WBCC Newsmail 532 Volume
11, October 21, 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. My new E-mail adress.....by John Beckman, USA
Please notice, I changed my E-mail address
2. WBCC 10th Anniversary Encasement...by Jack Hepler
The long awaited Austrian Bi-metallic Euro has been released and is on the
way to the minter. Orders for the WBCC 10th Anniversary encased Euro are still
being accepted but only until October 31, when production will begin. The
cost is $5.00 US but now includes the cost of the member number inscribed.
Souvenir versions of the Anniversary encasement come in four varieties and
are available for $2.00 US if accompanied by an order for the "Official" version.
To place an order for these Anniversary pieces or obtain details about the
Souvenir version, please contact Jack Hepler; firstname.lastname@example.org
3. Bi-metallic 500 Bolivar from Venuzuela...by Francisco Pascual,
In the middle of November the Central Bank of Venuzuela will put in circulation
a new denomination coin of Bi-metallic 1000 Bolívar, the coin
will be small than the actual size of the coin of 500 Bolívar.
Diameter: 24 mm
Metals: ring of Nickel-brass / center of Coppernickel.
Weight: 8,5 g
Thickness: 2,48 mm
Edge: Smooth with "BCV1000" more times.
More details here:
Remark WBCC Focal Point: The Bi-metallic 1000 Bolivar is according the picture
4. Bi-metallic Encased good luck token from Munich.....by Cliff
Here is another historic bimetallic encased piece. It is a 1950 1 pfennig
coin encased in an aluminum collar that is marked “Gluckpfennig" meaning "good
luck penny". The word "Konen” shown on the obverse also appears in the reverse
inscription “Geh zu Konen es wird sich lohnen". It translates into "go to
Konen, it will be worthwhile". Konen was and is a fashionable clothing and
department store in the heart of Munich. Its address is KONEN Bekleidungshaus
KG, Sendlinger Straße 3, Munich Altstadt, 80331 München, Germany.
Though this piece is somewhat worn, you can still see the 12 zodiac symbols
arrayed around the circumference of the piece. Apparently the signs
of the zodiac were appropriate for "good luck". So this is a good luck piece
that also doubled as an advertisement for the Konen store.
5. Bi-metallic Inlay from Kazakhstan...by Mikola Bogdanov, Switzerland
one can read about a Bi-metallic Inlay from Kazakhstan;
Face value: 500 tenge.
Date of issue: October 10, 2006
On the right side of the coin in the right sector two-line legend "500 ТЕҢГЕ"
indicates coin's face value with Kazakhstan Mint trademark under it. In the
left sector there is an image of four galloping horsemen. In the lower part
vertical legend "Ag 925 31,1gr." indicates production metal, standard of coinage
and weight. Along the perimeter of the coin wide edging includes legends
"ҚАЗАҚСТАН РЕСПУБЛИКАСЫ" and "REPUBLIC OF KAZAKHSTAN" divided by dots.
On the back side of the coin in the center there is gilded image of old
gold metal plate in the shape of galloping rider. The name of the coin in
Kazakh (ШАБАНДОЗ) and in English (RIDER) is placed to the left and to the
right of main image accordingly. Along the perimeter of the coin wide edging
includes legend "КӨШПЕНДІЛЕР АЛТЫНЫ" and "THE GOLD OF NOMADS" with year of
coinage 2006 divided by dots.
Images and legends are relief.
Lateral surface is smooth without corrugation and legends.
The coin is made of standard 925 silver, weight is 31.1 gr, diameter of
circumscribing circle is 38.61 mm, proof production quality.
5 000 pieces in circulation.
6. Bi-metallic 150 Dollar 2005 from Cook Island...by Manuel Gonzalez,
Finally I won Bi-metallic piece from Cook Islands.
Mintage 500 pieces. 1,5 Oz Au and 0,5 Oz Ag.
Cook Islands 150 Dollar Ag/Au 2005 Great
7. Bi-metallic 5 Rand 2006 from South-Africa........by Manuel Gonzalez,
This I won in Ebay the new Bi-metallic 5 Rand 2006 piece from South Africa.
This year coin have new words and one mintmark.
8. The WBCC Bi-metallic Quiz Game #532...by Jack Hepler, USA
The coat of arms that appears on the Cuban Bi-metallic 5 Convertible Pesos
features a wreath around the shield. The wreath branch on the left side represents
peace. The right branch represents victory. What is that plant?
Please send your answer to: email@example.com
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 #531
Which country issued a Bi-metallic coin featuring El Arbol de Guacari?
The correct answer for question #531 is c, Colombia.
9. 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
10 players in game #530 and the winner was Bob Vanoost, WBCC member #341.
10. Bi-metallic Euros from Malta....by Frans Dubois, Netherlands
206 Million Maltese (Bi-metallic) Euro coins to be minted in France
The Central Bank of Malta is pleased to announce that, following a call
for tenders, the Monnaie de Paris has been awarded the contract for the minting
of euro coins bearing the Maltese national side. The Monnaie de Paris is the
State-owned mint that has been responsible for the minting of all French euro
coins. A contract with the Monnaie de Paris will be concluded in the coming
weeks, following which an agreement will be entered into with the Commission
of the European Communities through a Memorandum of Understanding that will
allow a number of preparatory tasks to be carried out for the production of
the Maltese euro coins. This preparatory phase, which will include the production
of a certain quantity of test coins, should be completed by early 2007. The
second phase, which will consist of the mass production of the whole quantity
of coins required for the changeover, will only start after Malta receives
the formal approval from the EU Council of Ministers to adopt the euro. The
three designs that shall feature on the eight faces of national Euro coins
are the Maltese Cross, the Maltese Coat of Arms and the Mnajdra Temples.
The fourth option, the design of the Statute of the Baptism of Christ did
not make it onto the face of the national Euro coin after receiving the least
number of votes in the final phase of public consultation regarding the choice
of the faces on the Maltese Euro coin. The Maltese cross was the highest
voted design with over 15,600 votes.
11. New Bi- or Tri-metallic images........by Rod Sell, Australia
The new Bi- and Tri-metallic image shown at:
* Gibraltar 2001 5 Crowns
* South Africa 2006 $5
* Cook Islands 2005 $150
* Germany, Sinsheim Auto & Technik Museum
* Germany 1950 encased 1 pfennig coin
* Venezuela 2005 1000 Bolivares
12. WBCC Auction 81 accepting lots.............by Rod Sell, WBCC
You have only two weeks to list your 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.
"See you next week",
Martin Peeters, Focal Point of the Worldwide
Bi-metallic Collectors ClubWBCC@kabelfoon.nl
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