Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club
Newsmail # 638
 

WBCC Newsmail 638 Volume 14, November 1, 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. New WBCC member.......by Martin Peeters, WBCC Focal Point
We have a new member. Let me introduce him to you:
Name: Marcos Oscar Guidi (WBCC member #465), Argentina
Age: 22
Profession: student
Hobby: World coins especially Bi- and/or Tri-metallics
How did I know about the WBCC: surfing in the web
 
2. Bi-metallic production....by Sean Moffatt (President Moffatt & Co.), USA
I wanted to share with the WBCC some production pictures from some recent Bi-metallic orders we have produced. We make the blanks in house from strip. We blank rim, and pierce the rings. We blank and rim with a special locking groove the centers. We then stake (assemble) the pieces. We then run the blanks through the coining press automatically. Please let me know if you need any further information. I have an agreement with the client not to disclose which coins these are, but they are shown on the WBCC web site.
--Remark WBCC Focal Point: You can read more about Moffat and Co in: http://www.moffattandco.com/About_Us.html
 
3. Bi-metallic 5 Pesos 2008 from Mexico (1)...........by Fran Pascual, Spain
Here are the first three coins of the new Mexican commemorative Bi-metallic 5 pesos series. During 2008, then more coins will be issued for circulation.
(see below)
 
4. Bi-metallic 5 Pesos 2008 from Mexico (2)...........by Alex Zlotin, USA
Here are the first 10 coins of the new Nexican Bi-metallic 5 peso commemorative coin series. There will be 37 coins in total, minted in 2008-2010.
http://www.banxico.org.mx/billetesymonedas/didactico/monedas_FabCaractHis/mon_conmemorativas/mon_independencia.html
http://www.banxico.org.mx/billetesymonedas/didactico/monedas_FabCaractHis/mon_conmemorativas/mon_revolucion.html
 
5. Bi-metallic 10 Roubles from Russia.......by Jacel Stacel, Poland
Up 2 x Bi-metallic 10 rubles in 2008 . Series: Wooden Old City of Russia : Azov , Smolensk . Issue date 1 November 2008
 
6. Bi-metallic 10 Leva 2008 from Bulgaria (1)....by Pabitra Saha, UK
The Bulgarian National Bank announced Friday it is to put in circulation a new Bi-metallic commemorative coin. The coin commemorates the singer "Nikolay Gyaurov" and is part of the „Renowned Bulgarian Voices" series. The 10 Leva Bi-metallic coin will be in circulation on October 27, BNB announced
 
7. Bi-metallic 10 Leva 2008 from Bulgaria (2).....by Zdravko Bosnjak, Croatia
Trying to order 10 Leva coins from Bulgaria Mint I got from they information about new 10 Leva coin. It is Nikolaj Gaurov from Serie Celebrated  Bulgarian Voices. The Famous Bulgarians. Coin picture you can see on my web zdravko.tk

8. Bi-metallics 10 Leva 2008 from Bulgaria (3).........by Zdravko Bosnjak, Croatia
As I could not find this very nice coins on e-bay, I writte e-mail to Bulgaria Mint about posibility to order they. I got answer that I can order they with prices 28 to 39 Euro. You can write e-mail on ivanova.gcm@abv.bg There are two Series of coins, Celebrated  Bulgarian Voices and The Treasures of Bulgaria. Picture of coins you can see on my web zdravko.tk

9. Bi-metallic Toronto Transit Commission token............by Paul Baker, UK
From a coin dealer I recently got a an example of the small (16.5mm  diameter) token that can be seen at the top of the page...ttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toronto_Transit_Commission_fares
It is a Bi-metallic token from Canada issued by the Toronto Transit Commission. Here is a description...Obverse - core - central "TTC" monogram with "Toronto Transit" above-around and "Commission" below-around. Reverse - core - central logo/shield (with tiny "OC" directly below) with "Valid For" above-around and "One Fare" below-around. On both sides the Brass coloured ring has just a pattern of deep swirls. The core looks like it might be Aluminium. Diameter 16.5mm, egde - alternate milled/plain sections. Has anyone else got one of these tokens ? Has anyone even used one ?
 
