Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club
Newsmail #575
 

WBCC Newsmail 575 Volume 12, August 18, 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: Istaven Lukacs (WBCC member #436), Hungary
Age: 63
Profession: Electric engineer, designer for automation of the chemical industry flows
Hobby: Collecting of the hungarian coins and banknote, and the Bi- and Tri-metallic coins of the world
Goal: Gather the possible Bi- and Tri-metallic coins
Against: Damage of the old coin (e.g. a ring on the coin for using as a medallion)
How did you know about the WBCC: From my acquitance, earlier collegue and WBCC member GaborToth
 
2. Bi-metallic error from Italy in Ebay...........by Martin Peeters, Netherlands
Saw in Ebay:
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=220139577745
a Bi-metallic 500 Lire error from Italy

3. Bi-metallic error from Germany in Ebay...........by Martin Peeters, Netherlands
Saw in Ebay:
http://cgi.ebay.com:80/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=220139575810
a Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2002 Off Centre from Germany
 
4. Bi-metallic from Middle Earth...by Joel Anderson, USA
A few months ago the Shire Post Mint released a Bi-metallic Kaster from the Kingdom of Gondor. Gondor is a mythical kingdom based on the Lord of the Rings books. The Obverse features the King Eleussar bearing the banner of Arwen and the reverse shows the ancient kings of Argonnath holding a shield bearing a White Tree. The coin is dated the first year of the fourth age of Middle Earth. The coin was issued to commemorate the first flowering of the White Tree in the courtyard of the king. The coin approximately 39mm in diameter, 5mm thick and weighs approximately 36 grams. It has a bright copper ring surrounding a silver plug and is stuck in high relief.
Since then the mint has ceased production of Middle Earth coins due to legal problem. I have a few pieces available for $48 each plus postage. Please E-mail ,e at joel@joelscoins.com if you are interested.
 
5. The WBCC Bi-metallic Quiz Game #575.......by Jack Hepler, USA
Mexico began issuing Bi-metallic 100 Pesos coins in 2003 that honored each of the 32 states and Federal District of Mexico. The first series of coins (32) featured the states' coat of arms. The coat of arms of which state listed below, contains the image of what appears to be a shark on the coin but according to some sources, is tuna?
a.  Puebla
b.  Sinaloa
c.  Sonora
d.  Federal District
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 #574
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
The correct answer for question #574 is b; Peru.
WBCC Quiz Game Prize
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 11 players in game #573 and the winner was Bob Vanoost, WBCC member #341.

6. 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
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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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