Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club
Newsmail #594
 

WBCC Newsmail 594 Volume 12, December 29, 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. New WBCC member.......by Martin Peeters, WBCC Focal Point
We have a new member. Let me introduce him to you
Name: Herzberg, Hilmar Jobst (WBCC member #449), Germany
Age: 44
Profession: Owning a coin Import-Export Company
Hobby: World coins and tokens including many Bi- and/or Tri-metallics
Goal: Supplying the enthusiast collector with new and/or rare
Against: Fhantasie issues by private companies and the editors from Krause Mishler catalogues, who ignore all kind of advice and correction
 
2. Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2008 from Slovenia...by Martin Peeters, Netherlands
Here is the design for the Slovenia Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2008 commemorate 500 anniversary Primož Trubar
 
3. Bi-metallic 3 Euro 2008 from Slovenia........by Martin Peeters, Netherlands
Slovenia will issue a Bi-metallic 3 Euro in 2008 commemorate the EU presidency
 
4. Bi-metallic 2 Dollar 2008 from Canada...by Frans Woons, Canada
Here is a picture of the Bi-metallic 2 Dollar 2008 from Canada.
 
5. Bi-metallic tokens from Ukraine...by Michael Kaplan, USA
Here are some Bi-metallic tokens from the Ukraine
First one commemorates 5-year anniversary of the Mint. This token was originally made for inclusion into 2003 mint sets. The sets were not produced, so the tokens were lying around in storage until recently, when they decided to sell them.
Next Bi-metallic token dated 2004 with a bulding on one side and a symbol of the hryvnya on the other marks "Day of the Worker of the National Bank."
And third a Bi-metallic token with a big "10" commemorates 10-year anniv. of the development of the Mint and the banknote printing factory.
The second and third tokens were issued in small quantities.
 
6. Bi-metallic Euro nations series #5..... by Cliff Anderson, USA
The last 4 weeks have shown 8 of several images of Bi-metallic silver and gold proof commemorative pieces, issued by "Het Nederlandsche Muntenhuis":  http://www.muntenhuis.nl
For this week, the following 2 pieces are for Ireland and France.
The top third of the Irish piece shows a building and statue (in Dublin?) and the racehorse probably symbolizing the Irish Sweepstakes.  As with the previous pieces, the middle section shows Irish versions of euro coins and the 2005 10 euro piece for "The Hamilton Year of Science".  You can recognize the significance of the "Guinness" image for the famous Irish beer, but I can only guess what the other rural images represent:  the Devil's Causeway (which I thought was in Northern Ireland), and someone reclining on a rock (maybe a poet?). 
The French icons include Notre Dame, the  Eiffel Tower, the French image of "Marianne" appearing on French coins and currency, and the Arc de Triomph.  Besides the French versions of the euro coins, also in the middle section is a 50 euro piece from 2002.  And the scenes on the bottom may be Ceres sowing seeds on the left, seashore rock formations, and Napoleon and the Bastille. 
I would certainly welcome corrections or clarifications from members.
 
7. Bi-metallic Quiz Game #594.......by Jack Hepler, USA
Switzerland commemorated the great day of festivity for the children of the Engadina, the Chalandamarz, issuing a Bi-metallic 5 Francs in 2003. What kind of instrument are the four children playing represented on the obverse? (Question suggested by Max Aiello)
a. Trumpet
b. Drum with mallets
c. Bell
d. Bone flute
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 #593.
The latest Bi-metallic 10 Baht released by Thailand, commemorates the 24th running of the Southeast Asia Games (SEA). Included in the design of this coin is a cartoon character or stylized image of an animal. What animal is this?
a.  Snake
b.  Elephant
c.  Water Buffalo
d.  Cat.
The correct answer for question #593 is d; Cat.

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 nine players in game #592 and the winner was Max Aiello WBCC member #73.
 
8. New Bi-, Tri-, or Tetra-metallic images...by Rod Sell, WBCC Webmaster
The new Bi-, Tri-, or Tetra-metallic images shown at:
http://wbcc-online.com/new-releases/new-images.html
* Canada 2008 uncirculated 2 dollar
* Ukraine Mint Tokens
* Europa Medals from Ireland and France
* Slovenia 2008 3e bimetallic
* Slovenia 2008 2e bimetallic
 
9. TWOB-59...by Martin Peeters, Netherlands
The World Of Bi-metallics (TWOB) catalog issue #59 will be ready on January 1st 2008, and will be send by E-mail as an attached Excel file.

"See you" next week,
Martin Peeters, Focal Point of the Worldwide Bi-metallic Collectors Club
wbcc@home.nl
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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 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:

* The World Money Fair, February 1 to 3, 2008 in Berlin, Germany
http://www.worldmoneyfair.ch/wmf/english/index.html

* The 8th Northern Coin Event 2008, Saturday, September 20th, 2008, Assen, The Netherlands http://www.muntmanifestatie.nl

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