Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club
Newsmail #572
 

WBCC Newsmail 572 Volume 12, July 28, 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 member. Let me introduce him to you:
Name:  Fernando Uyaguari (WBCC member #434), Ecuador
Webpage: http://members.tripod.com/~numisecu
Age: 31
Profession: Software Engineer
Hobby: Bi- and/or Tri-metallic coins of the world. Ecuadorian Coins and s.XX Spanish Coins
Goal: To reach the circulated bimetallic coins of the World. I don’t collect commemorative coins.
How did you know about the WBCC: Google
--Remark WBCC Focal Point: Fernando is the first WBCC member from Ecuador
 
2. Bi-metallic Mexico 100 Pesos 2007 - Sinaloa , Frans Dubois, Netherlands
Here is a picture of the Bi-metallic 100 Pesos 2007 Mexican States collection 2: Sinaloa
 
3. Bi-metallic offer in Ebay........by Jose Luis Ramirez, Spain
Look at this auction:  http://cgi.ebay.es/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&ih=014&sspagename=STRK%3AMEWA%3AIT&viewitem=&item=330149329107&rd=1&rd=1
It’s a fantasy Bi-metallic Euro, I have got it much cheap than this one.
--Remark WBCC Focal Foint: The right picture is very simular to the official 40 year Rome Treaty Euro's, but it isn't
 
4. Bi-metallic Euro's from Luxembourg.......by Rob Kooy, Netherlands
French Monnaie de Paris have failed to represent their mintmark and privy mark correctly on the Luxembourgish 2007 Bi-metallic 1 € and 2 € coins of the standard series.
They obviously have overlooked the fact that both marks on these coins are incuse. As a result both marks are appearing inversed (mirrored) on these coins. The privy mark is mirrored along its vertical axis, while the mintmark is mirrored along its lenght-axis.
Here are:
a) The privy mark and mintmark as they should have appeared on both coins.
b) and c) Both marks as they in fact are appearing on these coins.
d) An (enlarged) scan showing the details.
The thing that amazes most is that the French obviously went "off the rails", while the same coins in earlier years have been minted by the Dutch Mint and the Finnish Mint. Neither one seemingly had any problem whatsoever in representing their marks in a correct way even if incuse.
 
6. The WBCC Bi-metallic Quiz Game #572...by Jack Hepler, USA
The pitahaya - Acanthocereus pentagonus, Acanthocereus tetragonus cactus may be found in the southwestern United States and northern Mexico. It has edible fruit, often as large as a peach or lemon with bright red juice. "Lugar de Pitahayas" is the legend on a Bi-metallic 100 Pesos of Mexico. Which Mexican state chose to recognize this cactus fruit on a Bi-metallic coin?
a.  Chihuahua
b.  Durango
c.  Potosi
d.  Sinaloa
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 #571
The Togolese Republic is located on the western coast of Africa. In 2003, a Bbi-metallic coin was released. Which animal is featured on this coin?
a.  Antelope
b.  Elephant
c.  Rhinoceros
d.  Water buffalo
The correct answer for question #571 is b; Elephant.

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 nine players in game #570 and the winner was Michael Doran, WBCC member #74.

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
* Vatican 2007 Treaty of Rome Fantasy
 
9. WBCC For Sale Pages...by Rod Sell, WBCC Sales Pages Provider
I have listed new item in our WBCC Sales page.
Items listed 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.

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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-, Tri-, and Tetra-metallics and exchange knowledge about Bi-, Tri-, and Tetra-metallics

WBCC Organisation:
WBCC Webmaster: Rod Sell, Australia, rodsell@rodsell.com
WBCC Auction/Sales Pages Provider: Rod Sell, rodsell@rodsell.com
WBCC DoCu-Centre: Frans Dubois, Netherlands, dubois.f@wxs.nl
WBCC Public Relations: Cliff Anderson, USA, cliff38@earthlink.net
WBCC Research Centre: Paul Baker, UK, 85@wbcc.fsnet.co.uk
WBCC Developement Centre: Jack Hepler, USA, heplerj@juno.com
WBCC Focal Point ANA Conventions: Ray Lockwood, USA, sunrayofmarion@aol.com
WBCC Focal Point: Martin Peeters, Netherlands, wbcc@home.nl
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, Belgium  http://www.numismatica-herentals.be

* The World Money Fair, February 1 to 3, 2008 in Berlin, Germany
http://www.worldmoneyfair.ch/wmf/english/index.html

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