Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club
Newsmail # 612
 

WBCC Newsmail 612 Volume 13, May 3, 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. A new WBCC member.......by Martin Peeters, WBCC Focal Point
We have a new member. Let me introduce him to you:
Name:Aditya Uday Kulkarni (WBCC member #456), India
Age: 18
Profession: Engineering student
Hobby: Collecting coins all over the world,especially Bi-metallic coins
Goal: To have coins from as many countries as possible,currently having coins from 94 countries and also coins from British India,Portuguese India and Hyderabad state coins
How did I know about the WBCC: Through fleur-de-coin website
 
2. Bi-metallic catalog........by Jose Luis Ramirez, Spain
Alfonso Saussol (WBCC member 315) and me have a new edition of our Bi-metallic catalog.
You can download from the Alfonso’s webpage (68 Mb) http://www.alfonso.saussol.name/catalogo/Catalogo%20de%20bimetalicas%20gratuito.pdf
--Remark WBCC: Loading the catalog will take a while, but it looks great !! Well done Alfonso and Jose !!
 
3. Bi-metallic 2 Dolar 208 from Canada.......by Frans Woons, Canada
Refering to WBCC Newsmail 605, Serge Pelletier did mention the 2 Dollar 2008 commemorate 400th anniversary of the City of Quebec.
  
4. Bi-metallic Fantasy Euro's from Corsica and Kosovo....by Jose Luis Ramirez, Spain
 I have obtained  Bi-metallic Fantasy Euro's from Corsica and Kosovo
 
5. Bi-metallic Fantasy Euro's from Italy....by Jose Luis Ramirez, Spain
I have obtained this Bi-metallioc Euro fantasy Euro from Italy, dated 1997. The obverse shows the tower of the city of Pisa.  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pisa_tower

6. Bi-metallic Fantasy Euro's from Latvia....by Jose Luis Ramirez, Spain
I have get this Bi-metallic Fantasy Euro made of silver, it is from Latvia
 
7. Switzerland's Money Museum.........by Cliff  Anderson, USA
Those of us WBCC members in the US know about the ANA (American Numismatic Association) and its very comprehensive website www.money.org. One of the many pages in that website presents the ANA's Money Museum in Colorado Springs, CO.
There are several, maybe many, other private museums dealing with money in the US. But I suspect not many of us American collectors know about another fascinating Money Museum in Zurich, Switzerland. 
The website of this Swiss Money Museum is found at www.moneymuseum.com. In both German and English, the website also has a large selection of interesting pages that deal with all of western money.  It indicates that the museum has been open since 2003 in Zurich.
But the most significant feature for us WBCC collectors is a Bi-metallic souvenir token that is offered to visitors!  The token is encased in a display card and dated 2004. It shows an eagle and the legend "macht und wandel des geldes", which may mean something like "power and change of the money". The display card contains the address and directions to this museum gem in Zurich.
I presume that our WBCC members in Europe aleady know about this marvelous museum.  But any of us can visit it online.
 
8. Bi-metallics in a interesting link...by Hans Bucek, Switzerland
Here is an interesting link with Bi-metallics in it:
http://www.hnz.hr/eng/frset/zlatne_srebrne_ostale_medalje_frm.htm
 
9. Bi-metallic Quiz Game #612...by Jack Hepler, USA
A Bi-metallic 10 Yuan of China was issued in 1999 to commemorate the country's 50th anniversary. Flying over the number "50" is a flock of birds. How many birds is in this flock?
a. Two
b. Four
c. Six
d. Eight
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 #611.
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?
a. Andorra
b. Argentina
c. Australia
d. Austria
The correct answer for question #611 is d; Austria.

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 six players in game #610 and the winner was Barry Murray WBCC member #411.
 
10. 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
* Switzerland Money Museum Medal
* Canada 2008 $2 400th Anniversary of Quebec 
* Latvia 1E 2003  fantasy 
* Italy 1E 1997  fantasy 
* Kosovo 2E 2008  fantasy 
* Corsica 2E 2008  fantasy

"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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