Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club
Newsmail # 643
 

WBCC Newsmail 643 Volume 14, December 6, 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. WBCC at the 5th Coin Event Numismatica, Belgium........by Martin Peeters, WBCC Focal Point
Together with Frans Dubois, I will be at the  5th Coin Event Numismatica Herentals, December 14, 2008, Herentals Belgium, http://www.numismatica-herentals.be
Like last year the WBCC will have its own booth. If you attend this event please visit the WBCC booth and you will receive a surprise !!
 
2. Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2009 from Germany........by Martin Peeters, Netherlands
During the World Money Fair 2009 in Berlin, the German Mint will introduce their 2 Euro 2009 commemorate Saarland and depicting the Ludwigchurch.
 
3. Bi-metallic 5 hryvnia 2008 from Ukraine...by Jacek Stacel, Poland
A new Bi-metallic 5 hryvnia 2008 from Ukraine.  Denomination - hryvnia 5 , Weight - g 9,4, Diameter - mm 28,0, Mintage - pieces 45.000,  Issue date - 01.12. 2008
Delivered on the occasion of: 140 anniversary of the Ukrainian Association named Taras Shevchenko
 
4. Bi-metallic 500 Yen 2008 from Japan...by Michael Ayrapetov, USA
In Website of Japan Mint I found information about "Japan 47 Prefectures coin progam" (47 100 Yen coins and 47 500 Yen Bi-metallic coins).
Informatiom and common reverse of Bi-metallic 500 Yen can be seen at:
http://www.mint.go.jp/eng/coin/international/prefecture/index.html
Obverse design of first Bi-metallic 500 Yen Hokkaido can be seen at:
http://www.mint.go.jp/eng/coin/international/prefecture/hokkaido.html
 
5. Bi-metallic Rarities from China.........by Martin Peeters, Netherlands
Saw in Ebay some rarities (Maybe you have some pocketmoney left !!):
http://cgi.ebay.nl/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=330290955345
Price: 25.000 US$
and
http://cgi.ebay.nl/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=230311457864
Price 24.500
 
6. Bi-metallic Nevada Silver Tokens........by Ken Potter, USA
A long time ago I promised that I'd send upgraded images of the Nevada Brothel Token Silver Strikes If you want to just copy and paste them from my site feel free.
They are all here: http://koinpro.tripod.com/BarsMedalsRounds/AdultPagesEnterPage.htm
 
7. Bi-metallic MTT's from Poland...by Gregorz Stateczny, Poland
In the area of Zakopane in the period from 20 December 2008 to 4 January 2009 issue will be Zakopianskich pounds.
Data: Bi-metallic, 27mm, the core of alpaca, Brass MS63 island. Obverse: 90 years of the Republic of Zakopane
Rewerse 1: CHALET - 5000szt
Rewerse 2: Giewont - 5000szt
10,000 units for the two models.
Promotional Campaign organizer, the producer and the issuer is MINT LEBSKA.
 
8. Bi-metallic medal from Germany.......by Martin Peeters, Netherlands
From the company Sir Rowland Hill ( http://www.srh-ltd.com/index.htm ,not in English language) I received an offer for a Bi-metallic medal commemorate 20 Years united Germany and 20 Years Wall Open. Cost: 2 Euro
 
9. Bi-metallic Quiz Game #643........by Jack Hepler, USA
On some 2002 Bi-metallic 2 Euro coins of Greece, a small "S" is incuse in a star. These coins were minted in a country other than Greece. In which country were these coins minted?
a. Sweden
b. Switzerland
c. Slovakia
d. Spain
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 #642
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
The correct answer for Quiz #642 is b.  Four.

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 #641 Quiz Game winner was Gabor Toth, WBCC member #80.
 
10. 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
* Poland 2008 medals
* Germany, Berlin wall 20th Anniversary medal 
* Ukraine 2008 5 hrivnia
* Switzerland 2009 10 franc

"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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