WBCC Newsmail 531 Volume
11, October 14, 2006
Composed with help from
members of the
Worldwide Bi-metallic Collectors Club
and weekly published by: Martin Peeters,
Netherlands, Focal Point of the WBCC
Past Newsmails can be found at http://www.wbcc-online.com/newsmail/wbccnews.html
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. Bi-metallic 10 Baht 2006 from Thailand...by Frans Dubois, Netherlands
Here is the new pictures of the leatest 10 Baht from Thailand, commemorate
The Centenary of The Judge Advocate General's Department and it the 43e Bi-metallic
10 Baht from Thailand
2. Bi-metallics from Austria in 2007......by Martin Peeters, Netherlands
The Austra Mint announced the new Bi-metallics for 2007:
* 25 Euro 2007, Nobium/Silver, commemorate the Austrian Aviation, issue
date February 28, 2007
* 2007 Annual set with a 2 Euro commemorate the Rome Treaty, issue date
October 10, 2007
3. Bi-metallic 100 pesos from Mexico...by Frans Dubois, Netherlands
The last Bi-metallic 100 pesos from Mexico that was mentioned in the Newsmail
was the 100 pesos 2006 - Guerrero. But there was one issued before this one
that was not in the Newsmail. It is the 100 pesos of : "Guanajuato". Here
is a pictures:
4. Bi-metallic Swiss encased coin.........by Cliff Anderson, USA
Here is another interesting historical encased coin from Switzerland.
It is a 1948 1 rappen coin, encased in an aluminum ring. Its "good
luck" nature is shown in its inscription:
"Dein Talisman bin Ich KH Fürwahr Ich bring dir gluck durchs ganze
jahr", or roughly, "I am your talisman, bringing you luck the whole year."
But the rest of the inscriptions relate to the devaluation of the original
"Wer den rappen nicht ehrt ist des frankens nicht wert /
Zum Andenken an die Abwertung des schweizerfrankens /
Dem goldfranken zum abschied /
Der Franken ist tot; es lebe der Franken /
1848-26 IX 1936"
I have not attempted to translate these inscriptions verbatim, and I invite
other WBCC members to do so. But the above dates, "1848-26 IX 1936", do refer
to the Swiss federal monetary system. It was authorized and began in 1848
and survived through the following decades until the Swiss franc was devalued
on 27 September 1936, during the Great Depression. The currency was devalued
by 30%, following the devaluations of the other international currencies,
the British pound, U.S. dollar and the French franc.
This encased piece commemorates that event and the original Swiss franc.
5. Bi-metallic Fantasy Euro's...by Jose Luis Ramirez, Spain
The below images are from an Euro Fantasy coin from Germany, Estland and
Slovenia. Maybe the Bi-metallics were minted by www.gavia.de, the authenticity
certificate have the logo of Gavia (an image of a bird).
The Bi-metallic Fantasy Euro is a part of the Bundeslander Series
Bi-metallic Fantasy Euro commemorates the travel of Benedict XVI to Bayern
Bi-metallics Fantasy Euro'sare from Estland.
Bi-metallics Fantasy Euro are from from Slovenia.
6. Bi-metallic donation...by Pat Clay, USA
I was at the mint in Denver a few weeks ago and saw they had a encased Colorado
quarter celebrating their centennial. I bought one and would like to donate
it to the WBCC. It can be used for the WBCC Quiz Game.
Here is a scan of it:
7. The WBCC Bi-metallic Quiz Game #531......by Jack Hepler, USA
Which country issued a Bi-metallic coin featuring El Arbol de Guacari?
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
Answer to Bi-metallic Quiz Game question #530
A Bi-metallic 2006 Russian 10 Roubles features Chitinskaya Oblast, a region
in the far eastern reaches of the country. In the past, this region has been
a place where political prisoners were sent in exile, many were put to work
in the silver mines there. The coat of arms for this region may be seen on
the coin. Which animal is included in that design?
The correct answer for question #530 is d, Buffalo.
8. 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 11 players
in game #529 and the winner was Leandro Del Vecchio, WBCC member #336.
9. New Bi- or Tri-metallic images........by Rod Sell, Australia
The new Bi- and Tri-metallic image shown at:
* Euro Fantasy coins from Slovenia
* A Euro Fantasy coin from Estland
* The coin commemorates the travel of Benedict XVI to Bayern
* Euro Fantasy coin from Germany
* WBCC 10th Anniversary encased coins
* USA 2006 encased Colorado Quarter
* Thailand 2006 "The Centenary of The Judge Advocate General's Department"
* Switzerland 1948 encased 1 rappen coin
10. 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.
"See you next week",
Martin Peeters, Focal Point of the Worldwide
Bi-metallic Collectors ClubWBCC@kabelfoon.nl
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