Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club
Newsmail #562
 

WBCC Newsmail 562 Volume 12, May 19, 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. Future WBCC Newsmails..........by Martin Peeters, WBCC Focal Point
Next week I will be in Ecuador and visit also The Galapagos. The following WBCC Newsmails will be composed by:
WBCC Newsmail 563 (May 26) composed by Cliff Anderson. cliff38@earthlink.net
WBCC Newsmail 564 (June 2) composed by Jack Hepler, heplerj@juno.com
WBCC Newsmail 565 (June 9) Composed by Cliff Anderson, cliff38@earthlink.net
WBCC Newsmail 566 (June 16) Composed by Martin Peeters, wbcc@home.nl
So for NEXT week's WBCC Newsmail items contact Cliff Anderson, cliff38@earthlink.net
 
2. New WBCC members.......by Martin Peeters, WBCC Focal Point
We have 2 new members. Let me introduce them to you:
Name: Chris Hoffman (WBCC member #431), Canada
Age:  36
Profession: Semi-pro Musician, Wholesale Account Manager
Hobby: Circulating World coins and tokens including many Bi- and/or Tri-metallics
Goal:  One of each type of circulating Bi- (and Tri-)metallic coin
How did you know about the WBCC:  Google "Bi-metallic coins" - looking for other examples of Bi-metallic coins (had no idea there were so many!)
Name: Daniel Lim (WBCC member #432), Singapore
Age:  40
Profession: Engineer
Hobby: Banknotes, Coins Collection and Circulating Bi- and/or Tri-metallic coins of the world
Goal: To keep up to date on my collection, and also try to get a profit out from my hobby
Against: Cheaping others when trading or selling banknotes/coins
How did you know about the WBCC: Through google search
 
3. Bi-metallic from Kazakistan....by Jose Luis Ramirez, Spain
Look at this Ebay auction, a new coin from Bi-metallic Kazakistan, dated 2007.
http://cgi.ebay.com/KAZAKHSTAN-NEW-Bimetal-coin-SPACE-SATELLITE-PRF-2007_W0QQitemZ180118254987 This time the coin shows the Sputnik the first space satellite, last year was an astronaut (cosmonaut).
The diameter is 38.61 mm
Weight 41,4 gr.
Fineness: 925 Ag, 14,6 gr. and Ta, 38,61 gr
Quality: proof.
 
4. Bi-metallic Fantasy Euro's from Vatican City.......by Jose Luis Ramirez, Spain
I have obtained these two Bi-metallic Fantasy Euro's, with the same reverse.
The first one is from San Marino, dated 2005, is part of a eight coins set. The other one is from Vatican City, dated 2007, conmemorates the 80th birthday of Benedict XVI. I don't know is this coin is a part of a complete set of eight coins.
 
5. Bi-metallic Medal from Vatican City.......by Jose Luis Ramirez, Spain
I have obtained this Bi-metallic medal that conmemorates the 80th birthday of the pope.
 
6. The WBCC Bi-metallic Quiz Game #562...by Jack Hepler, USA
The Bi-metallic 10 Baht of Thailand dated BE2545 (2002) was issued to commemorate the 20th Boy Scout Jamboree. What world famous symbol is shown on this coin?
a.  Dove of Peace
b.  Flower of the Lily
c.  Cross of St. Stephen
d.  Flag of Thailand
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 #560
The Bi-metallic 2 Euro of which of the following countries incorporated an eagle in the design?
a.  Finland
b.  France
c.  Germany
d.  Greece
The correct answer for question #561 is c; Germany.

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 seven players in game #560 and the winner was Ray Ficht WBCC member #397.
 
8. WBCC Sales pages...by Rod Sell, WBCC Sales pages Provider
Our new WBCC Sales page is now opened.
The items listed so far can be seen at: http://wbcc-online.com/sales/sales.html
Members are allowed to list up to 20 items for sale. 10 items can be changed each month. Sold items can also be replaced, at the same as the changed items. If sellers will let me know when items are sold. I will place a SOLD next to the items on the page.
Members will be able to change up to 10 items, plus any sold items, from the 1st to 8th of June.
 
9. WBCC Auction 84....by Rod Sell, WBCC Auction Provider
I am accepting lots for Auction 84, which starts on the 7th July.
The items listed so far can be seen at: http://wbcc-online.com/auction/auction84.html
This will be the last Auction that I will run.
Members can list up to twenty lots in the auction.
I would suggest members do not list the same lots they have in the For Sale page.

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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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