Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club
Newsmail #577
 

WBCC Newsmail 577 Volume 12, Sepetmber 1, 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: Frederico Pereira (WBCC member #439), Portugal
Profession: retiree
Hobby - Euro coins and circulating bi or tri-metalics coins of the world
 
2. WBCC member meets WBCC member...by Cliff Anderson, USA
WBCC members Hans Bucek and Cliff Anderson conferring over coins with champagne. Anderson was graciously hosted by Bucek and his family in Dornach, Switzerland, in July.
 
3. Bi-metallic 10 bath from Thailand.............by Frans Dubois
The last commemorative Bi-metallic 10 bath from Thailand commemorates the 75th Birthday of H.R.H.Queen. This is 49th Bi-metallic 10 bath coin from Thailand which makes Thailand one of the most poulair countries for collectors of Bi-metallic coins!
 
4. Bi-metallic (free) catalog...by Jose Luis Ramirez, Spain
Available now a catalig of B-metallic coins of the world in PDF, 2007. Spannish language, Colored pictures, descriptions of Bi-metallic coins of the world.
Name: Catalog of B-metallicas coins of the world (catalogo de monedas B-metallics
Year: 2007, 2nd Edition
Pages: 212
Format: PDF
Language: Spanish
Delivery: free (by e-mail or download link)
You can add this link http://www.alfonso.saussol.name/catalogo/Catalogo%20de%20bimetalicas%20gratuito.pdf
The WBCC members and all collectors that need it can download (57 MB) the catalog free, remember is not for sale.

5. Bi-metallic from India...by Muralee Kumar, India
At last after much waiting a Bi-metallic coin from India will materialise soon.It was announced  in Indian Parliament that a Rupees10 Bi-metallic coin will be issued soon. The outer ring will be of Aluminium Bronze and the core will be Cupro-Nickel.Weight,diametre etc.is not known.It was in 2004 the announcement regarding issue of bi-metallic coin appeared in print media.It will be a happy moment for Bi-metallic collectors from India like myself that at last we can also offer something to our fellow collectors.
 
6. Bi-metallic commorative 2 Euro's.....by Martin Peeters, Netherlands
The following official European Union link gives an overview of all Bi-metallic commemoratives 2 Euro pieces from 2004 till 2007:
http://ec.europa.eu/economy_finance/euro/notes_and_coins/commemorative_coins_en.htm

7. The WBCC Bi-metallic Quiz Game #577.......by Jack Hepler, USA
The European red squirrel (Sciurus vulgaris) is a species of tree squirrel. Red squirrels are tree-dwelling omnivorous rodents (they eat just about anything) that are frequently found throughout Eurasia.  In Britain, however, it is endangered due to the introduction of the eastern grey squirrel from North America. An image of the red squirrel appears on the Bi-metallic coin of which country?
a.  Andorra
b.  France
c.  Italy
d.  Russia
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 #576
Nine coats of arms appear on the Bi-metallic coins of Austria issued before 2002. An image of the eagle appears on four of those Coats of Arms. How many images of an eagle may be seen on these Bi-metallic coins?
a.  Four
b.  Six
c.  Eight
d.  Ten
The correct answer for question #576 is c; eight.

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 seven players in game #575 and the winner was Bob Vanoost, WBCC member #341.

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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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