WBCC Newsmail 526 Volume
11, September 9, 2006
Composed with help from
Bi-metallic Collectors Club (WBCC),
weekly published by: Martin Peeters,
Focal Point of the WBCC
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. A new WBCC member.......by Martin Peeters, WBCC Focal Point
We have a new WBCC member. Let me introduce him to you:
Name: Barry Murray (WBCC member #411), Australia
Profession: Customs Broker
Hobby: Australian Coins and Banknotes (pre-decimal and decimal), German Nazi
Coins (1933-1945), Some USA coins and have just started on bi-metallic currency
Goal: To enjoy my hobby for as long as I can
How did I know about the WBCC: I am a member of the Coin Community
Forum in USA and read about this club in a post. I also know a member
of your club Rod Sell thru the Australian Numismatic Society (I am a member)
2. My new E-mail adress...by Manuel Diez Gonzalez, Spain
Please notice, I changed my E-mail address
3. The WBCC at Holland's biggest coinshow...by Martin Peetrs, WBCC
Next Saturday, September 16, the WBCC will attend the 2006 "Muntmanifestatie"
(Coin-event) is the Dutch city Assen. We will have our booth just at the
entrance nect to the Royal Dutch Mint. So if you want to meet Frans Dubois
and myself, just look at: www.muntmanifestatie.nl how to get in Assen
Last year there were 1500 visitors and that is a lot in Dutch terms.
Below a picture taken last year of the excebition floor.
4. Talk about Bi-metallic......by Micheal Doran, USA
I will be doing a talk on Bi-metallic coins at the 47th Annual Illinois Numismatic
Association Fall Coin Show & Convention in Countryside (Chicago), Illinois
on Saturday, September 9, 2006. Please e-mail this to all WBCC members.
5. Bi-metallic from Finland....by Fran Pascual, Spain
Here are the pictures of the new Bi-metallic Euros from Finland:
Both will be of 27,25 mm and with the same design.
* 5 Euro 2006; Ring: Aluminium/Bronze, Centre: Cu/Ni, Mintage: 100,000
* 50 Euro 2006; Ring: Silver .925, Centre: Gold .750, Mintage: 8,000
Will be put in circulation the next 16.10.2006
Read more about it in: http://www.rahapaja.fi/en/media/
--Remark WBCC Focal Point: Please read an offer of a Dutch dealer
about these Bi-metallics
6. Bi-metallic Euro from Slovenia..by Martin Peeters, Netherlands
Slovenia will issue next year the Euro's. The common side will be in New
look of Europe Map.
7. Bi-metallic medal of King Ludwig of Bavaria...by Cliff Anderson,
This bi-metallic item was issued in the tourist shop of Neuschwanstein, the
most elaborate and strangest of the several Bavarian castles built by King
Ludwig (1845-1886) was known as "Mad King Ludwig" for his eccentric personality.
Ruling from 1864 until his death, he acted like a medieval Renaissance prince
and thought he could rule as an absolute monarch like Louis XIV. His unrealistic
expenditures, including his several outlandish castles, and his inability
to rule logically and to deal with the "realpolitik" machinations of Bismarck
and others, prompted his subordinate Bavarian government officials to remove
him from power by declaring him insane. After being taken into custody, Ludwig's
drowning death is still considered a mystery: accident, suicide of an unstable
personality, or assassination victim of political enemies? He still stands
as one of the world's most curious eccentrics.
The obverse of this Bi-metallic piece shows Ludwig's finely detailed profile
and "Ludwig II. Konig der Bayern 1845-1886". The reverse displays the castle's
bizarre architecture and is lettered: "In Memory of Your Visit Here – Neuschwanstein".
A personal note: This castle was in no way a defensive structure – it doesn't
guard anything. Ludwig thought of it as a "fairy castle". It is strictly
what could be called a "show off" castle, built in a preposterous location.
