Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club
Newsmail # 664
 

WBCC Newsmail 664 Volume 15, May 2, 2009
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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. A new WBCC member.......by Martin Peeters, WBCC Focal Point
 <>We have a new WBCC member. Let me introduce him to you:
 

Name: Daniel Extremeño García (WBCC member #485), Spain

Age 47

Profession: Administrative

Hobby: Bi-metallic coins

Goal: Interchange coins with other people

How did I know about the WBCC: The Internet

 
2. Bi-metallic 10 Rupees from India...........by and Rony Ghose and Wolfgang Schuster
With the launch of new 10 Rupee coins a new era of Bi-metallic coins has started in India. The India Government mint after several years of testing finally released its first Bi-metallic coin with the 'information technology' design. Although the launch was delayed from the original intended Diwali release date (2nd October 2008), the coin dated 2008 has received positive response from both the collector community in home and abroad. 
 
Of the earlier minted 'unity in diversity' (=crossdesign bimetallic10 Rupees so far only very few specimens have been available, which were offered as patterns, but this cross design Bb-imetallic 10 Rupee was also released this year. So far dates 2005, 2006 and 2007 with mintmark dot (=Noida Mint) can be confirmed, possibly other years/mintmarks will show up. The design is still much discussed in India and widely rejected as it resembles a (christian) cross.
 
 
There also will be a commemorative Bb-imetallic10 Rupees coin dated 2008 commemorating the ter-centenary of Gur-Ta -Gaddi, which only will be available in the set. Bookings for the set has already started, the release is expected later this year.  http://203.76.168.43/India/store/broadllyne_viewItem.asp?idProduct=29
 
 
 
3. Bi-metallic token from Russia....by Stanislav Souslov, Russia
I've found this Bi-metallic token here in Russia.
May be it's some kind of amusement or gambling token. Women's head very similar to these tokens:
So, may be it's originally Russian token?

 

4. Bi-metallic MTT's from Poland....by Stanislaw Bulawski, Poland

Here are scans 2 new Bi-metallic MTT's  from the Polich city Miastko. Diameter 27 mm, ring = brass, center = CupperNickel. 15.000 pieces issued.
* 7 Rummeli 2009 Wild boar

* 7 Rummeli 2009 Fox

 

5. Bi-metallic Medals from Korea.....by Allen Kwon, South-Korea
Korea Mint(KOMSCO) had issued twice coin set included Bi-metallic medal for only internal staff at 2001 and 2002 year.
(2001 medal)
Observe design is one child dressed Korean traditional clothes. Reserve is the building of Currency Museum.

(2002 medal)
Observe design is two deers. Deer symbolizes good, peace, luck and long lift in Korea.
Reserve is emblem of Korea Mint.

 

6. Bi-metallic in Ebay (1)...by Martin Peeters, Netherlands

A Bi-metallic piece you don't see often in Ebay;

http://cgi.ebay.nl/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=400046662112

ROMANIA 100 LEI BIMETALLIC 1996 PATTERN RARE OLYMPICS

7. Bi-metallic in Ebay (2)...by Martin Peeters, Netherlands

2 Bi-metallic pieces you don't see often in Ebay;

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=200337312194

and

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=200337312569

Strasbourg 5 and 500 Ecu 1995 Expo Industrie & Comm

 

8. Bi-metallic Quiz Game #664...........by Jack Hepler, USA

Which Bi-metallic coin won the Best Trade Coin honors at the Coin Of The Year Awards at the 2009 World Money Fair in Berlin?
a. Austria, 2 Euro 2007
b. Belgium, 2 Euro 2008
c. Italy, 2 Euro 2007
d. Portugal, 2 Euro 2008
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 #663
A deer is incorporated in the design of several of the Bi-metallic 100 Pesos commemoratives produced by Mexico. Deer may be found in nearly all of the Mexican states, but the deer is NOT found in the design of which of the following states Coat of Arms?
a. Baja
b. Baja Sur
c. Sinaloa
d. Yucatan
The correct answer to Bi-metallic Quiz Game question #663 is a. AND b.; Baja and Baja Sur.


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 #662 Quiz Game winner is Tom Galway WBCC member #68. There were 14 players in this game.

 

9. The Super Quiz Question 3..... by Jack Hepler, USA

The Tree of Life is portrayed on the Bi-metallic one and two Euro of France. How many leaves are shown on the Tree of Life and what is the significance of that number? Give the designer's name and nationality.

Answer to Super QQ #002.

There are two Euro issuing countries with names that appear similar. These 2 countries are geographically separated by another Euro issuing country.
A: What are the names of the 2 countries?
B: What is on the regular issue of the 2 Euro Bi-metallic coin of the
country in between and what is the significance of that image?

Answer. The two countries with names that appear similar are Slovenia and Slovakia. Austria is the Euro issuing country in between. Bertha von Suttner appears on the regular issue of the Austrian 2 Euro. She won the Nobel Peace prize.


Here is a picture of WBCC member Gabor Toth of Hungary, the March Super Quiz #1 winner with his Certificate

10. New Bi-, Tri-, or Tetra-metallic images...by Rod Sell, WBCC Webmaster
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The new Bi-, Tri-, or Tetra-metallic images shown at:
http://wbcc-online.com/new-releases/new-images.html
* Korean 2001 & 2002 Currency Museum medals
* Fortuna Amusement token
* Poland 2MTTs from Miastko
* India 2005 10 rupee
* Korean 2006 Stamp Exhibition Medal


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:

* 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

 
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