Saturday June 10th a WBCC team with Jean Verleg, Eelco Soeterman, Frans Dubois and Martin Peeters will
expose the WBCC at the Open Day of the Dutch Mint.
Those WBCC members who vist the Dutch Mint are welcome at the WBCC booth !
 
3. Tri-metallics in Ebay..........by Jose Luis Ramirez, Spain
You can see other Tri-metallic uniface patterns
http://cgi.ebay.com/MEGA-RARE-UNIFACE-TRIAL-STRIKE-PATTERN-ECU-FOR-DRAKE_W0QQitem
Z8427692296QQihZ021QQcategoryZ3406QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

http://cgi.ebay.com/RARE-BI-METALLIC-GOLD-SILVER-PATTERN-UNICORN-ECU_W0QQitem
Z8427700440QQihZ021QQcategoryZ3407QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem
 
http://cgi.ebay.com/RARE-GREEK-BI-METALLIC-GOLD-on-SILVER-UNIFACE PATTERN_W0QQitemZ8427705356QQihZ021QQcategoryZ45152QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem
 
4. Bi-metallic 1 and 2 Euro 2006 from San Marino........by Martin Peeters, Netherlands
This week I received the 2006 San Marino Euro set, with the Bi-metallic 1 and 2 Euro.
 
5. The WBCC Bi-metallic Quiz Game #512.........by Jack Hepler, USA
The main feature of the Austrian coat of arms, the eagle, appears in one form or another on four of the nine state coats of arms. Nine coats of arms appear on the Bi-metallic coins of Austria issued before 2002. The present coat of arms is based on the original as proclaimed in 1918. The eagle's crown represents the burghers. Of particular interest are the broken chains which indicate the liberation of Austria in 1945. The shield is from the Babenberg family arms which have for many years served for those of Austria. The color of the shield is red with a white centre portion. This arrangement of colors is said to be representative of the blood-stained uniform of Duke Leopold at the Battle of Ptolemais in 1191. What is the eagle holding in its talons? (The Austrian Bi-metallic coins issued for circulation do not show this detail)
a.  Hammer and Sickle
b.  Wheat and Laurel branches
c.  Arrows and Lightning Bolts
d.  Nothing
Please send your answer to: heplerj@juno.com
Note: See this coin and others by visiting the WBCC website; http://www.wbcc-online.com
Answer to Bi-metallic Quiz Game question #511
A Congressional law passed by Simon Bolivar in 1825 consecrated the Coat of Arms of Peru. The coat of arms is found on the Bi-metallic coins of Peru. What is the name of the tree to the upper right of the coat of arms?
a.  Chinchona
b.  Arbol de Pan
c.  Guacari
d.  Dragon Blood Tree
The answer to Question #511 is "a"; Chinchona.

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 9 players in game #510 and the winner was Bertie van Haag, WBCC member #261.
 
7. New Bi- or Tri-metallic images........by Rod Sell, Australia
The new Bi- and Tri-metallic images shown at:
http://wbcc-online.com/new-releases/new-images.html
* Danish Pattern
* Amusement Games World Token
* Treaty of Rome  2006 Commemoratives
 
9. WBCC Auction 79.............by Rod Sell, WBCC Auction Provider
WBCC Auction 79 will open on the 1st July 2006.
I am now accepting lots for this auction.  Each members is permitted to enter 20 lots.
You only have 4 weeks to send your lots to me at rod.sell@elderwyn.com
The lots listed so far can be seen at: http://wbcc-online.com/auction/auction79.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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