Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club
Newsmail # 605
 

WBCC Newsmail 605 Volume 13, March 15, 2008
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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. Bi-metallic 2 Dollar 2008 from Canada,,,by Serge Pelletier, Canada
The Royal Canadian Mint announced last week that it will be striking a circulating commemorative B-metallic 2-dollar piece for the 400th anniversary of the City of Quebec. It will be relased in May 2008. Only 6 million pieces will be struck. The majority of these pieces will be distributed in Eastern Canada (the provinces of Quebec, Ontario and New Brunswcik)
 
2. Bi-metallic 5 Euro 2008 from Finland...by Gerhard Schoen, Germany
The following Press Release I received:
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PRESS RELEASE
11.3.2008
*Anniversary of Finnish science and research is celebrated with the minting of a collector coin*
Tapio Kettunen won the design competition
*This year, the Finnish Academy of Science and Letters as well as Helsinki University of Technology celebrate their 100-year anniversary. In honour of this event a bimetallic collector coin is minted. The Collector Coin Committee set by the Finnish Ministry of Finance arranged a public competition for the designing of the coin and Tapio Kettunen’s proposal “Läpimurto – vihdoinkin uutta valoa” (“Breakthrough – new light at last”) emerged as the winner. *
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COLLECTOR COIN COMMITTEE
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3. Bi-metallic 3 Euro 2009 from Slovenia...by Gerhard Schoen, Germany
By decision of the Republic of Slovenia on March 7, next year, Slovenia will issue a ringed Bi-metallic 3 Euro 2009 coin on the Centennial of Motorized Flight over Slovenia.
 
4. Bi-metallic 10 Zloty 208 from Poland....by Pat Clay, USA
Saw in:
http://www.nbp.pl/homen.aspx?f=en/banknoty/kolekcjonerskie/2008/pekin_10zl_kula_en.html
Something a little more unusual - I don't think this is a feature which will make it to circulation!
 
5. Bi-metallic 500 Pesos from Colombia.....by Frans Woons, Canada
Here a scan of the Colombia Bi-metallic 500 Pesos 2006 error coin (obverse and reverse).  I’ve tried to demonstrate the orientation of obverse in relation to reverse with a yellow strip of paper.  I hope it is clear that the orientation is almost of the “medal alignment” type.  One of the dies rotated almost 180º.  The bit with the coloured piece of paper is not my idea...  I’ve seen it before used by other people.I hope this acceptable and that you can work with it.  You might want to trim a bit of both images; of all four sides.
 
6. Bi-metallic Quiz Game #605...by Jack Hepler, USA
The Coat of Arms of the State of Sinaloa may be found on the Bi-metallic 100 Pesos of Mexico dated 2004. It contains many symbols of the state's history and natural resources. Which animal appears within the Coat of Arms?
a. Horse
b. Lion
c. Cow
d. Deer
See this coin and others at the WBCC website:  http://wbcc-online.com
Please send your answer to: heplerj@juno.com 

Answer to Bi-metallic Quiz Game question #604.
An interesting series of Tri-metallic coins were produced between 1998 and 2001 by the Romanian mint and attributed to The Republic of Somalia. Among the topics in the series were animals, birds, famous ships and famous people. The reverse of each of these 250 Shilling coins is the same and shows the Coat of Arms of Somalia. Which animal is shown on the Somali Coat of Arms?
a. Cheetah
b. Jaguar
c. Leopard
d. Lion
The correct answer for question #604 is c; Leopard.

WBCC Quiz Game Prize
A Bi-metallic prize will be awarded for the correct answer. 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 #603 and the winner was Daniel Raby WBCC member #451.
 
7. 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
* Colombia 2006 500 peso with rotated reverse
 
8. My Bi-metallic offer(1)...by Jack Hepler, USA
I have some extra, circulated Bi-metallic Los Angeles transportation tokens for any member interested in obtaining them. The cost is one Dollar in the US or one Euro for European members. That includes
postage. If you are interested, please Email me at: heplerj@juno.com
 
9. My Bi-metallic offer (2)...by Martin Peeters, Netherlands
If you have interest in the Vatican City B-metallic 2 Euro 2007 commemorate 80 Birthday of the Pope Benedict XVI , please contact me at: wbcc@home.nl

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

* The World Money Fair, February 6 to 8, 2009 in Berlin, Germany
http://www.worldmoneyfair.ch/wmf/english/index.html

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