WBCC Newsmail 571 Volume
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Bi-metallic Collectors Club (WBCC),
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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. Bi-metallic 2 Pound 2008 from the UK...by Paul Baker, UK
reads as follows.
13 July 2007
£2 COIN TO MARK BIRTH OF RABBIE
A SPECIAL coin celebrating Robert Burns will be issued in 2009. Chancellor
Alistair Darling said yesterday the £2 coin will mark the 250th anniversary
of the birth of the Scots bard.
A crown piece will also be released for the 500th anniversary of Henry VIII's
accession to the English throne. And a £2 coin will celebrate the 200th
anniversary of the birth of Charles Darwin, the father of evolution theory.
It will also mark the 150th anniversary of his work The Origin of Species.
The coins will be available at face value from banks and post offices throughout
2. Bi-metallic medal in BU-set Slovenska/Ceská....by Frans
In the BU-set of 2007, issued by Slovenska/Ceská together, is also
a Bi-metallic medal Theme is "National Parcs" in both countries. Mintage
of the set is limited to only 5000
3. Bi-metallic from British Virgin Islands...by Jose Luis Ramirez,
This time the coin is from British Virgin Islands.Conmemorate the anniversary
of the wedding of the Queen Elisabeth II. You can see the coin here http://www.pobjoy.com/ukworld/section.php/594/0
4. Tri-metallic from Isle Of Man...by Jose Luis Ramirez, Spain
Pobjoy Mint has minted a Tri-metallic for Isle Of Man. You can
see and read about this Tri-metallic at: http://www.pobjoy.com/ukworld/section.php/628/0
. It commemorates The Royal Diamond Wedding Anniversary, conmemorates the
wedding anniversary of the queen.
5. Bi-metallic reproductions.. by Sean Moffatt, USA
The reason for my email is that I need to announce as of Monday July 16th,
2007, after 19+ years of service, I will no longer affiliated with Hoffman
Mint. I am now the Operations Manager and partner with Striker Token and
Medal of Eureka Springs, Arkansas. Hoffman Mint was sold in May of 2006.
In January '07 the new owners decided to close the California facility and
move some of the equipment to their facility in Florida, the rest was sold
at auction. I closed the California facility in March of this year. None
of the experienced Hoffman crew were kept by the new owners. During this
time I have interviewed with and visited with several other minting firms
and landed with Striker because of the potential the organization shows as
well as I am now an owner. Striker has emerged from what once was the Gallery
Mint. Striker purchased the assets of Gallery mint in November 2006. Striker
is making the transition from the non-profit entity that was Gallery Mint
into a full for profit company. Striker is still developing its new product
lines, (which I will strongly promote Bi-metallic products).
During my time at Hoffman I did manage to produce 1 bi-metal coin. It was
the square 2500 Dinar for the 2006 Kurdistan set. The 2500 Dinar was a square
Bi-metallic piece. It had a copper "ring" with a brass center. It was posted
in the new releases at one time.
My new company has 2 bi-metallic items available.
First is a reproduction 1792 Silver center cent.
The other is a Rennisance Bi-metallic keytag/medal.
These are available through our website; http://www.striker-mfg.com/ , or
you can just email me and I can make arrangments.
6. The WBCC Bi-metallic Quiz Game #571...by Jack Hepler, USA
The Togolese Republic is located on the western coast of Africa. The official
language is French but several local languages are commonly used. The population
of this country is over 5 Million and the per capita income is about $380.
The country exports phosphates, cocoa, coffee, and cotton. In 2003, a bi-metallic
coin was released. Which animal is featured on this coin?
d. Water buffalo
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 #570
Burkina Faso (formerly Upper Volta) achieved independence from France in
1960. Repeated military coups during the 1970s and 1980s were followed by
multiparty elections in the early 1990s. Burkina Faso is a landlocked country
with a high population density and limited natural resources resulting in
poor economic prospects for the majority of its citizens. This country issued
a bi-metallic coin which featured a native animal and a bird. What
animal is featured on this coin?
d. Water buffalo
The correct answer for question #570 is c; Rhinoceros.
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 eight players
in game #569 and the winner was Bob Vanoost, WBCC member #341.
8. New Bi-, Tri-, or Tetra-metallic images...by Rod Sell, WBCC Webmaster
The new Bi-, Tri-, or Tetra-metallic image shown at:
* British Virgin Islands $5 Queen's Diamond Wedding
* Isle of Man 1 crown, Queen's Diamond Wedding
9. WBCC For Sale Pages...by Rod Sell, WBCC Sales Pages Provider
Our WBCC Sales page items listed can be seen at
Members are allowed to list up to 20 items for sale.
10 items can be changed each month. Sold items can also be replaced,
same as the changed items.
If sellers will let me know when items are sold. I will place a SOLD
to the items on the page.
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-, Tri-, and Tetra-metallics
and exchange knowledge about Bi-, Tri-, and Tetra-metallics
WBCC Webmaster: Rod Sell, Australia, email@example.com
WBCC Auction/Sales Pages Provider: Rod Sell, firstname.lastname@example.org
WBCC DoCu-Centre: Frans Dubois, Netherlands, email@example.com
WBCC Public Relations: Cliff Anderson, USA, firstname.lastname@example.org
WBCC Research Centre: Paul Baker, UK, email@example.com
WBCC Developement Centre: Jack Hepler, USA, firstname.lastname@example.org
WBCC Focal Point ANA Conventions: Ray Lockwood, USA, email@example.com
WBCC Focal Point: Martin Peeters, Netherlands, firstname.lastname@example.org
WBCC Website: http://wbcc-online.com
WBCC Web-Log: http://wbcc.web-log.nl/
The WBCC will attend the following future International events:
* 7th Northern Coin Event 2007, Saturday, September 15th 2007, Assen,
The Netherlands http://www.muntmanifestatie.nl
* International Coin Event 2007, Sunday, December 9th 2007, Herentals,
* The World Money Fair, February 1 to 3, 2008 in Berlin, Germany