WBCC Newsmail 592 Volume
December 15, 2007
with help from
members of the
Bi-metallic Collectors Club
and weekly published by:
Point of the WBCC
Past Newsmails can be found at http://www.wbcc-online.com/newsmail/wbccnews.html
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. New WBCC members.......by Martin Peeters, WBCC Focal Point
We have 2 new members. Let me introduce them to you
Name: Santi Ponglertsakul (WBCC member #447), Thailand
Hobby: World coins and tokens including many Bi- and/or Tri-metallics
How did I know about the WBCC: Frans Dubois
Name: Jerry Adams (WBCC member #448), USA
Hobby: Trade tokens, Bi-metallic and otherwise
Against: Clad coinage
How did I know about the WBCC: from Graeme Petterwood of Tasmania, Australia
--Remark WBCC Jack Hepler: Jerry was the minter was the Penny
Press Mint, operated by WBCC Member #329, Kelly Finnegan.
2. Bi-metallic commemoratives 2 Euro's...by Alex Zlotin, Canada
In the latest WBCC Newsmail #591 included a link to a page which lists Bi-metallic
2 Euro commemorative issues. I have two more links to 2 euro pages:
The second link is the best one as it contains most detailed information
including mintages and upcoming issues. An excellent resource.
-- Remark WBCC Focal Point: Wikipedia gives also information about
the Euro and the Euro Countries:
3. My Personal Bi-metallic token....by Jerry Adams, USA
The Bi-metallic token I had struck in Utah, USA by “Penny Press Mint” about
a year ago.
I had about 200 struck and have just ordered another 200 struck from the
same dies. They make good “calling cards” when I attend a bourse for tokens,
or coins, when I meet a dealer I want to remember me. I also have cardboard
business cards to hand out, and I have had about 4 encased cents struck,
and one encased 5 cent coin (USA). The five cent (nickel) encasement is a
brass encasement. The others are all aluminum and have CUSTOM obverse and
CUSTOM reverse dies both.
My main collecting interest is “trade tokens” of the USA and in particular
western trade tokens, such as Texas, New Mexico, Colorado, Oklahoma, Kansas.
I also collect coins. I am just now starting to learn how to collect ancient
coins, i.e. Roman coins. Since I am 60 years old, some may consider that
too late to learn a new collecting area, but not me. I try to broaden my
interests each year and try new things each year, in the matter of my collection.
One year I participated in my first “live floor auction” and have done so
again each year. One year I wrote my first article for a magazine on tokens.
I try to do two or three new things each year to make life interesting.
4. Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2007 from Finland.........by Jacek Stacel,
New 2 € Finland Commemorate 90 years independence
5. Bi-metallic Euro's 2008 from Vatican Citi...by Martin Peeters,
According a folder of UFN (Ufficio Filatelico E Numismatico) of the Vatican
city in 2008 the following Bi-metallic Euro's will be struck:
* UNC Euro set 2008
* Proof Euro set 2008
* 2 Euro 2008 commemorate Saint Paul
Issue date not known yet
6. Bi-metallic from Argentina.......by Claudio Revello, Argentina
Here are images of reverses of Bi-metallic 1$ 2006 and 2007 (the obverse
is the same)
and 1995 ¿error?:
little part of external ring on center on reverse, obverse normal.
No data about mintage on 2006/2007 1$, and was minted by Sociedad del Estado
Casa de Moneda (Argentina) with similar characteristic that another years.
7. Bi-metallic Euro nations series #3..... by Cliff Anderson, USA
The last 2 weeks have shown 4 of several images of bi-metallic silver and
gold proof commemorative pieces, issued by "Het Nederlandsche Muntenhuis":
to be confused with the Royal Dutch Mint).
The pieces for the two nations shown this week are for Netherlands and Spain.
The images in the Dutch piece show (from the top down) the famous buildings
and statues in Holland, 6 images of the Netherlands' new euro coins plus
a new golden piece, and then on the bottom, other dutch images, which of
course would alwasy include the windmill.
The Spanish piece similarly shows famous buldings and icons, the Escorial
(?), spires of the Barcelona cathedral, and Don Quixote and Sancha Panza
The 6 new Spanish euro coin images surround the 2002 400 euro golden coin
(I cannot read the name of the person honored).
And the bottom tier shows an archway, river scene and a bull (maybe in a
8. Encased offer...........by Jack Hepler, USA
Here is an advertisement found in the local newspaper. If anyone would like
to order one of these medallions, they can contact me and I'll fill their
orders. E-mail me at: firstname.lastname@example.org
9. Bi-metallic Quiz Game #592.......by Jack Hepler, USA
A Bi-metallic coin dated 2006 was produced by a clever Belgian coin dealer,
and appears to be an official issue by the government of Senegal but is not
legal tender. Senegal is one of several countries that comprise a Western
African Monetary Union. One side of the coin shows a map of the region of
Africa which includes Senegal. What animal is superimposed on that map?
Please send your answer to: email@example.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 #591.
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?
The correct answer for question #591 is c; Lion (or Snow Leopard
according to some sources)
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 #590 and the winner was Tom Galway WBCC member #68.
10. New Bi-, Tri-, or Tetra-metallic images...by Rod Sell, WBCC
The new Bi-, Tri-, or Tetra-metallic image shown at:
* Argentine off centre 1 peso coins
* Private token of new member Jerry Adams
* Finland 2007 2E
* Europa Medals from Netherlands & Spain
* Mexico 2007 Zacatecas 100 Peso
* Senegal 2006 6000 CFA private issue
* Europa Medals from Austria & Finland
* Finland Nurmi Medal
* Canada 2008 gold inlay $15 Year of the Rat
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
WBCC Sales Pages Provider: Rod Sell, email@example.com
WBCC DoCu-Centre: Frans Dubois, Netherlands, firstname.lastname@example.org
WBCC Public Relations: Cliff Anderson, USA, email@example.com
WBCC Research Centre: Paul Baker, UK, firstname.lastname@example.org
WBCC Developement Centre: Jack Hepler, USA, email@example.com
WBCC Focal Point ANA Conventions: Ray Lockwood, USA, firstname.lastname@example.org
WBCC Focal Point: Martin Peeters, Netherlands, email@example.com
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