Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club
Newsmail #523
 

WBCC Newsmail 523 Volume 11, August 19, 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 a new WBCC member. Let me introduce him to you:
Name: Maria Rizzo (WBCC member #408), Italy
Age: 50
Hobby: World coins especially Bi- and/or Tri-metallics
 
2. Bi-metallic 100 Pesos from Mexico...by Frans Dubois, Netherlands
Nr 9 in the second series of Bi-metallic 100 pesos coins of Mexico, commemorate Durango.
 
3. Bi-metallics 2 Dollar 2006 from Canada...by Kyle Mutcher, Canada
Here are some pictures of the different Bi-metallic $2 coin types for 2006.
- ca2d06a is currently available in rolls, it has the standard polar bear reverse. (E43.00 or US$54.50 per roll)
- ca2d06b is available in uncirculated mint sets only, it has the standard polar bear reverse (E15.75 or US$20.00 per set)
- ca2d06c is available in special collector rolls right now, will be in circulation in September (E55.00 or US$63.75 per roll) (E3.00 or US$3.75 singles)
- ca2d06d currently is only available in a 2 coin set (ca2d06a and ca2d06d) limited to 5000 sets, they both feature the standard reverse. ca2d06d will only be made for circulation if there is a demand for $2 coins after the 20 000 000 issue of the Commemorative type "c" (E27.00 or US$34.50 per set)
If anyone is interested to e-mail me at fccc@mts.net Shipping is extra, please ask for the cost of shipping.
There is also a Bi-metallic $2 test token set with previously unavailable $2 test tokens (prototypes), this set features a Bi-metallic seven sided token as well as other single metal test tokens, it also has the commemorative $2 in the set as well. I hope to have a picture available as soon as I am able to purchase this set.
 
4. Bi-metallic token from Malaysia.........by Wolfgang Schuster, Austria
Here is the Bi-metallic token: KLIMOF, inaugural token, 1-3 november 2002, issued by the Royal Mint Malaysia
K-uala
L-umpur
I-nternational
MO-ney
F-are
 
5. Bi-metallic MTT from The Netherlands...by Frans Dubois, Netherlands
Referring to WBCC Newsmail 522, Item 5, about a new Bi-metallic MTT from Dutch City Bolsward, here is the picture:
 
6. The WBCC Bi-metallic Quiz Game #523.........by Jack Hepler, USA
Real chocolate is a cocoa paste made from cacao seeds. Cacao seeds are the fruit of the cacao tree, Theobroma cacao. The cacao tree produces flowers and fruit year-round. The cacao tree is small and comes from the forests of Central and South America. It needs a warm and humid climate, regular rainfall as well as a fertile and well-irrigated soil. The cacao tree fruit is a huge berry called cacao pod, usually egg or melon-shaped, 5 to 12 inches long and 3 to 5 inches wide. This tree and seed pod may be found in the design of a Bi-metallic coin from which country?
a. Argentina
b. Chile
c. Colombia
d. Ghana
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 #522
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
The correct answer is d; Thailand.

7. 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 #521 and the winner was Michael Ayrapetov, WBCC member #8.
 
8. 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 Durango 100 peso
* Netherlands 2006 Bolswarder Flieger
 
9. WBCC Auction 80.............by Rod Sell, WBCC Auction Provider
Auction 80 will start on the 26th August. You have just 6 days to list up to 20 lots per member in this Auction. Lots listed so car can be seen at:
http://wbcc-online.com/auction/auction80.html
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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