Newsmail 612 Volume
13, May 3, 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. 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
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
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
5. Bi-metallic Fantasy Euro's from Italy....by Jose Luis Ramirez,
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,
I have get this Bi-metallic Fantasy Euro made of silver, it is from Latvia
7. Switzerland's Money Museum.........by Cliff Anderson,
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,
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:
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?
See this coin and others at the WBCC website: http://wbcc-online.com
Please send your answer to: firstname.lastname@example.org
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?
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
The new Bi-, Tri-, or Tetra-metallic images shown at:
* 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
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, email@example.com
WBCC Sales Pages Provider: Rod Sell, firstname.lastname@example.org
WBCC DoCu-Centre: Frans Dubois, Netherlands,
WBCC Public Relations: Cliff Anderson, USA,
WBCC Research Centre: Paul Baker, UK, email@example.com
WBCC Developement Centre: Jack Hepler, USA,
WBCC Focal Point ANA Conventions: Ray Lockwood,
WBCC Focal Point: Martin Peeters, Netherlands,
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,
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