Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club
Newsmail #520
 

WBCC Newsmail 520 Volume 11, July 29, 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 really hope you enjoy reading the WBCC Newsmail this week.

1. New WBCC members.......by Martin Peeters, WBCC Focal Point
We have 2 new WBCC members. Let me introduce them to you:
Name: Fred Thomas (WBCC member #404), Japan
Homepage: N/A
Age: 79
Profession: Bank Note- Coin Dealer - Coin Collector
Hobby World coins and tokens including many Bi- and/or Tri-metallics
How did I know about the WBCC: World Coin News
Name: José M. Quintana (WBCC member #405), Spain
Homepage: At this moment, I have not any personal page.
Age: 46
Profession: Associate Professor
Hobby: Bi- and/or Tri-metallic especially Ecu and Euro coins
Goal: pleasure
How did I know about the WBCC: I think I knew the WBCC after a search in google. I was looking for Bi-metallics from Russia
 
2. Bi-metallic 1 and 2 Euro new common side...by Michael Reissner, Germany
I have the first pictures of the new common sides of the 1 and 2 Euro coins. The map is enlarged due to the enlarged European Union since 2004.
The first countries to introduce the new common side will be Slovenia, and as soon as it will introduce the Euro - Estonia.
Finland also plans to introduce these new common sides. But sooner or later all the Euro countries will use these new common side. The old version coins will remain legal tender.
 
3. Bi-metallic 10 Rouble from Russia...by Michael Ayrapetov, Russia
On August 1, 2006 The Central Bank of Russia will issue 5 new Bi-metallic 10 Rouble coins Brass/CuNi 2006: Republic of Altai, Chita Region, Republic of Sakha (Yakutia), Sakhalin Region and Primorsky Area. The URL of Website of Russian Bank in Russian language with images of coins is:
http://www.cbr.ru/bank-notes_coins/memorable_coins/current_year_coins/print.asp?file=060801.htm
 
4. Bi-metallic 25 Rand Gaming Token..By Paul Baker, UK
Whatever you collect there must be something that you find to be elusive - you have heard of it but you can never find yourself an example or at least not at the right price. In February 2001 I saw some Bi-metallic South  African gaming tokens on the website of the Manquoy Token Company (the Belgian makers of the original WBCC Bi-metallic tokens). The main legends I could make out from the images were "MONTECASINO" and "FOURWAYS". I could see that the denominations were 25 Rand and 50 Rand. So for many years I  have known that the gaming industry in South Africa made some use of ringed  Bi-metallic gaming tokens. But although I have acquired several metallic gaming tokens of South Africa over the last few years, it took me until the other day to acquire a Bi-metallic example.
The piece is a 25 Rand slots  token from "Wild Coast Sun Slots" a resort a little south of Port Edward, on the Indian Ocean coast. On one side - there is on the core the large "S" logo for the "Sun International" company and on this there is the  denomination written as "R25". On the ring of this side there is "WILD COAST" above and "SLOTS" below and in the three gaps between these words  there is a tiny version of the "S" logo. On the other side - there is on the core "WILD COAST SUN" all stylised and specially arranged as a logo. On the  ring of this side there is "WILD COAST SUN SLOTS" above and " : R25 SLOTS TOKEN : " below. The piece is round with a diameter of 28.5mm. The core  appears to be Copper-Nickel and the ring appears to be Aluminium-Bronze. So from a distance - this colouring and sizing make the token look a little  like a British 2 Pound coin.
 
5. Bi-metallic Fantasy Euros (1)...by Jose Luis Ramirez, Spain
I have obtained this 2 Euro Specimen coin from Monaco.
 
6. Bi-metallic Fantasy Euros (2)...by Jose Luis Ramirez, Spain
I have bought an album with Bulgarian specimen test Euro coins. The album have the design of the romanian and turk coins.
The back of the album have this address www.collorum.de, but the webpage is in german and I don't have found any data about these kind of coins.
 
7. Bi-metallic Fantasy Euros (3)...by Jose Luis Ramirez, Spain
Here are picture of Bi-metallic Fantasy Euro from Romania
 
8. Bi-metallic Fantasy Euros (4)...by Jose Luis Ramirez, Spain
Finally I can obtained these two set of eight coins each set.
One set is for Germany Football World Championship and the other one is from Vatican Swiss Guard.
The reverses are the same for both sets, these obeverses were used in other Euro Fantasies set.
 
9. Bi-metallic MTT's from the Netherlands...by Jose Luis Ramirez, Spain
These are the images of these MTT. There are three coins of 2 Rembrandt with the same reverse and one coin of 1 Rembrandt.
 
10. Bi-metallic 2 Pounds from Guernsey..by Martin Peeters, Netherlands
Referring to WBCC Newsmail 505, item 4, I received again pictures of Bi-metallic 2 Pounds from Guernsey.
Please notice: They have not been authorised by the Guernsey Treasury. I still don't know who struck and issued these Bi-metallics.
 
11. The WBCC Bi-metallic Quiz Game #520.........by Jack Hepler, USA
The rhinoceros is any of five surviving species of odd-toed ungulates in the family Rhinocerotidae. All five species are native to Africa or Asia. Rhinoceros is also one of the genera in this family. Rhinoceros have acute hearing and sense of smell, but poor eyesight over any distance. Most rhinoceros live to be about 50 years old or more. A male rhinoceros is called a bull, a female a cow, and the young a calf; a group of rhinoceros is called a "crash".  A Rhinoceros is featured on the Bi-metallic 10,000 Meticais of Mozambique.  Which animal is the Rhino most closely related to?
a.  Horse
b.  Cow
c.  Pig
d.  Dog
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 #519
A Petroglyph or Bioglyph may be found in the design of Peru's circulating Bi-metallic 2 Soles.The design is symbolic of a hummingbird or colibri, and may be seen in real life as a very large image on the plains of Nazca. What is the distance between the beak and the tail of this image on the plains of Nazca?
a.  45 Meters
b.  75 Meters
c.  115 Meters
d.  163 Meters
The correct answer is c; 115 Meters. The picture on the coin is actually a composite of two of the images on the plain of Nazca. The measurement is approximate.

12. 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 11 players in game #518 and the winner was Meir Sapir, WBCC member #296.
 
13. 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
* Lithuania 2Euro
* Vatican 2006 Swiss Guards
* Germany 2006 World Cup Medals
* Germany & Spain 2006 World Cup Medals
* Turkey 2003 specimen
* Romania 2003 specimen
* Bulgaria 2003 specimen
* Monaco 2005 specimen
* Netherland Leiden MTTs
* South Africa Gaming Token
 
14. WBCC Auction 80.............by Rod Sell, WBCC Auction Provider
Auction 80 will start on the 26th August. You have just 4 weeks to list up to 20 lots per member in this Auction.
The Auction will close at 11PM 2nd September 2006 Sydney time.
Please email your lots to me at rod.sell@elderwyn.com

"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
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