Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club
Newsmail # 624
 

WBCC Newsmail 624 Volume 13, July 26, 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 from India........by Wolfgang Schuster, Austria
Here is a picture of an indian Bi-metallic Pattern 10 Rupee 2006. For one side the 2 rupee image was used. Weight is 7.7g and plain edge
 
2. Bi-metallic 20 Bolivares 1989 from Venuzuela (2)........by Sean Moffatt, USA
I noticed in WBCC last weeks Newsmail 623 a picture of a Venezuela 20 Bolivar Bi-metallic. It is mis-labled as a Bolivia issue in the Newsmail. But, this is the coin I sent you a partial picture of and wrote an article about back around Feburary 1998 after I had a visit from a Deutsche Nickel sales representitive Jochen Heuermann. He had some of these trial strikes with him but was not allowed to give them out. I found the sales brochure with the picture I sent that I received from him (see attached scan, the 20 bolivar is in the lowest picture box near the bottom left), and I actually found my notes from the sales meeting that took place in January '98 inside the brochure. These 20 Bolivars were patterns, at the time of the visit there were only 5 - 10 pieces in existance. Apparently they were never released. The text below the bust on the coin is Espanol for pattern or trial. It is very interesting to me that one or some of these pieces may of got out into  the market place
 
3. Bi-metallic in Ebay...by Martin Peeters, Netherlands
The following Bi-metallic I saw in:
http://cgi.ebay.com:80/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=370070551453
 
4. Bi-metallic from Russia...by by Jose Luis Ramirez, Spain
Look at the plan for 2009 Russian coins
http://www.cbr.ru/eng/bank-notes_coins/memorable_coins/plan.asp?Y=2009

5. Tri-metallic medal from Vatican City....by Jose Luis Ramirez, Spain
I have obtained this medal from vatican City. I have in my collection two medals like this Atomium European Parlament I have seen a medal with Adenauer and De Gaulle.
 
6. Bi-metallic medals from Italy...by Max Aiello, Italy
The "Istituto Poligrafico e Zecca dello Stato" (the Italian Mint) issued a series of four bimetallic medals commemorating the XVII Mint Director Conference in Madrid 1-7 June 1992.
The medals were produced in titanium according to the experimental research of Tecnofinish Rosler Srl, Verres Spa and Titania Spa.
Obverse:
Reproduction of Verres Castle and around "ISTITUTO POLIGRAFICO E ZECCA DELLO STATO - TECNOFINISH - ROSLER - VERRES - TITANIA"
Reverse:
Mark of the Mint Directors Conference and around "MADRID 1-7 JUNE 1992"
Metals:
1st medal
Outside ring: Titanium finish 2 - Inner disk: Aluminiun Bronze (Bronzital)
2nd medal
Outside ring: Titanium finish 10 - Inner disk: Silver 986
3rd medal
Outside ring: Aluminium Bronze - Inner disk: Titanium finish 2
4th medal
Outside ring: Copper Nickel - Inner disk: Titanium finish 10
Outside ring external diameter: mm 27,90
Inner disk diameter: mm 19,50
Author:  Eugenio Driutti
 
7. Bi-metallic Fantasy Euro's from San Marino...by Jose Luis Ramirez, Spain
A new fantasy coin from Treaty of Rome. This time from San Marino.
 
8. Bi-metallic Fantasy Euro's from Malta..by Jose Luis Ramirez, Spain
I have obtained the medal showed in the item 5 of the WBCC newsmail 616 Diameter: 26,0 mm Weight: 13,25 gr. Mintage: 20.000 medals The two coins showed are 1 Euro 2008 and 1 Maltese Lira KM 99, the last coin in Maltese currency.
 
9. Bi-metallic Fantasy Eiro's from Estland...by Jose Luis Ramirez, Spain
I have obtained these coins from Estland, from Europ series dated 2006.The reverse don’t have the map of the country like the other coins from this serie, the coins have the arms of Estland.
 
10. Bi-metallic Fantasy Euro's from Isle Of Man...by Jose Luis Ramirez, Spain
I have obtained these coins from a set, Europ series dated 2006
 
11. Bi-metallics from Alderney........by Jose Luis Ramirez, Spain
New coins from Alderney in Ebay:
http://cgi.ebay.es/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=110272772719
 
http://cgi.ebay.es/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=160263828208
 
http://cgi.ebay.es/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=160263828890
 
http://cgi.ebay.es/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=160263829397

12. Bi-metallic Quiz Game #624........temporary by Hans Bucek, Switzerland
The Bi-metallic 500 Italian Lire 1999 (European Parliament) has a lot of stars on it. If you count obverse and reverse, how many stars are there?
a 6
b 12
c 19
d 20
Please send your answer to: wbcc@home.nl
 
Answer to Bi-metallic Quiz Game question #623
Ukraine issued in 2000, a Bi-metallic 5 Hryven (or Grivni) coin, welcoming the 3rd millennium. The coin shows 3 interlocked 1/3 circle segments What is the name of this geometric figure?
a. Triskelion
b. Tripod
c. Triquetra
d. Trimerang
The correct answer is: c. Triquetra
 
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 6 players in game #623 and the winner was WBCC member .Istvan Kukacs
Price is a blanc Bi-metallic

 
13. 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
* Korea 2003 1 won
* Germany Helmut Kohn medal 
* Vatican trimetallic medal 
* San Marino fantasy 2007 Treaty of Rome 2 Euro 
* Malta 2008 medal 
* Isle of Man 2006 fantasy europs  
* Fantasy Alderney 1 pound, Governors of Hong Kong 
* Gaming token 
* India 2006 pattern 10 rupee
 
14. My Bi-metallic offers.........byYossi Barzelay, Israel
I'm selling the following Bi-metallic coins from Vatican
Vatican City Y/MS 109, Euro set 2003
Vatican City Y/MS 110, Euro set 2004
Vatican City Y/MS 111, Euro set 2005
Vatican City Y/MS, Euro set 2006
Vatican City Y/MS, Euro set 2007
Vatican City Y/MS 374, 2 Euro 2005
Vatican City Y/MS, 2 Euro 2006
If you have interest please contact me at: ybarzelay@yahoo.com
 
15. My Bi-metallic offer...by Bruce Tupholme, Portugal
have for WBCC members available on a limited basis the new Mandela 90th Birthday coin for $14.99 (EUR9.48) each, If you have interest please E-mail me at: bruce.tupholme@gmail.com

"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

* 5th Coin Event Numismatica Herentals, December 14, 2008, Herentals Belgium, http://www.numismatica-herentals.be

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

 
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