10. Bi-metallic transit token...........by Cliff Anderson, USA
This unusual token is Bi-metallic, not as a concentric, but because of its steel strip.
Several other US tokens have this same bimetallic strip construction:   2 in Pennsylvania, and one each in Massachusetts, New York City, and the St. Petersburg, FL, Sunshine Skyway Bridge.
This one is described in the 1996 Atwood-Coffee catalog as FL 630B:  "Orlando-Orange County Expressway Authority (double pointed arrow), East-West Expressway Token [outline of orange], 4mm stainless steel strip thru token, and reeded edge".  The catalog value of this obsolete token is placed at $3.50. 
The Orlando–Orange County Expressway Authority (OOCEA) has been in existence since 1963 in Orlando, FL, and it continues to administrate what was originally called the "Martin Andersen Bee Line Expressway" and later the “East-West Expressway”, but now it consists of a 92 mile road net servicing the Orlando, Kennedy Space Center and Cape Canaveral areas of central Florida.  See its websites at www.expresswayauthority.com and www.oocea.com.
Though there is no information available about the dates these tokens were used, the OOCEA has been using an electronic “E-Pass” to collect tolls since 1994.  So those tokens must be at least 15 years old – they were considered to be “obsolete” when the catalog was published in 1996.
This bimetallic token cannot be found through internet searching, so it should be considered to be fairly rare. 
This piece can be ordered from the following person:
Bryan Rice, P. O. Box 951, Zellwood, FL 32798-0951
email:  ricekrisb@mindspring.com (be prepared to sign in to his email account)
Because this piece is both bimetallic and a transit token, I believe that not only WBCC members will be interested, but also members of the American Vecturist Association.
 
11. Bi-metallic Fantasy Euro's from Turkey...by Grzegorz Stateczny, Poland
Here are pictures of Turkey fantasy Bi-metALLIC 3 Euro.
 
12. Bi-metallic tokens from Brasil.......by Martin Peeters, Netherlands

Saw in Ebay in an offer 5 Bi-metallic tokens from Brasil
http://cgi.ebay.com:80/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=290271010785
(But the price is high!!)
 
13. Bi-metallic Quiz Game #638........by Jack Hepler, USA
The Bi-metallic 100 Pesos of Mexico, Series I for the state of Chiapas shows the State Coat of Arms. The design includes a river gorge with cliffs facing each other. On one cliff is a lion facing a castle. The other cliff shows a lion facing what appears to be a palm tree. What is the date of this coin?
a. 2003
b. 2005
c. 2007
d. 2006
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 #637
The Bi-metallic Two Dolares of the Galapagos Islands shows the image of a cormorant, one of the unique varieties of birds and animals living on these islands. Cormorants are common in other parts of the world. What is the unique feature of Galapagos Island cormorants?
a. It hates water
b. It loves water
c. Flightless
d. It hates fish
The correct answer for Quiz #637 is c.  Flightless.

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. The #636 Quiz Game winner was Cees van der Hulst, WBCC member #63. There were again only six players in this game. The odds of winning are very good and I have some very nice shiny, uncirculated Bi-metallic prizes for players.
 
14. 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
* USA Minneapolis St. Paul token  
* Mexico 2008 5 Pesos
* East West Expressway Florida
* Slovakia 2008 farewell to the Crown  
* Producing bimetallics at the Moffat Mint 
* Bulgaria 2008 10 Lewa
 
15. My Bi-metallic offers...by Grzegorz Stateczny, Poland
The pictures of the first set of Slovak eurocoins (including the Bi-metallic 1 and 2 Euro). We offer you to see the first pictures of planned first set of Slovak eurocoins 2009 that will be issued and offered for sale in January 2009. Total mintage FDC: 188 000 pcs, mintage proof like: 8 000 pcs; Farewell to the Slovak crown We also offer you to see the the pictures of the upcoming coin set 2008 Farewell to the Slovak crown, which will be issued in November 2008. The mintage of the coin set is 37000 pcs BU, 4000 pcs proof like

"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:

* 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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