Just to visit the castle is an all day affair, and requires a minimum of
20 minutes of strenuous hiking just to reach the place. It's hard to imagine
his royal and official guests caring to endure such effort, even on horseback
or in carriages, except to witness Ludwig's behavior and to experience his
8. Bi-metallic Silver Centered Cent from the US...by Martin Peeters,
In an Pre-ANA convention auction in Denver was this Silver Center cent pattern.
It brought $253.000.
9. Bi-metallics Encased for trade...by Jim Lawniczak, USA
I'm WBCC member #182, Jim Lawniczak, USA, and have plenty of US and Canadian
encased cents. I have some very rare and desirable pieces as well as lots
of fairly common ones, that I would very much like to trade for non-US and
Canadian encased coins of comparable value. My email is firstname.lastname@example.org.
10. The WBCC Bi-metallic Quiz Game #526.......by Jack Hepler, USA
For ten years now, the Worldwide Bi-metallic Collector Club Newsmail has
been a source for news and comments, as well as coin descriptions and early
announcements of new Bi-metallic issues. Hundreds of coins from countries
around the world have been introduced to club members, providing them with
knowledge not always conveniently available anywhere else. New issues are
being introduced weekly and usually the first place to learn about these
is the WBCC Newsmail. Such information has been presented from the early
days of the WBCC Newsmail. Bi-metallic coins from which country were the
first to be reported in the WBCC Newsmail?
Please send your answer to: email@example.com
(The WBCC Quiz Game is only for WBCC members)
Note: See these coins and others by visiting the WBCC website; http://www.wbcc-online.com
Visit the Newsmail archives; http://www.wbcc-online.com/newsmail/wbccnews.html
Answer to Bi-metallic Quiz Game question #525
The Indonesian coat of arms appears on the Bi-metallic 1000 Rupiah. What
animal appears on the shield?
a. Asian Lion
b. Wild Bull
The correct answer is b; Wild Bull
11. WBCC Quiz Game Prize.........by Jack Hepler, USA
The Bi-metallic prize to be awarded to a member who correctly answers the
WBCC Quiz Game this week is an Uncirculated Euro 2006 set from the Vatican
If more than one member gets the correct answer, a random drawing will be
conducted to select a winner. (The WBCC Quiz Game is only for WBCC members)
There were 10 players in game #524 and the winner was Michael Ayrapetov,
WBCC member #7.
12. New Bi- or Tri-metallic images........by Rod Sell, Australia
The new Bi- and Tri-metallic image shown at:
* Slovenia 2007 2 euro coin
* Finland 2006 5 & 50 euro coins
* Japan One Clark token
* Germany Ludwig II of Bavaria
13. WBCC Auction 81 accepting lots.............by Rod Sell, WBCC
I am accepting lots for Auction 81 which starts on the 4th November with
WBCC Newsmail 534
The lots listed so far can be seen at: http://wbcc-online.com/auction/auction81.html
Please email your lots to me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Members are allowed to list up to 20 lots in each auction.
14. My Bi-metallic offer..by Hasse Wiersma (coindealer), Netherlands
Because of celebrating the 10th anniversary of the WBCC I can offer the following
* Finland Bi-metallic 5 Euro 2006 (100.000 issued), EU Presidency, price
13.50 Euro. (US collectors pay 9.66 Euro, because they pay no tax)
* Finland 50 Euro 2006 (8.000 issued), EU Presidency, price 290 Euro instead
of 299 Euro. (UScollectors pay 342 Euro, because they pay no tax)
If you have interest please contact me at: email@example.com
"See you next week",
Martin Peeters, Focal Point of the Worldwide
Bi-metallic Collectors ClubWBCC@kabelfoon.nl
The Worldwide Bi-metallic Collectors Club (WBCC)
was established September 14, 1996 and is the very first
Club using the Internet. Goal of the
WBCC is exchange Bi-metallics and exchange
knowledge about Bi-metallics
Webmaster & Auction Provider,
Public Relations: Cliff Anderson,USA.
Research Centre: Paul Baker, UK.
Developement Centre: Jack Hepler, USA.
ANA Focal Point: Ray Lockwood,
Focal Point: Martin Peeters,
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