Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club
Newsmail # 639
 

WBCC Newsmail 639 Volume 14, November 8, 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: MICOLLIER Steeve (WBCC member #466), France
Age: 30
Profession: Chemist
Hobby: World coins especially Bi- and/or Tri-metallics
Goal: To have pleasure collecting coins (and get all the multimetallic coins ;) )
Against: Expensive coins
How did I know about the WBCC: My friend Google
 
2. Bi-metallic 50 Tenge 2008 from Kazakhstan........by Francisco Pascual, Spain
Here is the new silver tantalium Bi-metallic 500 Tenge coin from Kazakhstan dated 2008 with gold plated moon:
For the 2006 issue look also at: http://www.nationalbank.kz/?uid=5DFE614C-802C-E8F0-EE67D9D61D179AEF&docid=432

3. Bi-metallic 2 dollar 2009 from Canada..by Frans Woons, Canada
Here images of the 2009 Canadian Bi-metallic $ 2 coin (“toony”).
 
4. Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2008 from Italy...by Max Aiello, Italy
Another delay for the Italian new Bi-metallic 2 Euro commemorative. The new issue date is now December 12th, 2008
 
5. Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2008 from Vatican City...by Martin Peeters, Netherlands
This week I received 5 pieces of the Vatican City 2 Euro 2008 commemorate Year of Paul. If you have interest in a piece, let me know at: wbcc@home.nl
 
6. Bi-metallic 2 Euro's from Luxembourg........by Rob Kooy, Netherlands
Have you already seen Luxembourg's recent re-issue of all 2 € commemoratives? Quality Proof only; quantity: 2,500 sets.
Most remarkable are the 2005 and 2006 coins. The originals showed the marks of the Finnish Mint; while the restrikes are showing the marks of the French Mint.
 
7. Bi-metallic 25 Pence 2008 from Stoltenhoff Island......by Wolfgang Schuster, Austria
A new set includes the 25p being Bi-metallic from Stoltenhoff Island, located next to Tristan da Cunha. Look at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stoltenhoff_Island
 
8. Bi-metallic 5 Somoni 2008 from Tajikistan....by Pabitra Saha, UK
Here is a picture of the Bi-metallic 5 Somoni of Tajikistan
 
9. Bi-metallic US President Obama token...by Jose Ramirez, Spain
Look at this Ebay auction:
http://cgi.ebay.es/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&item=370105215177
This medal is from a serie named “President of USA” made by BTN.
If you want to buy it directly for 5 Euro (only for Germany and Austria)
http://www.btn-muenzen.de/products/WELT/Praesidenten-der-USA/Barack-Obama--Erstausgabe-zur-Praesidentschaftswahl.html
 
10. Bi-metallic token from Poland...by Grzegorz Stateczny, Poland
Current information (hotel project token attached). Dec. 5 will be broadcast in Poland, token ( 7 Talarów Gdansk - bimetal) with the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the granting of the Nobel Prize Lech Walesa - Issue 20 thousand pieces. Bi-metallic (core - copper, ring - brass) 20 000 units, with a diameter of 27 mm

11. Bi-metallic question...by Bruce Tupholme, Portugal
I have just received in some used Bi-metallics from South Africa , do you have any gently way of claening them , I have tried many things but nothing works , thought maybe you might know of some better way?
--Remark WBCC Focal Point: Take a look at: http://www.hartberger.nl:80/hartberger/artikel_omschrijving.php?ARTIKELNR=l28097
It is a fluid special for Bi-metallic coins. It is made of Soap, Alcohol, wasser and nonIonian Surfactants (for more info: http://www.scienceinthebox.com/en_UK/glossary/surfactants_en.html )
 
Example 1:                        Before                                                                              After
Example 2:
                           Before                                                                  after
Before after
 
12. Bi-metallic Quiz Game #639........by Jack Hepler, USA
The Bi-metallic Two Pounds of the United Kingdom honors the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, China. One of the design elements includes a part of which member of he animal kingdom?
a. Columbiformes
b. Felidae
c. Equus Caballus
d. Homo Sapiens
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 #638
The Bi-metallic 100 Pesos of Mexico, Series I for the state of Chiapas hows the State Coat of Arms. The design includes a river gorge with liffs facing each other. On ne cliff is a lion facing a castle. The ther cliff shows a lion facing what appears to be a palm tree. What is the date of this coin?
a. 200
b. 2005
c. 200
d. 200
The correct answer for Quiz #638 is b.  2005.

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 #637 Quiz Game winner was Grzegorz Stateczny, WBCC member #462.

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
* Vatican 2008 2euro 
* Canada 2009 $2
* Luxembourg mint marks
* Kazakhstan 2008
* USA Barack Obama medal 
* Stoltenhoff Island 2008 25p 
* Russia 2008 10 Rouble Azov & Smolensk  

"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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