WBCC Newsmail 528 Volume
11, September 23, 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. My new E-mail adress...by Cecil Starcher (ECI webmaster), USA
Please notice, I changed my E-mail address.
2. My new E-mail adress...by Robert Brokl, Czech republic
Please notice, I changed my E-mail address
3. WBCC's 10th Anniversary........by Max Aiello, Italy
How many times in Basel or in Berlin, we talked about our 10th Anniversary?
Time passed so quickly and today is really the Day !
Our big family, 411 members from all over the world (55 countries), continues
to grow up, in the same way the Bi-metallic family continues to become so
big (and specially for our joy). I have written "family" because it's really
what I feel for the WBCC.
I started my Bi-metallic collection in 1982 when I was 16 years old with
the three Bi-metallic Lit. 500 from Italy, Vaticano and San Marino. Every
year new coins and a lot of joy.
Like Frans Dubois, even if I had a big collection, I wanted to create a
Bi-metallic club, but in Italy.
One day, reading a coin magazine, I found an announcement from Martin Peeters
and I immediately wrote a letter to him to associate me to WBCC.
After few days I received the WBCC token, the first token, a WBCC icon.
I did not have PC, but I could use it at work, so I could visit the web-site,
so interesting. After a moment, we are at 10th Anniversary, we met four times
in Basel and one in Berlin at World Money Fair and we will continue to do
it. Frans calls it "the WBCC gang" and I am so proud to be a little part of
it. HAPPY 10th ANNIVERSARY MY GREAT FRIENDS !
4. The WBCC and PR.......by by Max Aiello, Italy
This week I wrote something to the Italian magazine "Cronaca Numismatica"
to commemorate our 10th Anniversary. This is the text (I have translated from
Italian into English):
Dear Dr. Ganganelli,
Today, 14.09.2006, the Worldwide Bimetallic Collectors Club completes its
10th year of life.
It's a reason of great pride for us to see that our "creature" grows up
continuosly (we arrive to 411 members coming from 55 countries) and all this
thanking exclusively our passion.
After so many years, every time we admire one new bimetallic coin in our
hands, appreciating every particular, every detail, every shading, and obviously
its history, the joy and the happiness we feel it's more and more great.
Sure we will be present to the next World Money Fair 2007 in Berlin where
we will officially celebrate this our great anniversary, hoping to catch up
other goals very soon.
With all my esteem, I wish you all the best.
--Remark WBCC Focal Point: Well done Max !!
5. The WBCC At the Coin Show in Assen, Netherlands..by Martin Peeters,
With more than 1000 visitors and about 100 coindealers, the Coin Show last
saterday in the Dutch City Assen is for the Netherlands a big show. The WBCC
had it's own table and here you can see Frans Dubois at our table.
6. Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2007 from Slovenia...by Rob Kooy, Netherlands
This week I learnt that the Slovenian Bi-metallic 2 €uro 2007 will have
an edge-inscription unseen before. It reads SLOVENIJA (see picture).
(The Slovenian Bi-metallic 2 €uro 2007 will be included within the starterkits
provided tot the Slovenian public from mid-december 2006, and will be legal
tender in all euro-using countries from january 1, 2007.)
7. Bi-metallic from Canada...by Frans Woons, Canada
The 2007 toony is out already (only in sets): single date, mint mark, and
8. Bi-metallics from Andorra...by Fran Pascual, Spain
There are new coins from Andorra dedicated to Pope Benedict XVI. The coins
are in value of 1 and 2 Diners in a blister with coins of 50, 20, 10, 5, 2
and 1 Céntime. Have a mintage of 15.000 pieces
9. Bi-metallic Fantasy Euro 2007 from Monaco...by Jose Luis Ramirez,
Here are a new images from Fantasy Bi-metallic 1 and 2 Euro's from Monaco
10. Bi-metallic golf token from Austria...by Cliff Anderson, USA
This bimetallic token is issued by the Achensee Golf Club in Tyrol, Austria,
in a very scenic tourist area. See http://www.golfclub-achensee.com.
This appears to be a token, possibly meant to be a ball spot, to retrieve
personal or club equipment, or maybe as a small prize. It is also labeled
as a "gettone", an Italian word for token – all of western Austria is easily
accessible to Italian tourists and sports enthusiasts.
The piece has the look of the many Italian gaming, carwash, municipal and
commemorative tokens and medals.
11. The WBCC Bi-metallic Quiz Game #528......by Jack Hepler, USA
The coat of arms that appears on the Cuban Bi-metallic 5 Convertible Pesos
was conceived in 1849 by Miguel Terbe Tolón; a Cuban patriot born in
the west providence of Cuba known as Matanzas. The Provincial Government of
Cuba adopted the coat of arms to seal bonds and communications formed during
the years of 1850 and 1851. The coat of arms has been modified over the years.
Some of the remaining symbols include an ocean with a key placed at the center.
The key represents Cuba's geographical position at the entrance of the Gulf
of Mexico. In the background, the sun appears partially sunk on the horizon,
detonating its tropical heat. In the lower right quadrant there is
a plant symbolizing Cuba's health and fertility. What is that plant?
a. Bauhinia Flower
b. Oak Tree
c. Palm Tree
Please send your answer to: firstname.lastname@example.org
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 #527
The South African Coat of Arms is found on the Bi-metallic Five Rand coin,
dated 2004. What kind of bird is found on this coin?
a. Golden Eagle
c. Secretary Bird
d. African Condor
The correct answer for question #527 is c, Secretary Bird.
12. WBCC Quiz Game Prize.........by Jack Hepler, USA
A Bi-metallic prize to 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 25 players
in game #526 and the winner was Ray Ficht, WBCC member #397. He has won the
special WBCC's 10th Anniversary price: The 2006 Vatican City Euro set.
13. New Bi- or Tri-metallic images........by Rod Sell, Australia
The new Bi- and Tri-metallic image shown at:
* Achensee Golf Club token, in Tyrol, Austria
* Andorra 2006 1 & 2 diners
* Monaco 2007 fantasy bimetallics
* Canada 2007 $2
14. 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 email@example.com.
Members are allowed to list up to 20 lots in each auction.
15. My Bi-metallic offer..........by Joel Anderson, USA
Here is my Bi-metallic offer:
* 2 Euros 2006 Atomium KM241 bimetal $6.00
* 10 Escudos 2006 Bimetal 55mm! Unc. $29.95
* 5 of the above coin $99.95
10 Pesos New 2005 Bimetal Unc $3.00
* 2 Euros 2005 UN-FINLAND KM119 Unc. $7.00
* 2 Euros 2006-D Schleswig-Holstein $6.00
* 2 POUNDS 2005 WWII VICTORY AU BIMETAL $7.50
* 10 Sh. NEW 2005 Kenyetta Bimetal Unc.$5.00
7 Won 2004 2003.10.6 bimetal PF $25.00
* 2 Euros 2006 Guillaume's B-day KM88 Unc $7.00
* 100 Halala 1999 KM66 bimetal regular Unc. $5
* 100 Halala 1999 KM67 bimetal Centennial Unc.$5
* 1 Lira 2006 KM1169 Bimetal Unc. $3.50
* NEVADA $10 ANGEL'S LADIES RANCH, Beatty, Bimetal silver strike Proof
* NEVADA $10 PUSSYCAT RANCH, Winnemucca, Bimetal silver strike Proof
* 20 Rials KM29 2004 Unc. Bimetal $5.00
If you have interest E-mail me at: firstname.lastname@example.org
"See you next week",
Martin Peeters, Focal Point of the Worldwide
Bi-metallic Collectors ClubWBCC@kabelfoon.nl
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