Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club
Newsmail #556
 

WBCC Newsmail 556 Volume 12, April 7, 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, Tri and Quad-metallics. I hope you enjoy reading
this week's issue of the WBCC Newsmail. 

1. A new WBCC member ..by Martin Peeters, WBCC Focal Point
We have a new WBCC member. Let me introduce him to you:
Name: Salvador. Prior (WBCC member #426), Netherlands
Webpage: http://www.deelighters.com
Age: 58
Profession: Dealer
Hobby: World coins especially Bi- and/or Tri-metallics, European Coins especially Bi- and/or Tri-metallics, Bi- and/or Tri-metallic especially Ecu and Euro coins,  Euro coins, Other Bi- and/or Tri-metallics
Goal: Expand my Bi-metallic collection
How did you know about the WBCC: Money Fair Berlin
 
2. Bi-metallic tokens from the Netherlands.....by Jose Luis Ramirez, Spain
There are a new set of tokens that contains 3 bimetallics. The coins are similars to the last coins issued by Leiden with Rembrandts portraits. The man of this new issue is Michael Ruyter. http://cgi.ebay.com/NEU-DE-RUYTER-BU-SATZ-2007-NIEDERLANDE-VLISSINGEN_W0QQitemZ200094340664  I think that the set is too expensive, maybe in the next months will be cheaper than now.

3. Bi-metallic from The Oklahoma City Coin Club......Ron LaSpisa, USA
The Oklahoma City Coin Club has prepared a new medallion celebrating the 70th anniversary of its organization in 2008, and is offering this medallion for sale to members of the WBCC Club. It is bimetallic with the ring made of copper-nickel, and the center is brass, weighing 23.5 grams and is 39 mm in diameter.  These medallions were minted by the Great Canadian Mint in Edmonton, Alberta.  
The medallion symbolizes the multi-national membership and growth of the club since its organization in 1938.  The outer legend on the reverse reads: 70 years and counting: 71 (Roman) : 72 (Arabic) : 73 (Sanskrit) : 74 (Chinese) : 75 (Korean) : 76 (Hebrew) : infinity. The inner native American ‘medicine wheel’, when each sector is painted in the four colors of white, black, red, and yellow, can be viewed as a rotating wheel that when spun rapidly, transforms into brown – the color of the earth where we hope to reside together in peace.
The medallion mintage is very limited; if you are interested in purchasing one, send $15 which includes shipping in the U.S. via US money order to the club address: Oklahoma City Coin Club, PO Box 20816, Oklahoma City, OK 73156, USA.  For shipping out of the US, $5 additional will be required, making the cost US$20. Payment from outside the US will need to be made in US currency.  Orders will be honored until stock is exhausted, and if there are none left, your payment will be returned
 
4. Bi-metallic Fantasy Euro's from Vaticane City (1)........by Jose Luis Ramirez, Spain
I have got this coin dated 2005. In 2005 was issued the Bi-metallic 2 Euro coin, later at the end of year 2006 there were issued the complete set of this test coins.

5. Bi-metallic Fantasy Euro's  Gibraltar (1)........by Jose Luis Ramirez, Spain
Here are some pictures of Gibraltar Bi-metallic Fantasy Euro's

6. The WBCC Bi-metallic Quiz Game #556...by Jack Hepler, USA
The Novosibirsk Region is featured on the Bi-metallic 10 Roubles coin of the Russian Federation 2007 series. What animal is featured on this coin?
a.  Lion
b.  Horse
c.  Bear
d.  Sable
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 #555
The Bi-metallic coin of which of these countries has the image of a horse incorporated into the design?
a.  Latvia
b.  Lithuania
c.  Liberia
d.  Luxembourg
The correct answer for question #555 is b; Lithuania.

7. WBCC Quiz Game Prize...by Jack Hepler, USA
A Bi-metallic prize will 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 11 players in game #554 and the winner was Diego Aliberti, WBCC member #334.
 
8. New Bi-, Tri-, or Tetra-metallic images...by Rod Sell, WBCC Webmaster
The new Bi-, Tri-, or Tetra-metallic image shown at:
http://wbcc-online.com/new-releases/new-images.html
*  Gibraltar 2000 1/2 crown with titanium centre
* Gibraltar 1 & 2 euro trials
* Vatican test 1 euro
* Mexico 2007 Oaxaca 100 Peso
 
9. WBCC Auction 83 accepting lots........by Rod Sell, WBCC Auction Provider
Due to a very busy time, I have had to delay Auction 83 to the 14th April.
I have many lots to list from members and will list them as soon as I get some spare time.
I am accepting lots for Auction 83 which starts on the 14th April 2007 with Newsmail 557
The lots listed so far can be seen at: http://wbcc-online.com/auction/auction83.html

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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 2008, February1 to 3, 2008 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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