Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club
Newsmail #574
 

WBCC Newsmail 574 Volume 12, August 11, 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:Radhames P.Diaz (WBCC member #435), Dominican Republic
Age: 30
Profession: Lawyer
Hobby: World coins especially Bi- and/or Tri-metallics
How did you know about the WBCC: I know about WBCC in the internet.
--Remark WBCC Focal Point: Radhames is the first WBCC member from the Dominican Republic
 
2. Bi-metallic Fantasy Euro from Finland...by Jose Ramirez, Spain
I have got this Bi-metallic Fantasy Euro's Finland, dated 2007. This design was used the first time in coins dated 2003, and now appear coins dated in 1997. I have seen that this coin are selled in Ebay with legal tender Euro coins from Finland.

3. Bi-metallic 3 Euro from Slovenia...by Frans Dubois, Netherlands
January 2008 Slovenia will be President of the EU after Portugal(von Portugal). For this fact Slovenia will issue a special bimetallic 3 euro the first special bimetallic for 2008
Material: 75% Cu und 25% Ni, outer part alloy: 78% Cu, 20% Zn and 2% Ni
Weight: 9 g
Diameter: 28 mm
Originaltitel: Predsedovanju Evropski uniji in zbirateljski kovanec 2008
Mintage total 200.000 pieces
There will be 3 qualities.
- 150.000 pieces in BU
- 48.000 pieces in UNC
- 2.000 pieces in Proof
Information from:
http://www.numismatico.de/viewtopic.php?t=9035&sid=fa6a695ad945d4fe3e08365aefc32179
 
4. Bi-metallic medal from Vatican City...by Jose Ramirez, Spain
I have got these two Bi-metallic medals from Vatican City.
The first one shows Benedict XVI and John Paul II,
The other one conmemorates the 80th anniversary of Benedict XVI.
 
5. Bi-metallic error in Ebay...........by Martin Peeters, Netherlands
In http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=230159507553
Saw an offer for an error Bi-metallic 100 Pesos dated 2005
 
6. The WBCC Bi-metallic Quiz Game #574.......by Jack Hepler, USA
Quinine is a very powerful drug used in the treatment of malaria. It is also used as a flavoring in some drinks such as tonic water. Quinine is obtained from the Cinchona Tree. Which country has produced Bi-metallic coins which show the Cinchona Tree in the country's coat of arms?
a.  Paraguay
b.  Peru
c.  Philippines
d.  Poland
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 #573
The Sokol is a bird of prey and was incorporated as a symbol on a Bi-metallic coin. Which country has the image of a Sokol bird on a 2005 Bi-metallic coin?
a.  Czech Republic
b.  Russia
c.  Slovakia
d.  Slovenia
The correct answer for question #573 is d; Slovenia.

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 #572 and the winner was Michael Ayrapetov, WBCC member #8.

6. 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 medal showing Popes John Paul and Benedict
* Vatican medal for Pope Benedict's 80th Birthday
* Finland 1997 Fantasy
* Thailand 2007 10 baht The Queen's 75th Birthday
* Mexico 2007 Sonora 100 Peso
 
8. WBCC For Sale Pages...by Rod Sell, WBCC Sales Pages Provider
Do you have any spare bi-metallics that you would like to sell.
If you do, just email the details to rodsell@rodsell.com and I will add them  to our "FOR SALE" page.
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
 
9. My offer in WBCC For Sales pages..by Martin Peeters, Netherlands
In the WBCC Sales pages I offer the 2007 UNC Euro set with the Bi-merallic 1 ans 2 Euro 2007 from Vatican City.

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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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