WBCC Newsmail 513 Volume
11, June 10, 2006
Composed with help from
Bi-metallic Collectors Club (WBCC),
published by: Martin Peeters,
Focal Point of the WBCC
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
Next week June 12th I will travel to China for 3 weeks. This means WBCC
Newsmail 514, 515 and 516 will be composed and issued by Jack Hepler in the
USA. So if intesting news about Bi- and Tri-metallics send it the next 3 weeks
to Jack, E-mail: email@example.com
2. Open Day of the Royal Dutch Mint.........by Martin Peeters,
WBCC Focal Point
Today Saturday June 10th the WBCC team with Jean Verleg, Eelco Soeterman,
Frans Dubois and Martin Peeters will be at the Open Day of the Dutch Mint.
Those WBCC members who vist the Dutch Mint are welcome at the WBCC booth
3. WBCC 10th anniversary Commemorative Encasement...by Jack Hepler,
The votes are in. An encased Bi-metallic coin will be produced to commemorate
the 10th anniversary of the Worldwide Bi-metallic Collectors Club. The coin
selected will be the Austrian Euro. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart is featured
on this coin. The WBCC will reach a milestone at the same time the world
celebrates the 250th anniversary of Mozart's birth. The encasing ring will
recognize the 10 years of the WBCC and introduce the Club Motto. Only 100
of these encased coins will be produced, minted by the Penny Press Mint.
These commemoratives will be officially released on 14 September 2006.
Orders are being accepted now.
4. Bi-metallic Euros from Malta...António Rui Marques,
I dont' know if the club already know it or not, but i'm sending the image
of the designs for the 1 euro coin from Malta. In the webpage of the Central
Bank of Malta
they are inviting the public to choose the final designs of Malta´s
euro coin. There is also an explanation of the designs.
5. Bi-metallic Italian Token...by Tom Passon, Netherlands
In the Italian numismatic magazine Cronaca Numismatica nr. 186 june 2006
was a picture of an Italian token send in by professor Gianni Graziosi from
Vignola. This Bi-metalic token looks as a 2 eurocoin. Specifications: diameter
27 mm, thick 2.2 mm, weight 8,79 grams (2 eurocoin 25.75 mm, weight 8.50
It has on both sides a map of Italy with the islands Sicily and Sardinia.
Corsica is missing. There is no indication of the north border. On the edge
there are seven five pointed stars. Who issued this token? If you know E-mail
me at: firstname.lastname@example.org
6. Bi-metallics patterns from Chile.........by Dave Camire, USA
I was wondering if WBCC members could assist me in authenticating these
six Bi-metallic coins. They were submitted to me as Patterns. The obverse
of these coins also show the edge view (since some are lettered). If you know
more please E-mail me at: email@example.com
7. The WBCC Bi-metallic Quiz Game #513.........by Jack Hepler,
The Great King of PALENQUE is known as Pacal Votan, Pacal the Great, "Shield",
or Pakal (originally spelled Pacal, then Hanab-Pakal and now K'inich Janahb'
Pakal). Pakal the Great ruled Palenque apparently in power by the age of
12 1/2, he ruled for almost 70 years. His was a dominant influence at Palenque
and he was probably the man responsible for its sudden rise to prominence.
The head of Pakal, King of Palenque, is featured on the Bi-metallic 100
Pesos Series II for the State of Chiapas. Which is Pakal?
Please send your answer to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Note: See this coin and others by visiting the WBCC website; http://www.wbcc-online.com
Answer to Bi-metallic Quiz Game question #512
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. 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
The answer to Question #512 is "a"; Hammer and Sickle.
8. 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 #511 and the winner was Hans Bucek, WBCC member #66.
9. New Bi- or Tri-metallic images........by Rod Sell, Australia
The new Bi- and Tri-metallic images shown at:
* Italian bimetallic
* Chile Patterns
* San Marino 2006 Euros
10. 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 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/auction79.html
11. My Bi-metallic offers......by Rich Hartzog, USA
I can offer WBCC members the standard book on bi-metal tokens, either on
eBay at http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=8431274764
or via my web site at http://www.exonumia.com/books.htm
BIMETALLIC TRADE TOKENS of the UNITED STATES, Schenkman. Over 1600 bi-metal
listings by merchant. About 1600 listings by merchant, with cross-reference
to city and state. With price guide by rarity. Hard-Bound 1990, 163p.
$39.95 plus postage.
And, see my one bi-metal token lot on eBay: Iowa Falls, IA IOWA Bi-Metal
Set of 6!
"See you" in 3 weeks time,
Martin Peeters, Focal Point of the Worldwide Bi-metallic
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
& Auction Provider, Rod Sell, Australia.
Relations: Cliff Anderson,USA.
WBCC ANA Focal
The WBCC was sponsored
at the World Money Fair 2006,
Schuler Presses, Germany, http://www.schulergroup.com
The Portuguese Mint (INCM), http://www.incm.pt