Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club
Newsmail #543
 

WBCC Newsmail 543 Volume 12, January 6, 2007
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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. New WBCC members.......by Martin Peeters, WBCC Focal Point
We have 2 new WBCC members. Let me introduce them to you:
Name: Brian Zimmer (WBCC member #418), Canda
Age: 49
Profession: Writer
Hobby: Numismatics
Goal: Interested in studying and collecting all things related to Bi- and Tri-metallic numismatics.
Against: Internet flaming
How did I know about the WBCC: Website
Name: Jacek Stacel (WBCC member #419), Poland
Age: 50
Profession: Employee of (staff of) gas industry works
Hobby ** World coins especially Bi- metallics 
How did I know about the WBCC: in the Internet

2. Bi-metallic 1 and 2 Euro new design......by Martin Peeters, Netherlands

The designs of euro coins will change slightly in 2007. Based on the decision taken by the Ecofin Council in June 2005, coins minted from the beginning of 2007 will have new common and national sides.
Amendments to the common sides concern the maps presented on the coins. The map on the current 1 and 2 euro coins illustrates the European Union as one entity, whereas the map on the current 10, 20 and 50 cent coins illustrates the EU as a group of separate states. However, these maps only comprise the 15 old EU Member States. After the introduction of the euro the EU enlarged by 10 new countries in 2004, and a further two countries, Romania and Bulgaria, will join at the beginning of 2007. The maps on the coins will be amended to cover the whole of Europe.
Amendments to the common sides will affect the 10, 20 and 50 cent coins as well as the 1 and 2 euro coins. By contrast, the common sides of the 1, 2 and 5 cent coins are not affected. The map on these coins shows Europe in relation to Africa and Asia on a globe.
The national sides of euro coins will be amended so that each issuing Member State will add its name or abbreviation on the coins. Amendments to the national sides affect all denominations of euro coins. Each euro area Member State will decide on the schedule for the introduction of their new coins.
New design of the Bi-metallic 1 Euro
New design of the Bi-metallic 2 Euro
(Source: http://worldcoinnews.blogspot.com/  and
http://ec.europa.eu/economy_finance/euro/notes_and_coins/coins_images_en.htm )

3. Bi-metallic 25 Euro from Austria..by Martin Peeters, Netherlands
Austria will issue on February 28th the 25 Euro 2007 commemorate the Austria Aviation. Like the last 4 years the composition of the Ring and Centre will be Ag 900 and 6,50 g Niob. Here you find the pictures
(Source: http://www.austrian-mint.com/bimetallmuenzen?muenzeSubTypeId=113&muenzeId=562 )

4. Bi-metallic 1 Euro from Bulgaria...by Wolfgang Mehlhausen, Germany
Here the design image for you 1 EUR: 1,96 Lewa Bulgaria with golden stars
 
5. Bi-metallic from Argentine..by Claudio A. Revello, Argentine
Some day ago I found my first 2006 of the normal minted Bi-metallic. 1 Peso 2006 like 1994
 
6. Bi-metallic 2 Euros commemoratives...by Martin Peeters,  Netherlands
If you are confused how many, and which EU countries did issue a Bi-metallic 2 Euro commemoratieves, look at the following link, you are not confused anymore.
http://ec.europa.eu/economy_finance/euro/notes_and_coins/commemorative_coins_en.htm#Issuance%20year%202004
 
7. Bi-metallic Coca Cola token........by Claudio Revello, Argentine
I found this Bi-metallic toke from Coca Cola
 
8. The WBCC Bi-metallic Quiz Game #543...by Jack Hepler, USA
In 2005, Finland issued a commemorative 2 Euro. The design incorporated the image of a dove, the symbol for peace.  What did this coin commemorate?
a.  The end of World War II
b.  Finnish independence
c.  The end of World War I
d.  The United Nations
Please send your answer to: heplerj@juno.com
Note: See this coin and many others by visiting the WBCC website; http://www.wbcc-online.com .
Answer to Bi-metallic Quiz Game question #542
The Indonesian coat of arms consists of an eagle with a shield on its chest. A palm tree is shown on one side if the coin. What kind of tree is shown in the Coat of Arms of the Bi-metallic 1000 Rupiah coin of Indonesia?
a.  Banyan Tree
b.  Oak Tree
c.  Arbol de Guacari
d.  Breadfruit Tree
The correct answer for question #542 is a; Banyan Tree.
 
9. 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
* 2007 new 1 & 2 Euro common reverses
* Austria 2007 25 Euro
* Bulgaria 2007 1 euro with gold plated stars
 
10. WBCC Auction 82 accepting lots.............by Rod Sell, WBCC Auction Provider
You have only 4 weeks to list lots for Auction 82 which starts on the 3rd February 2007 with WBCC Newsmail 547
The lots listed so far can be seen at: http://wbcc-online.com/auction/auction82.html
Members are allowed to list up to 20 lots in each auction. To assist me, please list early and where possible include images of the Bimetallics.
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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 will attend the following future International events:

* 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, The Netherlands

* 7th Northern Coin Event 2007, Saturday, September 15th 2007, Assen, The Netherlands http://www.muntmanifestatie.nl

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