Bi-Metallic Collectors Club
Newsmail # 659
Newsmail 659 Volume 15, March 28, 2009
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
Dear WBCC members and non WBCC members,
The Super Quiz Question. Please read item 11.<>
1. WBCC and PR..........by Martin Peeters, WBCC Focal Point
The following I recived from Olivier Fournier, Président des "Amis de l'Euro"
I would like to inform you about our special “Bulletin Numismatique” about Les Amis de l’Euro and more especially about our trip in Berlin. One page of the “Bulletin Numismatique” deals with WBCC (page 13). http://www.amisdeleuro.org/BN/bn060.pdf
2. Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2009 from Slovakia....by Jacek Stącel, Poland
It is already shown occasional Bi-metallic 2 Euro from Slovakia. Issue of November 17. Published on the occasion of 20 anniversary of the battle for freedom and democracy.
3. Bi-metallic 2 Dollar 2009 from Canada...by Frans Woons, Canada
Here is an images of the Bi-metallic 2009 silver toony. Typically the Royal Canadian Mint strikes the toony in four qualities every year: In “proof” quality.<>>The coin consists of two pieces of metal: a sterling silver (92.5 % Ag + 7.5 % Cu, by weight) ring and a gold plated sterling silver plug (gold is found on the obverse, reverse, and edge). The “proof” coin is usually part of the “proof” set.
In “specimen” quality”. In base metals. Part of a “specimen” set.
In the quality “uncirculated”. In base metals. Part of an “uncirculated” set.
In the quality “business strike”. In base metals. For circulation.
There is a deviation from the usual pattern in several years
4. Bi-metallic 5 Zloty 2009 from Poland...by Jacek Stącel, Poland
Here is a scan of the 5 Zloty 2009 from Poland
5. Bi-metallic 10 Rupees from India........by Muralee Kumar, India
As per Reserve Bank Of India circular soon 2 new Circulation Bi-metallic 10 Rupees coins with the themes Unity In Diversity&Connectivity&Information Technology will be issued soon.The coins will weigh 7.71gm and a diameter of 27 Millimeters.The outer Ring is of Aluminium Bronze and core of Cupro-nickel. The exact date of issue is not specified.
6. Bi-metallic MTT from Poland..........by Stanislaw Bulawski, Poland
Here is a scan of a new Bi-metalic token from city Krakow
Bi-metallic medal from South-Korea.....by Allen Kwon, South-Korea
8. Bi-metallic from Czech Republic in Ebay...by Martin Peeters, Netherlands
One doesn't see this often, the Bi-metallic 2500 Korun 2004 Czech Republic 2500K Gold-Silver
9. Bi-metallic in Ebay...by Martin Peeters, Netherlands
Never saw this before:
10. Bi-metallic Quiz Game #659...........by Jack Hepler, USA
the plant produced for more people in the world than any other
grain. This plant is in the grass family of the genus Oryza and is
raised for food in all continents except Antarctica. What
countryproduced a Bi-metallic coin in 1996 to honor the production of
11. The Super Quiz Question..... by Jack Hepler, USA
The SUPER Bi-metallic QQ, which stands for Super Bi-metallic Quiz Question, is the brainchild of Hans Bucek. It has been suggested at various times, in various places but the concept came together following the 2009 Berlin World Money Fair. The idea is to create questions that require some study, research, knowledge or closer examination of a Bi-metallic coin. These are planned to be challenging questions and will only be created once each month for inclusion in the WBCC Newsmails for that month.
Correct answers will be given greater credit (three points versus one point for the weekly question) and added to the tally each month. For example; Player Joe correctly answers each of the weekly questions for the month and also correctly answers the SUPER Bi-metallic QQ. Thus he gets four (or five) points plus three for a total of seven (or eight). If Player Joe only answers the weekly questions he gets four points while Player Bill, who only played the SUPER QQ gets three points. So Joe wins the special award. But if Bill answered one of the weekly questions plus the SUPER QQ (four points total), he gets the special award because he took on the more challenging question. The special award will be a Certificate from the WBCC Focal Point, awarded only to the monthly winner. A second award will warrant anadditional prize.
The question for March 2009 is:
Super QQ #001. In 1994, Argentina introduced a Bi-metallic One Peso coin for general circulation. In 1995, these pesos were minted in three other countries for use in Argentina. One of these mints produced large quantities of coins with an error, and these coins were put into circulation along with the correct coins. What was the error and which country produced these coins? (Die rotation is not considered an error for the purpose of this question)
12. New Bi-, Tri-, or Tetra-metallic images...by Rod Sell, WBCC Webmaster
The new Bi-, Tri-, or Tetra-metallic images shown at:
* 2009 Slovakia 2 Euro.
* Korean Bimetallic 2000 Nonghyup Bank Medal
* Poland token from Tomaszow Lubelski
* Austrian Medal
* Poland token from Krakow
"See you" next week,
Martin Peeters, Focal Point of the Worldwide Bi-metallic Collectors Club
The Worldwide Bi-metallic Collectors Club (WBCC) was
established September 14, 1996 and is the very first Worldwide
Collectors Club using the Internet.
The WBCC will attend the following future International
* Open Day of the Royal Dutch Mint, Saterday June 13, 2009, Utrecht, The Netherlands http://en.knm.nl
* 9th Northern Coin Event 2009, Saturday September 19, 2009, Assen, The Netherlands, http://www.muntmanifestatie.nl
* 6th Coin Event Numismatica Herentals, Sunday December 13, 2009, Herentals Belgium, http://www.numismatica-herentals.be
* 39th World Money Fair, January 29 to 31, 2010 in Berlin, Germany