WBCC Newsmail 560 Volume
12, May 5, 2007
Composed with help from
members of the Worldwide Bi-metallic
Collectors Club (WBCC),
and weekly published by:
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, 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 introcude him to you:
Name: Walter A. Bradford (WBCC member #430), USA
Profession: Construction Management - Part Time Coin & Currency Dealer
Hobby: Numismatics, History. The Bi-metalics do offer a wholely different
field of collecting.
Goal: Learn about Bi-metalic coinage as I deal in world coinage and want
to be able to offer accurate information and inventory to my customers
How did you know about the WBCC: I buy from Joel Anderson and he had information
on his site about your organization, I visited your site, was interested
asked to join
2. Future WBCC Newsmails..........by Martin Peeters, WBCC Focal
Because of my vacation the following WBCC Newsmail will be composed and send
of the following:
WBCC Newsmail 563 (May 26) composed by Cliff Anderson. firstname.lastname@example.org
WBCC Newsmail 564( June 2) composed by Jack Hepler, email@example.com
WBCC Newsmail 565 (June 9) Composed by Cliff Anderson, firstname.lastname@example.org
WBCC Newsmail 566 (June 16) Composed by Martin Peeters, email@example.com
3. Bi-metallic from Ghana...by Francisco Pascual, Spain
Tthe next July, the Bank of Ghana will put in circulation a new family of
New Ghanain Cedis (10.000 Cedis = 1 New Ghanian Cedis) Here is an image of
the Bi-metallic coin of 1 New Cedi.
4. Bi-metallic pattern from Azerbaidjan...by Michael Kaplan, USA
I found in an article amoung various Azerbaidjan patterns a 50
qapik 1993 in Bi-metallic version. it is rare.
5. Bi-metallic 10 Bhat from Thailand......by Frans Dubois, Netherlands
There is again a new 10 bath from Thailand, for the World Health Organization
"In Honour of Her Majesty Queen Sirikit's Outstanding Contribution to Promoting
Human Health through Food Safety. August 9,2005."
6. Bi-metallic Fake Gunpowder Plot 2 Pound coin...by Paul Baker,
For many years now a small percentage of the Nickel-Brass 1 Pound coins in
circulation in Great Britain have been counterfeit ones. Once in a while,
perhaps as often as once every two months, I get one in my change.
Sometimes they have the wrong reverse design and/or edge inscription for
the date shown on the obverse. Often they have an odd die rotation instead
of the correct zero degrees. The other day, for the first time, I got a fake
Bi-metallic 2 Pound coin in my change.
A quite good cast copy of the Gunpowder Plot commemorative type of
2005. There are not many fake 2 Pound coins about and I had never before
even heard of a fake of this particular type. Design details on both sides
and on the edge were all correct as was the die rotation, though details
were not too sharp and the faces not entirely flat. The piece had a diameter
of 28.7mm, a bit bigger than the correct 28.4mm diameter. The mass was very
close to the required 12.00 grams and likely within the allowed tolerance,
whatever that may be. The piece had been made throughout from some sort of
alloy that is brighter/whiter than Copper-Nickel. The "ring" section
of the piece was covered with some sort of Gold coloured coating. If more
of the coating had been worn off the piece then perhaps it would have been
capable of arousing the suspicions of the general public, but being as most
of the coating was intact they would not notice anything. The public here
do not seem bothered about the fake 1 Pound coins nor do they seem capable
of noticing them.
7. Bi-metallic Fantasy Euro's...by Jose Luis Ramirez, Spain
I have found a new one set of these fantasy coins.
The Vatican set is in a folder made by a german company named BTN http://www.btn-muenzen.de/
8. Bi-metallic tokens from Germany...by Jose Luis Ramirez, Spain
I have bought these Schuler Bi-metallic tokens.
* Number 1
Diameter: 25,5 mm
Weight: 9,6 gr.
* Number 2
Diameter: 26,0 mm
Weight: 9,9 gr.
Both tokens conmemorates the last World Football Championship.
9. Jamestown Encased Quarters........by Jack Hepler, USA
WBCC members may now order the Jamestown Celebration Encased Quarters produced
by the Alexandria Coin Club and the Rappahannock Area Coin Club For ACC specimens
send your check or money for $5.75 (includes postage in the USA) along
with your mailing address information to George Watson, P.O. Box 1146,
Springfield, VA 22151.
Discussion and questions about this purchasing arrangement can be forwarded
to this address or his email GeorgeCoins@msn.com
RACC specimens' cost will be $5.50 each which includes shipping and handling
in the U.S. For foreign deliveries, please contact Steve Holt,
He can accept PayPal. His Paypal account is _SBStores@aol.com_ .
10. Interesting webside...by Martin Peeters, WBCC Focal Point
Paul Baker did send me an interesting link:
Unfortunally in Francj Language
11. The WBCC Bi-metallic Quiz Game #560......by Jack Hepler, USA
The Bi-metallic 20 Kwachas of Sudan in 2006 incorporates what kind of animal
into the design?
d. Bovid ruminant
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 #559
Two Bi-metallic coins were issued by Malawi in 2006. The Ten Kwacha
coin shows men performing what task?
The correct answer for question #559 is a; Farming.
12. 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 eight players
in game #558 and the winner was Hans Bucek WBCC member #66.
13. WBCC Auction 84....by Rod Sell, WBCC Auction Provider
After the end of Auction 84 in July, I will start a "FOR SALE" page
This page will replace the Auctions. Members will each be allowed to
list up to 20 lots. The page format will be very similar the the Auctions.
Members Name with an email link will be at the top of their items for sale.
Each item will be numbered 1 to 20 and a thumbnail image will be shown.
A click on the thumbnail will show a larger image.
10 items can be changed every month, plus sold items can be replaced.
Sold items will be removed from the page as soon as I am advised of
I can accept items for this page from now, however I would suggest you list
them first in Auction 84.
I hope this will be more useful to members than the Auctions. It will mean
members can buy the coins at any time and ellers will also have more time
to sell their items. I also hope more members will take this opportunity
to sell their spares.
No doubt the operations of this page will develop after we have had a chance
to see how it can be improved. If you have any suggestions please email them
to me at email@example.com
The Worldwide Bi-metallic Collectors Club (WBCC)
was established September 14, 1996 and is the very first
Collectors Club using the Internet.
Goal of the WBCC is exchange Bi-metallics
and exchange knowledge about Bi-metallics
WBCC Webmaster & Auction
Provider, Rod Sell, Australia.
WBCC Public Relations:
WBCC Research Centre:
WBCC Developement Centre:
WBCC ANA Focal Point:
WBCC Focal Point:
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,
* 7th Northern Coin Event 2007, Saturday, September 15th 2007, Assen,
The Netherlands http://www.muntmanifestatie.nl