Newsmail 611 Volume
13, April 26, 2008
with help from
members of the
Worldwide Bi-metallic Collectors
and weekly published
Focal 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,
the World of Bi, Tri and Quad-metallics. I hope you
this week's issue of the
1. Bi-metallic 5 Rand 2008 from South Africa...by Paul Baker,
one could read the following:
New R5 coin to honour Madiba Mandela will turn 90 on July 18
April 17, 2008, 13:45
A R5 coin to be issued this year will honour former President Nelson
Mandela's 90th birthday, which is on July 18. Cabinet has announced that it
approved the design change for the 2008 R5 coin at its meeting yesterday.
The major international 90th birthday event - the latest 46664 concert -
will be held at Hyde Park in London on June 27, while the annual 46664 World
Aids Day concert will be held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on 29 November. Will
Smith is tapped to host the celebration, and confirmed performers include
Stevie wonder, Annie Lennox, Razorlight and Keane.
U2, the Spice Girls and Sir Paul McCartney could join them as well as Eminem.
Should Eminem agree to perform it would be his first major concert appearance
since his self-imposed retirement in 2005. However, on his birthday, Madiba
will be with his family at his home in Qunu, Eastern Cape, to celebrate privately.
The event is expected to draw a crowd of 45 000 music fans, and special
guests will include Princes William and Harry, former US President Bill Clinton
and his wife Hillary, who is currently running to become the next President.
The concert will come 20 years after the "Free Mandela" concert at London's
Wembley Stadium. - edited by Tanja Bencun
According Sandy de Kock of the South African Mint she wrote me:
It will be a Bi-metallic coin. No picture avalable yet. The dies must still
be modelled and made and then the manufacturing of the coins can take place.
We had to wait for approval from Cabinet before we could start the process.
2. Bi-metallic 500 Tolarjev from Slovenia in Ebay...by Martin Peeters,
In Ebay I saw offer of all the Bi-metallic Slovenia 500 Tolarjev pieces,
from 2002 to 2006. The auctions ends on April 26. Nice pictures though.
a. World champion ship in football 2002 in Korea/Japan
b. Stylized whealchair
c. 150th anniversary of birth - mathematision Jurij Vega
d. Commemorate 100 years Slovanian Sokol Assiciation
e. Commemorate 250 years birth Anton Tomaž Linhart
3. Bi-metallic 5 Ecu 1995 from Strassbrourg in Ebay...by Martin
Also in Ebay the nice 5 Ecu 1995 from Strassbourg, only 3000 pieces made.
This auction also ends on April 26.
4. Bi-metallic Quiz Game #611...by Jack Hepler, USA
Groups of animals, birds and fish often have peculiar names. A large group
of fish is called a School, a group of lions is called a Pride. Often the
names are strange; a group of crows is called a Murder but a group of crocodiles
is called a float. A group of geese may go by two names; a V if in flight
or a gaggle if on the ground. Which country incorporated geese in the design
of a Bi-metallic coin?
See this coin and others at the WBCC website: http://wbcc-online.com
Please send your answer to: email@example.com
Answer to Bi-metallic Quiz Game question #610.
A cornucopia or Horn of Plenty appears in the design of Bi-metallic coins
of Peru and one coin of Russia; 10 Roubles with the Ministry of Economic Development
crest or emblem, dated 2002. The Russian coin shows the cornucopia in the
talon, or claws of a two-headed eagle. What symbol is held in the other talon
of the eagle?
a. Thunderbolt or Lightning
b. Olive Branch
The correct answer for question #610 is c; Caduceus.
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 nine players in game #609 and the winner was
Bob Vanoost WBCC member #341.
"See you"next week,
Martin Peeters, Focal Point of the Worldwide Bi-metallic Collectors
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
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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,
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