WBCC Newsmail 537 Volume
11, November 25, 2006
Composed with help from
members of the
Worldwide Bi-metallic Collectors
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 from Georgia...by Francisco Pascual, Spain
Here is the new Bi-metallic 2 Lari coin from Georgia minted by the national
bank: It is Diameter: 27 mm, Weight: 8 g
--Remark WBCC Research Centre Paul Baker: More info in: http://www.nbg.gov.ge/NBG_New_Geo/Press/News/50-tetr,%201-2-larianebi.pdf
2. Bi-metallic 2 Pounds from United Kingdom ....by Martin Peeters,
The British Royal Mint issues 2 new Bi-metallic 2 Pounds dated 2007
* Celebrating The Abolition of the Slave Trade
* Commemorating the Act of Union that brought together the nations of Scotland
and England under one Parliament.
For more info look at:
3. Bi-metallics from Tajikistan.......by Mikola Bogdanov, Switzerland
There are two new Bi-metallic coins from Tajikistan. There are 5 Somoni
(15 year of Independent) and 3 Somoni (2700 yars of Kuljab)
4. Bi-metallic from Finland offer...by Reijo Saine, Finland
I got two extra Collector Coin: "Finland's EU Presidency 2006", 5 Euro from
Finland took over the EU Presidency on 1 July 2006. It will chair Countil
meetings and represent the Union through the latter part of 2006. The Mint
of Finland Ltd celebrates Finland's EU Presidency with a 5 euro Bi-metallic
Face value 5 Euro
Diameter 27,25 mm
Weight 9,81 g
Design Reijo Paavilainen (This guy is living here on the same village where
5. Bi-metallic 10 Sheqel 2006 from Israel...by Martin Peeters,
Israel has issued the annual Hannukka set 2006/5767 named "Greek Jewry".
The set (Blisterpack) costs 39 US$.
The 5767-2006 Hanukka Coin Set celebrates the Jewish Community of Greece,
the roots of which goes back more than 2,000 years. The colorful presentation
folder relates in brief the history of the community and its culture. The
set includes each of the circulation coins of Israel minted in the year 5767,
with the word Hanukka and a tiny Menorah mint mark. In addition, the set included
a special Half Sheqel coin engraved with a Hanukka Lamp from Corfu, a community
that was almost completely destroyed in the Holocaust. The Greek Jewry Hanukka
Mint Set continues the tradition of sets of Hanukka coins dedicated to different
Jewish communities in the Diaspora. These sets make excellent “Hanukka Gelt”
You can order the set at:
6. Bi-metallic from Luxembourg.........by Eelco Soeteman, Netherlands
The following E-mail I recieved from Banque centrale du Luxembourg;
Luxembuorg, Novemner 2006
Dear Madam, Dear Sir,
The “Banque centrale du Luxembourg” has the honour to announce the issue
of a silver-titanium coin, which is dedicated to the 150th anniversary of
the Council of State. The coin is protected in a capsule and is contained
in a blister presenting some information on the Council of State. The edition
of the coin is limited to 4 000.
The coin will be available at the price of 60 € as from November 27,
2006 at the counters of the BCL, 2, Boulevard Royal, L-2983 Luxembourg, opening
hours : 8.30 a.m.-12.15 p.m. and 1.30 p.m.- 4.00 p.m. Exceptionally the counters
will remain opened during the lunch break on Monday 27th November. Payments
can only be performed in cash.
For further information on the issued coin, please visit the web pages “Numismatic
products” of the BCL’s web site: www.bcl.lu
7. Bi-metallic MTT from the Netherlands...by Frans Dubois, Netherlands
Saturday December 17 there will be a mobile Mintpress in the Dutch city
Hardinxveld-Giessendam and there will be issued 250 pieces of a Bi-metallic
MTT in coin alignement and 250 in medal alignement. These numbers are strictly
The special Bi-metallic MTT is issued for the 50 anniversery of the cooperation
between Hardinxveld and Giessendam.
It is called '2 Hoepje"and has a value of 2 Euro and people can pay with
it in 2007 in the Dutch city Hardinxveld-Giessendam
8. Bi-metallics and errors..by Benjamin Muniz, Spain
During the joining of the kernel/ring: The kernel is bigger so when it's
joined to the ring, the metal flows inwards, and produces a kind of rim, like
when the upsetting mill creates the rim pressing the edge of the planchet.
In the other hand the ring metal in the joining flows outwards so the hole
It's just an hypothesis, maybe the joining fails at all if the kernel is
very big. If anyone knows how this error is produced contact me at email@example.com
Bigger in diameter kernel
Thanks to 'MOSKI' http://www.anversoyreverso.com
Bigger in diameter kernel (Joined Planchet prior to strike)
Thanks to 'VARIANTES' http://www.vermonedas.com
More error at WBCC error library http://www.bencoins.com/bimetallics
9. The WBCC Bi-metallic Quiz Game #537...by Jack Hepler, USA
The Coat of Arms of the Bi-metallic 100 Pesos States First Series from the
state of Baja California Sur shows what kind of living creature?
Please send your answer to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Note: See this coin and many others by visiting the WBCC website; http://www.wbcc-online.com
Answer to Bi-metallic Quiz Game question #536
The seventh coin in the Bi-metallic 100 Pesos States Second Series is from
the state of Coahuila de Zaragoza. This coin shows several items of importance
or interest. What animal can be found on this coin?
The correct answer for question #536 is d; Turtle. Many players had
a problem with this question. I think some were looking at the Series I coin
instead of the Series II.
10. 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 18 players
in game #535 and the winner was Andres Rossi, WBCC member #370.
11. New Bi- or Tri-metallic images........by Rod Sell, Australia
The new Bi- and Tri-metallic image shown at:
* Finland 2006 5 Euro
* UK 2007 coins
* Georgia 2006 2 Lari
* Nigeria 2006 bimetallics.
"See you next week",
Martin Peeters, Focal Point of the Worldwide
Bi-metallic Collectors ClubWBCC@kabelfoon.nl
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The WBCC will attend the following future International events:
* International Coinfair 2006, December 10th 2006,
Numismatica Herentals, Belgium, http://www.numismatica-herentals.be/
* World Money Fair 2007, February 2 till 4, 2007 at Berlin in the
Estrel Convention Center, Germany, http://www.worldmoneyfair.ch/wmf/english/index.html
* Open Day of The Royal Dutch Mint 2007, June 9th. 2007, Utrecht,
* 7th Northern Coin Event 2007, Saturday, September 15th 2007, Assen,
The Netherlands www.muntmanifestatie.nl