WBCC Newsmail 539 Volume
11, December 9, 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. The WBCC at a International Coinfair...by Martin Peeters,
Tomorrow, december 10, the WBCC will attend the International
Coinfair in the Belgium city Herentals. Together with Frans Dubois I will
go to Belgium and present the WBCC there with our own booth. The coinfair
opens at 9. If you want to know more please take a look at: http://www.numismatica-herentals.be/
2. Bi-metallic from Ghana a possibility....by Paul Baker, UK
The Bank of Ghana recently annouced that in July 2007 new coins will be introduced.
They will be denominated in Ghana Cedis. With 10000 Cedis to one Ghana Cedi.
The new currency unit, the Ghana Cedi, will dived into 100 Ghana Pesewas.
The coins will be of 1, 5, 10, 20 and 50 Ghana Pesewas. No other details
of the coins were given, however it would seem quite possible that the coins
of 50 Ghana Pesewas will be Bi-metallic.
3. Bi-metallic 1000 Bolivar from Venuzuela...by Martin Peeters,
In the R.C.C. Newsgroup was a message dated december 4, 2006, about
the new Bi-metallic 1000 Bolivar from Venuzuela:
Venezuela launches new coin
The Venuzuelan Central Bank on Monday began circulating nine million new
1,000-bolivar (46.5 U.S. cents) coins, which will gradually replace the existing
banknote, the bank said. The center of the new coin is made from a copper-nickel
alloy and the outer ring from an alloy of tin, copper and aluminum, bearing
the inscription BCV 1000. Its size is smaller than the existing 500-bolivar
(23.5-cent) coin. The bank didn't explain why the coin with a larger face
value would be smaller but observers said it was likely a step to reduce
the introduction price of the new money.
4. Bi-metallic Euros from Monaco...by Gerhard Schon, Germany
Here are pictures of the 2006 Bi-metallic 1 and 2 Euro coins from Monaco.
These coins are one year types (next years will have the new map of
Europe), Proof only, Mintage is 11,000 pcs.
5. Bi-metallic pattern from Mexico...by Francisco Pascual, Spain
Here is a picture of the Mexico 2000 Pesos 1991 pattern, that was destined
to enter in circulation but with the introduction of the New Peso was destroyed.
6. Bi-metallic advertising token...by Cliff Anderson, USA
Though this item is made from "vulcanized truck fiber", it is bimetallic
in having two different colored halves. The obverse shows a Native American
bust, ringed with the words "Genuine National Vulcanized Trunk Fiber". And
as shown on the reverse, this token was issued by the National Vulcanized
Fiber Company of Wilmington, DE.
So this advertising piece served to demonstrate the strength of this material,
while calling attention to its manufacturer.
The history of the National Vulcanized Fiber (originally spelled Fibre) Company
is traced to 1795 in Yorklyn, NJ. Though this piece appears to be at
least 50 years old (possibly pre-WWII), the company is still functioning
today, continuing to produce fiber products used in furniture production,
batteries, circuit breakers and other industrial items.
As stated by the company itself, "vulcanized fiber is manufactured using
100% recycled cotton waste from the garment industry. The vulcanization
process produces a homogenous plastic like product that has literally thousands
of uses from the end caps on 9 volt batteries to fuse tubes in nearly every
circuit breaker design worldwide. Vulcanized fiber is produced in roll
form, and can then be laminated into thick sheet, rolled into tubes, or molded
into rods. It has been used for paper clips, trash and utility cans,
silent gears, fireman's helmets . . . Over the years, NVF has expanded its
product line and facilities to address the changing marketplace for engineered
plastics and electrical/electronic insulations."
7. Bi-metallic in Ebay...by Martin Peeters
If you take a look at:
This auction is for a Bi-metallic Bickford token
8. The WBCC Bi-metallic Quiz Game #539...by Jack Hepler, USA
Wheat is often incorporated into the design of coins. Corn is found in the
design of a few coins and rice is also sometimes used. Which country incorporated
all three grains into the design of a Bi-metallic coin that honored the World
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 #538
Some experts call this eagle the Eagle of Saladin. Others call the symbol
the Hawk of Qureish. What country has this symbol in a slightly modified
form on a Bi-metallic coin issued in 1995?
The correct answer for question #538 is b; Syria.
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 ten players in game
#537 and the winner was Jose Lopez, WBCC member #281.
10. New Bi- or Tri-metallic images........by Rod Sell, Australia
The new Bi- and Tri-metallic image shown at:
* Monaco 1 and 2 Euro 2006
* Bogus 2006 Guernsey 2 Pounds. Kings of England
* National Vulcanized Fibre Token
* Canada Toronto Transit Token
"See you next week",
Martin Peeters, Focal Point of the Worldwide
Bi-metallic Collectors ClubWBCC@kabelfoon.nl
The Worldwide Bi-metallic Collectors Club (WBCC)
was established September 14, 1996 and is the very first
Club using the Internet. Goal
of the WBCC is exchange Bi-metallics and exchange
knowledge about Bi-metallics
WBCC Webmaster & Auction Provider,
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,
WBCC Focal Point: Martin Peeters,
Bi-metallic Forum Page
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