Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club
Newsmail #533
 

WBCC Newsmail 533 Volume 11, October 28, 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

Past Newsmails can be found at http://www.wbcc-online.com/newsmail/wbccnews.html
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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. A new WBCC member.......by Martin Peeters, WBCC Focal Point
We have a new WBCC member. Let me introduce him to you:
Name: Peiyu Sun (WBCC member #415), China
Homepage: (under construction)
Age: 32
Profession: Coindealer
Hobby: Old coins including many Bi- and/or Tri-metallics and Colonial coins
Goal: Business
How did I know about the WBCC: I went to Assen coins fair on 16th September and I was given a brochure from WBCC staff there.
 
2. WBCC and PR...by Martin Peeters, WBCC Focal Point
In Coin World, issue October 23, 2006 one could read the following:
WBCC 10th Anniversary information.
 
3. WBCC lost sponsorships.......by Martin Peeters, WBCC Focal Point
Regret to report that we have lost the sponsorship for the next World Money Fair in Berlin 2007.
* The Portugal Mint due to some budget restrictions
* Schuler Presses will be represented at the World Money Fair 2007 with an own booth again, which involves considerable and rising financial efforts
Still I want to thank both for many years they did sponsor the WBCC.
So if you want sponsor the WBCC for attending the World Money Fair in Berlin 2007, you can E-mail me: wbcc@kabelfoon.nl
 
4. Bi-metallic 2 Baht from Thailand...by Francisco Pascual, Spain
Thailand will mint a new design coin serie the next year and a new Bi-metallic two baht coin will be minted:
The two-baht coin, introduced in September 2005, would also be modified in light of public criticism that the current design and appearance is too similar to the one-baht coin. The new two-baht coin will feature two colours based on different materials, similar to the 10-baht coin. Dr Kanit said changing the two-baht coin to a two-colour scheme would also help reduce  production costs and increase overall revenues for the state.
More here: http://www.bangkokpost.com/Business/23Oct2006_biz06.php

5. Bi-metallic 100 pesos from Mexico...by Frans Dubois, Netherlands
In the second series of Bi-metallic 100 pesos for the Mexican States collection 2 there is again a new issue. This last commemorative coin is from the state of Hidalgo. The coin depicts the Pachuca monumental clock.
 
6. Bi-metallic from Hungary...by Hans Bucek, Switzerland
The following Bi-metallic (or not?) from Hungary I saw in Ebay:
http://cgi.ebay.de/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=260043675320&ssPageName=ADME:B:EF:DE:2
It is a 5000 Forint piece. I suppose it it coloured or plated or metallically enamelled because of mechanical reasons it must be quite difficult to affix a small ring
 
7. Bi-metallic 10 Franc 1989 error..by Fransd Dusois, Netherlands
This is a scan of a 10 Franc from France. This one is fake and error Bi-metallic
 
8. Bi-metallic Fantasy Euro...by Jose Raminez, Spain
I have found this Bi-metallic Fantasy Euro. They re from Slovenia and are dated 2006. The value of the coins are 1 and 2 Europ, but these coins not were minted by Europ Mint. Maybe were minted in Germany, look the images of the text.

 9. Bi-metallic encased piece from Switzerland....by Cliff Anderson
Here is a 1954 1 rappen coin encased in an unmarked and unlettered brass collar. Pieces like this could have been made as blanks to be later inscribed as good luck or advertisement items.
 
10. Bi-metallic medal from Germany...by Jose Raminez, Spain
Here is a picture of Bi-metallic medals conmemorates Mozart and Cristobal Colon (Columbus) The both medals have the same reverse design. Diameter 26,0 mm
 
11. Bi-metallic 5 guilders from Dutch Company "Stoomvaart Maatschappij Nederland"..by Frans Dubois, Netherlands
In the 50ties a Dutch Company "Stoomvaart Maatschappij Nederland", used her own money on board on the ships that traveled between the Netherlands and the USA. The used denominations were 5 guilders, 2,50  1 guilder, 50 cents, two different pieces of 25 cents, 10 cents and 5 cents. Only the 5 guildercoin is Bi-metallic. It is listed in the TWOB. Now, after about 60 years, the last coins were sold in an auction. The person that bought all coins can offer this Bi-metallic 5 guilder for 6 euro each. Normaly these coins are offered for a much higher price. The coins are in "used" condition. If somebody has interest in this bimetallic coin, you can contact me at: dubois.f@wxs.nl
 
12. Bi-metallic medal from Germany...by Toth Gabor, Hungary
I have visited at Sinsheim  Auto & Technik Museum in Germany last summer. I did  find a Bi-metallic medal/token:
AUTO & TECHNIK MUSEUM SINSHEIM
AIR FRANCE  CONCORDE F-BVFB

 
13. The WBCC Bi-metallic Quiz Game #533...by Jack Hepler, USA
Phar Lap is featured on a Bi-metallic Five Dollars of Australia. What is Phar Lap?
a.  Race Horse
b.  Political Figure
c.  Famous Landmark
d.  Native Flower, unique to Australia
Please send your answer to: heplerj@juno.com
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 #532
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?
a.  Palm
b.  Oleander
c.  Olive
d.  Laurel
The correct answer for question #532 is d, Laurel.

14. 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 15 players in game #531 and the winner was Ray Ficht, WBCC member #397.

 
15. 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
* San Marino 2006 2 Euro
* 2006 Euro Fantasy coins from Slovenia. Image from Jose Ramirez
* Bogus 2006 Guernsey 2 Pounds Stuart Kings and Queens
* Bogus 2006 Guernsey 2 Pounds, Hanovarian Kings and Queens
* Switzerland encased 1954 1 rappen
* France 1989 fake 10 Fr.
* Mexico 2006 Hidalgo 100 peso
* Mexico 2006 Guanajuato 100 peso

16. WBCC Auction 81 accepting lots.............by Rod Sell, WBCC Auction Provider
You have only six days to list your lots for Auction 81 which starts on the 4th November with Newsmail 534.  The lots listed so far can be seen at: http://wbcc-online.com/auction/auction81.html
 

"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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