Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club
Newsmail # 614
 

WBCC Newsmail 614 Volume 13, May 17, 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: Emmanuel Bonsie (WBCC member #458), Ghana
Age: 41
Profession: Red Cross volunteer
Hobby: World coins and tokens including many Bi-and/or Tri-metallics
Goal: To collect all countries
Against: Bad traders
How did you know about the WBCC: On www.allnumis.com
--Remark WBCC Focal Point: Emmanuel is the first WBCC member from Ghana
 
2. WBCC Newsmail 617 till 620  by Martin Peeters, WBCC Focal Point
Because of my vacation WBCC Newsmail 617 till 620 to will be composed by Jack Hepler is the US.
 
3. Open Day of the Royal Dutch Mint...by Frans Dubois, WBCC Docu Centre
Traditional the Royal Dutch Mint has every year an "Open Day". This year the public can visit the Royal Dutch Mint in Utrecht on June 14. That day the 2008 dated coins of 1 and 2 euro will available. The WBCC will attend the open day with an own booth. Because of the vacation of Martin, I will be there together with WBCC membr Eelco Soeteman to show the activities of the WBCC.
 
4. Bi-metallic 100 Halala 2008, AH 1429, from Saudi Arabia...by David Rivera Alonso (via Wolfgang Schuster)
A new golden and silver color one riyal coins will come into circulation from Monday, said a Saudi Arabian Monetary Agency (SAMA) announcement Saturday.The head of the new coin will have a golden color with the emblem of two swords and the palm tree. The margin will  be silver color with the writing "The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah Bin Abdul Aziz Aal-Saud."The tails will have "One Riyal" inscribed in Arabic, while the margin will have a silver color with 'One Hundred Halala' written on the upper part. In the bottom, the year of the minting of the coin (1429 AH) will be written. The new coin will be available at all SAMA branches from Monday.
 
5. Canadian Bi-metallic MTT (municipal Trade Token)....by Cliff Anderson, USA
Found this Bi-metallic Canadian MTT on eBay: http://cgi.ebay.com:80/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=220233698892&ssPageName=ADME:B:SS:US:1123.
It is from Shelburne, ON, and was issued in 2004, celebrating 125 years of that town being founded in 1879. Note the interesting images and its legend, "a people's place, a change of pace".
The piece may seem unfamiliar to WBCC members since its image is not in the WBCC library pages (many of those Bi-metallic MTTs are in the WBCC library pages).  But it is not really new, since it was one of 145 Bi-metallic MTTs (that I know of) for Canadian towns, etc., issued by Eligi, out of Nepean, ON, Canada.  Their websites, www.eligi.ca/bonavita and www.eligi.ca, are interesting.
Though Canadian MTTs had been issued for many years (maybe as early as 1959), according to WBCC member Serge Pelletier, author of "A Compendium of Canadian Municipal Trade Tokens", Eligi, also known as Bonavita, began issuing their own innovative tokens in 1996 in a "variety of sizes, metals, shapes, demoninations and subjects", Bi-metallic and enamelled. Pelletier's Compendium indicates that the first of these Canadian MTT Bi-metallic tokens was issued in 2000. But I'm not aware that they have issued any new Bi-metallic MTTs since 2006. 
(By the way, this eBay item is a good buy at a starting price of $ .99, since its issue price in 2004 was the equivalent of $6.00 US.)
 
6. Encased in Ebay............by Paul Baker, UK
Saw in Ebay:
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=260238167431
Encased...."GOOD LUCK FROM CARTERS"
 
7. Encased piece found..........by Wolfgang Schuster, Austria
Found an Encased piece in:
http://oconnor.gs/oc/oconnor_tokens.html
 
8. Bi-metallic Quiz Game #614...by Jack Hepler, USA
The state of Coahuila de Zaragoza, Mexican Bi-metallic 100 Pesos, second series, shows some of the state's industry, wild life, architecture and products. Which agricultural product is featured on this Bi-metallic coin?
a. Grapes
b. Wheat
c. Cattle
d. Cotton
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 #613.
Somalia Tri-metallic 250 Shillings of 1998 show five species of birds. One species is of the family, Sturdinae. Which bird is this?
a. Spurfowl
b. Starling
c. Sunbird
d. Weaverbird
The correct answer for question #613 is b; Starling.

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 #612 and the winner was Meir Sapir, WBCC member #296.
 
9. 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
* Isle of Man 1994 Quarter Noble off centre reverse
* Sausi Arabia 2008 1 Riyal
* Canada, Shelburne  Ontario  MTT
 
10. My Bi-metallic offers........by Martin Peeters, Netherlands
In can offer the Vatican City UNC Euro set dated 2008
and the  Vatican City Proof Euro set dated 2008
If you have interest please E-mail 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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