Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club
Newsmail #522
 

WBCC Newsmail 522 Volume 11, August 12, 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: Alex Zlotin (WBCC member #406), Canada
Age: 35
Profession: Computer programmer
Hobby: Circulating Bi- and Tri-metallic coins (no tokens) as well as other world coins, polymer currency
Goal: Fill gaps in my coin and banknote sets
Against: Injustice
How did I know about the WBCC: Through the Internet long time ago
Eddy Reynaert (WBCC member $407), Belgium
Age: 51
Profession: Manager for Environment in a Flemish town
Hobby: circulating coins of all the nations of the World, of course including many Bi-metallics.
Goal: A better environment
Against: Tests on animals, torture of human beings
How did I know about the WBCC: I learned to know the WBCC als link on the website of the Pobjoy Mint
 
2. Bi-metallic 100 Peso from Mexico...by Gerhard Schon, Germany
Here is a picture of a Mexican Bi-metallic 100 Pesos coin of 2006 on the Bicentenary of Birth of Benito Pablo Juárez García.

3. Bi-metallic commemorates 100 Pesos from Mexico...by Martin Peeters, Netherlands
In the Mexico Mint website is a link to all Mexican Federations:
All the 32 coins have been released, corresponding to the states of:
Zacatecas, Yucatan, Veracruz-Llave, Tlaxcala, Tamaulipas, Tabasco, Sonora, Sinaloa, San Luis Potosi, Quintana Roo, Queretaro Arteaga, Puebla, Oaxaca, Nuevo Leon, Nayarit, Morelos, Michoacan de Ocampo, Estado de Mexico, Hidalgo, Jalisco, Guerrero, Guanajuato, Durango, Distrito Federal, Chihuahua, Chiapas, Colima, Coahuila, Canpeche, Baja California Sur, Baja California Norte & Aguascalientes.
The link is:
http://www.banxico.org.mx/SiteBanxicoINGLES/cMoneda/MonedasConmemorativas/003_EN.html
Click on each state and you can see the its Bi-metallc.
 
4. Bi-metallic from Malaysia, KLIA token..by Martin Peeters, Netherlands
This Bi-metallic token was issued to commemorate the opening of Kuala Lumpur International Airport Express. The sole express rail link from the Kuala Lumpur Sentral (Central) Terminal to the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) was opened in 2002"
 
5. Bi-metallic MTT from the Dutch city Bolsward...by Frans Dubois, Netherlands
After the first two Bi-metallic MTT's of 1995 and 2000 there is again a new Bi-metallic MTT from Dutch Bolsward. Bolsward is one of the eleven cities in the northern provence Friesland. The MTT is dated 2005 but was first issued in July 2006. Mintage is unknown. Picture will soon be available in the WBCC homepage.
 
6. Bi-metallic 1 and 2 Euro 2006 from Vatican City...by Martin Peeters, Netherlands
I received this week the Unc and Proof 2006 Euro set from the Vatican City with the Bi-metallic 1 and 2 Euro depicting the new Pope. Both sets I put in the Auction 80.
 
7. The WBCC Bi-metallic Quiz Game #522.........by Jack Hepler, USA
The elephant belongs to the order, Proboscidea, and family Elephantidae. The Elephas maximus (Indian elephant) appears on a Bi-metallic coin issued in 1996. Which country issued this coin?
a.  Cambodia
b.  China
c.  India
d.  Thailand
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 #521
Canada issued a Two Dollar Bi-metallic coin for circulation showing a bear as the primary subject.  In which year did Canada first release this beautiful coin for circulation?
a.  1995
b.  1996
c.  1997
d.  1998
The correct answer is b; 1996.

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 six players in game #520 and the winner was Keith Beaumont, WBCC member #190.
 
9. New Bi- or Tri-metallic images........by Rod Sell, Australia
The new Bi- and Tri-metallic image shown at:
http://wbcc-online.com/new-releases/new-images.html
*  Mexico 2006 100 peso Benito Juarez Garcia
 
10. WBCC Auction 80.............by Rod Sell, WBCC Auction Provider
Auction 80 will start on the 26th August. You have just 2 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
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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