Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club
Newsmail # 642
 

WBCC Newsmail 642 Volume 14, November 29, 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: Alejandro Weimar (WBCC member #469), Nicaragua
Age:19
Profession: Student
Hobby: Circulating Bi- and/or Tri-metallic coins of the world
How did I know about the WBCC: In the internet. Searching web pages.
--Remark WBCC Focal Point: Alejandro is the very first WBCC member from Nicaragua
 
2. Bi-metallic 5 Dollar from British Virgin Islands....by Manuel Gonzalez, Spain
Now you can see images 5 Bi-metallic pieces from British Virgin Islands commemorating Olympics in web of Munzenzentrum. British Virgin Islands 5 Dollar dated 2008 and 2009. http://www.muenzenzentrum.com/Produkte/index_intro.html
You can find them: Muenzen aller welt -> Neue Münzen aus aller Welt ab 1945 -> Shop ->Länder I-O -> Jungferninseln

3. Bi-metallic 10 Franken 2009 from Switzerland...by Antonio Mateo, Spain
Here is a picture of the Bi-metallic 10 Franken 2009
The red deer, also known as “the King of the forest”, was nearly made extinct around 1850 by eliminating its natural habitat. Today, it lives in national parks during the summer months and spends winter on the sunny hillsides of Engadin, Münstertal and Vinschgau valleys. Since their foundation in 1914 animals have a protected habitat in the Swiss National Parks. Its the oldest natural park and relishes a great international kudos due to his severely protection provisions
 
4. Bi-metallic casino tokens on Ebay.......by Paul Baker, UK
This week I noticed a few lots on Ebay.fr that included one or two Bi-metallic pieces....
http://cgi.ebay.fr/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=200274974821
"LOT 3 JETONS CASINOS MACHINES A SOUS DE FOURAS"
This lot comprises of 3 pieces - 2, 1 and 0.50 Euro - the 2E is bi-metallic.

http://cgi.ebay.fr/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=200274973357
"LOT 3 JETONS CASINOS MACHINES A SOUS DE CHATELAILLON"
This lot comprises of 3 pieces - 2, 1 and 0.50 Euro - the 2E is bi-metallic.

http://cgi.ebay.fr/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=290277621787
"8 Jetons Casino"
This lot comprises of 8 different pieces and Casino du Boulou - including 2
pieces of a bi-metallic 2 euro token type. This sort of tokjen is fairly
easy to find on Ebay.fr but not in many other internet places.
 
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=260321008517
TLC TOUCHLESS LOVING CARWASH CAR WASH BIMETALLIC TOKEN
 
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=260321000985
MADI'S & ASHLEIGH'S CAR WASH CARWASH TOKEN BIMETALLIC

5. Bi-metallic Quiz Game #642........by Jack Hepler, USA
There 43 designs of the Bi-metallic Dollar of Micronesia dated 2004. All but one show the image of a US President. The first coin listed in The World of Bi-metallic catalog edited by Martin Peeters, shows the image of Joseph Urusemal on the obverse, who was not a US President. On the reverse is the image of a sprouting coconut. How many fronds are shown on that coconut?
a. 2
b. 4
c. 6
d. 8
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 #641
The 2003 Armenian 500 Dram pictures an eagle and lion holding a shield. The shield design incorporates the symbols of wheat and olive representing the Armenian principles of goodwill and peace. In addition to these symbols, the upper right portion of the shield shows a bird that represents the Armenian Royal House of the Arsacids. What bird is this?
a. Dove
b. Rooster
c. Double headed eagle
d. Falcon
The correct answer for Quiz #641 is c.  Double-headed eagle.

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 #640 Quiz Game winner was Andres Rossi, WBCC member #370.
 
6. 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
* Canada $5 2008 with gold inlay
* British Virgin Islands Olympic bimetallics
 
7. TWOB-62..........by Martin Peeters, WBCC Focal Point
The World Of Bi-metallics (TWOB) catalog issue #62 will be ready on December 1st 2008, and will be send by E-mail as an attached Excel file

"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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