WBCC Newsmail 591 Volume
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members of the
Bi-metallic Collectors Club
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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. Visiting a Internation Coin Event....by Martin Peeters, WBCC
Tomorrow, December 9, Frans Dubois and I will attend the International Coin
Event 2007 in the Belgium City Herentals. We will have an own Booth. So maybe
we can meet.
2. Bi-metallic 2 Pound 2007 from Gibraltar.......by Paul Baker,
. one can read:
--Quote: The Diamond Wedding First Day Coin Cover In November, The Queen
and Prince Philip will celebrate 60 years of marriage, a truly extraordinary
feat that has never been achieved by any other British monarch. Commemorate
a Royal First! To pay homage to this special milestone, The Diamond Wedding
First Day Coin Cover pays tribute with a set of six Royal Mail UK stamps.
Postmarked on the First Day of Issue, this new cover also features a unique
£2 commemorative coin presented on a cachet of the Royal couple waving
from their balcony. Available at a reduced price with a £5.00 saving,
this is a fantastic opportunity to own a slice of history that will be ideal
to keep as a genuine piece of royal memorabilia. Edition limit just 19,500
worldwide. Product Specifications Size of cover: 190 x 127mm Coin Diameter:
28.4mm Edition Limit: 19,500 Postmarked: 16th October 2007 Coin country of
issue: Gibraltar --Unquote
3. Bi-metallic 2 Pound 2006 from Gibraltar.......by Jose Luis Ramirez,
I have seen this coin in Ebay Gibraltar 2 Pounds 2006 Battle of Trafalgar.
I have know the coin dated 2005, but this one dated 2006 is new for me. Its
real this coin? I don’t know if is listed in the TWOB, I have received the
last version (TWOB-56) in January
4. Bi-metallic 10 Baht 2007 from Thailand...by Jack Hepler (via
Santi Audykann), USA
We have new 10 baht Bi-metallic coins, “24th SEA Games 2007”
5. Bi-metallic commemoratives 2 Euro's...by Martin Peeters, Netherlands
Each member state of the Eurosystem can issue a €2 commemorative coin once
a year. These coins have the same features and properties and the same common
side as normal €2 coins. What makes them different is their commemorative
design on the national side. Only the €2 denomination can be used for commemorative
coins. They are legal tender throughout the euro area, that means they can
be used – and must be accepted – just like any other euro coin. If you would
like to learn more about these special coins, please click on the link below.
The list starts with 2004 because the very first euro coin of this kind was
issued in 2004 by Greece to commemorate the Olympic Games in Athens.
It is very confusing how many commemoratives Bi-metallic 2 Euro's are made.
The ECB (European Central Bank) has a very usefull webpage:
Now it is all clear !
6. Bi-metallic Euro nations series #2..... by Cliff Anderson, USA
Last week appeared the first of several images of an advertised a Bi-metallic
silver and gold proof commemorative piece for Monaco.
At that time I said that it appeared that these items may have come from
the Dutch Mint, since the advertisement card said "Het Nederlandsche Muntenhuis".
That was wrong. As pointed out by WBCC member Rob Kooy, "the
company selling these privately produced items [is] http://www.muntenhuis.nl.
As you can see on the Royal Dutch Mint's official website http://www.knm.nl
they have nothing to do with these medals." Thanks to Kooy for that
The pieces for the two nations shown this week are for Austria and Finland.
The images in the Austrian piece show (from the top down) the famous buildings
in Vienna including the Karlkirche, St. Stephen's Cathedral, and the Heldenplatz,
and 6 images of Austria's new euro coins plus the new 50 euro piece, and
then musical instruments and Alpine hikers and flowers.
The Finnish piece similarly shows famous buldings and statues, the national
flag and rampant lion, 6 euro coins amd its 100 euro coin, winter landscape
and ice crystals, plus a running figure representing the Helsinki Olympics
in 1952. (The famous "flying Finn", Paavo Nurmi, was also featured on a separate
Finnish bimetallic medal in 2003, commemorating Nurmi's marathon victory
at the 1920 Antwerp Olympics.)
7. Bi-metallic Inlay from Canada...by by Jose Luis Ramirez, Spain
There is available in the Royal Canadian Mint web this coin. 5 Dollars 2008,
Chinese Calendar: Year of the Rat
The image is taken from this Spanish website
8. Bi-metallic Quiz Game #591.......by Jack Hepler, USA
In 2003, Russia issued a series of four Bi-metallic coins to honor Russian
cities. Above the skyline design of the city of Pskov appears a coat of arms.
What animal appears on this shield or coat of arms?
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 #590.
San Marino issued a Bi-metallic 500 Lire coin in 1982. The coin shows a tractor
and two men with one man kneeling and pointing to the ground. What organization
was honored on this coin?
b. Green Peace
c. The United Nations
d. International Boy Scouts
The correct answer for question #590 is a; FAO.
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 eight players
in game #589 and the winner was Meir Sapir WBCC member #296.
9. New Bi-, Tri-, or Tetra-metallic images...by Rod Sell, WBCC Webmaster
The new Bi-, Tri-, or Tetra-metallic image shown at:
* Thailand 2007 10 baht South East Asian Games
* Germany 2008 2 Euro. Image from European Central Bank
* Latvia 2007 1 lats
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 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:
* International Coin Event 2007, Sunday, December 9th 2007, Herentals,
* The World Money Fair, February 1 to 3, 2008 in Berlin, Germany
* The 8th Northern Coin Event 2008, Saturday, September 20th, 2008,
Assen, The Netherlands http://www.muntmanifestatie.nl